Firm and Provider News

  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The Boston Bar Association has announced that Holland & Knight LLP is the recipient of the BBA's 2004 Thurgood Marshall Award in recognition of the firm's extraordinary pro bono contributions. BBA President M. Ellen Carpenter presented the award at the BBA Annual Meeting Luncheon on September 22. J.D. Smeallie, the firm's pro bono partner, accepted...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced the opening of a new office in Shanghai in the Peoples Republic of China. Steven Xiang will be joining the firm as managing partner of the Shanghai office. The Shanghai office will initially focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and international securities offerings....
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Legal Media Group has named Holland & Knight LLP America's leading law firm in shipping and maritime law. According to independent research carried out by the Legal Media Group (LMG), Holland & Knight has more independently verified shipping legal experts than any other American firm. The firm's New York partners Juan Anduiza, Nancy Hengen,...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that Lisa Cuevas has joined the firm as director of global diversity. In this position, Ms. Cuevas is responsible for enhancing and overseeing the firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Vorys Sater has announced that partner Glenn V. Whitaker, one of the nation's leading white-collar defense lawyers with an expertise in False Claims Act litigation, has extended his Cincinnati, OH practice to the nation's capital. Having practiced in the Washington area for several years, first with a private firm and then with the Department of Justice...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The firm of Linklaters has elected Adam Glass, a leading U.S. structured finance and derivatives lawyer, as a partner in the New York office. Mr. Glass joins Linklaters from Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP. He brings extensive experience and strong market standing in his area of expertise.
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    John D. Cline, a highly regarded trial attorney who specializes in white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation, has joined the international law firm Jones Day as a partner in its fast-growing San Francisco office. Also joining the Jones Day San Francisco office is Martha Boersch, a former assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Recently, WolfBlock attorneys James Redeker, Caroline Austin and David Gollin were successful in obtaining an award of counsel fees and nontaxable costs for a client, the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PREA). The total amount requested - $411,020.60 - was awarded.
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C. has announced that Peter G. Verniero, former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, has joined the firm as of counsel. He will co-chair the Corporate Internal Investigations and Business Crimes Practice Group. He also will chair the firm's Appellate Practice Group.
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    The U.S. firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) and the English firm of Nicholson Graham & Jones (NGJ) have announced that their partners have voted in favor of a combination that will become effective on January 1. The combined firm will be known as Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP. Once the combination is finalized,...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    PLI-Corpedia, the web-based, interactive e-learning company, has announced that it has implemented its 250th client. Corporate scandals, Sarbanes-Oxley, and changes in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines have propelled the need for workforce-wide legal compliance training to the forefront of issues facing organizations in America.
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Richard L. Morningstar, a former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and adviser to the president and the State Department during the Clinton Administration, has joined the Boston office of the national law firm Nixon Peabody LLP as Senior Counsel and will be a member of the firm's Business Practice Group.
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Marc A. Lieberstein has been named a Partner of the firm. Mr. Lieberstein is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group and is located in Pitney Hardin's New York office. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation in the areas of patents, trademarks and copyrights, including related e-commerce, domain name,...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) has been selected to receive CIOmagazine's annual CIO 100 Award, given to 100 companies for their advancements, innovations and leadership in business and technology. K&L, the only law firm to earn this mention for three consecutive years, is being recognized for its role as an agile enterprise-defined by...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Lucas F. Torres has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in the corporate practice in New York, the firm has announced. Mr. Torres represents issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions, with a focus on the energy sector. In addition to public and private offerings of traditional debt and equity securities, his recent...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation recently announced that it has authorized a grant of $60,000 over 18 months to the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, a Maryland-based not-for-profit organization, for general support of ACCESS ADR, an initiative to increase the number of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) professionals of color and to...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer and Mark Koestler and their team of business immigration attorneys have joined Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in its New York office. This group, is comprised of six attorneys dedicated full-time to corporate immigration matters involving the transfer of foreign executives, managers, professionals and performing artists to...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    The American Arbitration Association (AAA) has announced that Elizabeth J. Shampnoi has been promoted to New York district vice president. Ms. Shampnoi will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the AAA's Advisory Council, Board of Directors, and panelists, promoting the benefits of the AAA's conflict management services to...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has announced the introduction of its Lawyers.com Affiliate Program, an initiative that enables qualified organizations around the world to add the lawyers.com attorney search engine to their own web sites in just minutes and at no cost. After filling out a simple online contract, third party affiliates can access the lawyers....
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that Alexander J. Hadjis has joined the firm's Washington, DC office as a partner and will be responsible for building and leading a patent litigation practice in that office. Mr. Hadjis specializes in patent litigation, with particular expertise in actions before the International Trade Commission. He joins...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    The firm of Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C. has announced the expansion of its Health Care and Labor & Employment Practice groups in New York City with the arrival of a team of lawyers formerly with Phillips Nizer. The new team is headed by James M. Franks who joins Sills as a partner in both the Labor & Employment Practice Group and the...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Integrity Interactive has announced that it has opened an office in London, expanding its European base, which includes a location in Brussels. The new London office will allow Integrity Interactive to enhance its service to clients based in the UK and provides yet another gateway for Integrity Interactive into Europe. Headquartered in Waltham, MA,...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    On July 27, the government of Ontario (Canada) issued a new policy that invites private-sector investment, according to the firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. According to the new policy, "The government envisages the private sector taking a leading role in the following areas: overall procurement management of major infrastructure initiatives;...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    J. Anthony Manger, a member of the Somerville, NJ-based law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been elected co-chair of the Meritas Health Law Section Group. Meritas is a closely integrated group of more than 200 full-service law firms that provides business clients with worldwide access to comprehensive legal services. Norris McLaughlin...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Proskauer Rose LLP has announced it has formed a new Law Firm Advisory Practice Group, which will provide full-service representation to law firms. The group includes a substantial number of lawyers from the firm's labor, corporate and litigation departments who have extensive experience representing and advising law firms in employment matters, ethical...