Announcements

  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    The South/Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America has a pair of CLE seminars on its calendar this month and next on timely topics of interest to corporate attorneys. On Wednesday, July 7, the chapter will present a session titled Corporate Campaign Contributions. The program will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the San...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    The Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America (ACCA-SOCAL) this month is planning an afternoon CLE seminar titled Don't Get Left Behind: Understanding the Business of In-House Relationships. The program is scheduled for Friday, July 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, third floor, 404 South Figueroa...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    The South Florida Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America this month has scheduled another group in its series of Lunch 'n Learn sessions, these under the title Lunch 'n Learn From Your Peers - Best Practices. This luncheon series will be hosted by chapter members on Thursday, July 22 at five southern Florida locations. The sessions run...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Document Drafting is as important to the success of the deal as the negotiation itself. Negotiation and drafting go hand-in-hand, but unfortunately, neither comes naturally to most people. With this in mind, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) this month will launch its Commercial Document Series 2004. The opening segments will focus on Shareholder...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel: One of the most difficult times in a legal career is the period of transition from one job to another. Transition is almost always anxiety laden and often enervating, especially during such turbulent times as these (although I optimistically note that it's beginning to look like the market is...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    For over 20 years, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has served the needs of the in-house legal community, offering valuable services and resources, local and international networking opportunities, and advancements in standards for corporate legal practice. As one of its major commitments, the association strives to promote diversity both among...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Norman L. Reimer, a partner at Gould Fishbein Reimer & Gottfried LLP, has been elected president of the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA). He was installed on May 27 at the NYCLA Annual Meeting at the NYCLA Home of Law in New York City. Mr. Reimer succeeds Michael Miller, who continues as a member of the Executive Committee as immediate...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Bettina (Betsy) B. Plevan was installed as president of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY) at this year's Annual Meeting of the Association on Tuesday, May 18. Ms. Plevan succeeds E. Leo Milonas as the 61st president in the Association's 133-year history. The new slate of Association officers and members of the executive and Audit...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has released the findings of its Sixth Annual General Counsel Survey of Fortune 500 companies. Since 1997, MCCA has looked at diversity in corporate law departments across the nation, with a special emphasis on the advancement of attorneys of color. The findings of the 2004 MCCA Fortune 500 General Counsel...
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    New laws regulating the use of personal data and novel lawsuits seeking to expand privacy rights present new challenges to business. These challenges will be addressed by Proskauer Rose LLP lawyers in a CLE seminar titled Privacy Law Basics. The program will take place on Tuesday, June 22 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Proskauer offices, 1585 Broadway,...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) this month will present a CLE seminar titled Ethics and Professionalism at two greater New York City locations. The program will take place on Friday, June 11 at the Long Island Marriott, 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, NY, and on Friday, June 18 at New York's Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue, New...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Last year, the firm of McCarter & English played a critical role in PNC's acquisition of Bridgewater United National Bancorp (UNB), representing UNB in all phases of the transaction. This acquisition will become the focus this month of a CLE seminar titled Handling Corporate Acquisitions: PNC's Acquisition of Bridgewater United National Bancorp: A Case...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP will conclude this year's spring CLE series this month with five seminars. All seminars except one scheduled for Friday, June 4 will take place at the Brown Raysman offices, 900 Third Avenue, New York City. The June 4 program will take place at Cityplace I, 185 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT....
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires the SEC to review your company's periodic filings at least once every three years. How worried should you be about this "new" level of heightened scrutiny? The firm of Lowenstein Sandler PC will attempt to answer this question on Thursday, June 10 at a seminar titled Public Companies Beware: The SEC Is Reviewing Your...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The Pro Bono Partnership this month is planning a workshop for those involved with nonprofits titled Fundraising and Revenue Generating Activities. The program is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the offices of Prudential Financial, Gateway III Building, 100 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ. The speakers at the morning program will be...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Editor: Tell us how you came to be President of the Association. Reimer:I've always wanted to be a criminal defense lawyer. My first job in 1977 was with one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in the City, and I've worked with him ever since. During this period, the firm has grown and developed practices in other areas. I joined the Association in 1977...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America this month has scheduled a CLE seminar titled Corporate Officers and Directors Beware! ERISA as an End Run Around PSLRA. The program will take place on Tuesday, June 8 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the offices of Nixon Peabody LLP, 437 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor, New York City. Given...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America and the firm of Dechert LLP this month are planning a CLE seminar titled International Private M&A - The Differences That Can Become Deal Breakers. The program will take place on Wednesday, June 16 from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Dechert offices, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 23rd...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The Greater New York Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR GNY) will host a one-day conference on conflict, impasse and resolution entitled: Spanning The Globe: What Works In Dispute Resolution on Friday, June 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th Street New York City. ACR is a not-for-profit professional...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    John M. Liftin, senior vice president and general counsel of Prudential Financial, Inc., in Newark, NJ, was elected chair of the board of Pro Bono Partnership upon the retirement of Chairman Robert E. Healing, corporate counsel of General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT. The Pro Bono Partnership is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Directors and officers liability is a unique and complex area of the law that requires special consideration and handling. This issue will be the focus of a CLE seminar titled D&O Liability Insurance in the Age of Sarbanes-Oxley planned for Thursday, June 10 by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Serving as program chairs are Andre E...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY) has prepared a report concerning the legal standards applicable to the United States interrogation of detainees that has received widespread media attention recently. The extensive report, prepared by the Committee on International Human Rights and Military Affairs and Justice, was issued shortly...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Editor: How has leadership in bar association activities enhanced your career? Plevan: I have been practicing in New York City for 30 years. Currently a partner at Proskauer Rose, I practice labor and employment litigation. I have been active in the Association of the Bar of the City of New York ("Association") and other bar associations, as well as...
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