Sidley Austin LLP Represents PayPal, Inc. in $890 Million Acquisition

Sidley advised PayPal, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) in its acquisition of Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM) for an enterprise value of approximately $890 million. In strategically guiding PayPal with the expansion of its international money transfer business, Sidley brought to bear its deep understanding of FinTech transactions and the payments industry.

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Experienced Emerging Company Lawyer Joins the San Francisco Office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Stephen Knute Gregg, an experienced emerging company lawyer, has joined the San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP as a partner.

Gregg brings to the firm over 15 years of experience in venture financing, M&A, securities, and general corporate work for emerging growth companies in a range of industries, inside and outside the technology sector. He focuses on M&A and private placement financings, both debt and equity.

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Healthcare Team in California to Join King & Spalding

King & Spalding announced today that Stephen Goff, Marcia Augsburger, John Barnes and Leslie Murphy, four highly regarded lawyers in California focused on healthcare litigation, investigation and regulation, will join the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. All four will join King & Spalding from DLA Piper’s Health Care Sector practice, of which Goff served as co-chair.

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Leading Emerging Company Lawyer Joins MoFo San Francisco

Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that Murray Indick has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the Corporate Department. With more than three decades of experience both in private practice and as general counsel to investment firms, he brings a wealth of knowledge on a wide range of corporate matters, including venture financings, fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private equity financings, corporate restructurings, and corporate governance.

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Two Highly Experienced Employment Lawyers Join the San Francisco Office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Two highly experienced employment lawyers have joined the expanding labor and employment practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in San Francisco.

Tracy Thompson comes to the firm as partner and brings over three decades of experience representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law. M. Michael Cole joins as counsel. Both practiced together most recently at Miller Law Group.

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Lynn Cadwalader Joins DLA Piper’s Real Estate Practice in Northern California

DLA Piper announced today that Lynn Cadwalader has joined the firm’s Real Estate practice as a partner in the San Francisco office.

Cadwalader focuses on real estate investment, acquisition and development, with a particular emphasis in the hospitality sector. She has extensive experience advising clients in the US and internationally, including in the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as working with Chinese and other foreign real estate investors. She represents hotel and mixed-use project developers, owners, operators and lenders, and works with all facets of resort and real estate development and operations.

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Cooley Adds Four Prominent Corporate Partners in New York and San Francisco

Cooley is further boosting its corporate capability in New York and San Francisco with the addition of four new partners. The well-regarded group, which joins Cooley from Reed Smith, will be led by New York-based partner Yvan-Claude Pierre, head of Reed Smith’s global corporate and securities group and chair of its US capital markets group, who will arrive after completion of his notice period. Cooley’s New York office also gains corporate and capital markets partners Daniel Goldberg and William Haddad; corporate and M&A partner Garth Osterman joins Cooley’s San Francisco office. The four partners will transition to Cooley their full-spectrum, globally-oriented corporate practices.

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