Jackson Lewis Adds Shareholder

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 21, 2014)  Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Scott J. Preston has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office as Shareholder.  Mr. Preston, who joins the firm from Littler Mendelson, has significant experience advising management on all facets of labor and employment matters. “Scott is a proven leader and a great addition for our growing Indianapolis office,” said Resident Shareholder Michael W. Padgett.  … [Read more...]

Littleton Joyce Names New Managing Partner in LA

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014 — Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly LLP announces Carmen J. Cole has been appointed managing partner of its Los Angeles office. Cole, who previously practiced in the Los Angeles and Atlanta offices of McGuireWoods, joined the firm as a partner in January, 2013. She is the first woman and first African American to serve as the managing partner of one of its offices. “This is an honor, it’s exciting for me,” Cole says. “A lot of firms talk about diversity, but there’s a … [Read more...]

Polsinelli Expands Corporate & Transactional Practice

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2014) Polsinelli welcomes attorney John L. Babala as a shareholder in the firm’s growing national Corporate and Transactional Practice. Babala has spent nearly 20 years representing individuals, and private and public businesses through virtually every strategic phase of the business and economic life cycle. “I am really excited to join Polsinelli which offers my clients truly comprehensive and national resources. It is an outstanding opportunity to broaden my own practice while working with attorneys who are … [Read more...]

Robins Kaplan Adds Ex Chief Ethics Officer of Best Buy

MINNEAPOLIS, April 2014 – Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Kathleen K. Edmond has joined the firm as Of Counsel with the Business Litigation Group in the firm’s Minneapolis office. Most recently, Edmond led Best Buy’s ethics program as its Chief Ethics Officer. At Best Buy, Edmond established the company’s nationally recognized Ethics Office, chaired its Ethics Committee, created triage and investigation protocols and managed complex and sensitive ethics investigations, among other … [Read more...]

Locke Lord Attorney Honored with Pro Bono Award

(AUSTIN) April 22, 2014 - Locke Lord Of Counsel Barbara Ellis was recognized today for her pro bono work by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation. The 2014 Pro Bono Award was presented at an awards ceremony in Austin. Ellis has worked with Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas – a nonprofit that provides legal services to abuse victims, the disabled and those living in poverty – since 1995, serving on the board of directors in various capacities, while also … [Read more...]

Latham & Watkins Advises Cbeyond on Acquisition

Birch Communications, Inc., a leading provider of business focused communications, cloud and managed services based in Atlanta and Cbeyond, Inc. (CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses also based in Atlanta, have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Birch will acquire Cbeyond in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $323 million. As noted in the companies’ news release, below, the transaction is expected to close within six months, subject to customary conditions, … [Read more...]

Southwestern Law School Honors Three

Los Angeles, CA – Southwestern Law School is pleased to announce that Professors John Heilman, Michael Dorff and Janet Philibosian have been selected to receive the law school's 2014 Excellence in Teaching Awards. “It is with great honor that the Student Bar Association (SBA) recognizes this year's recipients of the Excellence in Teaching Awards,” said DeAndre Aubry, SBA President. “The faculty represent one of the greatest resources that Southwestern has to offer, as is evident by the overwhelming participation … [Read more...]

Buckely Kings Adds Financial Services Partner

Buckley King is pleased to welcome Alan C. Hochheiser as a partner in its Financial Services Practice in Cleveland, Ohio.  With his reputation and experience in creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law, Al advises and represents businesses, regional and national banks, credit unions, equipment lessors, as well as secured and unsecured creditors.  Prior to joining Buckley King, Al was Managing Partner of the Bankruptcy Unit of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co. LPA.  “Al is another example of the high-caliber … [Read more...]

Bilzin Sumberg Attorney to be Honored by AJC

MIAMI, FL – Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced today that Partner and Litigation Co-Chair Marty L. Steinberg will be the recipient of the American Jewish Committee's (AJC) Judge Learned Hand Award. The award, considered one of the highest honors given within the legal profession, recognizes lifetime achievement and dedication to individual rights and democratic values. Mr. Steinberg will be honored at a gala dinner on Wednesday, May 7th at The Four Seasons Hotel Miami. Mr. Steinberg is recognized as a leader in … [Read more...]

Goodwin Procter Expands Data Security Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2014 — Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that Gerard Stegmaier has joined the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Practice as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Stegmaier comes to Goodwin from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Washington, D.C. office. At Goodwin, Stegmaier will advise clients on matters related to privacy and data security, especially as they relate to public and private corporate governance, intellectual property, cybersecurity and Internet … [Read more...]