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Wechsler on the New York Rules of Professional Conduct

This Emerging Issues Analysis by Prof. Stephen Wechsler summarizes the most significant changes wrought by the new Rules of Professional Conduct, effective April 1, 2009, and alerts New York practitioners to significant potential practice pitfalls and ethical dilemmas. The full text of this article...

Darby & Darby Announces 5 New Principals, New Senior Counsel

NEW YORK — Intellectual property law firm Darby & Darby P.C. has elected Mitchell Bernstein, Ph.D., Dianna G. Goldenson, Robert L. Jacobson, Mark P. Walters and Jamie L. Wiegand as principals of the firm. Richard J. Katz was promoted to senior counsel. Bernstein, resident in the firm’s...

Fross Zelnick Elects Cara Boyle, Laura Popp-Rosenberg To Partnership

NEW YORK — Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, a leading firm in the field of trademark, copyright, design and unfair competition law, has announced that it has elected Cara A. Boyle and Laura Popp-Rosenberg to the partnership. Both Boyle and Popp-Rosenberg joined the firm in 2004. Boyle is a...

Greg Yates Joins Seyfarth Shaw’s Litigation Department

NEW YORK — Seyfarth Shaw LLP , one of America’s leading full-service law firms , has announced that the Greg Yates has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Bankruptcy Practice Group . Previously, Yates was a partner in the New York and Washington, D.C., offices of Steptoe...

Amy L. Katcherian Joins Hodgson Russ LLP

NEW YORK — Amy L. Katcherian has joined Hodgson Russ’s Business Litigation Practice Group in the law firm’s New York City office. Katcherian represents corporate and individual clients in complex civil litigation and white collar defense matters in both state and federal courts....

Former GE Oil & Gas IP Head, Disney IP Executive Join Chadbourne & Parke IP Group

NEW YORK - The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Stephen Manetta has joined the firm's intellectual property group as counsel in the New York office. He comes to Chadbourne from General Electric Co. At GE, Manetta was head of the IP Department at the company's...

Chadbourne & Parke Appoints 3 Counsel, 2 International Partners

NEW YORK - The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced the appointments of Jonathan C. Cross, Thomas N. Pieper and Francisco Vazquez as counsel in New York and the appointments of Clara Krivoy and Salvador Fonseca as international partners in Chadbourne & Parke S.C., the...

Grant & Eisenhofer Elects Mary Thomas Director, Adds Antitrust Practice Group

WILMINGTON, Del. - Securities and corporate governance law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. is adding antitrust litigation to its existing practice areas. The firm has hired Robert G. Eisler, one of the country's leading antitrust attorneys, to head the new practice group. Eisler will be based in...

DLA Piper Adds IP, International Finance Partners To Integrated Global Sports, Media And Entertainment Group

NEW YORK - DLA Piper has announced that Frank Ryan , Henry Liu and Nicholas Papastavros have joined the firm as partners in the firm's newly integrated Global Sports, Media and Entertainment Group . Ryan and Papastavros will also help to bolster the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology...

Morvillo Abramowitz Names Christopher J. Morvillo Principal

NEW YORK - Leading litigation firm Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer P.C. has announced that Christopher J. Morvillo has been elected a principal of the firm, effective July 1. He was previously counsel. Morvillo specializes in the representation of individual and corporate clients...

Seyfarth Shaw Welcomes John D. Roesser To Securities & Financial Litigation Group

NEW YORK - Seyfarth Shaw LLP has announced that John D. Roesser has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in the Litigation Department . Roesser joins the firm from Proskauer Rose LLP. Roesser has extensive experience counseling and defending financial services and Fortune 100 companies...

International Employment Lawyer Philip M. Berkowitz Joins Littler Mendelson

NEW YORK - Littler Mendelson P.C. has announced that Philip M. Berkowitz, one of the leading authorities on international employment law, has joined the firm. Berkowitz, a former partner at Nixon Peabody, will be a shareholder in Littler's New York office and will serve as U.S. Practice Leader for...

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman Strengthens, Expands Patent Group

NEW YORK - Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman , a boutique New York-based law firm known for its intellectual property and litigation abilities, announced that it has expanded its Patent Group . Anastasia Zhadina has been elected as a shareholder of CLL, effective Aug. 1, 2010. Zhadina was awarded her...

John Bevilacqua Joins Fulbright From Merrill Lynch

NEW YORK - A securities litigator with experience working in-house for two of the world's largest financial advisors has joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.'s global litigation practice as senior counsel. John Bevilacqua comes to Fulbright's New York office after spending the past eight...

Proskauer Announces New Partners And Senior Counsel

NEW YORK - Global law firm Proskauer announced the promotion of 11 lawyers, effective Nov. 1. Seven lawyers were elected to partner and four were appointed as senior counsel across the firm's practices and offices. The firm's new partners and senior counsel are: Partner William Brady...

Larry Silverman Joins Bracewell & Giuliani's Litigation Group

NEW YORK - Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has announced that Laurence A. "Larry" Silverman, formerly a partner in Covington & Burling LLP, has joined the firm as head of its New York civil litigation practice. Silverman focuses his practice on representing corporations and investment firms...

Sidley Expands In New York With The Addition Of 3 Litigation Partners

NEW YORK - Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Gary Bendinger, Gregory Ballard and Kevin Burke have joined the firm as partners in the New York office. They each have extensive experience representing major accounting firms and have litigated many complex commercial and securities law cases. They join...

Free CLE Webinar For New York Practitioners — Civil Litigation Case Discussion Is Feb. 9

Join us for an informative CLE* Webinar specifically designed for New York practitioners to update you on new and developing topics in civil litigation. In addition to in-depth case discussions, this one-hour Webinar will also cover insights on what these cases mean for your practice. -----------...

Weitz & Luxenberg Attorney Ellen Relkin To Co-Chair Major DePuy Litigation

NEW YORK - Weitz & Luxenberg has announced that Ellen Relkin, one of the leading attorneys in its Defective Medicines and Medical Devices Litigation Unit, has been selected to co-chair the Plaintiff's Executive Committee acting on behalf of the claimants in the DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. ASR Hip...

Hahn & Hessen Law Firm Announces New Partners In Bankruptcy, Litigation Groups

NEW YORK - The law firm of Hahn & Hessen LLP has announced that Janine M. Cerbone and Robert J. Malatak have been made partners in the firm. Cerbone was formerly a senior associate and Malatak formerly served as special counsel with the firm. Malatak represents corporate entities, financial institutions...