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Farella Braun + Martel Named One of the 2011 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area

Farella Braun + Martel LLP was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area for the seventh consecutive year by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. “We are proud of this long standing recognition that Farella Braun + Martel is a great place to work,” said managing partner Steve Lowenthal. “Through the adoption of creative and innovative programs, Farella

TEDxGoldenGateED Bringing Focus on Compassion in Education to the Craneway Pavil …

Prospect Sierra and U.C. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center are teaming to host a TEDx conference on compassion in education (http://tedxgoldengateed.org) on Saturday, June 11 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, Calif. Tickets are available now via the website. TEDxGoldenGateED programming is focused on compassion — the sympathetic awareness of another’s distress, coupled with the desire to alleviate their suffering. Compassion is at the heart of the world’s ethical

Thompson & Knight Adds Leading International Lawyer Paul Cohen in New York

New York (April 29, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the addition of distinguished litigator Paul H. Cohen as a Partner in the Firm’s New York office. Cohen brings an accomplished practice and international arbitration expertise to the Firm’s expanding operations in New York City. “Paul is preeminent in the area of global dispute resolution and an exceptional lawyer.

Thompson & Knight Partner Named President-Elect of Bankruptcy Inn of Court

April 29, 2011 Thompson & Knight Partner Named President-Elect of Bankruptcy Inn of Court Houston, Texas (April 29, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Mitchell E. Ayer on being named President-Elect of The Arthur L. Moller - David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court for 2011-2012. Ayer will succeed the current President, Houston attorney Lisa Cockrell, in 2012. Ayer is a Partner

Betrayal of the Constitution: an Expose of the Neo-Con Agenda - Presentation in …

PRESS RELEASE Albany, NY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JOHN F. McMANUS, President of the John Birch Society, will visit the Capital Region of New York State on Monday, May 2nd, to speak before an expected standing-room only crowd of 400+ people at the Marriott Hotel, at 189 Wolf Road, Colonie, N.Y. The title of his presentation is "Betrayal of the Constitution: an expose of the Neo-Conservative Agenda." Mr. McManus is the author

Gardere Gearheads Cycling Team Hits The Road

DALLAS – Nearly 150 Gardere Wynne Sewell attorneys, clients, friends and family members will bike a scenic 164-mile trek from Frisco to Fort Worth as part of the Bike MS: Sam's Club Ride on April 30-May 1, 2011. This marks the seventh year the Gardere Gearheads team has participated in the two-day ride, and the team has raised more than $57,500 so far for this year for multiple sclerosis research

PROTOS 2010 Verdejo, Diamond prize-winner in the wine and women contest

An all-female jury, made up of a select group of world-class wine experts, awarded the Diamond Prize 2011 to the PROTOS 2010 VERDEJO, the only verdejo to win an award. The PROTOS 2010 Verdejo (http://www.bodegasprotos.com/en/wines/verdejo/) continues to win over the palates of the most demanding consumers and has done it again by being the only verdejo to win an award in the fourth edition of the "Wine and Women Contest" a

Modern Bank Deploys Comprehensive Bank Training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy

Modern Bank has recently deployed three years of comprehensive bank training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. New York, NY, April 29, 2011 -- Modern Bank has recently deployed three years of comprehensive bank training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. Banker’s Academy Unlimited will be hosted and maintained by Edcomm Banker’s Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Link®. Banker’s Academy Unlimited, from Edcomm Banker’s Academy, provides every employee at a Bank, Credit Union or Money

Farella Braun + Martel’s Steven Vettel Named Among the Daily Journal’s Top 25 La …

Farella Braun + Martel announces that Partner Steven Vettel has been named among the Daily Journal’s “Top 25 Land Use Leaders” in California. The inaugural list recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of California land use attorneys who have taken complex projects to fruition in the state’s notoriously challenging development environment. The Daily Journal recognized Vettel for his leadership in persuading San Francisco planning officials to sign off on entitlements for

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 13

Entrepreneurs on the roads and teachers on the streets, the government faces mass protest as well as allegations of apathy towards corruption. The Prosecutor General's Office bringing charges against former president Kuchma added some excitement to the political arena of Ukraine. Continuing protests of entrepreneurs become "AutoMaidan" The professed Ukrainian East-West divide was undermined recently as entrepreneurs from around the country united in protest against the latest batch of

Wedding Speech Digest Decides To Focus More on Maid of Honor Speeches

Port Saint Lucie, Florida - WeddingSpeechDigest.com has come forth with their strategies for the approaching wedding season. Until lately Wedding Speech Digest was mostly promoting materials and services linked to the Father of the Bride but the company has finally made a decision to put turn some of the other wedding speeches simultaneously. And it seems that this year they will be focusing mainly on the wedding speech aids and

Farella Braun + Martel’s Diversity Scholarship Program Aids Minority First-Year …

Farella Braun + Martel LLP has awarded its annual Diversity Scholarship of $5,000 to five first-year students at Bay Area law schools, totaling $25,000. The recipients are selected based on academic accomplishments, commitment to serving the community and financial need. "We are thrilled to give back and assist this worthy group of law school students. The Diversity Scholarship is a way that our firm promotes diversity in the legal

Final Appeal Briefing Issued in $16 Million Illinois Fentanyl Patch Lawsuit

CHICAGO – The First District of the Illinois Court of Appeals has received final briefing in the appeal of a $16.56 million judgment entered more than two years ago against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) subsidiaries Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. and ALZA Corp. The appeal stems from a Nov. 17, 2008, jury verdict in Judge Thomas Flanagan's Cook County Circuit Court. Jurors found Janssen and ALZA liable in the death of

Texas Center for Legal Ethics Names 2011 Pope Awards Recipients

AUSTIN – The Texas Center for Legal Ethics is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Chief Justice Jack Pope Awards: Federal Judge Will Garwood and Austin attorney William Hilgers. The Pope Awards are given each year to one judge and one lawyer who epitomize the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. The awards honor one of the founders of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, former Chief

SOE SOFTWARE ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS SOFTWARE USED TO REPORT NORTH CAROLINA ELECT …

[Tampa, Florida] – The State of North Carolina Board of Elections has posted the unofficial results for the two contests held for the Special Election on April 26, 2011. Three counties participated in the special election and two contests were on the ballot. The results of the election, which are being displayed online in conjunction with SOE Software’s Election Night Results software application, can be found at the

Gersowitz Libo & Korek Praises Justice Mendez for Recognition of Same-Sex Partne …

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., a leader among personal injury and medical malpractice firms in the New York area, was recently published in the New York Law Journal for its praise of the Honorary Justice Manuel J. Mendez and his enlightened ruling in recognition of the rights of same-sex partners in New York in a recent personal injury trial. The letter to the editor appeared on page 6 of the April

Jackson Walker Welcomes Jonathan Lass

AUSTIN – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome Jonathan Lass to the firm. Mr. Lass joins the Intellectual Property group in the Austin office. Mr. Lass represents and counsels clients on matters involving corporate and intellectual property legal matters. With both general counsel and law firm experience, he provides strategic legal advisement, drafting, and negotiation with a practical and problem solving approach to achieving the goals of his clients. Mr. Lass

Tabitha Atwell, Affinity Law Group, LLC, Elected to Society of Financial Service …

April 26, 2011 – (St. Louis) – Tabitha Atwell, an Affinity Law Group, LLC, attorney, was recently elected to the board of directors for the Society of Financial Service Professionals – Greater St. Louis Chapter, an organization of credentialed professionals in the financial services industry. Atwell’s areas of practice include estate planning, probate and asset protections planning. She is a member of the Missouri Bar’s Probate and Trust, Elder Law

Franklin Round Table Updates Criminal Defense Lawyers on Immigration Law

Dawn Garcia, a Franklin, Tenn., lawyer practicing immigration law, updated a group of local criminal defense attorneys on the consequences of representing non-citizens in light of the recent United States Supreme Court ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky. The seminar, presented by the Franklin Round Table, provided Continuing Legal Education credit for criminal defense attorneys. “Since the Padilla ruling, criminal defense attorneys are required to advise non-citizen clients that they can face

Sedgwick Announces 2011 Trial Academy Graduates

Sedgwick LLP is pleased to announce the graduates of our 2011 Sedgwick Trial Academy. After weeks of grueling preparation and six days of intense trial work, 16 Sedgwick lawyers graduated from the Trial Academy in April. Representing parties to an arson-insurance fraud action, the trial attorneys zealously represented their clients through in limine motions, voir dire, jury selection, opening statements, witness preparation, cross- and direct examinations, and closing statements. Working

Popular Legal Analyst, Dr. Leigh-Davis, Adopts the Position of Refusing to Comme …

Media personality, Dr. Leigh-Davis, takes a controversial position when it comes to race and gender issues. Dr. Leigh-Davis is a female law professor, anthropologist, retired attorney, and media personality best known for regularly appearing on numerous television news programs as a legal analyst and legal commentator. Recently, Dr. Leigh-Davis publicized the fact, she no longer wishes to commentate on race or gender issues. Dr. Leigh-Davis explained her position by

Franklin Round Table Updates Criminal Defense Lawyers on Immigration Law

Dawn Garcia, a Franklin, Tenn., lawyer practicing immigration law, updated a group of local criminal defense attorneys on the consequences of representing non-citizens in light of the recent United States Supreme Court ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky. The seminar, presented by the Franklin Round Table, provided Continuing Legal Education credit for criminal defense attorneys. “Since the Padilla ruling, criminal defense attorneys are required to advise non-citizen clients that they can face

Israel's Top Military Gear Companies Join Forces

Agilite and Source Teaming Up to Produce the Ultimate Tactical Hydration System Tel Aviv, Israel, April 25th 2011-Agilite, Israel's cutting-edge manufacturer of tactical gear has announced a co-operative project with Source Vagabond Systems Ltd, Israel's premier tactical hydration system manufacturer, to create a new version of their latest hydration system, the "Diamond", which will be produced exclusively for Agilite. Source Vagabond Systems has a worldwide reputation for manufacturing tactical hydration systems

Author Mark Davis Exposes The Ugly Side To The Legal Profession And How It Has D …

Demons of Democracy describes the Constitutional Dementia that has pervaded the highest levels of government. It explains why the Constitution is being used as a doormat instead of a road map. Demons notes how a litigious army of a million strong has exploited the citizenry which empowers them. It covers why America is at war with its own identity and the freedoms we once thought were absolute may not be

Sedgwick Expands Intellectual Property Capabilities with the Addition of Former …

Sedgwick LLP announces that intellectual property litigators Robert Harkins and Jennifer Ming, formerly of Howrey LLP, have joined the firm’s San Francisco office. The additions of Harkins as partner and Ming as an associate strengthens the firm’s capabilities in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. “Bob Harkins’ extensive experience as an intellectual property trial lawyer and Jennifer Ming’s patent litigation knowledge and electrical engineering background will

Beverly Hills Law Associates Opens A New Branch Office

Well-Known Law Firm Announces Its Latest Location In East Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA (April 21, 2011) – Due to an increase in business and a growing list of clients, Beverly Hills Law Associates, a prestigious Beverly Hills law firm, is announcing the opening of a new office in East Los Angeles. This full service office will be handing matters of bankruptcy, loan modifications, residential and commercial real estate, and debt

Accutane Attorney Jason Byrd Urges Bowel Troubled Users to Have Tests Run by The …

Jason Byrd, renowned Accutane attorney, wants potential clients to understand that if they are having serious bowel issues in connection to Accutane usage, their first course of action is to get to a reliable doctor. Preferably a professional other than the one who originally prescribed them with Accutane. “Due to the powerful nature of Accutane, it has been linked to serious side effects and injuries such as gastrointestinal injuries, depression,

Deepwater Horizon Anniversary

BP's obduracy underscores the validity of the International ethecon Black Planet Award 2010 12 months after the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico BP has obviously still not changed its way of thinking. The accountable executives, board chairman C. H. Svanberg and CEO Dudley want to get back to business as usual as soon as possible. They do their best to give the impression that the disaster has been sufficiently mastered. With

Maharashtra Fire Services observes Fire Services Week 2011

Mumbai, April 20, 2011: The Directorate of Maharashtra Fire Services (MFS) concluded the “Fire Services Week 2011” today with a parade, showcasing its battalion of fire fighters and a range of fire fighting apparatus including rescue tender, foam tender, water tender, turntable ladder, hydraulic platform, fire engines, ambulances and the latest equipment in its armoury -the 68-metre high ladder amongst other fire fighting facilities, culminating with

GJGCT Hail President Goodluck Jonathan’s Historic Victory

London, UK ( openpr ) April 20, 2011 - Without a shred of a doubt it is indeed evident that a new era has emerged within the political space of the most populous country in Africa -Nigeria. And it seemed like the first few lines of the National Anthem came alive anew. “Arise Oh compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey” going by the massive turn out of voters at the Nigerian

Real Estate Attorney John Inabnett Joins Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC

Dallas, TX -- Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC is pleased to announce that John Inabnett has joined the Firm as an Associate practicing in the Real Estate Section of the Dallas office. Mr. Inabnett is a 2003 graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he earned his JD. He has significant experience representing developers in the acquisition, development and disposition of property; landlords and

ethecon awardee Diane Wilson arrested at the BP AGM

ethecon Foundation board member detained at the presentation of the International ethecon Black Planet Award 2010 to accountable BP executives On Thursday April 14 2010, Diane Wilson/USA und Axel Köhler-Schnura were arrested/ detained in London. They had planned to castigate the executive managers and the major shareholders of the BP company by bestowing them with the International Black Planet Award and to read an Open Letter justifying the award.

UNDERDOG INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE IN TORONTO – CENTRE CHALLENGES BIG BULLIES IN OTT …

TORONTO – Bahman Yazdanfar fights to return the democratic process to ordinary citizens and not settle for less “MP’s must understand that they are working for their constituents and NOT for Party Leaders, and they should represent their constituents not their Party. MP’s have to facilitate electorates’ ideas, thoughts, and challenges, and to be able to provide alternative solutions to the issues that matter in their ridings. These issues must

Jackson Walker Welcomes Aaron R. Allred

DALLAS – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome partner Aaron R. Allred to the firm. Mr. Allred joins the Corporate & Securities Group in the Dallas office. Mr. Allred has extensive experience in representing public and private clients in merger and acquisition matters. He also regularly advises clients in venture capital, search fund, corporate governance, securities law and distressed acquisition and divestiture transactions. Mr. Allred is a member of the American

Jackson Walker Welcomes Will Montgomery

DALLAS – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome partner Will Montgomery to the firm. Mr. Montgomery joins the Litigation group in the Dallas office. Mr. Montgomery focuses his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in both state and federal courts, and has handled numerous appeals in the state and federal courts. Mr. Montgomery has arbitrated dozens of cases before SIFMA and AAA panels all

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 12

With the opposition mute the authorities prepare to divvy-up the regions of Ukraine. As the conflict for favour between the EU and Russia heightens, rights such as freedom of speech remain restricted. In the search of the Ukrainian opposition Without deep political traditions and culture Ukraine has been lacking a real opposition since its independence. The division of political forces into those in power and those in opposition, whose job is to

Maharashtra Fire Services to showcase fire fighting strength on April 20th parad …

Mumbai, April 18, 2011: As part of the Fire Services Week 2011, MFS will be organizing a parade on April 20th, 2011 in Mumbai; showcasing its battalion of fire fighters and a range of fire fighting apparatus including rescue tender, foam tender, water tender, turntable ladder, hydraulic platform, fire engines, ambulances and the latest equipment in its armoury -the 68-metre high ladder amongst other fire fighting facilities. The Directorate of

Gardere’s Lowenberg Appointed to Dallas County Trail and Preserve Program Board …

DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that Partner and General Counsel Michael Lowenberg has been appointed by the Commissioners Court to serve on the Dallas County Trail and Preserve Program Board. The board recommends, promotes and facilitates the acquisition of land to serve the open space needs of the people of Dallas County. Recognizing that the Dallas area’s rapid urbanization was also significantly reducing the area’s supply

Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan Remembers Father of India's Constitution Dr …

No one needs to guess as to who would have said these thunderbolt words "Transformation of the individual by education is precursor to social and economic transformation of society at large." Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (1891 - 1956) will always be remembered as one who did his best to turn the Wheel of the Law toward Social Justice for all. While many parts of India celebrated April 14, 2010 as the

The Schmidt Firm Announces Lawsuit in Dallas Monster Truck Death; Family Says Sp …

DALLAS – Attorneys from The Schmidt Firm, LLP are announcing a lawsuit filed today on behalf of the family of a college student who was killed last month after being crushed by a “monster truck” in the parking lot of a Dallas gentlemen’s club. The driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. The Schmidt Firm co-founder Michael E. Schmidt represents the family of Kasey McKenzie, 23, of Granbury, Texas, who died

West Michigan Attorney Decides Not to Build Orphanage

Grandville, Michigan - Inspirational words are what West Michigan Attorney Shawn Eyestone heard one Sunday, as guest preacher, Kevin Rigg of Up and Out Ministries gave his sermon. Those words sparked Mr. Eyestone to create an incentive program, benefiting charitable organizations with roots or branches in the West Michigan area. Kevin Rigg’s sermon told of a wealthy man who wanted to find a way to give back

Academic Federal Credit Union Deploys Credit Union BSA/AML Training from Banker’ …

Academic Federal Credit Union has deployed Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. New York, NY, April 14, 2011 -- Academic Federal Credit Union has recently deployed Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) training for credit unions from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. Focus on BSA/AML for Credit Unions will be hosted and maintained by Edcomm Banker’s Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS), Learning

Hoag Law Group, LLC. has announced the first anniversary of their opening. This …

Hoag Law Group LLC. proprietors of Insurance-Claim-Attorneys.com announces the first anniversary of their opening for business. This represents their considerable and continued commitment to the greater Chicago community. By providing a fair and honest assessment from over twenty years experience in recovering damages, the Hoag Law Group LLC. continues to set the standard in legal excellence. The Hoag Law Group has set the standard of excellence in personal injury and

Patent Attorney Smetana Joins Dallas Trial Law Firm Sayles Werbner

DALLAS – The Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner is announcing the addition of experienced patent attorney Jiri F. Smetana to help further expand the firm’s capabilities for both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes intellectual property cases. Smetana joins Sayles Werbner from H.C. Park & Associates in Vienna, Va., after previously working as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a registered patent attorney, and focuses

National Bank of Commerce Deploys Comprehensive Bank Training from Edcomm Banker …

National Bank of Commerce has deployed comprehensive bank training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. New York, NY, April 12, 2011 -- National Bank of Commerce has deployed comprehensive bank training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. Banker’s Academy Unlimited will be hosted and maintained by Edcomm Banker’s Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Link®. Banker’s Academy Unlimited, from Edcomm Banker’s Academy, provides every employee at a Bank, Credit Union or Money Services Business (MSB) with

Hopkins & Carley Strengthens Family Wealth & Tax Planning Department With Promin …

Hopkins & Carley, one of Northern California's leading law firms for businesses and high-net-worth individuals, expanded its Family Wealth & Tax Planning Department with the addition of nationally recognized estate planning and tax attorney Francis W. Dubreuil. Formerly a national managing director of Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Dubreuil joins as a shareholder in the firm's Palo Alto office. Hopkins & Carley also named Charles H. Packer co-chair of the practice.

Valensi Rose PLC Attorney Bruce D. Sires to Speak at Beverly Hills Bar Associati …

Los Angeles, April 11, 2011 - Valensi Rose, PLC attorney Bruce D. Sires will be a featured speaker at an upcoming Beverly Hills Bar Association lunch seminar entitled "Child Actors - What's All The Fuss?: A Look at Current Laws and Regulations" on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The seminar will review and discuss the law governing the unique aspects of employing minors in the entertainment industry. It will address

Dallas Law Firm Heygood, Orr & Pearson Files Life Settlement Class-Action Lawsui …

DALLAS – Attorneys from Dallas’ Heygood, Orr & Pearson have filed a class-action lawsuit in Ellis County on behalf of Texas investors who say Waco-based Life Partners Inc. charged excessive premiums on the company’s so-called “life settlement” policies. This is the second lawsuit Heygood, Orr & Pearson has filed against Life Partners in the past month. The first was a nationwide class action filed in Dallas County, which includes allegations

3 Legal Documents Every Graduating Senior Needs to Ensure Parents Can Make Impor …

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - As graduating seniors prepare to travel abroad or leave for college, parents are urged to help their children prepare HIPAA forms, a power-of-attorney and an Advance Health Care Directive to ensure they are consulted and actively involved in their child’s care should they become seriously ill or incapacitated in accident. Under current privacy laws, parents may be barred from making necessary medical and life-saving decisions on their

Gardere Awards McCleary Scholarship to SMU’s Tamara Bennett

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law student Tamara M. Bennett has been awarded the Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a second-year SMU law student who has demonstrated leadership qualities consistent with the values embraced by Mr. McCleary, a former Gardere managing partner. Mr. McCleary, who passed away in 1996, served as Gardere's

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