Firm and Provider News

  • 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...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    WolfBlock, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will be hosting its 5th Annual Israel Venture Conference in the firm's Philadelphia, PA office. WolfBlock partner David Gitlin, chair of the firm's Corporate/ Securities Practice Group, and Beth Cohen, director of the firm's Emerging Growth Program, are hosting the event.
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Wiley Rein is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas J. Navin, a partner in the firm's Telecommunications Practice, as co-chair of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Advisory Committee for the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2011 (WRC-11). Along with fellow co-chair Paul Margie, the former senior director for Technology...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that it will open an office in Hong Kong focusing on the firm's expertise in private equity, venture capital, technology companies and fund formation. The Hong Kong office is being launched by Goodwin Procter partners Yash Rana and Brian McDaniel, who represent private equity and venture capital clients that are...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Stradley Ronon partner and Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) President Kevin Casey hosted U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and Hon. Paul Michel, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, at the association's Annual Judge's Dinner in Philadelphia. Sen. Specter presented PIPLA's Award for Outstanding IP Achievement to...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    DataCert, Inc., the leading provider of legal operations management solutions, recently announced the release of budget collaboration capabilities for its legal spend management software, Advanced Invoice Management System (AIMS). Using the budget collaboration feature, corporate legal departments can enhance communications with their outside counsel...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    LexisNexis announced that it has introduced CaseMap 8.0, a new version of the company's award-winning fact and issue management offering that now also includes a nimble self-managed email discovery solution for litigators who are handling smaller cases. In response to the trend of law firm and in-house attorneys desiring more control over their own...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced that the firm will open a Beijing office in Spring 2009 to service a rapidly growing number of Asian clients, particularly in corporate transactions. Securities lawyer Eric Doering, who will be one of the first attorneys in Loeb & Loeb's China office, recently joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department.He...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Amid the turmoil in today's financial markets, money laundering remains a serious global issue that adversely impacts financial institutions and a multitude of other companies. To assist organizations in navigating the myriad and complex regulatory guidelines designed to curtail money laundering activities, Protiviti has updated and issued the third...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is pleased to announce that August Horvath has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Advertising and Antitrust Practice Groups. Mr. Horvathrepresents clients before the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Consumer Protection Bureau and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus and in courts...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Douglas S. Eakeley and Michael B. Himmel have been selected as "bet-the-company litigators" in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers in America ® , an honor shared by a small, elite segment of litigators nationwide. Mr. Eakeley has a broad range of trial and appellate experience in complex civil litigation, including antitrust, consumer and securities...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    TRC Companies, Inc., a leader in engineering, consulting and construction management that provides integrated services to the environmental, energy, infrastructure, and real estate markets, recently announced that it has been awarded a $3 million contract to serve as the engineering consultant on the Keene Road Substation Project for the Bangor Hydro-...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) has announced its 2008-2009 class of Fellows and Scholars under the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program. The goal of the Scholarship Program is to promote academic excellence and diversity in law schools by awarding scholarships to newly accepted law students from disadvantaged backgrounds...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Thompson & Knight and its Brazil and Mexico offices were recognized in the inaugural edition of the 2009 Chambers Latin America "Leaders in their Field" legal directory. Additionally, Alexandre R. Chequer, Jorge G. De Presno-Arizpe, Antonio Bastos Sarmento, and Ivan Tauil were cited for their exceptional legal careers.
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    James Potts has joined Cozen O'Connor's business department bringing with him nearly 15 years of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and restructuring, and governance and regulatory compliance experience. Mr. Potts will co-chair one of the firm's strategic business units that provides commercial, transactional and regulatory services to the firm's...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Four Partners from Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP presented at the 14th annual Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Business Lawyers' Institute on November 12 and 13 at the CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia.
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    The Association of Corporate Counsel has elected a new chair and six new directors to its board. The international in-house representative group has appointed Ivan Fong, chief legal officer and secretary of Cardinal Health, as its new chair. Mr. Fong and the new directors were sworn in at the ACC annual meeting in October. New members of the...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    In a move that continues to expand its national Health Law Practice Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP welcomed prominent New Jersey health lawyers George H. Kendall and Audrey A. Hale as partners. In addition, Kristy M. Hlavenka joins the firm as an associate working with both lawyers.Mr. Kendall and Ms. Hale previously were partners, and Ms. Hlavenka...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP triumphed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corporation and co-defendants BP, Citgo Petroleum Corp., Marathon Oil Corp., and Shell Oil Company in defeating certification of a national class in a litigation alleging conspiracy among major integrated oil companies to restrict...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Goodwin Procter has announced that five attorneys have joined the firm from Heller Ehrman. Stephen M. Davis, Kevin T. Collins and Wesley C. Fredericks, Jr. have joined in the New York office; Julian N. Stern, a past Chair of Heller Ehrman, has joined Of Counsel, in the Silicon Valley office; and Steven R. Feldstein has joined the firm's Silicon Valley...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Jones Day ranked number one globally in M&A league tables for the third quarter of 2008, maintaining a position it has held for 32 consecutive quarters. Jones Day led all law firms in Thomson Financial's league table based on the number of worldwide deals, with 374 transactions completed in the first nine months of 2008. It also captured the...