Berkery, Noyes & Co. LLC managing partner John Shea is seeing strategic buyers acquire companies in a more focused manner amidst less competition. To illustrate, he discusses Cengage Learning Inc.'s strategic deal for the National Geographic Society's digital and print school publishing unit. - Sarah Hashim-Waris
Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Commissioner Bart Chilton brings his saucy eloquence to DLA Piper as a senior adviser in Washington. For other updates launch today's Movers & shakers slideshow.
The activist investor and the famed auction house are headed for a courtroom showdown. Loeb wants three board seats and the ability to fire Sotheby's CEO William Ruprecht. The company responded with a $300 million dividend for shareholders and a poison pill aimed squarely at Loeb. More video