Firm and Provider News

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    The Practising Law Institute (PLI) has announced that it has renewed an agreement to make its CLE programs available online at West LegalEdcenter (www.westlegaledcenter.com). PLI and West Legal Edcenter have been partners for four years, providing PLI's CLE programs to legal professionals online. The partnership has contributed more than 3,000 hours of...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP has announced that Frederick L. Whitmer has joined the firm as partner in their New York office in the Litigation Department where he will join the firm' Patent Litigation Practice as a lead trial attorney. Prior to joining Brown Raysman, Mr. Whitmer litigated complex matters on behalf of Fortune 100...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Holland & Knight LLP has announced that its third annual Pro Bono Cup was awarded to the firm's Atlanta office. The Pro Bono Cup is a traveling trophy that resides each year in the office with the highest percentage of lawyers participating in pro bono work during the previous year. The cup was formerly in the firm's Tallahassee office.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    The global energy transactions practice continues to gain momentum at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP with the announcement of the addition of four more partners and seven other attorneys to its team. Joining Akin Gump as partners are:
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Ira M. Millstein, a senior partner in the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and a renowned expert in corporate governance, has been elected chairperson of the Board of Overseers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Bankruptcy filings in the federal courts broke a record high in 2003, according to data released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The continued increase in new bankruptcy filings, particularly large corporate bankruptcies, has led to significant litigation and court decisions. To help legal professionals stay abreast of the latest...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Douglas N. Greenburg, most recently counsel to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission), has rejoined Winston & Strawn as a partner in the litigation practice. In his work with the 9/11 Commission, Mr. Greenburg investigated the financing of al Qaeda and the 9/11 plot, as well as efforts on the part of the...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Michael R. Nelson, chairman of Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst, LLC, has announced that Robert T. Horst, chair of the firm's Complex Litigation department, will assume the responsibilities of managing partner.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    The international law firm of Coudert Brothers LLP has announced that James B. Sitrick, former chairman of the firm, has been appointed to the position of Secretary-General of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), the only global non-governmental organization that exists primarily to support the principles of the United Nations. Mr....
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    William K. Slate II, president and chief executive officer of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), has announced that five legal and business professionals have been elected to the AAA Board of Directors. The newly elected members of the board include:...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Holland & Knight LLP partner Marilyn J. Holifield has been recognized as a top attorney by two publications, Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers 2004-2005 and Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    The Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court is accepting applications for its inaugural September 2004 - May 2005 term for pupils, associates and barristers (law students and attorneys with 10 years or less experience). The Inn will promote the study of environmental law and policy in New Jersey and collegiality and civility among...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    International Product Liability Law Ñ A Worldwide Desk Reference, edited and co-authored by Greg Fowler, a partner in the law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon (SHB) L.L.P., was signed into the Law Library of Congress Special Collection recently. SHB is the only law firm to have a book included in the Law Library of Congress Special Collection. The signing...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) partner Stephen Glazier recently published Technology Deals: Case Studies for Officers, Directors, Investors, and General Counsels about Patent Strategies, IPOs, Mergers, Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Licensing, Litigation, Settlements, and Due Diligence, is the third in a series of acclaimed books he has written...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    The firm of Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP has announced that the following former associates have become members of the firm:...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP has named T. Mark Flanagan Jr. as national managing partner of the firm. Based in the firm's Washington, DC office, Mr. Flanagan assumed the Managing Partner role on July 1. In addition to continuing his role as a partner with the Litigation Practice representing clients in complex civil and criminalfraud matters, Mr....
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    The firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP recently won two awards at the prestigious Lawyer Awards 2004 presentation held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. Weil Gotshal received the U.S. Law Firm of the Year (in London) 2004, and Michael Francies, managing partner of the firm's London office, was named Partner of the Year.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, a leading client development company for the legal profession, has announced that it has expanded its successful relationship with the MSN network of Internet services to deliver access to Martindale-Hubbell's lawyers.com attorney database of lawyers and law firms from the MSN Spanish language site, www.latino.msn.com.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    How has the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 affected corporate financing? What constitutes a contribution? What are political action committee formation requirements, contribution limits, reporting and record-keeping requirements and tax issues? The answers to these and other questions can be found in the new Election Law Primer for Corporations ,...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP attorney Valentino F. DiGiorgio III recently was elected treasurer and finance chairman of the Chester County (PA) Republican Party. Mr. DiGiorgio is a member of the firm's Government and Public Affairs Practice Group.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Alka Bahal has joined the firm of Grotta, Glassman and Hoffman, p.c. (GG&H) as a principal and serves as chair of the firm's Corporate Immigration Practice Group.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Former White House Counsel the Hon. Abner J. Mikva, a mediator and arbitrator with JAMS, The Resolution Experts, has been named as the Special Master who will decide how a $40 million fund, created by the recent settlement of a sex discrimination lawsuit between Morgan Stanley and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will be distributed.
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Stuart M. Lederman, a partner with the Morristown, NJ-based firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, LLP, has been reappointed as a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting law-related education and giving all New Jersey residents a basic understanding of the legal system. Mr. Lederman has been a...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) and English law firm Nicholson Graham & Jones (NGJ) have announced that they have begun discussions aimed at a possible combination of the firms later in 2004. If the combination occurs between K&L, with 800 lawyers located in 10 offices across the United States, and NGJ, with 135 lawyers in London, it...
  • Sunday, August 1, 2004
    John A. Brunjes, a private equity and venture capital transactional lawyer, and Thomas J. Finn, a litigator with a focus in the financial institutions industry, have joined McCarter & English, LLP as partners in the Hartford (CT) office.