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-...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Thomas L. Sager, former vice president and general counsel at DuPont, who recently retired after 37 years with the company, and now partner with the law firm of Ballard Spahr, has donated $50,000 to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).
Mr. Sager helped found MCCA in 1997 and serves on the board of directors for the organization,...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Pro Bono Partnership raised $1.36 million at its Gala on October 15. The Partnership provides free business legal assistance to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Andrea Mitchell, host of Andrea Mitchell Reports, hosted the Gala. The evening’s honorees were David Boies, chairman, Boies, Schiller &...
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Anderson Kill, a national law firm known primarily for its work in insurance recovery, has formed a Cyber Insurance Recovery Group to help clients maximize insurance coverage for losses stemming from data breaches and other technology-related losses and liabilities.
Anderson Kill's insurance recovery practice has successfully represented retailers,...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Attorney-Mediator Don Philbin was installed as chair of the State Bar of Texas ADR Section at its Annual Meeting in Austin.
Mr. Philbin was also named one of seven Texas mediators in the 2014 International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation. He has been included in the publication since its inception in 2011. Other peer review publications have...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Join the ACC Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter for the 4th annual Corporate Counsel Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 16. 2014 finalists are:
Outstanding General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer – Solo
Richard Blunk, Thermopylae Ventures LLC
Cherry Hearn, Which Wich Franchise Inc.
Amy Howell, Zimbra Inc.
Outstanding General Counsel or...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) will receive an 18-month $314,068 Pro Bono Innovation grant to deliver free legal follow-up services to low-income clients.
To create the project, LawNY is partnering with five other LSC grantees in the state: Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York,...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The American Society of International Law (ASIL) announces the appointment of Mark D. Agrast to serve as the Society's eighth executive director beginning October 20, 2014. Mr. Agrast succeeds Elizabeth Andersen, who left the Society this summer after nearly eight years to lead the American Bar Association's (ABA) Rule of Law Initiative...
Monday, September 29, 2014
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 35,000 in-house counsel in over 85 countries, today released its first global report on the state of work-life balance among in-house lawyers, which underscored the worldwide movement toward creating a healthy equilibrium between professional ambitions...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has announced its continued support and partnership with Women’s Startup Lab (WSLab) as the organization prepares to launch its third accelerator program for female founders of tech companies.
Procopio, which continues to build on its reputation for representing innovative startups and emerging...
Monday, August 4, 2014
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 34,000 in-house counsel in 89 countries, will host the 2014 ACC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, October 28-31. The ACC Annual Meeting, which is the largest gathering of corporate lawyers worldwide, will highlight professional development, business...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Corporate Counsel Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section is presenting a CLE program at the Business Law Section’s Annual Meeting. The program is co-sponsored by 42 additional committees of the Business Law Section. The program is entitled “How Inside and Outside Corporate Counsel Can Work...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The board of directors of Pro Bono Partnership announced today that Rick Hobish, the organization's co-founder and executive director, has decided to leave the organization. Under his leadership, the Partnership has become one of the nation’s preeminent providers of pro bono legal services to nonprofits serving the disadvantaged and providing...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Workshare team is known for celebrating success and there’s good cause to celebrate this month!
Leading analyst house Gartner has named Workshare in its 2014 Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) Magic Quadrant. Gartner tracks over 160 global companies in the enterprise file sync and sharing sector, so for Workshare to be selected...
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...