Firm and Provider News

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    The Somerville law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has announced that Michael K. Ligorano, a member of the firm, has been selected for inclusion in the 2007 Edition of Marquis' Who's Who in the World. Mr. Ligorano focuses his practice on land use and immigration law.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP has announced the opening of its new Las Vegas office and the election of three new partners, including Las Vegas legal community leaders William P. Curran and Stanley W. Parry who were name partners of Curran & Parry. Joining Curran and Parry in this transaction are partner Josh Reisman, of counsel Susan...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Eisner LLP has announced that Christal McElroy has been admitted to partnership in the firm. Ms. McElroy is an audit partner in the firm's New Jersey office. She brings to the firm nearly 20 years of experience providing services to public companies, including initial public offerings, as well as privately held entities.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    SPi has announced the promotion of Sara Wood to the position of director of electronic data discovery (EDD) project management in the firm's legal division. She will oversee the management of all the firm's EDD projects. Ms. Wood will have responsibility for design, implementation and oversight of the Project Management Office (PMO) and for ensuring...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Cozen O'Connor President and CEO Patrick J. O'Connor has been selected for fellowship in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) Membership in the IATL is limited to 500 fellows under the age of 70 from the United States and 100 fellows from more than 30 countries. Members are engaged in civil and criminal trial practice from both the...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    It's meaningful work, not money, that motivates legal professionals most, a new survey shows. Forty-two percent of lawyers polled recently said that challenging assignments provide the greatest job satisfaction. Compensation packages ranked second, receiving 22 percent of the responses.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Frances Gauthier, chair of Stradley Ronon's diversity group and an attorney in the firm's Wilmington, DE office, served on the planning committee for the National Conference for the Minority Lawyer, held in Philadelphia recently. During the conference sponsored by the ABA Section of Business Law and the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Stradley Ronon partner and Intellectual Property (IP) Group Chair Kevin R. Casey was recently appointed president of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) at the association's Eighth Bench and Bar Conference.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    The Newark, NJ office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) recently welcomed Frank L. Politano as a partner in its intellectual property practice. Politano came to the firm from AT&T Corp.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Neil Cummings, a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, has been named a Contributing Editor of International Financial Law Review (IFLR) , one of the world's top publications for in-house counsel and practitioners in the financial markets. Mr. Cummings was given the appointment for his legal expertise in banking and sophisticated financial transactions. One of...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    President George W. Bush recently appointed Wiley Rein & Fielding partner Helgi C. Walker to serve as a member of the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that partner and Pro Bono Committee member Phoebe A. Wilkinson has been named chair of the committee. Ms. Wilkinson succeeds partner Bernard W. McCarthy, who has retired as a partner.
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Jerome J. Shestack, of the law firm of WolfBlock, has been selected to receive the 2006 American Bar Association Medal. The ABA Medal is the highest recognition the association confers, and honors individuals who have rendered exceptionally distinguished service to the cause of American jurisprudence.
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Lowenstein Sandler PC has announced that John J. D. McFerrin-Clancy has joined the firm as a member of the Litigation Practice Group in the New York office. Mr. McFerrin-Clancy specializes in commercial and securities litigation, including antitrust and employment. His practice also extends to corporate investigations and white collar defense matters...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP advised a consortium led by Brookfield Asset Management Inc., which includes Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and another institutional investor, in its agreement to acquire 92 percent of the shares of HQI Transelec Chile S.A. (Transelec), the largest electricity...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Joel R. Burcat, chair of Saul Ewing's Environmental Department and resident in the firm's Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office, has again co-edited the newest edition of his book titled Pennsylvania Environmental Law and Practice. This updated, fourth edition was published and released on May 19 by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C. has announced that Robert Needle has joined the firm as counsel to the Business & Commercial Litigation Department and a member of the Insurance Practice Team in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Needle has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. Mr. Needle has served in...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Scott A. Zuber, partner in Pitney Hardin llp's Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights Group has been named a Legislative Coordinator for the Bankruptcy Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) for 2006-2008. The NJSBA Bankruptcy Law Section provides education on creditor-debtor issues, including bankruptcies and insolvency proceedings and provides...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Fully 60 percent of multinational companies say they believe fraud is more likely to occur in their emerging market operations than their developed market ones, according to a recent survey of the world's largest companies by global professional services firm Ernst & Young. However, a majority of these companies admit that their controls and...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that 59 of its attorneys were named to the Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers directory. The recently published guide highlights the work of the nation's leading practitioners across a variety of legal disciplines. Goodwin Procter as a firm was ranked number one within the categories of Banking &...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has announced the formation of EBG Advisors, Inc., an affiliated company offering vertically integrated strategy and public policy consulting services specifically designed for the health care and life sciences industries. EBG Advisors becomes the leading affiliate of a major national law firm to offer consulting...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    The firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has recently welcomed three attorneys to the firm, all resident in the Philadelphia office. Janet E. Reed, Ph.D., has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group, focusing her practice on patents related to biotechnological inventions in medicine, agriculture and environmental...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    New York Justice Betty Weinberg Ellerin (ret.), a pioneer for women in the judiciary who has presided over the settlement of more than 2,500 cases has joined JAMS, The Resolution Experts. Justice Ellerin, who retired from the New York Appellate Division last December after more than 20 years and currently is senior counsel at Alston & Bird, will be...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Three attorneys at the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. have formed an immigration crisis team to assist individuals with matters involving Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspections or raids. Immigration attorney Michael Ligorano, Labor & Employment attorney Patrick Collins, and Theodore Margolis, who practices in the area...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Proskauer Rose LLP has announced its recognition in the new edition of Chambers USA, an annual directory of America's leading business lawyers. Forty-one Proskauer attorneys and 24 practice areas were included in this years edition of Chambers USA, widely acknowledged as one of the world's top arbiters of legal achievement. These rankings reflect a 30...