The Week at Ropes & Gray: A Trans-Atlantic Tech Deal; A Former SEC Lawyer Joins the Firm; The Enforcement Landscape; Pro Bono Recognition
Weekly highlights of what’s happening at Ropes & Gray:
- In cross-border tech deal news, a London-based Ropes & Gray team represented Ensono, a leading IT solutions provider based in greater Chicago, Ill., in its acquisition of UK-based Attenda, a pure-play provider of critical applications and hybrid IT managed services.
- The evolving enforcement landscape continues to be top-of-mind for many global companies and their compliance officers. To help identify critical areas, Ropes & Gray hosted a seminar in New York featuring government attorneys, in-house counsel and private practitioners. In a new video, Eva Carman, co-chair of the firm’s securities & futures enforcement group and one of the seminar speakers, discusses how to navigate the SEC’s private equity and hedge fund exams.
- Ropes & Gray was honored for its pro bono record by Law360, which named the firm a “Pro Bono Firm of the Year.” The firm’s lawyers dedicated an average of more than 100 hours to pro bono work in 2015. Highlights: arguing the landmark marriage equality case at the U.S. Supreme Court and reaching a historic settlement in a Rikers Island jails reform case in New York. Watch videos about those cases here and here.
- Coming up: The Boston Foundation, Boston College, and Ropes & Gray will host the second day-long Leading by Example conference on the latest developments and best practices in charitable giving in Boston on Oct. 20. The conference will provide a forum for professional advisors, family office leaders, non-profit professionals and donors to share their experiences, review recent developments, discuss best practices, learn from other experts and express their passion for philanthropy. Read more about the conference and register here.