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Most innovative North American law firms 2014: Corporate (2)

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RankHighly Commended
Score23
Originality8
Rationale8
Impact7
DescriptionNegotiated a superior proposal clause to recoup $48m following the termination of Eddie Bauer’s proposed sale to Joseph A Bank Clothiers.

Most innovative North American law firms 2014: Corporate

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Score25
Originality9
Rationale9
Impact7
DescriptionUsed contingent value rights (CVRs) to replicate indemnification for the first time, helping to protect Community Health Systems against risk in its acquisition of Health Management Associates. Commended: Stephen Fraidin.