October 29, 2009
Read Lately
Posted by David Zaring
  • If you name systemically significant firms with a government guarantee, you tie your hands, and their cost of borrowing goes way down.  If you don't, it gets very strange, as David Moss argues.
  • Hogan & Hartson will probably merge with an enormous London firm.  With the exception of WilmerHale, the largest DC firms have eschewed mergers, even as many of them turned into nationwide litigation shops, rather than unique DC regulatory experts.  And Hogan is apparently considering the merger to take its litigation practice international.  So you may want to figure out some way to trade on the possibility that Arnold & Porter and Covington & Burling will be looking to go European next.
  • The Seventh Circuit is citing movies all the time now, via Blackbook.

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