Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP Announces New Partners In U.S., UK Offices

Friday, April 1, 2005 - 00:00

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) has announced that the following lawyers have been elected to join the law firm's partnership, effective March 1.

Gail Howie Conenello and David S. Kwon have been named partners in the Newark, NJ office. Ms. Conenello concentrates her practice on matters relating to the environment and natural resources. Mr. Kwon practices in the areas of litigation, white collar crime and insurance coverage.

Named partner in the Harrisburg office is Peter A. Gleason, who practices in the areas of government affairs and homeland security.

In the London office, named partner are Redmond H. Byrne, Sebastian A. Charles, and Peter R. Morton. Mr. Byrne concentrates his practice on real estate law. Mr. Charles practices in the area of environment and natural resources. Mr. Morton concentrates his practice on litigation and dispute resolution.

Christopher J. Kondon has been named partner in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Kondon focuses his practice on employment and labor, and litigation.

Named partner in the Miami office are April L. Boyer and Harris C. Siskind. Ms. Boyer focuses her practice on employment and labor, and litigation matters. Mr. Siskind practices in the area of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities.

The Pittsburgh office named Susan P. Altman, Alexander Y. Loshilov, Heath B. Monesmith, Barbara A. Simanek and Richard G. Thorpe partners. Ms. Altman's areas of practice are corporate and commercial law, and information technology. Mr. Loshilov practices tax and international law. Mr. Monesmith concentrates on matters relating to insurance coverage and litigation. Ms. Simanek concentrates her practice on employee benefit plans/ERISA and trusts and estates. Mr. Thorpe practices in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and securities.

Timothy B. Parker has been named partner in the San Francisco office. Mr. Parker focuses his practice on investment management and securities law.

Named partner in Washington, DC are Edward J. Fishman, Philip J. Kardis II, Marc S. Martin, Sidney R. Smith III and Nicholas G. Terris. Mr. Fishman practices in the areas of transportation and litigation. Mr. Kardis practice in the areas of transactional and finance law. Mr. Martin's areas of practice are transactional and regulatory law for the communications, technology and media sectors. Mr. Smith practices in the areas of securities and transactional law. Mr. Terris focuses his practice on litigation and securities enforcement.

Kirkpatrick has announced the appointment of Trevor Nicholls as a partner in the Construction and Engineering Group. His appointment brings K&LNG's Construction and Engineering Group in London to five partners and 10 associates with 56 construction and engineering lawyers firm wide.

Mr. Nicholls qualified and practiced as a civil engineer before becoming a solicitor.

Also in London, John Enstone has been appointed a partner in the Intellectual Property group. He joins the firm from Addleshaw Goddard, where he developed a leading IT, telecoms and outsourcing practice.

Kirkpatrick has launched a specific practice area that focuses on the development and use ofCalifornia's Unfair Competition Law, Business & Professions Code Sections 17200, et. seq. and 17500, et. seq., also known as UCL. The practice is officially called the California Unfair Competition practice.

Section 17200 of the UCL prohibits business practices that are "unlawful," "unfair," and "fraudulent" while also prohibiting "unfair, deceptive, untrue, or misleading advertising." Its sister statute, Section 17500, prohibits false and misleading advertising. California's UCL permits government and private parties to initiate and prosecute actions. It also permits plaintiffs to borrow other codes, statutes, regulations, and ordinances to create liability.

K&LNG lawyers have represented numerous clients in UCL disputes in California, as well as in other jurisdictions. K&LNG's UCL practice will merge many practice areas that can tackle some of the most complex and contentious suits brought against all types of businesses.