UnitedLex’s motion to dismiss a $128 million lawsuit filed by LeClair Ryan PLLC trustee Lynn Tavenner was denied by a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Tuesday, according to The American Lawyer. In 2018, Richmond-based LeClairRyan struck a deal to outsource about 300 of its support workers through a partnership with enterprise legal services provider UnitedLex, which
Thomas C. Inglima to succeed longtime predecessor Robert L. Dewey
Thomas C. Inglima, a longtime attorney at Willcox Savage PC in Norfolk, has been named managing partner effective July 1, the law firm announced Thursday. Inglima, who joined Willcox Savage more than 25 years ago and has been a partner since 1999, succeeds Robert L. Dewey, the firm’s managing partner for more than 20 years.
C. Evans Poston Jr. was Norfolk revenue commissioner
Former Norfolk Commissioner of Revenue C. Evans Poston Jr. has been hired by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP to expand its public affairs and strategies consultancy to the Hampton Roads region, the firm announced April 6. Poston, who will serve as the firm’s government relations director for Hampton Roads, reports to Todd P. Haymore, managing director
Law firms focus on inclusion in recruitment and retention
Like many industries, law firms are taking a fresh look at hiring and retaining a new generation of employees who better reflect the racial, ethnic and gender diversity of today’s society at large. This move toward diversity and inclusion has been more pronounced since The Coca-Cola Co. announced in January a new policy mandating that
These proven business leaders are still going strong
What keeps a person working at an age when most of us are happy to let others take care of business? These overachieving Virginians, all over age 80, have remained hard at work mostly for one or more of three reasons. The first is being able to continue work with family. Retirement is rarely mandatory
Virginia’s law firms go virtual amid pandemic
In any other year, the merger that formed Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP would have gotten top billing in the year’s legal news. But 2020 wasn’t like any other year for the legal profession. The pandemic’s economic fallout caused some law firms to enact cutbacks and temporary salary reductions; some senior staffers took voluntary furloughs.
Gubernatorial hopeful contends primary is better option for voters
Claiming that the Republican Party of Virginia has “held the process hostage,” state Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, a GOP gubernatorial hopeful, has filed suit against the state GOP over its decision to hold a convention in May instead of a primary to select its 2021 candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Chase’s attorney,
Tiffany Mickel is first Black person to hold position in publication's 108-year history
The University of Virginia School of Law announced Tuesday that second-year student Tiffany Mickel has been named as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. She is the first Black person to hold the position in the publication’s 108-year history. As editor-in-chief, she hopes to diversify authorship of law review content and expand the publication’s online
Ex-VP Mary Trigiani characterizes bank's culture as evangelical Christian 'cult'
Mary Trigiani, a marketing consultant and native of Big Stone Gap, has sued Russell County-based New Peoples Bank for discrimination and wrongful termination. She was employed as senior vice president of strategic planning and development at the community bank from 2017 until 2019, when her position was eliminated. In a suit filed Jan. 1 with
Jon D. Huddleston succeeds Matthew E. Cheek
The Virginia Law Foundation announced Tuesday that Jon D. Huddleston has been named as president for 2021. He succeeds Matthew E. Cheek. Huddleston is a principal with Leesburg-based Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White PC, where he has practiced since 1986 specializing in family law and serious traffic offenses. From 2009 to 2010, he served as