The Week at Ropes & Gray: An IP Victory and a Middle-Market Deal; Private Fund Regulation; Drug Pricing Initiatives; Latin American Anti-Corruption Legislation; London Partner Included Among Top Women in White-Collar Crime; Pitchbook Names Bain-Toshiba Among the Biggest in 2018
Below are weekly highlights of what’s happening at Ropes & Gray:
- GREE, Inc., a Japanese mobile social and gaming company, secured a victory against petitioner SuperCell in a post-grant review proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. This is the second of four post-grant reviews that Ropes & Gray is defending on behalf of GREE. Last year, an IP litigation team obtained denial of institution for the first.
- Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market healthcare and specialty industrials companies, has acquired Accumen Inc., a provider of health system performance optimization solutions, from Accretive, LLC. Ropes & Gray represented Arsenal Capital Partners.
- Private funds must navigate a spectrum of ever-changing, complex legal, regulatory and compliance obligations. To help, Ropes & Gray has launched a new podcast series focused on developments in Washington, D.C. Listen to the first episode of the series, in which hedge fund partner Joel Wattenbarger and investment management counsel David Tittsworth discuss relevant SEC rulemakings, enforcement and inspection issues, and developments on Capitol Hill, including the effects of the partial government shutdown.
- The Trump administration has put pressure on pharmaceutical companies to contain the prices of certain high-cost drugs. A cross-practice team of Ropes & Gray attorneys co-authored an article that examined the regulation of prescription drug prices at both the federal and state level.
- Global companies operating in Latin America face potentially large penalties in countries that have approved tougher anti-corruption legislation. In this article, Ropes & Gray lawyers examined key developments in Latin America and the increasingly difficult compliance challenges companies may face there.
- LegalWeek featured London-based anti-corruption and international risk partner Judith Seddon in a story about the most influential women in white-collar crime. The article notes that these successful women lawyers are widely perceived as role models.
- Pitchbook published a roundup of last year's top private equity deals, exits and funds, and included Toshiba Corp.’s $18 billion sale of its semiconductor business to a group led by Bain Capital, represented by Ropes & Gray.
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