Firm and Provider News

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    Corporate attorney Anthony R. Caruso, resident in the firm's Princeton office, has been named to the adjunct faculty at New York University.Mr. Caruso will be teaching business transactions courses, in addition to maintaining his law practice, which includes the representation of companies and individual clients in the areas of business law, sports law and...
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    It is with profound sadness that we report the death of Clive Cummis, a towering member of the New Jersey bar who specialized in administrative law, casino law, and complex and multi-district litigation. He died on February 15 at the age of 81.
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    The BTI Consulting Group Inc. has announced that David M. Hashmall, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP and leader of the Litigation Department in the firm's New York office, was cited as a BTI Client Service All-Star. This year only 165 attorneys were named to the list nationwide. This elite group of attorneys was selected by corporate counsel in an...
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    The response by many Americans to the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti has been to make a charitable donation . . . by sending a text message. Since the disaster, donations via text message have combined to raise more than $30 million and the total is increasing daily for all the campaigns supporting Haitian relief.
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is pleased to announce that Andrea L. Calvaruso has joined the firm as a partner in its New York City office and chair of the Trademark and Copyright practice group. Previously, Ms. Calvaruso was a named partner at a well-respected intellectual property boutique firm, where she represented clients in consumer products, fashion...
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    In the third of a series of publications addressing environmental issues high on the Obama administration's agenda, Wiley Rein's Environment & Safety Practice has released a compilation of articles, "Obama Year Two: Environment and Energy Initiatives Accelerate." The timely new analysis covers a range of topics that are of particular interest to...
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    Stradley Ronon partner Kevin R. Casey was named Best Lawyers' 2010 Philadelphia Area Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year."As chair of the firm's IP Practice Group and co-chair of its IP Litigation and ADR Practice Groups, Kevin has counseled clients for more than 20 years in all aspects of the IP field, encompassing patent, trademark, copyright, trade...
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has expanded its intellectual property litigation practice with the addition of three partners in Philadelphia. Joining Akin Gump are Dianne B. Elderkin, Barbara L. Mullin and Steven D. Maslowski. The lawyers previously practiced at an IP boutique in Philadelphia. For more than two decades, Ms. Elderkin has...
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Cozen O'Connor brought 2009 to a close with the addition of another group of high-profile attorneys. Melissa H. Maxman, Ronald F. Wick and Marcela B. Stras have moved to Cozen O'Connor's Washington, D.C. office from Baker Hostetler. The addition of these attorneys marks more than 100 high-level lateral hires in the past year and the continued...
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Columbia Law School student Van Ann Bui has been named the first recipient of Proskauer's Diversity Scholarship, a new tuition reimbursement award that seeks to enhance diversity in the legal profession by recognizing the academic achievements, work ethic and individual character of an aspiring lawyer.
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP received top honors in two categories - "Law Firm of the Year" and "Energy Deal of the Year" - at The M&A Advisor's Eighth Annual M&A Awards Gala.
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Lowenstein Sandler PC served as primary legal advisor to ID Systems Inc., a leading provider of wireless asset management solutions, in its acquisition of Asset Intelligence, LLC, a business unit of General Electric Co. The cash deal is valued at $15 million, with an additional cash consideration of up to $2 million payable upon the achievement of certain...
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has announced that effective January 1, 2010, partners Thomas M. Cerabino and Steven J. Gartner have become co- chairmen of the firm.Mr. Cerabino and Mr. Gartner have been serving as co-vice chairmen since April 2008, when the firm announced its succession plan.Both Mr. Cerabino and Mr. Gartner have been with Willkie for...
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Fish & Richardson has been named a top IP law firm in the prestigious "Who Protects Innovation in America" survey, which identifies law firms that Fortune 100 companies use to protect their intellectual property. Fish ranked #2 overall - with one less mention than the top firm - meaning that the firm is one of the most sought-after firms for both...
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Sills Cummis & Gross is proud to announce that Kevin J. Moore, a member of the firm, has been appointed Chair of the Legislative Committee of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NJ-NAIOP). NJ-NAIOP is the trade association for office and industrial developers and property owners in New Jersey and is...
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Weil Gotshal clients Pilgrim's Pride Corp. and Nortek, Inc. have successfully restructured and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This follows Weil client SemGroup®Corporation's exit from Chapter 11 as a newly reorganized public company in late November.
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Stradley Ronon partner Andrew Stutzman presented "Truth-in-Lending: Responding to the Continuing Evolution of TILA and its Case Law" at the Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference presented by the American Conference Institute in New York on Jan. 27-28, 2010. The conference - attended by in-house counsel, plaintiff, defense and private...
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Wiley Rein has announced the election of four new partners and two new of counsel to the firm, effective January 1, 2010.Joining the partnership are William S. Consovoy, Adam H. Gordon, Brendon M. Pinkard and Dylan G. Trache. Promoted to of counsel are Thomas R. McCarthy and Cari N. Stinebower. William S. Consovoy returns to the firm's Communications...
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    New Jersey partner Dennis LaFiura has taken the helm as the chairman of the Executive Committee. Hartford and Washington, DC Energy partner David Doot has also joined the firm's four-member Executive Committee, which manages the firm.
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Kelly Mooney Lester, a partner, and Marc H. Goldberg, an associate with Phillips Lytle LLP, one of the region's best known law firms, will serve as presenters for an upcoming Lorman teleconference titled "Planning to Avoid Estate Litigation" on February 12. The presentation will provide participants with an understanding of how to build an estate plan...
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Nicholas F. Pellitta, a member of the Bridgewater, NJ-based law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been named President of Hunterdon Prevention Resources (HPR) Board of Trustees. He will serve a two-year term. Hunterdon Prevention Resources is a non-profit organization affiliated with the New Jersey Prevention Network and is dedicated...
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    Day Pitney LLP announced today that another lateral partner has joined the firm's growing Boston office. Trial lawyer Barry Klickstein comes to Day Pitney from Duane Morris LLP. Mr. Klickstein is a well-regarded trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience handling complex business and commercial disputes in both state and federal courts. He has...
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    Welch Foods Inc. is demanding that two of its insurers, Zurich American Insurance Company and National Union Fire Insurance Company (an AIG company) pay to defend and indemnify Welch's for two separate lawsuits that wrongfully challenge the marketing of ìWelch's 100% Juice White Grape Pomegranate Flavored 3 Juice Blend From Concentrate With Added...
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    Sills Cummis & Gross is proud to announce that Member of the firm Peter G. Verniero, has been appointed by Governor-Elect Chris Christie as the Transition Sub-Committee Chair to the Office of the Governor, effective November 20, 2009. Eighteen sub-committees of the Transition Office of the Governor-Elect are to be tasked with issue development and...
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    On December 3, it was announced that Willkie client Comcast Corporation has finalized a deal to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal from GE for $13.75 billion in cash and assets. Willkie is serving as FCC regulatory counsel to Comcast. As part of the deal, Vivendi SA agreed to sell off its 20 percent stake in NBC Universal to GE for $5.8 billion. The...