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Vela Wood Law Firm Partners with Kaplan to Provide Free LSAT® Courses to Boost Number of Black Attorneys

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Texas-based law firm Vela Wood has partnered with global educational services company Kaplan to offer free LSAT prep courses to Black aspiring lawyers as part of both organizations ongoing efforts to diversify the legal profession.

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  • Texas-based law firm Vela Wood has partnered with global educational services company Kaplan to offer free LSAT prep courses to Black aspiring lawyers as part of both organizations ongoing efforts to diversify the legal profession.
  • Black people are severely underrepresented in the legal field which is not for a lack of interest in law or personal merit; Vela Wood is looking to change that.
  • Through this partnership with Kaplan, Vela Wood seeks to provide a pathway for Black students to achieve their very best LSAT score , enhancing their chances of entrance into top tier law schools.
  • Kaplan and Vela Wood share the goal of bringing true diversity to the legal profession, which includes significantly increasing the number of Black lawyers.

KELLOGG COMPANY ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS TO NORTH AMERICA CEREAL CO. LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) today announced additional appointments to the future leadership team of North America Cereal Co.:

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  • "The completion of the future leadership team of North America Cereal Co. marks a significant milestone on our journey to unleash the potential of this business," said Steve Cahillane, Kellogg Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
  • "With more than 165 years of combined experience at Kellogg Company and significant subject matter expertise, I am confident that this is the right team to lead North America Cereal Co. into the future."
  • The additional leadership appointments are subject to and will be effective upon completion of the planned separation of North America Cereal Co., which is on track to be completed by the end of 2023, following the satisfaction of customary conditions.
  • Norma is a 23-year veteran of Kellogg Company and brings her substantial knowledge of Kellogg and the ready-to-eat-cereal category to the role of Chief Legal Officer of North America Cereal Co.

Government of Canada announces reappointment of Thomas Brady to Canada Industrial Relations Board

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Today, Minister of Labour Seamus O'Regan Jr. announced thereappointment of Thomas Brady to the Canada Industrial Relations Board for a term of three years, effective October11, 2022.

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  • Today, Minister of Labour Seamus O'Regan Jr. announced thereappointment of Thomas Brady to the Canada Industrial Relations Board for a term of three years, effective October11, 2022.
  • The Canada Industrial Relations Board is an independent, representational, quasi-judicial tribunal responsible for the interpretation and administration of PartI (Industrial Relations) and certain provisions of PartII (Occupational Health and Safety) and PartIII (Labour Standards) of the Canada Labour Code.
  • "I want to congratulate Mr. Brady on his reappointment to the Canada Industrial Relations Board and thank him for his dedication to fair working environments across Canada.
  • The Board will continue to have the expertise and capacity to resolve complex labour relations issues with Mr. Brady at the table."

Triage Cancer to Present at Free Phoenix Cancer Conference

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

PHOENIX, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Myeloma Network and Cancer Caregivers Arizona will host a free, one-day conference on October 26, on "Navigating the Cancer System," featuring Triage Cancer CEO and cancer rights attorney, Joanna Morales , Esq.

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  • PHOENIX, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Myeloma Network and Cancer Caregivers Arizona will host a free, one-day conference on October 26, on "Navigating the Cancer System," featuring Triage Cancer CEO and cancer rights attorney, Joanna Morales , Esq.
  • "Navigating the Cancer System" is open to all cancer caregivers, individuals diagnosed with cancer, family members, and cancer care professionals.
  • Morales, who co-founded Triage Cancer in 2012, is one of the only cancer rights attorneys in the country.
  • Cancer Caregivers Arizona provides education and resources that build critical cancer caregiving skills, in the cancer caregivers, cancer patients, other families, and the cancer care professionals.

Caldwell Cassady & Curry Attorneys in Dallas Ranked Among Texas' Best for Intellectual Property, Business Litigation

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

DALLAS, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The publishers of the annual Texas Super Lawyers list are recognizing four attorneys from Dallas' Caldwell Cassady & Curry for their extensive track records in complex business disputes and high-profile intellectual property lawsuits.

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  • DALLAS, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The publishers of the annual Texas Super Lawyers list are recognizing four attorneys from Dallas' Caldwell Cassady & Curry for their extensive track records in complex business disputes and high-profile intellectual property lawsuits.
  • Firm principals Kevin Burgess , Brad Caldwell , Jason Cassady , and Austin Curry earned selections on the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers roster based on their years of experience in intellectual property cases.
  • Mr. Caldwell and Mr. Cassady also are noted for their trial skills in business cases involving public and privately held companies and individual entrepreneurs.
  • The three other Caldwell Cassady & Curry honorees have been listed in Super Lawyers for years.

National and Distinguished Leaders in Law to Convene at University of Houston Law Center's John M. O'Quinn Law Building Dedication Conference

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Monday, September 19, 2022

HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the opening of the new John M. O'Quinn Law Building, some of the most notable names in bar association leadership, the judiciary, law firms, legal employers, and academia will gather at the University of Houston Law Center for a Celebration and Dedication Conference on Friday, Sept. 23.

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  • It's only fitting that the dedication of the brand-new John M. O'Quinn Law Building is aligned with a conference featuring a who's who of scholars and leaders in the legal profession.
  • We are celebrating our 75th anniversary and the move into our new home, the new John M. O'Quinn Law Building," said University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes.
  • The ultramodern nearly $93 million John M. O'Quinn Law Building was designed by the women-owned architecture firm, Shepley Bulfinch.
  • The conference is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT at the John M. O'Quinn Law Building, 4170 Martin Luther King Boulevard.

AAA® Announces Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack as New President and CEO, Effective February 2023

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (AAA-ICDR®), the global leader in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, announces the appointment of Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.  Justice McCormack will assume these positions effective February 2023, with current President and CEO India Johnson remaining in these roles until then to ensure a smooth transition.

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  • Justice McCormack will assume these positions effective February 2023, with current President and CEO India Johnson remaining in these roles until then to ensure a smooth transition.
  • As President and CEO, Justice McCormack will spearhead and lead the AAA-ICDR's strategic vision and operations, ensuring that it continues to be the world's pre-eminent ADR provider.
  • Justice McCormack is joining the AAA-ICDR from the Michigan Supreme Court, where she has served as Chief Justice, overseeing the state's judicial system encompassing 244 courts and 560 judges.
  • Justice McCormack is a graduate of New York University Law School, where she received a juris doctorate degree.

Freshfields Deepens Market-Leading Antitrust, Competition and Trade Practice With the Addition of Regulatory Star Jamillia P. Ferris

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer announced today that Jamillia P. Ferris has joined the firms US antitrust, competition and trade practice as a partner based in Washington and a member of the firms global antitrust leadership team.

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer announced today that Jamillia P. Ferris has joined the firms US antitrust, competition and trade practice as a partner based in Washington and a member of the firms global antitrust leadership team.
  • With the recent focus on US antitrust enforcement, this is a great opportunity to further deepen our bench of agency-facing partners, said Thomas Janssens , head of Freshfieldss global antitrust practice.
  • Jamillia is an outstanding addition to our antitrust team, expanding our ability to provide our clients with top-tier antitrust advice alongside our renowned transactional practice, both in the US and globally.
  • Freshfields is ranked by Chambers Global in Band 1 across the six areas of antitrust, corporate/M&A, litigation, international arbitration, tax, and public international law.

Greenberg Traurig's David J. Dykeman Named "Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year - Massachusetts" by LMG Life Sciences

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Friday, September 9, 2022

BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- David J. Dykeman, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, and co-managing shareholder of the firm's Boston office has been named "Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – Massachusetts" by LMG Life Sciences. Winners were announced at an awards dinner in New York City on Sept. 8.

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  • David J. Dykeman, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, and co-managing shareholder of the firm's Boston office has been named "Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year Massachusetts" by LMG Life Sciences.
  • BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- David J. Dykeman , co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group , and co-managing shareholder of the firm's Boston office has been named "Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year Massachusetts" by LMG Life Sciences.
  • The guide's LMG Life Sciences Awards recognize key law firms, lawyers, and the innovative work accomplished throughout the life sciences industry.
  • About Greenberg Traurig's Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group: Greenberg Traurig's Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group advises clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational public companies to leading research institutions.

Cerberus Sentinel Adds David Bronner as M&A Legal Counsel

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Scottsdale, Ariz., Sept. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire -- Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation (NASDAQ: CISO), a managed compliance and cybersecurity provider based in Scottsdale, Ariz., announces that David Bronner has been appointed mergers and acquisitions legal counsel.

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  • Scottsdale, Ariz., Sept. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire -- Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation (NASDAQ: CISO), a managed compliance and cybersecurity provider based in Scottsdale, Ariz., announces that David Bronner has been appointed mergers and acquisitions legal counsel.
  • He most recently served as a partner and of counsel in the corporate and transactional practice group at K&L Gates LLP.
  • Our mission is to attract and retain cybersecurity talent, said David Jemmett, CEO, Cerberus Sentinel.
  • It is vital to have the legal expertise that David brings as we assess larger and more complex M&A opportunities.