Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C. has announced that Christopher Viceconte has joined the firm's Newark office in the Litigation Practice group. Mr. Viceconte has extensive experience before the New Jersey and federal trial and appellate courts. His practice focuses on the defense of product manufacturers in design, manufacturing and warning defect...
  • Thursday, June 1, 2006
    With the recent launch of its new brand, SPI Technologies will be known simply as SPi. Supported by greater market recognition of a single brand, and based on its clients' needs for a single, multi-faceted outsourcing service provider, SPi seeks to leverage its multiple competencies and synergies to provide better value to its clients.
  • Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the opening of offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Goodwin Procter's California platform will feature two of its practices - real estate/real estate capital markets and complex litigation - and broaden the reach of its nationally recognized technology, life sciences, private equity and intellectual property practices...
  • Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) partners Peter J. Kalis and Michael DeMarco have been listed by Los Angeles-based Lawdragon Magazine among the 500 Leading Litigators in America. The listing is based on the nominations and evaluations of judges, plaintiffs, defense counsel, in-house lawyers, law firm managers, corporate...
  • Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Seven partners at Saul Ewing LLP have received the honor of being recognized for legal excellence by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, published by Who's Who Legal. Attorneys in the Philadelphia office named to the prestigious list are Stephen S. Aichele and Frederick D. Strober for real estate; James M. Becker for litigation, and John F...
  • Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, acting as lead counsel, recently filed voluntary chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on behalf of Smart Papers, LLC and certain of its affiliates. Smart Papers and its affiliate PF Papers, LLC are market leading manufacturers, suppliers, and marketers of...
  • Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Stradley Ronon partner Bennett G. Picker was recently presented with the 2nd Annual Grahovac Award for 'vision and leadership' at the Meritas Annual Meeting in Toronto attended by more than 400 guests from 48 countries. Mr. Picker is a co-founder of Meritas, an international alliance of over 5,700 attorneys in more than 200 cities in 63 countries providing...
  • Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP partner Andrew S. Levine was recently honored at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Environmental Law Forum in recognition of his 'outstanding service to the Section's Pro Bono Program as Program Coordinator from 1999-2006.' Mr. Levine helped start the Pro Bono Program for the Pennsylvania Bar Association's...
  • Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Dean T. Fournaris, a partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has been named one of the best franchise attorneys in the United States and Canada and has received 'Legal Eagle 2006' nomination for the third consecutive year. Mr. Fournaris is one of the 101 lawyers selected for this year's 'Legal Eagle' list published in the April 2006 edition...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP has been recognized by E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company with a Meeting the Challenge Award for 2005. The firm was recognized for its sustained contributions to the DuPont Legal Model, its positive case results in various areas of litigation, its support of DuPont's diversity programs and its outstanding...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    SPi Legal, an Austin-based worldwide leader in electronic discovery, document coding and litigation support services to law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies, has announced the promotion of Gene Eames to senior consultant in their Data Analytics Consulting group.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Former FCC Commissioner Kathleen Quinn Abernathy has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in the communications and information technology practice in Washington, DC.Ms. Abernathy will advise clients on a wide variety of policy and regulatory issues related to the telecommunications and media fields and will represent clients at both...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    The law firms of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and Collier Shannon Scott, PLLC have announced that they have merged, forming a single firm that will offer the premier practices and distinguished client service for which each firm is known. The firm will operate as Kelley Drye & Warren LLP nationally and internationally. In the Washington, DC region, the...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    The Cleveland-based law firm of Jones Day was the leader in mergers and acquisition deals by volume for the first quarter, according to figures compiled by Mergermarket, an independent mergers and acquisitions intelligence service. During the first quarter, Jones Day had 33 deals totaling $19.1 billion. The firm rose from second place at the 2005 year-end...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Nixon Peabody has expanded its Rochester office by adding two new attorneys, Jason L. Coles and Kevin M. Purcell. Mr. Coles joins the firm as a member of the Business Litigation Team and will focus his practice on commercial matters, including actions involving the enforcement of non-compete covenants, creditor's rights, and complex breach of contract...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Lawyers from the private equity, securities, M&A, finance and growth company practices of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) are representing Education Management Corporation in its $3.4 billion acquisition by Providence Equity Partners and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. This represents the first going-private transaction in...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Attorneys John W. Shaw, Dawn M. Jones and Michael W. McDermott have been recognized by their firm, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, for providing exemplary pro bono legal service to the community and the bar. The three attorneys were honored for their continued commitment to providing representation to pro bono clients.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    King & Spalding has announced that Tracie J. Renfroe, a litigator with extensive experience handling environmental, toxic tort and product liability cases, has joined the firm as a partner in its Houston litigation group.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced that Scott J. Atlas will be joining the Houston office as a litigation partner. Mr. Atlas is a nationally recognized commercial litigator who has practiced at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts around the country. He has been an active bar leader and is a former Chair of the American Bar...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Proskauer Rose has announced that Mark D. Harris, a seasoned litigator with a varied legal background, will join the firm's Litigation Department as senior counsel, resident in the New York office.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    As the economy gains momentum and the hiring climate improves, job opportunities for experienced legal professionals are increasing, notes Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, a staffing firm specializing in the placement of attorneys, paralegals and other highly skilled legal professionals. As a result, managing partners and general...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    DataCert, Inc., a leading provider of electronic invoicing and legal spend management solutions, has announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the third annual Dell/National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Excellence in Innovation award program. The award recognizes small businesses employing unique information...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Pitney Hardin attorney Jeffrey S. Mandel, who appears regularly as a guest legal commentator on Court TV, CNN, Cablevision, and FOX NEWS Channel, has accepted a teaching position at Rutgers Law School-Newark. Mr. Mandel will teach appellate advocacy, which he has previously taught at Seton Hall School of Law.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    David A. Shimkin recently joined Cozen O'Connor's New York downtown office as a member in the firm's insurance department. Prior to joining the firm, Shimkin was with Gordon & Silber, P.C., in New York. Mr. Shimkin practices with the firm's products liability and complex torts group. His practice includes the defense of catastrophic personal injury...
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Frederic L. Ballard Jr., a partner in the Tax Group at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was recently elected chair of the American College of Tax Counsel. Mr. Ballard works in the firm's Washington, DC office where he specializes in federal income tax matters relating to issuance of state or local government bond issues. The College is a...