Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Howell W. Melton Jr., managing partner of Holland & Knight LLP, has announced that 35 attorneys in the firm were elected to partnership effective January 1. Twenty-five associates and 10 senior counsel in various offices throughout the firm were elevated. They are:
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Cozen O'Connor has announced the formation of a government relations practice group to assist clients in creating and implementing strategies to address the impact of policy decisions on business, help clients explore and enhance business opportunities with government entities and resolve conflicts that might arise out of government-related dealings at the...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Cheryl D. Orr and Heather M. Sager last month joined Drinker Buddle & Reath LLP as partners in the firm's HR Law Practice group. Both lawyers come to Drinker Biddle from Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, a boutique California labor and employment firm, where Ms. Orr served as managing partner of its San Francisco office and Ms. Sager was a...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Former IRS special agents James Dowling and Don Temple have joined KPMG LLP's Forensic Practice as directors in its anti-money laundering group, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm has announced.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Continuing its aggressive expansion in the intellectual property arena, King & Spalding has announced that Richard Pettus, a patent litigator with significant experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products sectors, has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in its intellectual property practice group. Mr. Pettus is the...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    RPost has announced that that IBM has selected RPost's REGISTERED E-MAIL solution among the top three Best Messaging and Collaboration Solutions available world-wide for 2007. IBM conducts an annual world-wide search for the IBM/Lotus compatible solutions that set the standard for business excellence, ingenuity, and customer satisfaction. IBM received 370...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    The Hon. Sandra Schultz Newman, the first woman ever elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, has been tapped to head the rapidly growing nationwide Appellate practice at Cozen O'Connor. The appointment was effective January 1. Justice Newman has served since 1995 on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Prior to that, Justice Newman was a judge for the...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Mark C. Levy, a partner in the Litigation Department and chair of the firm's Life Sciences Litigation and Risk Containment Practice Group, has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the Food and Drug Law Journal. *** Christopher P. Stief, a partner in the Litigation Department and co-chair of the Employee Defection & Recruitment Practice...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Stradley Ronon partner and ADR Practice Group Chair Bennett G. Picker was recently reappointed as Mediator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for a four-year term (2007-2010). Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, CAS is recognized as the exclusive agency for the resolution of sports-related disputes by 31 international sports federations,...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Fred F. Fielding, a name partner at the Washington, DC law firm Wiley Rein & Fielding, has been named by President Bush to serve as Counsel to the President, succeeding outgoing counsel Harriet Miers. Mr. Fielding, who joined the firm in 1986 following his tenure as White House Counsel to President Reagan, will assume the post on February 1.
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) and Preston Gates & Ellis LLP (PG&E) partners have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposed combination of the two firms effective January 1. The name of the combined firm will be Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, and the firm will be branded as K&L Gates.
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    King & Spalding has announced the expansion in Washington, DC of its international arbitration practice with the planned arrival early this year of consultant Margrete Stevens, former acting lead counsel of the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Ms. Stevens brings to the firm's Washington office the...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    A new survey of more than 250 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies ranks Holland & Knight LLP as one of the nation's top three law firms for delivery of superior client service. Contributing to Holland & Knight's ranking was the firm's rating in advising clients on business issues and its commitment to helping clients, according to The BTI...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Proskauer Rose LLP announced that it has promoted 14 attorneys to partner and three to senior counsel.
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Gerald Pappert, a partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has been appointed to serve on the Board of the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The seven-member Boardcomprises three gubernatorial appointees and four legislative appointees, each representing one of the legislative caucuses. Mr. Pappert was...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Day Pitney LLP has announced that it has elevated Shawn T. Wooden to the position of partner effective January 1. Mr. Wooden joins the firm's current eight partners based in the New York office.
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP announced that Alicia Villareal, senior litigation counsel for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Central District of California, was scheduled to join the firm in the Litigation Practice as of January 2. Based in Los Angeles as a partner, Ms. Villareal will focus on commercial litigation, corporate compliance and...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Goodwin Procter LLP was one of the honorees on December 14 who received the 2006 Cornerstone Award, given annually by the Lawyers Alliance for New York (LANY). Since 2001, 50 Goodwin Procter attorneys have dedicated more than 2,600 pro bono hours on behalf of 17 clients referred to the firm by LANY. As a result of the firm's work with LANY clients, the...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    George Bundy Smith, who served for 14 years on New York's highest court, has joined Chadbourne & Parke LLP as a partner in the firm's litigation practice based in the New York City office. 'George Bundy Smith has had a storied career, and we are honored to have such a distinguished jurist join Chadbourne,' said Managing Partner Charles K. O'Neill.'...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced that trusts and estates attorney and partner Leah Bishop has been selected by Worth editors as one of The 100 Top Attorneys in the magazine's December 2006 issue.
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Akerman Senterfitt has announced the election of 25 new shareholders, including 19 internal promotions and six lateral hires. In the Fort Lauderdale, FL office, Ed Guntin was named shareholder in the Intellectual Property practice group and William F. Sullivan, Jr. in the Corporate practice group. In the Jacksonville, FL office, Peter Dame was...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    The Hon. Eve Preminger, former surrogate for New York County, has joined Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP as counsel. Ms. Preminger will focus her practice on litigation, appellate advocacy and the representation of individuals and organizations in all aspects of trusts and estates law. She will be a resource to the firm's Individual Clients...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Amper, Politziner & Mattia, certified public accountants and consultants, has announced that the following have been promoted to Officers. Kriste Naples-DeAngelo, CPA, MBA, has been named an accounting and auditing officer. She is a senior member of the firm's Pension Services Group. She has more than 20 years of experience in the public accounting...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP was ranked first among Delaware firms participating in the 2006 Summer Associate Survey. The survey focused on nine areas relating to the summer associate experience, including the level of work provided, interactions with partners and full-time associates, how accurately the firm portrayed itself in interviews...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    The law firm of Jorden Burt LLP has announced that Marilyn A. Sponzo has returned to the firm as of counsel in its Connecticut office. Ms. Sponzo practices primarily in the area of securities and insurance product distribution, including mutual funds, variable annuities and variable life.