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Prominent Trusts and Estates Attorney Amy Heller Joins Skadden in New York

Leading trusts and estates attorney Amy Heller has joined the firm's Trusts and Estates Group as a partner in the New York office.


NFL and Clubs Obtain Dismissal With Prejudice

Skadden persuaded a federal judge to reconsider a prior motion-to-dismiss ruling, thus securing full dismissal with prejudice of a complaint brought against the National Football League and all 32 National Football League clubs (collectively, the NFL) by professional photographers of NFL events.


Indonesia's Prodia Widyahusada Completes IPO

Skadden represented PT Prodia Widyahusada Tbk, Indonesia's largest clinical laboratory company, in its 1.5 trillion rupiah ($111 million) Regulation S combined primary/secondary initial public offering of common shares and listing on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.


Assistant US Attorney William Ridgway Joins Skadden in Chicago

Skadden is pleased to announce that William Ridgway, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and deputy chief of the office's National Security and Cybercrimes Section, has joined the firm's litigation practice in the Chicago office. Mr. Ridgway's practice will focus on cybersecurity matters, as well as white collar crime and intellectual property litigation.


SMBC Rail Announces Agreement to Acquire American Railcar

Skadden is representing SMBC Rail Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., in its proposed acquisition of American Railcar Leasing LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P., for an enterprise value of up to $3.4 billion. 


Court Dismisses Complaint Brought by Olympic Skier

Skadden secured a dismissal of a complaint brought by Olympic skier Bode Miller and ski manufacturer Bomber, LLC on behalf of Miller's former sponsor, HEAD USA, Inc. (Head).


Old Mutual Completes Secondary Offering

Skadden advised Old Mutual plc as selling shareholder in a $291 million secondary offering and buyback transaction.


Priceline Brings Successful Resolution to San Diego Litigation

Skadden secured a victory before the California Supreme Court on behalf of client and its co-defendants, which are other online travel companies such as Expedia and Orbitz.


21st Century Fox Makes Offer for Remaining Stake in Sky

The firm is representing 21st Century Fox, Inc. (as co-counsel) in connection with its proposed $14.1 billion acquisition of the remaining 61 percent stake in U.K.-based Sky plc it does not already own.


Sumitomo Corporation Acquires Fyffes

Skadden is advising J.P. Morgan as financial advisor to Sumitomo Corporation in its €751 million acquisition of Ireland-based Fyffes plc.