Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., will shorten its name and launch a new logo to coincide with the firm's move to One Gateway Center in February 2007. The firm's new name will be Gibbons P.C. and the new Gibbons logo will be used on all firm materials, including on a sign that will join the Newark skyline upon the firm's move to its...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) has announced the launch of its first continental European office in Berlin, Germany. The office will be staffed by partners who formerly practiced in the Berlin office of Taylor Wessing, an international firm of British and German origins. The expansion into Germany follows the landmark...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Eisner LLP, a middle-market accounting and business advisory services firm, has announced that Eric Altstadter has joined the firm as an audit partner. Mr. Altstadter brings to the firm more than 25 years of experience working with public companies and privately held businesses. He has helped numerous companies through the complex financial reporting and...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the addition of Stephen G. Mills and Janet Andolina as partners to the firm's Tax Practice in New York. Both attorneys have significant expertise with regard to tax considerations in corporate transactions. Mr. Mills and Ms. Andolina will be key members of Goodwin Procter's Tax Practice, allowing the firm to further...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP has announced the election of six new partners of the firm effective January 1.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    The accounting and consulting firm of Amper, Politzer & Mattia has announced that four individuals have been promoted from manager to senior manager.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, acting as lead counsel, recently gained approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware of the First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization filed by SMART Papers, LLC and certain of its affiliates. Robert Brady, Joseph Malfitano, Sean Greecher and Ian Frederick handled the matter for...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Partners or senior attorneys depart from every law office at one time or another, yet most firms don't plan for this eventuality. In a recent survey, 53 percent of attorneys polled said their law firm or legal department does not have a formal succession plan in place for key positions.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    The international law firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners has announced the opening of its new office in Brussels. Mario Todino, former official of the Directorate General for Competition of the EC Commission, is the newly hired resident lawyer for the Brussels office. He will lead a team of four lawyers. The Brussels office will provide the firm'...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    The Somerville law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has announced that Fernando M. Pinguelo and Haekyoung Suh have been named members of the firm. Mr. Pinguelo practices in the areas of civil litigation and appellate law, specializing in complex commercial litigation and labor & employment matters in both federal and state courts. He...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Howell W. Melton Jr., managing partner of Holland & Knight LLP, has announced that 35 attorneys in the firm were elected to partnership effective January 1. Twenty-five associates and 10 senior counsel in various offices throughout the firm were elevated. They are:
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Cozen O'Connor has announced the formation of a government relations practice group to assist clients in creating and implementing strategies to address the impact of policy decisions on business, help clients explore and enhance business opportunities with government entities and resolve conflicts that might arise out of government-related dealings at the...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Cheryl D. Orr and Heather M. Sager last month joined Drinker Buddle & Reath LLP as partners in the firm's HR Law Practice group. Both lawyers come to Drinker Biddle from Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, a boutique California labor and employment firm, where Ms. Orr served as managing partner of its San Francisco office and Ms. Sager was a...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Former IRS special agents James Dowling and Don Temple have joined KPMG LLP's Forensic Practice as directors in its anti-money laundering group, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm has announced.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Continuing its aggressive expansion in the intellectual property arena, King & Spalding has announced that Richard Pettus, a patent litigator with significant experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products sectors, has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in its intellectual property practice group. Mr. Pettus is the...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    RPost has announced that that IBM has selected RPost's REGISTERED E-MAIL solution among the top three Best Messaging and Collaboration Solutions available world-wide for 2007. IBM conducts an annual world-wide search for the IBM/Lotus compatible solutions that set the standard for business excellence, ingenuity, and customer satisfaction. IBM received 370...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    The Hon. Sandra Schultz Newman, the first woman ever elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, has been tapped to head the rapidly growing nationwide Appellate practice at Cozen O'Connor. The appointment was effective January 1. Justice Newman has served since 1995 on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Prior to that, Justice Newman was a judge for the...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Mark C. Levy, a partner in the Litigation Department and chair of the firm's Life Sciences Litigation and Risk Containment Practice Group, has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the Food and Drug Law Journal. *** Christopher P. Stief, a partner in the Litigation Department and co-chair of the Employee Defection & Recruitment Practice...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Stradley Ronon partner and ADR Practice Group Chair Bennett G. Picker was recently reappointed as Mediator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for a four-year term (2007-2010). Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, CAS is recognized as the exclusive agency for the resolution of sports-related disputes by 31 international sports federations,...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Fred F. Fielding, a name partner at the Washington, DC law firm Wiley Rein & Fielding, has been named by President Bush to serve as Counsel to the President, succeeding outgoing counsel Harriet Miers. Mr. Fielding, who joined the firm in 1986 following his tenure as White House Counsel to President Reagan, will assume the post on February 1.
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) and Preston Gates & Ellis LLP (PG&E) partners have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposed combination of the two firms effective January 1. The name of the combined firm will be Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, and the firm will be branded as K&L Gates.
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    King & Spalding has announced the expansion in Washington, DC of its international arbitration practice with the planned arrival early this year of consultant Margrete Stevens, former acting lead counsel of the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Ms. Stevens brings to the firm's Washington office the...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    A new survey of more than 250 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies ranks Holland & Knight LLP as one of the nation's top three law firms for delivery of superior client service. Contributing to Holland & Knight's ranking was the firm's rating in advising clients on business issues and its commitment to helping clients, according to The BTI...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Proskauer Rose LLP announced that it has promoted 14 attorneys to partner and three to senior counsel.
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Gerald Pappert, a partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has been appointed to serve on the Board of the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The seven-member Boardcomprises three gubernatorial appointees and four legislative appointees, each representing one of the legislative caucuses. Mr. Pappert was...