Firm and Provider News

  • 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...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    With the shifts in the economic climate this year, many corporations are turning to trusted legal counsel for options before making tough decisions about how to best restructure. To better serve business law professionals in providing this counsel, Westlaw Business has introduced the new Restructuring Center.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Law school graduates take note: 24 percent of attorneys recently polled said corporate and securities law will offer the greatest number of employment opportunities over the next 10 years. Litigation also is expected to generate job growth; the practice area received 21 percent of the response.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    WolfBlock partner David Gitlin recently presented a seminar titled "Going Private - Should You Remain a Public Company?" at the Federation of Chambers of Commerce in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The program was co-sponsored by the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce and the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce. Speakers at the seminar discussed whether a...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    During the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in New York City, the ABA Young Lawyers Division presented its 2008 Fellows Award for Public Service to Helaine M. Barnett, president of the Legal Services Corporation.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges secured summary judgment for long-time client ESPN in its litigation with boxing promoter Don King and Don King Productions in connection with a documentary television program broadcast in 2004. King's lawsuit charged ESPN and affiliated networks and broadcasters with defamation and false light invasion of privacy over statements...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has recently announced that it is "going green" by joining in the American Bar Association/United States Environmental Protection Agency (ABA/EPA) Climate Challenge as an Energy Star Partner. The ABA/EPA Climate Challenge encourages law offices to reduce energy use by at least 10 percent through the implementation...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that partner Burke McDavid has returned to the firm's Moscow office to head their market-leading Russian investment funds practice. He was most recently based in the firm's Dallas office. Mr. McDavid has nearly a decade of experience advising international clients in relation to the formation and...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Proskauer Rose LLP has recently announced that Anthony Pacheco, a partner in the Los Angeles office, has been re-elected to a second consecutive term as President of the Los Angeles Police Commission. As head of the Los Angeles Police Commission, Mr. Pacheco will continue to lead the five-member panel, which directs and maintains policy for the Los...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Accepting the arguments made by two Gibbons P.C. lawyers, a federal judge has dismissed a class action brought against a Pennsylvania engineering firm hired by the owners of a Reading, PA manufacturing plant to test air quality and beryllium levels at the plant. The lawsuit sought medical monitoring for thousands of local residents exposed to particles the...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Amper, Politziner & Mattia LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, has announced that two incumbents have been promoted to partner. Dianne Batistoni, a partner in the firm's Insurance Industry Services Group, has more than 20 years of public accounting experience both with an international and a regional accounting and consulting firm...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Microsoft Corporation has contributed $500,000 to the 10x10x10 Campaign of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). The donation is the largest received by the campaign to date and will support MCCA programs fostering diversity in the legal profession. Microsoft's pledge will be paid over three years.More than half of the donation, $270,000...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Lou Ramos, a United States Department of Justice prosecutor specializing in economic crimes, has joined King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations practice as a counsel in Washington, DC. Mr. Ramos most recently served as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. At the Justice Department, Ramos acted as...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Steven Bauer, a partner and head of litigation practice at Proskauer Rose LLP, has been appointed to the Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) Board of Directors. GBLS provides free legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income individuals and families in Boston and 31 additional cities and towns in Massachusetts.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    On June 18, Pfizer Inc. hosted a New York City reception honoring Equal Justice Works' Patrons and current Fellows. Equal Justice Works is an internationally recognized organization that provides support for qualifying legal projects at nonprofit, public interest organizations. Its mission is to create a just society by mobilizing young lawyers committed...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced that Pamela Bruzzese-Szczygiel, Thomas H. Ferguson, Jacob J. Frohman and Lauri A. Mazzuchetti have become partners and Jeffrey A. Kauffman and Robert L. LeHane recently have become special counsel.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, is pleased to honor Partner Rolin P. Bissell for his dedication to the success of his fellow attorneys by awarding him the inaugural Frederick W. Iobst Outstanding Mentor Award. Named for Partner Frederick W. Iobst, who has been with Young Conaway since 1974, this award highlights the firm's strong commitment to...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    The American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) announced today that Ira M. Millstein has been named chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Red Cross in Greater New York effective July 1, 2008.Ira Millstein is a senior partner at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges and had served as chairman of ARC/ GNY's Chairman's Council.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP Chairman Arthur Makadon has announced that Virginia G. Essandoh has joined the firm as director of diversity.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    According to a new survey from Protiviti Inc., a global consulting and internal audit firm, organizations today are realizing tangible benefits from updated regulatory rules and guidance pertaining to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that were issued in May of 2007 by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and U.S. Securities and...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that the firm will be honored in Boston with the 2008 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award, given annually by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR). PAIR is a nonprofit organization committed to providing legal services to secure the safety and freedom of asylum-seekers and to promote the rights of...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Thompson & Knight LLP has announced its recognition as one of the top Texas law firms in the prestigious 2008 The Legal 500 US legal directory. The Legal 500 provides commentaries on law firms in more than 90 countries worldwide and considers itself a guide to "the best of the best."Thompson & Knight is recognized in five areas of practice. The...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has awarded the diversity initiatives of two of the nation's leading corporate legal departments and a law firm. Receiving MCCA's Employer of Choice Award this year are the legal departments of Freddie Mac and Bank of America Corporation. They were chosen for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    The Pro Bono Partnership, the leading organization providing free business legal services to nonprofit community-based organizations serving the poor and disadvantaged in New York's lower Hudson Valley, Fairfield County and Hartford, Connecticut and New Jersey, announced that four new Directors have been elected to its Board: Michelle Browdy, vice...