January 4, 2013
The Center City law firm Duane Morris L.L.P. has opened a two-lawyer office in Palo Alto, Calif., headed by intellectual-property litigator Karineh Khachatourian. She joined the firm from Pittsburgh-based K&L Gates L.L P. Duane Morris said opening an office in Palo Alto, at the center of the Silicon Valley high-tech corridor, would help to serve the firm's clients with business in the region. Khachatourian will be joined in the new office by associate Patrick S. Salceda, who also came from K&L Gates.
January 3, 1992 |
Four partners in the litigation department of Duane, Morris & Heckscher announced yesterday that they had left the Philadelphia law firm to form their own partnership. The lawyers are Earl T. Britt, Joseph M. Hankins, Wayne A. Schaible and James T. Moughan. Duane, Morris & Heckscher is among the city's biggest firms, with 80 partners. Britt, a partner in Duane Morris since 1973, said yesterday that litigation remained a bright spot in the legal industry, where fortunes have suffered during the current economic malaise.
August 17, 2016 |
Keith Zakarin has a tough argument to make, but that is, after all, what lawyers are paid to do. Zakarin is a partner at Center City's Duane Morris, where he chairs a practice group that represents more than a hundred career schools and colleges and industry groups. The firm is one of a handful nationwide that have made the sector a thriving, profitable practice. Its clients are largely vocational and occupational training programs; they teach a variety of trades and skills from cosmetology to nursing to criminal justice, among many others, with degree programs of up to four years.
April 20, 2016 |
Skip Di Massa is a first-generation Italian American who grew up speaking Italian with his parents in their Abington Township home. He's put that heritage to good use. Di Massa now is a top commercial litigator at Center City law firm Duane Morris, where he represents secured and unsecured lenders in bankruptcy proceedings in federal district court in Philadelphia and in New York and handles a fair amount of business from European clients....
December 1, 2008 |
With most law firms tightening belts and pulling back, at least one firm in the Philadelphia region has decided for the moment to go in the other direction. Duane Morris, a 650-lawyer firm that has been on an expansion binge in recent years, announced it was adding still more - 19 lawyers to its construction practice in New York. The firm said that New York's building boom likely would continue and that it expected litigation over construction-related disputes would be an ongoing source of revenue.
July 1, 2016
FRANK KEEL, gravelly voiced PR mercenary and master of the all-caps subject line, has spent more than a dozen years dishing out bombastic and blustering political perspectives, usually on behalf of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Now his service to Philadelphia's powerful Electricians union comes to an end. Keel tells Clout he met with Local 98 leader John Dougherty last week and was told his contract was ending as part of "significant organizational changes.
February 1, 2015 |
Marjorie O. Rendell, a federal appellate judge and the wife of former Gov. Ed Rendell, said Friday that she plans to leave her spot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit this summer and devote more time to her foundation for the civic education of area youth. Rendell, 67, made her intention to enter a state of semiretirement official last week, but the state's former first lady said she is not done with the law just yet. In July, Rendell will take "senior status" on the 13-member court, a designation that allows her to hear cases but reduces her workload.
April 24, 1997 |
State Attorney General Michael Fisher's top aide was, for the past eight years, an associate at a Philadelphia law firm that stands to make tens of millions of dollars if the state's lawsuit against the tobacco industry succeeds. First deputy attorney general Jerry Pappert, who also served as Republican Fisher's campaign manager last year, formally left the firm - Duane, Morris & Heckscher - in January, when Fisher took office. Pappert said he has no ties nor financial links to the firm.
March 10, 2016 |
Mid-Atlantic Dental Service Holdings L.L.C., a Philadelphia start-up headed by retired Duane Morris partner C. Mitchell Goldman, said Tuesday it secured $15 million in capital commitments. Goldman, a veteran health-care lawyer, said most of the $15 million would be used by an affiliated dental professional corporation to buy dental practices, but he said no deals are imminent. Mid-Atlantic will offer marketing, billing and other services to affilated dentists, allowing dentists to focus on their patients.
May 21, 2016 |
Demand for legal services has failed to return to pre-2008-09 recession levels, and many firms say they don't have enough work to keep all of their lawyers busy, a new survey has found. Law firms cited varying reasons for the tepid work flow, but chief among them is a growing tendency of clients to take work in house, according to the survey by Altman Weil, a Newtown Square-based legal consulting firm. Firms that specialize in litigation support such as electronic discovery also have been siphoning off work.