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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

DSS leading ICE 8 NG9-1-1 Recording and Logging Interoperability Tests

Southfield, MI – DSS Corporation (, having successfully completed NG9-1-1 interoperability testing with 17 other vendors at NENA’s second Industry Collaboration Event (ICE 2), is now preparing to test its Equature® NG9-1-1 recording solution in ICE 8 – an event that is focused specifically on Recording and Logging interfaces. The tests will begin on June 7, 2010, and span a period of 7 months, with a new phase of tests

McKool Smith Earns Midsize Hot List Honor for Second Year in a Row

DALLAS – The law firm of McKool Smith has earned its second consecutive selection to the Midsize Hot List, a compilation of the top law firms in the U.S. with 50-150 attorneys. The exclusive annual list published by The National Law Journal includes only 20 firms from across the nation, and McKool Smith is one of only two firms to earn selection for the second year in a row. “There are many,

Kimberley Neeson Nominated for RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award

Toronto, ON (Canada) – For the second consecutive year, Kimberley Neeson, President of Neeson & Associates Court Reporting and Captioning Inc., has been nominated to the prestigious RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards in the category of The Bell Trailblazer Award. This year’s nomination is made even more special by the fact that Bell Canada itself asked Ms. Neeson if they could put her forward as a contender in this


CORAL SPRINGS, FL. - The Weinstein Law Firm is pleased to announce that the members of the Florida Justice Association have re-elected attorney and managing partner Andrew Weinstein to its Board of Directors. The FJA is the premier trial lawyer organization in the state of Florida. As a member of the board, Mr. Weinstein will assist in setting policy for the organization, act as an advocate for pertinent issues with

Millions of Seniors Prevented from a Better Quality of Life Due to Fear of Chang …

In the current economic climate, seniors may still be postponing selecting or moving to long term care (whether in-home or in a residence). Although the housing crisis has placed senior housing options out of reach for many, alternatives such as home health services, assisted living, or even affordable retirement community options go unnoticed. A leading issue compounding or even superceding affordability are concerns many seniors have with moving to an

Jackson Walker Partner Chip Babcock Named to “25 Greatest Texas Lawyers”

DALLAS – Jackson Walker partner Charles L. “Chip” Babcock was selected as one of Texas Lawyer’s “25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter-Century” in a special 25th anniversary issue of the publication. The list honors practicing Texas attorneys who have made outstanding contributions within the 25 years that Texas Lawyer has been published. The profile on Mr. Babcock describes him as “a successful First Amendment lawyer who has racked

Four McKool Smith Principals Named to Lawdragon 500

DALLAS – McKool Smith co-founder Mike McKool and firm principals Samuel F. Baxter, Douglas Cawley and Robert A. Cote each have been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America list. Mr. McKool, Mr. Baxter, Mr. Cote and Mr. Cawley handle intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation on behalf of both plaintiff and defense clients. The Lawdragon 500 list is the result of a research effort conducted by Lawdragon’s editorial

The Lanier Law Firm Investigating 401(k) Retirement Plan for BP Employees

NEW YORK – The Lanier Law Firm is investigating possible legal claims related to a 401(k) retirement plan for U.S. employees of energy giant BP (NYSE: BP). The law firm believes there are potential violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) by those in charge of BP’s retirement plan, which is known as the BP Employee Savings Plan (“ESP”). The Lanier Law Firm has maintained a prominent

Alliance of Legal Document Assistant Professionals Announces New President, Elec …

Non-Profit Association Promotes Professional Integrity and Consumer Protection in the Delivery of Non-Attorney, Self-Help Legal Services SACRAMENTO, CA—June 24, 2010: The Alliance of Legal Document Assistant Professionals (ALDAP), a non-profit organization established in 2007 to serve the legal document assistant (LDA) and paralegal professions, has elected its new Board of Directors for the 2010-2012 term. The Board will focus on boosting awareness of the non-attorney alternatives to access the judicial system,

Jackson Walker Welcomes David Seidler

FORT WORTH – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome partner David Seidler to the firm’s Fort Worth office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, insurance defense, and alternate dispute resolution. Since 1992, Mr. Seidler has conducted more than 1,900 mediations of federal and state court cases involving every conceivable type of dispute. He is an immediate past Board Member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and a Founding Board Member and

Jackson Walker Welcomes Tracey Wallace

DALLAS – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome partner Tracey Wallace to the firm’s Dallas office. Ms. Wallace joins the firm’s Labor and Employment group. Her practice focuses on the defense and trial of complex employment cases in federal and state courts. She represents a broad range of state, national and international clients in the full spectrum of employment and discrimination related matters. She has also drafted manuals and policies for

Veteran Passed Away from Mesothelioma Cancer

It has been reported that a U.S. Army veteran passed away at the age of 64 from the asbestos cancer, malignant mesothelioma. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 25 years of service. Prior to his military career, he worked at a steel company. It is likely that his mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure that he encountered at the steel company and during military service. Malignant mesothelioma

Thompson & Knight Ranked Among Top Firms in the Nation by Chambers USA

Texas (June 17, 2010) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce its recognition among the top 10 firms in the United States for the Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) category in the legal directory Chambers USA 2010. The directory mentions the “extensive and high-quality oil & gas transactional practice” of the Firm and notes: “Its expertise spans exploration and production, development, upstream,

Harold Cameron, Chief of Helping People,Consumer/Corporate Advocate and Life Coa …

Starting Monday June 28th Harold Cameron, Chief of Helping People, Consumer/Corporate Advocate and Life Coach of HaroldSays, will be back on BlogTalkRadio again broadcasting his own live talk radio show. He is going to host the, "HaroldSays" Radio Show which will be broadcast live Monday-Friday, (except national holidays), from 12 PM to 1 PM EST. "HaroldSays" is a positive based Internet radio talk show where he and his guests will

Mesothelioma Patient and Wife Awarded $4.5M in Asbestos Exposure Case

PHILADELPHIA - June 16, 2010 - A Philadelphia court has awarded more than $4.5 million to a mesothelioma plaintiff and his wife of 57 years. Few mesothelioma plaintiffs live long enough to hear a final verdict in their cases, making the outcome of this reverse bifurcated trial especially significant. Waters & Kraus, LLP, and the Shein Law Center, LTD, served as plaintiff's counsel for former U.S. Navy engineman John Koeberle.

H Texas Magazine Selects 14 Gardere Attorneys For Top Lawyers List

HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that 14 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to H Texas magazine’s 2010 Houston’s Top Lawyers list. The list will be published in the magazine’s June issue. Gardere attorneys on the peer-selected list are: trial partners Michael P. Cash, Jeffrey S. Davis, Amy Catherine Dinn, Thomas A. Hagemann, Marla Thompson Poirot, Peter Scaff, Samantha Trahan and T. Michael Wall; labor

Attorney Andrew Weinstein a Featured Speaker at the Florida Personal Injury Prot …

CORAL SPRINGS, FL. - Founding partner Andrew Weinstein of the Coral Springs-based Weinstein Law Firm ( recently spoke at the Florida Personal Injury Protection Litigation Seminar, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Dania Beach. The one-day seminar provided attorneys as well as insurance claims adjusters with an update and analysis of Florida Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law, along with a discussion on how recent changes in the statute have affected

Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys Young and Young Launch New Website

Indianapolis, IN June 15, 2010 --- Young and Young one of the leading consumer personal injury law firms in Indianapolis, has announced the launch of its new consumer-friendly personal injury website this week— The new website is designed to help Indiana citizens learn about personal injuries, automobile and motorcycle accidents, construction site injuries, medical malpractice, and social security disability claims process, and understand the rights and protections

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