Firm and Provider News

  • 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
    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
    Stradley Ronon Chairman William R. Sasso was recently recognized by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia for his outstanding service as chairman of the council's board of directors (2005-2007) and for his strong commitment to global education of the future citizens of the community.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Cozen O'Connor has been honored with the 2007 Philadelphia Bar Association Citizens Bank Pro Bono Award.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    ONSITE3has announced the founding of a Client Advisory Board which will serve as a forum for sharing ideas and cultivating innovation for the company's eView review platform and related proprietary technologies. Following six years of experience in providing document review solutions, ONSITE3has seen significant market adoption for its eView review...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Connell Foley partner Anthony Vitiello has been named a "Top 100" attorney by the editors of Worth magazine for the third straight year. Published in the December, 2007 issue, this list results from The magazine's recognition of those who have earned this distinction for their outstanding expertise, insight, trustworthiness and commitment to their clients...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Kroll Ontrack announces the acquisition of TrialGraphix , a leading litigation consulting firm specializing in trial consulting and presentation services.
  • 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
    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.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced that Edward D. Russell has joined the firm's Nashville office as of counsel in the Litigation Department where his practice focuses primarily on title insurance and real estate litigation, as well as the representation of creditors in bankruptcy in connection with enforcement of their rights and their protection from...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Winstead PC, responding to stepped up efforts by government officials and regulatory agencies to enforce consumer protection statutes and industry regulations, has established a new practice group.The firm's new Government Enforcement and Regulated Industries Litigation Practice Group brings together skilled legal counsel who can lead the defense for...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Paul M. Ritter has joined the firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP as a partner in the Employment Law Department and will head the firm's executive compensation practice. Mr. Ritter specializes in the areas of executive compensation, qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and equity compensation. He represents both companies and senior...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that 80 of its lawyers in 97 practice categories have been selected in The Best Lawyers in America 2008, an annual peer-ranked guide that will be published in December. This year's rankings mark a 70 percent increase in the number of Proskauer lawyers named since the 2006 edition.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The firm of Mayer Brown has announced that it has formed a Subprime Lending Response Team to help clients address the issues resulting from the continuing distress in the subprime lending market. The impact of the subprime lending markets is reverberating worldwide and regulatory scrutiny in the U.S. and Europe is increasing. Recognizing the global...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Former Assistant to the Solicitor General Patricia A. Millett has joined Akin Gump as a partner in the appellate practice in Washington, DC, the firm has announced. Ms. Millett will brief and argue cases spanning a broad array of federal and state law questions - including both constitutional and statutory issues - for corporate, governmental and...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    WolfBlock represented Kushner Companies in the sale of more than 16,700 apartments in four states to AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp. and an affiliate of Morgan Properties. This landmark deal closed on October 1, making it the largest multi-family real estate transaction in New Jersey history.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Day Pitney LLP has announced that Greg Blasi and Frank Lee recently joined the firm as partners in the Energy and Utilities Department in the firm's New York office. Mr. Blasi practices corporate and securities law for a broad range of clients in the energy industry, and has been involved in the electric power industry since 1977. He has significant...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    King & Spalding has announced that its international arbitration team has earned a key victory for Sempra Energy in the company's claim against the government of Argentina. King & Spalding won $172 million for its client, making this award one of the five largest ever granted by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    International law firm Jones Day has added five antitrust partners in Washington and Chicago. Geoffrey Oliver, former head of the Anticompetitive Practices Division of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, was scheduled to join the firm's Washington office on November 1 as a partner. William F. Dolan, Paula W. Render, Michael...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Holland & Knight LLP has announced that Peter Prieto has been appointed the next Section Leader of the firm's national Litigation Section by Holland & Knight Managing Partner Howell W. Melton Jr. The appointment will take effect in January 2008. Mr. Prieto will succeed Richard Duvall of the firm's Washington, DC and Northern Virginia offices...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that it has created a new Diversity Fellowship in conjunction with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to promote diversity in the legal profession.Through the Fellowship, the firm will award a stipend of $15,000, to be funded by MassMutual, to a minority law student who demonstrates exceptional...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been selected as co-chair of the Mock Trial Committee for 2007-2008 by the Somerset County Bar Association. The Committee is responsible for the Somerset County Mock Trial Competition, an annual competition of high schools to represent the county in the Regional Competitions...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Akerman Senterfitt LLP continues to expand its New York office with the addition of Harvey Feldschreiber, who joins the firm's national real estate and corporate practices as a shareholder. Mr. Feldschreiber's practice is focused on sophisticated real estate transactions, including the representation of owners of major office buildings, retail outlets...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The Lawyers for Civil Justice December 3-4 Membership Meeting in New York City offers an opportunity for LCJ's Corporate and Associate (law firm) members to address the most pertinent legal reform topics facing the American civil justice system today. One of the highlights will include a "General Counsel's Roundtable," where several of the nation's leading...