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News Releases
15 August 2016
Mayer Brown JSM announced today that Doo-Soon (Doos) Choi has joined the firm as a Hong Kong-based partner in the Banking & Finance practice. Doos comes to Mayer Brown JSM from the Hong Kong office of Ashurst.
News Releases
12 August 2016
Mayer Brown announced today that it has been named a finalist in 12 categories of the Americas Tax Awards 2016 sponsored by International Tax Review. The annual awards recognize the most innovative tax transactional, structuring, litigation and transfer-pricing work done in North, Central and South America in 2015-2016. This year’s winners will be announced in September.
Media Coverage
12 August 2016
Mining Journal
Bylined article by London partner and head of mining Ian Coles on the development of the mining industry in Southern Africa.
Media Coverage
12 August 2016
Law360
In a bylined article, Corporate & Securities partners Jeff Legault (New York), James West (London) and associate Jordan Lacy (New York) examine minority investments in private equity.
Media Coverage
12 August 2016
Law360
Chicago Corporate & Securities partner Paul Crimmins is quoted in this article discussing seven bits of advice that established mergers and acquisitions partners had to learn the hard way.
Media Coverage
12 August 2016
Financial Times (subscription required)
London Employment partner Chris Fisher is quoted in an article on employers being at risk of legal action from people who experience harassment following the Brexit referendum.
Media Coverage
12 August 2016
New Law Journal (subscription required)
Bylined article by London Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Stuart Pickford and senior associate Vivien Yip on the doctrine of precedent.

Media Coverage
11 August 2016
Charlie Rose
Cybersecurity & Data Privacy partner Rajesh De (Washington DC) is featured in this segment discussing the Democratic National Committee cyber attacks.
Media Coverage
11 August 2016
Bloomberg BNA
Tax Controversy partner Brian Kittle (New York) is quoted in this article discussing IRS inversion rules .
Media Coverage
11 August 2016
Mortgage Banking
In a bylined article, Consumer Financial Services partners Laurence Platt and Melanie Brody and associate Christa Bieker (all Washington DC) discuss the recently released special edition of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Supervisory Highlights focused on mortgage servicing.
Media Coverage
10 August 2016
African Business Review
Bylined article by London Energy partner Mathew Kidwell on liquefied natural gas projects in Africa.
Media Coverage
9 August 2016
Reuters
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Chris Houpt and Banking & Finance partner Matthew Ingber (both New York) are mentioned in this article discussing Commerce Bank v. BNY Mellon.
News Releases
9 August 2016
Mayer Brown announced that Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Henninger “Hank” Bullock was named a winner of Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural “Under 40 Hot List.” The new accolade honors “the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger,” according to the publication. Winners were selected through a process of peer review and case examination.
Media Coverage
8 August 2016
NPR’s The Takeaway
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lori E. Lightfoot (Chicago) is featured in this podcast discussing reaction to an officer-involved shooting in Chicago.
News Releases
5 August 2016
Mayer Brown announced today that it represented Allianz SE on its acquisition of a 44 percent stake in the 10 Hudson Yards tower in New York. The valuation of the property has been reported to be $2.15 billion. In connection with Allianz’s investment, the investor group obtained a $1.2 billion mortgage. The deal marks one of New York’s largest real estate transactions in 2016.
Media Coverage
5 August 2016
Politico
Cybersecurity & Data Privacy partner Rajesh De (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing the possibility of Russian cyber hackers meddling in the US election.
Media Coverage
5 August 2016
BloombergBNA
Consumer Financial Services partner Phillip Schulman (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing PHH Corp. v. Cons. Fin. Protection Bureau.
Media Coverage
5 August 2016
Taxnet Pro (subscription required)
In a bylined article, Wealth Management partner Richard Campbell (Chicago) examines recent US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed regulations concerning the valuation of interests in family-owned entities for gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax purposes under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Media Coverage
4 August 2016
Accounting Today
Tax Transactions & Consulting partner Lewis Greenwald and Tax Controversy and Transfer Pricing partner Brian Kittle (both New York) are quoted in this article discussing the proposed inversion rules.
News Releases
4 August 2016
Mayer Brown announced today that it has been recognized for its commitment to LGBT inclusivity by Equality Illinois in the organization’s annual “Raising the Bar” report for the fifth consecutive year. The 2016 report names 40 Illinois law firms that “lead the way in providing a welcoming and fair work environment for LGBT employees and engaging with the LGBT community,” said Equality Illinois.
Media Coverage
4 August 2016
BloombergBNA
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Archis Parasharami (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing mandatory arbitration clauses.
Media Coverage
4 August 2016
New York Law Journal
In a bylined article, Banking & Finance partner Barbara Goodstein (New York) examines the ABA Model IP Security Agreement.
Media Coverage
3 August 2016
Law360
Intellectual Property partner Brian Nolan (New York) is mentioned in this article discussing California Institute of Technology v. Broadcom Limited et al.
Media Coverage
3 August 2016
Law.com
Intellectual Property partner Amr Aly (New York) is featured in this article discussing his time competing on the US Olympic soccer team.
Media Coverage
3 August 2016
Caribbean Business
International Trade senior advisor Warren Payne (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing efforts to promote US tax policy to promote investment in Puerto Rico.

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