Firm and Provider News

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Giving employees in the legal field room to grow may be the secret to keeping them. In a new survey, attorneys cited advancement opportunities, professional development and training, and flexible work schedules as the three best ways to motivate and retain legal teams. Compensation or cash bonuses were ranked significantly lower by survey respondents.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    LexisNexis U.S. has announced that business professionals can now access LexisNexis content via the Blackberry wireless platform, developed by Research In Motion (RIM). LexisNexis is the first information provider to offer access to comprehensive full-time news, business, legal, public records and regulatory and legislative information sources via...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Morristown, NJ-based law firm Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP has announced that a number of the firm's partners were ranked as "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" by Chambers & Partners, a UK legal publishing and recruiting company, in its book, Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2004, The Client's Guide.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The Chambers 2004 Awards recognized Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as the Law Firm of the Year in two categories. Weil Gotshal was awarded the 2004 Law Firm of the Year in Western Europe: France and the 2004 Law Firm of the Year in the United States for Private Equity.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    WolfBlock Brach Eichler partner John D. Fanburg has been appointed to the State of New Jersey's Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission by New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey. The Commission was created to study the "social, financial and medical impact of proposed mandated health benefits." Mandated health benefits are defined in the bill as "benefits...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Highly regarded litigator Michele A. Roberts has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in Washington, the firm has announced. Ms. Roberts will focus on complex civil and criminal litigation. Donald B. Craven, head of Akin Gump's Washington litigation practice, said: "Michele is an extraordinary talent with an enviable record of...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    PLI has expanded its partnership with West and West LegalEdcenter, which provides online CLE programs. Now when attorneys register with West LegalEdcenter, it is easier to access PLI seminars. West LegalEdcenter maintains a comprehensive library on online CLE education programs, and PLI has made its expanding catalog of online materials available to West...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Holland & Knight LLP and Centennial Place Elementary School recently received the annual A+ Award for Innovation from Atlanta Partners for Education, a nonprofit partnership between the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Public School System.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The New Jersey Appellate Division approved for publication a landmark decision concerning interpretation and application of the Grace Period Law, N.J.S.A. 13:1D-127 to 133.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The Minnesota Supreme Court No-Fault Standing Committee announced recently that the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has been selected to continue administering the state's No-Fault arbitration caseload, as a result of a recent competitive bid process. The AAA has administered Minnesota's No-Fault caseload for over 30 years, handling more than 62,...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Bridgeway Software Inc., the Houston-based provider of legal data management software for corporate legal departments, has announced that it has released Enterprise Suite 7, the newest version of its corporate legal data management system. Bridgeway's Enterprise Suite provides eCounselTM legal matter management and SecretariatTM corporate secretary...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The recent 18th Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge Fun Run, a USATF certified 5K race in Weehawken, NJ, raised $33,000 for Special Olympics New Jersey. New Jersey lawyers were well represented, including a contingent from Newark's Saiber Schlesinger Satz & Goldstein, LLC, from left, Agnes I. Rymer, litigation partner; Danielle Pantaleo, bankruptcy...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Enhancing the strength of its New York-based litigation practice, Lowenstein Sandler PC has announced that former New York State Acting Supreme Court Justice Franklin R. Weissberg has joined the firm as of counsel. The firm has also expanded its New York City offices at 1251 Sixth Avenue, located in Rockefeller Center. The new 30,000-square-foot space...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The National Arbitration Forum and e-Law, LLC provided a free demonstration of New Jersey No Fault Electronic Arbitrationlast month at the New Jersey State Bar Annual Convention in Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Robert Triffin, considered one of the most litigious plaintiffs in New Jersey history, has been adjudicated a fraud by an Essex County through the work of Pitney Hardin LLP partner Dennis Kearney. Mr. Triffin has made a 15-year career of buying bad checks, then suing major New Jersey companies in the Special Civil Part, where it is cheaper to pay Mr....
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced the publication of the second edition of the book Audit Committees: Regulation and Practice, edited by retired partner Gerald S. Backman and associate Anne Marie Salan. The new edition addresses the changes made in the rules and regulations governing audit committees by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Published...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    EthicsPoint, Inc. introduces Contact The BoardTM, a new module in the EthicsPoint line of confidential and anonymous "hotline" reporting tools, which provides a powerful mechanism for Directors to capture, organize, and manage shareholder feedback. Recent SEC deliberations have drilled down on the importance of shareholder feedback, with new proposals...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    JAMS, The Resolution Experts, the nation's largest private provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, has a new Chairman of the Board, former Sonoma County Superior Court Judge William L. Bettinelli, who is a Northern California based neutral with JAMS. Judge Bettinelli will serve a two-year term as Chairman of the Board and replaces...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Philadelphia middle school students learned last month about injustice firsthand: from a man who was freed after spending 18 years in Louisiana's death row. Released a year ago largely through the efforts over 15 years of his team of Philadelphia civil lawyers, John Thompson spent the one-year anniversary of his freedom with the students at Grover...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The law firm of McCarter & English, LLP has named seven new partners and three counsel in the Newark, NJ, Hartford, CT, Wilmington, DE and New York offices. The new partners are: •Christopher R. Carton, in the Newark office, who concentrates in products liability, general litigation, and toxic tort litigation;...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Gleiss Lutz, a firm that practices in association with Herbert Smith and Stibbe, was named Chamber Global's German Law Firm of the Year 2004 at an awards ceremony last month in London. The Chambers Global awards are presented each year to leading law firms in different jurisdictions. Published annually, the Chambers Global compendium is an international...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Bridgeway Software Inc., the Houston-based provider of legal data management software for corporate legal departments, has announced that it has released Enterprise Suite 7, the newest version of its corporate legal data management system. Bridgeway's Enterprise Suite provides eCounselTM legal matter management and SecretariatTM corporate secretary...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Valentino F. DiGiorgio III, of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP recently was appointed solicitor for the newly formed Uwchlan Township Industrial Development Authority in Chester County (PA). The authority will serve as conduit borrower/issuer in connection with tax-exempt financings on behalf of nonprofit entities and manufacturing companies. Mr....
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Enhancing the strength of its New York-based litigation practice, Lowenstein Sandler PC has announced that former New York State Acting Supreme Court Justice Franklin R. Weissberg has joined the firm as of counsel. The firm has also expanded its New York City offices at 1251 Sixth Avenue, located in Rockefeller Center. The new 30,000-square-foot space...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The National Arbitration Forum and e-Law, LLC provided a free demonstration of New Jersey No Fault Electronic Arbitrationlast month at the New Jersey State Bar Annual Convention in Atlantic City, NJ.