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JPMorgan Chase to announce restrictions on coal and arctic oil and gas funding

JPMorgan Chase will reportedly announce a number of policies to increase restrictions on global coal funding and to end direct project funding of Arctic oil and gas projects.

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Weil advises Front Yard Residential in its $2.3B sale to Amherst Residential

Weil is advising Front Yard Residential Corporation, a REIT that acquires, owns and manages single-family rental properties throughout the United States, in its $2.3 billion sale to Amherst Residential, LLC, a vertically-integrated provider of high-quality and affordable rental homes. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

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John Adkisson is named as new President and CEO of Fish & Richardson

Fish & Richardson announces that John Adkisson has been named the firm’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Adkisson replaces Peter J. Devlin, who is stepping down from his President/CEO role after 20 years of strategic leadership.

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McGuireWoods selects Wanda French-Brown as representative for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2020 Fellows Program

McGuireWoods has selected New York partner Wanda French-Brown as its representative member for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2020 Fellows Program. The career development initiative helps talented lawyers from diverse backgrounds build client relationships and excel in leadership roles. McGuireWoods has been an LCLD member and participant since the organization was founded in 2009.

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Akin Gump advises CenterPoint Energy in $400 Million sale of natural gas retail business

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. announces it has entered into an agreement to sell its natural gas retail business, CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. (CES) to Energy Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity and credit investor specializing in energy infrastructure projects, for total consideration of approximately $400 million, including estimated working capital at close, subject to the satisfaction of customary terms and conditions.

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Orrick advises on $100 million green revenue bond offering for Oscars® museum

Orrick is serving as underwriter’s counsel to Wells Fargo Securities on a $100 million green revenue bond offering whose proceeds will be used to complete the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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Angela Crawford and Lila Acharya launch new corporate compliance and investigations legal boutique

Boutique law firm, Crawford & Acharya pllc, launches in Miami and Boston. The firm, which specializes in corporate compliance and investigations, is the brainchild of accomplished lawyers Angela Crawford and Lila Acharya. Together, they have over 35 years of combined legal expertise and have conducted over 150 investigations, trainings, and compliance reviews in more than 30 countries around the world.

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Novartis launches new preferred firm program for legal services

Novartis is reimagining how it collaborates with law firms and legal services providers alike with the bold ambition to redefine shared value in its collaborations while at the same time driving more diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

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Women in eDiscovery announces 2020 annual sponsors

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EisnerAmper participates in NYC's inaugural career discovery week

EisnerAmper participates in the NYC Department of Education and the Partnership for New York City’s first-ever Career Discovery Week, February 10-14. More than 6,000 high school sophomores from approximately 140 schools in all five boroughs learned about a variety of exciting career opportunities at 180 participating organizations in the city’s corporate, financial and cultural sectors.

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