Announcements

  • Thursday, September 20, 2012
        Tom Sager – what an honor to receive this award from a stalwart leader, activist, and committed brother in the law who has, through your sheer force of gentlemanly presence, made it possible for lawyers of color and women to advance within our legal profession. I want to thank your president and CEO, Joe West, and his right arm,...
  • Friday, September 28, 2012
      Many public school districts in Texas are facing a growing number of legal issues, often complicated by fewer financial resources to actively address and prevent litigation and other challenges. The Highland Park Independent School District is working with the law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP to educate the District’s leadership on how...
  • Thursday, August 2, 2012
      The state of cross-border legal services and education between the United States and its southern neighbor is the subject of the first research project of the new Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center. In the past twenty years, there has been a dramatic increase in the movement of people, goods and services...
  • Thursday, August 9, 2012
      The Manhattan and Brooklyn district attorneys; New York City’s corporation counsel; deans and leaders of Columbia, Harvard, Georgetown, CUNY and Cardozo Law Schools; law firm leaders from Paul Weiss, Simpson Thacher, Skadden Arps and Freshfields; the chief in-house counsel from BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, Xerox and Con Ed; and the...
  • Monday, August 20, 2012
      The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals elected Kenneth L. Wagner of Peabody Energy Corporation as Society chairman for the 2012-13 year. Mr. Wagner was elected at the Society's annual meeting, which took place at its 66th National Conference in Washington DC. Mr. Wagner is vice president, assistant general counsel...
  • Thursday, August 9, 2012
      The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the premier global bar association serving the interests of in-house counsel, today announced the founding of its 54th chapter, the ACC Kentucky Chapter. The new chapter will serve corporate counsel members in the cities of Louisville, Lexington and its surrounding areas. It will also provide a vast...
  • Thursday, August 9, 2012
        The United States Patent and Trademark Office announced July 2, 2012, that it will be opening three additional regional offices: Denver, CO, Dallas, TX and San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley) join the previously announced Detroit, Michigan office (opening July 13, 2012). These regional offices will help the USPTO further implement the...
  • Friday, August 17, 2012
      Heraeus Incorporated announced today that Kim R. Jessum and Austin K. So have joined the company as associate general counsels.  With over 15 years of experience, Ms. Jessum will concentrate her practice on patent and other intellectual property matters.  Previously, Ms. Jessum was of counsel at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP...
  • Monday, July 23, 2012
          The United States Patent and Trademark Office announced July 2, 2012 that it will be opening three additional regional offices: Denver, CO, Dallas, TX and San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley) join the previously announced Detroit, Michigan office (opening July 13, 2012). These regional offices will help the USPTO...
  • Monday, July 23, 2012
      At the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Annual Meeting this past May, its Task Force on Judicial Budget Cuts presented Unsung Heroes Awards to honor non‐judicial members of the state and federal court systems who have distinguished themselves in the exemplary performance of their duties during these difficult times of...
  • Tuesday, July 3, 2012
      Gibbons P.C. was honored with the Pride of Essex County Award at the second annual Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on June 19, 2012, hosted in conjunction with Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board. The firm’s John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest & Constitutional Law earned...
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012
      The Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorneys; New York City’s Corporation Counsel; Deans and leaders of Columbia, Harvard, Georgetown, CUNY and Cardozo Law Schools; law firm leaders from Paul Weiss, Simpson Thacher, Skadden Arps and Freshfields; the chief in-house counsel from BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, Xerox and Con Ed; and the...
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the largest voluntary metropolitan bar association in the country, has selected Richard A. Rothschild, director of litigation for the Western Center on Law & Poverty, to receive its highest honor, the Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award for “extraordinary contributions to improving the...
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
      Over 150 people celebrated Frederic K. Becker, who was honored with AJC Metro New Jersey’s prestigious Judge Learned Hand Award on Thursday, June 7, at The Hilton at Short Hills. The Judge Learned Hand Award was established by AJC in 1964 to honor the memory of Judge Learned Hand for his extensive range of decisions, which he tendered in...
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
      NJCCA members and our valued sponsors attended NJCCA’s Spring Cocktail Reception and CLE Program at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. Front row (from left to right); David Boyko, Joelle Quilla, Dana Gilbert, Ronald Prague, Elitza Meyer, Barbara Sellinger, Joseph Aronds (NJCCA President), and Gail Girard. Second row (from left to...
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
      In May, more than 300 leaders from the legal, financial, and nonprofit sectors gathered at Gotham Hall in Manhattan for Lawyers Alliance’s Business Law & Leadership Gala. The annual event celebrated the partnership between lawyers and nonprofits and their power to transform New York City communities. This year’s distinguished...
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
      New York State is reconsidering the rules and practices related to compensation of executives by nonprofit organizations, particularly those that contract with state agencies. The governor, the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, and the attorney general have each weighed in on the topic. In...
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
      New Jersey Supreme Court justices, state legislators, and top legal experts gathered at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City. With over 2,000 lawyers and judges in attendance, the event was the premiere gathering of the state’s legal community. Supreme Court justices Barry T. Albin...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      The New York City Bar Association has named four legal services attorneys and one non-attorney as recipients of the Twenty-third Annual Legal Services Awards, which give recognition to attorneys and non-attorneys who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York's poor. This year’s recipients are Tracey Bing, Family Law/...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      In May, the reopened 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) clinics continued at the City Bar Justice Center, with 50 lawyers from 12 firms and corporations helping potential claimants navigate the “road map” through the application process. To date, over 100 potential claimants have been helped. A dozen WilmerHale attorneys, led by...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Attorneys may use social media websites for juror research as long as no communication occurs between the lawyer and the juror as a result, states a formal opinion from the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics (Formal Opinion 2012-2). If an attorney unknowingly or inadvertently causes a communication with a juror...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Seymour W. James, Jr. of Brooklyn, a 38-year veteran of The Legal Aid Society of New York, assumes office on June 1 as the 115th president of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. James succeeds Vincent E. Doyle III as head of the 77,000-member association. Mr. James becomes its third African-American president and first president to come...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      The New York City Bar Association held its 20th annual Henry L. Stimson Medal Award Ceremony in June. The award honors the memory of Henry L. Stimson, the former U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and cabinet member to four presidents, by the annual awarding of medals in his name to four outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      Governor Corbett is traveling the state discussing his 2012-13 budget proposals with Pennsylvanians, visiting businesses whose success employs their neighbors and helps to grow economic opportunities in their communities. As with any public debate, opponents of the proposed budget have made several claims that are inaccurate. The governor...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
      The Pennsylvania Bar Association has established a task force to recommend updates and revisions to the existing Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Conduct, which has not been updated since 2005. Appointed by PBA president Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr., the task force is composed of PBA members from across the state, including retired trial and appellate...
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