News from November 2018

DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC: Dykema’s Bloomfield Hills Office Adds Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Attorney Kenneth J. Sachs

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Kenneth J. Sachs to its Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group as a Member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Holland & Knight Welcomes Jake Evans to Georgia Government Advocacy Team

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Jake Evans, a rising star in Georgia's government and legal communities, has joined Holland & Knight's Atlanta office as an associate and member of the firm's Georgia Government Advocacy Team.

CLARK HILL PLC: Clark Hill Strasburger, Partner Daniel L. Butcher Honored With Compass Award from the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) has honored Clark Hill Strasburger and its Dallas member Daniel L. Butcher with a 2018 “Compass Award” in recognition of their support for and provision of career advancement opportunities for diverse attorneys. Butcher, formerly managing partner of Strasburger & Price, which combined with Clark Hill in April, is now a member of Clark Hill’s Executive Committee.

SHEPPARD MULLIN: Sheppard Mullin Lands Seven-Attorney Real Estate Group In New York

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce seven attorneys have joined the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group in New York from Venable LLP.

Pennsylvania alleges vehicle title lender charged up to 300 percent interest on loans

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — In a recently filed lawsuit, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is requesting a $3 million refund from an out-of-state vehicle title lender accused of violating state usury and racketeering laws.

Virginia alleges recycling services company violated state's waste management laws

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

PETERSBURG, Va. — The state of Virginia alleges in a recently filed lawsuit that CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services LLC (CFS) has a series of waste management violations at its Tri City landfill.

Online student loan refinancier settles FTC charges of deceiving customers

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An online student loan refinancier has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to resolve allegations the company made incorrect statements in print, online and in broadcast media advertisements in an attempt to deceive customers on loan refinancing.

Former Venezuelan state-owned oil company executive pleads guilty to money laundering scheme

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the guilty plea of a former Venezuelan State-Owned Oil Company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) executive to particpating in what the DOJ is calling a "billion-dollar international money laundering scheme" involving the Venezuelan state-owned oil company.

ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE: Orrick Named to National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List for Seventh Time

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Orrick has been named to the National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List for the seventh time, capping a year in which our Supreme Court and Appellate Practice argued and prevailed in five cases during the high court’s last term and secured important wins in appeals courts around the country.

POLSINELLI PC: John Acierno Joins Polsinelli’s Real Estate Finance Practice

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 6, 2018

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has added John Acierno, an experienced real estate finance attorney known for his counsel to lenders and borrowers in real estate finance transactions across the country.

MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS: Global Investigations Review Names Morgan Lewis Among Top 30 Investigations Firms

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Morgan Lewis represents clients in the full range of internal investigations, civil litigation, criminal trials, enforcement actions, and government inquiries in both developed and emerging markets.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown partner Larry Urgenson receives GIR’s 2018 “Outstanding Career” award

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that Larry Urgenson, a Washington DC-based partner and co-leader of the firm’s global Anti-Corruption & FCPA practice, received Global Investigations Review’s (GIR) 2018 “Outstanding Career” award.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown partner Lauren Pryor named to Leadership Center for Excellence’s “40 Under 40” list

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Lauren Pryor (Washington DC) was selected as a “40 Under 40” honoree by the Leadership Center for Excellence.

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER: Cornish Nominated for EB5 Investors: 2018 Top 25 Attorneys Edition

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Robert Cornish (Of Counsel-Washington, DC) has been nominated for consideration to as a top professional in the EB-5 industry.

MAYER BROWN: Leading Capital Markets attorney Phyllis Korff joins Mayer Brown in New York

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Mayer Brown announced today that Phyllis Korff has joined the firm as a Capital Markets partner in New York.

Lawsuit over empty space in Junior Mints boxes dismissed; Judge said persons of 'ordinary intelligence' would not have been tricked

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against candy maker Tootsie Roll over alleged misrepresentation regarding the amount of Junior Mints per box and which was previously dismissed by a New York judge has been closed during an appeal.

Plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss class action against Reservations.com

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – After a judge recommended the dismissal of a lawsuit against Reservations.com, the customer who filed the suit asked for a voluntary dismissal of the case.

Coca-Cola: 'Reasonable consumers' understand that 'diet' means free from calories

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers who dispute the use of the word "diet" in Coca-Cola's Diet Coke soft drink are opposing the beverage giant's motion to dismiss their suit.

Alabama Supreme Court affirms ruling expert was not qualified in malpractice case

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 7, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has affirmed a trial court's ruling in a medical malpractice case against an internist regarding the admission of expert testimony.

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