Firm and Provider News

  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Joyce A. Kuhns, a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department of Saul Ewing LLP, was honored recently for her completion of an eight-month leadership development program sponsored by Leadership Maryland. Ms. Kuhns and 51 fellow graduates of Leadership Maryland's 15th class celebrated at a black-tie reception and banquet last month at the...
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP will enhance its national HR Law practice with the addition of all 13 lawyers from boutique firm Connelly Sheehan Harris LLP, a Chicago-based employment litigation boutique with a national practice, beginning February 1.
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    John E. Wolfgang, partner in UHY LLP and a member of its management committee, has been appointed chairman of the global accounting and consulting firm association of UHY International (UHYI). Mr. Wolfgang formally took the helm at the UHYI 2007 Annual Meeting of partners held in Singapore recently. He was elected to a five-year term.
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    When corporate fraud occurs, it usually is an inside job made easier because the company had an insufficient prevention program, according to executives surveyed by the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP. Some 42 percent of survey respondents said inadequate internal control was the primary contributor in the previous year to a fraud incident against...
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Akerman Senterfitt LLP has announced that the 21 lawyers and consultants of Stadtmauer Bailkin LLP, a New York-based law firm specializing in economic development incentives, zoning/land use, and real estate, have joined Akerman's New York office, more than doubling its presence in that market.
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    As the one year anniversary of the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) approaches, Kroll Ontrackhas announced a list of the year's top five most significant discovery cases. Focusing primarily on interpreting the new FRCP, common topics recurring in judicial opinions issued in 2007 included: the importance of early case conferences, the...
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus,P.A. has announced that Edward G. Sponzilli, a member of the firm, has been selected for inclusion in the 30th Anniversary Edition of Marquis'Who's Who in American Law. His biography has appeared in previous editions of this publication, as well as Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the East. Mr. Sponzilli is a New...
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Lucretia C. Clemons and Benita Collier, associates in the Litigation Department at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, have been selected to the Stakeholder 100 Class of 2007.
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that Elise M. Bloom, a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Law Department, has been inducted into the YWCA of New York City's Academy of Women Leaders (AWL), a network of more than 3,000 women professionals noted for their professional achievement, civic commitment, and demonstrated leadership.
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Clara Krivoy, a Latin America counsel based in the New York office, has been named president of the Venezuelan American Association of the United States (VAAUS). She will be the first woman to serve as the president of the association, which was founded in 1936.
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Despite a competitive hiring environment in the legal field, many law firms and legal departments are not focused on retaining their top performers. In a new survey, 42 percent of attorneys said they are not concerned with losing their best people; 43 percent said they are only somewhat concerned.
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    LexisNexis has announced the launch of its new Environmental Law & Climate Change Center, a Web resource that provides attorneys with online information and real-time expert commentary on the myriad legal issues raised by global climate change. To provide this content, LexisNexis has aligned with two environmental law firms: Jenner & Block LLP...
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    ONSITE3has announced support of an Extensible Markup Language (XML) standard developed by the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) for the flexible transfer of electronically stored information (ESI) throughout all phases of the discovery process. The new standard will provide a uniform, industry-accepted format for the import and export of data...
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Wiley Rein is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Navin, former Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau, has joined the firm as a partner in its preeminent Communications Practice . With more than a decade of public and private sector experience handling regulatory matters and litigation, Mr. Navin will play a leading...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    The Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Women's Forum raised more than $19,000 at its inaugural Fall Festival of the Arts in October. All proceeds from the Fall Festival of the Arts, a cocktail reception and live and silent charity auctions, were donated to the Lung Cancer Circle of Hope and Somerset County's Resource Center for Women and Their Families...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Saul Ewing LLP has announced that Orlan Johnson has joined its Washington, DC office as a partner in the Business Department and a member of the Securities Transactions and Utility Practice groups.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    AvreaFoster, a Dallas-based advertising firm, recently completed an integrated re-branding campaign for Texas law firm Winstead PC. The new, more contemporary look symbolizes the firm's next evolution as a leading law firm in Texas, focused on the future and new opportunity.AvreaFoster re-designed all of the firm's marketing products including the new...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Gibbons has announced the opening of its new office in Wilmington, DE. With five offices in four states, Gibbons has continued to expand its presence in the region. The Wilmington office will focus on business and commercial litigation, products liability and financial restructuring and creditors' rights matters, and will eventually expand to become a...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the addition of partner Brian D. Hail, a lawyer with extensive experience in commercial litigation. Mr. Hail has advised clients on complex litigation involving securities fraud claims, mass torts, insurance disputes and contract disputes. Previously a partner at Haynes & Boone, Mr. Hail has represented both...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    The editors of Worth magazine have announced that Jerome K. Grossman, a partner in the Business and Tax Section of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, has been named as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the country by Worth Magazine. According to Worth, the editors sought individuals with more than just exceptional legal expertise. Those selected...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Arthur Makadon, chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has announced that the firm has retained Colleen F. Coonelly to direct its expanded Professional Development Department.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Nixon Peabody LLP has announced the opening of an office in London, England, through the affiliated entity Nixon Peabody International LLP. The office is opening with seven lawyers (including three UK qualified partners) who practice primarily in the areas of leveraged and project finance, and corporate trust. In addition, the London office will serve...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Average starting salaries for legal professionals in the United States are projected to rise 4.2 percent, according to the just-released Robert Half Legal 2008 Salary Guide. The largest increases in base compensation are expected for first year associates and attorneys with one to three years of experience at large law firms.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    The BTI Consulting Group's 7th annual national Survey of Client Service Performance for Law Firms reveals that Jones Day ranks first among the top 30 law firms - the firms that perform 4 to 15 times better than all others in client service.Jones Day, at the pinnacle of client service, is a four-time winner and client hall-of famer.Sidley Austin, a three-...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Kroll Ontrack announces the acquisition of TrialGraphix , a leading litigation consulting firm specializing in trial consulting and presentation services.