Firm and Provider News

  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    On Tuesday, October 28, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP will host a program designed to address the many questions and issues surrounding the PERM recruitment regulations. The seminar will take place at the Kramer Levin offices, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse Level One, New York, New York, beginning at noon with registration and adjourning...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    In its highly selective ranking of the most distinguished individuals in Corporate Governance, Directorship Magazine has named three Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP attorneys, Holly J. Gregory, Ira M. Millstein and E. Norman Veasey, to its roster of the 100 influentials with greatest impact on boardrooms and the governance field overall. In addition, Ira...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    In a move that bolsters its Islamic finance and investment funds, private equity, energy and infrastructure transactions capabilities, King & Spalding, is adding three counsel and three associates in the firm's Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh offices, bringing the number of King & Spalding lawyers and paralegals in the Middle East to 24 and solidifying...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Tamara "Tami" Carmichael has joined Loeb & Loeb LLP in the firm's New York office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group and will work closely with the firm's rapidly expanding Emerging Media and Advertising and Promotions Practice Groups. Ms. Carmichael regularly provides counsel to and litigates on behalf of clients in the...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Chadbourne & Parke has bolstered its Dubai office by transferring two partners from its London office and hiring a new international partner. The moves expand Chadbourne's project finance, insurance and arbitration capabilities in the Middle East, a region of increasing importance to the firm. Chadbourne has to date serviced its Gulf projects practice...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Sean J. Bellew has joined Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP as of counsel in the Litigation Department and the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and David A. Felice has joined as an associate in the Litigation Department.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Lowenstein Sandler has received top honors in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008).The firm's Corporate, Litigation, and Environmental practices maintained their tier-one standing for another consecutive year and Lowenstein Sandler's Bankruptcy/Restructuring Practice earned tier-one ranking for the first time. The firm's Corporate...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Rolf Zaiss has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in the ERISA practice in New York. Mr. Zaiss' practice focuses on the employee benefits and executive compensation-related aspects of mergers & acquisitions transactions. A veteran of hundreds of public and private mergers, leveraged buyouts and asset deals, Mr. Zaiss also...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., recently completed its acquisition of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP client The Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. (PHLX) for an aggregate purchase price of $695 million.PHLX is the third largest options market in the U.S. and the nation's oldest stock exchange, having been founded in 1790.The deal was handled by a...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    In the recently approved merger of the nation's two satellite radio companies, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio, Wiley Rein played a significant role, assisting Sirius to obtain approval of the $3.5 billion deal. The deal, which had to clear a host of regulatory hurdles, took more than a year to complete. The new company will operate as Sirius...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Jones Day announced that three veteran attorneys have joined the firm this week as partners in its California offices. Arthur S. Beeman and Pamela K. Fulmer have joined Jones Day's San Francisco Office as partners in the Intellectual Property Practice, coming to the firm from DLA Piper, and Jonn Beeson has joined Jones Day's Irvine Office as a partner in...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Stradley Ronon attorneys Andrew K. Stutzman and Jeanne Rentezelas presented The Subprime Lending Market and Related Litigation Challenges at the recent Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Legal Division Symposium. They discussed how to evaluate litigation risk in open and closed banks; strategize for dealing with subprime litigation cases; and prepare...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    By a 6-0 vote, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") recently announced its affirmative decision on the petition filed by U.S. producers of laminated woven polypropylene sacks against dumped and subsidized imports of these products from China. Laminated woven sacks are typically used to package pet foods, bird seeds, and similar products sold at...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    A team of four attorneys has been hired by Chadbourne & Parke LLP to strengthen its practices in infrastructure, public-private partnerships (PPP), M&A and real estate in Poland. Michael Kurzynski, Jacek Kosinski, Adriana Bronikowska and Krzysztof Lyszyk are joining Chadbourne's Warsaw office from Wierzbowski Eversheds. Mr. Kurzynski will be...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced that Robert W. Morris has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in its 50-attorney Intellectual Property Department. Mr. Morris comes from Ropes & Gray and was originally with the IP boutique, Fish & Neave.For over ten years, Mr. Morris has been trial counsel in numerous patent, trade...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Michael G. Considine, partner in the Stamford Office of Day Pitney LLP, and head of the Firm's White Collar Defense and Internal Investigation practice group, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as Connecticut's next U.S. Attorney.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Duff & Phelps Corporation, a financial advisory and investment banking firm, has announced that it has acquired the Lumin Expert Group, a consulting firm specializing in intellectual property dispute support and expert testimony. Lumin's services include the assessment of economic damages expert testimony and business consulting services, which...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Practising Law Institute ("PLI") the largest nonprofit CLE provider in the country, recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. During the event at Tavern on the Green in New York City, PLI Board Chairman Werner Polak stated that in PLI's 75th year, the organization has never been stronger in terms of outreach to lawyers needing continuing education....
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Parker H. Bagley has joined Goodwin Procter as a partner in its Intellectual Property and Litigation practice in New York.Mr. Bagley is an IP litigator with experience representing clients on a wide range of complex matters, including trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret and false advertising, and he has also successfully tried patent and copyright...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Thomson & Knight LLP moved its office to a new location in Dallas in late July. The new address is One Arts Plaza, 1722 South Street, Suite 1500, Dallas, Texas 75201-2533.All phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    The partners of the law firm K&L Gates have voted to change the firm's formal name from Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP to K&L Gates LLP.The change has been effective since July 1, 2008. The New York office of K&L Gates welcomes Eric A. Prager and Israel E. Kornstein as partners in the firm's intellectual property and...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    CPA, a leading provider of outsourced legal support services and a leading intellectual-property management specialist, has announced the appointment of Geoffrey Grime as chairman to succeed Chris Gibson who will remain a non-executive director of the company.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Raymond P. Thek, Member of Lowenstein Sandler PC, has been named among the industry's leading corporate attorneys by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008), a guide to the nation's top lawyers and law firms.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Members of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., Lawrence S. Horn, Richard J. Sapinski and Robert J. Alter, recently briefed seminar participants on "Strategies for Avoiding IRS Criminal Investigations" at a meeting of the New Jersey State CPA Society. Topics that were discussed included the voluntary disclosure policy, issues relating to foreign bank accounts in...