Firm and Provider News

  • Friday, September 1, 2006
    Fios Inc. will host a CLE seminar on new federal e-discovery rules for the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel America. The program, titled Zubulake, the Federal Rules, Ethics and Beyond: Perspectives for Corporate Counsel, will take place on Tuesday, October 3 from 8:15 to 11 a.m. at the House of the Association, 42 West 44th...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that Daniel J. Eisner, who has vast expertise in private equity and complex corporate transactions of all types, has joined the firm as a partner and Nigel Austin, whose practice focuses on corporate and private equity transactions, has joined as a senior counsel. Both will be based in the firm's New York office. Mr....
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    The firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP recently obtained a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court in favor of Mid Atlantic Medical Services, a United Health Group company that administers self-funded ERISA welfare plans.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP has announced that F. Daniel Balmert has been elected to the Executive Council of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA). Mr. Balmert, the managing partner of Vorys's Akron office, has been a member of ADTA since 1995.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced that prominent, corporate attorney Angela M. Santoro Dowd will join the firm as partner in the Corporate Department. Ms. Dowd joins the firm from Golenbock, Eisemen, Assor, Bell & Peskoe, LLP.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    The executive partner of Holland & Knight's Chicago Office, Steven M. Elrod, recently announced today that Jonathan Furr, the former general counsel to the Illinois State Board of Education, will join Holland & Knight's Chicago Office. Mr. Furr will practice in the Illinois Land Use and Government Group alongside an established team of...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    With 17 named storms and nine hurricanes predicted for 2006, Akerman Senterfitt's Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Group is busy assisting clients with their preparations for this year's active season.
  • 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...