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The Lanier Law Firm Announces Huge Expansion in Houston; Asbestos Expertise Grow …

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm is announcing a huge expansion in Houston, including the addition of six new attorneys in the firm’s Asbestos Litigation Group and an additional 14,000 square feet of office space to help meet the increasing demand in cases involving exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances. Respected asbestos litigators M. Clay Fostel, formerly of Houston’s Heard Robins Cloud Black & Lubel, and William H. Barfield, previously

Thompson & Knight Assists Infinity with Major Offshore Oil and Gas Contract in N …

Texas – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP recently assisted Infinity Oil & Gas, Inc. in the award of oil and gas concessions covering 1.4 million acres off the Nicaraguan coast in the Caribbean Sea. This agreement is especially significant because it is only the second time in recent history that a foreign company has been awarded an offshore exploration and development contract in Nicaragua.

Dylan Drummond, Yesenia Cardenas and John Mark Stephens Join Kane Russell Colema …

DALLAS/HOUSTON, Texas – Kane Russell Coleman & Logan is pleased to announce the addition of three attorneys. Dylan Drummond joined KRCL as an associate on February 16, 2009, and practices in the litigation section of the Houston office. His concentration is on appellate, commercial litigation and regulatory matters. Mr. Drummond is a 2003 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law. Yesenia Cardenas joined KRCL as an associate on March

Eighteen from McKool Smith Recognized Among Texas’ Best Young Lawyers

DALLAS - The national law firm of McKool Smith is home to 18 attorneys from the firm’s Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, offices who have earned spots on the 2009 Texas Rising Stars listing. Nominated by members of the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, the Rising Stars honor is reserved for the top Texas attorneys age 40 or younger, and those who have been in practice fewer than 10 years. Only’s Politics portal goes live

Election 2009,’s comprehensive politics portal offers election-related news, data, and exclusive blogs by experts including Former UN Under-Secretary-General, Shashi Tharoor; Jagdish Bhagwati, a world-renowned economist from Columbia University; and more., India’s hottest internet start up announces the launch of Election 2009, your one-stop spot for Indian politics. An integral part of the portal is exclusive commentary and blogs by internationally recognised experts who possess profound understanding of India’s domestic issues,

Eric Stahl Honored On Texas Rising Stars Listing

DALLAS - The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is pleased to announce that firm attorney Eric T. Stahl has earned a spot on the 2009 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers. Rising Stars selections are based on nominations made by attorneys appearing on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyer list. The designation is reserved for the top Texas attorneys who are 40 or younger or have been

San Antonio Associate from McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Recognize …

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — For the second consecutive year, San Antonio Family Law attorney Amber Liddell Alwais has earned a spot on the annual Texas Rising Stars listing. Ms. Alwais is an associate in the San Antonio office of the Family Law firm McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P. “We’re extremely proud to see Amber receive this honor two years in a row,” says Richard R. Orsinger, a name partner in

Twelve from Kane Russell Coleman & Logan Named as Outstanding Young Lawyers in T …

Rodney Cabrera, Brian Clark, James Greer, Misty Hataway Cone, Dylan Drummond, Richard Hathaway, Jennifer Lindsey, Zach Mayer, Jeff Novel, Courtney Palm, Andrew Sarne and David Thrasher were each named by Law & Politics as outstanding young lawyers in 2009 Texas Rising Stars magazine, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys featured in

E. Leon Carter Named to American College of Trial Lawyers

DALLAS – E. Leon Carter, a named partner and executive committee member of the Dallas-based law firm Munck Carter, LLP, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The American College of Trial Lawyers is the premier professional organization for members of the trial bar in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College limits membership to the top one percent of the total lawyer

17 Gardere Attorneys Earn 2009 Texas Rising Stars Honors

DALLAS/HOUSTON – Seventeen attorneys from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have earned selection to the 2009 listing of Texas Rising Stars. Earning Rising Stars honors from Dallas are partners Christopher Converse, Business/Corporate; Michael Cooley, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; William David Dunn, Business Litigation; John Eliason, Tax; Barry Golden, Antitrust Litigation; Brett Lamb, Construction Litigation; Colin Martin, Business Litigation, Irina Plumlee, Immigration; and Robert Slovak, Construction Litigation. Also recognized from the Dallas

Insurance attorney Drew Bagot joins Cowles & Thompson

DALLAS – Cowles & Thompson, P.C., is proud to announce the addition of noted insurance industry attorney Drew Bagot as a shareholder in the corporate and business section of the Dallas-based law firm. “Drew is among the true leaders in the insurance and health care bars, not only in Texas, but also in the entire country,” says Cowles & Thompson Managing Shareholder Chuck Green. “The work we do with health

Roma victims at the altar of the rule of law

Strasbourg, 16.03.2009 – Following several serious and violent incidents during 2008 the Roma in Hungary feel insecure in their everyday life and fear becoming the next target of attacks This was the assessment made by Mr Rudko Kawczynski, president of the European Roma and Travellers Forum in a press-conference on Thursday, 12 March 2009 in Budapest following a visit to assess the human rights situation of the Roma community in

Two From The Lanier Law Firm Recognized Among Texas’ Top Young Attorneys

HOUSTON – Attorneys Angela Barmby Greenberg and Dara Grisbee Hegar, associates in the Houston office of The Lanier Law Firm, are featured in the 2009 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers. This marks the fourth consecutive year Ms. Hegar has earned the distinction, and the third for Ms. Greenberg. Rising Stars selections recognize the top Texas attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger, and those

Fish & Richardson Adds Sean Blasko to Austin Litigation Group

AUSTIN, Texas – The national law firm of Fish & Richardson P.C. is announcing the addition of Sean Blasko as an associate in the firm’s litigation group. Before joining Fish & Richardson’s Austin office, Mr. Blasko worked as a financial planner for Whitestone Financial Group in Austin, a position he held throughout law school. He also served as a judicial intern for the Hon. James R. Nowlin in the U.S. District

ERTF President to visit Hungary to asses situation

Strasbourg, 06.03.2009 – Racist violence, particularly the recent attacks against members of the Roma community in Hungary, and measures that need to be taken against discrimination will be some of the main topics that the European Roma and Travellers Forum, will assess during the four day high-level visit to Hungary starting on 09 March 2009. Mr. Kawczynski, the President of the Forum and his team will visit villages

Mujiba Salaam Parker Makes Plans To Be The Next Mayor of Camden, NJ

CAMDEN, NJ -- Camden, New Jersey mayoral candidate Mujiba Salaam Parker recently announced that her commitment to the well being of the city is positioning her as a strong contender in the upcoming Camden election. For more than 10 years, Parker has had a vested interest in revitalizing the City of Camden. Through her work with the Camden Empowerment Zone Corporation in 1998, Parker successfully managed housing and economic development

Gardere’s Ortiz-Prieto Honored by Dallas Business Journal

DALLAS – Attorney Alejandro Ortiz-Prieto, a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, was selected by the Dallas Business Journal as one of its 2009 Minority Business Leaders. The award recognizes the area's top minority business owners, minority corporate executives, and advocates of minority businesses. Mr. Ortiz-Prieto was selected as one of 15 Dallas-area business people to receive the Minority Corporate Executive Award. “There is no one more deserving

A Site To Connect Tampa Bay Locals to Top Defense Attorneys

Attorney Bjorn Brunvand announces the redesign of his law firm’s new website, The site is expected to reach out to thousands in need of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in the Tampa Bay and Clearwater (Florida) areas. The new site provides lawyer profiles and legal information in the areas of DUI and drunk driving, felony drug charges, government fraud, and white-collar crime. “We wanted a web presence that would educate our

Gardere’s Lowenbert to Lead Dallas County Historical Commission

DALLAS – Attorney Michael Lowenberg, general counsel at the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been selected to a two-year term as chairman of the Dallas County Historical Commission. The Dallas County Historical Commission ( is a volunteer board appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court to advise the Court on matters pertaining to historical preservation, and to initiate and conduct programs and activities to assist in the

Continental Airlines Hit with Negligence Lawsuit Over Fiery Denver Crash

Plane crash attorney Frank L. Branson says airline’s standard of care was lacking in crash HOUSTON – Attorneys with The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson in Dallas have filed a lawsuit against Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL), charging that the airline’s negligence played a role in a December 2008 plane crash at Denver International Airport that injured 38 passengers. The lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of Houston resident Julie Kuehn stems from the

Gingrich Productions Premieres Ronald Reagan Documentary on Former President's B …

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s birthday, Gingrich Productions will debut its latest documentary, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, tonight at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Produced in association with Citizens United Productions and Peace River Company LLC, Rendezvous with Destiny is a groundbreaking film that documents the life and legacy of the 40th President of the United States. Through never-before-seen interviews with former heads

Haynes and Boone Enters California Market Through Addition of MacPherson, Kwok, …

DALLAS/SAN JOSE/IRVINE – As part of its long-term growth strategy, Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to announce its addition of the 27 attorneys and professionals at MacPherson, Kwok, Chen & Heid, LLP, a leading intellectual property law firm with offices in San Jose and Orange County, Calif. With this addition, Haynes and Boone has almost 550 attorneys in 12 offices worldwide and becomes one of the few large

Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners to State Prisons Could Lead to Repeat of 9/ …

Coral Springs, FL/January 27, 2009 – CellAntenna Corporation announces that it is urging Congress and the Obama Administration not to transfer prisoners, currently being held in Guantanamo Bay suspected of terrorist ties, until Congress provides direction to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow cell phone jamming by state and local law enforcement particularly in state prisons. Currently, law enforcement identifies illegal cell phones being smuggled to inmates in

China Expert to Discuss U.S.-China Relations and Personal Experiences (Middletow …

EVENT TIME/DATE: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 2009 (Middletown, CT) This year marks the 30th anniversary of The United States establishing an embassy in China, and Wesleyan Professor Vera Schwarcz was one of only seven invited western scholars to visit the country in 1979. Schwarcz, professor and chair, East Asian Studies, professor of history, and director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, arrived in China as a PhD student on

Republic Day 2009: Freedom Team releases website and brochure

On the important occasion of the Republic Day, the Freedom Team of India has released its new website ( and an eight page brochure. The Team, established in 2008, aims to provide a forum for policy, strategy, and leadership development. It aims to find at least 1500 outstanding leaders in India to contest elections in the coming years under the banner of freedom and world-best policy. The forty leaders and observers

Country Music Artist Billy Craig releases song Let's just be American

Country Music Artist Billy Craig has written and produced the song “Let’s Just Be American.” The day after the presidential election, Billy wrote a song that had kept him lying awake. He took it into the studio, gave it a go, and it’s turned into a very special song, perfect for these times. “This song is very important to America right now. Given the current situation of the

Securities Fraud Law Firm Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling Representing Madoff Fra …

Attorney Robert S. Schachter says Bank Medici and Bank Austria Implicated in Madoff Fallout NEW YORK – An international probe by the law firm Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling is focusing on whether major Austrian banks used financial funds in Europe to fraudulently funnel billions into Bernard L. Madoff’s bogus investment enterprises, resulting in billions in losses for European parties. The New York-based law firm already is working with nearly a dozen individuals,


Strasbourg, 16 January 2009: Today, in a letter addressed to United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon the European Roma and Travellers Forum expressed its indignation at the decision to exclude the Roma Holocaust from the commemoration ceremony. Mr. Kawczynski, president of the European Roma and Travellers Forum said this decision did not honor the United Nations, which should be at the forefront in respecting the memory of persecuted populations.

Study: Fluoridation Benefits Doubtful

Achieving cavity-free status has little to do with fluoride intake, reports a study in the Fall 2008 Journal of Public Health Dentistry. The ongoing Iowa Fluoride Study (IFS) begun in 1992, follows a cohort of children from birth. Researchers measure fluoride use and ingestion, count cavities and document fluorosis – white spotted, yellow and/or brown stained teeth – the outward sign of fluoride over-ingestion. IFS researchers report, "The benefits

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Selected as U.S. Legal Counsel By Global Semiconductor …

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (Gardere) announces they have been selected as U.S. legal counsel for the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), an organization focused on accelerating the growth of the global semiconductor industry. Gardere offers GSA a full range of legal services including antitrust, trademarks and international activities. GSA conducted an exhaustive search of legal firms around the country before selecting Gardere as its counsel. They chose Gardere based on its

Cruelties to Indonesian Parrots

Thousands of parrots from the tropical wilderness of Papua and North Maluku are caught to supply domestic and international illegal wildlife trade every year. In their latest report released in 2008 entitled “PIRATED PARROTS”, the Indonesian wildlife protection NGO, ProFauna Indonesia, revealed evidence on the smuggling of wild caught parrots to the Philippines during their investigation. Meanwhile, the centre of domestic parrot trade is in Surabaya, where wild

EMI Share Schemes could be key to retaining top talent

Norfolk UK, December 29, 2008 - Whilst the credit crunch continues to squeeze corporate purse strings tighter, there is a glimmer of hope for businesses looking to attract or retain top talent without having to invest in expensive incentives or bonuses, according to lawyers at Net Lawman, who are advising small business to consider the advantages of adopting Enterprise Management Incentive share schemes (EMI’s). EMIs are tax advantaged share options for

IIMSAM Goodwill Ambassador gets Man of the Year 2008 Award in Jordan

Doha (December 28, 2008): The Director of the regional office and Goodwill Ambassador of the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), a Permanent Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Dr. Naseer Shahir Homoud has been honoured with the prestigious ‘Man of the Year award for Business and Humanitarian Endeavours- 2008’ of the Jordan. He was felicitated recently in a glittering ceremony organized at

Slovakia to join the Eurozone on January 1st

The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) welcomes the introduction of the common currency in Slovakia. On January 1st 2009, the country will join the ranks of currently 15 member states that use the Euro. "Start-up packages" containing the EUR equivalent of 500 Sk (16.60 €) are already sold at all post offices and local commercial banks since December 1st. LYMEC President Aloys Rigaut states: "On New Year, five million Slovaks will join

Gardere’s Spaniol Elected To Literacy Board

DALLAS – Attorney Andrew Spaniol, an associate in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors for Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT). Founded in 1961 by the local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, LIFT is now one of the largest and most respected adult literacy education programs in the United States. In the past year, LIFT

Wildgen, Partners in Law, Double Award

Luxembourg, 12 December 2008 – Wildgen, one of the best known law firms in Luxembourg, is proud to announce that it was awarded “Best Capital Markets Team of the year - Luxembourg” and “Luxembourg Corporate Law Firm of the year”. The first award was given by “European CEO”, international magazine dedicated to European leaders and managers, within the framework of its European Legal Awards and the second one by ACQ, a

Personal Injury Attorney Drexler Chosen as Trial Competition Judge

Los Angeles, California (November 13, 2008) – For the fourth consecutive year, Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney, David Drexler has served as a court judge in the prestigious National Civil Trial Competition presented by both Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and Greene Broillett & Wheeler LLP. This high-level legal competition attracts law students from top law schools around the country like Harvard and Yale to compete in mock trials


Event to Bring Visibility to GLBT Citizens ATLANTA, Dec. 11--The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community will be joined by friends, families, and allies to support equality at a protest scheduled for this Saturday. At 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 13th, 2008, members of the community are planning to gather in a "moving protest" along the corners of Peachtree St. and Lenox Rd., near two busy shopping centers

Gardere’s Risman Inducted Into ISHC

DALLAS – Noted hospitality industry attorney Clifford J. (Cliff) Risman, a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been inducted into the prestigious International Society of Hospitality Consultants. Mr. Risman, whose clients include many of the premier names in the global hospitality industry, was inducted into ISHC during the group’s recent Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The ISHC is an invitation-only professional society of the leading consultants

DVB-T available in almost all of Germany

MEDIA BROADCAST completes the upgrade to digital terrestrial television. Bonn, December 10, 2008 – MEDIA BROADCAST upgraded its terrestrial TV transmitter networks in Germany to DVB-T (digital video broadcasting terrestrial) within 5 years between 2003 and 2008. The company thereby completed the digitization process two years earlier than determined by the German federal government. As of the end of 2008, more than 90 percent of the population, i.e., 74 million

GodwinRonquillo Boosts Litigation Practice With Addition of Harris; Long Promote …

DALLAS – GodwinRonquillo PC is proud to announce the addition of commercial litigation attorney Craig A. Harris as a Shareholder of the firm. Mr. Harris is a respected trial attorney with more than 20 years experience handling cases in Texas state courts and federal jurisdictions, as well as appeals before the Supreme Court of Texas, various Texas appellate courts, and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

CellAntenna to Hold “Cell Phone” Jamming Demonstration at Travis State Jail on D …

Coral Springs, FL/December 9, 2008 – CellAntenna Corporation announces that it has been invited by the Texas State Representative Jerry Madden (R-Plano) to hold a presentation of its “cell-jamming” device that could be used to jam illegal cell phone use by inmates at the Travis State Jail in Austin, Texas on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 10 AM CST. This demonstration follows CellAntenna’s successful demonstration of its “cell-jamming” device

Gibson, McClure, Wallace & Daniels Name Partner Recognized Among Country’s Top A …

DALLAS – Attorney Ruth Ann Daniels, a name partner at Gibson, McClure, Wallace & Daniels, L.L.P., is highlighted among the top labor & employment attorneys in the country in the latest Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition. Ms. Daniels previously has been recognized as one of Texas' top attorneys, earning a spot on the Texas Super Lawyers list for five consecutive years. Selections for the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition listing

Leading Domestic Relations Firm Opens New Office in Tampa, FL

Cordell & Cordell, P.C., one of the nation’s leading domestic relations law firms for men, has announced today the opening of their 18th office in Tampa, Florida. Cordell & Cordell, P.C. has pledged an ongoing goal of expanding their practice across the United States. With their newest office in Tampa, as well as the recent opening of their Pittsburgh location, divorcing dads now have a greater ability to gain the

Thompson & Knight Continues to Expand IP Practice

Rio de Janeiro – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP, through its affiliated office Tauil & Chequer Advogados, is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its Intellectual Property (“IP”) Practice Group with the addition of Associate Marcelle Franco Espíndola in the Firm’s Rio de Janeiro office. Espíndola joins Evelyn Uliana Montellano in Brazil to strengthen Thompson & Knight’s thriving and rapidly expanding IP practice

Campaigners welcome new Forced Marriage legislation

The introduction of new legislation to protect victims of forced marriages has been welcomed by charities campaigning to eradicate the practice. Under the new laws individuals and the Police can apply for a Forced Marriage Protection Order which prevents families from seizing passports or intimidating victims into travelling abroad. In addition, the Order could force families to reveal a missing victim’s whereabouts to Police. Kelly Kaur, who runs the Throughcare Housing


The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – - believes that taken overall, the moves announced in this week’s Pre Budget Report (PBR) seem to be giving to its members with one hand, but taking back more with the other. As such, the PBR is nothing more than a curate’s egg, says Director General, Peter Quantrill. “Partly good and partly bad, but quite probably entirely spoiled. “The bad bits are effectively

CellAntenna and South Carolina Department of Corrections Hold Successful “Cell P …

Coral Springs, FL/November 24, 2008 – CellAntenna Corporation and the South Carolina Department of Corrections held a successful “cell phone” jamming demonstration on Friday, November 21, 2008 at the Lieber Correctional Institution outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Corrections and correction’s facilities nationally are confronted with a growing threat to the safety and security of the public and corrections’ staff – unauthorized use of cell

CKPT Expands its Local Counsel Practice for Patent and IP cases in Texas

Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor LLP (CKPT) is pleased to announce a development within the intellectual property practice. Fresh on the heels of a favorable outcome in the Northern District of Texas, the practice group has expanded its offerings to include service as local counsel for out-of-state parties involved in IP litigation. Intellectual property trial attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk will chair this practice and will be joined by

Is the self-regulation of engineering in Canada doomed?

Toronto, November 22, 2008 - The Council for Access to the Profession of Engineering will hold its Second Annual Engineering Knowledge Conference and Annual General Meeting titled "Can self-regulation of the engineering profession in Canada survive the 21st century?" tomorrow at 9:00 am at Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto. This potentially provocative conference will focus the attention of academics, policy makers, regulators and engineers on the evolution of regulation

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