19 July 2004 – LAWFUEL – See latest law announcements. Click PRE…

19 July 2004 – LAWFUEL – See latest law announcements. Click PRESS RELEASESNewark, NJ–Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) is pleased to announce that Louis Smith has joined the firm as Of Counsel, resident in the Newark, NJ office. Smith was formerly with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP.

Smith’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including class actions, contract disputes, business torts, banking issues, and bankruptcy actions, as well as product liability claims. He has extensive experience in handling significant matters on behalf of major corporations in various industries, including banking, energy, pharmaceuticals, water distribution, telecommunications, and financial services.

Smith has tried cases before state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York, including obtaining a multi-million dollar judgment on behalf of a telecommunications company in a case involving contract and fraud claims. In addition to having substantial state and federal appellate experience, including successful arguments before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, he also has significant experience with alternate dispute resolution proceedings, including matters administered by the American Arbitration Association.

Commenting on Smith’s arrival, Anthony La Rocco, Administrative Partner of K&L’s Newark office, said, “The addition of Lou’s experience is another major step forward for our commercial litigation practice, whose continued expansion illustrates the firm’s commitment to meet the evolving demands of our clients. We’re delighted to welcome Lou as a colleague.”

K&L serves a dynamic and growing clientele in regional, national and international markets that includes representation of over half of the FORTUNE 100. Currently more than 700 lawyers strong, K&L’s practice embraces three major areas–litigation, corporate and regulatory–and related fields. For information about K&L, visit www.kl.com.


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