Hannah D'Apice

Hannah D'Apice

Education via journalism.

Hannah D'Apice is an educator and education advocate. She previously worked in journalism as a designer and reporter. http://hannahdapice.com

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The American lawyer

Am Law Extravaganza: Seven Firms Advise on Time Warner Cable's Insight Buy

Time Warner Cable, the second-largest U.S. cable-television operator, will acquire Insight Communications from three private equity owners for $3 billion in cash in order to expand in the Midwest, the companies announced Monday.

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Anita Hill Returns to Private Practice in Washington, D.C.

Anita Hill, who gained national exposure through her testimony at the confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, returns to Washington, D.C., to join the plaintiffs firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll.

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Baker, Cravath, Skadden Lead on $8.1B Water Treatment Deal

Ecolab, Inc., a sanitation and food safety company, agreed to pay $5.4 billion to acquire Nalco Holding Company, to expand its water treatment services, the companies announced Wednesday.

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Bratz Maker Agrees to $108 Million Fee Award in Mattel Suit

Bratz dolls maker MGA Entertainment Inc. said it would settle for $108 million in attorney fees and drop its request for the $161 million it claimed was owed by Mattel after it won a drawn out copyright battle against the big toy maker.

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Brazilian Firms Lead on Kirin's $2.6 Billion Brewery Deal

Tokyo brewer Kirin Holdings Co. plans to acquire a controlling stake in Brazilian beer and soft drink maker Schincariol Group in a bid to expand its presence in that country's fast-growing economy.

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Canadian Firms Lead on TD Bank's $8.7 Billion Purchase of BofA Card Business

Two Toronto firms advised on TD Bank Group’s $8.7 billion acquisition of Bank of America's Canada-based credit card business, the latest in a string of acquisitions for TD Bank.

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Clifford Chance to Open in Casablanca by Year-end

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance plans to open an office in Casablanca by the end of 2011 to serve a growing list of clients doing business in Africa, the firm announced Monday. It is the firm's first office on that continent.

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Deals Ahoy! Am Law 100 Firms Advise on East Asia Shipping Pacts

Am Law 100 firms are advising on a pair of billion-dollar shipping deals announced Monday that involve the East Asia maritime market.

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"Don't Ask" May Be Dead, But White & Case Keeps Court Fight Against It Alive

Despite Friday’s certification of the repeal of the military's “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, lawyers waging a constitutional challenge against the controversial rule are pledging to keep the lawsuit alive in the face of government efforts to have it dismissed as moot.

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Freddie Mac General Counsel Heads to SNR Denton

Robert Bostrom, the general counsel of Freddie Mac who led the company's legal strategy through the recent financial crisis, will leave the company July 29 to join SNR Denton as partner and cohead of the firm's global financial institutions and funds group.

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Gibson Dunn, Locke Lord Lead on $772 Million National Oilwell, Ameron Deal

Texas-based National Oilwell Varco will acquire fiberglass pipe manufacturer Ameron International Corporation for $772 million, in an all-cash deal, both companies announced Tuesday.

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IPO Roundup: Dunkin' Brands Gets Fat on Sugar-Coated Shares

The big news on the IPO front this week, of course, was the better-than-expected debut of Dunkin’ Brands, the Canton, Mass.–based operator of the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins chains.

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June Jobs Report: Legal Industry Continues to Shrink

The legal industry shed 2,600 jobs this month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics's June employment report, which the agency released Friday. It was the fourth month this year during which the legal sector saw jobs decline.

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Kirkland, White & Case Lead on $3.4 Billion Security Company Deal

In a deal announced Thursday, Swedish private equity firm EQT has agreed to sell Securitas Direct, a European alarm and security company, to private equity firms Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman for 21.9 billion Swedish kronor, or $3.4 billion, in cash.

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K&L Gates Lawyer Defends Man Charged in Case of Lost iPhone

California authorities have hit two Golden State men with misdemeanor charges for selling an Apple iPhone 4 prototype the pair found in a bar to a popular technology blog in the spring of 2010.