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A closer look at in-house

A recent survey indicates law departments are reevaluating relationships with outside counsel as a result of the current economy. “Fundamental changes are taking hold in the management and operation of law departments and law firms, and in the relationship between ...

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Lawyer on patrol

Michael Ciminelli, former deputy chief counsel in the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in Washington, D.C., joked recently that he’s “a recovering lawyer.” In Monroe County, a few retired police officers have become local magistrate judges, but Ciminelli may be the ...

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Western New York On The Move

The law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP announced that Bartholomew Chacchia, Meghan M. Lynch and James W. Mahoney recently joined the firm. Chacchia joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Area as an associate. His general corporate practice includes a ...

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Lunn joining Trevett Cristo

Less than a year after returning to private practice, former Appellate Division, Fourth Department Justice Robert J. Lunn is being snatched up by the Rochester law firm of Trevett Cristo Salzer & Andolina PC. He plans to join the firm ...

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Offermann, Cassano dissolving

The 53-year-old Buffalo law firm Offermann, Cassano, Greco, Slisz & Adams LLP is dissolving. The tentative dissolve date is Dec. 12. The general practice law firm located at 248 Main St., Buffalo, has five partners and two associates who have ...

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Western New York On The Move

The Rochester law firm of ChamberlainD’Amanda recently expanded its Labor & Employment practice with the addition of Chalisse R. Sharp, who will focus her practice on labor and employment law, employee benefits and other employment law issues under ERISA. Attorney ...

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End-of-summer blues≠

Celine Barakat was part of the first wave of law school students to hit a recessionary wall in August 2008. She had successfully completed her second-year summer internship at the mid-sized, New Jersey-based law firm of Wolff & Samson PC, ...

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Western New York On The Move

The law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP announced the hiring of Brian C. Ivy as an associate. He concentrates his practice on representing financial institutions in relation to commercial real estate financing, secured transactions, restructuring and other commercial law issues. ...

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H.M. Your client

Many lawyers may profess to treat clients as royalty, but few represent actual crowned heads. Rochester attorney Michael Cooney is one of those few. Cooney, a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, was in New York City on Tuesday to meet ...

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Western New York On The Move

Rochester-based real estate company Magellan Inc. announced three recent hires: Nancy Sargent was hired as a new Realtor-associate; Jessica Rider was hired as a graphic designer and Deborah Streb was hired as the office manager. Pulse Marketing Group recently hired ...

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South African women’s rights advocates visit

Rochester City Councilwoman Carla Palumbo hosted a luncheon Wednesday for five South African officials to discuss equal rights for women and proposed legislation to protect women’s rights. The South African group is visiting the United States through the International Visitor ...

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