Firm and Provider News

  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has awarded the diversity initiatives of two of the nation's leading corporate legal departments and a law firm. Receiving MCCA's Employer of Choice Award this year are the legal departments of Freddie Mac and Bank of America Corporation. They were chosen for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Microsoft Corporation has contributed $500,000 to the 10x10x10 Campaign of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). The donation is the largest received by the campaign to date and will support MCCA programs fostering diversity in the legal profession. Microsoft's pledge will be paid over three years.More than half of the donation, $270,000...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP Chairman Arthur Makadon has announced that Virginia G. Essandoh has joined the firm as director of diversity.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    According to a new survey from Protiviti Inc., a global consulting and internal audit firm, organizations today are realizing tangible benefits from updated regulatory rules and guidance pertaining to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that were issued in May of 2007 by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and U.S. Securities and...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that the firm will be honored in Boston with the 2008 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award, given annually by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR). PAIR is a nonprofit organization committed to providing legal services to secure the safety and freedom of asylum-seekers and to promote the rights of...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Thompson & Knight LLP has announced its recognition as one of the top Texas law firms in the prestigious 2008 The Legal 500 US legal directory. The Legal 500 provides commentaries on law firms in more than 90 countries worldwide and considers itself a guide to "the best of the best."Thompson & Knight is recognized in five areas of practice. The...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    The Pro Bono Partnership, the leading organization providing free business legal services to nonprofit community-based organizations serving the poor and disadvantaged in New York's lower Hudson Valley, Fairfield County and Hartford, Connecticut and New Jersey, announced that four new Directors have been elected to its Board: Michelle Browdy, vice...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Top in-house counsel in large global companies have revealed that what most impacts their work right now is the pace and scope of global growth, far more than rising law firm costs or the economic downturn. The fast pace of globalization and the complexity and diversity of risks and demands was the top issue for more than 100 senior corporate counsel...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Lowenstein Sandler PC has announced the opening of a Silicon Valley office to be led by Kathi Rawnsley, who leaves Intel Capital to head Lowenstein's West Coast office.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    CPA, the leading provider of outsourced legal support services and the world's top intellectual property (IP) management specialist, has announced that the company has been awarded the number one ranking in the "Contract & Legal Document Review" category, and the number two overall position in the 2008 Black Book of Outsourcing's Top Legal Process...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. is pleased and honored to announce that member Judge William A. Dreier has been awarded the prestigious 2008 Medal of Honor by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation (NJSBF) for his professional excellence as demonstrated by his accomplishments in the law and service to the profession and community throughout his career...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    McKool Smith has announced the addition of intellectual property attorney Ann Schofield Baker to lead the firm's national trademark litigation practice. Ms. Schofield Baker joined the firm as a principal.She has extensive experience handling intellectual property litigation, including many trademark, infringement, unfair competition, and dilution...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Eileen D. Millett, partner in the New York offices of Gibbons PC, has been elected Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee of the NYS Bar. She previously served as General Counsel to the Interstate Environmental Commission, Assistant Deputy Commissioner on Legal Affairs and Trials for the New York City Police Department, and Department of Personnel...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP has announced that eight practice areas and 16 partners were recognized in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm's employment law department stood alone as the top-ranked firm in Delaware,was rated in the top tier for bankruptcy/restructuring and real estate zoning/land...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Cozen O'Connor has announced that 18 of its associates have been named members of the firm:
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    King & Spalding has announced that it is representing Sprint Nextel Corporation in its agreement with Clearwire Corporation to combine their next-generation wireless broadband businesses to form a new wireless communications company. The new company, which will be named Clearwire, said it will focus on expediting the deployment of the first nationwide...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Three Proskauer Rose LLP attorneys, Peter Marathas, Robert Rachal and Yolanda Montgomery, have authored a Client Alert titled Pay-or-Play State Health Insurance Laws and ERISA Preemption.
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Annmarie Simeone, Member with the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been elected to serve on the New Jersey Women Lawyers' Association Board of Directors as Co-Director of the Women's Leadership Resources Committee for the 2008-09 term. The Women's Leadership Resources Committee engages in statewide efforts to support and promote...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Recommind, a leading provider of automatic categorization, enterprise search and eDiscovery systems for law firms and enterprises, has announced that it has been named a leader in the May, 2008 Forrester Wave: Enterprise Search report, Q2 2008.
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Protiviti Inc., a leading global provider of internal audit and risk and advisory services, has released the results of its second annual survey of internal audit professionals and their competencies in key knowledge areas. The study, 2008 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey, found that in general technical knowledge three items ranked highest...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Orlan M. Johnson, a Partner in the Firm's Business Department in Washington, DC, was recently named to the Board of Directors for the National Aquarium in Baltimore. He will serve a three-year term. Mr. Johnson focuses his practice on general corporate and energy regulatory matters, complex business transactions and federal and state regulatory issues...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that the firm will be honored in Boston with the 2008 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award, given annually by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR). PAIR is a non-profit organization committed to providing legal services to secure the safety and freedom of asylum-seekers and to promote the rights of...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Adaptive Solutions, Inc. (ASI), a provider of IT support and consulting services for law firms and Fortune 500 company corporate legal departments, will sponsor its 10th Anniversary Gala and Benefit on July 17 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts on North Broad Street in Philadelphia.The evening will commence at 6:30 p.m.; dinner is scheduled for 7:30...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP hosted Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter at the firm's diversity group event at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. Mayor Nutter praised Stradley Ronon's efforts and urged all law firms in Philadelphia to follow their example by working to increase minority-attorney retention rates. As a founding...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    CPA, the leading provider of outsourced legal supportservices and the world's top intellectual property (IP) management specialist,has announced that the company has been awarded the number one ranking in the“Contract & Legal Document Review” category,and the number two overall position in the 2008 Black Book of Outsourcing’s TopLegal Process...