Firm and Provider News

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Managing Partner, R. Max Crane, served on Fox Coaching Associates and Metrosearch Network's Managing Partners Roundtable titled "The Art of the Merge: What works and what doesn't" in June, at The Princeton Club in New York City. Charles Gasparino, CNBC on-air commentator, moderated the discussion. Other panelists included Dom Esposito, chief operating...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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    The US Legal 500 has recommended 61 Jones Day lawyers (up from 51 in 2008) and 20 Jones Day practices in its 2009 edition. Additionally, among U.S. recommended firms, the following Jones Day practices were recognized as among the "Top Ranked Practices":Labor & Employment Litigation; Litigation/Product Liability & Mass Tort Defense - Consumer...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Lisa G. Beckerman - Bankruptcy/ Restructuring; Kerry E. Berchem - Corporate/M&A; Rick L. Burdick - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity; P. John Burke - Media & Entertainment; David R. Clonts - Intellectual Property; Murry B. Cohen - Appellate; Joel M. Cohn - Labor & Employment; David L. Comerford - Securities Litigation; Catherine A. Conway...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Kelley Drye has been selected in the India Business Law Journal (June 2009) list of "Top 10 Foreign Firms of 2009." The publication noted that more than 200 law firms worldwide have worked on India-related deals, transactions, litigation, arbitration and cases during the past two years. "Nevertheless, India Business Law Journal has identified 100 law firms...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges' Employment Litigation Practice Group recorded superlative rankings in the latest Chambers USA and The Legal 500 legal directories. Overall, the practice group's New York-based contingent was named a "Leading" firm in the Labor and Employment category and the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation category. The directory...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Stroz Friedberg has announced the appointment of three top business and legal leaders to important executive positions in the company. Tom Antisdel, formerly senior manager of Business Development for Discovery at Deloitte LLP, has been named managing director in Stroz Friedberg's Washington, DC, office.
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    During a speech to the American Council of Chief Defenders (ACCD), a section of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder opened a new era of dialogue with the nation's indigent defense leaders and made a historic gesture to improve the quality of indigent defense in this country by proposing steps for...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Wiley Rein is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website, www.wileyrein.com.Visitors will find the latest information on the firm and its practices, emerging legal issues, upcoming events and attorney speaking engagements, as well as the firm's most recent publications and newsletters.
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    The Dubai office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges has advised KIPCO and Showtime Arabia in one of the largest cross-border mergers in the UAE region. The KIPCO Group is one of the largest diversified holding companies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with consolidated assets of US $19 billion. Satellite broadcast company Showtime Arabia and...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Mortimer Caplin, age 92, a founding partner of the firm of Caplin & Drysdale, was made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor (France's highest civilian award). On March 2, 2009, the award was presented to Mr. Caplin at the French Embassy in Washington, DC by French Minister of Defense Hervé Morin. It recognizes Mr. Caplin's service as a U.S. Navy...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Stradley Ronon Chairman Bill Sasso and Executive Director Gillian Facher participated in the Philadelphia Academies, Inc.'s, "Shaping the Future Through 21st Century Skills" event. Former President Bill Clinton spoke on the importance of ensuring that young people are prepared for a 21st century economy. The event was put on by WorkReady, a Philadelphia...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP attorneys has been awarded the Global M&A Network's 2009 Turnaround Atlas Award of the Year for deals above $100 million. The award, presented at the network's gala and dinner at the Hotel Allegro, honored the law firm's performance in the complex asset purchase and reorganization of Marcal Paper Mills, Inc., a...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Equivio, a provider of software for managing data redundancy, has announced that it has launched Equivio>Relevance, an expert-guided system that enhances the e-discovery process through automated document prioritization. Traditionally, attorneys use keywords to pre-filter documents prior to detailed review. According to the TREC (Text Retrieval...
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Protiviti Inc., a global business consulting and internal audit firm, announced the release of the Governance Portal version 3, a software solution to manage governance, risk and compliance (GRC). The Governance Portal integrates Protiviti's proprietary content and consulting expertise with commonly accepted governance frameworks to establish a...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    A significant ruling was recently issued in The Equal Rights Center v. AvalonBay Communities, Inc., a case involving allegations of discrimination against persons with disabilities. Kelley Drye and its co-counsel, The Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Deckert LLP, argued that AvalonBay Communities, Inc., a developer of residential real...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Proskauer Rose LLP has again been named one of the top law firms in the United States - with 27 practices noted as being among the best in their fields - in The Legal 500 2009 rankings of the top U.S. corporate and finance law firms. In addition, 79 lawyers were individually recognized. The rankings show a 42 percent increase in the number of Proskauer...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    King & Spalding recently announced that a transatlantic team of lawyers from its international arbitration practice secured a $133 million award against the Egyptian government in a high-profile, long-running dispute involving the expropriation of a 161-acre resort property on the Red Sea. The award is the largest ever granted to individual claimants...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Stradley Ronon Chairman Bill Sasso kicked off the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia's 60th Anniversary event with a toast to guest speaker, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Ms. Rice presented on the importance of democracy, the war on terror and the need for vigilance by the United States. Earlier in the day, she visited students at Bodine...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Titled Section 403(b) Plans: Relieving the Pain of Compliance, sponsored by Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., this seminar will take place in two locations on two dates. On Wednesday, July 22, the program will be held in the offices of Norris McLaughlin in Bridgewater NJ. On Thursday, July 30 it will take place at The Harvard Club, NY City. It will...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    The Bridgewater, New Jersey-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. and Allentown-based law firm Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino, P.C. will merge to form the largest independent business law firm in the region, fulfilling each firm's long-term strategy.The combined firm will leverage synergies to expand the breadth and depth of its services...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Stephen A. Cozen, chairman and founder of Cozen O'Connor, one of the nation's 100 largest law firms, was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    John H. Martin has recently been named president-elect of Lawyers for Civil Justice, a national organization of defense lawyers and corporate counsel dedicated to fairness and improvements within the civil justice system. Mr. Martin will become president of the organization in May 2010.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    CPA Global has partnered with Casewerx Development, LLC to provide corporate legal departments and law firms with a new industry standard for managed document review services. The partnership enables CPA Global to further enhance its document review services with a customized version of Casewerx's DiscoveryMetrics - one of the industry's first platform...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Susan M. Marriott, an attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP, is a contributor to the American Bar Association Year in Review 2008 for the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. Published in April, Ms. Marriott contributed to the section on Renewable Energy Resources.