Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The firm of Amper, Politziner & Mattia has announced the promotion of five new officers and one principal. Ken Croarkin has been promoted from senior manager to officer in the firm's Insurance Services Group. He joined the firm in November 2004 and has more than 14 years of professional accounting experience.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Hal M. Stewart has joined the firm as chief operating officer, based in the New York office. Mr. Stewart joins Chadbourne from Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, where he had been chief executive officer. Earlier in his career, he held executive and management...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP has announced that noted transactional finance lawyer Steven M. Miller has joined the Philadelphia office as partner in the Business & Finance Department. Mr. Miller concentrates his practice activities in financial services, including secured and asset-based lending. He represents banks, commercial...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Nixon Peabody LLP has announced that Karen B. Greenbaum has joined the firm as chief operating officer and managing director. Ms. Greenbaum brings her knowledge of world class operational practices of global corporations to the legal industry. Ms. Greenbaum joins Nixon Peabody from Mercer, the world's largest human resource consulting firm - a division...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Upon completing his term as chief justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, James R. Zazzali is returning to private practice as of counsel with two firms. He is rejoining Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & Friedman (the firm his father founded in 1925, which Chief Justice Zazzali, his brother Andrew, and their partners subsequently expanded) and...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Globalization is not only changing how and where corporations operate, it also is affecting the composition of the legal workforce, expanding the practice of law across borders, and transforming the management and operation of law offices. These and other trends are the subjects of a just-released white paper from Robert Half Legal.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    The guidance that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission provides through Comment Letters is now easier to navigate and use in the online environment of the CCH Internet Research NetWork in SEC Staff Comment Letters from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ( business.cch.com ). Now available as a stand-alone product as well as part of the Federal...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Cozen O'Connor members Richard J. Bortnick and Elena Park have earned asylum for a pro bono client in her case against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Immigration Court. In an immigration case that made headlines around the globe, Mr. Bortnick and Ms. Park represented Zhen Xing Jiang, a Chinese national living in Philadelphia, after...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Nixon Peabody LLP has announced the expansion of its private clients practice with the addition of Nicole Marro as counsel in the firm's Rochester, NY office. Ms. Marro provides legal counsel to individuals and corporate clients. She focuses on estate planning and administration, including the preparation of wills and trusts and the representation of...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    The Dallas law firm of McKool Smith, P.C., announces the opening of an office in Washington, DC, the firm's first expansion outside of Texas. The Washington office, close to the U.S. International Trade Commission, will provide the firm with additional expertise in cases involving international trade issues, as well as commercial and intellectual property...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Holland & Knight has announced that 198 lawyers representing 49 different practice areas have been named by their peers to the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The firm leads the nation with the most attorneys listed in the categories of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Land Use & Zoning, Maritime Law, and Trusts and Estates.
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP has announced that Cynthia D. Gillespie, former senior aide to Governor Mitt Romney, has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Washington, DC office. Ms. Gillespie served as Counselor to the Governor as well as Chief of Legislative and Intergovernmental Relations where she directed federal affairs, public policy,...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Within a day of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) publishing its final rule changes in respect to continuation practices, the USPTO and its Director, Jon Dudas, have been sued in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by Tafas, an independent inventor. Tafas, represented by the law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Document Technologies, Inc. (DTI), the nation's largest independent provider of legal support services and document outsourcing, has announced the addition of industry veteran Jim Brown to the company's senior management team. Mr. Brown is serving as senior vice president of DTI's Discovery Solutions Group, which supports law firms and corporate legal...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Nine months after opening its Beijing office, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced a significant expansion of its practice there with the addition of six attorneys, bringing the total number of full-time resident attorneys and senior advisors to 11.
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Corporate lawyers are calling in reinforcements to tackle rising caseloads, a new survey suggests. Nearly half (45 percent) of attorneys polled said their legal departments have increased their use of outside counsel in the last 12 months, while only 12 percent said levels have decreased. Other responses indicated that 39 percent experienced no change and...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Eisner LLP, accountants and advisors, announces the promotion of four accountants to partnership in the firm. They are Jay Bakst, CPA; John P. Fodera, CPA; Michael R. McMurtry, CPA, and Andrea Will, CPA, CA.
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Peter D. Hutcheon, a member of the Somerville law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been selected for inclusion in both Marquis' Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World for 2008. A resident of Clayton, Gloucester County, New Jersey, Mr. Hutcheon practices in the areas of commercial transactions, securities, and banking and finance...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    The firm of EpsteinBecker & Green, P.C. has scheduled its 26th Annual Client Briefing: Thee21st Century Workplace: High Stakes, Hi-Tech and High Priority Employment LawIssues for Thursday, October 25. The program willtake place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York City.
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Lee A. Rosengard, a partner in Stradley Ronon's Philadelphia office, was recently appointed to the post of general counsel, a new position created to assist the firm's management committee on legal matters. As general counsel, Mr. Rosengard will continue to be the primary ethics and conflicts partner, educate attorneys regarding responsibilities to clients...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Aspen Publishers has announced the publication of Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System by John A. Humbach. Providing an accessible orientation to the American legal system, Whose Monet? presents readers with the basic concepts of civil litigation by focusing on a lengthy dispute over the ownership of a painting. Aspen Publishers is...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    The New York Department of State and Thomson West, a Thomson business, have entered into an eight-year contract to serve as the official publisher of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) and the New York State Register. As the official publisher, West is the exclusive official source for NYCRR in print, CD-ROM and online via Westlaw ....
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Amper, Politziner & Mattia, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, has announced that David Anderson has joined the firm as a Manager in the firm's Litigation and Valuation Group. Mr. Anderson is an accredited business appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. An author and lecturer, Mr. Anderson is the recipient of awards for...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    Ben Bedi has joined the Palo Alto, CA office of K&L Gates as a partner in its intellectual property litigation practice. Mr. Bedi comes to the firm from Dechert LLP. Mr. Bedi's practice focuses on patent litigation and the strategic development of intellectual property assets. His litigation experience includes cases in U.S. District Courts both inside...
  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    The National Arbitration Forum recently issued decisions on the rights to Univision.tv; Webkinzz.com, Web-kniz.com and Weblinz.com; and ChocolateKiss.com. The following three decisions were made in accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) by independent...