Barry Brooks, a partner in the corporate department of law firm Paul Hastings LLP, shares his
positive outlook on the 2012 financing markets with The Deal Pipeline. The change and clarity in the financial services industry could also lead to a boost in M&A activity in it next year, Brooks adds, looking to upcoming market readjustments as a result of Dodd-Frank. - 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