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Squire Patton Boggs

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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense - ranked: tier 5

Squire Patton Boggs

Lawyers at the ‘excellentSquire Patton Boggsexhibit a genuine commitment to achieving the best possible outcome’. The government investigations and white-collar practice is chaired by Samuel Rosenthal, who divides his time between Washington DC and New York. Rosenthal represents Eduardo Li, the former president of Costa Rica’s football federation, as a co-defendant in the FIFA case. Other key figures in New York include Benjamin Wood, who is representing various foreign financial institutions in the Middle East and elsewhere in connection with investigations into potential violations of US sanctions laws. Rodney Slater is serving as independent monitor to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Clark Ervin is acting as monitor to the city of Ferguson to assess its compliance with a consent decree issued in April 2016.

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United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate - ranked: tier 5

Squire Patton Boggs

At Squire Patton Boggs, according to clients, the team is ‘able to provide best-in-class restructuring counsel for debtors’ and has represented Midway Gold US and Atna Resources in their respective Chapter 11 plans of liquidation. Also in the mining sector, it represented Zolfo Copper as British Virgin Islands liquidator of Midway United Limited and Glad Worldwide Limited in their respective Chapter 15 proceedings. On the creditor side, the team has represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of both Midstates Petroleum and Constellation Enterprises. In each, the team was able to increase the initial recovery proposed by the debtors, particularly in the Midstates case where recoveries were doubled. The firm has also represented US Bank as indenture trustee in various bankruptcy cases, including those of Goodrich Petroleum, Energy & Exploration Partners and Sandridge Energy. Cincinnati-based practice head Stephen Lerner ‘excels at resolving disputes’ and ‘keeps the process moving by gaining consensus among parties’. Other key partners include San Francisco-based Karol Denniston and New York-based Nava Hazan.

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United States: Government

Government relations
Government relations - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

Alongside lobbying and regulatory advocacy, Squire Patton Boggs undertakes public policy due diligence into proposed legislation and regulations with the potential to affect business deals. Clients include major corporations from a variety of sectors, such as Amazon, California Steel Industries, Gazprombank, Mars, SpaceX and Wake Forest University. Jeffrey Turner heads the public policy practice, in which Erin McGrain was promoted to partner in March 2016.

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United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to insurers
Insurance: advice to insurers - ranked: tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs frequently undertakes defective construction, errors and omissions and life insurance cases, with extensive experience in arbitration and litigation. New York’s recommended Larry Schiffer is representing Alterra American Insurance Company in the ongoing NFL concussion litigation. The firm counts AIG Property Casualty as a major client; Newark’s Mark Sheridan defended the insurance giant in coverage disputes and bad faith claims brought by Becton Dickinson and in a coverage case with the Los Angeles Unified School District, which sought coverage regarding sexual abuse claims. CNA, Allstate Insurance and Gen Re are all clients. The firm merged with the legacy firm Carroll, Burdick & McDonough in 2016, bringing David Godwin, Gretchen Ramos and Wallace Smith to the San Francisco office. The highly respected John Nonna and Patrick Dugan, based in New York and Columbus respectively, lead the team. Since publication Paul Kalish has joined from Crowell & Moring LLP.

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John Nonna - Squire Patton Boggs

Larry Schiffer - Squire Patton Boggs

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs has significant deal experience in sectors such as chemicals, financial services, retail, technology, healthcare, life sciences, and food and drink, and has a prominent private equity deal practice. Recent technology highlights include advising Plat.One on its sale to SAP. Cleveland-based Americas chair of the global corporate practice Daniel Berick advises private equity and venture capital firms, as well as family offices, on portfolio company investments, acquisitions and dispositions. Nicholas Unkovic, who divides time between Palo Alto and San Francisco, acts for US and multinational life science and technology companies, professional service firms and financial institutions. His representative experience includes advising the seller on the sale of a substantial equipment leasing portfolio and acting for a multinational life sciences company on medical device company acquisitions.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
Next generation lawyers

Tara Swaminatha - Squire Patton Boggs

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Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory - ranked: tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs

The ‘excellent and highly knowledgeable’ team at Squire Patton Boggs is led by Robert Kelly, who clients praise for his ‘ability to demonstrate thoroughness and industry expertise’. The team acts for a mix of public and private sector clients and Joseph Markoski recently advised the Regulatory Authority of the Government of Bermuda on a range of matters, including the claw back of spectrum holdings from a mobile operator, regulatory issues relating to three mergers, and its involvement in a selection process relating to the allocation of sub-1 GHz 4G LTE spectrum and resulting litigation. Highlights for Kelly included assisting 800 MHz Transition Administrator with a $4bn spectrum reconfiguration program and representing the Intelligent Transportation Society of America before the FCC and the US Department of Commerce in issues regarding connected vehicle systems, including vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. Other key names include Paul Besozzi, Jonathan Nadler and Robert Stup Jr.; Stup assisted AquaComms with obtaining an FCC license for the construction of an undersea cable between New York and Ireland. Monica Desai took an in-house position at Facebook.

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    Luxembourg’s government has published draft legislation to incorporate into national law the requirements under articles 30 and 31 of the European Union’s Directive 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing, better known as the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Placed before the Chamber of Deputies on December 6, 2017, draft law no. 7217 would establish a central register of beneficial owners of Luxembourg legal entities such as companies and partnerships under the authority of the minister of justice, while draft law no. 7216 would create a similar register of beneficial owners of fiduciary contracts, that is express trusts, under the authority of the Administration de l’Enregistrement et des Domaines, Luxembourg’s indirect tax authority.
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