Firm and Provider News

  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Garden State Equality (GSE), the largest advocacy organization in New Jersey, has named Gibbons P.C. one of its Equality Companies of the Year. The firm was honored at the organization's Legends 2011 Awards Dinner on June 25 at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson.
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    On July 13, in a case that drew widespread media attention, a Washington, DC jury found that high-profile family law attorney Rita Bank did not violate the standards of professional care in her handling of the divorce of Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of economics at Columbia University. Wiley Rein Litigation partner Richard A. Simpson...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Stradley Ronon partner Kevin Casey was elected as vice president of the Federal Circuit Historical Society, an organization dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As chair of the firm's IP practice group and co-chair of its ADR practice group, Mr. Casey has counseled clients for almost a...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    LexisNexis®has announced the release of Concordance®Evolution, a powerful new enterprise software product for electronic discovery and litigation document management.
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Williams Kastner has announced the expansion of its Tax, Estate and Legacy Practice with the addition of Abby Wool Landon as a member in its Portland office. Ms. Landon is an estate planning, wills and trusts, tax, business succession and probate attorney with extensive experience advising family businesses in various capacities. Experienced in multiple-...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Business Integrity has achieved a Gold Independent Software Vendor Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, indicating it meets Microsoft customers' evolving needs in today's business environment. To earn a Micro-soft Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have the right number...
  • 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...