Mayer Brown overhauls top-level positions
Global law firm Mayer Brown’s partnership has approved an overhaul of its governance structure that will see chairman Paul Maher miss out on a top-level management role. Under the new structure the vice-chairman seats, of which there were two, are formally eliminated. The management committee was also charged with selecting a managing partner, and they picked Maher’s counterpart in Washington DC litigation partner Kenneth Geller, LegalWeek reports.
Weekend wars: The Oracle/ Sun deal
Gone are the days of long weekends and late nights spent at the office, much to the dismay of many lawyers most affected by the global downturn. In the US, where the Twins played the “injured, grieving and generally underperforming” Angels, on the weekend, the want for work was heightened as lawyers wished they had an excuse not to watch the game. Some, in fact, we jealous of their legal peers who have been slammed with work on the Oracle/Sun Microsystems deal. Sun has for weeks been flirting with IBM, and have just inked a $7.4 billion deal with Larry Ellison’s Oracle, the Wall Street Journal reports.