Allen & Overy lifts firm-wide ban on Facebook |


Date : 06-06-2007

Allen & Overy lifts firm-wide ban on Facebook

Legal-service provider Allen & Overy (A&O) has lifted its firm-wide ban on social-networking site Facebook following staff complaints to the IT department. Earlier, the IT unit decided to block the website due to major concerns about staff downloading videos from the site. Now, staff members can access the site, but they cannot view or download videos from it. Facebook is a social-networking site consisting of a number of interlinking networks. It enables users to view and share personal information and upload photographs. The A&O network on Facebook currently has 732 members.

Palmer joins NAELA

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has hired Molly E. Palmer, an attorney with Stoerzbach, Robertson, Wilcox & Alcorn, PC. The academy offers membership to attorneys who are licensed and practice in the area of elder law. Membership is also open to those who are interested in legal issues pertaining to the elderly. NAELA was set up in 1987. It is a nonprofit association assisting lawyers, bar organizations, and other groups. NAELA's members are attorneys experienced with and trained to work on the legal issues of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities.

Manatt announces 2007 summer associate roster

National law and consulting firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, has announced its 2007 summer associate roster. Twenty-one law students will be placed in the firm's offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Palo Alto, and Albany. Manatt is currently ranked 19th on the Minority Law Journal's diversity listings for 2007. The firm will train and cultivate the professional growth of the selected candidates coming from the nation's top law schools. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is dedicated to providing legal and consulting services to clients worldwide. In addition, Manatt operates the healthcare policy and business advisory group Manatt Health Solutions and a wholly owned subsidiary, ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC.

Linklaters signs outsourcing deal with Unisys to improve data centers

Unisys Corporation has signed a contract to provide extensive IT services to global law firm Linklaters. According to the contract, Unisys will manage the support and maintenance of Linklaters' office server and its global data center, printer, and storage infrastructure. The IT-service provider will function in 23 of the countries in which Linklaters operates and will offer services to the law firm's staff at its head office in London. Linklaters, LLP, is a law firm specializing in advisory services for the world's leading companies and financial organizations. The firm's data centers are spread across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Linklaters became Linklaters, LLP, in May 2007.

Alhadeff & Solar joins Buchanan Ingersoll

A team of seven lawyers from San Diego law firm Alhadeff & Solar, led by partners Sam Alhadeff and Keith Solar, will join Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney in California. Buchanan Ingersoll will, however, also continue to maintain its Del Mar office with four lawyers, as well as its new San Diego office, which has been operational since June 1. Alhadeff & Solar is known in the area for its land-use and environmental law practice. Partners Alhadeff and Solar practice in the areas of business law, litigation, and water law, among others, and said they wanted to join Buchanan because its areas of practice are particularly relevant to Southern California clients. Alhadeff & Solar's clients also include prominent in-home healthcare provider AccentCare. In addition to Alhadeff and Solar, two senior attorneys, three associates, and eight staff members will be joining Buchanan Ingersoll. Pittsburgh-based Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney has 550 lawyers, 80 of whom are based in Philadelphia.

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