Date : 05-15-2007
Sonnenschein Nath strengthens software security
Chicago-based Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, LLP, has installed a preemptive protection platform provided by IBM's Internet Security Systems (ISS) division. The move will ensure the security of almost 3,000 devices on the firm's network. The proactive nature of IBM ISS guards businesses against susceptibility to online attacks instead of providing a solution after the damage is done. IBM ISS technologies implemented by Sonnenschein include IBM Internet Scanner®, the IBM Proventia® Network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IBM Proventia Network Multi-Function Security, and IBM RealSecure® Server Sensor. These technologies are centrally integrated by the IBM Proventia Management SiteProtector™ console, which helps simplify security processes and provides for complementary security technologies.
Pillsbury Winthrop to install cost-recovery software
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, will install Embedded™, a cost-recovery software system provided by nQueue, Inc. Apart from lowering total cost of ownership, the technology, which is software-based, does not require replacement of hardware terminals when they become damaged or obsolete. nQueue also provides frequent software upgrades to its customers as downloadable files, eliminating new hardware needs. A major provider of integrated cost-recovery software, nQueue provides software-based information accountability solutions to help firms manage their digital transactions more efficiently.
Helms Mulliss brings in new delivery vehicle
Helms, Mulliss & Wicker has announced the introduction of a new commuter-marketing technology to its offices. Being cost-effective, this vehicle-branding technology is expected to strengthen the law firm's identity in the market. The dispatch center at Helms Mulliss manages about 6,800 courier trips each year, including deliveries to the firm's offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington. According to the Transportation Advertising Council, commuter marketing can create about 50,000 to 70,000 impressions per day. The move implements an efficient delivery mechanism that places the law firm's name at the forefront.
Squire Sanders adds prominent energy lawyers
Top energy lawyers Gregory Sopkin and James Albright have joined the Denver office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, to initiate the law firm's regional energy practice. Sopkin, who is a former chairman of the Colorado Utilities Commission, has also served the law firm of Gorsuch Kirgis, LLP, where he advised energy and telecommunications clients. Albright comes from Xcel Energy Services, Inc., where he was assistant general counsel. During his tenure at Xcel, Albright worked on a number of natural-gas matters and represented the company before a number of regulatory bodies. Xcel is a Squire, Sanders & Dempsey client.
Bryan Cave adds four lawyers for its new private client practice in Washington, DC
Bryan Cave, LLP, has announced the addition of four attorneys who will set up its private client practice in Washington, DC. The new entrants are partner Mary Ann Mancini, counsel Susan Blumenthal and Tanya Harvey, and associate Jordan Ware. Mancini is a specialist in estate planning, business planning, and taxation. Harvey primarily works on estate planning and probate, while Blumenthal's practice is focused on the estate administration process. Bryan Cave, which specializes in corporate, transactional, and litigation matters, represents multinational corporations, mid-sized companies, partnerships, and emerging businesses.
FagelHaber merges with Thompson Coburn
Law firm Thompson Coburn has announced a merger with Chicago-based FagelHaber. The move will create a firm with 330 attorneys and offices in Washington, DC, Chicago, St. Louis, and Belleville, IL. FagelHaber will bring 40 lawyers to the combined firm, and the merger will expand Thompson Coburn's practice in Chicago. Thompson Coburn's strong business litigation and intellectual property practices will complement FagelHaber's transaction-based practice. The litigation practice of FagelHaber experienced a jolt in January, when seven of its attorneys left to join Clark Hill's new Chicago office.
Olshan Grundman initiates new employee benefits practice
Olshan, Grundman, Frome, Rosenzweig & Wolosky, LLP, has launched a new employee benefits practice group. To initiate its operations, the firm has added Manes M. Merrit as partner and chairman of the practice group and Barry L. Salkin as of counsel. Merrit specializes in employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Salkin focuses his practice on employee benefits, ERISA, compensation, tax-qualified plans, and welfare plans. The new entrants are expected to boost the firm's ability to represent clients in all areas involving employee benefits, mergers and acquisitions, employment, and corporate practices. Olshan Grundman's lawyers focus on corporate and securities law, litigation, real estate, bankruptcy, and creditors' rights.
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