Firm and Provider News

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Proskauer Rose LLP, a leading law firm with over 600 lawyers in the U.S. and Europe, announced that it has promoted seven associates to senior counsel. In New York, Herschel Goldfield was named senior counsel in the Health Care practice; Christopher Pennington was named senior counsel in the Real Estate practice; Amy B. Regan was named senior counsel in...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Nixon Peabody LLP has named Richard F. Langan, who has been the leader of its Business Practice Group, as head of the firm's Business Department, which includes more than 260 attorneys in over 25 practice areas. Mr. Langan will be succeeded as head of the Business Practice Group by Jonathan R. Karis, who since joining Nixon Peabody in February 2003 has...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    "With increasing frequency, courts, lawyers, corporations, and others are turning to mediation to resolve disputes," says Stewart Pollock, retired New Jersey Supreme Court justice, of counsel to Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP, and founding member of The Resolution Group. "Mediation generally is more efficient and economical than lengthy...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Two widely recognized power and energy regulatory attorneys with decades of experience in the power, electricity and natural gas industries have joined Torys LLP in the firm's New York-based Energy and Power Group. "Our new partners Buz Barclay and Andrew Schifrin bring a distinguished record of advising clients in energy-related businesses and in all...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Michael K. Ligorano, a member of the Somerville, NJ-based law firm Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been selected by The Arc of New Jersey as the statewide winner of its Volunteer of the Year Award. Mr. Ligorano received the award at a ceremony on November 30 at the Westin Hotel in Princeton, NJ.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Robert Half Legal has published its annual survey of salaries in the legal profession. Average starting salaries for attorneys, paralegals and other legal professional in the United States are expected to increase 3.4 percent in 2005, according to the recently released Robert Half Legal 2005 Salary Guide. The fastest growing practice areas include...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that it has agreed to provide a gift of $100,000 to the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, located at the University of Southern Maine. Chadbourne wanted to honor its former partner for his many contributions to public service. The pledge will support the building of a new...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Arthur M. Siskind, group general counsel of News Corporation, will be honored by more than 600 of his peers in the legal community at UJA-Federation of New York's Judge Joseph M. Proskauer Event hosted by the organization's Lawyer's Division. The event takes place on Thursday, December 2 at the Grand Hyatt New York, Park Avenue at Grand Central, New York...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (K&L) has announced that Boston partner Lloyd Macdonald has been unanimously confirmed by the Massachusetts Governor's Council as Associate Justice of the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was nominated by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    High-profile litigator and white collar criminal defense attorney Michael B. Himmel has joined Lowenstein Sandler PC, where he will chair the firm's White Collar Criminal Defense practice group. Joining Mr. Himmel at Lowenstein Sandler are litigators Robert J. Kipnees and Christopher S. Porrino. The three litigators were previously partners at Greenbaum...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Kenneth R. Shear has joined SPI Litigation Direct, a national provider of electronic discovery and litigation support services, as senior vice president. He will work with the company's clients on legal and technology issues, including methodologies and processes for specific cases, data searching and selection procedures, and consulting on EDD standards...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Gene Eames has joined SPI Litigation Direct as a consultant and senior project manager in their electronic discovery division.Based in New York, he will handle significant national electronic data discovery projects, including data analysis and culling, document review and redaction, and final production.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Holland & Knight partner Martha Barnett was recently named one of the 174 "Most Influential Floridians" by Florida Trend magazine. Ms. Barnett was the first female lawyer and partner at Holland & Knight and currently chairs the firm's Directors Committee.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    "With increasing frequency, courts, lawyers, corporations, and others are turning to mediation to resolve disputes," says Stewart Pollock, retired New Jersey Supreme Court justice, of counsel to Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP, and founding member of The Resolution Group. "Mediation generally is more efficient and economical than lengthy...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Michael K. Ligorano, a member of the Somerville, NJ-based law firm Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been selected by The Arc of New Jersey as the statewide winner of its Volunteer of the Year Award. Mr. Ligorano received the award at a ceremony on November 30 at the Westin Hotel in Princeton, NJ.
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Arent Fox PLLC has announced that Weldon J. Rougeau will join the firm's government relations practice as counsel, effective December 1. Mr. Rougeau is currently President of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., a non-partisan foundation focused on research, leadership and economic and public policy development. He has more than 30 years of...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) has announced that Rosemary Alito and Vincent N. Avallone have joined the firm's Newark office as partners in its Employment and Labor group. Ms. Alito is well known in the New Jersey legal community and has established a prominent employment practice throughout the state and regionally. Ranked as one of the Best...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the addition of William J. Weiss to the firm's Tax Practice. He joins the firm as a partner in its New York office. Mr. Weiss has broad-based transactional tax experience and has worked on tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, issuances of debt and equity, private equity funds, financial...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    What do intellectual property (IP) and shareholder value have in common? Everything, if you ask Stephen C. Glazier, a partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) who specializes in IP and patent law. "Patents are being leveraged in more innovative and profitable ways," says Glazier. "The result is a paradigm shift that has transformed shareholder...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the firm of Budd Larner, P.C. has joined the Partners in Excellence Program at Seton Hall University School of Law. A cooperative effort between Seton Hall and seven law firms, Partners in Excellence seeks to expand opportunities for minorities in the classroom by overcoming barriers to success in law school and the...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Jerome J. Shestack, a partner at WolfBlock and co-chair of the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group, has been elected president of the National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF). Created in 1977, the NCBF is an umbrella organization for developing state and local foundations and acts as their national representative. In particular, the NCBF...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that Konrád Siegler, a finance and capital markets expert, has joined the firm as a partner. In addition, since September 1 the firm has operated in Hungary as Siegler Law Office Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    The international law firm of Jones Day has announced the opening of an office in Moscow, the Russian Federation. The Moscow office, the firm's 30th, will concentrate on cross-border M&A, international capital markets and finance transactions. The Moscow office opens with five Russian, U.S. and UK qualified attorneys. Vladimir Lechtman, a corporate...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Legal marketing expert Jeffrey Morgan, a pioneer in law firm branding, positioning and marketing, last month became the new vice president of marketing and business development at JAMS, The Resolution Experts. Mr. Morgan most recently served as vice president of law firm marketing at American Lawyer Media for 13 years. During his 18 years of experience...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Steven J.W. Heeley has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as senior policy counsel. Mr. Heeley will advise clients on American Indian law and policy.