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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

National Firm Relocation To Hartford May Foreshadow Trend

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 03, 2014

When Anthony Cicchetti talks about his law office moving from Simsbury to Hartford, he gets excited. From a business perspective, the main reason for the move, Cicchetti said, was to be closer and more convenient for its clients, many of whom are in the insurance and financial services industries.

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

People in the News - March 31, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

Ronald J. Harper, a partner at Harper & Paul, was elected president of the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia board of directors.

The Churn: Crowell Adds and Loses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Crowell & Moring gains one partner and loses two others, McDermott Will & Emery makes two IP partner hires and a pair of Wilson Elser lawyers jump to New Jersey's Wolff & Samson.

Onetime Informant Accuses Ex-Business Partner of Extortion

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A onetime informant against the mob claims his former Ivy League-educated business partner has attempted to shake him down along with several prominent law firms, businessman Donald Trump and even a federal prosecutor.

The Churn: Foley Snags Weil's Boston Leader, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Weil Gotshal's latest lateral defector is the managing partner of the firm's Boston office; Pillsbury lands two transportation finance partners from DLA Piper in London; and a former senior federal prosecutor heads to Sidley.

Straddling Both Sides of the Aisle in Supermarket Suit Was Malpractice

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A New Jersey law firm that represented a Stop & Shop supermarket in a suit against the lessors of its parking lot, who were also firm clients, has been hit with a $662,483 malpractice verdict.

Wilson Elser Builds On Connecticut Expansion

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 10, 2014

It's been a busy winter for mergers and reorganizations involving law firms in Connecticut. Among the biggest movers and shakers is the national firm of Wilson Elser, which has nearly 800 attorneys in 25 offices in the United States and the U.K.

Hudson Valley Legal Services to Honor Three at Dinner

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has announced plans for its annual Equal Access to Justice Dinner, the organization's biggest fundraiser.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

Los Angeles Firm Opens New Location in Manhattan

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, a 150-attorney firm headquartered in Los Angeles, has opened a New York office with six-attorneys from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Four firms announce new additions, while two have promoted attorneys to partner.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 03, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Newsmakers: Week of March 3

: Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Claire Parsons, formerly of counsel at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Houston, has been named a partner in the firm. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Former TLC Chair Named Dean of Pace Law School

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

David Yassky, the most recent past chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission under former mayor Michael Bloomberg, will replace Michelle Simon, who is returning to full time teaching.

Top Laterals 2013 - Bogutz, Bogutz and McDevitt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Christie, Pabarue, Mortensen & Young board member Marc L. Bogutz left the firm in July along with his father, Jerome Bogutz, and partner William F. McDevitt. The trio took their professional liability defense practice to the Philadelphia office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 24

: Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Jeffrey O. Anderson has been named general counsel for the not-for-profit Kids Matter International, headquartered in Southlake. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Orrick Herrington, Buchanan Ingersoll and Wilson Elser have announced promotions, while Baker Botts and McDermott Will have each added a partner.

People in the News - February 13, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Julie Uebler of Uebler Law is set to be a featured speaker during the "Wonder Women's Week" events produced by the New Leaf Club in Lower Merion, Pa.

The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.

Week of Feb. 3

: Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Karen Gren Scholer, a former judge of the 95th District Court in Dallas, has joined Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada & Mockler as a name partner. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Lawyer's Line of Questioning Prompts Fine, Causes Mistrial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

The judge in a nursing home negligence case said a Wilson Elser attorney repeatedly and inappropriately referenced the psychiatric history of a deceased woman whose estate was suing the facility and ordered the firm to pay its adversary as much as $35,800 in legal fees and costs.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

People in the News - January 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Flaster Greenberg shareholders Kevin Greenberg and Bill Skinner are set to discuss recent changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

Partners for Women and Justice Thank Volunteer Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Notice to the bar.

After Hours

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Extracurricular activities.

Top Laterals of 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

Each year, we at The Legal take a look back at all the lateral moves in Pennsylvania in an effort to determine the 10 most important lateral hires of the previous year. Profiles of the top laterals and details about each move will be included in our Top Lateral Hires of 2013 supplement. Here is our list of top laterals and this year's runners-up.

Judge Calls Debt Firm's Request 'Frivolous'

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

More than a year after slamming a debt collecting law firm for trying to tack on $140 in court costs to a consumer's credit card arrears, a Western District judge has described the firm's motion for reconsideration as "bewildering" and borderline "frivolous."

More Women Partners at Pa. Firms, but Overall Ranks Stagnant

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Even as the percentage of women partners has increased over the last decade, female lawyers continue to make up less than one-third of the attorney population at Pennsylvania's 100 largest law firms, according to data tracked by Legal sibling publication PaLaw magazine.

Lawyers Can't Sue Bank of America For Overseas Check Fraud Losses

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A law firm that fell victim to a scam by a purported overseas client can't pursue federal wire fraud and RICO claims against its attorney trust depository, Bank of America, a judge says.

National Firm Launches Lobbying Operation

AMARIS ELLIOTT-ENGEL : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 10, 2014

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is looking to duplicate the lobbying success it's had at New York's capital at Connecticut's seat of government, firm leaders said. In early January, the national law firm announced the opening of a new office in Hartford that will focus in part on governmental relations.

National Wilson Elser Firm Opens Second Office In Conn.

KAREN ALI : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 06, 2014

National law firm Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker has opened an office in Hartford, its second location in the state. Officials said a state government lobbying practice will be one of the focal points of the new office.

Calif. Court Admits Undocumented Immigrant to Bar

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Just one day after a new state law on undocumented immigrants took effect, the California Supreme Court ordered Sergio Garcia admitted. The decision could reverberate in New York, where at least one undocumented immigrant has passed the bar exam and applied for admission.

In First for Nation, Undocumented Immigrant to Become Lawyer in California

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

After a lengthy legal fight, the Supreme Court cleared a path Thursday for Sergio Garcia's admission to the State Bar.

Judge Challenges Board's Rule on Double-Dipping

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2013

Faced with a lawsuit challenging its authority to deny post-retirement job extensions to judges drawing both salaries and pensions, state court officials have agreed to not interfere with a Westchester County judge's bid to remain on the bench while his case is pending.

On The Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2013

Announcements about lawyers, firms and judges.

Verdict Search

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Verdicts and settlements in New Jersey state and federal courts

Embracing Change: Looking Back at Lateral Moves in the Lone Star State in 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2013

The year 2013 was a tumultuous one in the Lone Star State's legal market, with a number of significant lateral groups moving to new firms and several out-of-state firms, lured by the energy industry's strength, establishing offices here.

Beaver v. Magellan Health Services Inc.

Judith Nallin : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2013

Because plaintiff's claims sounding in contract and tort are essentially a collateral challenge to a state administrative determination, the Law Division is without jurisdiction to adjudicate the claims.

Lawsuit Over Police Shooting of White Plains Man Proceeds

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2013

A federal judge has refused to dismiss civil rights claims over the wrongful shooting death of a disturbed 68-year-old man by police officers who responded to his apartment after receiving a call from the Life Aid medical alert system.

State Appeals Court Throws Block at End Run of Agency Health-Care Ruling

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Litigants unhappy with New Jersey agency decisions can't get around the normal process of judicial review by filing collateral lawsuits, a state appeals court rules.

Fedullo to Stress Schools, Judicial Ratings System

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 11, 2013

Incoming Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor William P. Fedullo said that supporting the city's school district and re-examining the bar's judicial ratings system would be among his top priorities during his yearlong term starting Jan. 1.

Insurer for Lawyer-Suicide Seeks To Disclaim Malpractice Coverage

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 02, 2013

The insurance carrier for the firm of well-reputed New Jersey lawyer John Fahy, who committed suicide in July, is seeking a declaration that it need not cover a malpractice suit alleging he blew the statute of limitations in a sex discrimination case and lied to the client about it until his death.

Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2013

Manhattan sole practitioner Andrew Lavoott Bluestone writes: Calculating the onset and length of the legal malpractice statute of limitations is enormously complex. To begin, it is not always clear when the clock starts to run. Several considerations govern that calculation. These include the date of the mistake, whether that mistake immediately causes problems, continuing representation, and the maturing of an actionable injury. To further complicate the analysis there is equitable tolling and equitable estoppel.

Court Upsets Verdict After Lawyer Found Monitoring Jurors

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Justice Deborah Karalunas said Scott Greenspan of Sedgwick "violated the sanctity of the jury" when, over the course of a 15-day trial, he "continuously followed and monitored the jurors when they went to lunch, when they took smoking breaks and when they rode the elevator."

Suits and Deals

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Large settlements and verdicts in New Jersey.

Attorney Who Killed Himself Was Hiding Malpractice, Suit Charges

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2013

John Fahy, a former state and federal prosecutor who inexplicably committed suicide, botched a client's employment case and concealed the error right up until his death, according to a suit filed Monday in New Jersey state court.

Compliance

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2013

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Anti-Corruption Enforcement in Korea: Is an Old Law Coming of Age?," "Regulatory Uncertainty Remains in Energy Markets," "Nonprofit Law Overhaul Changes the Landscape for N.Y. Charities" and "Staying in Bounds: College Athletics Pose Compliance Hurdles."

CIVIL ACTIONS

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2013

Nonprofit Law Overhaul Changes the Landscape for N.Y. Charities

Coleen Friel Middleton and Mark Thomas : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2013

Coleen Friel Middleton, formerly of counsel, and Mark Thomas, a partner, at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, examine the key provisions of the NRA that address governance issues; namely, audit oversight, related-party transactions, conflict of interest policy, whistleblower policy, authorizations of real property transactions and approvals of substantial transactions.

Suits and Deals

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2013

Large settlements and verdicts in New Jersey.

More Profiles ::

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 785
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker is a national law firm with headquarters in New York. With 754 attorneys, the firm placed forty-third on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Wilson, Elser ranked 101st on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $274,000,000 in gross annual revenue for 2010. Wilson, Elser originally specialized in insurance law and lobbying, but the firm has expanded to full corporate practice. Its practice areas include corporate, government affairs and lobbying, insurance regulatory, and insurance coverage and bad faith. In addition to its New York City headquarters, the firm's U.S. offices include Boston, Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, and the firm also has an office in London. In January of 2006 Wilson, Elser merged with Bussey White McDonough & Freeman to establish its second office location in Florida.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 41 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 168 32 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 133 5 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

National Firm Relocation To Hartford May Foreshadow Trend

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 03, 2014

When Anthony Cicchetti talks about his law office moving from Simsbury to Hartford, he gets excited. From a business perspective, the main reason for the move, Cicchetti said, was to be closer and more convenient for its clients, many of whom are in the insurance and financial services industries.

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

People in the News - March 31, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

Ronald J. Harper, a partner at Harper & Paul, was elected president of the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia board of directors.

The Churn: Crowell Adds and Loses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Crowell & Moring gains one partner and loses two others, McDermott Will & Emery makes two IP partner hires and a pair of Wilson Elser lawyers jump to New Jersey's Wolff & Samson.

Onetime Informant Accuses Ex-Business Partner of Extortion

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A onetime informant against the mob claims his former Ivy League-educated business partner has attempted to shake him down along with several prominent law firms, businessman Donald Trump and even a federal prosecutor.

The Churn: Foley Snags Weil's Boston Leader, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Weil Gotshal's latest lateral defector is the managing partner of the firm's Boston office; Pillsbury lands two transportation finance partners from DLA Piper in London; and a former senior federal prosecutor heads to Sidley.

Straddling Both Sides of the Aisle in Supermarket Suit Was Malpractice

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A New Jersey law firm that represented a Stop & Shop supermarket in a suit against the lessors of its parking lot, who were also firm clients, has been hit with a $662,483 malpractice verdict.

Wilson Elser Builds On Connecticut Expansion

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 10, 2014

It's been a busy winter for mergers and reorganizations involving law firms in Connecticut. Among the biggest movers and shakers is the national firm of Wilson Elser, which has nearly 800 attorneys in 25 offices in the United States and the U.K.

Hudson Valley Legal Services to Honor Three at Dinner

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has announced plans for its annual Equal Access to Justice Dinner, the organization's biggest fundraiser.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

Los Angeles Firm Opens New Location in Manhattan

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, a 150-attorney firm headquartered in Los Angeles, has opened a New York office with six-attorneys from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Four firms announce new additions, while two have promoted attorneys to partner.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 03, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Newsmakers: Week of March 3

: Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Claire Parsons, formerly of counsel at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Houston, has been named a partner in the firm. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Former TLC Chair Named Dean of Pace Law School

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

David Yassky, the most recent past chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission under former mayor Michael Bloomberg, will replace Michelle Simon, who is returning to full time teaching.

Top Laterals 2013 - Bogutz, Bogutz and McDevitt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Christie, Pabarue, Mortensen & Young board member Marc L. Bogutz left the firm in July along with his father, Jerome Bogutz, and partner William F. McDevitt. The trio took their professional liability defense practice to the Philadelphia office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 24

: Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Jeffrey O. Anderson has been named general counsel for the not-for-profit Kids Matter International, headquartered in Southlake. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Orrick Herrington, Buchanan Ingersoll and Wilson Elser have announced promotions, while Baker Botts and McDermott Will have each added a partner.

People in the News - February 13, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Julie Uebler of Uebler Law is set to be a featured speaker during the "Wonder Women's Week" events produced by the New Leaf Club in Lower Merion, Pa.

The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.

Week of Feb. 3

: Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Karen Gren Scholer, a former judge of the 95th District Court in Dallas, has joined Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada & Mockler as a name partner. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Lawyer's Line of Questioning Prompts Fine, Causes Mistrial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

The judge in a nursing home negligence case said a Wilson Elser attorney repeatedly and inappropriately referenced the psychiatric history of a deceased woman whose estate was suing the facility and ordered the firm to pay its adversary as much as $35,800 in legal fees and costs.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

People in the News - January 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Flaster Greenberg shareholders Kevin Greenberg and Bill Skinner are set to discuss recent changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

Partners for Women and Justice Thank Volunteer Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Notice to the bar.

After Hours

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Extracurricular activities.

Top Laterals of 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

Each year, we at The Legal take a look back at all the lateral moves in Pennsylvania in an effort to determine the 10 most important lateral hires of the previous year. Profiles of the top laterals and details about each move will be included in our Top Lateral Hires of 2013 supplement. Here is our list of top laterals and this year's runners-up.

Judge Calls Debt Firm's Request 'Frivolous'

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

More than a year after slamming a debt collecting law firm for trying to tack on $140 in court costs to a consumer's credit card arrears, a Western District judge has described the firm's motion for reconsideration as "bewildering" and borderline "frivolous."

More Women Partners at Pa. Firms, but Overall Ranks Stagnant

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Even as the percentage of women partners has increased over the last decade, female lawyers continue to make up less than one-third of the attorney population at Pennsylvania's 100 largest law firms, according to data tracked by Legal sibling publication PaLaw magazine.

Lawyers Can't Sue Bank of America For Overseas Check Fraud Losses

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A law firm that fell victim to a scam by a purported overseas client can't pursue federal wire fraud and RICO claims against its attorney trust depository, Bank of America, a judge says.

National Firm Launches Lobbying Operation

AMARIS ELLIOTT-ENGEL : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 10, 2014

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is looking to duplicate the lobbying success it's had at New York's capital at Connecticut's seat of government, firm leaders said. In early January, the national law firm announced the opening of a new office in Hartford that will focus in part on governmental relations.

National Wilson Elser Firm Opens Second Office In Conn.

KAREN ALI : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 06, 2014

National law firm Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker has opened an office in Hartford, its second location in the state. Officials said a state government lobbying practice will be one of the focal points of the new office.

Calif. Court Admits Undocumented Immigrant to Bar

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Just one day after a new state law on undocumented immigrants took effect, the California Supreme Court ordered Sergio Garcia admitted. The decision could reverberate in New York, where at least one undocumented immigrant has passed the bar exam and applied for admission.

In First for Nation, Undocumented Immigrant to Become Lawyer in California

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

After a lengthy legal fight, the Supreme Court cleared a path Thursday for Sergio Garcia's admission to the State Bar.

Judge Challenges Board's Rule on Double-Dipping

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2013

Faced with a lawsuit challenging its authority to deny post-retirement job extensions to judges drawing both salaries and pensions, state court officials have agreed to not interfere with a Westchester County judge's bid to remain on the bench while his case is pending.

On The Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2013

Announcements about lawyers, firms and judges.

Verdict Search

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Verdicts and settlements in New Jersey state and federal courts

Embracing Change: Looking Back at Lateral Moves in the Lone Star State in 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2013

The year 2013 was a tumultuous one in the Lone Star State's legal market, with a number of significant lateral groups moving to new firms and several out-of-state firms, lured by the energy industry's strength, establishing offices here.

Beaver v. Magellan Health Services Inc.

Judith Nallin : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2013

Because plaintiff's claims sounding in contract and tort are essentially a collateral challenge to a state administrative determination, the Law Division is without jurisdiction to adjudicate the claims.

Lawsuit Over Police Shooting of White Plains Man Proceeds

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2013

A federal judge has refused to dismiss civil rights claims over the wrongful shooting death of a disturbed 68-year-old man by police officers who responded to his apartment after receiving a call from the Life Aid medical alert system.

State Appeals Court Throws Block at End Run of Agency Health-Care Ruling

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Litigants unhappy with New Jersey agency decisions can't get around the normal process of judicial review by filing collateral lawsuits, a state appeals court rules.

Fedullo to Stress Schools, Judicial Ratings System

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 11, 2013

Incoming Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor William P. Fedullo said that supporting the city's school district and re-examining the bar's judicial ratings system would be among his top priorities during his yearlong term starting Jan. 1.

Insurer for Lawyer-Suicide Seeks To Disclaim Malpractice Coverage

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 02, 2013

The insurance carrier for the firm of well-reputed New Jersey lawyer John Fahy, who committed suicide in July, is seeking a declaration that it need not cover a malpractice suit alleging he blew the statute of limitations in a sex discrimination case and lied to the client about it until his death.

Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2013

Manhattan sole practitioner Andrew Lavoott Bluestone writes: Calculating the onset and length of the legal malpractice statute of limitations is enormously complex. To begin, it is not always clear when the clock starts to run. Several considerations govern that calculation. These include the date of the mistake, whether that mistake immediately causes problems, continuing representation, and the maturing of an actionable injury. To further complicate the analysis there is equitable tolling and equitable estoppel.

Court Upsets Verdict After Lawyer Found Monitoring Jurors

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Justice Deborah Karalunas said Scott Greenspan of Sedgwick "violated the sanctity of the jury" when, over the course of a 15-day trial, he "continuously followed and monitored the jurors when they went to lunch, when they took smoking breaks and when they rode the elevator."

Suits and Deals

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Large settlements and verdicts in New Jersey.

Attorney Who Killed Himself Was Hiding Malpractice, Suit Charges

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2013

John Fahy, a former state and federal prosecutor who inexplicably committed suicide, botched a client's employment case and concealed the error right up until his death, according to a suit filed Monday in New Jersey state court.

Compliance

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2013

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Anti-Corruption Enforcement in Korea: Is an Old Law Coming of Age?," "Regulatory Uncertainty Remains in Energy Markets," "Nonprofit Law Overhaul Changes the Landscape for N.Y. Charities" and "Staying in Bounds: College Athletics Pose Compliance Hurdles."

CIVIL ACTIONS

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2013

Nonprofit Law Overhaul Changes the Landscape for N.Y. Charities

Coleen Friel Middleton and Mark Thomas : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2013

Coleen Friel Middleton, formerly of counsel, and Mark Thomas, a partner, at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, examine the key provisions of the NRA that address governance issues; namely, audit oversight, related-party transactions, conflict of interest policy, whistleblower policy, authorizations of real property transactions and approvals of substantial transactions.

Suits and Deals

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2013

Large settlements and verdicts in New Jersey.