Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    David T. Harmon and Charles A. Bruder, co-chairs of the Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group, have co-authored "Perspectives for Management and Executives on Structuring and Negotiating the Package: It's Not Just About the Dollars," a chapter of a book titled Inside the Minds: Employee Benefits and...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Goodwin Procter announced today that Kenneth J. Parsigian, a partner in the firm's Litigation Department, received the Boston University Law 2008 Pro Bono Alumni Award.Parsigian was honored for his dedication to pro bono work and for his success in obtaining freedom for Kenneth Richey, a Scotsman who spent the past two decades on death row.
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    King & Spalding has announced the continued expansion of its Middle East practice with the addition of a partner and two counsel to its offices in Riyadh and Dubai. The addition of these three senior practitioners to the firm's Middle East team brings the total number of King & Spalding lawyers on the ground in its Riyadh and Dubai offices to 18,...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Holland & Knight LLP has announced that Charles Welch Tiedemann, a real estate partner in the firm's Washington, DC, office, has been elected to its Directors Committee for a three-year term. The Directors Committee, made up of 24 Holland & Knight partners located in offices throughout the country, is the policy-making body of the firm. The...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    In a major, legal victory in an action, Tafas v. USPTO and Dudas,brought by plaintiffs, independent inventor Dr. Triantafyllos Tafas and Glaxo Smithkline Beecham (GSK), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on April 1, 2008 ruled that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") new claims and continuations rules are invalid.
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP will be honored for its commitment to pro bono work by the Northside Center for Child Development.Founded in 1946 by Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark, the first and second African-Americans to receive doctorates in psychology from Columbia University, the Northside Center provides a full range of hands-on services to...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Chadbourne & Parke has launched a Green Initiative that focuses on recycling and reductions in energy and resource consumption. The Firm has been certified as a "Leader" in the ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge, a joint project of the American Bar Association and the Environmental Protection Agency.The Climate Challenge Program encourages law...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has announced that John H. Martin has been inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). Mr. Martin is a partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight's Dallas office. He is widely recognized for his legal work and public speaking on the subjects of catastrophic...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    The Final Report in the bankruptcy proceedings of subprime loan specialist New Century Financial Corp, filed by Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) partner and court-approved Examiner Michael J. Missal on February 29, 2008, was unsealed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Concluding an eight-...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Stradley Ronon Managing Partner Jeff Lutsky was appointed to the board of directors for the Philadelphia and Vicinity YMCA. He will participate in a number of activities aimed at advancing the mission of the YMCA to improve the community and its families. As Stradley Ronon's managing partner, Mr. Lutsky manages more than 180 attorneys in seven offices...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Cozen O'Connor has announced that Scott W. Reid has been named the chair of the firm's diversity committee. In this position, Mr. Reid will direct Cozen's initiatives aimed at the retention and recruitment of lawyers with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences as a part of the firm's ongoing commitment to foster diversity. Mr. Reid joined the firm...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Litigators know an expert witness can make a trial or break it. The role of experts in a case is critical to influencing judges, juries and trial outcomes. Now litigators have a new resource for using expert witnesses to take ultimate advantage of new rules, procedures and strategies for handling experts in civil trials - Thomson West's Expert Witnesses in...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Kenneth M. Jarin, a partner in the Labor, Employment & Immigration Group at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, served as a guest speaker to a law class at Temple University's Master of Laws Program in Beijing, China.
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, is pleased to recognize Partner Edwin J. Harron and Associate Monté T. Squire for providing exemplary pro bono legal service to the community and the bar. The attorneys are this year's recipients of the H. James Conaway Jr. and William F. Taylor Pro Bono Awards. Each year, Young Conaway honors two attorneys...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. has announced that attorneys Thomas Jay Hall, John C. Phillips, Steven R. Tombalakian, Noah Bronkesh, Peter M. Flannery, Andrew Lettington and Robert Axel Kasuba wrote and edited New Jersey Land Use - 2nd Edition, published by Juris Publishing.
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Protiviti Inc., a leading global provider of internal audit and risk and advisory services, has released the fourth edition of its resource guide about Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act - Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Internal Control Reporting Requirements. The guide answers 258 frequently asked questions about Section 404 and other related topics...
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Eisner LLP has announced that Ronald E. Taylor has joined the firm as director of recruiting operations and diversity.
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    Amper, Politziner & Mattia, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, has announced that three managers have been promoted to senior manager.
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. and firm member Michael Ligorano were recognized by the Raritan Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity (RVHFH). The firm received the 2007 Community Partner Professional Service Award for its significant service to the Habitat for Humanity program, and Mr. Ligorano was acknowledged with a Professional Service Award for...
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    Gibbons P.C. announces the addition of five employment law attorneys to the firm's Newark office. The new group, led by Patrick Brady, enhances Gibbons' practice in this area, bringing the total number of attorneys in its Employment Law Department to 25. Joining the firm as directors are Mr. Brady, Clara H. Rho and John M. O'Connor, and as associates...
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    DataCert, Inc., has announced the release of Corporate Legal Desktop®10 (CLD 10), a comprehensive solution that enables in-house lawyers to take control of their legal operations. With CLD 10, corporate legal departments can now manage legal and IP spend while tracking volumes of documents and financial information related to legal matters.
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    The Hon. George Bundy Smith, a partner in the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, received the Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in February in Los Angeles. After serving for 14 years as an associate judge on the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, Judge Smith joined...
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    LexisNexis has expanded their Intellectual Property Solutions with a new product called IP DataDirect-Patents, and enhancements to TotalPatent and Patent Optimizer. TotalPatent was named "Best Online Science or Technology Service" finalist in Software & Information Industry Association's 2008 CODiE Awards.
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    Holland & Knight has announced that Miami partner Steve Sonberg has been elected Managing Partner of the 1150-lawyer firm. Sonberg was elected during the firm's annual meeting in Orlando, and will begin his five-year term April 15. Mr. Sonberg will replace Howell W. Melton, Jr., who announced in February that he would not seek another term.
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced that the firm's Co-Chairs John Frankenheimer and Michael Beck have been reelected for another three year term.