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2013-12-31 08:22:35

ACCORDING TO KCSA STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS' ANNUAL SURVEY, LEADING IPO ATTORNEYS SEE THE JOBS ACT AS A STRONG DRIVER OF A ROBUST IPO PIPELINE NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 is expected to be another record-breaking year for the U.S. IPO market, according to the Fourth Annual IPO Survey of U.S. transaction attorneys conducted by KCSA Strategic Communications (www.kcsa.com), a leading integrated communications firm specializing in financial public relations, investor...

2011-06-22 07:11:00

Business-led Group Focuses on America's Fiscal Health WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Committee for Economic Development (CED) has named Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of financial services firm, TIAA-CREF, as a new co-chair. Mr. Ferguson has been a CED Trustee since 2008 and is a leading business voice on economic policy. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, and is a member...

2010-12-29 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States is losing its position as the global leader for IPO's, according to a new survey of American transaction attorneys conducted by KCSA Strategic Communications, a leading integrated communications firm, specializing in financial public and investor relations and creative marketing services. KCSA conducted an in-depth survey of approximately 50 securities attorneys whose firms advised on 75 percent of the initial public offerings...

2010-03-15 04:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micrel Inc., (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced that Colin Sturt has been hired as the Company's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In his new role, Mr. Sturt has responsibility for all the Company's global legal affairs. He reports directly to President and CEO, Ray Zinn. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100315/SF69995) "Colin is...

2010-01-11 14:00:00

Faculty of industry leaders will tackle the challenges currently facing the hard-hit industry NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 1 - 2, 2010, the Practising Law Institute (PLI), the nation's largest producer of continuing legal education, will launch a first-time, state-of-the-art program entitled "Law Firm Leadership and Management Institute 2010," to be held at PLI's Conference Center in New York City and simultaneously Webcast at www.pli.edu. This Institute will...

2009-05-20 08:16:00

Executive Compensation and Governance Cited as Top Concerns by Directors and General Counsel NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year when companies may need law firms more than ever to help navigate the pitfalls that are the result of a weak economy, law firms are finding themselves challenged to adapt and restructure to a new business environment. Recently, more than 6,300 directors and general counsel of publicly traded companies were polled for America's Best Corporate Law Firms, a...

2008-10-23 18:00:13

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Environmental Defense: WHAT: News conference featuring former Vice President Al Gore to announce New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's second binding and enforceable agreement with a major national energy company, Dynegy, requiring disclosure of financial risks that climate change poses to its investors. Attorney General Cuomo and Vice President Gore will discuss this agreement and the importance of this...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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