Firm and Provider News

  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    The international law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced the addition of an extensive patent practice to its nationally recognized intellectual property group. This expansion will allow Kelley Drye to provide a complete range ofintellectual property expertise. including multi-office patent capabilities.
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Christopher R.J. Pace has joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as a partner in the firm's Litigation/Regulatory Department. He also is a member of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation, Securities/Corporate Governance and Appellate practices groups.
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Patrick H. Higgins has joined the Corporate Department of Fox Rothschild LLP. resident in the firm's Princeton (NJ) office. Mr. Higgins. whose practice focuses heavily on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. has an academic background that includes degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology. Additionally. his prior experience includes opinion...
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Syngence LLC. the provider of Synthetixª linguistic pattern matching search technology and Syndexª automated indexing for law firms and corporate legal teams involved in litigation and investigations. has announced the appointment of Barry Seidner as director of product line management. Mr. Seidner assumes responsibility for the successful launch of new...
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    King & Spalding LLP is one of the top five law firms nationwide that Fortune 1000 companies view as providing the best client service. according to The BTI Consulting Group. Inc.'s annual Survey of Client Service Performance for Law Firms. The survey rates King & Spalding as among "the cream of the crop of the Client Service A-Team."
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    The Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has announced that Charles S. Detrizio has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Detrizio joins Riker Danzig's corporate group. He is resident in the Morristown office and also practices out of the firm's New York office. His transactional and counseling practice covers a wide array...
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Louis Coffey. of counsel to WolfBlock and president of Coffey Consulting Company. recently was appointed to the U.S.-China Business Mediation Panel of the U.S.-China Business Mediation Center.
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP has announced that two practice groups from Halloran & Sage LLP are joining the firm's Hartford office. The nine attorneys are from Halloran's Construction and Surety practice groups. The new Brown Raysman attorneys are partners Brian J. Donnell. Dennis C. Cavanaugh. Gregory R. Faulkner; of counsel...
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Holland & Knight LLP has announced that Peter M. Murphy. former general counsel to the United States Marine Corps (USMC). and Thomas A. Hart Jr.. who Industry Standard magazine recently referred to as an "architect of the Internet." have joined the firm as partners in the Washington. DC office.
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Eisner LLP. Accountants and Advisors has announced the admission of Michael Breit to partnership in the firm. As a new audit partner. Mr. Breit brings to Eisner his experience in serving media and entertainment companies. retailers. and distributors. He has specific expertise in cable television. broadcasting. sports. and film and has participated in...
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has expanded its intellectual property litigation practice with the addition of partners Michael A. O'Shea and Frank C. Cimino Jr. and four associates, the firm has announced.
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    The international law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced the addition of an extensive patent practice to its nationally recognized intellectual property group. This expansion will allow Kelley Drye to provide a complete range ofintellectual property expertise, including multi-office patent capabilities. The addition of a patent group...
  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Syngence LLC, the provider of Synthetixª linguistic pattern matching search technology and Syndexª automated indexing for law firms and corporate legal teams involved in litigation and investigations, has announced the appointment of Barry Seidner as director of product line management. Mr. Seidner assumes responsibility for the successful launch of new...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Samuel J. Arena, a partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, LLP, has been named chair of the American Bar Association's Fidelity and Surety Law Committee. Mr. Arena is chair of Stradley Ronon's fidelity and surety practice group and represents insurance companies in complex fidelity and surety matters, and insurance coverage matters and related...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    The Altman Weil Law Department Compensation Benchmarking Survey of U.S. corporate law departments has just been released.The survey, published in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), shows healthy increases in total cash compensation for most in-house lawyers.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    The international law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has taken first place inThe American Lawyer 's annual Summer Associates Survey. With a focus on mentoring and high-quality work assignments, Kelley Drye's summer associates ranked the firm's program at the top of the list among more than 150 firms nationwide.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner with the law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP, became chair of the Easter Seals Massachusetts Board of Directors November 3 at the organization's annual meeting. Easter Seals provides services that help people with disabilities expand their independence. Ms. Pisa has been a member of the Easter Seals board since...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Doerner &Goldberg, a leading court reporting and litigation support organization, has announced D&G Access, an online deposition service enabling law firms to have secure online document repositories based upon court documents, exhibits and transcripts, the firm's working papers and any other case-specific documents.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    AFIRE, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, announced that it has appointed Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP, a nationally recognized law firm with one of NYC's fastest-growing real estate, capital markets and finance practices, as its general counsel. Founded in 1988 by a group of German and Dutch pension funds as well as...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Proskauer Rose LLP, a leading law firm with over 600 lawyers in the U.S. and Europe, announced that it has promoted seven associates to senior counsel. In New York, Herschel Goldfield was named senior counsel in the Health Care practice; Christopher Pennington was named senior counsel in the Real Estate practice; Amy B. Regan was named senior counsel in...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Nixon Peabody LLP has named Richard F. Langan, who has been the leader of its Business Practice Group, as head of the firm's Business Department, which includes more than 260 attorneys in over 25 practice areas. Mr. Langan will be succeeded as head of the Business Practice Group by Jonathan R. Karis, who since joining Nixon Peabody in February 2003 has...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    "With increasing frequency, courts, lawyers, corporations, and others are turning to mediation to resolve disputes," says Stewart Pollock, retired New Jersey Supreme Court justice, of counsel to Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP, and founding member of The Resolution Group. "Mediation generally is more efficient and economical than lengthy...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Two widely recognized power and energy regulatory attorneys with decades of experience in the power, electricity and natural gas industries have joined Torys LLP in the firm's New York-based Energy and Power Group. "Our new partners Buz Barclay and Andrew Schifrin bring a distinguished record of advising clients in energy-related businesses and in all...
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Michael K. Ligorano, a member of the Somerville, NJ-based law firm Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been selected by The Arc of New Jersey as the statewide winner of its Volunteer of the Year Award. Mr. Ligorano received the award at a ceremony on November 30 at the Westin Hotel in Princeton, NJ.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    Robert Half Legal has published its annual survey of salaries in the legal profession. Average starting salaries for attorneys, paralegals and other legal professional in the United States are expected to increase 3.4 percent in 2005, according to the recently released Robert Half Legal 2005 Salary Guide. The fastest growing practice areas include...