• Ruth Uselton named to ‘Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40’ list

    Certain lawyers have made names for themselves in this burgeoning field, none the least of which is Ruth S. Uselton, an associate in Ballard Spahr’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office.

  • Ralston named EVP, GC and secretary at Weatherford International

    Weatherford International plc has named Dianne B. Ralston executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. With this appointment, Weatherford will merge the company’s legal and compliance departments under Ralston.

  • Delgado named chief of staff and deputy GC at ALPFA

    Latino professional organization ALPFA has named Leni Delgado chief of staff/deputy general counsel. Delgado has more than a decade of experience, including working at O'Melveny & Myers and Hughes Hubbard & Reed, representing Fortune 500 companies in diverse areas including corporate, general commercial litigation, employment contracts and policies, intellectual property,...

  • Legal late bloomers

    While youth and energy may be an asset to such students, there are some advantages to entering the legal profession later in life, not the least of which is perspective, patience, and the advantage of hindsight.

  • Goodwin’s Dumont advises Dropcam in $555 million sale

    Kristen Dumont, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Business Litigation Group and a member of the firm’s Technology Company and Labor & Employment Practices, helped advise Dropcam in its $555 million sale to Nest Labs. According to the firm, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • Women attorneys to gather in D.C. to discuss current legal topics

    With the success of the first event, the WIPL conference has become an annual affair, and this year’s event, which will take place on Sept. 17-19 in Washington, D.C.

  • Starzak to be nominated for Army GC post

    President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Alissa M. Starzak as general counsel of the Army, Department of Defense. Starzak is currently deputy general counsel (legislation) at the Department of Defense, a position she has held since 2011. Previously, she served as counsel and a professional staff member...

  • Rising Star: Theresa Trzaskoma, Brune & Richard

    Theresa Trzaskoma didn’t have a lifelong plan to become a lawyer. But as someone who is willing to take professional risks and who likes to win, she eventually became a successful litigator at Brune & Richard, where she represents clients in a wide variety of civil and white-collar criminal matters.

  • Essandoh elected to College of Law Practice Management

    Ballard Spahr Chief Diversity Officer Virginia G. Essandoh has been named a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a nonprofit organization for legal professionals. She will be inducted in October.

  • Kochman named president of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

    Randi Kochman, chair of the employment law department at Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, has been named president of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.

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