Firm and Provider News

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    It's meaningful work, not money, that motivates legal professionals most, a new survey shows. Forty-two percent of lawyers polled recently said that challenging assignments provide the greatest job satisfaction. Compensation packages ranked second, receiving 22 percent of the responses.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Frances Gauthier, chair of Stradley Ronon's diversity group and an attorney in the firm's Wilmington, DE office, served on the planning committee for the National Conference for the Minority Lawyer, held in Philadelphia recently. During the conference sponsored by the ABA Section of Business Law and the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Stradley Ronon partner and Intellectual Property (IP) Group Chair Kevin R. Casey was recently appointed president of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) at the association's Eighth Bench and Bar Conference.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    The Newark, NJ office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) recently welcomed Frank L. Politano as a partner in its intellectual property practice. Politano came to the firm from AT&T Corp.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Neil Cummings, a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, has been named a Contributing Editor of International Financial Law Review (IFLR) , one of the world's top publications for in-house counsel and practitioners in the financial markets. Mr. Cummings was given the appointment for his legal expertise in banking and sophisticated financial transactions. One of...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    President George W. Bush recently appointed Wiley Rein & Fielding partner Helgi C. Walker to serve as a member of the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that partner and Pro Bono Committee member Phoebe A. Wilkinson has been named chair of the committee. Ms. Wilkinson succeeds partner Bernard W. McCarthy, who has retired as a partner.
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Jerome J. Shestack, of the law firm of WolfBlock, has been selected to receive the 2006 American Bar Association Medal. The ABA Medal is the highest recognition the association confers, and honors individuals who have rendered exceptionally distinguished service to the cause of American jurisprudence.
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Lowenstein Sandler PC has announced that John J. D. McFerrin-Clancy has joined the firm as a member of the Litigation Practice Group in the New York office. Mr. McFerrin-Clancy specializes in commercial and securities litigation, including antitrust and employment. His practice also extends to corporate investigations and white collar defense matters...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP advised a consortium led by Brookfield Asset Management Inc., which includes Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and another institutional investor, in its agreement to acquire 92 percent of the shares of HQI Transelec Chile S.A. (Transelec), the largest electricity...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Joel R. Burcat, chair of Saul Ewing's Environmental Department and resident in the firm's Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office, has again co-edited the newest edition of his book titled Pennsylvania Environmental Law and Practice. This updated, fourth edition was published and released on May 19 by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C. has announced that Robert Needle has joined the firm as counsel to the Business & Commercial Litigation Department and a member of the Insurance Practice Team in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Needle has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. Mr. Needle has served in...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Scott A. Zuber, partner in Pitney Hardin llp's Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights Group has been named a Legislative Coordinator for the Bankruptcy Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) for 2006-2008. The NJSBA Bankruptcy Law Section provides education on creditor-debtor issues, including bankruptcies and insolvency proceedings and provides...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Fully 60 percent of multinational companies say they believe fraud is more likely to occur in their emerging market operations than their developed market ones, according to a recent survey of the world's largest companies by global professional services firm Ernst & Young. However, a majority of these companies admit that their controls and...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that 59 of its attorneys were named to the Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers directory. The recently published guide highlights the work of the nation's leading practitioners across a variety of legal disciplines. Goodwin Procter as a firm was ranked number one within the categories of Banking &...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has announced the formation of EBG Advisors, Inc., an affiliated company offering vertically integrated strategy and public policy consulting services specifically designed for the health care and life sciences industries. EBG Advisors becomes the leading affiliate of a major national law firm to offer consulting...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    The firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has recently welcomed three attorneys to the firm, all resident in the Philadelphia office. Janet E. Reed, Ph.D., has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group, focusing her practice on patents related to biotechnological inventions in medicine, agriculture and environmental...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    New York Justice Betty Weinberg Ellerin (ret.), a pioneer for women in the judiciary who has presided over the settlement of more than 2,500 cases has joined JAMS, The Resolution Experts. Justice Ellerin, who retired from the New York Appellate Division last December after more than 20 years and currently is senior counsel at Alston & Bird, will be...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Three attorneys at the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. have formed an immigration crisis team to assist individuals with matters involving Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspections or raids. Immigration attorney Michael Ligorano, Labor & Employment attorney Patrick Collins, and Theodore Margolis, who practices in the area...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Proskauer Rose LLP has announced its recognition in the new edition of Chambers USA, an annual directory of America's leading business lawyers. Forty-one Proskauer attorneys and 24 practice areas were included in this years edition of Chambers USA, widely acknowledged as one of the world's top arbiters of legal achievement. These rankings reflect a 30...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C. is pleased to announce the arrival of three new attorneys to the Newark Office. Leslie Gladstone Restaino, formerly a partner with Thelen Reid & Priest LLP in Florham Park, NJ, has joined the firm as a member of the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Practice Group.
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Thomas Sykes Schaufelberger, a highly regarded attorney in the area of insurance law, has joined Saul Ewing as a partner in the Litigation Department. Paul A. Fitzsimmons, who has practiced with Mr. Schaufelberger, has joined the Litigation Department as special counsel. Both attorneys are members of the firm's Insurance Practice Group and will...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced that Michelle La Mar has been named a co-chair of the firm's Employment and Labor Team, which acts as outside counsel to businesses and private entitieswith respect to their ongoing employment and labor law obligations. Ms. La Mar has practiced in the area of labor and employment law for nearly 15 years. She will lead...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Eisner LLP, a middle-market accounting and business advisory services firm, has announced that Jim Connors has been promoted to partner in the firm's not-for-profit practice group, as the firm continues its rapid growth.
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Akerman Senterfitt has been selected as the exclusive Florida law firm for Lex Mundi, a leading association of independent law firms. Members are chosen for the breadth and depth of their legal expertise, their reputations in their jurisdictions, and the quality of their client service.