Announcements

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    As the United States Supreme Court begins its new term, the New York City Bar Association has recommended that its Justices be required to issue written explanations for their decisions either to recuse from a case or to hear a case in the face of a motion to disqualify. “The adoption of this practice, whether by the Court’...
  • Monday, September 10, 2012
      At the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in August, judge William C. Carpenter, Jr. of the Superior Court of Delaware was elected chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges (NCSTJ).  The NCSTJ is the oldest and largest organization of general jurisdiction state trial judges in the nation. It acts as an advocate for...
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012
      The Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center is embarking on a binational research project to explore the domestic and international laws that govern development of shared oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico. The goal is to identify potential areas of regulatory conflict that could endanger the environment of...
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      This summer, nearly 1000 attendees gathered to watch New York City's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, swear in the slate of new officers and directors of the National Association of Women Lawyers® (NAWL) at the Awards Luncheon ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria during the association's 2012 Annual Meeting and Awards...
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      On Wednesday, September 12, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) held its 22nd Annual Public Service Awards Reception. Chaired by former NYCLA President Catherine A. Christian and held at the Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, the Awards Reception honored public sector attorneys and featured special remarks by Preet Bharara, United...
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      A State Bar Association initiative to improve diversity within the organization and the legal profession was recognized by the American Bar Association during its recent annual meeting in Chicago. The ABA awarded its prestigious ABA Partnership Award to the State Bar's President's Diversity Challenge. In 2011, then-President Vincent E....
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      A whistleblower who helped the Securities and Exchange Commission stop a multi-million dollar fraud will receive nearly $50,000 -- the first payout from a new SEC program to reward people who provide evidence of securities fraud. The award represents 30 percent of the amount collected in an SEC enforcement action against the perpetrators of the...
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
      DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, has been named one of seven of the Best LinkedIn Groups for Attorneys and Legal Professionals by The Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg. The blog is published by Ted Brooks, a well-respected trial presentation and legal technology consultant, author and speaker who has consulted successfully on...
  • 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...
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