Firm and Provider News

  • 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
    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
    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
    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...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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, 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
    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...
  • 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...