Announcements

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
    Last weekend, Sheppard Mullin partner Peter Carson was elected President of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers at its annual Meeting in Montreal.   The College,  an honorary professional association of over 300 distinguished practitioners, jurists and academics, promotes the field of commercial finance law, including through...
  • Monday, March 28, 2016
    Edmond M. Ianni was appointed general counsel of venture capital and private equity firm Ben Franklin Technology Partners.  A former Chairman of the Delaware State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section and its International Law Section, Ed has served as Chief Strategy Officer of Millennium, Director of Strategic Development for Delaware and in-...
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    McNees names Devin J. Chwastyk as Chair of the Firm's Privacy & Data Security Practice Group. Devin, Of Counsel in the McNees Litigation Practice Group, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on class actions, privacy and data security, constitutional law, intellectual property disputes, and appellate litigation...
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016
    The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) announced that it has changed the chapter’s name to the Association of Corporate Counsel - New York City (ACC-NYC).  The name change reflects the chapter’s representation of in-house counsel members in the five boroughs of New York City as well as Long Island. A...
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016
    ACC-Greater Philadelphia's 2016 Officers President – Kevin Chu, Assistant General Counsel, SAP America, Inc. 1st Vice President – Michael Crane, Director/Assistant General Counsel, Capital One  2nd Vice President – Anne Bancroft, Assistant General Counsel, Exelon Business Services Company  3rd Vice President – A. Peter...
  • Monday, October 12, 2015
    Wolters Kluwer has announced its acquisition of Effacts, a move that will bring a legal management software solution to small and mid-sized legal departments, so they can: Take control of corporate and legal risks: Effacts provides a framework that houses all legal information, including contracts, legal entities, compliance information and cases –...
  • Monday, October 12, 2015
    The National Association of Corporate Directors(NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, announced on October 5 the release of its 2015–2016 NACD Public Company Governance Survey, which compiles benchmarking data on governance trends and practices from more than 1,000 public company corporate directors and governance professionals...
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, has released the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on the Board and Long-Term Value Creation. Board members have a fundamental responsibility to help management navigate a complex environment without allowing near-term...
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has announced the names of 54 corporate directors who earned the NACD Fellowship credential during the second quarter (Q2) of 2015. NACD Fellowship, the definitive director credential, is a comprehensive program of study developed to educate directors about perennial and emerging boardroom issues and...
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Complying with privacy, cybersecurity and corruption laws top the list of challenges for in-house lawyers both within and outside their jurisdictions, according to the 2015 ACC Global Census Report, published on October 12 by the Association of Corporate Counsel, a global legal association representing more than 40,000 in-house counsel in 85...
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015
    Houston attorneys will promote access to justice for all Houstonians during National Pro Bono Week, October 25-31, with free legal advice clinics and other programs for those facing legal problems but who cannot afford to hire an attorney. “While we are committed to providing pro bono services throughout the year, during Pro Bono Week, we have stepped...
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) has announced that it has named Jay B. Stephens as chairman of its Legal Policy Advisory Board. Mr. Stephens succeeds The Honorable Dick Thornburgh, who served as chairman for 18 years. Mr. Stephens recently retired from Raytheon Company after serving for nearly 13 years as a member of the company’s senior leadership...
  • Monday, August 3, 2015
    Plaintiffs brought 85 new federal class action securities cases in the first half of 2015, according to Securities Class Action Filings—2015 Midyear Assessment, a report compiled by Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse. This represents a decrease from the second half of 2014, when plaintiffs filed 92...
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015
    Paulette Brown, a labor and employment law partner and co-chair of the firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Locke Lord LLP in Morristown, New Jersey, took office today as president of the American Bar Association at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.  She is the first woman of color to become president of the 136-year-old...
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015
    From 2013 to 2014, the major U.S. natural gas exchanges experienced double-digit reductions in the number of contracts traded, according to a new report published by Cornerstone Research. The report, Characteristics of U.S. Natural Gas Transactions—Insights from FERC Form 552 Submissions as of May 16, 2015, shows that Intercontinental Exchange...
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015
    The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Fiscal Year 2016 by $75 million. The measure passed by a vote of 242-183. The Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies (CJS) FY 2016 Appropriations bill allocates $300 million for LSC, a 20 percent reduction from...
  • Monday, June 15, 2015
    The National Association of Women Lawyers® (NAWL) will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt New York – a new venue for 2015. NAWL welcomes all interested attorneys to attend. To register and learn more, visit www.nawl.org/2015annualmeeting. Since 1899, NAWL has brought together...
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    On April 16, Inventus cosponsored Consero’s Corporate Litigation Executive Roundtable at the Wit Chicago. This intimate, CLE-certified event featured welcome remarks by Inventus’ head of sales Josh Rosenberg, Charles Beard of PwC and Mark Hentschell of Serengeti Law. Among the many topics of the day’s panel discussions were Inside-...
  • 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, March 5, 2015
    Pulitizer Prize winning columnist Mary Schmich will keynote the 26th annual Herman Kogan Media Awards luncheon Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Maggiano’s restaurant, 516 N. Clark, Chicago.  Dennis Culloton, chair of the Kogan Awards Committee of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), said, “For more than a quarter century, the CBA has been...
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced today the five recipients of the 2015 Employer of Choice Awards, who will be honored during the 2015 Diversity Gala on June 30th at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The honorees will be featured in MCCA’s inaugural Employer of Choice...
  • Monday, March 23, 2015
    Sixth Edition revised to reflect significant legal and practical developments related to New York State nonprofit organizations Lawyers Alliance for New York is pleased to announce the release of the newest edition of Getting Organized. Now in its sixth edition, Lawyers Alliance substantially updated this 327-page publication to reflect significant...
  • 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...

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