The Week at Ropes & Gray: Doug Hallward-Driemeier Argues Tempnology before the U.S. Supreme Court; Spotlight On Our Border Initiative; Tax Insights; Global-Wide Rankings in 2019 Edition of Chambers Global
Below are weekly highlights of what’s happening at Ropes & Gray:
- The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology LLC, which considers whether a company that licenses its trademarks can rescind those licensing rights in a bankruptcy. Doug Hallward-Driemeier argued before the Court on behalf of Tempnology, with Jim Wilton as co-counsel. National news media including The National Law Journal, Law360 and WSJ Pro Bankruptcy covered the case.
- Ropes & Gray continues to assist immigrant children and parents who were separated at the Texas border as part of the U.S. government’s “zero-tolerance” policy. A “Pro Bono Spotlight” column published by the Boston Bar Association recently featured the firm’s work at the border.
- Our tax lawyers covered two topics:
- In this new podcast, tax attorneys Morey Ward, Kendi Ozmon, Gil Ghatan and Brittany Cvetanovich provide listeners with an update on the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that specifically target tax-exempt organizations.
- In this alert, which was also published by The Tax Journal, tax partners Brenda Coleman, Andrew Howard and Leo Arnaboldi examine tax issues on private equity transactions, focusing on buyouts by private equity funds, often in secondary deals from other private equity funds.
- Ropes & Gray earned standout recognition in the 2019 edition of Chambers Global, including global-wide rankings for corporate investigations/anti-corruption, private equity fund formation, life sciences and private equity.