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Michelle McGreal Joins Clifford Chance's U.S. Financial Restructuring Group

Clifford Chance announced that Michelle McGreal has joined the Firm's U.S. Financial Restructuring group as a partner in New York. She joins from Davis Polk & Wardwell.

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Estee Lauder Promotes General Counsel to Vice Chairman

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. announced that Sara E. Moss has been promoted to the newly created role of Vice Chairman, effective July 1, 2019. Ms. Moss is currently Executive Vice President and General Counsel and will continue in her role until a successor is named at a later date. She will jointly report to William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, and Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Burns & Levinson Moves to New Office

Burns & Levinson has moved to 125 High Street in Boston. The firm signed a 15-year lease in August 2018 to occupy approximately 100,000 square feet in the 30-story, 950,000 s/f Class A office tower in Boston’s Financial District.

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Mark Keenan, Partner With Barnes & Thornburg, Elected Fellow of College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers has elected Barnes & Thornburg partner Mark Keenan as a Fellow for his accomplishments as a management-side traditional labor attorney. Keenan will be inducted into the college as part of the 24th class on Nov. 9 in New Orleans.

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Akin Gump Advises Elliott in Roan Resources Financing

Akin Gump advised Elliott Associates, L.P. and Elliott International, L.P., (collectively “Elliott”) in connection with a $100 million term loan credit agreement among Roan Resources Inc. (“Roan”), as borrower, Cortland Capital Market Services LLC, as administrative agent, Elliott and the other lenders party thereto.

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Weil Advises Bain Capital on the Majority Acquisition of Kantar from WPP

Weil is advising Bain Capital on its acquisition and financing of a 60% stake in Kantar, valuing the global market research business at c.$4 billion. Founded in 1993, Kantar employs over 30,000 people operating in over a hundred countries worldwide. The deal is expected to close in 2020, subject to certain conditions, including shareholder and regulatory approvals.

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iDS Launches Dedicated Cybersecurity Practice, iCyber Solutions™

iDiscovery Solutions (iDS) has launched iCyber Solutions™, a dedicated cybersecurity practice. Already recognized as experts in eDiscovery, data analytics, and digital forensics, iDS is now positioned to handle all of its clients’ data needs.

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Shook Surveys General Counsel on Maturation of Global Cannabis Market, Releases White Paper

More than half of in-house counsel surveyed in a new white paper by Shook, Hardy & Bacon plan to increase legal spending in the next two years to accommodate the evolving cannabis market, with a significant growth in litigation threats anticipated over the next decade.

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ContractWorks Releases Major Product Enhancements Including Artificial Intelligence

ContractWorks announced significant product enhancements that will make it easier than ever to manage contracts. Like everything in the ContractWorks system, all of these new features were developed in-house by a team of engineers who are continuously innovating to improve the user experience.

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Colleen Laduzinski Named Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Boston Office

Jones Day has appointed Colleen Laduzinski as Partner-in-Charge of the firm's Boston office, effective July 1, 2019, succeeding Traci L. Lovitt. In addition, Kate Wallace, a partner in Jones Day's Business & Tort Litigation Practice and Antitrust Practice, will become the Administrative Partner in Boston. David Adler, a partner in the Firm's Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice, will move to Boston from Cleveland.

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