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Richardson & Patel Forms Alliance with Leading Chinese Law Firm

LOS ANGELES – (AP) Richardson & Patel, LLP today announced Monday it has entered into an alliance with Li & Partners, one of China's premier law firms, consisting of more than 60 attorneys. The alliance will fortify Richardson & Patel's rapidly expanding Asia practice, which...

Martindale-Hubbell To Hold Counsel To Counsel Best Practice Forum In San Francisco on E-Discovery and Managing Electronically Stored Information May 7

On May 7, 2008, Martindale-Hubbell will hold a Counsel to Counsel Best Practice Forum entitled Increasing Predictability, Mitigating Risks: Next Generation Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Management and E-Discovery Approaches . The session will be held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco at...

Thomas R. Stiebel of McCracken & Frank Appointed to Chinese Arbitration Panel

CHICAGO – McCracken & Frank LLP partner Thomas R. Stiebel was appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Also known as the Arbitration Court of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), CIETAC traces its roots...

Ropes & Gray Partners Alison Bomberg and Scott Jalowayski Help Launch New Hong Kong Office

HONG KONG – (AP) Marking its continued expansion into dynamic centers of commerce and finance, Ropes & Gray announces the opening of its Hong Kong office. Two private equity partners -- Alison T. Bomberg, an expert in private equity transactions who is relocating to Hong Kong; and Scott A....

Clifford Chance Partner Daniela Weber-Rey To Join Government Commission On German Corporate Governance Code

Frankfurt Am Main – Daniela Weber-Rey, partner at the international law firm Clifford Chance, will be admitted as a member of the government commission on the German Corporate Governance Code as of July 2008. She succeeds Prof. Dr. Marcus Lutter in this high-level committee which was appointed...

Leading International Arbitration and Trade Lawyer Kenneth B. Reisenfeld Joins King & Spalding

WASHINGTON – (AP) King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, has announced that Kenneth B. Reisenfeld, a top litigator with three decades of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration and in foreign trade compliance and enforcement investigations, has joined its...

Two Champions of Justice Share $500K Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize

NEW YORK – The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation today announced that it will award its 2008 Justice Prize to two renowned advocates for human rights and justice though law: Judge Thomas Buergenthal - a child of the Holocaust who became a world leader in the struggle for justice, he serves...

COMSYS IT Partners Expands Globalization Practice with Acquisition of ASET International Services Corporation

HOUSTON – COMSYS IT Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:CITP) today announced the acquisition of ASET International Services Corporation, a leading Arlington, Virginia-based provider of globalization, localization and interactive language services, including: translation, multilingual publishing, audio/video...

Kroll Expands Legal Technologies Practice in Asia

MINNEAPOLIS – Kroll, a global risk consulting company, today announced its Hong Kong office is expanding to include Legal Technologies services provided by Kroll Ontrack, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroll. Kroll Ontrack has appointed Ben Pasco as managing director of the Legal Technologies practice...

Leading Irish Lawyers Join Maples and Calder; International Law Firm Continues Expansion in Competitive Irish Market

DUBLIN, Ireland – Leading international law firm, Maples and Calder, is delighted to announce that two more of Ireland's leading lawyers will join the firm's rapidly expanding team in Dublin. The appointments of Barry McGrath and Nollaig Murphy, both recognised experts in financial...

Law Firms Bullivant Houser Bailey and Lehman, Lee & Xu Form Strategic Alliance

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Pacific Rim and U.S. west coast corporate and litigation law firm Bullivant Houser Bailey PC and Lehman, Lee & Xu, a top-three China-licensed law firm, are pleased to announce their strategic alliance. The two firms will provide People's Republic of China ("PRC") corporate...

Eva H. Wang Joins Shanghai Office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

PALO ALTO Calif. –Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced that Eva H. Wang has joined the firm as a partner. Wang, who had been an associate at the firm earlier in her career, most recently...

IAEA head not running for new term

VIENNA Austria – (AP) The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, whose handling of Iran's nuclear defiance has provoked occasional U.S. displeasure, plans to step down later this year, according to a confidential document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. Mohamed ElBaradei's...

Finland's Martti Ahtisaari wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO Norway – (AP) Finland's ex-president Martti Ahtisaari received the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to build a lasting peace from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Middle East. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it honored Ahtisaari for important efforts over more than three...

Winston & Strawn Expands Its Global Reach to Asia, Adds International Trade Group In D.C.

HONG KONG and WASHINGTON – Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that it is taking the next step in a remarkable year of growth by acquiring eight partners and several associates and other legal professionals from Heller Ehrman. Pending local regulatory approval in mainland China and Hong...

Kilpatrick Stockton Opens Dubai Office

ATLANTA – Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, a full-service international law firm, has announced that it has opened an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to cater to the growing demand for specialized legal expertise that has been created by the enormous level of engineering and construction...

LexisNexis Legal News & Litigation Report Podcasts Vie For Top Honor

LexisNexis Legal News Podcasts are one of five vying for the title of top legal podcast in the 2008 ABA Journal Blawg 100 list of 100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal. LexisNexis Legal News Podcasts give you a whole menu of daily law news options —...

Winston & Strawn Names 18 Attorneys to Partner

CHICAGO - Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that 18 attorneys have been elected partner. Below is the list of attorneys, the offices where they work and their practice areas. Thomas Bevilacqua Paris Litigation Hannah L. Blumenstiel San Francisco Litigation Jeffrey R. Burke New York Litigation...

LexisNexis Legal News Podcasts Take Top Honor In ABA Journal Competition

LexisNexis Legal News Podcasts tied for first in the annual readers’ survey of top legal-oriented podcasts in the 2008 ABA Journal Blawg 100 list of 100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal. LexisNexis Legal News Podcasts provide a whole menu of...

Judge Craig Thompson Appointed New Zealand Principal Environmental Judge

May 5 -- Judge Craig Thompson has been appointed Principal Environment Judge, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Judge Thompson has practiced as a litigator in Blenheim and as a former Crown Counsel, and was appointed Deputy Solicitor-General in 1985. He was a member of the Legislation...

Irina Gueorguieva Bokova chosen by UNESCO Executive Board as candidate to the post of Director-General

PARIS -- The 58 members of UNESCO’s Executive Board on 22 September designated Irina Gueorguieva Bokova (Bulgaria) as candidate to the post of Director-General. On 15 October, the nomination will be submitted to the approval of the General Conference, which brings together representatives of the...

New Winston & Strawn Corporate Partner Xiangyang Ge Leads Firm’s Expanded China Presence in Beijing and Shanghai

HONG KONG, BEIJING and SHANGHAI, Nov. 17 – Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that it is taking the next step in a recent period of expansion in China by opening offices in Beijing and Shanghai. The office expansion into mainland China was approved on October 21 by the People's Republic...

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Martindale-Hubbell® Connected has jumped on the Smile Train and hopes to make a difference in the lives of children born with cleft lips and palates. You can help, too. Get Connected for a Cause today! Martindale-Hubbell Connected understands the power of numbers and how just one person can make...

Three representatives of human rights organization Memorial receive Sakharov Prize

STRASBOURG France – (AP) Three Russian activists received the European Union's top human rights award on Wednesday in recognition of the difficult conditions they face at home. Kremlin critics Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Sergei Kovalyov and Oleg Orlov accepted the Sakharov Prize at the legislature...

Law Firms Make Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For

Fortune has issued its annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For . Congratulations to law firms Bingham McCutcheon, Arnold & Porter, Perkins Coie, and Baker Donelson, which placed 12 th , 65 th , 75 th , and 77 th in the list, respectively. The rankings are based on, among other factors,...