Firm and Provider News

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced that Paul Bromfield will join Weil Gotshal's London Restructuring practice. The continued development of the London Restructuring practice is one of Weil's strategic goals, building upon the firm's premier global franchise in that area.
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed in its entirety a false advertising lawsuit against Proskauer client U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the developer of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for environmentally sustainable commercial and residential buildings. The suit was...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Fragomen LLP is set to grow further with the acquisition of CMS Cameron McKenna's UK immigration practice.As part of the transaction, Fragomen will become the preferred immigration provider to CMS in the UK for all immigration legal advice and related services. Partner, Caron Pope and her team will join Fragomen effective 1 October 2011.
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has advised leading international telecoms company VimpelCom Ltd on two Eurobond issues in 2011 with a combined value of US$3.7 billion.
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The global law firm Jones Day is pleased to announce that David Roger has joined the firm's Brussels Office as Of Counsel. He will lead the Brussels Banking & Finance Practice and reinforce the Corporate/M&A team. Mr. Roger, a lawyer at the Brussels Bar, has been practicing banking and finance and corporate/M&A law for 20 years. He...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    The winners in 25 different categories at the Inaugural ACG New York Champion's Awards were revealed at a gala dinner at Sotheby's New York.In the Major Deal category EisnerAmper LLP was recognized for the "Combination of Eisner LLP and Amper, Politziner, & Mattia LLP" as the Middle Market Deal of the Year - Over $250 million. An independent body...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    All of us at The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel are experiencing the loss of our former client representative, George C. Miller, who passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011. We know that those of you whose path crossed with his must be experiencing a similar sense of loss.
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    McCarter & English, LLP has announced that firm partner and retired brigadier general William S. Greenberg has received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. The medal is the second highest award presented by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to civilians for contributions to the Department of Defense. Mr. Greenberg, who...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has appointed London disputes partner Juliet Blanch as its head of international arbitration. Ms. Blanch, who joined the firm last year from the London office of McDermott, Will & Emery, has worked on arbitrations and commercial litigations across Europe for a wide range of clients. Barry Wolf, executive partner of...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    King & Spalding served as counsel to three outside directors on the board of Emdeon Inc., a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management solutions, in the company's proposed merger with Blackstone Capital Partners VI L.P. The transaction, which is expected to close in the second half of 2011, is valued at about $3 billion.
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Christopher S. Huther, an experienced litigator and counsel to some of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, has joined Wiley Rein as a partner in its preeminent Communications Practice. Specializing in complex litigation and administrative proceedings, Mr. Huther regularly appears before federal, state and appellate courts, as well as the FCC...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Peter D. Hutcheon, a member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been appointed to the Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board. Jurimetrics is the publication of the Science & Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jerome J. Shestack. Our readers will greatly miss Jerry's continuing contribution to The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel as our Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor.He kept MCC focused on corporate counsel's duty to encourage their corporations to be mindful of their social responsibilities.
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    ZyLAB has announced the release of the June 2011 report "ZyLAB: Enabling Prosecution of the Unspeakable" by International Data Corporation (IDC), a premier global provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets.
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Kiersted / Systems has announced its partnership with Relativity, offering clients a new choice in web-based support platforms. A feature-rich review platform, Relativity allows for the analysis, review and production of discovery documents and case data, and provides controlled access to clients, experts and outside vendors from any Internet connection....
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Michael Mundt, former Securities & Exchange Commission assistant director of the Office of Investment Company Regulation, has joined Stradley Ronon as a partner in its nationally recognized 43-attorney investment management/ mutual funds practice group. He will also work in the firm's exchange-traded funds (ETFs) group and will be based in the firm's...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced the election of three partners, effective July 1, 2011.
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    King & Spalding advised Bawabat Makkah Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Al Balad Al Ameen Company, in a suite of agreements with Sumou Real Estate Company for the development of the first phase of Makkah Gate Project, a $27 billion complex comprising residential areas, a government administrative district, a business district, a shopping area, a...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    In a move to expand the midstream and upstream energy deal-making capabilities of its preeminent Private Equity practice, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has added Rodney L. Moore as a partner in the firm. He joins Weil from Vinson & Elkins LLP and will split his time between Weil's Houston and Dallas offices.
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    McCarter & English LLP has announced that the firm's Executive Committee has adopted a compensation gross-up policy that offsets the tax disadvantage previously faced by the firm's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees who cover domestic orcivil union partners under their health insurance plans. The vote was unanimous.
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Theodora "Teddy" McCormick, a member of the firm, was elected to the executive board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA).She will serve as the association's chief financial officer.The installation dinner took place on June 23, 2011, and Judge Lois Goodman of the District of New Jersey swore in the executive board members.
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The Advisory Board of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) has selected John G. Schmidt Jr., a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, for fellowship in the LCA. The LCA is an honorary trial lawyer society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    ZyLAB has announced the release of the June 2011 report "ZyLAB: Enabling Prosecution of the Unspeakable" by International Data Corporation (IDC), a premier global provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets.
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    William A. Dreier, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), one of the country's most exclusive commercial arbitration groups. There are only six members in New Jersey.He will be inducted at the 2011 CCA Annual Meeting, which will be held...