Announcements

  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Pro Bono Partnership (the Partnership) is pleased to announce it was awarded a $15,000, two-year grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. These funds will support the Partnership’s mission to strengthen and empower nonprofits and communities by providing free legal services to nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Haven area....
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Thomas Lansen, a highly regarded real estate finance lawyer who assists clients in closing loans that are sold on the secondary market, has joined McGuireWoods’ global real estate practice as a partner in New York.     Institutional lenders seek out Lansen to close real estate loans that are pooled and sold as commercial mortgage-backed...
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017
    McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Attorney Alexandra Ableitner has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Pinnacle Health Auxiliary as a board member and parliamentarian. She was recommended by Chris Markley, General Counsel for Pinnacle and appointed to the indefinite term by the Auxiliary President Amy Huck.    Alex’s practice...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced that Cheryl Davis, former Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the U.S. National Security Council and Principal Director of Cyber Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has joined the firm’s cross-segment cybersecurity team as a Managing Director in its Technology segment.   Ms. Davis,...
  • Monday, December 4, 2017
    McGuireWoods’ Board of Partners has elected Jonathan P. Harmon to succeed Richard Cullen as McGuireWoods’ chairman. In addition, the board appointed J. Tracy Walker IV to follow Thomas E. Cabaniss as the firm’s managing partner. Harmon and Walker assumed their new duties today, the culmination of a long-...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC member Donna L. Kreiser recently received the 6th Annual Leading Woman Award from Ladies First, the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Public Finance Forum, during its Annual Meeting held November 2nd in Philadelphia, Pa. The Leading Woman Award was presented to her for lifetime achievement in public finance and for promoting the...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    Leonard J. Marsico, a partner in McGuireWoods’ Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., offices and a leading litigator focused on serving energy industry clients, has been appointed by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to a seat on the Department of Energy’s National Coal Council.   On Aug. 11, Marsico’s nomination was confirmed for his two-year...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    McGuireWoods has selected 21 lawyers for partnership effective Jan. 1, 2018 — its largest-ever class of new partners. The 2018 class spans nine of the firm’s U.S. offices and McGuireWoods London, and includes lawyers in 13 litigation and corporate practice areas. “This class of new partners reflects the tremendous depth of...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Fish & Richardson has been recognized as a 2017 Top Performer by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) for being one of the most active and supportive members of LCLD and its mission over the past year.    All of the Top Performer member organizations nominated at least one 2017 Fellow. Most Top Performers nominated Pathfinders...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Member attorney Jennifer E. Will has been named co-chair of the Labor & Employment practice group at McNees Wallace & Nurick, the firm announced on Nov. 1. Will succeeds Brian Jackson as co-chair of the Labor & Employment Group, joining attorney Eric Athey in the role. “Jennifer has exceptional experience and is focused on providing top...
  • Monday, December 4, 2017
    Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in Technology and IT Services, announced that it plans to expand its headquarters location in Ramsey, New Jersey. The expansion of the company’s corporate campus is helped in part by Grow NJ tax credits of up to $29 million approved by the New Jersey Economic Development...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    Clifford Chance announced that partners Joshua Berman and Glen Donath and counsel Joshua Fitzhugh have joined its Americas Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. They will be resident in the Firm's Washington, DC office. Berman joins Clifford Chance from the United States Department of Commerce, where he served as Deputy General Counsel and...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    Elliot Katz, a leading authority on legal and policy issues pertaining to connected and automated vehicles, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in San Francisco, continuing an expansion of the firm’s market-leading capabilities for businesses in the automotive sector.    Katz will lead the firm’s Connected and Automated Vehicle...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC welcomes Stephen C. Sobotta as its new Director of Information Technology.  Steve will provide leadership for the continued development of an innovative, agile, and secure information technology environment throughout the firm. Steve brings executive-level management experience and strong skills in strategic leadership...
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
    Akin Gump announced that Courtney S. York has joined the firm as a partner in its corporate practice in Dallas. Ms. York, previously a partner at Baker Botts, is a seasoned M&A practitioner with a strong industry focus in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) industries.   “Courtney is a truly talented transactional lawyer. Given...
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    McGuireWoods has appointed Hamid Namazie, a highly regarded banking and finance lawyer, as office managing partner in charge of the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.   Namazie assumed his duties on Dec. 4, succeeding nationally prominent litigator Gregory Evans. Evans founded McGuireWoods’ downtown Los Angeles office when his...
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Fish & Richardson announced that Kristine McKinney, the firm’s Chief Professional Development Officer, has received the 2018 Diversity Leader Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal. The award recognizes the individuals and companies that “view challenges and opportunities through the lens of diversity and inclusion, as a means to achieving...
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) announced that it has hired Ellen R.Z. Rosen as general counsel. Rosen succeeds Susan C. Mattisinko, who held the position since 2012 and is now the executive director of a private family foundation.   Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin I. Schotland stated: “We...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced Evan Wolfson as the honoree of the 2017 Paula L. Ettelbrick Award, which celebrates unparalleled achievement by an individual or an organization in advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender attorneys. The award is named for the late Paula L. Ettelbrick, whose work of organizations like...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    In October, Fragomen sent a contingent of fifteen professionals—13 attorneys (seven of whom are partners) and two paralegals—to provide pro bono legal services for a full week at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. This facility serves as a detention center for immigrant families (women and children), mostly...
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, announced the appointment of John Riley as a managing director in the firm’s Financial Advisory Services practice. He will work from AlixPartners’ Washington, D.C. office.   With more than 30 years of experience in his field, John is a leading expert in advising public companies on complex...
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
    QDiscovery, a leader in eDiscovery and digital forensic solutions and services, announced that the company’s QMobile Insight solution has been awarded Relativity’s 2017 Innovation Award in the category of Best Innovation: Community Choice. QMobile Insight offers a new approach to easily integrate mobile data into Relativity, allowing...
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
    Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions named Scott Fuller of Applied Materials and Tariq Abdullah of Walmart as the honorees of its first ever Legal Innovator Awards. The awards, which recognize forward-thinking individuals within corporate legal and claims departments who have transformed and enhanced their organizations’ legal operations, were...
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
    AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, announced the appointment of Richard Lee as a managing director in the firm’s Financial Advisory Services practice. He will work from the firm’s Dallas office.   Richard has deep experience in valuations, forensic-accounting investigations, economic-damages analysis and other financial...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    FTI Consulting, Inc. announced the appointment of new global leadership for the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting and Strategic Communications segments, effective January 1, 2018. Paul Ficca, who previously served as Global Leader of the Construction Solutions practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment, has been named...

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