News from December 2018

Alabama Supreme Court partially agrees with trial court in case involving pay to Space Science Exhibit commissioners

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 6, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part a writ of mandamus filed by Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission officers in a case of alleged noncompliance with compensation laws.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Michael Fielding Receives Top Legal Innovation Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Missouri Lawyers Weekly has recognized Husch Blackwell partner Michael Fielding among the honorees in the publication’s inaugural Top Legal Innovation Awards.

MORGAN LEWIS: Connecticut Treasurer-elect Appoints Morgan Lewis Partner to Chair Transition Committee

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Morgan Lewis partner Daniel Papermaster has been named by Connecticut Treasurer-elect Shawn Wooden to chair the 10-member Transition Advisory Committee that will advise him on personnel, operational, and policy decisions.

FOX ROTHSCHILD: Fox Rothschild Now Has Five Certified Appellate Specialists in North Carolina

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Patrick M. Kane and Kip D. Nelson, the latest members of the firm’s Appellate Practice to earn certification as appellate specialists from the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

BALLARD SPAHR LLP: Noted Intellectual Property Attorney Tanya Curcio Joins Ballard Spahr in Washington, D.C.

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Tanya M. Curcio—an experienced intellectual property attorney who focuses on trademarks and copyrights—has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, Chair Mark Stewart announced today.

LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Launches Madison Office with Addition of Special Counsel Michael Gotzler

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Littler, the world’s largest labor and employment firm representing management, is expanding its presence in Wisconsin with the addition of Michael R. Gotzler who will open a new office in Madison, located at 10 East Doty Street, Suite 800.

NELSON MULLINS: Four Nelson Mullins Attorneys Chosen for Georgia Trend’s 2018 ‘Legal Elite’

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Georgia Trend has recognized four Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys in its "2018 Legal Elite.

STEPTOE & JOHNSON PLLC: William "Bill" Wahoff inducted as Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is proud to announce the election of attorney William “Bill” Wahoff as a new Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Adds Two Attorneys in Southern California, Further Strengthening Corporate and Litigation Practices

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Greenberg Traurig LLP issued the following announcement on Nov. 27.Continuing the strategic growth of its southern California offices, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added corporate attorney Daria K.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Greenberg Traurig Continues Strategic Growth of Intellectual Property Practice, Adds Andrew Schwaab in Silicon Valley

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP further expanded its Intellectual Property & Technology Practice with the strategic addition of Andrew B. Schwaab as a shareholder in its Silicon Valley office. Schwaab joins the firm from Knobbe Martens.

MAYER BROWN: Former Assistant to US Solicitor General Nicole Saharsky joins Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice in DC

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that prominent appellate lawyer Nicole A. Saharsky has joined the firm as a partner in Washington DC.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Erin Jane Illman and Steven Snyder Earn NC Privacy and Information Security Law Specialty Certification

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Bradley is pleased to announce that Erin Jane Illman and Steven T. Snyder, attorneys in the firm’s Charlotte office, are among the first North Carolina lawyers to earn the new Privacy and Information Security Law Specialty certification through the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

CLARK HILL PLC: Clark Hill Member, Joann Needleman, Speaker at the Inaugural Women in Consumer Finance Conference - December 10th – 12th

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Clark Hill Member and Leader of the Consumer Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance Practice Group, Joann Needleman, will be speaking at the Inaugural Women in Consumer Finance Conference on December 11th in Baltimore, Maryland.

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP: Ellen Greiper appointed to Board of National Association of Women in Construction

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

New York Partner Ellen H. Greiper has been appointed to the Board of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC).

Defendants get major NYC asbestos win, also fighting a 'ploy' used by plaintiffs lawyers

By John O'Brien | Dec 7, 2018

Defendants are celebrating a rare win in an asbestos case originating from New York City’s controversial asbestos court while also appealing a judge’s order that exposes them to even bigger verdicts there.

Madison Square Garden executive chairman to pay $600,000 for failing to report voting securities

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Madison Square Garden Company Executive Chairman James Dolan has agreed to a more than $600,000 settlement to resolve charges by the federal government of failing to report voting securities of the company in the required time frame.

Actelion Pharmaceuticals reaches $360 million settlement with U.S. for alleged drug kickbacks

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A San Francisco pharmaceutical company accused by the federal government of giving kickbacks to Medicare patients using its hypertension drugs has agreed to a $360 million settlement.

EEOC: Embassy Suites settles charges of firing employee due to asthma

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

SAN DIEGO — Merritt Hospitality LLC and HEI Hotels and Resorts LCC have settled a lawsuit filed by a federal agency, alleging one of the companies' workers was fired due to her asthma, violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Family Healthcare Network to pay $1.75 million over alleged discriminatory leave polices

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

FRESNO — California-based Family Healthcare Network has agreed to a $1.75 million settlement over charges its leave polices allegedly discriminate against employees with pregnancies and disabilities.

Medical device manufacturer, parent company to pay more than $30 million for federal violations

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A medical device manufacturer along with its parent company have agreed to pay more than $30 million for violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and False Claims Act relating to their medical devices.

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