Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) has announced the launch of its first continental European office in Berlin, Germany. The office will be staffed by partners who formerly practiced in the Berlin office of Taylor Wessing, an international firm of British and German origins. The expansion into Germany follows the landmark...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., will shorten its name and launch a new logo to coincide with the firm's move to One Gateway Center in February 2007. The firm's new name will be Gibbons P.C. and the new Gibbons logo will be used on all firm materials, including on a sign that will join the Newark skyline upon the firm's move to its...
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    The firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that 20 attorneys have recently become partners.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Michael Vincent Hodge, director of the District's Revenue Bond Program and chief operating officer for Planning and Economic Development with the Office of the Deputy Mayor, is joining the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP as a partner in its Washington, DC office. Mr. Hodge played a pivotal role in many of the District's economic...
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    Day, Berry & Howard LLP and Pitney Hardin LLP last month completed the merger of the two firms into Day Pitney LLP. This merger creates a firm of approximately 400 attorneys, operating in nine offices located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, and Washington, DC.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    The American Bar Association Litigation Section's Committee on Corporate Counsel this month will present its annual CLE Seminar. The conference will take place Thursday-Sunday, February 15-18 at the Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL. Sessions will run from 5 to 6:15 p.m. on the first day, 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the second, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on the...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Partners or senior attorneys depart from every law office at one time or another, yet most firms don't plan for this eventuality. In a recent survey, 53 percent of attorneys polled said their law firm or legal department does not have a formal succession plan in place for key positions.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    The international law firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners has announced the opening of its new office in Brussels. Mario Todino, former official of the Directorate General for Competition of the EC Commission, is the newly hired resident lawyer for the Brussels office. He will lead a team of four lawyers. The Brussels office will provide the firm'...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    The Somerville law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has announced that Fernando M. Pinguelo and Haekyoung Suh have been named members of the firm. Mr. Pinguelo practices in the areas of civil litigation and appellate law, specializing in complex commercial litigation and labor & employment matters in both federal and state courts. He...
  • 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.
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
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    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
    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
    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:
  • 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.