News from November 2018

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: 18 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2019 Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia Super Lawyers

By Press release submission | Nov 28, 2018

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has 14 attorneys from its Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia offices named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list, an independent rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Barnes & Thornburg adds Bradley Walz in Minneapolis

By Press release submission | Nov 28, 2018

Barnes & Thornburg has added Bradley J. Walz as a partner in the Corporate Department in Minneapolis, where he helps companies on a broad range of business and transactional issues.

DLA PIPER: Christine Walchuk joins DLA Piper's Corporate practice in Northern Virginia

By Press release submission | Nov 28, 2018

DLA Piper announced that Christine Walchuk has joined the firm's Corporate practice as a partner in Northern Virginia.

FOX ROTHSCHILD: Diane Geller Named to ‘Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing’ List

By Press release submission | Nov 28, 2018

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Diane J. Geller, named to the Staffing Industry Analysts 2018 “Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing” list, which recognizes the most impactful female leaders in the staffing industry.

EPSTEIN BECKER & GREEN: Epstein Becker Green Announces 2019 Promotions

By Press release submission | Nov 28, 2018

Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been promoted to Members of the Firm, effective January 1, 2019.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Las Vegas Welcomes Clients and Friends to New Downtown Summerlin Office

By Press release submission | Nov 28, 2018

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Las Vegas office attorneys and business staff welcomed clients and colleagues to an open house reception at their new location in Downtown Summerlin on Nov. 16.

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Crystal V. Venning joins Peckar & Abramson's New York office

By Press release submission | Nov 28, 2018

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Commercial and Real Estate Litigation attorney Crystal V. Venning has joined the firm’s New York office as an Associate.

Oakland, San Francisco switch lawyers as climate change lawsuits face possible reckoning

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 29, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The cities of Oakland and San Francisco have replaced the private lawyers representing them in climate change litigation as a series of lawsuits against ExxonMobil, Shell and other oil companies head toward what could be their final challenges in appeals courts on either coast.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Restructuring attorney James Van Horn joins Barnes & Thornburg in Washington, D.C.

By Press release submission | Nov 29, 2018

\Barnes & Thornburg has added James Van Horn as a partner in the firm’s Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department in Washington, D.C.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Four Barnes & Thornburg attorneys, staff recognized for commitment to community, Firm

By Press release submission | Nov 29, 2018

For their pro bono work, mentoring, service, and commitment to diversity and inclusion, four individuals have been recognized with Barnes & Thornburg service awards for going above and beyond in their communities.

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Foley Adds Health Care Partner Emily Weber in Denver

By Press release submission | Nov 29, 2018

Foley & Lardner LLP announced that Emily Weber has joined the firm’s Health Care Practice as a partner in its Denver office.

From Cook County Record

Sterigenics: Lawsuits asking courts to rewrite federal clean air rules, based on a 'flawed' report

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 29, 2018

Saying plaintiffs are asking the courts to essentially rewrite federal environmental laws and regulatory rules based on a single report issued by a federal agency relying on faulty data, medical device sterilizer Sterigenics has asked a federal judge to corral a stampede of lawsuits that have hit the courts in recent weeks amid a blizzard of media reports asserting the company’s use of a key sterilizing agent at its facility in suburban Willowbrook could cause cancer.

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER: Wilson Elser Opens New Offices in Alabama and Tennessee

By Press release submission | Nov 29, 2018

National law firm Wilson Elser has announced the opening of new offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee – bringing the firm’s office count nationally to 37.

Microcap stock marketer charged by SEC for 'manipulative trades'

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Virginia resident who dealt with microcap stock has been charged by the federal government with participating in thousands of "manipulative trades" for stocks he was being paid to market.

Alabama AG applauds Supreme Court ruling relating to federal government's 'critical habitat' land designation

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

MONTGOMERY — The U.S. Supreme Court's recent 8-0 decision in Weyerhaeuser Company v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is being called by Alabama's Attorney General as a victory in the state's effort to stop federal government overreach in land management.

Tennesse court orders man charged with selling fake insurance products to pay $6 million, serve 14 months

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

NASHVILLE — A U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation into a Tennessee resident's insurance embezzlement scheme has resulted in a 14 month prison sentence and more than $6 million in restitution by a U.S. District Court.

Ninth Circuit upholds several of Alaska's campaign finance laws

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

ANCHORAGE — Three Alaska campaign finance laws relating to donation limits have been upheld by the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.

Louisiana electrical contractor charged by DOL for federal overtime law violations

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

NEW IBERIA — A Louisiana electrical contractor has agreed to pay over $240,000 in back wages to employees to resolve U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) claims of federal overtime law violations.

BALLARD SPAHR: Ballard Spahr Partner Barbara Casey Among New Jersey Law Journal's "Top Women in Law 2018"

By Press release submission | Nov 30, 2018

Barbara Casey, a partner in Ballard Spahr's New Jersey office, has been named to the New Jersey Law Journal's "Top Women in Law 2018" list.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Adds Real Estate Associate to Its Boston Office

By Press release submission | Nov 30, 2018

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Zachary A. Dovitz as an associate in the Real Estate Practice in the firm’s Boston office.

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