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...
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The New York City Bar Association applauds New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s proposed reforms for consumer credit actions filed in New York State courts. The reforms announced yesterday by the Chief Judge will go a long way toward improving access to justice for the tens of thousands of New Yorkers contending with debt collection...
Friday, May 9, 2014
The Directorship 100 call for nominations is about to close. Click here to submit your nominations by May 12.
You are encouraged to nominate corporate directors and governance professionals who have demonstrated superior leadership in the boardroom. Please send your nominations for the following NACD Directorship 100 categories:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
M. Carter Crow, partner-in-charge of the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright, is the new president of the Houston Bar Association (HBA). He took office May 15 at the HBA’s Annual Dinner Meeting at River Oaks Country Club. Mr. Crow succeeds David Chaumette of Chaumette PLLC. With over 11,400 members, the HBA is the fifth largest...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Women in eDiscovery, a nonprofit organization that brings together women interested in technology related to the legal profession, today announced the election results for the New Jersey Chapter Board of Directors.
Chapter Director – Lisa Whipkey – manager in the discovery practice of Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP and...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
In honor of Law Day, May 1, a national holiday recognizing the rule of law, the Houston Bar Association is sponsoring programs to educate children, teens and adults, as well as offering extended hours for its free legal advice program, LegalLine. The extended LegalLine program will be held on Wednesday, May 7, from noon until 9:00 p.m. The public is...
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Houston Bar Foundation (HBF) has announced its annual awards for pro bono service, volunteerism and legal writing. The HBF is the charitable arm of the Houston Bar Association (HBA) that enables the organization to fund crucial programs that provide legal services and support the administration of justice for all Harris County citizens.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
On Monday, February 24, The New York County Lawyers’ Association and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association will present the 12th annual Ida B. Wells‐Barnett Justice Award to Michele Coleman Mayes, vice president, general counsel, and secretary of The New York Public Library (NYPL). Visit nycla.org for more information on this event taking...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The New York State Bar Association will host its 137th Annual Meeting from Monday, January 27, through Saturday, February 1, at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas). The State Bar will present five days of compelling, topical and timely presentations, panel discussions and speeches on issues of...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
DTI, the nation’s largest privately held independent provider of e-discovery, legal process outsourcing and facilities management services, announced today that its founder and CEO, John Davenport Jr., will participate in a panel at an annual e-discovery session hosted in New York City by William Blair & Company, a global...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Houston Bar Association (HBA) is one of three organizations nationwide that will be honored by the American Bar Association (ABA) for Outstanding Law Day Activities in 2013. Through its extensive programming on the Law Day theme, “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All,” the HBA impacted over 53,000 people in the Houston area. The award...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Houston Bar Association (HBA) today released the results of its 2013 Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire. The results are posted on the HBA website at http://www.hba.org/evaluationresults/.
Every two years, the HBA asks its members to evaluate members of the judiciary that serve in Harris County, as well as the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Pro Bono Partnership has announced that Burt Fealing has been elected to its board of directors. Mr. Fealing is senior vice president and general counsel for ITT. He previously served as vice president and corporate secretary for the company. Prior to joining ITT in 2010, he worked for SUPERVALU INC and Verizon Communications Inc.
Monday, November 11, 2013
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 33,000 in-house counsel in 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 perspectives,...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a program honoring Judge Arlin M. Adams and featuring a keynote address from former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The event also recognized the invaluable contributions of Judges Phyllis W. Beck and Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr. to the fair courts...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Texas Access to Justice Commission, in conjunction with the Texas General Counsel Forum, raised $48,583 for civil legal services during the 2nd annual Charity Golf Classic held Nov. 14 in San Antonio. This year’s event almost doubled the amount raised during last year’s inaugural tournament. The proceeds...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The Pro Bono Partnership announced that it has raised $1.7 million to date to provide free business legal assistance to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut through its Gala being held on October 16, at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan. For a second consecutive year, the Gala is sold-out.
Friday, October 4, 2013
The U.S. federal government announced it would be shutting down “nonessential” services after Congress was unable to reach an agreement on the funding of the federal government. Many agencies, including the Department of Justice, announced the impact the government shutdown would have on them.
“The government shutdown sends 800,000...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Responding to in-house lawyers’ renewed focus on contracts as a result of rapidly changing laws, use of new technology, business’ expanding global scope and increased demands for swift negotiations, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 30,000 in-house counsel, today launched the ACC...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, along with the FDCC Foundation, has been recognized by the President’s Society of Marquette University. This special recognition is bestowed on benefactors whose strong annual financial support provides students a transformative education with a commitment to academic excellence. Named for the...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
On October 18, Laura E. Proctor of Nashville, Tennessee was elected first vice president of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago. With 22,000 members, the 50-year old DRI is one of the three largest professional organizations of attorneys in the country and the largest to exclusively...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The State Bar of California is advising consumers that as of October 5, 2013, it is illegal for immigration lawyers and consultants to take money for services related to federal immigration reform until Congress acts.
AB 1159, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, was approved by the California Legislature last month. It went into...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) will honor Sandra Leung, general counsel and corporate secretary for Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), as the recipient of its 2013 Excellence in Corporate Practice Award. The award will be presented at ACC’s Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, October 28.
Established in 1996...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Attorneys interested in attending this year’s Annual Meeting in San Jose will have a new incentive to do so: cost savings.
For the first time, attendees will have the option of a purchasing a full meeting pass (starting at $450 with a new attorney discount available) or a two-day pass (starting at $325). Also new this year, the State Bar...