* Technology, media, and telecom lawyer Carole Aciman, to Greenberg Traurig, from Hughes Hubbard & Reed. * King & Spalding: The intellectual property practice acquires five new lawyers: Kenneth Sonnenfeld (NY) and John Harbin, Tony Askew, Steve Schaetzel, and Jim Johnson (in Atlanta). The combined company will have approximately brings industry leadership in process and process control together, accelerating our capability to address our customers' most difficult challenges as they scale to meet the market demands of lower power, higher performance, and smaller form factors," said shared commitment to collaboration and building strong customer trust, along with our respective track records of innovation, product leadership, and operational excellence, position us as a combined company to deliver the higher levels of technology differentiation and speed to solutions that are critical to our customers' long-term success." "I strongly believe that this transaction represents a great outcome for all of ."The combined company will be uniquely positioned to work collaboratively with our customers to help them meet the challenges of Fin FET, multi-patterning and 3D NAND development.Lam is committed to maintaining its investment grade rating. The transaction is expected to close in mid-calendar year 2016, pending the receipt of customary regulatory approvals.]Federal prosecutors aren't buying former KB Home CEO Bruce Karatz's claim that he didn't defraud shareholders during the backdating scandal that rocked the company. Rogers and Mintz are two of 10 general counsel the SEC has recently sued, most on charges involving alleged accounting fraud. Since then the SEC has turned its attention to corporate general counsel.
This combination will create unmatched capability in process and process control, delivering optimized results in partnership with its customers by reducing variability and accelerating yield, ultimately helping the semiconductor industry extend Moore's Law and performance scaling generally.Jordan Mintz, some lawyers say, did what he should have done when filing the 2000 proxy statement for the now-defunct Enron Corp. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mintz’s actions weren’t enough. The SEC complaint charges the two men with violating anti-fraud laws, and with aiding and abetting Enron’s violations of anti-fraud and periodic reporting provisions. But some lawyers say most of the defendants relied on information given by executives who may not have been completely forthcoming about their actions or their money.As general counsel for Enron’s finance group, Mintz asked in-house securities lawyers, as well as four outside law firms, how he should report the repurchase of a troubled Brazilian power plant from a partnership controlled by Enron’s chief financial officer. The SEC sued him in March 2007, alleging that he knew, or should have known, that the buyback was a sham transaction, designed to inflate company revenue reports shortly before Enron’s 2001 collapse. And, they say, the SEC’s actions are exactly what attorneys feared after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act became law.All-cash and all-stock elections will be subject to proration in accordance with the terms of the merger agreement.The stock component of the consideration is expected to represent a tax-free exchange to .