Corporate: Charles Moran and associates J. Thomas Bashore II and Lauren Ziegler. M&A litigation: Charles Hirsch. (They are all in Baltimore.)
For target American Realty Capital Trust Inc. (Jenkintown, Pennsylvania)
General counsel Jesse Galloway, chief securities counsel and deputy general counsel James Tanaka, and assistant general counsel Joshua Levit, Lauren Smythe, and Ryan Tooley.
Real estate capital markets: Peter Fass. Corporate: Andrew Bettwy, Daniel Ganitsky, Steven Lichtenfeld, and associates Rajesh Bandla, Van Ann D. Bui, Michael Ellis, Julie Kim, Simon Sharpe, Diana Silva, and Leon Volchyok. Tax: Leslie Loffman, special tax counsel Timothy Donovan, and associate Daniel Berger. Employee benefits and executive compensation: Ira Bogner and associate Stephen Brecher. Real estate: D. Eric Remensperger and associate Melody Chen. Litigation: Jonathan Richman. Environmental: senior counsel Gail Port and associate Yelena Simonyuk. Intellectual property: associate Derek Heuzey. (All are in New York except for Los Angelesbased Remensperger and Chen.) The company's cofounder William Kahane was a real estate lawyer at Proskauer after graduating from law school in the 1970s.
Corporate: Sharon Kroupa, Christopher Pate, and associate Brian Field. Labor and employment: Ronald Taylor. (All are in Baltimore.) Kroupa and Pate are Maryland counsel to all of American Realty Capital's nontraded REITs.
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U.S. v. Apple et al.
On September 5, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan approved a price-fixing settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and three publishers of e-books. Cote signed off on the deal with Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster Inc., and HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. over the objections of a fourth defendant, Apple Inc., which has been accused by both prosecutors and class action lawyers of conspiring with five leading publishers to jack up e-book prices. At press time the other defendantsApple, Macmillan Holdings LLC, and Penguin Group (USA) Inc.had opted to fight on.