Announcements

  • Monday, March 2, 2015
    William R. Buck of Exxon Mobil Corporation took office as 2015 chair of the Houston Bar Foundation on February 26 at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting. He succeeded John Eddie Williams, Jr. of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP as chair of the Foundation, the charitable arm of the Houston Bar Association that provides grants to support pro bono civil...
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    To support the growing number of legal operations professionals advancing law department management in sophisticated legal departments, especially among the Fortune 500, the Association of Corporate Counsel today announced its formation of a new membership sector, ACC Legal Operations. The section will partner with existing groups to advance the...
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Percentage of M&A deals challenged by shareholders of public target companies remained high in 2014, but other indicators suggest a slowdown A new report shows that the percentage of 2014 lawsuits filed by shareholders in M&A deals remained consistent with the previous four years, while other key indicators suggest a slowdown. The report,...
  • Monday, January 5, 2015
    The New York County Lawyers’ Association is pleased that the Cuomo administration and the New York Civil Liberties Union have reached a settlement in the matter of Hurrell-Harring v. New York, a case concerning the issue of whether systemic deficiencies in the indigent defense system rendered the system constitutionally...
  • Monday, January 12, 2015
    On Wednesday, Janaury 21,  from noon - 2 p.m., President Meanes will join New Jersey City University for a luncheon celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Ms. Meanes is the first African American to be elevated from associate to partner at St. Louis's largest law firm, Thompson Coburn LLP, and she is president of the National Bar...
  • Sunday, January 25, 2015
    The New York State Bar Association is seeking $5 million in state funding for the creation of a legal services center in Albany to enhance the availability of legal services to low-income individuals. “With the state’s surplus, there is now an opportunity to make a one-time investment that could be very meaningful in terms of improving the...
  • Monday, January 26, 2015
    The 2015 Nominating Committee, chaired by Immediate Past Board Chair David Allgood, executive vice president and general counsel at Royal Bank of Canada, is charged with identification of nominees for the ACC Board of Directors. Serving a three-year volunteer term offers the opportunity to help shape the future of ACC. Nominations of candidates,...
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015
    The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association ("NJWLA") is proud to announce the creation of an In-House Counsel Committee.  In 2014 the In-House Counsel Committee was formed to address targeted issues and design programming specifically focused to the unique needs, trends and interests of attorneys in corporate practice - in all...
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
      The Board of Directors of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) announced in December the hiring of its new executive director and general counsel, Yolanda Jackson, currently BASF's acting executive director, general counsel and diversity director. The executive director leads both BASF and the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) in...
  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the world’s biggest news and information provider, has announced that TrustLaw has generated $54 million worth of free legal support globally for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises in its first four years. The announcement, made by CEO Monique Villa at the annual TrustLaw Awards...
  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) was formed in 1981 to promote the retention and advancement of women in the legal profession. NJWLA has grown from a handful of members to more than 1,000 members. NJWLA advocates for the appointment of female judicial candidates and screens and endorses female judicial candidates. NJWLA holds numerous...
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Lawyers in Japan, Brazil, Germany and elsewhere, when drafting contracts involving complex commercial transactions, often stipulate that the contracts will be governed by New York State law. A new book, New York Contract Law: A Guide for Non-New York Attorneys will help international lawyers—and practitioners in the United States who are not...
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014
    The Delaware Barrister’s Association will honor Joseph K. West with its prestigious Louis L. Redding Achievement Award at its Benefits & Awards Gala, to take place on November 14, 2014. The award recognizes an individual who has made a lifelong commitment to diversity and promoted the business case for diversity in academia and in the legal...
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 35,000 in-house counsel in over 85 countries, is now accepting “Top 10 30-Somethings” nominations. Sponsored by Saul Ewing LLP, the awards program recognizes in-house counsel rising stars for their innovation, proactive practice, global...
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    The 65th Harvest Celebration honored Houston law firms, corporate legal departments, and individuals who are committed to providing pro bono legal services to low-income Houstonians. The event, which raised $670,000 for pro bono, is sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, Houston Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Association Auxiliary. More than 1,000...
  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    The Houston Bar Association (HBA) has released the results of its 2014 Judicial Preference Poll. The results are posted on the HBA Web site, www.hba.org. The Judicial Preference Poll is not an endorsement by the Houston Bar Association.* In each election year, the HBA asks its members to indicate their preference in contested judicial and some non-...
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    Thomas L. Sager, former vice president and general counsel at DuPont, who recently retired after 37 years with the company, and now partner with the law firm of Ballard Spahr, has donated $50,000 to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).   Mr. Sager helped found MCCA in 1997 and serves on the board of directors for the organization,...
  • Friday, October 17, 2014
    Pro Bono Partnership raised $1.36 million at its Gala on October 15. The Partnership provides free business legal assistance to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Andrea Mitchell, host of Andrea Mitchell Reports, hosted the Gala. The evening’s honorees were David Boies, chairman, Boies, Schiller &...
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    The Indian National Bar Association, INBA, has organized the 65th Annual Law Day Celebration – International Conference on Law and Policy Issues – at The Suryaa Hotel, New Delhi, on Wednesday, 26 November, 2014. It begins at 10:00 a.m. with a welcome address and ends at 5:00 p.m., followed by an award celebrating good governance in the legal...
  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Lawyers Alliance for New York is proud to announce that two leading law firms – Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Proskauer – are recipients of the 2014 Cornerstone Awards, the highest business law pro bono honor in New York. The annual awards recognize outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations that are improving quality...
  • Thursday, September 4, 2014
    Anderson Kill, a national law firm known primarily for its work in insurance recovery, has formed a Cyber Insurance Recovery Group to help clients maximize insurance coverage for losses stemming from data breaches and other technology-related losses and liabilities. Anderson Kill's insurance recovery practice has successfully represented retailers,...
  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014
    Attorney-Mediator Don Philbin was installed as chair of the State Bar of Texas ADR Section at its Annual Meeting in Austin. Mr. Philbin was also named one of seven Texas mediators in the 2014 International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation. He has been included in the publication since its inception in 2011. Other peer review publications have...
  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014
    Join the ACC Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter for the 4th annual Corporate Counsel Awards Dinner on  Thursday, October 16. 2014 finalists are: Outstanding General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer – Solo Richard Blunk, Thermopylae Ventures LLC Cherry Hearn, Which Wich Franchise Inc. Amy Howell, Zimbra Inc.   Outstanding General Counsel or...
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) will receive an 18-month $314,068 Pro Bono Innovation grant to deliver free legal follow-up services to low-income clients. To create the project, LawNY is partnering with five other LSC grantees in the state: Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York,...
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) announces the appointment of Mark D. Agrast to serve as the Society's eighth executive director beginning October 20, 2014. Mr.  Agrast succeeds Elizabeth Andersen, who left the Society this summer after nearly eight years to lead the American Bar Association's (ABA) Rule of Law Initiative...
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