Benjamin Pedersen married Kristen Nowaskey in a ceremony at at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Lakeville, CT. Benjamin will start as an associate in the New York offices of Debevoise & Plimpton in September.
Catrina Patritti has opened a new firm focusing on immigration law, including matters related to adjustment of status, naturalization, asylum, and temporary and permanent visas. Catrina's firm is based in New York City.
Joel N. Yacoob and Abraham Neuhaus opened a new firm, and in one of their first cases, have represented Joseph Francis and Girls Gone Wild. The defendants had a default judgement of $3 million against them and after losing in the lower court, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals decided in favor of the defendants, vacating the lower court's judgement.
Anusree "Anu" Nair will be spekaing at The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers in San Francisco, CA. Anu is an associate in Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP's Philadelphia office and focuses her practice on both business and family-based immigration.
David Kochman was named was named one of the New York Law Journal's Rising Stars. David is an associate at Reed Smith, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and appellate matters. His representations range from individually owned businesses to Fortune 50 corporations, spanning an array of industries including financial services, investment transactions and structured products, entertainment, digital media and e-commerce, retail, apparel, corporate trusts, real estate and restaurant. Since 2006, David has led the pro bono representation of an Alabama death row inmate in federal habeas proceedings before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. As counsel of record for the inmate, who has been on death row since 1988, David now has a certiorari petition before U.S. Supreme Court.
David Feuerstein was named one of the New York Law Journal's Rising Stars. David is a partner in Herrick, Feinstein's 80-member litigation department, representing public and private companies in state and federal court and in arbitration and mediation. He handles class action defense as well as employment, real estate and commercial litigation. David is spearheading Herrick's work with the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project's latest effort, the Partnership Project in Assisting Targets of Predatory Educational Institutes. This project addresses the growing legal need of low-income New Yorkers saddled with debts incurred from attending illegitimate trade schools that use students to exploit federal grant and loan programs.
Andrew Koerner was recognized in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA for his work in the field of immigration. Chambers commented that Andrew Koerner is considered to be "thorough, open-minded and creative" and that "he is recommended for his representation of individuals and companies in an all-encompassing array of employment and family-based immigration matters and nationality issues."
Troy Barsky joined the firm of Crowell & Moring as a partner in their Washington, D.C. office. Troy is a members of the firm's Health Care Group, where he focuses on health care fraud and abuse, and Medicare and Medicaid law and policy.
Grace E. Robson, a partner with the law firm of Markowitz, Trusty & Hartog, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale, has successfully completed the requirements for national certification in Business Bankruptcy Law from the American Board of Certification (ABC). Robson focuses her practice on the representation of businesses and individuals in bankruptcy cases as debtors, creditors, shareholders, bankruptcy trustees, assignors, assignees and purchasers in assignments for the benefit of creditors.
Gary S. Lutzker has joined the firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP, residing in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Gary focuses his practice in communications and cable television (broadband) law, regulation, transactions and policy. He counsels major communications and media clients, and represents them before the Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Copyright Office, Federal Trade Commission, Dep’t of Justice and state and local regulatory agencies, on matters including cross-ownership, broadcast carriage, program exclusivity, leased commercial access, program access, program carriage, franchising and franchise fees, rights-of-way use and access, rate regulation, effective competition, pole attachments, copyright licensing, closed captioning, and navigation devices and regulatory enforcement.
Benjamin Kaufman joined the firm of Wolf, Haldenstein, Adler, Freeman & Hertz LLP as a partner, specializing in class action and commercial litigation.
Robert W. Seiden is the cout-appointed receiver empowered to seize the assets of a Chinese copany facing accounting questions. The case may test the extent to which investors can hold U.S.-traded Chinese companies accountable for losses they have suffered because of the companies' accounting and disclosure problems. Robert was appointed receiver of ZST Digital in March, as part of a novel remedy granted to a U.S. investor by the Delaware Court of Chancery.