Firm and Provider News

  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    By a 6-0 vote, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") recently announced its affirmative decision on the petition filed by U.S. producers of laminated woven polypropylene sacks against dumped and subsidized imports of these products from China. Laminated woven sacks are typically used to package pet foods, bird seeds, and similar products sold at...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    A team of four attorneys has been hired by Chadbourne & Parke LLP to strengthen its practices in infrastructure, public-private partnerships (PPP), M&A and real estate in Poland. Michael Kurzynski, Jacek Kosinski, Adriana Bronikowska and Krzysztof Lyszyk are joining Chadbourne's Warsaw office from Wierzbowski Eversheds. Mr. Kurzynski will be...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced that Robert W. Morris has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in its 50-attorney Intellectual Property Department. Mr. Morris comes from Ropes & Gray and was originally with the IP boutique, Fish & Neave.For over ten years, Mr. Morris has been trial counsel in numerous patent, trade...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Michael G. Considine, partner in the Stamford Office of Day Pitney LLP, and head of the Firm's White Collar Defense and Internal Investigation practice group, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as Connecticut's next U.S. Attorney.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Duff & Phelps Corporation, a financial advisory and investment banking firm, has announced that it has acquired the Lumin Expert Group, a consulting firm specializing in intellectual property dispute support and expert testimony. Lumin's services include the assessment of economic damages expert testimony and business consulting services, which...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Practising Law Institute ("PLI") the largest nonprofit CLE provider in the country, recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. During the event at Tavern on the Green in New York City, PLI Board Chairman Werner Polak stated that in PLI's 75th year, the organization has never been stronger in terms of outreach to lawyers needing continuing education....
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Thomson & Knight LLP moved its office to a new location in Dallas in late July. The new address is One Arts Plaza, 1722 South Street, Suite 1500, Dallas, Texas 75201-2533.All phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Parker H. Bagley has joined Goodwin Procter as a partner in its Intellectual Property and Litigation practice in New York.Mr. Bagley is an IP litigator with experience representing clients on a wide range of complex matters, including trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret and false advertising, and he has also successfully tried patent and copyright...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    The partners of the law firm K&L Gates have voted to change the firm's formal name from Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP to K&L Gates LLP.The change has been effective since July 1, 2008. The New York office of K&L Gates welcomes Eric A. Prager and Israel E. Kornstein as partners in the firm's intellectual property and...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Raymond P. Thek, Member of Lowenstein Sandler PC, has been named among the industry's leading corporate attorneys by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008), a guide to the nation's top lawyers and law firms.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Members of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., Lawrence S. Horn, Richard J. Sapinski and Robert J. Alter, recently briefed seminar participants on "Strategies for Avoiding IRS Criminal Investigations" at a meeting of the New Jersey State CPA Society. Topics that were discussed included the voluntary disclosure policy, issues relating to foreign bank accounts in...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    With the shifts in the economic climate this year, many corporations are turning to trusted legal counsel for options before making tough decisions about how to best restructure. To better serve business law professionals in providing this counsel, Westlaw Business has introduced the new Restructuring Center.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Law school graduates take note: 24 percent of attorneys recently polled said corporate and securities law will offer the greatest number of employment opportunities over the next 10 years. Litigation also is expected to generate job growth; the practice area received 21 percent of the response.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    WolfBlock partner David Gitlin recently presented a seminar titled "Going Private - Should You Remain a Public Company?" at the Federation of Chambers of Commerce in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The program was co-sponsored by the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce and the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce. Speakers at the seminar discussed whether a...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    During the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in New York City, the ABA Young Lawyers Division presented its 2008 Fellows Award for Public Service to Helaine M. Barnett, president of the Legal Services Corporation.
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges secured summary judgment for long-time client ESPN in its litigation with boxing promoter Don King and Don King Productions in connection with a documentary television program broadcast in 2004. King's lawsuit charged ESPN and affiliated networks and broadcasters with defamation and false light invasion of privacy over statements...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Amper, Politziner & Mattia LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, has announced that two incumbents have been promoted to partner. Dianne Batistoni, a partner in the firm's Insurance Industry Services Group, has more than 20 years of public accounting experience both with an international and a regional accounting and consulting firm...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Accepting the arguments made by two Gibbons P.C. lawyers, a federal judge has dismissed a class action brought against a Pennsylvania engineering firm hired by the owners of a Reading, PA manufacturing plant to test air quality and beryllium levels at the plant. The lawsuit sought medical monitoring for thousands of local residents exposed to particles the...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Proskauer Rose LLP has recently announced that Anthony Pacheco, a partner in the Los Angeles office, has been re-elected to a second consecutive term as President of the Los Angeles Police Commission. As head of the Los Angeles Police Commission, Mr. Pacheco will continue to lead the five-member panel, which directs and maintains policy for the Los...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that partner Burke McDavid has returned to the firm's Moscow office to head their market-leading Russian investment funds practice. He was most recently based in the firm's Dallas office. Mr. McDavid has nearly a decade of experience advising international clients in relation to the formation and...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has recently announced that it is "going green" by joining in the American Bar Association/United States Environmental Protection Agency (ABA/EPA) Climate Challenge as an Energy Star Partner. The ABA/EPA Climate Challenge encourages law offices to reduce energy use by at least 10 percent through the implementation...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    CPA, a leading provider of outsourced legal support services and a leading intellectual-property management specialist, has announced the appointment of Geoffrey Grime as chairman to succeed Chris Gibson who will remain a non-executive director of the company.
  • 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 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...