Announcements

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Marc Firestone, executive vice president, Corporate & Legal Affairs, and general counsel at Kraft Foods Inc., was honored with the 2011 Vanguard Award. The Vanguard Awards are presented every year by The Asian American Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association, The Cook County Bar Association, The Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, The...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    The Nevada Chapter of the ACC has planned a Managing Litigation as a Business kickoff event to be held Thursday, June 9. It will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Howard Hughes Center, suite 300, 3770 Howard Hughes Parkway in Las Vegas. This ACC initiative is designed to help law departments, whether a solo general counsel or a team of...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    On Thursday, June 16, the State Bar of California will hold a program to discuss Intellectual Property in Entertainment & Media. It will run from9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Among the topics under discussion are Opportunities and Challenges for Trademark Owners in New Media; New Gaming...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    On Thursday, June 23, ACCA-SoCal and Hogan Lovells invite members and a guest to attend the 8th Annual Accolades event, a cocktail reception at the legendary Ebell of Los Angeles, where the chapter will honor Sandi "Mama" Romero, cofounder of Mama's Hot Tamales Café, and Laura Sobrino, female mariachi pioneer. The program will run from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    The Dallas-Fort Worth ACC chapter has planned the In-House Counsel and Pro Bono Representation program on two dates and locations. On Thursday, June 16, it will be held in Dallas at Maggiano's, 8687 N. Central Expy, and on Tuesday, June 21, it will be held in Fort Worth at the Shady Oaks Country Club. It will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Hot Topics in California Trade Secret Law is the topic of a seminar being presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California on two days in two locations. On Monday, June 27, it will be held at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 333 South Hope Street in Los Angeles, and on Wednesday it will be held at Jones Day, 555 California Street in...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    In a lunchtime seminar on Wednesday, June 22, the Bar Association of San Francisco will offer Stock-Options Back-Dating to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The program will run from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the association's conference center, 301 Battery Street in San Francisco. Speakers Patrick J. Richard, Nossaman LLP; Ronda McKaig, Skadden, Arps,...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    In a lunchtime seminar, the Bar Association of San Francisco will offer Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: SEC & DOJ think about FCPA. It will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the association's conference center, 301 Battery Street in San Francisco. Jerry Roth, a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, and Mark Hair, a partner with the Stone Turn Group...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    On Thursday, June 23, the 4th edition of the International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards will gather more than 600 senior representatives of leading law firms, general counsels, IP directors, and HR and tax directors from more than 40 countries. The meeting and the awards ceremony will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Paris. The daytime...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Recognizing the increasing globalization of the practice of law, American Bar Association President Stephen N. Zack announced that the ABA's international efforts will be coordinated under a unified structure, to be overseen by the senior director of Washington, DC operations, Jim Swanson. The association's international work is primarily undertaken by...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the world's largest association of in-house counsel, announced today that Veta T. Richardson, executive director of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, has been selected as the association's new president and CEO, effective July 1, 2011. She will succeed Frederick J. Krebs, who has served as president for...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    On Wednesday and Thursday, April 27 and 28, the American Conference Institute is offering an Advanced IP Forum for Advertising Counsel. The event will be held at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel at 36 Central Park South in New York City. Day one begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m., day two begins at 9:15 a.m. and the conference adjourns at 4:30 p.m...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    Business Integrity is offering a free live webinar on Contract Automation and Management for In-House Legal. There will be three live streams of this event starting Wednesday, April 6 at noon until 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., and Thursday, April 29 at 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. All times are EST. Please join Business...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    NYCLA's Labor & Employment Committee is hosting a special event on Friday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m., featuring New York State Senator Diane J. Savino and New York State Assemblyman Carl Heastie discussing the New York Wage Theft Protection Act, which expands workers' rights to seek civil redress from their employers for failure to comply with the New York...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    On Tuesday, April 26, the New York County Lawyers Association offers the 48th Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Lecture. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m., and is located at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street in New York City. The lecture series pays tribute to Hon. Charles Evan Hughes (1862-1948), one of the founders of Hughes...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    The New York City Bar Association has released its Legislative Program for 2011, a compilation of state legislative issues that have been studied and addressed by many of its committees. The program includes commentary on existing legislation as well as proposals for new legislation. While the program represents only a portion of the issues that the City...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    The New York City Bar presents Hedge Funds in the Current Environment: The Impact of Dodd-Frank & More. The program is on Friday, May 6, at the New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. The seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, many previously...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    On March 1 at the City Bar, a panel of distinguished women judges and litigators explored the question of why women litigators appear in commercial cases at a far lower rate than their representation in law firms. The question had been raised by several women judges of New York's Appellate Division, First Department, who put out a fact sheet on the...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    The New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the state's three law schools and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education announced a new continuing legal education partnership. As part of the alliance, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education will become an entity of the Association, without any...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    The American Bar Association presents its Third Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel. The event will take place Wednesday through Friday, May 4-6 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44 Street in New York City. Day one begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m. Day two starts at 8:45 a.m....
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    Connecticut Bar President Ralph Monaco attended Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's iCivics State Chair Conference in California to discuss how the CBA can help promote iCivics as a resource for students and teachers across the country. President Monaco was honored with a special invite from Justice O'Connor, who founded iCivics and currently works to promote...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    U.S. Senator John Kerry has selected Ropes & Gray partner and former BBA president Joan Lukey to head a judicial committee to help fill two pending federal court vacancies in Massachusetts. Ms. Lukey will chair the judicial selection committee that will identify candidates for federal court judgeships in Worcester and Springfield, Massachusetts. In...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    "The New York County Lawyers Association strongly opposes the House Appropriation Committee's proposed $75 million in cuts to the Legal Services Corporation. At a time when 57 million Americans are eligible for the civil legal services provided by the LSC, a decrease in funding of this magnitude will prevent the growing number of low-income individuals and...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    The American Bar Association presents its Third Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel. The event will take place Wednesday through Friday, May 4-6 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44 Street in New York City. Day one begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m. Day two starts at 8:45 a.m....
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    On Friday, April 29, The New York State Bar presents Introductory Lessons on Ethics and Civility. The program is located at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway in New York City. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:45 p.m. The seminar features a combination of lectures and a colloquium on ethics and civility. Ethical issues faced by...
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