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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

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

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


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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Six from McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Selected Among Top 100 Atto …

DALLAS – Already one of the most respected and honored law firms in Texas, the noted Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is now home to more of the state’s Top 100 attorneys than any other law firm, according to the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers. Firm partners Mike McCurley, Richard Orsinger, Mary Jo McCurley, Keith Nelson, Scott Downing and Brad LaMorgese all earned recognition among Texas’

Dallas Attorney Barry Sorrels Earns 2013 Texas Super Lawyers Honors for Work in …

Sorrels named to list of top attorneys in Texas for 11th straight year DALLAS – High-profile attorney Barry Sorrels of Dallas’ Sorrels, Udashen & Anton once again has earned a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top attorneys based on his work defending clients in criminal matters and white-collar cases. The 2013 edition marks Mr. Sorrels’ 11th consecutive selection to the prestigious listing. A veteran of more

Trial Lawyer John H. Kim Named Among Top 100 Attorneys in Houston

HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, has earned selection to the 2013 list of the state’s top attorneys in the annual Texas Super Lawyers list. Mr. Kim, who has been named among the top Texas lawyers since the list was first published in 2003, also is included again in the list of the Top 100 lawyers in Houston based on his work for

Texas Super Lawyers Recognizes 45 Gardere Attorneys

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 45 Firm attorneys representing 16 practice areas have been named to the 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters. The Texas Super Lawyers list appears in the October 2013 issue of Texas Monthly, as well as the standalone Texas Super Lawyers magazine. Selections are based on peer nominations solicited from more than 70,000 attorneys across the state. An

Chandler Law Firm - Brown & Associates

Bankruptcy Financial relief from bankruptcy has been a part of our economy since the beginning of time. The purpose of bankruptcy is to obtain a fresh start or a reset if you will on your financial burdens relieving the everyday pressures of creditor calls and their harassing letters, lawsuits and possible judgments, garnishments and bank account levies. Our job is to help you understand the bankruptcy process and determine if bankruptcy is

Ambassador of South Sudan to the United Nations, Dr. Francis M. Deng, Comes to A …

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Dr. Francis M. Deng will deliver the talk, “Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Africa: The Case of the Two Sudans” as part of the Ambassador Lecture Series. Dr. Deng currently serves as South Sudan’s ambassador to the United Nations. This event, co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the International Leadership Coordinating Committee, will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Ruth

Corporate Relocation Press Release

KOLLAR & ASSOCIATES INC. is pleased to announce that we have relocated to THE TORONTO STAR BUILDING, at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5E 1W7. Please be advised that since June 30, 2013, we no longer act in the capacity of an Independent Contactor to the Law Offices of Susan Jane von Achten of S. J. von Achten Corporation (trading as Equity Court Law Chambers), located at


Las Vegas, NV (September 3, 2013)—Jerry Doyle, host of the 4th largest syndicated talk show in America, “The Jerry Doyle Show”, has announced the launch of his newest media endeavor,—a solution-based news destination dedicated to putting cutting-edge news, resources, and answers in the hands of the public. Doyle, a former actor, voiceover artist, Wall Street trader and pilot, credits his varied background with instilling in him the obvious and growing

Gardere Welcomes Attorney Christina Wisdom to the Firm’s Austin Office

AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Christina T. Wisdom as of counsel in the Government Affairs Practice Group in the Firm’s Austin office. With more than 10 years of legislative and regulatory leadership, Ms. Wisdom will focus her practice on environmental and energy matters. Ms. Wisdom joins the Firm from the Texas Chemical Council, where she has served as the vice president and

DC, Maryland, and Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer to Appear on Nationally Tel …

Washington, D.C., August 23, 2013 — The Cochran Firm, DC today announces the that nursing home abuse and neglect attorney W. Charles Meltmar will appear this Sunday (August 25) at 12 p.m. eastern on Ring of Fire, a nationally syndicated talk radio and television program hosted by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Mike Papantonio, and Sam Seder. Meltmar will discuss his recent $1.45 million trial victory in a nursing home

Leventhal & Klein Urges City Council to Override Mayor Bloomberg’s Veto on Bills …

Jason Leventhal, Partner, Leventhal and Klein, LLP, says the New York City Council should override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the Council’s bills calling for the prohibition of the New York Police Department’s practice of “stop-and-frisk” and the establishment of an Inspector General to oversee the NYPD. Mr. Leventhal says the practice unjustly targets minorities and the police department needs more oversight to see how the officers do their jobs. The

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

Six from Texas’ McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Honored by The Best …

DALLAS and SAN ANTONIO – The Family Law firm McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is proud to announce that six of its partners have earned recognition in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Partners Carl Michael McCurley and Richard Orsinger have been named among the leading Family Law attorneys in the country every year since 1987. Mr. Orsinger has earned additional recognition for his work in

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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”

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

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