Firm and Provider News

  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Patrick C. Dunican Jr., chairman and managing director of Gibbons P.C., has been reelected secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting education on the law and legal system throughout New Jersey. Before becoming secretary in 2009, he had served as a trustee for two years.
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Lowenstein Sandler has been honored with the New Jersey State Bar Association's 2010-2011 Pro Bono Award, presented annually to an individual and firm that demonstrate exemplary pro bono service. The award was presented today at the NJSBA's Fourth Annual Pro Bono Conference, held at the Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ. New Jersey State Bar...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has honored associate Norma García Guillén with the firm's second Diversity & Inclusion Award, an award that recognizes the significant diversity and inclusion commitment of a Sheppard Mullin attorney. As part of the award, the firm has made a contribution to two programs that expose secondary students to the...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Tom Birrittella has joined EisnerAmper as a senior manager and investment advisor in its Personal Wealth Advisors practice Group.
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. has announced that Nari Wang, a first-year student at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, has been selected as the firm's 2011 Charles J. Walsh Scholar. In 2006, Sills Cummis & Gross established the Scholarship Fund on behalf of the family, friends and colleagues of the late Judge Charles J. Walsh who, prior to his appointment...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP has been recognized as a top law firm by the career intelligence company Vault. Weil is the only firm in the country to secure a top ten spot in three key categories: most prestigious, best law firm to work for and best law firm for diversity. In the survey of more than 15,000 attorneys at 166 law...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    The 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which ranks law firms and attorneys considered leaders in their fields, recognized Kelley Drye's outstanding reputation, listing attorneys and practices in every office of the firm throughout the United States. The publication ranked 23 of Kelley Drye's attorneys as "leading lawyers...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Jones Day advised Maju Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited ("Temasek"), which led a consortium of international investors in the acquisition of a majority stake in the U.S.-based oilfield service company Frac Tech Holdings, LLC. The consortium received US$1.7 billion in acquisition financing from Bank of...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Christopher L. Keough and Stephanie Ann Webster have joined Akin Gump's health industry practice as partners in its Washington office. Previously, both were partners in the Washington office of another large international law firm. Mr. Keough and Ms. Webster concentrate their practices on representing hospitals on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Proskauer continued the expansion of its Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Los Angeles office with the addition of Joseph J. Giunta as Senior Counsel. Formerly a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and one of the founding partners of that firm's West Coast M&A practice, Mr. Giunta's practice encompasses mergers and...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    King & Spalding advised Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta private equity firm, in the acquisition of the Italian restaurant chain Il Fornaio from New York-based private equity investment firm Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. for an undisclosed amount. The Il Fornaio chain has 21 restaurants and also owns the Corner Bakery Café brand, which has...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    On June 13, it was announced that Willkie client Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG and Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. have signed a definitive merger agreement that will create a leading global specialty insurance and reinsurance company in a stock-for-stock transaction. Operating under the name TransAllied Group Holdings, AG, the combined entity...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Haynes and Boone represented Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. in its recent sale of equity interest in Krispy Kreme Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. ("KK Mexico"), the company's franchisee in Mexico, to KK Mexico's majority shareholder, a transaction worth approximately $7.8 million. Dallas partner Alberto de la Pena led the sale transaction team that included...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino, the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has launched Lehigh Valley Legal, a legal blog located at www.lehighvalleylegal.com. The blog provides a local source for information on current legal issues affecting Lehigh Valley businesses and residents.
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Ten Stradley Ronon attorneys were named "2011 Pennsylvania Rising Stars" in Philadelphia Magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Magazine, an annual listing of the top lawyers in Pennsylvania. These attorneys were selected by their peers and represent the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming attorneys in Pennsylvania. Polling, research and selection are...
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business rates 10 Wiley Rein practice areas as among the best in the nation or in the Washington, DC area. Thirty Wiley Rein attorneys are singled out as Leading Lawyers and five attorneys are recognized as Up and Coming. The prestigious rankings are based on interviews with independent clients and members of the...
  • Thursday, June 30, 2011
    The Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Law Alert was recently recognized as one of the “Top 50 Environmental Law & Climate Change” blogs by LexisNexis.
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. has announced that Anthony R. Caruso has been appointed League Counsel to the North American Lacrosse League.This newly formed men's professional indoor league plans to begin its season in the beginning of 2012 with six to eight teams playing a 12-game schedule, with additional exhibitions being played against...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Weil, Gotshal and Manges won an important victory in the United States Supreme Court today for its client, Schindler Elevator Corp., in a case interpreting the public-disclosure bar of the False Claims Act (FCA). The case was closely watched by the business community and was of considerable importance to companies that do business with and receive...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP was ranked among the nation's top 25 corporate law firms in a recent study conducted by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting, Inc. The 11th annual America's Best Corporate Law Firms study, which surveyed corporate directors of publicly traded companies across the country, ranked the firm 17th...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    McCarter & English has announced that Benjamin M. Hron has joined the firm as a special counsel in the Corporate, Securities and Financial Institutions Practice. Mr. Hron,co-founder of a boutique law firm serving emerging technology companies, focuses his practice on startups and emerging businesses. He joins the firm's Boston office and will also work...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Business Integrity's ContractExpress is a document assembly solution for improving the profitability of fixed fee and other alternative fee arrangements. Used proactively, ContractExpress not only improves partner profitability, but wins new clients and retains existing clients by making possible the compelling combination of better service at lower cost...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    King & Spalding is among the best law firms in the United States advising on corporate governance matters according to Corporate Board Member magazine's annual survey. The survey, which was conducted jointly last January by Corporate Board Member and global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc., identifies the top 25 law firms for corporate...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Proskauer represented longtime client Hines, the international real estate firm, in the $485 million sale of 750 Seventh Avenue in New York City to Fosterlane Management Corporation. The 34-story, 600,000-square-foot office tower, which is located between 49th and 50th Streets in Manhattan, was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm Kevin...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    On March 21, 2011, the nationally recognized team of pro bono attorneys at Williams Kastner successfully obtained asylum and withholding of removal for one of its Northwest Immigrant Rights Project clients. The client, a 25-year-old Somali national, fled his home in Kenya and spent six months travelling via smugglers through South and Central America before...