Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that 80 of its lawyers in 97 practice categories have been selected in The Best Lawyers in America 2008, an annual peer-ranked guide that will be published in December. This year's rankings mark a 70 percent increase in the number of Proskauer lawyers named since the 2006 edition.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The firm of Mayer Brown has announced that it has formed a Subprime Lending Response Team to help clients address the issues resulting from the continuing distress in the subprime lending market. The impact of the subprime lending markets is reverberating worldwide and regulatory scrutiny in the U.S. and Europe is increasing. Recognizing the global...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Former Assistant to the Solicitor General Patricia A. Millett has joined Akin Gump as a partner in the appellate practice in Washington, DC, the firm has announced. Ms. Millett will brief and argue cases spanning a broad array of federal and state law questions - including both constitutional and statutory issues - for corporate, governmental and...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    WolfBlock represented Kushner Companies in the sale of more than 16,700 apartments in four states to AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp. and an affiliate of Morgan Properties. This landmark deal closed on October 1, making it the largest multi-family real estate transaction in New Jersey history.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Day Pitney LLP has announced that Greg Blasi and Frank Lee recently joined the firm as partners in the Energy and Utilities Department in the firm's New York office. Mr. Blasi practices corporate and securities law for a broad range of clients in the energy industry, and has been involved in the electric power industry since 1977. He has significant...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    King & Spalding has announced that its international arbitration team has earned a key victory for Sempra Energy in the company's claim against the government of Argentina. King & Spalding won $172 million for its client, making this award one of the five largest ever granted by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    International law firm Jones Day has added five antitrust partners in Washington and Chicago. Geoffrey Oliver, former head of the Anticompetitive Practices Division of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, was scheduled to join the firm's Washington office on November 1 as a partner. William F. Dolan, Paula W. Render, Michael...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Holland & Knight LLP has announced that Peter Prieto has been appointed the next Section Leader of the firm's national Litigation Section by Holland & Knight Managing Partner Howell W. Melton Jr. The appointment will take effect in January 2008. Mr. Prieto will succeed Richard Duvall of the firm's Washington, DC and Northern Virginia offices...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that it has created a new Diversity Fellowship in conjunction with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to promote diversity in the legal profession.Through the Fellowship, the firm will award a stipend of $15,000, to be funded by MassMutual, to a minority law student who demonstrates exceptional...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been selected as co-chair of the Mock Trial Committee for 2007-2008 by the Somerset County Bar Association. The Committee is responsible for the Somerset County Mock Trial Competition, an annual competition of high schools to represent the county in the Regional Competitions...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Akerman Senterfitt LLP continues to expand its New York office with the addition of Harvey Feldschreiber, who joins the firm's national real estate and corporate practices as a shareholder. Mr. Feldschreiber's practice is focused on sophisticated real estate transactions, including the representation of owners of major office buildings, retail outlets...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The Lawyers for Civil Justice December 3-4 Membership Meeting in New York City offers an opportunity for LCJ's Corporate and Associate (law firm) members to address the most pertinent legal reform topics facing the American civil justice system today. One of the highlights will include a "General Counsel's Roundtable," where several of the nation's leading...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is adding strength and depth to its national securities and accounting litigation practice with new partners Bradley J. Andreozzi, Daniel J. Delaney and Bennett W. Lasko, who will practice in the firm's Chicago office. Mr. Andreozzi, Mr. Delaney and Mr. Lasko have more than 50 years combined experience in complex...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The Best Lawyers in America 2008 has named 29 Young Conaway partners as leaders in their respective fields.Young Conaway ranks first in Delaware for overall number of attorneys listed. Young Conaway was also recognized with a number one ranking in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights law; Real Estate Law and Personal Injury...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Optherion, Inc., a company developing products to diagnose and treat dry and wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and other chronic diseases involving the alternative complement system, announced recently that it has raised $37 million in start up financing. Sills Cummis & Gross attorneys Ira A. Rosenberg, Lori M. Waldron, Laurajane B. Kastner...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The firm of Amper, Politziner & Mattia has announced the promotion of five new officers and one principal. Ken Croarkin has been promoted from senior manager to officer in the firm's Insurance Services Group. He joined the firm in November 2004 and has more than 14 years of professional accounting experience.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Hal M. Stewart has joined the firm as chief operating officer, based in the New York office. Mr. Stewart joins Chadbourne from Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, where he had been chief executive officer. Earlier in his career, he held executive and management...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP has announced that noted transactional finance lawyer Steven M. Miller has joined the Philadelphia office as partner in the Business & Finance Department. Mr. Miller concentrates his practice activities in financial services, including secured and asset-based lending. He represents banks, commercial...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Nixon Peabody LLP has announced that Karen B. Greenbaum has joined the firm as chief operating officer and managing director. Ms. Greenbaum brings her knowledge of world class operational practices of global corporations to the legal industry. Ms. Greenbaum joins Nixon Peabody from Mercer, the world's largest human resource consulting firm - a division...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Upon completing his term as chief justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, James R. Zazzali is returning to private practice as of counsel with two firms. He is rejoining Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & Friedman (the firm his father founded in 1925, which Chief Justice Zazzali, his brother Andrew, and their partners subsequently expanded) and...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Globalization is not only changing how and where corporations operate, it also is affecting the composition of the legal workforce, expanding the practice of law across borders, and transforming the management and operation of law offices. These and other trends are the subjects of a just-released white paper from Robert Half Legal.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The guidance that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission provides through Comment Letters is now easier to navigate and use in the online environment of the CCH Internet Research NetWork in SEC Staff Comment Letters from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ( business.cch.com ). Now available as a stand-alone product as well as part of the Federal...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Cozen O'Connor members Richard J. Bortnick and Elena Park have earned asylum for a pro bono client in her case against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Immigration Court. In an immigration case that made headlines around the globe, Mr. Bortnick and Ms. Park represented Zhen Xing Jiang, a Chinese national living in Philadelphia, after...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Nixon Peabody LLP has announced the expansion of its private clients practice with the addition of Nicole Marro as counsel in the firm's Rochester, NY office. Ms. Marro provides legal counsel to individuals and corporate clients. She focuses on estate planning and administration, including the preparation of wills and trusts and the representation of...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    The Dallas law firm of McKool Smith, P.C., announces the opening of an office in Washington, DC, the firm's first expansion outside of Texas. The Washington office, close to the U.S. International Trade Commission, will provide the firm with additional expertise in cases involving international trade issues, as well as commercial and intellectual property...