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McKool Smith Ranked as a Leading National Firm in the IAM Patent Litigation 250

McKool Smith’s patent litigation practice has been recognized in Intellectual Asset Management's (IAM) 2011 Patent Litigation 250, a comprehensive listing of the “World's Leading Patent Litigators.” The firm received national honors for both its patent litigation and patent litigation plaintiffs’ work, in addition to being ranked as a Tier 1 patent litigation firm in Texas. According to the directory, McKool Smith has “become huge in the market and does an exceptional

Gardere Partner Faulk Invited to Speak at Sustainable Property Transactions Conf …

HOUSTON – Richard O. Faulk, partner and chair of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s Litigation Department and the Environmental Practice Group, will speak on “Sustainable Development Reforms and Climate Change Litigation Affecting Business and Real Estate Transactions in California and Beyond" during the Sustainable Property Transactions: Managing Distressed Assets and Renewable Energy Opportunities conference, May 18-20 at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco. To register or for more information,

Leading Solicitor Urges Claims Management Companies to Support Reform of Persona …

Prominent consumer advocate addresses 2011 Claims Management Seminar John Spencer, Director of CS2 Lawyers, yesterday urged the UK’s leading claims management companies (CMCs) to be part of the effort to fundamentally rethink industry practices in the best interest of consumers. In his speech at the Claims Management Seminar 2011 in Manchester, Spencer pointed to various dysfunctions in the current system which he argues threaten access to justice and the protection

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 14

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

Netlaw Media Sells Out its 5th Major Law Event in Succession

Leading UK legal event, training and information provider Netlaw Media, has today announced that its flagship event ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011 – Driving Business Development in Law Firms’ has reached a capacity sell out. Today’s announcement by Netlaw Media has confirmed the legal event organiser’s fifth major event sell out in succession, a feat rarely achieved in the events market since the financial meltdown of 2009. “This year’s Key

McManis Faulkner Name Partner William Faulkner Inducted Into the Litigation Coun …

William Faulkner, a name partner of leading Northern California trial firm McManis Faulkner, was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) at its 2011 Spring Conference and Induction of Fellows in Laguna Beach, Calif. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based

Gardere Partner Beverly Godbey Elected Chair of State Bar of Texas Board of Dire …

DALLAS – Beverly B. Godbey, a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, after a three-way race for the position resulted in a victorious runoff election. She will begin her one-year term during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting scheduled for June 23-24, 2011, in San Antonio and will serve as

Wepolls.com: Nearly Fifty Percent of Americans Believe Bid Laden Was Ordered to …

Following the events of May 1st, 2011, details about the raid on the Pakistani compound which led to the death of Osama Bin Laden have been leaking out. After reports of US Special Forces facing immediate opposition and having to sweep the house room by room, it has now surfaced that only one man was armed, and Bin Laden himself was unarmed. Out of 210 Americans surveyed by Wepolls.com 48%

On the scope and effect of a decision rendered by a Community Trademark Court wi …

In October 2010 the Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón, gave his opinion, in which he commented on the geographical extension of a judgment rendered by the Community Trademark Courts with respect to the other member states of the European Union and how execution proceedings menaced by such a court, can be acknowledged and forced through. The current proceedings before the ECJ were let by a legal dispute between the French company

Planned reforms on the law on passenger transportation - a chance for bus compan …

While in other European countries the long distance bus transportation system from one city to another is booming, such opportunity is given in Germany only on a limited amount of routes. Reason for this is a decade-old law. However, the envisaged liberalization of the law on passenger transportation might lead to a change and give new opportunities to German and foreign bus companies. In accordance with the current wording of §

Court Reporting Company Enters Agreement to Serve Large Group of Attorneys

Mission Viejo, CA ( openpr ) May 06, 2011 – We are pleased to announce that effective April 2011, CompWest Insurance Company has entered into an exclusive relationship with Maxene Weinberg Agency in an ongoing effort to maintain the highest court reporting standards in the insurance industry. This move is being undertaken in part to leverage the volume of depositions set by attorneys for CompWest Insurance. All new

Press Release – Wepolls.com: Rep. Ron Paul wins first debate, Herman Cain comes …

Press Release – Wepolls.com: Rep. Ron Paul wins first debate, Herman Cain comes in second Following the first in the nation GOP presidential primary debate on May 5th, 2011, WEPOLLS.COM is ready to declare Texas Congressman RON PAUL the winner of the contest. In a polling sample of 380 debate watchers, an overwhelming majority, seventy percent (70%), selected REP. RON PAUL as the victor. Considering Mr. Paul’s 2008 enthusiasm and fundraising

MyBinding.com Raises More Than $5,000 for Mercy Corps' Japan Relief Effort

The Oregon-based Internet retailer raises more than $5,000 for tsunami and earthquake relief HILLSBORO, OR, May 4, 2011 – MyBinding.com, one of the country's leading Internet retailers of document finishing machines and supplies, has announced that they raised more than $5,000 in March to support the Mercy Corps' Japan relief effort. Japan was struck by a powerful earthquake and tsunami on March 9, 2011 which resulted in billions of dollars

SMi Group announce 6th annual RNAi, miRNA and siRNA conference, 27th & 28th June …

SMi Group is proud to announce their 6th annual RNAi, miRNA and siRNA conference, to be held on the 27th & 28th June at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London. This promises to showcase some of the latest successes in siRNA, miRNA and oligonucleotide therapeutic development, as well as bringing together leading KOLs in two panel discussions. One addresses the real use of Epigenetics in RNAi development. The other will take

Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement Conference To Be Hosted By Chicago …

The SMILE Conference™ to be held May 9-11, 2011 CHICAGO, IL (May 4, 2011) – On May 9-11, 2011, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) will host the third Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement (SMILE) Conference at Chicago Police Headquarters to discuss the use of social media to improve law enforcement, crime prevention and officer safety. The SMILE Conference brings together one of the largest assemblages of law enforcement professionals

AZA Welcomes Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Lawyer Tim Shelby

HOUSTON – The complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos is proud to announce the addition of accomplished courtroom attorney Tim Shelby. Mr. Shelby has been recognized repeatedly as one of the top young lawyers in Texas, including multiple appearances in the Texas Rising Stars list based on his expertise in business litigation. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation as well as energy litigation, securities litigation, professional

Oakland County, Michigan Election Results Reported Online Using SOE Software Cla …

[Tampa, Florida] – Oakland County, Michigan officials have posted unofficial results for nineteen contests for the election on May 3, 2011. One hundred seven precincts participated in the special election and nineteen 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 following url: http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/MI/Oakland/30601/44469/en/summary.html. Unofficial

Contra Costa Special Election Results Hosted Online by SOE Software Election Nig …

[Tampa, Florida] – Contra Costa, California officials have posted the unofficial results for the two contests held for the Special Election on May 3, 2011. Sixteen precincts 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 following url: http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CA/Contra_Costa/29450/44470/en/summary.html.

Valensi Rose, PLC Partner Michael Morris Interviewed on Big Media USA’s Experts …

Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 2011— Valensi Rose, PLC Partner Michael Morris was recently interviewed on the Experts and Leaders Network on Big Media USA, an Internet broadcasting company. Mr. Morris has blended his tax law expertise and a passion for music and entertainment into a practice that is quite unique. His practice areas include tax controversy, transactional matters, estate planning, music, entertainment and general business law. “Combining tax law

How Can Scientific Insights Lead to Real-World Sustainability Solutions?

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI), in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), will host a discussion on “Science for Sustainable Societal Transformations: Towards Effective Governance” on Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York (871 United Nations Plaza, First Avenue, btw. 48th & 49th Streets). Join Profs. Klaus Töpfer and Peter Schlosser as they talk about

Gardere partner Thomas Hagemann receives legal writing excellence award

HOUSTON - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP trial partner Thomas Hagemann has been named a winner of the Burton Award for excellence in legal writing for his article, “The Sea and the Mirror: Some Reflections on Corporate Honest Services Fraud and the (Hypothetically) Innocent Corporation.” The award is bestowed on only 30 authors annually from the mass of entries submitted by the 1,000 largest law firms in the United States. Mr. Hagemann

Top LA Employment Attorneys Help Secure $85,000 Settlement for Sexual Harassment …

Los Angeles – Expert employment and labor law attorneys of Mesriani Law Group, a leading firm in Los Angeles and southern California, have successfully secured settlement of more than $85,000 for a sexual harassment victim. Records show that the 25-year old victim worked as Assistant Parts Manager for an auto manufacturing company in Calabasas City. According to the victim, she shared an office with one of the supervisors. Since the day she

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

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