Firm and Provider News

  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    The Cleveland-based law firm of Jones Day was the leader in mergers and acquisition deals by volume for the first quarter, according to figures compiled by Mergermarket, an independent mergers and acquisitions intelligence service. During the first quarter, Jones Day had 33 deals totaling $19.1 billion. The firm rose from second place at the 2005 year-end...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Nixon Peabody has expanded its Rochester office by adding two new attorneys, Jason L. Coles and Kevin M. Purcell. Mr. Coles joins the firm as a member of the Business Litigation Team and will focus his practice on commercial matters, including actions involving the enforcement of non-compete covenants, creditor's rights, and complex breach of contract...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Lawyers from the private equity, securities, M&A, finance and growth company practices of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) are representing Education Management Corporation in its $3.4 billion acquisition by Providence Equity Partners and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. This represents the first going-private transaction in...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Attorneys John W. Shaw, Dawn M. Jones and Michael W. McDermott have been recognized by their firm, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, for providing exemplary pro bono legal service to the community and the bar. The three attorneys were honored for their continued commitment to providing representation to pro bono clients.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    King & Spalding has announced that Tracie J. Renfroe, a litigator with extensive experience handling environmental, toxic tort and product liability cases, has joined the firm as a partner in its Houston litigation group.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced that Scott J. Atlas will be joining the Houston office as a litigation partner. Mr. Atlas is a nationally recognized commercial litigator who has practiced at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts around the country. He has been an active bar leader and is a former Chair of the American Bar...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Proskauer Rose has announced that Mark D. Harris, a seasoned litigator with a varied legal background, will join the firm's Litigation Department as senior counsel, resident in the New York office.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    As the economy gains momentum and the hiring climate improves, job opportunities for experienced legal professionals are increasing, notes Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, a staffing firm specializing in the placement of attorneys, paralegals and other highly skilled legal professionals. As a result, managing partners and general...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    DataCert, Inc., a leading provider of electronic invoicing and legal spend management solutions, has announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the third annual Dell/National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Excellence in Innovation award program. The award recognizes small businesses employing unique information...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Pitney Hardin attorney Jeffrey S. Mandel, who appears regularly as a guest legal commentator on Court TV, CNN, Cablevision, and FOX NEWS Channel, has accepted a teaching position at Rutgers Law School-Newark. Mr. Mandel will teach appellate advocacy, which he has previously taught at Seton Hall School of Law.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    David A. Shimkin recently joined Cozen O'Connor's New York downtown office as a member in the firm's insurance department. Prior to joining the firm, Shimkin was with Gordon & Silber, P.C., in New York. Mr. Shimkin practices with the firm's products liability and complex torts group. His practice includes the defense of catastrophic personal injury...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Frederic L. Ballard Jr., a partner in the Tax Group at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was recently elected chair of the American College of Tax Counsel. Mr. Ballard works in the firm's Washington, DC office where he specializes in federal income tax matters relating to issuance of state or local government bond issues. The College is a...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has announced that member Daniel R. Guadalupe has been selected for inclusion in the Business Litigation section of New Jersey Super Lawyers 2006. New Jersey Super Lawyers are selected based on a peer-review survey mailed to more than 35,000 attorneys throughout the state, a blue-ribbon panel review process, and...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    A new publication from Thomson West titled New York Contract Law, authored by Glen Banks, a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., promises to be a key desktop reference tool for practitioners anywhere in the world who are involved in transactions governed by New York law.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Lawyers from the private equity, securities, M&A, finance and growth company practices of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) are representing Education Management Corporation in its $3.4 billion acquisition by Providence Equity Partners and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. This represents the first going-private transaction in...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    The law firm of John E. Osborn, PC has announced that Jason W. Snell has joined the firm as a litigator. At John E. Osborn, PC, Mr. Snell's practice will concentrate on the representation of large real estate owners, including school districts, libraries, universities and hotels, as well as insurance companies and construction managers.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced new practice chairs within its Intellectual Property Practice Group. The new leaders are Anthony Downs, chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, and Stephen Charkoudian, chair, Intellectual Property Transactions & Strategies Practice.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    OnSite E-Discovery, a Virginia-based global e-discovery and forensics firm serving law firms and corporations, and AXS-One Inc., a leading provider of high performance records compliance management software solutions, has announced a strategic partnership that offers a combination of compliance technology and litigation support.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced that private equity attorney Barry T. Mehlman will join the Corporate Department as partner in the New York office. Mr. Mehlman's practice focuses on the representation of private equity firms in connection with the purchase, management and sale of middle market businesses. Mr. Mehlman joins Loeb & Loeb from Pitney...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Recognizing the need to bolster compliance activities in an era of increasing governmental scrutiny, the nation's largest medical device companies have proactively embraced a code of ethics with nearly universal adoption of standards to combat fraud and abuse of sales and marketing practices, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey released recently...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    The Essex County (NJ) Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recently honored Lowenstein Sandler PC for its long tradition of public interest work and generous donation of more than $1 million in pro bono legal services on the lawsuit of Children's Rights v. State of New Jersey , led by Lowenstein Sandler members Douglas Eakeley and David Harris. Mr....
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Recognizing the need to bolster compliance activities in an era of increasing governmental scrutiny, the nation's largest medical device companies have proactively embraced a code of ethics with nearly universal adoption of standards to combat fraud and abuse of sales and marketing practices, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey released recently...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    The Essex County (NJ) Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recently honored Lowenstein Sandler PC for its long tradition of public interest work and generous donation of more than $1 million in pro bono legal services on the lawsuit of Children's Rights v. State of New Jersey , led by Lowenstein Sandler members Douglas Eakeley and David Harris....
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Dick Miller, CPA, has joined Eisner LLP, a firm of accountants and advisors, as a principal in the technical services group. Mr. Miller will oversee the application of generally accepted accounting principles, generally accepted auditing standards, and regulation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to client financial statements. Mr....
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Frances Gauthier, an attorney in Stradley Ronon's Wilmington office, was recently named chair of the firm's Diversity Group, a new position aimed at increasing diversity efforts.