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Dentons climbs up the Q1 League Tables in Europe
Dentons' European region has made major improvements in the Q1 2016 corporate League Tables and for the first time has entered the Mergermarket Top 10 in Europe. The other most noteworthy improvements throughout various key publications include moving up 10 places to the #2 position in CEE, moving up 16 places to #1 in the UK (mid-market), and climbing 25 places to the #11 position in Germany.
To waive or not to waive future claims in settlement agreements?
The decision of the Commercial Court in Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries Limited v. Forsters LLP  EWHC 522 (Comm) may not, at first sight, be of obvious importance to HR practitioners. However, this decision highlights important considerations for the drafting of settlement agreements in the employment sphere.
Construction Essentials - keeping construction projects on track
Leading global law firm Dentons, in collaboration with international construction consulting firm Hill International and the Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East (ACCME), assembled industry practitioners in Dubai this month to discuss key challenges facing construction projects in the Middle East.
Give your dough to the baker even if he will eat half of your bread!
A teaching hospital's direct graduate medical education (DGME) payments are made on a per-resident basis and are based on each hospital’s unique per-resident amount (PRA). This PRA, once established, is permanent and cannot be modified or reset, other than by annual updates for inflation.
Professional negligence: conveyancers on both sides of a property purchase found liable to a defrauded buyer
In Purrunsing v. A'Court & Co (a firm) and House Owners Conveyancers Limited (2016) EWHC 789 (Ch) Judge Pelling QC in the Chancery Division of the High Court held that both the buyer's and seller's conveyancing solicitors were jointly liable to the Claimant buyer for a breach of trust arising out of a property fraud, for which they were not entitled to relief under Section 61 Trustee Act 1925 (a statutory provision that enables the Court to relieve a trustee of liability in certain circumstances).
Starting your career as a student at Dentons exposes you to a world of experience and opportunities
With 125+ locations in 50+ countries, Dentons is home to top-tier talent that is found at the intersection of geography, industry knowledge and substantive legal experience. Working with Dentons, you will have the opportunity to learn from the best lawyers in the industry at the largest law firm in the world.
Six in a row: Dentons wins Legal and Financial Consulting Firm of the Year in CEE
For the sixth year in a row, Dentons has been recognized as “Legal & Financial Consulting Firm of the Year” at the CEE Real Estate Quality Awards.
Dentons Partner Publishes Guidebook on Superfund Litigation
Dentons partner Peter Gray, co-chair of the Firm's Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group, has authored The Superfund Manual: A Practitioner's Guide to CERCLA Litigation, an in-depth look at the cases and issues central to litigation brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund).
Dentons leaps 25 spots in 2016 BTI Brand Elite index
BTI's analysis stems from in-depth interviews with more than 600 general counsel and legal decision makers at large organizations with revenues in excess of $1 billion. The BTI Brand Elite is a data-driven ranking and the research is independent and unbiased—no law firm or organization sponsors the study, and no law firm influences the results, submits nominations, or provides client names to BTI.
Tom Walls is a principal in the Public Policy and Regulation practice. He relies on broad experience in the public and private sectors to provide strategic government relations advice to clients on a broad array of issues, including telecommunications, trade, health care, agriculture and energy. As a member of the firm’s political law compliance team, he works to ensure that clients who pursue an aggressive policy agenda comply with key legal and ethical requirements. He has advised large companies and institutions regarding political action committee compliance issues, lobby disclosure and congressional investigations.
Tom is a Capitol Hill veteran. Before joining Dentons, he served on the staff of three United States senators. Most recently, he was chief counsel and legislative director to Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). In that capacity, he provided general strategic and substantive advice and managed an active and aggressive policy agenda for Senator Warner, who serves on the Banking and Commerce committees. Earlier in his career, Tom served as legislative director for Senator Russ Feingold , playing a key role in legislative battles over campaign finance reform and other major issues before the Senate. His Capitol Hill career began in 1990, when he joined the staff of Senator Dale Bumpers (D-AR), covering appropriations, judiciary and telecommunications issues and serving as a general policy and legal advisor and speechwriter. Tom has held senior staff positions for senators serving on most of the major committee, including Commerce, Banking, Energy, Appropriations, Judiciary and Foreign Relations.
For nearly a decade he was a partner at McGuireWoods LLP in Washington, DC, and served as senior vice president of McGuireWoods Consulting, a lobbying firm. In the course of his career, he has assisted clients, ranging from large corporations to universities and foreign governments, with an array of legislative, political and regulatory matters. Tom has enjoyed particular success in building coalitions and coordinating policy efforts with ongoing litigation and communications strategies, often leading critical communications efforts. He began his legal practice in New York, where he represented large corporate clients in a variety of litigation matters.
Tom has been active in Democratic politics for many years and has served on a number of campaigns, from local races to presidential contests. He began his career in Washington, DC, as a campaign staffer and political consultant, working on many Democratic congressional and statewide campaigns and the 1984 presidential campaign of Gary Hart. He was an early supporter of US President Obama, and in 2008 served as an informal advisor and organizer for the Obama campaign, mobilizing DC-based professionals and deploying them to key primary and general election states.
Tom is an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University Law School, where he teaches a course on lobbying and the legal and ethical compliance issues faced by lawyers who engage in lobbying.
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