Morgan Lewis continues to strengthen its comprehensive tax services with the addition of Gregory Hartker, who joins the firm today as a partner in San Francisco. Mr. Hartker, who focuses on US and global corporate and partnership tax issues, adds depth to the team’s international planning and transfer pricing capability. He was previously a leader of the West Coast tax practice at another global law firm. (more…)

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Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Richard S. Petretti has joined the firm as a partner and will be a member of its expanding media and entertainment group. He will be based in the firm’s Century City office. Mr. Petretti is a highly experienced finance lawyer who concentrates his practice on transactions in the media and entertainment industry and leveraged financings. (more…)

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Mr. Wang’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice includes representing secured and unsecured creditors, commercial lessors, financial institutions, business debtors, trustees, and committees in nearly all facets of corporate bankruptcy reorganization cases. He handles complex litigation, workout, restructuring and insolvency matters for lenders, lessors, and borrowers involving securitized commercial mortgage loans, commercial leases, guarantees, and extension and forbearance agreements. Mr. Wang has extensive experience in multiple jurisdictions with foreclosures and workouts related to troubled loans, distressed assets, the appointment of receivers, and other prejudgment remedies. (more…)

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Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Gregg B. Ramer has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as senior counsel in the Entertainment Department, where he will focus on transactional matters in the motion picture, television and new media industries. The firm also welcomed Junzi (June) Tan as an associate in the Entertainment Department, residing in Los Angeles. (more…)

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The San Diego-based law firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is pleased to announce that Robert S. Brewer has joined the firm as of counsel. (more…)

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Akin Gump advised East West Bank in its providing of a credit facility to Bona Film Group for the latter’s $235 million investment in a slate of Hollywood movies from 20th Century Fox. (more…)

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Cooley is advising Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals on its sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). Under the terms of the agreement, BMS will acquire all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Cardioxyl for upfront and near-term milestone payments of up to $300 million and potential additional milestone payments of up to $1.78 billion. The transaction is expected to close before year end. (more…)

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Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Jack S. Yeh has joined the firm in Los Angeles as a partner in its Complex Commercial Litigation practice. He will be based in Sidley’s Century City office. Mr. Yeh is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented some of the largest companies in the world. (more…)

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The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Richard DeNatale has joined the Firm as a partner in its Insurance Recovery Practice and will be based in Jones Day’s San Francisco Office. Mr. DeNatale arrives from the San Francisco office of Orrick, where he was a partner in that firm’s Insurance Group and headed the Group’s cyber/data breach practice. (more…)

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DLA Piper announced today that Cisco Palao-Ricketts has joined the firm as a partner in the Employment practice in Northern California in the Silicon Valley office. (more…)

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Nossaman LLP has expanded its Healthcare Practice Group in its Sacramento office with the addition of seasoned healthcare lawyer Kim Ware, who joins the Firm as a Partner. (more…)

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The Firm represented Microsoft Corporation in connection with its offering of $13 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes and its $5 billion senior unsecured credit agreement. (more…)

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