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News Releases
19 January 2017
The 2017 edition of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 recognized seven partners in Mayer Brown’s global Intellectual Property practice and awarded the firm a top tier ranking in Hong Kong in the Enforcement & Litigation and Prosecution & Strategy categories for the third consecutive year.
News Releases
18 January 2017
Mayer Brown announced today that it represented Franklin Foods Holdings, Inc. and its sister companies in their sale to Hochland SE. Franklin Foods is a leading cream cheese company and Hochland is a privately-held Bavaria, Germany-based cheese company.
Legal Update
January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Please find attached the fourth edition of Mayer Brown’s “International Arbitration Update”, a bi-annual publication that summarises key events in international arbitration from the preceding six months. The update, which covers both commercial and investor-State arbitration developments from around the globe, is divided into six sections.
News Releases
11 January 2017
Mayer Brown announced that Intellectual Property partner and co-leader of the firm’s Global Brand Management & Internet practice Brian Winterfeldt (New York and Washington DC) was appointed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) by the US Department of Commerce.
Media Coverage
10 January 2017
Insurance Business America
Global Insurance Industry group partner James Woods (New York) is quoted in this article.
Media Coverage
10 January 2017
Bloomberg BNA
Tax Controversy partner Brian Kittle (New York) is quoted in this article discussing potential changes to tax rules.
Media Coverage
January 2017
Solar Industry Magazine
Tax Transactions & Consulting partner David Burton (New York) is quoted in this article discussing the solar industry.
News Releases
10 January 2017
Mayer Brown announced today that New York-based Intellectual Property associate Xiyin Tang was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30, a list of the brightest young innovators “who are challenging the conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation of entrepreneurs, entertainers, educators and more.”
News Releases
4 January 2017
Mayer Brown announced today that it represented The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. on its definitive agreement with National Indemnity Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., for a $1.5 billion aggregate excess of loss reinsurance agreement covering certain of The Hartford’s asbestos and environmental liability exposures. The reinsurance premium for the agreement is $650 million.
News Releases
4 January 2017
Mayer Brown announced that partners Christopher Erckert, Matthew Ingber and Andy Pincus were named “MVPs” by Law360. This recognition honors “elite” lawyers who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.”
Media Coverage
3 January 2017
Compliance Week (subscription required)
Global Insurance Industry group partner James Woods (New York) and Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Jeffrey Taft (Washington DC) are quoted in this article discussing officials in New York delaying the compliance dates for new cybersecurity rules targeting financial institutions.
Media Coverage
2 January 2017
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Daniel Stein (New York) is featured in this article discussing the biggest New York cases practitioners will be paying close attention to in 2017.
Media Coverage
2 January 2017
Law360
Tax Controversy partner Brian Kittle (New York) is quoted in this article discussing five cases with significant repercussions that courts are expected to weigh in on in 2017.
Media Coverage
1 January 2017
ABA Journal
Intellectual Property partner Lisa Ferri (New York) is quoted in this article discussing issues of gender inequity in BigLaw and ways to move the needle.
Media Coverage
29 December 2016
BuzzFeed News
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Scott Chesin (New York) is quoted in this article discussing vacant judgeships across the federal courts.
Media Coverage
20 December 2016
Law360
In a bylined article, Intellectual Property partner Colleen Tracy James and associate Ying-Zi Yang (both New York) examine when pharmaceutical inventions are ready for patenting.
News Releases
16 December 2016
Mayer Brown announced today that it represented private equity firm The Jordan Company on its agreement to acquire Vectra Co.’s Borchers business division.
Media Coverage
15 December 2016
Insurance Business
Global Insurance Industry group partner James Woods (New York) is quoted in this article discussing cyber regulations under the incoming Trump administration.
Media Coverage
13 December 2016
MIT Technology Review
Intellectual Property partner Colleen Tracy James (New York) was quoted in this article discussing the legal battle over who should own the rights to the century’s biggest biotechnology invention to date, a precise gene-editing system called CRISPR-Cas9.
Media Coverage
13 December 2016
Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report (subscription required)
Tax Controversy partner Brian Kittle (New York) is quoted in this article discussing earnings stripping.
News Releases
12 December 2016
Mayer Brown announced today that Bryan Barreras has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the global Banking & Finance and Fund Finance practices. A seasoned in-house and hedge fund financing lawyer, Mr. Barreras most recently served as executive vice president of operations for a tech start-up.
Media Coverage
9 December 2016
Renewable Energy World
In a bylined article, Tax Transactions & Consulting partners Jeffrey Davis (Washington DC) and David Burton (New York) provide a summary of the salient points to take from the Alta opinion.
Media Coverage
8 December 2016
Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review
Intellectual Property partner Brian Nolan (New York) was quoted in this article discussing the CRISPR/Cas9 patent hearing on December 6 between The Broad Institute and University of California, Berkeley (UCB).
News Releases
8 December 2016
Mayer Brown announced today that Litigation & Dispute Resolution partners Matthew Ingber (New York) and Stephen Shapiro (Chicago) were named “2016 Litigation Trailblazers” by The National Law Journal (NLJ). The list recognizes 50 people who have “helped make a difference in the fight for justice”—individuals who show “a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way” and who are “advocating strongly for their causes.”
Media Coverage
8 December 2016
National Law Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Matthew Ingber (New York) has been named to The National Law Journal’s list of “Litigation Trailblazers”.

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