Simpson Thacher is representing Siris Capital Group in connection with its announced agreement to acquire Stratus Technologies Bermuda Ltd.  Stratus Technologies is a privately held company, owned primarily by Investcorp, Intel Capital, MidOcean Partners, and NEC.  The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions (more…)

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Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as an agent, in connection with a credit facility for AFS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for the food and beverage industry. The financing consisted of a $150 million term loan facility and a $5 million revolving loan facility (more…)

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Cooley LLP announced today that it advised TriNet Group, Inc. on its $276 million initial public offering. TriNet, a cloud-based strategic partner to small and medium sized businesses for payroll, health benefits, employment law compliance and risk reduction, now trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TNET.” (more…)

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Cooley LLP announced today that it advised Versartis, Inc. on its $144.9 million initial public offering. Versartis, a biopharmaceutical company developing long-acting therapeutic proteins for the treatment of endocrine disorders, now trades on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market under the symbol “VSAR.” (more…)

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Scott Morehouse has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group, based in the firm’s Orange County office. Morehouse joins from Greenberg Traurig. (more…)

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Cooley LLP announced today that it advised Horizon Pharma, Inc. on its acquisition of Dublin-based Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. for stock and cash valued at approximately $660 million. The resulting company, which will be organized under the laws of Ireland, has a portfolio of four products marketed primarily in the US. The transaction is expected to close by mid-2014. (more…)

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Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that John Hamilton has joined the firm’s corporate practice as a partner in Orange County. Hamilton comes to the firm from Bracke Manufacturing, LLC, an electronic component manufacturing company, which he co-founded. Prior to owning his own business, Hamilton was a partner with Rutan & Tucker in Orange County. (more…)

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Vedder Price is pleased to announce the expansion of its California presence with the addition of corporate lawyer Scott E. Adamson located in Los Angeles.

Mr. Adamson adds his substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate transactions and cross-border transactions to the Vedder Price services already offered in California, including services for financial institutions such as finance and bankruptcy, as well as a broad suite of labor and employment services. The expansion represents the next step in the growth of the firm and enhances its experience and depth in the Finance and Transactions practice area. (more…)

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International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that leading Intellectual Property litigator, L. Kieran Kieckhefer, has joined the Firm’s Silicon Valley office as a partner. Ms. Kieckhefer adds strong trial experience to McDermott’s highly-ranked Intellectual Property Litigation practice.

“We are very happy that Kieren chose to join our Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Litigation Group,” said Daniel E. Alberti, partner-in-charge of the Firm’s Silicon Valley office. “With her trial experience, and litigation management background, Kieren will play a key role in representing McDermott’s IP litigation clients.” (more…)

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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced that Mandana Massoumi has joined the Orange County office as a litigation partner in the Employment and Labor practice. She was previously a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

With a client roster that includes national retail chains and financial institutions, among others, Massoumi regularly represents major employers in class actions and other complex employment litigation. She has had significant success defending employers in matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, California Labor Code, California Business and Professions Code, the National Labor Relations Act, ERISA and a variety of other state and federal labor, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, whistleblower and trade secret statutes. (more…)

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Joanne Madden has joined LeClairRyan as a partner on the firm’s Product Liability and Transportation, and Labor and Employment teams. She will be resident in the national law firm’s San Francisco office. (more…)

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Pillsbury today announced that Alan B. Kalin has joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities-Technology practice in the Silicon Valley office. Kalin, who has spent more than 35 years as a corporate lawyer in this region, joins Pillsbury from the Palo Alto office of Bingham McCutchen, where he has been a partner since 1999. (more…)

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