Firm and Provider News

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    J. Anthony Manger, a member of the Somerville, NJ-based law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been elected co-chair of the Meritas Health Law Section Group. Meritas is a closely integrated group of more than 200 full-service law firms that provides business clients with worldwide access to comprehensive legal services. Norris McLaughlin...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    On July 27, the government of Ontario (Canada) issued a new policy that invites private-sector investment, according to the firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. According to the new policy, "The government envisages the private sector taking a leading role in the following areas: overall procurement management of major infrastructure initiatives;...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Howard Shapiro, a partner in the New Orleans office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., last month became chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Douglas N. Greenburg, most recently counsel to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission), has rejoined Winston & Strawn as a partner in the litigation practice. In his work with the 9/11 Commission, Mr. Greenburg investigated the financing of al Qaeda and the 9/11 plot, as well as efforts on the part of the...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Bankruptcy filings in the federal courts broke a record high in 2003, according to data released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The continued increase in new bankruptcy filings, particularly large corporate bankruptcies, has led to significant litigation and court decisions. To help legal professionals stay abreast of the latest...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Ira M. Millstein, a senior partner in the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and a renowned expert in corporate governance, has been elected chairperson of the Board of Overseers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    The global energy transactions practice continues to gain momentum at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP with the announcement of the addition of four more partners and seven other attorneys to its team. Joining Akin Gump as partners are:
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Holland & Knight LLP has announced that its third annual Pro Bono Cup was awarded to the firm's Atlanta office. The Pro Bono Cup is a traveling trophy that resides each year in the office with the highest percentage of lawyers participating in pro bono work during the previous year. The cup was formerly in the firm's Tallahassee office.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    The international law firm of Coudert Brothers LLP has announced that James B. Sitrick, former chairman of the firm, has been appointed to the position of Secretary-General of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), the only global non-governmental organization that exists primarily to support the principles of the United Nations. Mr....
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    William K. Slate II, president and chief executive officer of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), has announced that five legal and business professionals have been elected to the AAA Board of Directors. The newly elected members of the board include:...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Holland & Knight LLP partner Marilyn J. Holifield has been recognized as a top attorney by two publications, Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers 2004-2005 and Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    WolfBlock has announced a significant expansion of its Harrisburg, PA office with the addition of six attorneys from Reed Smith. Four partners and two associates from Reed Smith's Harrisburg office will join WolfBlock this month, bringing the office's complement to 11 attorneys.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Lauren Reiter Brody and Frances K. Browne, two experienced litigators who focus on employment and entertainment law, have joined Torys LLP as partners. "Lauren Brody and Fran Browne enhance our litigation practice in significant ways," said Charles E. (Trip) Dorkey III, the firm's New York managing partner. "Their many years of combined experience as...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP has announced that Frederick L. Whitmer has joined the firm as partner in their New York office in the Litigation Department where he will join the firm' Patent Litigation Practice as a lead trial attorney. Prior to joining Brown Raysman, Mr. Whitmer litigated complex matters on behalf of Fortune 100...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) and English law firm Nicholson Graham & Jones (NGJ) have announced that they have begun discussions aimed at a possible combination of the firms later in 2004. If the combination occurs between K&L, with 800 lawyers located in 10 offices across the United States, and NGJ, with 135 lawyers in London, it...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    John A. Brunjes, a private equity and venture capital transactional lawyer, and Thomas J. Finn, a litigator with a focus in the financial institutions industry, have joined McCarter & English, LLP as partners in the Hartford (CT) office.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Michael N. Sheetz has joined Nixon Peabody LLP as a partner in the firm's Business Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups. He will be located in the firm's Boston office. Doran Rymes also has joined the Manchester, N.H. office of Nixon Peabody as a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group. Mr. Sheetz focuses his practice on general...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the addition of Kingsley L. Taft, Ph.D. to the firm's Life Sciences, Technology & Emerging Companies, and Intellectual Property practices. He joins the firm as partner in its Boston office.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that Vincenzo Paparo, a veteran corporate attorney, has joined the firm's New York office as a partner. Mr. Paparo, who represents regional, national and international financial institutions, was previously a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll. Mr. Paparo has represented financial institutions as counsel for the agent in...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has announced sizeable expansions of its labor, employment and employee benefits practice in Chicago and San Francisco.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Michael R. Nelson, chairman of Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst, LLC, has announced that Robert T. Horst, chair of the firm's Complex Litigation department, will assume the responsibilities of managing partner.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Alka Bahal has joined the firm of Grotta, Glassman and Hoffman, p.c. (GG&H) as a principal and serves as chair of the firm's Corporate Immigration Practice Group.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    The firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has announced that Joel N. Jacobson, a member of the firm, has been named chairman of the Chatham Township (NJ) Planning Board. His term will expire on December 31, 2005. Mr. Jacobson, a resident of Chatham Township, has been a partner with Norris McLaughlin for more than 25 years, specializing in real...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Stuart M. Lederman, a partner with the Morristown, NJ-based firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, LLP, has been reappointed as a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting law-related education and giving all New Jersey residents a basic understanding of the legal system. Mr. Lederman has been a...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Former White House Counsel the Hon. Abner J. Mikva, a mediator and arbitrator with JAMS, The Resolution Experts, has been named as the Special Master who will decide how a $40 million fund, created by the recent settlement of a sex discrimination lawsuit between Morgan Stanley and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will be distributed.