Firm and Provider News

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    King & Spalding advised CAES Development Company, LLC, and Norton Energy Storage, LLC, in the sale of all rights in Norton Energy Storage, a compressed air energy storage (CAES) project under development in Norton, Ohio, to FirstEnergy Generation Corp., a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based First Energy Corp. CAES Development Company, LLC, and Norton...
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that the firm has elected three new partners. The appointments will become effective January 1, 2010. At the same time, the Firm appointed six attorneys as counsel. Weil Gotshal's newly elected partners include: Ronit Berkovich, New York - Business Finance & Restructuring;...
  • 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...
  • 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
    The Atlantic Legal Foundation and the Partnership for New York City have applied for "friend of the court" status in the New York Court of Appeals in a case in which the Appellate Division, First Department, ruled that the legislature had abused its power by depriving the judiciary of any increase in compensation for approximately 10 years.
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    Washingtonian magazine has named eight partners at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to its list of "Top Lawyers." John M. Dowd, Thomas C. Goldstein, Terence J. Lynam, Mark J. MacDougall, Patricia A. Millett, Michele A. Roberts and Valerie A. Slater were recognized in their respective practice areas. In addition, Akin Gump's founder, Robert S....
  • 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, December 15, 2009
    Jones Day London has been successful in the first judgment on appeal handed down by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The case concerned the interpretation of the Security Trust Deed in Sigma Finance Corporation ("Sigma") which will have a dramatic impact on the recovery for many investment banks, hedge funds, and other secured creditors of Sigma...
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a leading provider of research products and software solutions, and Navigant Consulting, Inc., a global management and litigation consulting firm have formed a strategic alliance to establish the Federal Contracts Training Center ("FCTC"). FCTC will offer a wide range of audio seminars and classroom...
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    King & Spalding has announced that the following lawyers have been made partners in areas of strategic focus for the firm, effective January 1, 2010: Energy - Juan-Pablo "John" Crespo (Houston); Finance - Jennifer E. Daly and Valerie S. Kovacs (New York); Government/Internal Investigations and Securities Litigation -Matthew H. Baughman (Atlanta);...
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    The Hildebrandt Peer Monitor Economic Index (PMI) rose for the second consecutive quarter, up two points in the third quarter to a reading of 46. A PMI of 65 or greater indicates strong law firm market performance. Although demand and worked rate growth remain weak, there are increasing signs of demand stabilizing in key practice areas, such as...
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Sills Cummis & Gross has announced that Margaret F. Black and Theodora McCormick have been selected as co-chairs of The Women's Group. Max Crane, Managing Partner, stated: "Since its inception several years ago, The Women's Group has become an important part of our commitment to women and diversity. With Peg and Teddy at the helm, I am sure the...
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Weil Gotshal attorneys have been recognized for their pro bono efforts on behalf of the Sanctuary for Families at the annual "Above & Beyond" benefit held today in New York. The annual "Above & Beyond" benefit celebrates Sanctuary's Center for Battered Women's Legal Services and honors members of the legal community who have gone "above and beyond...
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Phillips Lytle LLP has announced Martin V. Schwartz has joined the firm's commercial practice group as special counsel in its New York City office. He joins Phillips Lytle from the Siemens Corporation, where he had previously worked for the past 23 years, most recently serving as general counsel of Siemens Financial Services, Inc.
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Eisner LLP has announced that it has become a member firm of PKF International Limited (PKFI), the 11th largest international network of legally independent accounting firms with aggregate annual fees of more than $2 billion. The Board of PKFI, headquartered in London, has approved the formal application of Eisner to join the PKF network. Simultaneous...
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Miguel Alexander Pozo, member of the law firm Lowenstein Sandler PC, has been installed as the 30th president of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBN-NJ). The 30th annual installation ceremony was conducted on October 29, 2009, at the W Hotel in Hoboken. The Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit...
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Fernando M. Pinguelo, a member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. and co-chair of its Response to Electronic Discovery and Information (REDI) Group, was appointed as a cabinet member by the Masters Conference.Masters Conference cabinet members provide strategic direction to the Conference's management to ensure the speakers and topics are...
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has announced that Matthew A. Feldman has rejoined the firm after serving as the Chief Legal Advisor to the Obama administration's Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry.Mr.
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Kramer Levin, along with Litigation associatesDarren Laverne and Jennifer Diana, were among those honored at the Legal Aid Society's 2009 Pro Bono Awards. The firm and associates were recognized for helping to launch the Society's Criminal Defense Pro Bono Project - an innovative program that allows Legal Aid to stretch its limited resources while...
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Shawn Wooden, a partner in Day Pitney's Private Equity and Investment Funds practice, will be honored by the Connecticut State Conference of the NAACP as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in the State of Connecticut.
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Two Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have been named to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, the powerful 12-member panel that advises the legislature whether state agencies should be continued or phased out. Partners Rafael Anchia of the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone and Lamont Jefferson of San Antonio were among the new house-appointed commission...
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) has presented Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld with a 2009 Angel of Freedom Award.The award was presented at the Annual HRI Thanksgiving Event on November 2 at the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in downtown Dallas.
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    International law firm Eversheds has announced that it has signed its third groundbreaking contract to advise Tyco on its legal needs across Europe, Middle East and Africa, extending the relationship for a further two years. Eversheds ongoing partnership with Tyco has set a new standard for the provision of legal services and client relationship excellence...
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    CaseCentral, the leader in secure, on-demand e-discovery software for corporate counsel and law firms to simplify and take control of e-discovery, today announced that CaseCentral led all vendors with the largest gain in usage by Am Law 200 law firms in the 2009 Am Law Tech Survey. The survey, released in the November issue of The American Lawyer, showed a...
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Proskauer Rose LLP is proud to announce the continued expansion of its global labor and employment practice and London office with the addition of Daniel Ornstein as a partner. He joins the firm from Herbert Smith. Mr. Ornstein is the latest addition to Proskauer's London office, which also recently announced that Robert Barry, the former head of...