Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that it has promoted six attorneys to partner and three to senior counsel.
In the firm's Corporate Department, Yuval Tal and Janice Smith were named partner in the New York office and Monica Shilling in the Los Angeles office. In the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, Anthony Pacheco was named partner in Proskauer's Los Angeles office and Lionel Pashkoff was named partner in the Washington, DC office. In the Labor and Employment Department, Robert Projansky was named partner in New York.
Michael Lebowich and Marc Mandelman were named senior counsel in the Labor and Employment Department and Stuart Kapp, who focuses his practice on commercial real estate and corporate transactions, was named senior counsel in the Boca Raton office.
Proskauer Rose has received five awards from the Legal Aid Society of New York for the firm's commitment to pro bono work on behalf of Legal Aid in 2005. Steven Krane, the partner in charge of Proskauer's pro bono practice, led the group accepting the awards at a special ceremony December 1 in New York City.
Proskauer received firm-wide awards for its work on the Rockefeller Re-sentencing Project, the goal of which is to reduce the prison terms of A-1 felony offenders who were sentenced under the New York State Rockefeller Drug Laws, and the Children's Rights Appeals Project, which provides legal representation for children in the New York foster care system.
Individual Proskauer attorneys who received awards are: Joshua Ruthizer for his work representing an individual in a Social Security disability claim case that resulted in a substantial monetary award; Morgan Hankin for his work with the Children's Rights Appeals Project; and Devin Burstein, a former Proskauer attorney, who represented a number of juveniles in their appeals in criminal cases.
Proskauer Rose has reopened its New Orleans office following its closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. All of the firm's attorneys, who were relocated to Proskauer's offices in Boca Raton and New York and temporary offices in Baton Rouge, will be returning.
"The fortitude and dedication shown by every individual in our New Orleans office under extremely difficult circumstances is to be applauded," said Allen I. Fagin, Chairman of Proskauer.
Proskauer extended support, counseling, financial assistance and services to all its New Orleans personnel, including providing housing and assisting them with all other aspects of their relocation. The firm also established The Proskauer Disaster Recovery Fund, which provides financial assistance to the firm's New Orleans personnel, as well as support for the greater relief efforts in the city.
Proskauer has announced that Richard J. Zall has joined the firm's Health Care Department as partner. He will be based in Proskauer's New York office. Mr. Zall is one of New York's most prominent health care lawyers, having practiced in the field for over two decades.