Announcements

  • 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...
  • Monday, September 29, 2014
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 35,000 in-house counsel in over 85 countries, today released its first global report on the state of work-life balance among in-house lawyers, which underscored the worldwide movement toward creating a healthy equilibrium between professional ambitions...
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has announced its continued support and partnership with Women’s Startup Lab (WSLab) as the organization prepares to launch its third accelerator program for female founders of tech companies. Procopio, which continues to build on its reputation for representing innovative startups and emerging...
  • Monday, August 4, 2014
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 34,000 in-house counsel in 89 countries, will host the 2014 ACC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, October 28-31. The ACC Annual Meeting, which is the largest gathering of corporate lawyers worldwide, will highlight professional development, business...
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    The Corporate Counsel Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section is presenting a CLE program at the Business Law Section’s Annual Meeting.  The program is co-sponsored by 42 additional committees of the Business Law Section.  The program is entitled “How Inside and Outside Corporate Counsel Can Work...
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    The board of directors of Pro Bono Partnership announced today that Rick Hobish, the organization's co-founder and executive director, has decided to leave the organization. Under his leadership, the Partnership has become one of the nation’s preeminent providers of pro bono legal services to nonprofits serving the disadvantaged and providing...
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014
    The Workshare team is known for celebrating success and there’s good cause to celebrate this month! Leading analyst house Gartner has named Workshare in its 2014 Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) Magic Quadrant. Gartner tracks over 160 global companies in the enterprise file sync and sharing sector, so for Workshare to be selected...
  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
    The Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, No. 12-842, holding that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) does not limit the scope of discovery available to a judgment creditor in post-judgment execution proceedings against a foreign sovereign.   As part of NML’s efforts to collect on...
  • Monday, June 30, 2014
    Dykema recently announced that Allan Gabriel has been named director of the firm's Intellectual Property Department. Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Gabriel joined Dykema in 2007 and focuses his practice on IP litigation with an emphasis on patent, trademark and copyright infringement; trade secrets; and false advertising...
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