Firm and Provider News

  • 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.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Practising Law Institute (PLI) is offering QuickCredits for a trouble-free way to earn CLE credits. QuickCredits are online versions of PLI's programs conveniently broken down into one- to three-hour segments "For busy attorneys, this provides a huge convenience," said PLI's Executive Director Victor J. Rubino. "Lawyers can search for exactly the content...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    William H. Graham, a partner with Connell Foley LLP, has joined the National Center for State Courts' Lawyers Committee, which involves prominent practicing attorneys in the National Center's work and programs.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, is one of five women who will be honored this month by the Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, MA with a New England Women's Leadership Award (NEWLA). Ms. Pisa will receive the NEWLA Pioneer Award. The presentation will take place at a reception on Thursday, May 13 from...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Alison L. Galer, a partner with the Somerville, NJ-based firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been named to the Board of Directors of the Somerset Valley YMCA.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has announced that, upon the approval of the Paris Bar, it will open a Paris office. Jean Leygonie and 14 other lawyers from leading French firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffei & Leygonie plan to join Morgan Lewis. The new team would strengthen Morgan Lewis's European services, particularly in the areas of corporate, mergers...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Bridgeway Software, Inc. has announced the availability of its new integration engine, Bridgeway SmartLinkTM, powered by Tsunami's Data Routing Technology. Smartlink allows corporate legal departments to communicate information instantly between Bridgeway's matter management and corporate governance software and virtually any other software system. The...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Holland & Knight LLP has announced that Charles Welch (Chad) Tiedemann has been named head of the firm's Real Estate Section, resident in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Tiedemann has practiced in the areas of commercial real estate development and finance for more than 20 years. He replaces Holland & Knight partner Stephen Moss, who will return to...
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    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the addition of Victoria E. Schonfeld to the firm's Financial Services Practice. She joins the firm as partner in its New York office. Ms. Schonfeld has wide-ranging investment management experience, with specific expertise helping clients structure, document and operate retail advisory products, mutual funds and private...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    WolfBlock has announced that five of the firm's attorneys have been elected to partnership and one other attorney has joined the firm as a partner. Three new partners in the firm's Philadelphia office are Nathan E. Kase, Laura E. Krabill and Peter T. Wakiyama. New partners elected at the Roseland, NJ office are Matthew M. Collins and Mark E. Manigan....
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    The law firm alliance Herbert Smith, Gleiss Lutz, Stibbe placed first in Mergemarket's tabulation of legal advisers for the period January 1 through March 26, advising on just under 75 billion euros worth of M&A transactions. The alliance has advised on some of the major European M&A deals in the first quarter. Herbert Smith had an initial role...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Winston & Strawn LLP continues growth in San Francisco with the addition of real estate lawyer Stephen I. Berkman, a partner in the real estate practice. The trend of growth for Winston & Strawn began with last year's merger with local insolvency firm Murphy, Sheneman, Julian & Rogers. At the end of last year, partners Charles S. Birenbaum and...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Reston, VA-based Cricket Technologies, a digital forensics and electronic discovery company that provides technology tools and services to manage complex litigation documents for law firms and corporate legal departments, has added three offices nationwide and three new regional sales managers. The new offices are located in Richmond, VA, managed by Peter...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Law firms and corporate legal departments will be hiring more attorneys in the next 12 months, a new survey shows. Sixty-two percent of lawyers polled said they will be adding staff in the coming year. This is an increase over last year when 52 percent of attorneys polled said they planned to increase hiring activity.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that Bruce L. Lieb and Ronald R. Papa have been named co-chairs of the firm's Corporate Department, and that Rory Judd Albert and Howard L. Ganz have been named co-chairs of the firm's Labor & Employment Law Department.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    The International Bar Association (IBA), a global organization consisting of more than 16,000 individual members and 190 bar associations around the world, has become the first major organization to enroll in the new Martindale.com Affiliate Program, an initiative that enables organizations around the world to add the Martindale.com Lawyer Locator and...