Firm and Provider News

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    During a speech to the American Council of Chief Defenders (ACCD), a section of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder opened a new era of dialogue with the nation's indigent defense leaders and made a historic gesture to improve the quality of indigent defense in this country by proposing steps for...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Williams Kastner recently announced the debut of its Indian Law blog,a website dedicated to providing the latest news and developments in Indian law in the Pacific Northwest. Williams Kastner's Tribal Practice Group will author the blog. Contributors include Debora Juarez, Gabe Galanda, Claire Hur, Anthony Broadman and William Aloe. The blog will be a...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    The acquisition of Hunt Petroleum Corporation by XTO Energy, Inc. has been awarded Oil and Gas Investor magazine's Best M&A Deal award for 2008. The magazine presented the award to XTO President Vaughn Vennerberg in a ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in Houston.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Gary P. Naftalis, head of the litigation department and co-chair of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, was honored by the New York Lawyers for Public Interest (NYLPI) at the 16th annual Law and Society Award Luncheon, held at New York City's Waldorf Astoria. Mr. Naftalis was also recently honored by the American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Day Pitney was presented with the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity 2009 Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award at a ceremony in Hartford on May 6. Prior award recipients have been individuals; Day Pitney is the first organization to be singled out for the honor. In recognition of the award, Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell issued a proclamation officially...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Lowenstein Sandler's Investment Management and Bankruptcy, Financial Organization & Creditors' Rights groups have been named to the 2009 U.S. edition of The Legal 500.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges announced on June 2 its role as lead debtor counsel to General Motors Corporation in the company's Chapter 11 filing. The Weil Gotshal team is led by partners Harvey Miller and Stephen Karotkin.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Sills Cummis & Gross has announced that 38 lawyers have been recognized for inclusion in the 2009 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers and the Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition.Members of the firm Lynne Anne Anderson and Beth S. Rose were included as Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers. Members Lawrence S. Horn and Jack M. Zackin were included as...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    King & Spalding has continuing its expansion of its international arbitration practice with the arrival of Caline Mouawad as a counsel in its New York office. Ms. Mouawad brings to 14 the number of lawyers and consultants who have joined King & Spalding's international arbitration practice in the past 24 months. Last month the firm submitted an...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Ernst & Young LLP has announced that Jeffrey A. Taylor has joined the firm as the Americas Leader of the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) area within the Americas Assurance practice. Mr. Taylor most recently served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In his new role, he will be responsible for strategic growth and...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    The Texas Supreme Court has issued a decision in favor of Lancer Corporation directors, represented by Haynes and Boone, LLP, in a precedent-setting ruling on shareholder derivative suits involving Texas corporations. The decision marks the first ruling by the Texas Supreme Court on the strict statutory prerequisites for commencing shareholder derivative...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    EpsteinBeckerGreen has announced that it has been ranked among the top ten firms in the nation for its percentage of women lawyers in a new study by The American Lawyer. The American Lawyer's inaugural "Women in Law Firms" study ranked EpsteinBeckerGreen eighth among the 200 largest law firms in the United States for its percentage of women...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Akin Gump announced that former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security Mario Mancuso has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, DC, as a partner in the international corporate transactions practice.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Lowenstein Sandler PC has officially begun work at the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. The Center is devoted to expanding the impact of Lowenstein Sandler's pro bono work and increasing the participation of the firm's attorneys and staff, as reflected in its mission statement. The Center is led by member of the firm Kenneth H. Zimmerman and...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Susan M. Marriott, an attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP, is a contributor to the American Bar Association Year in Review 2008 for the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. Published in April, Ms. Marriott contributed to the section on Renewable Energy Resources.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    CPA Global has partnered with Casewerx Development, LLC to provide corporate legal departments and law firms with a new industry standard for managed document review services. The partnership enables CPA Global to further enhance its document review services with a customized version of Casewerx's DiscoveryMetrics - one of the industry's first platform...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Goodwin Procter announced that Mark J. Abate, partner in the firm's Litigation Department and member of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, has been named president of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA). Mr. Abate assumed the leadership position at the organization's annual meeting held on May 20 at the University...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    John H. Martin has recently been named president-elect of Lawyers for Civil Justice, a national organization of defense lawyers and corporate counsel dedicated to fairness and improvements within the civil justice system. Mr. Martin will become president of the organization in May 2010.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Stephen A. Cozen, chairman and founder of Cozen O'Connor, one of the nation's 100 largest law firms, was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Titled Section 403(b) Plans: Relieving the Pain of Compliance, sponsored by Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., this seminar will take place in two locations on two dates. On Wednesday, July 22, the program will be held in the offices of Norris McLaughlin in Bridgewater NJ. On Thursday, July 30 it will take place at The Harvard Club, NY City. It will...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Stradley Ronon Chairman Bill Sasso kicked off the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia's 60th Anniversary event with a toast to guest speaker, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Ms. Rice presented on the importance of democracy, the war on terror and the need for vigilance by the United States. Earlier in the day, she visited students at Bodine...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    King & Spalding recently announced that a transatlantic team of lawyers from its international arbitration practice secured a $133 million award against the Egyptian government in a high-profile, long-running dispute involving the expropriation of a 161-acre resort property on the Red Sea. The award is the largest ever granted to individual claimants...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Proskauer Rose LLP has again been named one of the top law firms in the United States - with 27 practices noted as being among the best in their fields - in The Legal 500 2009 rankings of the top U.S. corporate and finance law firms. In addition, 79 lawyers were individually recognized. The rankings show a 42 percent increase in the number of Proskauer...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    A significant ruling was recently issued in The Equal Rights Center v. AvalonBay Communities, Inc., a case involving allegations of discrimination against persons with disabilities. Kelley Drye and its co-counsel, The Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Deckert LLP, argued that AvalonBay Communities, Inc., a developer of residential real...
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    The Bridgewater, New Jersey-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. and Allentown-based law firm Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino, P.C. will merge to form the largest independent business law firm in the region, fulfilling each firm's long-term strategy.The combined firm will leverage synergies to expand the breadth and depth of its services...