Firm and Provider News

  • 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...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Richard K. DeScherer, a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and president of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation in New York City, recently joined Dr. Robert Lahita, chairman of the International Lupus Congress, in accepting a proclamation from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg declaring 2004 as the Year of Lupus Awareness in New York City. The...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Howard Shapiro, a partner in the New Orleans office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., last month became chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law.
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Holland & Knight LLP has announced that Edward F. Koren, partner and chair of the firm's Private Wealth Service's Section, has been elected chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPT). His election comes after serving for two years as head of the ABA's Probate and Trust Division and one year as chair-...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Winston & Strawn LLP has announced today that Kurt Stitcher has joined the firm's Chicago office as a partner in the litigation practice. Since the beginning of the year, Winston has added 13 partners and numerous associates across its five North American offices. Mr. Stitcher has experience in all areas of general litigation, but focuses his...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Andrew F. Palmieri, a counsel inthe Alexandria (VA) office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA). Fellowship in ACMA is by nomination only and is limited to preeminent lawyers with extensive experience in real estate law and demonstrated dedication to the profession. Mr....
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Frank E. Ferruggia, a partner in the law firm of McCarter & English, Newark, NJ, has been elected chairman of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce, the largest regional business association in Northern New Jersey with a membership of over 1,500 businesses.
  • 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...