• In re WeWork Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-18
    Practice Area: Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Investments and Investment Advisory | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William M. Lafferty, Kevin M. Coen, Sabrina M. Hendershot, Sara Toscano, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eric Seiler, Philippe Adler, Mala Ahuja Harker, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, New York, NY; William Christopher Carmody, Shawn J. Rabin, Arun Subramanian, Susman Godfrey L.L.P., New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: William B. Chandler, III, Brad D. Sorrels, Lori W. Will, Lindsay Kwoka Faccenda, Leah E. Brenner, Jeremy W. Gagas, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; David J. Berger, Steven M. Gugen-heim, Dylan G. Savage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Palo Alto, CA; Michael S. Sommer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., New York, NY for the special committee of the board of directors of The We Co. Robert S. Saunders, Sarah R. Martin, Arthur R. Bookout, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Wilmington, DE; George A. Zimmerman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY for The We Co. Elena C. Norman, Rolin P. Bissell, Nicholas J. Rohrer, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Erik J. Olson, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Palo Alto, CA; James Bennett, Jordan Eth, Morri-son & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA for defendant SoftBank Group Corp. Michael A. Barlow, E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; John B. Quinn, Molly Stephens, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendant SoftBank Vision Fund.

    Case Number: D69193

    Plaintiff stated a claim against defendants for breach of contract, but his breach of fiduciary duty claim was duplicative of the contract claim.

  • Otto Candies LLC v. KPMG, LLP

    Publication Date: 2020-09-09
    Practice Area: Damages
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Accounting
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Zurn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David E. Ross, Ross, Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Terry L. Wit, Juan P. Morillo, Derek L. Shaffer, Lauren H. Dickie, and David H. Needham, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kevin R. Shannon, Matthew F. Davis, and Christopher N. Kelly, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gregory G. Ballard and Jose F. Sanchez, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY; Todd Schiltz, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert A. Scher and Jonathan H. Friedman, Foley & Lardner LLP, New York, NY; Timothy Jay Houseal, Jennifer M. Kinkus, William E. Gamgort, Young Conaway Stargatt & T aylor LLP, Wilmington, DE; Ana C. Reyes, Williams & Connolly, LLP, Washington, DC for defendants.

    Case Number: D69113

    Negligence action under vicarious liability failed where plaintiffs failed to establish existence of agency or joint venture relationship between defendant and alleged tortfeasor due to the lack of written agreement as required by applicable Mexico law or existence of required elements under applicable Delaware or New York law to find agency or joint venture relationship.

  • National Law Journal

    Morgan Lewis Hires Leading White-Collar, Financial Partners From Quinn Emanuel and Dechert

    September 2, 2020

    Sandra Moser arrives from Quinn Emanuel, where she had been a co-leader of the firm's white-collar defense practice. Robin Nunn, a former in-house lawyer at American Express and Capital One, was most recently the chairwoman of Dechert's consumer financial services practice.

  • The American Lawyer | News

    Manatt Lands 2 Cryptocurrency Partners From FisherBroyles

    August 24, 2020

    Corporate partner Marc Boiron and litigation partner Rebecca Rettig realized that their blockchain work complemented each other when they arrived at the "virtual" firm within a year of each other. They say Manatt's "hybrid" practice is a step forward.

  • Litigation Daily | Q&A

    Litigator of the Week: Weil's Jonathan Polkes Carves Out a Win for Carlyle in Delaware

    May 22, 2020

    'The case directly presents some of the most pressing issues regarding material adverse effect clauses and the pandemic,' said Polkes, the global co-chair of Weil's litigation practice.

  • Corporate Counsel | News

    Ex-BNY Mellon Exec Says He Was Illegally Fired for Reporting Legal Issue to In-House Counsel

    April 23, 2020

    John "Jack" Yang alleges that Alcentra began retaliating against him by treating him in a hostile manner, giving him an unwarranted negative year-end performance review, and reducing his compensation.

  • Litigation Daily | Commentary

    Daily Dicta: With a 'Broadside' of 11 Class Actions, Two Elite Litigation Boutiques Take on Cryptocurrency Issuers

    April 6, 2020

    In suits filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, litigators from Selendy & Gay and Roche Cyrulnik Freedman allege that the defendants sold billions of dollars of unregistered digital tokens and other financial instruments to investors in violation of federal and state securities laws.

  • Law.com

    Compliance Hot Spots: For White-Collar Lawyers, a New Normal | Addressing Anti-Corruption Risks From the Coronavirus | Sen. Richard Burr Is Sued Over Stock Sales | Who Got the Work

    March 24, 2020

    Ex: White-collar defenders are facing new challenges and uncertainty in the virus era. Plus: confronting anti-bribery efforts amid the pandemic. Scroll down for Who Got the Work, headlines and much more. Thanks for reading, and stay safe.

  • National Law Journal

    New Normal Sets In for White-Collar Lawyers in the Virus Era

    March 20, 2020

    "Actually interviewing people as part of an internal investigation, appearing before the government in whatever capacity—that is just not something that lends itself to remote work," a white-collar partner at Quinn Emanuel says.

  • National Law Journal

    It's Emoluments Week in US Appeals Courts: Meet the Lawyers Arguing

    December 6, 2019

    DOJ's Hashim Mooppan, a former Jones Day partner, will argue within a span of days in the D.C. and Fourth circuits. He faces Elizabeth Wydra, the president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, and Loren AliKhan, the District of Columbia solicitor.