Firm and Provider News

  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Richard A. Simpson has joined Wiley Rein as a partner in its Insurance Practice.Mr. Simpson, a leading practitioner in the professional liability field, advises insurers in major matters arising under legal malpractice policies and serves as litigation counsel when coverage disputes arise under legal malpractice policies. He also regularly defends law...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    WolfBlock attorney Jerome Shestack will be honored at the 120th anniversary celebration of The Jewish Publication Society for his long service as a trustee and as president of the board from 1972 to 1975. The celebration will be held on October 30 at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Hamilton Garden in Philadelphia. Mr. Shestack, a member of...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Proskauer Rose LLP announced its continued expansion with the impending opening of its 12th and 13th offices, first in Hong Kong and later in Beijing. In the past year, the firm opened in London and São Paulo, while substantially expanding its presence in Paris. Earlier this year, Proskauer also opened in Chicago, its eighth office in the U.S. Former...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Day Pitney recently announced that Cynthia K. Courtney has joined the firm's Hartford office as Electronic Discovery Counsel, providing guidance to the Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment and Intellectual Property Departments. With more than 20 years of litigation experience in corporate and private practice settings, Ms. Courtney will counsel...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Michael K. S. Chan has recently joined the Hong Kong office of K & L Gates LLP as a partner in the firm's corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities practice. He joins K&L Gates from Jones Day. A Hong Kong native, Mr. Chan advises clients on a variety of transactional and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Scott Murray and Anjana Patel, Members of the Firm and Co-Chairs of the Firm's Diversity Committee, were interviewed about diversity in the legal profession and more specifically at Sills Cummis & Gross. According to Mr. Murray, "Diversity is absolutely a core value of [Sills Cummis & Gross]." Mr. Murray also stated "This is an international world...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Proskauer Rose LLP has planned a webinar for Thursday,October 30 from 1 to 2 pm EST titled Employee Free Choice Act: Are You aTarget? The program has been approved for I.0 credit hour for Areas ofProfessional Practice. The speakers are partners at Proskauer Rose LLP – Peter D.Conrad, Marvin M. Goldstein, and Lawrence Z. Lorber.  They will be joined by...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Joel R. Burcat, a partner and co-chair of the Environmental Department at Saul Ewing LLP and Terry R. Bossert, a Partner and Chair of the Environmental Regulation and Litigation Group at Post & Schell P.C., are co-editors of the fifth edition of Pennsylvania Environmental Law and Practice, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Additional Saul...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Stradley Ronon chairman and chairman of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation William R. Sasso hosted U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for a discussion of her book Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Pelosi is the first woman to lead a major party in Congress as well as the first female Speaker of the...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Proskauer Rose LLP has planned a webinar for Thursday,October 30 from 1 to 2 pm EST titled Employee Free Choice Act: Are You aTarget? The program has been approved for I.0 credit hour for Areas ofProfessional Practice. The speakers are partners at Proskauer Rose LLP – Peter D.Conrad, Marvin M. Goldstein, and Lawrence Z. Lorber.  They will be joined by...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    TRC's Energy Services division, a 2008 Energy Star Partner of the Year, is expanding its award winning energy efficiency programs with NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) and the New Jersey Office of Clean Energywith contract awards totaling $2.5 million.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    On Tuesday, October 28, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP will host a program designed to address the many questions and issues surrounding the PERM recruitment regulations. The seminar will take place at the Kramer Levin offices, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse Level One, New York, New York, beginning at noon with registration and adjourning...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    In its highly selective ranking of the most distinguished individuals in Corporate Governance, Directorship Magazine has named three Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP attorneys, Holly J. Gregory, Ira M. Millstein and E. Norman Veasey, to its roster of the 100 influentials with greatest impact on boardrooms and the governance field overall. In addition, Ira...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    In a move that bolsters its Islamic finance and investment funds, private equity, energy and infrastructure transactions capabilities, King & Spalding, is adding three counsel and three associates in the firm's Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh offices, bringing the number of King & Spalding lawyers and paralegals in the Middle East to 24 and solidifying...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Tamara "Tami" Carmichael has joined Loeb & Loeb LLP in the firm's New York office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group and will work closely with the firm's rapidly expanding Emerging Media and Advertising and Promotions Practice Groups. Ms. Carmichael regularly provides counsel to and litigates on behalf of clients in the...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Chadbourne & Parke has bolstered its Dubai office by transferring two partners from its London office and hiring a new international partner. The moves expand Chadbourne's project finance, insurance and arbitration capabilities in the Middle East, a region of increasing importance to the firm. Chadbourne has to date serviced its Gulf projects practice...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is among this year's ten most highly regarded international law firms for major India-related work, selected by the editors of the India Business Law Journal.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Rolf Zaiss has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in the ERISA practice in New York. Mr. Zaiss' practice focuses on the employee benefits and executive compensation-related aspects of mergers & acquisitions transactions. A veteran of hundreds of public and private mergers, leveraged buyouts and asset deals, Mr. Zaiss also...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Lowenstein Sandler has received top honors in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008).The firm's Corporate, Litigation, and Environmental practices maintained their tier-one standing for another consecutive year and Lowenstein Sandler's Bankruptcy/Restructuring Practice earned tier-one ranking for the first time. The firm's Corporate...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Sean J. Bellew has joined Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP as of counsel in the Litigation Department and the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and David A. Felice has joined as an associate in the Litigation Department.
  • 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.
  • 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...