Firm and Provider News

  • 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.
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    The Collier Bankruptcy Case Update, published by LexisNexis Matthew Bender, now allows quick and easy access to complete decisions via Lexis.com. The Collier Bankruptcy Case Update features summaries of the most recent and significant bankruptcy law decisions. These decisions are organized by Bankruptcy Code section, U.S. Code section, or Bankruptcy Rule...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Nixon Peabody LLP has named Charles P. Jacobs, who has been a member of the firm's Management Committee and chair of its Business Department, as head of its Private Equity Team. Mr. Jacobs will split his time among the firm's offices in New York, Boston and San Francisco.
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Pitney Hardin LLP attorney Jeffrey S. Mandel appeared on a recent two-hour live edition of Court TV's Both Sides, where at the end of the program it was announced that he would be appearing again as a guest legal commentator. Mr. Mandel was chosen by Court TV as a legal commentator based on his experience as a defense attorney and his legal education,...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Linklaters has elected Gary Barnett, a U.S. structured finance and derivatives practitioner, as apartner in itsNew York office. His election follows the appointments in September of Adam Glass, a leading U.S. structured finance lawyer who joined the firm from Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, and Mark Palmer, arestructuring & insolvency partner who...
  • Monday, November 1, 2004
    Jeanne Hamburg, a member of the firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been named a contributing editor for the Trademark Basics E-Learning Program , an interactive web-based learning program designed by the International Trademark Association (INTA), which qualifies participants for CLE credit.
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Vorys Sater has announced that partner Glenn V. Whitaker, one of the nation's leading white-collar defense lawyers with an expertise in False Claims Act litigation, has extended his Cincinnati, OH practice to the nation's capital. Having practiced in the Washington area for several years, first with a private firm and then with the Department of Justice...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The firm of Linklaters has elected Adam Glass, a leading U.S. structured finance and derivatives lawyer, as a partner in the New York office. Mr. Glass joins Linklaters from Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP. He brings extensive experience and strong market standing in his area of expertise.
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    John D. Cline, a highly regarded trial attorney who specializes in white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation, has joined the international law firm Jones Day as a partner in its fast-growing San Francisco office. Also joining the Jones Day San Francisco office is Martha Boersch, a former assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the...