Firm and Provider News

  • 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...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Recently, WolfBlock attorneys James Redeker, Caroline Austin and David Gollin were successful in obtaining an award of counsel fees and nontaxable costs for a client, the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PREA). The total amount requested - $411,020.60 - was awarded.
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C. has announced that Peter G. Verniero, former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, has joined the firm as of counsel. He will co-chair the Corporate Internal Investigations and Business Crimes Practice Group. He also will chair the firm's Appellate Practice Group.
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The U.S. firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) and the English firm of Nicholson Graham & Jones (NGJ) have announced that their partners have voted in favor of a combination that will become effective on January 1. The combined firm will be known as Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP. Once the combination is finalized,...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    PLI-Corpedia, the web-based, interactive e-learning company, has announced that it has implemented its 250th client. Corporate scandals, Sarbanes-Oxley, and changes in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines have propelled the need for workforce-wide legal compliance training to the forefront of issues facing organizations in America.
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that Lisa Cuevas has joined the firm as director of global diversity. In this position, Ms. Cuevas is responsible for enhancing and overseeing the firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP represented Fonkoze Financial Services in structuring an international offering to investors interested in promoting social and economic development in Haiti, including an offering by a domestic limited liability company to high net worth American investors. The offering closed on September 13....
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced the opening of a new office in Shanghai in the Peoples Republic of China. Steven Xiang will be joining the firm as managing partner of the Shanghai office. The Shanghai office will initially focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and international securities offerings....
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The Boston Bar Association has announced that Holland & Knight LLP is the recipient of the BBA's 2004 Thurgood Marshall Award in recognition of the firm's extraordinary pro bono contributions. BBA President M. Ellen Carpenter presented the award at the BBA Annual Meeting Luncheon on September 22. J.D. Smeallie, the firm's pro bono partner, accepted...