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News Releases
21 August 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Jeff Legault has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice. Previously, Mr. Legault was a partner with Reed Smith in New York.
News Releases
21 August 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, has been named a finalist in 12 categories of the Americas Tax Awards 2014 sponsored by International Tax Review. The annual awards recognize the most innovative tax transactional, structuring, litigation and transfer-pricing work done in North and South America in 2013-2014.
Media Coverage
19 August 2014
The Texas Lawbook (subscription required)
Corporate & Securities partner Thomas Moore, Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Mike Lennon and Real Estate partner Neil Wasserstrom (all Houston) are quoted in an article reporting on the arrival of Thomas at the firm.
Media Coverage
19 August 2014
Compliance Week (subscription required)
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Kelly Kramer (Washington DC) is quoted in an article discussing effective compliance programs.
Media Coverage
19 August 2014
AFK Insider
Government & Global Trade senior advisor Toby Moffett (Washington DC) in an article discussing the debate over whether the US Export-Import Bank should continue to exist.
News Releases
19 August 2014
Nine Mayer Brown lawyers have been named “Best Lawyers 2015 Lawyers of the Year” in their respective categories and office cities. Overall, Best Lawyers’ 2015 edition listed 171 US-based Mayer Brown lawyers in 70 practice categories.
Media Coverage
19 August 2014
ICIS News (subscription required)
In an interview feature, Energy partner Jose Valera (Houston) discusses how Mexico's energy reforms should increase natural gas liquids (NGLs) production in the country.
Media Coverage
18 August 2014
CSj
In a bylined article, Gabriela Kennedy and Eugene Low look at two recent cases in Hong Kong where the Court of First Instance (CFI) calls for proactive measures against shadow companies.
Media Coverage
18 August 2014
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (subscription required)
Wealth Management partner Richard Campbell (Chicago) is quoted in an article reporting that two Chicago residents who were passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were declared dead by a Cook County judge.
Media Coverage
18 August 2014
Dallas Business Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Marcus Christian (Washington DC) is quoted on the indictment of Texas governor Rick Perry.
Media Coverage
18 August 2014
Oil & Gas Journal
A Mayer Brown legal update by Energy partners Dallas Parker, Jose Valera, Pablo Ferrante and associates Gabriel Salinas and John Furlow (all Houston) is extensively cited in an article discussing energy reform in Mexico.
News Releases
18 August 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Spain's Liberbank on a combined offering consisting of a €317 million accelerated share sale and a €475 million rights offering.
Media Coverage
15 August 2014
Market
Global head of Mining Ian Coles is quoted in an article on the regulation required for deep-sea mining licenses.
Media Coverage
15 August 2014
Law360
Government Contracts partner Marcia Madsen (Washington DC) is quoted in an article reporting on a panel discussion about nondisclosure agreements at the American Bar Association's recent meeting in Boston.
Media Coverage
15 August 2014
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Larry Urgenson (Washington DC) is quoted on a US Supreme Court petition to limit the scope of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Media Coverage
15 August 2014
Reuters
Government & Global Trade partner Tim Keeler (Washington DC) is quoted in an article reporting that OmniVision Technologies Inc. has received a buyout proposal from a group of Chinese investors.
Media Coverage
14 August 2014
Law360
Energy partner Jose Valera (Houston) is quoted in an article discussing the legal services that will be most in demand as Mexico enacts its energy reforms.
News Releases
14 August 2014
Edgar Khalatian, a partner in the Government & Global Trade group in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office, has been selected as one of California’s 2014 “Top Development Lawyers” by the Daily Journal, a leading California legal publication.
Media Coverage
13 August 2014
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution special counsel Charles Rothfeld (Washington DC) is quoted on the Obama administration's reversal of a portion of the White House rule barring lobbyists from serving on agency committees and boards.
Media Coverage
13 August 2014
The National Law Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate Michael Kimberly (Washington DC) is quoted on the case Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar.
Media Coverage
13 August 2014
Daily Journal (subscription required)
Government and Global Trade Edgar Khalatian (Los Angeles) discusses the city of Los Angeles' efforts to update its zoning code in a Daily Journal "Top Development Lawyers" feature.
Media Coverage
13 August 2014
Unconventional Oil & Gas Report
Energy partner Jose Valera (Houston) is extensively quoted in an article discussing energy reform in Mexico.
Media Coverage
12 August 2014
Law360
Tax Transactions & Consulting partner Jeff Davis (Washington DC) is quoted on new guidelines released by the US Internal Revenue Service to expand renewable energy production tax credit eligibility.
Media Coverage
12 August 2014
USA Today
Litigation & Dispute Resolution special counsel Charles Rothfeld (Washington DC) is quoted on the Obama administration's reversal of a portion of the White House rule barring lobbyists from serving on agency committees and boards.
Media Coverage
12 August 2014
Risk & Insurance
Corporate & Securities partner Eddie Best (Chicago) is quoted on the outlook for M&A activity within the property and casualty insurance marketplace for the second half of 2014.

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