Firm and Provider News

  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Gibbons P.C. has appointed Luis J. Diaz to the role of chief diversity officer. While Gibbons has been honored for its commitment to diversity and inclusion by various publications including Multi-Cultural Law and Working Mother, the firm is creating this new role to enhance its existing diversity program and to help make a meaningful and lasting impact on...
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has announced that Jeremy I. Silberman and Padraig P. Flanagan have been named members of the firm. Mr. Silberman practices in the firm's Litigation Group,representing clients in a wide range of matters, including franchise and distributorship terminations, construction claims, and equipment lease claims.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Cozen O'Connor has been honored with a 2008 Pro Bono Awardfrom The National Law Journal (NLJ). Each year, the NLJ recognizes the lawyers and law firms that have worked to ensure that legal rights are not contingent on an individual's ability to pay for an attorney. Cozen O'Connor was recognized for the firm's work as lead private counsel in the...
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Holland & Knight has announced that Justice Joseph P. Sullivan has become of counsel to the firm's New York office. A former presiding judge of the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, in New York City, he stepped down as an associate judge from the Court on December 31.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Partners from the law firms Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) and Hughes & Luce LLP (H&L) have voted to combine the two firms, creating a law firm of more than 1,500 lawyers in 23 offices located throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Jones Day has announced that Willis J. Goldsmith has taken over as partner-in-charge (PIC) of the firm's New York office. On January 1, Mr. Goldsmith succeeded Dennis W. LaBarre, who served as PIC for 21 years, and will continue as a partner in the firm. Jones Day's New York office is the firm's largest with more than 300 lawyers. Since Mr....
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    The firm of Davis & Gilbert LLP has announced the election of Jason Abramson, Gary Kibel and Matthew Schneider to partnership and Jesse Schneider as counsel.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    WolfBlock has announced that John M. Loalbo has joined the firm as partner in the Private Client Services and Business Litigation Practice Groups and will be resident in the firm's Roseland, NJ office.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Representing the New York County Democratic Party in the U.S. Supreme Court case of New York State Board of Elections v. Lopez-Torres, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld lawyers led by Andrew Rossman of the New York office won a long-debated and hotly contested case regarding the way in which justices to the New York State Supreme Court (the trial court of...
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    King & Spalding has announced that it has appointed litigator William E. Hoffmann Jr. as pro bono partner, a new full-time position at the firm.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Stradley Ronon partner Paul A. Patterson was recently elected to a three-year term on the firm's board of directors. Chairman William R. Sasso and Financial Partner Thomas J. Renehan Jr. were re-elected to the board, also for a three-year term. As chair of the bankruptcy & creditor's rights practice group and co-chair of the firm's finance and...
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that Gary D. Friedman has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation/Regulatory Department and Employment Litigation Group, and will be resident in the New York City office.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has elected 16 of the firm's lawyers to the partnership.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    The Thomson Corporation has established a strategic presence in the emerging business-to-business social networking space, announcing recently the addition of Boston-based Contact Networks, and its enterprise relationship management (ERM) product, ContactNet, to its portfolio of business intelligence and relationship management services for legal and other...
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Justin P. Klein, a partner in the Business and Finance Department at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was awarded the 2007 Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award by the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the local and legal communities. Mr. Klein received the honor at the Business Law...
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced that Elizabeth L. Majers will join the firm's Chicago office as a partner in the Corporate Department, working in the Commercial Finance and Bankruptcy, Workouts and Creditors Rights practice groups.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP has announced the election of ten new partners of the firm, the largest group of attorneys ever elected to the partnership, effective January 1.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Nixon Peabody LLP has named Richard F. Langan Jr. to serve as the firm's chief executive officer and managing partner. Mr. Langan will become leader of the firm and assume the titles of CEO and managing partner effective May 1 at which time current CEO and Managing Partner Harry P. Trueheart III will become the non-executive chairman of Nixon Peabody....
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Thomas J. O'Leary, a newly appointed partner at Connell Foley LLP, recently prevailed in a wrongful death case brought against Transportation Insurance Company (TIC), a subsidiary of the seventh largest commercial insurer in the U.S. The case was decided after six years of litigation.
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP has announced that the firm has elected 17 new partners, effective January 1. They are: • S. Derek Bauer, Atlanta office, a partner in the Litigation Practice Group, who specializes in health care, media, First Amendment and civil rights litigation. • Joseph O. Blanco, Atlanta office, a partner in the...
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP will enhance its national HR Law practice with the addition of all 13 lawyers from boutique firm Connelly Sheehan Harris LLP, a Chicago-based employment litigation boutique with a national practice, beginning February 1.
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Joyce A. Kuhns, a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department of Saul Ewing LLP, was honored recently for her completion of an eight-month leadership development program sponsored by Leadership Maryland. Ms. Kuhns and 51 fellow graduates of Leadership Maryland's 15th class celebrated at a black-tie reception and banquet last month at the...
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Robertson, Freilich, Bruno & Cohen, LLC attorneys Elizabeth Koniers Brown and Fanny A. Flikshtein have earned asylum for a pro bono client in a case brought by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Immigration Court. In a particularly complex case, Ms. Brown and Ms. Flikshtein successfully represented Mr. Jesse Hanes (a pseudonym has been...
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    The firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced the election of 20 new partners, in addition to the appointment of seven attorneys to the position of counsel, all effective January 1. A spokesperson for Weil Gotshal said that this partnership class was one of the most diverse in the firm's history, representing all major departments of the...
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    ACCION USA, a private, non-profit organization that provides financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs, has announced that it has elected a new member to its board of directors, Anna E. Dodson, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP.