Announcements

  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    The San Diego Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America this month has scheduled its Annual Employment Law Update - New Developments Affecting California Employers. The CLE session will take place on Thursday, November 18 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at a location to be determined. Speakers at the seminar will include David Geerdes of Heller,...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    The American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) this month are offering a replay of their popular seminar, What the Board Really Expects From the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. The program was sold out in previous presentations in February and June. The latest presentation will take...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Samuel J. Arena, a partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, LLP, has been named chair of the American Bar Association's Fidelity and Surety Law Committee. Mr. Arena is chair of Stradley Ronon's fidelity and surety practice group and represents insurance companies in complex fidelity and surety matters, and insurance coverage matters and related...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Editor: Your law firm, Roach & Carpenter, has an interesting history. Would you tell our readers something about its origins and subsequent evolution? Carpenter: Five of us, all women in the Civil Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office, left government service 15 years ago to start a law firm. It opened in September of 1989. Since that time, two...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Planning has begun for the fourth annual Mediation Settlement Day, which will kick off in New York City on Wednesday, October 13. Started by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in 2001, the event aims to increase awareness and understanding of the mediation process as well as to increase the...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America and the firm of Ford & Harrison this month are planning a CLE seminar titled Labor and Employment Issues in M&A. The program will take place on Tuesday, October 26 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City. The session will focus on...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is continuing its Intellectual Property & Media Law Lunch Series with a pair of seminars this month and next. With the increasing complexities of intellectual property law and growing demands on in-house counsel, Weil Gotshal has designed this series to focus on current trends and developments in the law...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP this month is planning a CLE seminar for employment counsel and human resources professionals titled Conducting Internal Investigations of Discrimination & Harassment. The program will take place on Wednesday, October 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kramer Levin offices, 919 Third Avenue, 37th...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America (NY ACC-A) and the firm of Dechert LLP this month have scheduled a CLE seminar titled Ethical Issues Faced by Multinational Companies. The program will take place on Wednesday, October 13 from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. at The Rainbow Room, Radio City Suite, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Governing and Controlling Corporate Intellectual Property & Intellectual Property as a Profit Center is the title of a CLE planned for this month by the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America and the firm of Goodwin Procter LLP. The breakfast program will take place on Wednesday, October 27 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP is resuming its series of breakfast and luncheon seminars covering topics of interest to corporate counsel. All programs take place at the Brown Raysman offices, 900 Third Avenue, New York City. Breakfast programs run from 8:30 to 10 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. Luncheon programs...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The treatment of computer-based information in discovery creates major challenges and risks for companies. These challenges will be examined this month by the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America at a CLE seminar titled Electronic Evidence Discovery: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You; What You Don't Know You Don't Know...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    WESFACCA, the Westchester/ Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America, this month is planning a variety of CLE seminars on issues covering departmental management as well as areas of substantive law. On Thursday, October 7, the chapter will present Preventing Preferences: A Bankruptcy Primer from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Seventeen general counsel of major corporations and 18 leaders of major law firms will be featured this month at a CLE program titled Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel being presented by the Boston Bar Association and the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America. The program will be held on Wednesday,...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93A, the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, has grown to be one of the most important adjuncts to the litigation of personal injury and other insurance-related claims in Massachusetts. The provisions of General Laws Chapter 176D, the Unfair Methods of Competition and Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices in the...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Richard A. Soden, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, a prominent corporate lawyer, and a past president of both the BBA and the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, took office September 1 as President of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the BBA. Mr. Soden's broad background in public interest work has...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Following a presentation by Beth I. Boland and R. Scott Henderson, co-chairs of the Boston Bar Association Task Force on Corporate Governance and partners at Bingham McCutchen, the BBA Council has voted to accept the Report of the Task Force on Corporate Governance. Two of the action items contained in the report, the development of a process for the...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The New York State Bar Association recently received the 2004 American Bar Association Partnership Award which recognizes exemplary efforts of bar associations to increase diversity in the legal profession. NYSBA President Kenneth G. Standard accepted the award on behalf of the Association during a joint luncheon of the National Conference of Bar...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has scheduled its 5th Annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference on Wednesday, November 3 in New York City. The day's breakout sessions are divided into four tracks: Law Department Track, Law Firm Track, Professional Development Track and Marketing Diversity Track. Some of the topics to be...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    A key feature of this year's Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America (ACC) will be the seventh annual Onsite Pro Bono Clinic conducted under the auspices of CorporateProBono.Org Participants will be given training, for which they will receive CLE credit, from national experts on the legal needs on nonprofit organizations....
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP has scheduled its 2004 labor and employment law symposium titled Forty Years After Title VII: Where We Are and Where We Are Going in several locations this month and next. Programs will take place on Friday, October 15 at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston; on Thursday, October 21 at the Beverly...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association will hold its annual Ethics Program on Friday, October 29 at the Great Hall of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street, New York City. A panel of experts will explore hypotheticals raising issues that regularly confront in-house counsel in everyday...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The firm of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP this month has scheduled a CLE seminar titled Buying and Selling Government Contracting Companies. The program will take place on Wednesday, October 13 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the McLean Hilton, McLean, VA. Speakers will offer a board-level discussion of the unique landscape that enterprise executives encounter on...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The Chicago Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel-America (ACC) was selected to present the Best of Chapter Program at the 2004 Annual Meeting taking place October 25-27 at the Sheraton Chicago. This honor is afforded annually to the chapter that submits the highest quality program presented by in-house counsel at a local level. The winning...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Joy V. Cunningham, a former Cook County (IL) judge and currently general counsel and senior vice president for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and its parent corporation, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, has been seated as president of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA). Ms. Cunningham is only the fifth woman and the first African-American and first...
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