Firm and Provider News

  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Douglas S. Eakeley and Michael B. Himmel have been selected as "bet-the-company litigators" in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers in America ® , an honor shared by a small, elite segment of litigators nationwide. Mr. Eakeley has a broad range of trial and appellate experience in complex civil litigation, including antitrust, consumer and securities...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    TRC Companies, Inc., a leader in engineering, consulting and construction management that provides integrated services to the environmental, energy, infrastructure, and real estate markets, recently announced that it has been awarded a $3 million contract to serve as the engineering consultant on the Keene Road Substation Project for the Bangor Hydro-...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) has announced its 2008-2009 class of Fellows and Scholars under the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program. The goal of the Scholarship Program is to promote academic excellence and diversity in law schools by awarding scholarships to newly accepted law students from disadvantaged backgrounds...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Thompson & Knight and its Brazil and Mexico offices were recognized in the inaugural edition of the 2009 Chambers Latin America "Leaders in their Field" legal directory. Additionally, Alexandre R. Chequer, Jorge G. De Presno-Arizpe, Antonio Bastos Sarmento, and Ivan Tauil were cited for their exceptional legal careers.
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    James Potts has joined Cozen O'Connor's business department bringing with him nearly 15 years of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and restructuring, and governance and regulatory compliance experience. Mr. Potts will co-chair one of the firm's strategic business units that provides commercial, transactional and regulatory services to the firm's...
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    Four Partners from Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP presented at the 14th annual Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Business Lawyers' Institute on November 12 and 13 at the CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia.
  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    The Association of Corporate Counsel has elected a new chair and six new directors to its board. The international in-house representative group has appointed Ivan Fong, chief legal officer and secretary of Cardinal Health, as its new chair. Mr. Fong and the new directors were sworn in at the ACC annual meeting in October. New members of the...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    In a move that continues to expand its national Health Law Practice Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP welcomed prominent New Jersey health lawyers George H. Kendall and Audrey A. Hale as partners. In addition, Kristy M. Hlavenka joins the firm as an associate working with both lawyers.Mr. Kendall and Ms. Hale previously were partners, and Ms. Hlavenka...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP triumphed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corporation and co-defendants BP, Citgo Petroleum Corp., Marathon Oil Corp., and Shell Oil Company in defeating certification of a national class in a litigation alleging conspiracy among major integrated oil companies to restrict...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Goodwin Procter has announced that five attorneys have joined the firm from Heller Ehrman. Stephen M. Davis, Kevin T. Collins and Wesley C. Fredericks, Jr. have joined in the New York office; Julian N. Stern, a past Chair of Heller Ehrman, has joined Of Counsel, in the Silicon Valley office; and Steven R. Feldstein has joined the firm's Silicon Valley...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Jones Day ranked number one globally in M&A league tables for the third quarter of 2008, maintaining a position it has held for 32 consecutive quarters. Jones Day led all law firms in Thomson Financial's league table based on the number of worldwide deals, with 374 transactions completed in the first nine months of 2008. It also captured the...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has opened an office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new office will add considerable depth to the firm's international footprint, expanding to 13 the number of offices the firm has around the world. The new office will advise clients within and outside the region in key practice areas, including global...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Gibbons P.C. has announced that Lawrence Cohen has joined the firm's New York office. Mr. Cohen joins Gibbons as a director in the Corporate Department and will enhance the firm's national practice in securities transactional and regulatory matters.
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Thompson & Knight LLP continues to assist Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC), the Colombian national oil company, with its internationalization and strategic growth plan by assisting with the recent acquisition of the company's first oil and gas producing assets in the United States.
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Fios®Inc., dedicated exclusively to delivering comprehensive electronic discovery services to corporations and their outside counsel, and Content Analyst Company, which provides advanced text analytics software, announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to further extend Fios' leadership in helping clients reduce cost and risk in the e-...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Thomas Moers Mayer has been elected to the membership of the National Bankruptcy Conference. Membership to this prestigious group of leading bankruptcy lawyers, scholars, and judges is by invitation only and is of the highest honor. With only 60 members, the National Bankruptcy Conference advises Congress on...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    A team led by Wiley Rein communications attorney Andrew G. McBride scored a major victory in a class action against Verizon Wireless brought by consumers alleging that an administrative charge was improperly imposed on their accounts. In Litman v. Cellco Partnership (D.N.J. Sept. 29, 2008), the court dismissed the consumer class action against Verizon...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Lowenstein Sandler is top-ranked by Best Lawyers in America 2009 for its Corporate Law, Environmental Law, and "Bet the Company" Litigation practices. In Corporate Law, Lowenstein Sandler is first in the state for its work in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Funds, Securities, Structured Finance and Venture...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Following Proskauer Rose LLP's recent expansion into London, São Paulo and Chicago and the significant growth of the firm's private equity capabilities in Paris, this is a further step in the firm's continuing expansion into the world's most important financial markets and business centers.
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    CPA, a leading provider of outsourced legal support services and the world's top intellectual property (IP) management specialist, has announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with major electronic discovery software provider Applied Discovery Inc., a division of LexisNexis. The relationship, the first of its kind with Applied Discovery,...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    IntApp Inc., the leading provider of risk management, time capture and integration software for the legal industry, and Recommind, the leading provider of enterprise search, email management and eDiscovery systems for enterprises and law firms, recently announced a partnership to deliver enhanced information access and confidentiality controls for the...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    The National Arbitration Forum (NAF) domain name dispute resolution program recently handed down three important decisions. Decisions are made by independent and neutral arbitrators on the NAF Panel in accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Claiming...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Each year The College of Law Practice Management conducts a global search for ingenuity in law practice management and presents a select number of InnovAction Awards to members of the legal community who have contributed extraordinarily innovative ideas to the profession. Novus Law, LLC was named a winner of the 2008 InnovAction Award for The Novus...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    The global financial crisis has dramatically reshaped the financial services industry in the United States and beyond. The impact of recent events will continue to affect companies and their customers for years to come. For some companies, there will be many business challenges and difficult decisions ahead, while for others, there will be opportunities in...
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Peter Wilson, Jr., who was until recently an associate in Day Pitney LLP's Institutional Financial and Commercial Lending practice, has been named director of Diversity & Legal Recruiting. In this new position, Mr. Wilson will work closely with the Executive and Recruiting committees to ensure that the firm continues to attract top legal talent and...