Bloomberg Law
Nov. 22, 2022, 1:15 PM

Wake Up Call: Plaintiffs Seek $2.05 Million Facebook Sanction

Rick Mitchell
Rick Mitchell
Freelance Correspondent

Welcome to Bloomberg Law’s Wake Up Call, a daily rundown of the top news for lawyers, law firms, and in-house counsel.

  • Plaintiffs lawyers asked a San Francisco federal judge to sanction Gibson Dunn and its client, Facebook Inc., with $2.05 million in fees and costs for discovery misconduct in the Cambridge Analytica cases. Facebook rebranded as Meta Platforms Inc. in 2021. (The Recorder)
  • O’Melveny & Myers lawyers for American Airlines Group Inc. are trying to get “very, very substantial” legal fees from Sabre Corp. after winning a $1 antitrust verdict at trial in May culminating 11 years of litigation against the flight booking service. (Reuters)
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft got hit by a cyberattack last week that took down its email server. Some Cadwalader attorneys were unable to use the network through Sunday, as the firm distributed replacement laptops. The network was still timing out as of Monday, according to a report. (American Lawyer)

Lawyers, Law Firms

  • Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion and its affiliated groups held nonviolent protests Monday outside Eversheds Sutherland’s London office as part of the group’s action against 13 companies in the city that it says are allied with the fossil fuel industry. The protesters said that by representing highspeed rail project HS2 and oil company Esso, Eversheds has contributed to “criminalizing nonviolent environmental protest through the use of injunctions.” (Extinction Rebellion)
  • Deal Update: O’Melveny & Myers advised a consortium including JetBlue, Vantage Airport Group, infrastructure investment firm American Triple I, and RXR Realty in a $4.2 billion agreement announced last week to build and operate a new terminal for New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. (
  • In another infrastructure deal, White & Case advised private equity firm Ara Partners on its majority stake investment in Lincoln Terminal Holdings LP, a Greenville, S.C.-based provider of renewable fuel logistics and infrastructure in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. No financial details were provided. (
  • Quarles & Brady moved its Twin Cities office into new, bigger space in Minneapolis on the 36th floor of a downtown office tower. At over 8,000 square feet, the space is about 24% bigger than the firm’s previous offices to accommodate Quarles’s growth in the city. (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)

Laterals, Moves, In-house

  • Bain Capital hired away Ropes & Gray’s London managing partner Will Rosen, who had been on secondment to the private equity firm since last year. He’s now staying as Bain’s European general counsel for private equity. (Financial News)
  • Goodwin Procter grabbed Travers Smith employment partner Alex Fisher as a partner in London to launch its own employment law practice in the UK. (
  • Aerospace and space travel company Virgin Galactic Holdings said veteran in-house leader Sarah Kim will join the company as executive vice president, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary, effective Dec. 5. She joins from Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp., where she was general counsel, corporate secretary, chief ethics officer and compliance officer. A former DLA Piper corporate and securities associate, she was previously associate GC at Petco Animal Supplies Inc. (
  • Reed Smith picked up Dechert cross-border litigator Andrew Wong in Los Angeles as a global disputes partner. (
  • Tax and wealth-planning attorney Rochelle Haller joined Fox Rothschild as a partner in Seattle. She arrives from Foster Garvey, where she was principal. (
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn added corporate attorney Nathan Howze as a partner in Chicago. He was a partner at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila. (

Legal Education

  • The University of Michigan is the sixth law school to follow Yale Law in withdrawing from US News & World Report’s rankings. (Detroit News)

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