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Ecopetrol S.A. Announces Extraordinary Shareholders' MeetingNearly 2000 In-house Counsel From Around the World Set to Convene in Denver ...From the Experts: Secret Agents Causing FCPA ViolationsLegal ruling casts cloud over Mets franchiseColbert creates shell corporation to lampoon Rove 'money laundering'Back in the SaddlePelosi brother-in-law not tied to solar projectDiversity Digest: Cracks in the Glass CeilingPERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly lawyers, practices recognized by Best LawyersCorporate lawyer buys 3BD home in Dupont Circle for $1.7MEighty-Two Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012Her Stories: The Evolving Role of Women in Business and LawWolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services Appoints Hyune Hand to Executive TeamBill would challenge Del.'s monopoly on bankruptciesLaw Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Bovie Medical ...

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Creepster of the Week: Webcam Hijacker Gets Six-Year Sentence
ForbesSeptember 2, 2011

Most recently, I was an editor at Above the Law, a legal blog, relying on the legal knowledge gained from two years working for corporate law firm Covington & Burling -- a Cliff's Notes version of law school. In the past, I've been found slaving away ...more »

Scottish building firms are urged to back law change
Herald ScotlandSeptember 5, 2011

SCOTTISH building businesses must quickly get to grips with legal changes that have been partly designed to reduce the number of corporate failures in the hard-pressed construction sector, a leading Scottish legal firm has warned. ...more »

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Ecopetrol S.A. Announces Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting
MarketWatch (press release)September 30, 2011

In all events, shareholders' representation shall be subject to the rules set forth under Colombian Corporate Law and Securities Regulations, concerning illegal, unauthorized and unsafe practices by the issuers of securities.more »

Nearly 2000 In-house Counsel From Around the World Set to Convene in Denver ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 30, 2011

WASHINGTON & DENVER, Sep 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On Sunday, October 23, 2011, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) will welcome nearly 2000 chief legal officers, general counsel and other top legal executives to its 2011 Annual Meeting in ...more »

From the Experts: Secret Agents Causing FCPA Violations
Corporate CounselSeptember 30, 2011

Jointly enforced by the US Department of Justice's Crime Fraud Division and the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the FCPA prohibits corrupt payments to foreign government officials, either directly or via third parties. The law also requires that ...more »

Legal ruling casts cloud over Mets franchise
Financial TimesSeptember 30, 2011

Yet the large sums Mr Wilpon and Mr Katz may still be liable for casts renewed doubts on the viability of their ownership, calling into question the future of one of baseball's most famous franchises. A decision by US District Court Judge Jed Rakoff is ...more »

Colbert creates shell corporation to lampoon Rove 'money laundering'
The HillSeptember 30, 2011

Rove set up two corporations - American Crossroads SuperPAC, which under federal law is required to disclosure contributions and donors monthly and can spend money on ads attacking or supporting candidates, and American Crossroads GPS, ...more »

Back in the Saddle
Gulf Coast Business ReviewSeptember 30, 2011

International diversification has helped Florida-based companies and the law firms who served them survive the real estate collapse. Fowler White has grown its international tax, immigration and corporate law practices in recent years in what Law coins ...more »

Pelosi brother-in-law not tied to solar project
San Francisco ChronicleSeptember 30, 2011

Among SolarReserve's investors is Pacific Corporate Group, a private-equity firm headquartered in La Jolla (San Diego County). Ronald Pelosi, the brother-in-law of the House Democratic leader and a former president of San Francisco's Board of ...more »

Diversity Digest: Cracks in the Glass Ceiling
Corporate CounselSeptember 29, 2011

Each year the association sends a questionnaire to the Am Law 200 firms, the highest-grossing firms in the country as ranked by The American Lawyer , a sibling publication of Corporate Counsel . The survey has had an average response rate of around 60 ...more »

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly lawyers, practices recognized by Best Lawyers
West Virginia RecordSeptember 29, 2011

Nationwide, Jackson Kelly was top-listed in workers' compensation law. In addition, Jackson Kelly was the only firm in West Virginia top-listed in administrative/regulatory law, criminal defense: white-collar, environmental law, information technology ...more »

Corporate lawyer buys 3BD home in Dupont Circle for $1.7M
BlockshopperSeptember 29, 2011

McNamara is an attorney with Tracy Wall Law. He also practices privately, specializing in corporate and general litigation. Previously, he was a litigation associate at Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, an account executive at Rollins Burdick Hunter and a ...more »

Eighty-Two Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012
Sacramento BeeSeptember 29, 2011

... Real Estate Law R. Patrick Vance—Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Commercial Richard P. Wolfe—Corporate Law, International Trade & Finance Law, Securities & Capital Markets Law, ...more »

Her Stories: The Evolving Role of Women in Business and Law
Above the LawSeptember 28, 2011

What does their rise say about the changing role of women in the corporate legal world? How did they get to their lofty perches? And what advice would they offer to lawyers aspiring to such successful careers? Serving as general counsel of a major ...more »

Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services Appoints Hyune Hand to Executive Team
MarketWatch (press release)September 28, 2011

NEW YORK, NY, Sep 28, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services (CLS), the leader in legal compliance and performance management solutions, today announced the appointment of Hyune Hand as an executive vice president and ...more »

Bill would challenge Del.'s monopoly on bankruptcies
Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 28, 2011

Ted Gavin, principal at NHB Advisors, a Wilmington turnaround specialist that serves bankruptcy clients, defended the current arrangements: "Delaware has developed very sophisticated corporate law. . . . Expert courts allow quicker results that are ...more »

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Bovie Medical ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 28, 2011

BENSALEM, Pa., Sep 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against Bovie Medical Corporation ("Bovie" or the "Company") /quotes/zigman/235478/quotes/nls/bvx BVX -5.96% concerning ...more »

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