Date : 06-26-2007
Law firm gives iPhone thumbs-down
As millions of consumers eagerly await the launch of Apple's iPhone, workplaces across the globe are considering the issue of synchronizing the iPhone with their internal email systems. Bill Caraher, technology director at Milwaukee-based law firm Von Briesen & Roper, has announced the firm will not allow employees to use the device to send or receive emails. Although the iPhone can be used for email purposes, it doesn't support sending and receiving emails through the firm's BlackBerry email server. Concerns that the iPhone will pose security threats to companies and law firms that use other email servers are on the rise.
Houston law firm changes name
Houston-based law firm Williams Bailey, LLP, has formally changed its name to Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP. The firm's location and contact information will remain the same. Williams Kherkher is one of Texas's biggest litigation firms. Its attorneys have represented thousands of clients, and it has recently expanded its practice in the areas of commercial and pharmaceutical litigation. Several new attorneys and support staff members with expertise in these fields have also joined Williams Kherkher's team.
Law firm ventures into life sciences and technology
Salt Lake City-based law firm Ray, Quinney & Nebeker has hired five attorneys from a national law firm to start a practice group for technology and life science companies. Ray Quinney has granted shareholder status to Mark Bonham, a corporate and securities partner at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. The firm will also give shareholder status to venture capital attorney Matthew Wells. Other new senior associates include Justin Judd, Aaron Murdock, and Chris Shoff. With the new additions, Ray Quinney will have more than 100 attorneys on staff.
Two New Orleans-based law firms merge
Two law firms based in New Orleans—Burke & Mayer and Baldwin Haspel—have announced their merger to form a new firm with 28 lawyers. The new law firm will specialize in an array of legal areas, including general business, litigation, and taxation. The current employees of both firms will continue to serve in their present capacities, and an executive committee of attorneys from both firms will manage the new firm. Both firms are now located in the Energy Centre and will remain there following the merger.
International law firm decides to keep using XP
International law firm Stephenson Harwood has decided to continue using Windows XP instead of upgrading to other available options. Compatibility issues concerning existing software principally influenced the decision. The firm has decided to use Intel's vPro security technology to deal with security concerns. The firm's high electricity consumption and heat issues will be managed using virtualization software created by VMWare.
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