Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Peter F. Garvin III, a partner in Jones Day's Washington Office, recently returned from Kabul, where he worked with California federal judge Stephen Larson, Harvard fellow,former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey, and U.S. Department of State rule-of-law advisor Temim Nusraty to further a series of pro bono efforts to help upgrade Afghanistan's...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    King & Spalding announced that Courtney D. Trombly, a former federal prosecutor, has joined the firm's special matters and government investigations practice as counsel in the Washington, D.C., office. She will focus her practice on internal investigations and corporate white-collar defense. Ms. Trombly joins King & Spalding from the U.S....
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    A group consisting of portfolio managers, the management team and senior professionals ("Management") have agreed to acquire a majority interest in Neuberger Berman and the fixed income and alternative asset management businesses of Lehman Brothers' Investment Management Division. The Proskauer Rose team that represented the winning bidders included James...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    This month, Goodwin Procter opens its first office in Asia. Located in Hong Kong, the office will focus on the firm's expertise in private equity, venture capital, technology companies and fund formation. Last fall, the firm registered to practice as a foreign law firm in Hong Kong and this month moves to permanent office space in the Bank of China...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    In a proceeding before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Better Business Bureau, Wiley Rein client Continental Products has successfully challenged the advertising claims of GP Plastics, a competing provider of plastic bags for the delivery of newspapers.
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Lowenstein Sandler has announced the establishment of the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, reaffirming and expanding the firm's dedication to addressing significant social issues and providing community assistance. The Center for the Public Interest was launched at Lowenstein's Third Annual Pro Bono Celebration recognizing the service and...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Responding to a flurry of product safety incidents and recalls in the last year and a half, President Bush on August 14 signed into law the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. The new law is the most significant overhaul of consumer product safety laws in 40 years and signifies broad bipartisan support for enhanced federal and state efforts to...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus is sponsoring an UrgentEmployee Medical Leave 2009 Update at their main office on Friday, January 30.The offices are located at 721 Route 202-206 in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m followed by the program anda question and answer period from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    In one of the more entertaining cases Drinker's lawyers have handled recently, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted summary judgment on all claims for Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP clients Midway Games Inc., Midway Home Entertainment Inc. and Midway Amusement Games, LLC in a copyright infringement case...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    New York Governor David Paterson has appointed Eileen D. Millett, a New York Director in the Real Property & Environmental Department of Gibbons P.C., to serve on the state's Sustainability and Green Procurement Advisory Council, created by Executive Order 4.
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., participated in the New York Cares' Winter Wishes for Kids and Families Program as part of its commitment to community.The program helps fulfill the holiday wishes of more than 31,000 disadvantaged New Yorkers.Children, teens, and families write letters to New York Cares requesting a gift that will make the holidays...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) filed written comments with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on December 12, 2008 urging the U.S. government to vigorously defend its interests before the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a dispute settlement proceeding brought by China against the United States.
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Day Pitney LLP ranks #1 among law firms in New Jersey and received the second highest count of attorney rankings in Connecticut in The Best Lawyers in America 2009. Firmwide, 75 individual lawyers received "Top-listed" rankings. The firm also received ten #1 practice rankings in Connecticut, and five #1 practice rankings in New Jersey. The following...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Thompson & Knight LLP has congratulated the firm's eight "Top Attorneys" who were recognized in the December 2008 issue of Fort Worth, Texas magazine. In its eighth annual listing, Fort Worth, Texas magazine features Tarrant County's "Top Attorneys" in selected fields who were nominated by their peers. The nominated attorneysare R. Gordon Appleman, Tax...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Kelley Drye &Warren LLP partner and litigation co-chair William A. Escobar was selected as one of 16 attorneys nationwide by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). The November/December 2008 issue of Diversity & The Bar, the publication of MCCA, featured the top minority attorneys from leading law firms.An article, "Leading Law Firm...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has promoted 15 of the firm's lawyers to the partnership, effective January 1, 2009: Scott L. Alberino (Washington), David Antheil (Los Angeles), Jessica Cherry (New York), Jeffery A. Dailey (Philadelphia), Andrei V. Danilov (Moscow), Robert M. Griffin Jr. (London), Leon B. Hirth (New York), Patrick J. Hurley (Houston...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. has announced it has been ranked number one in New Jersey by Best Lawyers in America ®2009 for the following practice groups: Appellate Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law and International Trade and Finance Law. Sills Cummis & Gross also has more listed attorneys in Best Lawyers ®in these practice groups than...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Strengthening its position as one of New Jersey's premier firms, Gibbons P.C. announced the addition of three attorneys with extensive public service experience: Fruqan Mouzon, Bill Castner and Noreen Giblin.Mr. Mouzon was most recently an Assistant Counsel to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine. He has joined Gibbons as a director and brings hisexperience...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Stroz Friedberg, LLChas announced the opening of its new Dallas office and cutting-edge computer forensics lab. Leading the firm's Dallas operations is former federal prosecutor Erin Nealy Cox, who joins Stroz Friedberg as managing director and deputy general counsel. With six offices in major U.S. cities, Stroz Friedberg is a leading consulting and...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised ENEA S.A on its listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, initial public offering in Poland and international offering of shares to institutional investors, which closed on 13 November 2008. ENEA, the fourth largest energy generator, distributor and supplier in Poland in 2007, was previously wholly owned by the State Treasury...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    K&L Gates LLP will celebrate the worldwide launch of the book Real Estate Finance: Law, Regulation and Practice, which includes content from 20 K&L Gates lawyers and more than 30 industry specialists on key topics relating to real estate finance and investment and the underlying effects of the credit crisis.
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Most multinational U.S. companies have programs to meet Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) guidelines, but many executives surveyed by the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP acknowledge they still may not know enough about those with whom they do business in other countries. Of 103 executives surveyed, 85 percent said their company had a formal...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    The SEC published its proposed IFRS Roadmap on November 14, 2008.The plan outlines milestones that would give a narrow group of companies the option to early adopt beginning with their fiscal years ending on or after December 15, 2009. The U.S. issuers that have the option to early adopt the transition rules to IFRS would need to be among the 20 largest...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    King & Spalding has announced that former United States Solicitor General Paul Clement will rejoin the firm's Washington, D.C., office to establish an expanded national appellate practice and a strategic counseling practice.
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    A small team of Jones Day lawyers on behalf of the National Security Archive has successfully survived a government motion to dismiss a case seeking restoration of millions of missing White House emails. The Archive's eight count complaint, which was filed by Jones Day in September 2007, seeks an order under the Federal Records Act compelling the Executive...