Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Vorys), headquartered in Columbus, OH, has been ranked as one of the top law firms in the world in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions for the first quarter of 2004. The firm ranks 23rd among U.S. and international law firms including top firms in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, London and Frankfurt.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    The firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP has announced the election of two attorneys as partners and the naming of four others as counsel. The new partners are:...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Richard M. Strassberg, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, and Sarah E. Walters, a former associate at Goodwin Procter, have been selected to receive the prestigious Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which honors excellence in legal writing.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Herbert Smith has advised Harbin Brewery Group Limited in relation to an unprecedented takeover battle for a listed company with its business in the People's Republic of China. Harbin is China's fourth largest beer maker and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. On May 4, SABMiller plc launched a hostile bid for Harbin. Anheuser-Busch, a leading U.S...
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    Two four-color ads that promote Saul Ewing's ability to think ahead earned top awards at the 2004 Philly Gold ceremony, a creative competition open to all companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. Another top award also was presented to Deardorff Associates in the "Mixed-Media" category, which covered the entire campaign, combining Saul Ewing ads,...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced the addition of intellectual property partners Steve Szczepanski and Mary Jo Boldingh to the firm's Chicago office. Mr. Szczepanski and Ms. Boldingh previously were shareholders of the firm Jenkens & Gilchrist.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    JAMS, The Resolution Experts, last month opened a dispute resolution center in downtown Philadelphia. According to JAMS President and CEO, Steve Price, local mediators and arbitrators Judith Meyer, Barry E. Ungar, and Stephen G. Yusem will form the JAMS Philadelphia panel of Resolution Experts where they will resolve complex and multi-party disputes full-...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Started in 1983, Medical Research Consultants (MRC), recognized as the first nurse-owned medical-legal litigation support firm in the United States, last month opened its second office. Located in downtown Philadelphia, the office's new address is 1616 Walnut Street, Suite 900.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Ringtail Solutions, a leading provider of knowledge management and litigation support solutions, will be previewing the latest release of the Ringtail CaseBook application - Ringtail CaseBook Version 7, due out late in the fourth quarter this year. Ringtail will be releasing some new product modules based around the V7 release.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP has announced that David F. Scranton has been selected as part of the Best Lawyers in America Real Estate Law. Mr. Scranton, a partner in the firm's Business Department, focuses his practice on financial services and real estate and is resident in the Malvern, PA office. Before joining Stradley Ronon, he was counsel...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua, Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, was honored by the American Immigration Law Foundation at its 16th Annual Benefit, A Salute to Italian Americans, on June 11 at a dinner reception at the Philadelphia Marriott. Mr. Bevilacqua is a partner with the law firm of Saul Ewing LLP. Each year the Foundation selects a...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Winston & Strawn partner Dan K. Webb recently was honored with the Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award, one of the most distinguished awards given by the American Jewish Committee to an individual whose contributions demonstrate a commitment to justice and excellence in the legal system. Governor James R. Thompson, chairman of Winston & Strawn...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Cozen O'Connor has announced that Ann Thornton Field will be the next chair of its 170-attorney national insurance litigation department, as Robert R. Reeder moves into his retirement. In her new post, Field joins the very small and select group of women attorneys responsible for managing large national law firms or practices. Ms. Field, who served as the...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has announced the availability of a free handbook designed to help small law firms enhance their online marketing efforts. The new guide, Make the Most of the Web to Expand Your Practice, offers a wide range of practical insights and outlines a number of proven strategies that can help lawyers and law firms acquire new clients...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Giving employees in the legal field room to grow may be the secret to keeping them. In a new survey, attorneys cited advancement opportunities, professional development and training, and flexible work schedules as the three best ways to motivate and retain legal teams. Compensation or cash bonuses were ranked significantly lower by survey respondents.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    LexisNexis U.S. has announced that business professionals can now access LexisNexis content via the Blackberry wireless platform, developed by Research In Motion (RIM). LexisNexis is the first information provider to offer access to comprehensive full-time news, business, legal, public records and regulatory and legislative information sources via...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Morristown, NJ-based law firm Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP has announced that a number of the firm's partners were ranked as "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" by Chambers & Partners, a UK legal publishing and recruiting company, in its book, Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2004, The Client's Guide.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The Chambers 2004 Awards recognized Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as the Law Firm of the Year in two categories. Weil Gotshal was awarded the 2004 Law Firm of the Year in Western Europe: France and the 2004 Law Firm of the Year in the United States for Private Equity.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    WolfBlock Brach Eichler partner John D. Fanburg has been appointed to the State of New Jersey's Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission by New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey. The Commission was created to study the "social, financial and medical impact of proposed mandated health benefits." Mandated health benefits are defined in the bill as "benefits...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Highly regarded litigator Michele A. Roberts has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in Washington, the firm has announced. Ms. Roberts will focus on complex civil and criminal litigation. Donald B. Craven, head of Akin Gump's Washington litigation practice, said: "Michele is an extraordinary talent with an enviable record of...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    PLI has expanded its partnership with West and West LegalEdcenter, which provides online CLE programs. Now when attorneys register with West LegalEdcenter, it is easier to access PLI seminars. West LegalEdcenter maintains a comprehensive library on online CLE education programs, and PLI has made its expanding catalog of online materials available to West...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Holland & Knight LLP and Centennial Place Elementary School recently received the annual A+ Award for Innovation from Atlanta Partners for Education, a nonprofit partnership between the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Public School System.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The New Jersey Appellate Division approved for publication a landmark decision concerning interpretation and application of the Grace Period Law, N.J.S.A. 13:1D-127 to 133.