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William N. La Forte Named Best Lawyers® 2015 Lawyer of the Year

Rochester, NY, October 20, 2014 - William N. La Forte, principal attorney at Trevett Cristo Salzer & Andolina P.C., was selected as Best Lawyers’ 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law in the Rochester, NY area. “I am honored to receive this distinction,” said La Forte. “Particularly, because award recipients are determined by the area’s leading legal professionals.” Lawyers are reviewed by peers and rated based on abilities, professionalism

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David Finkel to Speak at Adelphi on October 29

David Finkel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thank You for Your Service will be speaking at the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The lecture, co-sponsored by the Collaboration Project, is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Thank You for Your Service, a gripping portrayal of the effects of the Iraq war on

Political parties - in process of modernization of state and society

An international round table on the topic: “Political parties and elections: international practice and experience of Uzbekistan” was held in Tashkent. The event was organized by the Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society and the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The forum brought together scientists and experts from France, Germany, the United States, the Republic of Korea, representatives of the OSCE, UNESCO, the National


Modern Uzbekistan has established itself in the global environment of political, economic and cultural relations as a competent independent state that has uniqueness and its own independent position. A rich experience of building cornerstone societal elements including the economy, socio-political relationships and the social sphere has been accumulated in the country. A conceptual basis to reforming different areas of life was developed by the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov. These

Forty-Two Gardere Attorneys Named to 2014 Texas Super Lawyers List

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 42 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected for the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than 5 percent of lawyers in Texas are chosen for this honor. “We congratulate the Firm’s attorneys who have been recognized by Super Lawyers,” says Gardere Chair Holland N. O’Neil. “These individuals are well-respected by their peers as well as our

Four Peck Bloom Chicago Estate Planning Lawyers Selected As Super Lawyers For 20 …

CHICAGO, IL -- The Peck Bloom firm of Chicago estate planning lawyers has once again earned spots as Illinois Super Lawyers. For the eighth year in a row, Peck Bloom founding Partners Kerry Peck and Kenneth Bloom have been named to the highly respected list. Two of the firm's Chicago litigation attorneys, Timothy Ritchey and Brandon Peck have also been named to the list as 2014 Rising Stars in Estate

Tom Melsheimer of Fish & Richardson Named 2014 Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawy …

DALLAS – Noted Dallas attorney Thomas M. Melsheimer of Fish & Richardson has been named the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Bar Association (DBA) based on his work in civil trials throughout Texas and across the United States. He is the youngest attorney to win the award since the DBA was founded in 1873. Mr. Melsheimer will be recognized at the DBA Trial Lawyer of the Year

ICICI Foundation signs three MoUs for ICICI Academy for Skills with industry lea …

Mumbai: ICICI Academy for Skills (ICICI Academy), an institute set up by the ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth (ICICI Foundation) to create sustainable livelihood for the youth, announces the signing of agreements with Spencers Retail Ltd, Bluechip Corporate Investment Centre Ltd and AkzoNobel India Ltd. While Spencers Retail and Bluechip Corporate Investment Centre will provide employment opportunities to the eligible students of ICICI Academy, AkzoNobel will be a knowledge partner

The European Unified Patent System and Its Impact on U.S. Businesses

The E.U.’s “unitary patent package” legislation is the most radical change in European patent practice in the past 40 years. On April 22, join intellectual property experts at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a panel discussion on the implications of this new system. NEW YORK (April 16, 2014) – New legislation will create a unitary patent right and a unified patent court system

Who Owns The Body? The Ethical, Legal, and Economic Implications of Gene Patenti …

Should human DNA be patentable? Are gene patents good for innovation and healthcare? On March 27, join intellectual property experts at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York for a panel discussion on the history and implications of gene patenting. NEW YORK (March 19, 2014) – The impact of gene patents on fostering innovation is a highly debated topic. The arguments surrounding patenting and intellectual property

mamemo productions successfully delivers national emergency management conferenc …

mamemo productions is proud to add yet another successful project delivery, the 4th Crisis & Emergency Management Conference (CEMC 2014) with the theme “Preparedness & Response is Everyone’s Responsibility: Vigilant Community”, which took place at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi on February 25 & 26, 2014. Hosted by the National Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed

Ambassador Vladimir Drobnjak to Speak at Adelphi University

GARDEN CITY, NY, February 2014—Ambassador Vladimir Drobnjak, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations, will give a lecture entitled “EU Enlargement – National, Regional, and Global Impact” on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. in the Alumni House at Adelphi University, 154 Cambridge Ave, Garden City, NY. The lecture is part of the Ambassador Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the International Leadership Coordinating Committee and the


20 September 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE GIUSEPPE MOTTA MEDAL LAUREATES 2013 Geneva, Switzerland. On the 20th September we hosted our annual conference andawards ceremony, which took place at GIDD building. The conference featured talks from key European and American politicians, businessmen, famous human rights defenders and social activists. Medal winners 2013: • Support for peace and democracy - Aung San Suu Kyi • Protection of human rights - Guillermo Fariñas • Work to achieve

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks At Stall High School Career Symposium In North Char …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina attended the Career Symposium at Stall High School in North Charleston, SC on Thursday April 25th 2013. The event was similar to a career day as the high school students were matched with speakers representing different professions based on their interests. Mr. Guthrie represented lawyers and the legal professions at Stall High as part of the event.

The Governance of Empires from Antiquity to Today

How empires are managed is the topic of this year's annual conference of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" of Heidelberg University. Approximately 150 researchers from all over the world will explore both European and Asian forms of management and administration from ancient to modern times, with a special focus on the importance of actors such as public officials. The conference, entitled “Managing Empires. Cooperation,

Bilzin Sumberg Attorney Sacha A. Boegem To Serve On Greater Miami Jewish Federat …

Miami, FL – October 2, 2013 – Sacha A. Boegem, an attorney in Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP's Litigation Group, was selected to serve on the 2013-2014 Jewish Community Relations Council, the advocacy and public affairs arm of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. In this role, Mr. Boegem will advocate regularly in Washington, D.C. and Tallahassee on behalf of public policies of importance to the local community that

Austin Appellate Attorney Ryan Clinton Urges New View on Animal Shelters at 2013 …

AUSTIN, Texas – Appellate attorney Ryan Clinton of Austin, Texas, recently spoke at the University of Washington School of Law’s 2013 Annual Animal Law Conference, telling attendees that the public needs to change the way it views the animal-sheltering process. “The conventional wisdom that drives traditional animal-sheltering policy is both wrong and deadly, leading to the unnecessary killing of impounded dogs and cats in shelters across the country,” Mr. Clinton told

The Lanier Law Firm Joins Lawsuit Against EA Sports over ‘NCAA Football’ Video G …

Mass tort lawyer of the year joins team representing former student-athlete HOUSTON – Noted courtroom attorney Mark Lanier of the The Lanier Law Firm has joined the trial team representing former Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart in a closely watched right-to-publicity lawsuit against video game publisher EA Sports. Mr. Hart is seeking compensation for the unapproved use of his likeness and physical description in a series of EA Sports’ popular “NCAA Football”

Texas VFW Announces Support for Honor Our Soldiers Campaign

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars, a state affiliate of the National Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, is proud to announce its support for Honor Our Soldiers, a national campaign to recognize the sacrifices of American veterans, past and present. The Honor Our Soldiers campaign seeks to create awareness for the many historical sites, where American soldiers have fought and died, that are now

New Accession to the Corporate Department of rwzh Rechtsanwälte

Again rwzh Rechtsanwälte welcome a new member in their Munich office. As of 1st October 2013 Mr. Sebastian Buchholz, LL.M., attorney-at-law (Germany), is joining the Corporate Team of rwzh Rechtsanwälte after a stage with the law firm of Latham & Watkins. Due to his Spanish experience his accession consequently follows the continuous development of the Spanish Team of the firm which has a strong Spanish practice focus and offices in Munich

Real Estate Attorney James Sullivan Joins Gardere in Dallas

DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Dallas attorney James J. Sullivan has joined the Firm as a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Sullivan’s practice focuses on the representation of developers, property owners, commercial landlords and tenants, and borrowers and lenders in real estate and mortgage transactions. He will concentrate on the preparation and negotiation of complex commercial leases for offices and retail establishments. “We


Sept 17, 2013 The Charter Presentation and Installation ceremony of the First Rotary e-Club of Pune District which also happens to be the 100th club in district was inaugurated and chartered on September 11, 2013 at PYC Gymkhana, Pune. The function was presided by the District Governor Dr Deepak Shikarpur and Chief Guests for the function were The Rotary Foundation Chair and Past Rotary International President, Rotarian D K Lee from South

Larry McCord and Associates LLC Warns Parents of Risks Their Teenage Children Fa …

The school year for older teenagers means getting a ride from friends instead of taking the bus. While parents understand that their teenage children need their freedom, they must also be aware of who their children hang out with and make sure that their friends are not in possession of drugs because their children could be associated with such criminal activities, even if they did nothing wrong. Larry McCord, Founder, Larry

Attorneys from Austin’s Weisbart Springer Hayes Named Among Texas’ Best

AUSTIN, Texas – The founding partners of the Austin law firm Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP are being recognized again as three of the state’s top attorneys in the recently published 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list. Geoffrey D. Weisbart, Julie A. Springer and Sherrard “Butch” Hayes have each earned multiple, consecutive selections to the list since its creation in 2003. Mr. Weisbart represents both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide range of business-related

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Talks About Lawyers At High Learning Academy Event In Summ …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to students about lawyers and the law profession at the Higher Learning Academy at Ashley Ridge High School in Summerville, SC on Saturday April 13, 2013. The Higher Learning Academy is put on by the Dorchester County District Two School District and helps high school students prepare for college and careers by partnering with local business

Nexus Insurance Services Weighs In On California's Medical Malpractice Cap

The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act, or MICRA, a law that started back in 1975, is currently a hot topic of debate in the state of California. The law institutes a cap of $250,000 for noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. These types of damages include pain and suffering. Ever since MICRA was implemented, about half of the states have followed California's lead and placed caps on

Experts Provide Tips for Easier Visa Processing

For Immediate Release: Washington, DC (September , 2013) – Visa processing can be a time consuming process, full of potential roadblocks. Whether the traveler is a seasoned veteran or a first time international traveler, it is not uncommon for small mistakes in preparing travel documents to cause delays in visa or passport processing. Washington Express Visas has been providing expedited visa services for over 30 years, offering travelers expert

Reese Gordon Marketos Fights to Keep Uber in Dallas

DALLAS – The attorneys at Dallas-based Reese Gordon Marketos LLP are investigating the City of Dallas crackdown against the popular Uber car service. Uber serves more than 35 U.S. cities by allowing consumers to locate nearby limousine drivers using the company’s smartphone application and GPS technology. Recently, city officials attempted to halt Uber’s service in Dallas by relying on local ordinances that require transportation providers to obtain operating authority

Super Lawyers Honors Six Attorneys from Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK — Four attorneys from Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC have been selected to the 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers list and two more attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the New York metro area are selected by Super Lawyers. Rising Stars is a more

Brett Klein Says Legal Settlement Involving Former NYC Police Officer Proves New …

Brett H. Klein, Partner, Leventhal and Klein, LLP, says that a recent settlement by the City of New York and a former officer with the New York Police Department, with a Leventhal & Klein, LLP client from Staten Island, whom the officer falsely arrested, confirms that the NYPD practiced racial profiling while engaging in “stop-and-frisk” tactics. He also said that despite a federal ruling this week that the City’s implementation

IVU.elect: For regional and national elections in Germany

Yesterday, federal state elections have been held in Bavaria. Some 10 million voters have been deciding who will represent them in the Bavarian Landtag for the coming legislative period. And in only a week's time Germany will be holding its national elections, when 62 million voters will be called on to elect the next Bundestag. The two elections have one thing in common: they will be organised, conducted and evaluated

Gardere’s Peter Vogel Receives State Bar of Texas CLE Award

DALLAS - Attorney Peter S. Vogel, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, is the 2013 recipient of the State Bar of Texas Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education for his work in teaching others about information technology. Mr. Vogel was presented the award at the State Bar’s recent Business Disputes 2013 CLE program on Sept. 13. The award, named for the founder of the State Bar of

Eight Attorneys from Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank Recognized in 2013 Texas S …

DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP has all eight of its partners recognized on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list, a significant achievement for the 24-attorney firm. Name partners G. Michael Gruber, Michael K. Hurst, Mark L Johansen, Brian N. Hail and Mark A. Shank again are honored among the top attorneys in the state, as they have been each year since the inception of


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Jury Finds Dallas Lawyer, Debt Settlement Companies Liable in Federal Unpaid Ove …

DALLAS – A unanimous federal court jury in Dallas has awarded a verdict of more than $180,000 against a pair of debt settlement companies, their CEO Lloyd Regner and local attorney Lloyd Ward after finding that they refused to pay employees for overtime hours. Dallas trial attorneys Charles W. “Trey” Branham III and Corinna Chandler of Branham Law LLP won the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case on Sept. 12 for

Gardere, Arena y Asociados Recognized in 2014 Chambers Latin America Directory

MEXICO CITY - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm’s Mexico City office, Gardere, Arena y Asociados S.C., is recognized as one of the leading law firms in the Latin American market by Chambers Latin America 2014. The guide highlights four of the Firm’s practice areas: Competition/Antitrust, Insurance, Real Estate and Tax. According to the publication, Gardere is the “go-to firm” for tax representation, describing the

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks About Estate Planning And Probate To Senior Group o …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to a Senior Group of Dorchester Presbyterian Church in Summerville, SC about the basics of estate planning and probate. Mr. Guthrie made the presentation at Gilligan’s Restaurant in Ladson, SC. The talk was made during the monthly lunch meeting of the congregation’s senior group while members of the gathering ate their lunch. The presentation lasted about

Fifty-Six Gardere Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers Listing

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 56 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014, published by Woodward/White Inc., including four attorneys who have earned the designation of Lawyers of the Year. Gardere attorneys named Lawyers of the Year in Dallas include Partners Kenneth R. Glaser for his work in Patent Law and Larry L.

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2014

Fisher & Phillips Denver partners, Todd Fredrickson and Darin Mackender, were named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014 for their work in labor & employment law. Fredrickson was also named “Lawyer of the Year”in the category of Employment Law-Management. Denver, CO, August 16, 2013 -- National labor & employment law firm, Fisher & Phillips LLP, announced today that Denver partners Todd Fredrickson and Darin Mackender have been selected by their

The Legal 500 Latin America Recognizes Gardere’s Mexico City Practice

MEXICO CITY - Gardere, Arena y Asociados S.C. has been recommended in six areas of practice by The Legal 500 Latin America in its 2013 directory. Noting the Firm’s cross-border reputation, the publication recognized the Mexico City office in the areas of competition and antitrust, corporate and mergers & acquisitions, real estate, tax and insurance matters. The Gardere Corporate team received recognition both in the areas of competition and antitrust, and

11th Texas Super Lawyers Honor for Steven C. Laird Follows $11.7 Million in Sett …

FORT WORTH, Texas – Fresh off obtaining a combined $11.7 million in settlements for two clients, Fort Worth trial lawyer Steven C. Laird has received his 11th consecutive Texas Super Lawyers honor. The 2013 Texas Super Lawyers listing identifies Mr. Laird as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Texas, a designation he has received since 2005. He is the only personal injury attorney in Tarrant County to obtain the

citysocializer Signs First Major Media Publisher for New Social Discovery Platfo …

London, United Kingdom (8th July, 2013) - The company behind social and people discovery network, citysocializer, has signed their first major media publisher-MPG, Europe's leading publisher for the gay community-to their new partner platform; as a result, they are launching 'Socializer' services for the Gay Times and DIVA brands. Acting in response to the increasing number of media and commercial brands seeking to extend their proposition, reach and campaigns offline and

Dallas Insurance Attorney Don Martinson Earns Best Lawyers Recognition

DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., is pleased to announce that accomplished attorney Don Martinson has earned selection in The Best Lawyers in America for 2014 based on his work in insurance law. Mr. Martinson, a firm director, focuses his practice on insurance coverage disputes involving commercial construction defects, mass tort and related products liability litigation, health care liability litigation, bad faith litigation,

Gardere Partner Kimberly Yelkin to Receive Transformative Leadership Award

AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm’s Austin Office Executive Partner Kimberly A. Yelkin will be a co-recipient of the “Sharing the Power Award” as part of InsideCounsel magazine's 2nd Annual Transformative Leadership Awards West program. The prestigious award is presented jointly to a female general counsel and a female law firm partner who have collaborated to increase the economic empowerment of one or

Founders of Dallas’ Lidji Dorey & Hooper Honored Among Nation’s Top Attorneys …

DALLAS – Accomplished attorneys Brian Lidji and Michael Dorey, the founders of Dallas’ Lidji Dorey & Hooper, have earned recognition in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a leading guide to the nation’s top lawyers. Mr. Lidji earned his eighth selection to Best Lawyers in 2014 based on his work in corporate law. He regularly assists clients in mergers and acquisitions, in addition to work in corporate governance

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks At St. Johns High School Career Symposium On Johns …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke at the Career Symposium at St. Johns High School on Johns Island in Charleston, SC on Thursday March 28th 2013. Mr. Guthrie represented the legal profession and spoke to students that were pre selected as having a potential interest in a law career. Attorney Guthrie spoke to three groups of students for about a half hour

Fosterly Announces #Govfest, an Event Connecting Leading Government Innovators A …

SE Washington, DC ( openpr ) August 19, 2013 - Fosterly announced today that it has opened registration for #GovFest, an event aimed at bridging the gap between government and the private sector. Bringing together many of the area's leading entrepreneurs and government innovators, #GovFest is a chance for those in the public and private sectors to come together for a night of education, conversation, networking and fun. It will

Akshaya Patra Mid Day Meal program Provides Food for Children Education in India

Akshaya Patra’s mid day meal programme provides food for children education, covering over 9,000 schools in nine states in India every day. Akshaya Patra’s distribution of free meals to government schools was initially an initiative undertaken to feed hungry children, but had a much deeper impact. The agony of an empty stomach, day after day, leaves no option for a child but to turn to child labor as a last resort

Trade Secret Theft Case Nets 5-Year Prison Term for North Texas Exec

DALLAS – A civil trade secret theft case initiated by Dallas attorney Matthew Yarbrough has resulted in a five-year federal prison term for a former North Texas CEO following his conviction for computer hacking. Michael Musacchio, 62, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison on Sept. 5 by U.S. District Court Judge Jorge A. Solis of Dallas. Mr. Musacchio was convicted of hacking the computer system maintained by his

Four from Dallas’ Gruber Hurst Named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2014

DALLAS – Four attorneys from the Dallas law firm Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP have earned recognition in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the preeminent listing of the nation’s top attorneys. Firm partners Michael Gruber, Michael K. Hurst, Anthony Magee and Mark Shank are honored for their work in a range of civil litigation matters. Mr. Gruber, recognized in the Commercial Litigation practice area, has represented clients

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