Firm and Provider News

  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Richard M. Strassberg, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, and Sarah E. Walters, a former associate at Goodwin Procter, have been selected to receive the prestigious Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which honors excellence in legal writing.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Alexander D. Lynch has joined the firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as a capital markets partner in the Corporate Practice in the firm's New York office. Prior to joining Weil Gotshal, he was the managing partner and co-founder of the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Two attorneys have recently joined the firm of Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst, LLC. Timothy W. Stalker joined Nelson Levine as partner, heading up the Reinsurance Practice in the firm's Recovery Group. Arnold Braun has joined Nelson Levine in the Reinsurance Practice group where he will continue his practice of reinsurance litigation and insurance...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that F. Dennis Saylor, a partner of the firm, was confirmed by the United States Senate to be a United States district judge for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Saylor fills the vacancy created by the retirement of U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Keeton.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Matthew S. Dunn, an attorney with the New York office of Bryan Cave LLP, has been elected chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) New York Chapter. Mr. Dunn will be AILA's senior immigration lawyer in New York, running the chapter working with immigration, state department and labor department officials.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    McCarter & English, LLP, a regional law firm, has named Kenneth R. Levonaitis as its first chief information officer. Mr. Levonaitis formerly held a similar position at New York's Pennie & Edmonds LLP, a large intellectual property law firm which dissolved recently.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Peter B. Ajalat has joined the firm of Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, P.A. (GG&H) in the position of Of Counsel. Mr. Ajalat's practice focuses on all aspects of traditional labor law, which includes all manner of counseling and advice, administrative proceedings and litigation arising within that context.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Vorys), headquartered in Columbus, OH, has been ranked as one of the top law firms in the world in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions for the first quarter of 2004. The firm ranks 23rd among U.S. and international law firms including top firms in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, London and Frankfurt.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    WolfBlock Brach Eichler partner John D. Fanburg has been appointed to the State of New Jersey's Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission by New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey. The Commission was created to study the "social, financial and medical impact of proposed mandated health benefits." Mandated health benefits are defined in the bill as "benefits...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The Chambers 2004 Awards recognized Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as the Law Firm of the Year in two categories. Weil Gotshal was awarded the 2004 Law Firm of the Year in Western Europe: France and the 2004 Law Firm of the Year in the United States for Private Equity.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Morristown, NJ-based law firm Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP has announced that a number of the firm's partners were ranked as "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" by Chambers & Partners, a UK legal publishing and recruiting company, in its book, Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2004, The Client's Guide.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    LexisNexis U.S. has announced that business professionals can now access LexisNexis content via the Blackberry wireless platform, developed by Research In Motion (RIM). LexisNexis is the first information provider to offer access to comprehensive full-time news, business, legal, public records and regulatory and legislative information sources via...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Giving employees in the legal field room to grow may be the secret to keeping them. In a new survey, attorneys cited advancement opportunities, professional development and training, and flexible work schedules as the three best ways to motivate and retain legal teams. Compensation or cash bonuses were ranked significantly lower by survey respondents.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has announced the availability of a free handbook designed to help small law firms enhance their online marketing efforts. The new guide, Make the Most of the Web to Expand Your Practice, offers a wide range of practical insights and outlines a number of proven strategies that can help lawyers and law firms acquire new clients...
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    Cozen O'Connor has announced that Ann Thornton Field will be the next chair of its 170-attorney national insurance litigation department, as Robert R. Reeder moves into his retirement. In her new post, Field joins the very small and select group of women attorneys responsible for managing large national law firms or practices. Ms. Field, who served as the...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Winston & Strawn partner Dan K. Webb recently was honored with the Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award, one of the most distinguished awards given by the American Jewish Committee to an individual whose contributions demonstrate a commitment to justice and excellence in the legal system. Governor James R. Thompson, chairman of Winston & Strawn...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Highly regarded litigator Michele A. Roberts has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in Washington, the firm has announced. Ms. Roberts will focus on complex civil and criminal litigation. Donald B. Craven, head of Akin Gump's Washington litigation practice, said: "Michele is an extraordinary talent with an enviable record of...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    PLI has expanded its partnership with West and West LegalEdcenter, which provides online CLE programs. Now when attorneys register with West LegalEdcenter, it is easier to access PLI seminars. West LegalEdcenter maintains a comprehensive library on online CLE education programs, and PLI has made its expanding catalog of online materials available to West...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Bridgeway Software Inc., the Houston-based provider of legal data management software for corporate legal departments, has announced that it has released Enterprise Suite 7, the newest version of its corporate legal data management system. Bridgeway's Enterprise Suite provides eCounselTM legal matter management and SecretariatTM corporate secretary...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Valentino F. DiGiorgio III, of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP recently was appointed solicitor for the newly formed Uwchlan Township Industrial Development Authority in Chester County (PA). The authority will serve as conduit borrower/issuer in connection with tax-exempt financings on behalf of nonprofit entities and manufacturing companies. Mr....
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Enhancing the strength of its New York-based litigation practice, Lowenstein Sandler PC has announced that former New York State Acting Supreme Court Justice Franklin R. Weissberg has joined the firm as of counsel. The firm has also expanded its New York City offices at 1251 Sixth Avenue, located in Rockefeller Center. The new 30,000-square-foot space...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    The National Arbitration Forum and e-Law, LLC provided a free demonstration of New Jersey No Fault Electronic Arbitrationlast month at the New Jersey State Bar Annual Convention in Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    Philadelphia middle school students learned last month about injustice firsthand: from a man who was freed after spending 18 years in Louisiana's death row. Released a year ago largely through the efforts over 15 years of his team of Philadelphia civil lawyers, John Thompson spent the one-year anniversary of his freedom with the students at Grover...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    JAMS, The Resolution Experts, the nation's largest private provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, has a new Chairman of the Board, former Sonoma County Superior Court Judge William L. Bettinelli, who is a Northern California based neutral with JAMS. Judge Bettinelli will serve a two-year term as Chairman of the Board and replaces...