Firm and Provider News

  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the addition of Alyssa Grikscheit to the firm's Corporate and Private Equity practices. She joins the firm as a partner in the New York office. Ms. Grikscheit focuses her practice on representing domestic and foreign clients making investments in the United States and other countries. She also represents buyers and...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    WolfBlock has announced that it is opening a new office in Boston. The larger, regional presence will allow the firm to offer legal and government relations services from Maine to the nation's capital with stops in Boston, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    The firm of Cozen O'Connor recently named managing attorneys for nine of its regional offices. They include:
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    King & Spalding LLP has announced that former Sen. Connie Mack (R-FL) and former Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) have joined the firm's Washington, DC office as co-chairs of the firm's Government Relations Group. Sen. Mack retired in 2001 after serving 18 years in Congress. At the time of his retirement, he was chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Coudert partner Owen Nee, a trailblazer in legal and business circles in the People's Republic of China, has been named Legal Personality-of-the-Year by Asian Legal Business .
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Syngence, a document retrieval and analysis software firm, has announced the addition of Peter T. Lutz as a corporate accounts manager. Mr. Lutz will be responsible for corporate accounts in the western United States including California, Washington, Arizona and Utah. The Corporate Accounts Program was established to meet the needs of corporations and...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has announced the debut of a legal fellowship program to promote education, the practice of public interest law and diversity in the legal profession. The LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell Legal Fellowship will award two grants each year, one in the summer and one in the winter, to individuals or associations whose applications...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Thomsen West, a leading provider of integrated information solutions to the legal profession, recently launched significant enhancements of West LegalEdcenter, the company's online continuing legal education service. New features will give legal professionals more powerful tools for gaining knowledge and managing CLE participation. The improved site...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Thomson Elite, part of The Thomson Corporation and a worldwide provider of business software to professional services firms, has announced that KMWorld , the leading publication serving the knowledge management market, has again named Thomson Elite among the "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management."
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Richard A. Norris, a member of the Somerville, NJ law firm Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., last month was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Somerset County Bar Association (SCBA). Mr. Norris concentrates his practice on litigation with an emphasis on family law, criminal and professional liability and malpractice matters.
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Fox Rothschild LLP announced that effective April 1 a new leadership team will be in charge of the management and strategic growth of the approximately 300-attorney practice. The members of the new leadership team consist of four partners who have spent a significant portion of their legal careers at Fox Rothschild and who have served in various...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Corporation Service CompanySM (CSC), a leading provider of litigation management, entity management, IP, corporate governance and compliance services for business and attorneys, and Tripoint Systems Development Corporation, a leading provider of strategic cost management, matter management and law department software applications, have announced the XML...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    The new Westlaw Corporate Litigation package recently announced by Thomson West offers resources specifically tailored to the needs of corporate attorneys who manager outside counsel in litigation or manage some aspects of litigation in-house. The increasing rate of corporate litigation, compounded by the need to control legal spending and limit corporate...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Practicing Law Institute is now offering Groupcasts - live streaming video that an entire group can access in any location simultaneous to the actual program taking place. Users watch PLI's faculty discuss legal developments and practice trends and opportunities. "Watching as a group allows a team to share ideas, solve problems, interact with each other,...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    The Morristown law firm of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has announced that its client, Vitaquest International LLP, has sold a majority stake in its company to MidOcean Partners.Vitaquest is a leading value-added custom contract manufacturer, marketer and multi-channel distributor of specialty nutritional products in the United States....
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Proskauer Rose has announced the opening of an office in New Orleans devoted exclusively to the provision of legal services in the labor, employment and employee benefits law areas. The New Orleans office is led by Howard Shapiro, an ERISA litigator who has defended some of the country's largest employers in highly complex ERISA class action cases. He...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, held a private reception in March, hosted by Holland & Knight LLP, to announce a new pro bono opportunity with the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children.
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Eisner LLP, an accounting, tax and advisory services firm, has announced that Walter J. Pagano has joined the firm as a partner and Deborah L. Kovalik has joined as a director. Mr. Pagano brings more than 30 years of forensic accounting experience to his role as a partner in Eisner's legal support services group. He formerly served as director,...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner and will become the independent chair of the Deloitte Center for Health Care Management and Transformation, the two firms have announced. As a partner at Akin Gump and as a senior advisor and independent chairman...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) has announced that the following lawyers have been elected to join the law firm's partnership, effective March 1. Gail Howie Conenello and David S. Kwon have been named partners in the Newark, NJ office. Ms. Conenello concentrates her practice on matters relating to the environment and natural...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    In a strategic move to strengthen Winston & Strawn LLP's litigation capabilities, the firm has announced the formation of an Appellate and Critical Motions practice group.
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Torys, a Toronto-based law firm, has celebrated the fifth anniversary of its United States office at 737 Park Avenue, New York City.Tory's New York office has become well-known for the quality and creativity of its representation and for its proactive, hands-on partnership with a tradition of cooperation across practices.
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP has announced that it is expanding its Denver office with the addition of eight new attorneys and substantially expanding their client services there. The Denver office will include 17 attorneys and add a corporate transactional, real estate finance and state and local public policy practice. The firm also will expand its...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Nixon Peabody LLP was ranked second by Dow Jones & Company's Private Equity Analyst among leading law firms nationally for the number of private equity or venture capital funds they have negotiated and closed for general partners and limited partners in 2004. The firm moved up four positions from last year's rating with 169 funds closed, up from 103 in...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Stradley Ronon partner Bennett G. Picker has been selected as a member of the mediation panel of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). A division of the American Arbitration Association, the ICDR is a leader in resolving international and cross-border disputes. The ICDR mediation panel is comprised of specialists in international...