Fredrikson & Byron awarded 2007 Legal Standard of Excellence WebAward
The Web Marketing Association has awarded Minneapolis-based Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., the 2007 Legal Standard of Excellence WebAward. The firm's site earned high marks for its content, innovation, and ease of use. The website, which features Fredrikson attorneys, was developed with the hope of humanizing legal services, showing that the firm's attorneys are approachable, and differentiating the firm from competitors. Currently in its 11th year, the WebAwards annually honors the best websites in 96 industries.
Joel Lutzker and Len Sorgi join Sheppard Mullin's New York office
IP attorneys Joel E. Lutzker and Leonard S. Sorgi have joined the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP. Both will join the intellectual property and China practice groups as members; Lutzker will serve as head of New York's IP group. Former partners at Schulte, Roth & Zabel, LLP, they focus on patent and intellectual property litigation, transactions, counseling, and prosecution. Lutzker and Sorgi have both tried cases before the United States International Trade Commission.
Longtime partners leave Heller Ehrman
After a 65-person layoff just a few weeks ago, Heller Ehrman was dealt another major blow as two longtime, loyal partners, Patricia Gillette and Jerry Marks, left for competing firms. One additional labor partner and four associates also left. After 17 years with the firm, Gillette — who served as co-chairwoman of the labor and employment practice — joined Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe. Marks, a securities litigator, left his post as managing partner of the Los Angeles office to join Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.