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New Book Gives College Graduates the Latest Strategies for Landing a Job

KNOXVILLE, TN ( ) September 17, 2010 - As millions of Americans battle unemployment, a new book by Dr. Daryl Green and William Bailey, MBA, offers practical advice to help college students land a job when they graduate. Entitled Job Strategies for the 21st Century: How to Assist Today’s College Students during Economic Turbulence, the book provides practical solutions to the challenges today’s college students face as they struggle

Gardere Bankruptcy Groups Earn National Honors in ‘Best Law Firms’ Survey

DALLAS/HOUSTON – The Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization teams in the Dallas and Houston offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have earned Metropolitan “Tier One” rankings in U.S. News’ and Best Lawyers’ inaugural “Best Law Firms” survey. Additionally, Gardere earned a national ranking for its work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. “We are very honored by this recognition,” says Deirdre Ruckman, chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and

Government Regulators begin systematic elimination of E-Cigarettes using FDA as …

In addition to marketing electronic cigarettes, Electronic Cigarettes Central is an outspoken advocate for the use of ecigarettes as an alternative to smoking tobacco. This advocacy is founded in the personal experience of the owner and creator of Electronic Cigarettes Central who stopped a 37 year tobacco smoking habit by switching entirely to ecigarettes. It was with total dismay that the ECC founder read the unfolding news of FDA actions

McKool Smith Earns National Ranking in “Best Law Firms” Survey

DALLAS – McKool Smith is recognized as one of the country’s leading firms for commercial litigation and intellectual property law in the first-ever “Best Law Firms” rankings from U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. The exclusive listing of top U.S. law firms appears in the October 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report and at U.S. In addition to the firm’s national rankings, McKool

Williams Venker & Sanders Named a Tier 1 Law Firm in U.S. News & World Report's …

ST. LOUIS, MO – September 15, 2010 – Williams Venker & Sanders has been included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 Best Law Firms listing for the St. Louis Metropolitan area. The firm was given the highest ranking of “Tier 1” for its work in medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and product liability defense. This is the inaugural year for the Best Law Firms rankings, which

Thirteen from Kane Russell Coleman & Logan Named in Texas Super Lawyers® for 201 …

DALLAS/HOUSTON, TX--Ronald G. Bankston, Kenneth W. Biermacher, Joseph M. Coleman, Joseph A. Friedman, Kenneth C. Johnston, Christopher C. Pappas, Raymond J. Kane, Arthur V. Lambert, Robert N. LeMay, Michael A. Logan, Kevin P. Riley, Gordon B. Russell and Amy Dunn Taylor were each named in Texas Super Lawyers® for 2010. Texas Super Lawyers® is a comprehensive listing of outstanding lawyers in more than 50 areas of practice, and

India post Ayodhya issue verdict -a metaphor in Astrological terms

As the day for the pronouncement of the judgment is drawing near so is the pulse of India on an increase. People from all walks of life have been forced to speculate about the judgment and most of them fear of the aftermath. The case: We all must know that there are simultaneously three issues clubbed in one and the court will be addressing to all three which are: The first one is

Gardere Recognized as ‘First-Tier’ Law Firm in ‘Best Law Firms’ Survey

DALLAS/HOUSTON/AUSTIN – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, has earned a “Metropolitan First-Tier Ranking” in U.S. News’ and Best Lawyers’ inaugural “Best Law Firms” survey. The full survey appears in the October 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine and a special section on the website. Gardere received First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings in the Dallas office based on the firm’s work in

Dallas Attorney Daniel Sheehan Recognized Among Texas’ Best

DALLAS – Attorney Daniel Sheehan, founder of the Dallas law firm Daniel Sheehan & Associates, LLP, has earned a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers listing for the eighth consecutive year. Mr. Sheehan is featured on the 2010 listing of Texas’ best lawyers based on his extensive work in professional liability cases, including legal malpractice claims. He also provides clients with extensive experience in business litigation matters as well as

Austin's Geoff Weisbart Again Named One of Texas' Top Attorneys

AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney Geoffrey D. Weisbart, a founding partner of the Austin firm of Hance Scarborough, has been named to the list of Texas Super Lawyers for the seventh consecutive year. Fewer than 5 percent of all Texas attorneys are named to the annual list, which is published in the October 2010 issue of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines. Researchers reviewed nominations from a pool of more

Jackson Walker Named in ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings

DALLAS – Jackson Walker has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm was ranked nationally in five different practice areas, and ranked by metropolitan city in various practice areas. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are decided by reputational survey responses combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers in the firms in the

AZA Adds Three Accomplished Attorneys in Houston

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos (AZA) is proudly announcing the addition of three impressive lawyers to its stable of commercial trial lawyers. The new hires include a computer programmer with international arbitration experience, an energy sector litigator who has written and edited in that field, and a recent University of Chicago Law School graduate who has worked for law firms, clinics for the poor, and a federal judge. Kinan Romman, a

Dallas’ Richard Sayles of Sayles Werbner Named Top 10 Attorney in Texas

DALLAS – Dallas attorney Richard A. Sayles, co-founder of Sayles Werbner, P.C, has earned selection as one of the top 10 attorneys in Texas in the annual Texas Super Lawyers listing. In addition to Mr. Sayles, firm co-founder Mark S. Werbner and firm attorneys Eve L. Henson and William S. Snyder are highlighted in the 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list, which appears in the October issue of Texas Monthly. This

LA’s Top Employment Lawyers Successfully Negotiates Settlements for Aggrieved Wo …

Los Angeles – Expert employment and labor attorneys of the Mesriani Law Group, one of Los Angeles leading law firms, have successfully secured settlement amounting to nearly $150, 000 for several workers in various employment cases involving race discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, among others. One of these cases involved a sales associate for a popular store chain, who was a victim of race discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. The

Rodney Mesriani, Esq. Attends Prestigious 29th CAALA Convention

Los Angeles – Rodney Mesriani, Esq., founder and CEO of the Mesriani Law Group – one of the leading law firms in Los Angeles and Southern California - has attended this year’s 29th Annual Convention of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA) held from September 2 to 5at the Palazzo Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a long-time CAALA member, Rodney Mesriani regularly attends the organization’s convention as

45 Gardere Lawyers Named to Texas Super Lawyers

Dallas/Houston – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that 45 of its attorneys were named to the 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list – a distinction limited to just 5 percent of Texas lawyers. Of those selected to the 2010 list, 26 have been included each of the eight years the list has been compiled. The Texas Super Lawyers list will be

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney David Lozano Launches New Bankruptcy Website

Los Angeles, CA Sept. 13, 2010 - The Law Offices of David Lozano, ALC a leading consumer Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy law firm in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, has announced the launch of its new consumer-friendly bankruptcy website this week— The new website is designed to help Southern California citizens not only understand what bankruptcy is all about, but to actually learn about the bankruptcy process, to

Dallas’ Charla Aldous Named Top 100 Lawyer in Texas Super Lawyers List

DALLAS – High-profile Dallas trial attorney Charla Aldous is recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Texas in the recently published 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list. Ms. Aldous, founder of the Aldous Law Firm, is honored for her work as a personal injury lawyer representing accident and injury victims. In addition to being named to the Texas Super Lawyers’ Top 100 list, she also is listed as one of

Netlaw Media’s upcoming Law Management Event Sells Out (again)

Leading UK legal event and training organiser Netlaw Media, has today announced that its ‘Grand Masters of Law – Strategic Leadership Forum 2010’ has reached a capacity sell out several weeks before the event takes place in London on 30th September 2010. With over 140 attendees from 100 law firms converging in London for the event, the leadership forum is one of UK’s largest senior law management events of 2010

Somali Diaspora condemn the terrorist actions of Alshabab

10 September 2010 Somali Diaspora condemn the terrorist actions of Alshabab We, the under-signed representative members of the Somali Diaspora condemn the terrorist actions of Alshabab. We specifically condemn the August 24, 2010 incident at the Muna Hotel in Mogadishu where Alshabab militants murdered over 30 people, including several members of parliament and injured over 100 civilians in a suicide attack. We condemn this barbaric attack, committed in the midst of the

Jackson Walker Partners Published in ‘Energy and Environmental Project Finance L …

HOUSTON –Jackson Walker partners Paul Vrana and Craig Enochs were recently published in the book Energy and Environmental Project Finance Law and Taxation: New Investment Techniques. Their article, “Credit Tools Used in Structured Energy Transactions,” was featured as chapter 19 of the book, which was published by Oxford University Press. The book is a collaboration of internationally recognized lawyers and economists within the fields of energy and environmental law. Mr. Vrana

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou sees no need to rush cross-strait ties

President Ma Ying-jeou said Aug. 31 that there is “no need to move too fast” on expanding the scope of ties with mainland China. In an exclusive interview with the Chinese-language daily the China Times, Ma said the quick pace of cross-strait rapprochement that his administration adopted initially upon assuming office was aimed at “making up for previously lost ground.” Relations between the two sides have markedly improved since Ma

Advanced Bio-Treatment Spotlighted In Emerald Coast Magazine

Advanced Bio-Treatment is honored to be the subject of a feature article in the upcoming issue of Emerald Coast magazine. The Destin based business was featured in an article describing its crime scene clean up techniques and the company’s continued success. The article provides an in-depth look at the company’s day-to-day operations and what it takes to be successful in the crime scene cleanup industry. The article also makes note of

Quran Burning “Misguided”: ICNA Ups Quran Distribution

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (August 25, 2010) – The Southern California chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today calling the planned desecration of the Quran by a church in Gainesville, FL “misguided,” and announced that it would distribute 10,000 free copies of the Quran through its 1-877-WhyIslam outreach project in response to the Gainesville event. ICNA Southern California also launched, a new Quran

Gardere Partner Deirdre Ruckman Selected for ‘World’s Leading Women in Business …

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Partner Deirdre B. Ruckman has been selected for inclusion in the “World’s Leading Women in Business Law” guide, which will be published this month by Legal Media Group. She is included in the Insolvency & Restructuring section. The inaugural edition of “World’s Leading Women in Business Law” includes women lawyers in 25 practice areas in more than 65 jurisdictions worldwide. The book provides “expert guidance

KRCL Obtains Defense Verdict in Workplace Injury Case

DALLAS, TX--On August 24, 2010, Zach Mayer and Brian Fisher obtained a defense verdict for a national poultry processor in a lawsuit arising out of an on-the-job injury filed by a former employee. During the federal jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall, the plaintiff sought damages for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and mental anguish for

World Progress Report Announces Expansion of its New Series: Exposing Scams and …

World Progress Report Is Distributed Directly To Public Television And Is Not Associated With PBS World Progress Report recently announced its decision to expand their Identity Theft and Scam Series to include additional topics. “We had such a great response to our identity theft segment with the FBI that we wanted to provide even more resources to our viewers by including additional relevant topics in our program,” said the Executive Producer

Jackson Walker Congratulates its Best Lawyers in America

DALLAS – Sixty Jackson Walker attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers in America 2011. The firm itself was ranked number one in many areas of law in the 2011 edition. Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, leading attorneys across the country cast more

Tannan's Banking Law And Practice in India - A must read book for every banker

An Authoritative Masterpiece, widely acclaimed & appreciated classic Legal Treatise. Tannan's Banking is undoubtedly one of the best in the Banking Law field. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur has released the New Edition "Tannan's Banking Law And Practice in India" all over India. This is the Twenty Third Edition of the book. The new edition is completely revised and updated. The present enlarged edition contains 76 chapters covering entire spectrum of Banking

Jackson Walker Partner Receives Good Scout Award

FORT WORTH – Jackson Walker partner Albon Head recently was awarded the 2010 Law “Good Scout” Award by the Longhorn Council of Boy Scouts of America. The Law “Good Scout” Award is an annual award that honors a well-respected attorney known for his or her strong character and respect within the Fort Worth community. The award was presented to Mr. Head in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Head has practiced in the federal

Manila Visa Moves to the Big City

Manila, Philippines. 13 August 2010—Manila Visa Immigration Consultants International opens its new office to the public on Monday, 16 August 2010. Said office is located at Unit 1701, 17th Floor, 88 Corporate Center, Valero corner Sedeno Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Effective 11 August 2010, its old office at the Ground Floor of Malate Crown Plaza in Malate, Manila will be completely vacated and closed to the public. Clients are

Gardere Adds Government Affairs Partner Perkins

HOUSTON/AUSTIN -- Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce the addition of Val Perkins as a Government Affairs Group partner who will work out of the firm’s Houston and Austin offices. As a lobbyist before the Texas Legislature, Mr. Perkins has represented clients in business, construction, health care, real estate, housing, special district creation and other issues for nearly 30 years. A significant portion of his lobbying practice has involved

Gardere Announces Steve Good’s Re-Election as Managing Partner

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Steve Good has been re-elected to continue his role as Managing Partner through February 2017. In a partnership meeting on August 5, Gardere’s partners voted to extend Mr. Good’s term. Gardere’s Management Committee unanimously recommended that its partners should vote to waive a provision in the Firm’s partnership agreement limiting Mr. Good to two five-year terms as Managing Partner,

Ortiz & Schick Announce New Partner

RALEIGH, NC, August 12, 2010 - Ortiz & Schick is excited to announce that attorney Heather E. Carpenter has accepted an invitation to become a partner in the firm.  Heather has been with the firm since its formation in 2006, having practiced with Michael Ortiz and John-Paul Schick at a prior law firm since 2002.  Specializing in complex business litigation, surety law, corporate formation and maintenance, and commercial real estate,

Jackson Walker Partner Receives Promethean Award

HOUSTON – Jackson Walker partner Randy Farber recently received the Promethean Award from the Texas Rehabilitation Association. The Promethean Award is given to a person with a disability who has demonstrated self-motivation and personal courage in overcoming the disability beyond the assistance provided by any public service or private helping service agency. The Texas Rehabilitation Association is an organization dedicated to promoting quality rehabilitation services and the profession of rehabilitation, as

‘Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 41 Gardere Attorneys

Austin/Dallas/Houston – Forty-one lawyers from the Austin, Dallas and Houston offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, have been honored among 2011’s “Best Lawyers in America.” Published by Woodward/White Inc., “Best Lawyers in America” is widely regarded as the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Attorneys are selected following a rigorous process in which thousands of the country’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate

Jackson Walker Partner Named “Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager”

DALLAS – Jackson Walker partner Michael Kaufman has been named a “2010 Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager” by Crescendo Business Services. Crescendo Business Services conducted a survey where it asked high net-worth consumers and financial service professionals to evaluate wealth managers in the Dallas area. Fewer than seven percent of the wealth managers in the D-FW area were selected. Mr. Kaufman practices in the areas of estate

National Society of Hispanic MBAs Names Jackson Walker

DALLAS –Jackson Walker and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) are pleased to announce that Jackson Walker has been selected as NSHMBA’s National General Counsel. William Hornberger of Jackson Walker will serve as the outside General Counsel to NSHMBA to work on such legal matters as the Chief Executive Officer and the National Board direct. “We’re honored that NSHMBA selected our firm to serve as its outside counsel,” said Mr.

Suffering from Pain After Knee Replacement Surgery? It May Have Become Loose

On March 11, 2010, several orthopedic surgeons participated in a discussion concerning a study on the failure rate of a certain type of knee replacement. The knee replacement is described as cementless. Knee replacements using cement use the cement to bond the thigh bone to the part of the knee replacement that bends. The drawback of knee replacements that use cement is the risk of the cement breaking down and

McKool Smith Helps City of San Diego Win $21.2 Million in Hotel Tax Battle

SAN DIEGO – The law firm of McKool Smith represented the City of San Diego in an administrative hearing that resulted in a $21.2 million award against a group of online travel companies accused of failing to properly remit millions of dollars in hotel occupancy taxes. The ruling, which was made public by the defendants in a related case, supports the position of more than 275 other municipalities and governmental entities

Jackson Walker Welcomes Randel Young

HOUSTON – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome partner Randel Young to the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Young has almost 30 years’ experience in the energy, natural resource and electric power and related service sectors, with an emphasis on structuring, negotiating and documenting oil and gas, natural resource and other projects and transactions. Mr. Young’s practice is focused on U.S. and international project development and project finance transactions, U.S. and

Gardere Hosts ‘Take Your Child To Work Day’

Dallas/Houston – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, hosted approximately 75 junior staffers on July 23, as part of the firm’s 14th annual celebration of Take Your Child to Work Day. The event, held in the firm’s Dallas and Houston offices, gave children between the ages of 8 and 18 the chance to spend the day at work with their parents, socializing with attorneys over

Jackson Walker Welcomes Michael W. Wood

HOUSTON – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome new partner Michael W. Wood to the Corporate/Energy group in the Houston office. As an attorney in private practice, Mr. Wood has handled several billion dollars of commercial transactions involving corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and debt restructuring. He focuses on all phases of project development, including contract negotiation, financing and development, and restructuring of debt with financial institutions. He has represented developers, lenders and


New Features and Improved Interface Make Calltime Pro Even Better Investment for Campaigns Today Blue Campaign Solutions announced the release of version 3.0 of its flagship fundraising product Calltime Pro. First released in 2007, Calltime Pro helps campaigns manage existing donors, target new donors, manage reporting and more. Calltime Pro version 3.0 introduces a range of new features such as paper-free call-time and call-time from iPhones and Android phones.

StenoCentral Announces Integration with ReporterBase

StenoCentral Inc., the company that is bringing innovative software solutions to staffing in the court reporting industry with their web-based business application, announced today that they have added a feature to their job posting capabilities which includes integration with OMTI’s court reporting management software suite, ReporterBase. ReporterBase users can now use data that is exported from their own system and seamlessly import it into StenoCentral to create court reporting

Server Intellect Excels in the Cloud with Microsoft’s Virtualization Competency …

ORLANDO, FL. 7/21/2010 - Server Intellect obtained the Microsoft Virtualization Competency expanding its ever-growing base of Microsoft competencies focused around Cloud Based Server Solutions. The Microsoft Virtualization Competency assures customers that Server Intellect has the skills needed to build enterprise-class Virtualization and Cloud Server Solutions based on products such as Windows Server Hyper-V technology, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Microsoft application virtualization, Microsoft enterprise desktop virtualization, and Microsoft virtual

Unique Opportunity to Make a Difference: Help the Youth of Rural Guatemala Becom …

Anyone Can Help, and a Little Bit Goes a Long Way to Help 50 Young Mayans Pursue an Education and Rise from Poverty, Says Roots & Wings International Spokane, WA, July 21, 2010 – Manuela Lopez is one of four children of a day laborer in the coffee-growing Guatemalan community of Pasac, Solola, one of the poorest areas in one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Her father earns the

Jackson Walker Partners Selected for ‘Chambers’ Guide

DALLAS – Three Jackson Walker partners were selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. The Chambers guide identifies leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers across the U.S. and their clients. The criteria for selection in the guide include recommendations by clients, the attorney’s visibility in his or her area of law, and the volume,

Shawn O'Brien Joins Jackson Walker

HOUSTON – Jackson Walker proudly welcomes Shawn R. O'Brien to its Houston office as a tax partner. Mr. O'Brien advises clients in all types of federal and state tax issues. Mr. O'Brien regularly represents clients in civil and criminal tax controversies and litigation. He is an advocate for his clients in trial and appellate litigation on multi-industry tax issues. Mr. O'Brien also advises and represents clients seeking federal and state tax

Chambers USA Expands Rankings for Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC

Dallas, TX--Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has expanded its recognition of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC in its 2010 rankings. In addition to its Commercial Litigation practice, Chambers has added KRCL's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice. Chambers has also recognized additional KRCL attorneys as leaders in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate and employment. Adding the Firm's Bankruptcy and Restructuring group to the rankings, Chambers' research determined that: The

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