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...
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-...