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Attorney Christopher Graham Dean joins McDonald Hopkins

CLEVELAND, Ohio (August 28, 2014) – Christopher Graham Dean has joined the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.

Dean joins McDonald Hopkins after more than five years at a Chicago-based firm where he provided representation to clients in a variety of litigation matters. He has experience in commercial litigation, including contract, fiduciary duty, professional negligence, mechanics’ lien claims, and intellectual property litigation. Dean has substantial experience in all aspects of trial and appellate preparation, as well as managing complex discovery processes.

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Bernard Pinsky speaks on the TSX’s new rules against "zombie directors"

Bernard Pinsky was featured in “TSX makes majority voting mandatory,” an article about new rules against “zombie directors” of publicly traded companies. A zombie director is a person who does not have the confidence of a company’s investors, but remains on the board nonetheless. The new rules will “give more power to shareholders,” explains Pinsky, “moving towards more accountability.” Bernard was also featured in another article, “Traditional viewpoint appears to be in flux,” and commented on how, when it comes to negotiating in good faith, Canadian courts may start moving towards the position taken by U.S. courts in cases that required good faith negotiations.

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Clark Wilson’s Insurance Group to speak at the Insurance Institute of BC

The Insurance Institute of BC has invited Clark Wilson’s Insurance Group to discuss Property & Casualty Insurance: Top Cases & Industry Developments for 2013-2014. They will provide insights on topics such as legislative updates, arson and insurance and duty to defend. This event will take place on September 9, 2014 at UBC Robson Square.

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HOWARD & HOWARD’S MATTHEW J. KREUTZER APPOINTED A COMMISSIONER OF THE CA STATE BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION

Royal Oak, Michigan, August 26, 2014:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Matthew J. Kreutzer has been appointed a Commissioner of the California State Board of Legal Specialization’s Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission.  This four-year appointment starts in September.

The California State Board of Legal Specialization administers the state’s legal specialization program, provides policies and guidelines for certification and recertification of specialists and recommends new specialty areas and modifications to existing specialty areas to the State Bar’s Board of Governors. As a member of the Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission – one of eleven advisory commissions that support the Board of Legal Specialization – Mr. Kreutzer will be involved in the review and recommendation on certification and recertification applications to the Board of Legal Specialization for Franchise and Distribution Law; development and grading of the legal specialist examination for Franchise and Distribution Law; review and approval of applications for approved legal specialty education provider status and for individual education programs for Franchise and Distribution Law; as well as recommend revisions to the standards for certification and recertification to reflect the current practice in the area of Franchise and Distribution Law. More…

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Theodore Goloff represents RSS at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting

August 26, 2014 — RSS was again active at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, held in Boston from August 7 to 11. Theodore Goloff presented summaries of some of the most important Canadian judgments regarding labour relations, bullying, psychological harassment and age discrimination, to an audience of lawyers from within and outside the United States. The presentation was part of the meeting of the International Labor and Employment Law Committee of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment.

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23 RSS lawyers included in the 2015 Best Lawyers

RSS is proud to announce that 23 of its lawyers — almost one-third of the firm — will be included in the 2015 edition of the Best Lawyers directory, a major, peer-review-based guide to legal professionals all over the world.

This year, three lawyers are added to the list: Sharon G. Druker, Jean-François Lamoureux and Jean-Pierre Sheppard join a group that reflects the firm’s excellence in several areas of practice:

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Diane Bell named Vancouver’s "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Clark Wilson congratulates our lawyer Diane Bell who was named Vancouver’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution by Best Lawyers in Canada 2015. Our strength is our people. Learn more.

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Clark Wilson lawyers listed in Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

Clark Wilson would like to congratulate our lawyers who were selected by their peers for the 9th edition of Best Lawyers in Canada in 2015: Diane Bell, Peter Kenward, Neil Melliship, Alex Petrenko, Bernard Pinsky, Christopher Ramsay, Brock Smith, and Jeffrey Vicq. Our strength is our people. Learn more.

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Who Is Who Legal 2014: Lidings Among Top Advisors to Big Pharma in Russia

Leading international legal directory Who is Who Legal 2014 named Lidings’ Partner Andrey Zelenin the best lawyer in the sphere of Life Sciences in Russia. This has become the third year in a row for Zelenin, who heads the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare practice at the firm, to receive the title.

Who is Who Legal annually determines leading lawyers from more than 100 countries in 32 practice areas. As of 2012 Andrey Zelenin has been the only expert in Russia recommended in the area of Life Sciences which includes pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industry. Based on the results of its 2014 research the directory highlights Zelenin’s skills in two areas of expertise – patent litigation and product liability defense.

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HOWARD & HOWARD CONGRATULATES OUR BEST LAWYERS 2015

Royal Oak, Michigan, August 19, 2014:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that thirteen of our attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” More…

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