Member News


CONAN P. GRAMES OF KIRTON & McCONKIE
APPOINTED GENERAL COUNSEL of PhRMA

February 9, 2006

Kirton & McConkie, Attorneys at Law, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is pleased to announce that Conan P. Grames has accepted an offer to become Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactures of America (PhRMA) in Washington, D.C.

PhRMA represents the leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies  in the United States. Those companies are devoted to inventing, developing, and offering medicines which allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Read more: Conan Grames to PhRMA


Herrick Feinstein Wins Against Lucent
TAGLaw's New York City Member Recovers $300 Million

Kudos to Herrick’s Litigation Department, which recovered approximately $300 million in a judgment against Lucent Technologies for their client (the Trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Winstar Communications), after a trial spanning three months ending June 13, 2005. The judgment is believed to be one of the largest in 2005 against a public company in a matter not involving a class action or shareholder derivative litigation.

The Court’s 88-page decision was a stinging indictment of certain of Lucent’s corporate practices and required extensive examination of issues such as insider/voidable preference, new value, equitable subordination and course of dealing between parties.

Articles concerning the case and Lucent’s taking of a $300 million reserve ran in recent issues of the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other publications and was carried nationwide by Reuters and the AP.


BERGER SINGERMAN ATTORNEYS INCLUDED IN
 WORTH MAGAZINE LIST OF THE NATION’S ‘100 TOP ATTORNEYS’

Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton, FL – Jerome Wolf and Sheldon Polish, both shareholders with the Florida business law firm of Berger Singerman, have been named to Worth Magazine’s list of the nation’s “100 Top Attorneys.” Berger Singerman is the only South Florida firm with more than one attorney on the list.

Read more: Berger Singerman Lawyers in Top 100


More Collegiality - Connecticut & (Old) Jersey 

In September, Michael Preston and Nigel Pearmin of Voisin and Co. spent a few days in Hartford during which they, along with Bob Sattin and other members of Reid and Riege, presented two talks on asset protection planning and off-shore trusts to a group of accountants and to a medical practice group.   Both presentations were well attended and well received.


Preslmayr Named Best in Austria!!!

Preslmayr Attorneys at Law have won The Client Choice Award 2005. Preslmayr has been ranked by international and national corporate counsels as the best law firm in Austria. The award was hosted by the International Law Office (ILO) London.

These international awards are the first and only to focus on the full spectrum of client service and customer care. This unique approach was reflected in the response to the survey from which the winners were short listed. Over 1,000 corporate counsel provided individual assessments of law firms they had worked with.

The criteria for the award focused on law firms' ability to add real value to their clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. The firms were assessed on the following criteria: quality of legal advice; value for money; commercial awareness; effective communication; billing transparency; tailored fee structures; depth of team; response time; sharing of expertise; and use of technology.

Preslmayr, of course, is very proud of having been awarded as the one exclusive winner in Austria. We believe that this is also a great achievement for TAGLaw.