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Schottenstein Zox & Dunn forms common platform
A new powerhouse consulting enterprise, SZD Whiteboard is created by Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, in order to "deliver complete, tailored solutions from one high-level, strategic group."
Schottenstein Zox combined four subsidiaries—SZD China Consulting, SZD Economic Development Advisors, SZD Government Advocates, and Whiteboard Broadband Solutions, LLC—to form an ancillary business of the law firm. The SZD Whiteboard provides clients with advocacy, growth, and development strategies to corporations, organizations, and state and local governments. It also offers solutions to corporate site location/relocation, economic development, government affairs, lobbying and public policy consultation, among many other opportunities.
One of Ohio's largest full-service law firms, Schottenstein Zox & Dunn, founded in 1966, has more than 110 attorneys serving the Midwest and the Research Triangle region.
Chris Reeder joins Sheppard Mullin in LA
Former Lord, Bissell & Brook attorneys, Christopher S. Reeder with a team of three attorneys have joined the law firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP, in its Los Angeles office.
The four attorneys—special counsel Beverly Lu, associates Gabriel Green and Gene Wu, and Reeder will be part of the firm's business trial practice group. Complex business litigation partner Reeder practices commercial law, real estate, franchise, business practices, IP, employment and labor, construction, lending and brokerage laws, among others. Guy Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin said the firm envisages to build upon Reeder's "diverse" experience. "The team's practice dovetails well with other key groups in the Los Angeles office, such as real estate, employment, and IP," he added.
Out of Sheppard Mullin's 250 litigation specialists representing clients from its 10 global offices, more than 75 of them are based in the LA office alone. The firm has more than 490 attorneys representing clients in diverse practice areas from its 10 offices worldwide.
Internet squabble leads man to travel 1,300 miles
Russell Tavares, a 25-year-old recruit in the U.S. Navy, drove from Virginia to Texas to take revenge on a man who called him a 'nerd' on an Internet chat room. Tavares apparently set fire to Anderson's trailer home. The effect-he was discharged from his military post and sentenced to seven years jail for felony arson charge. Officials say that Tavares was obsessed with fire, guns, and knives. According to Assistant District Attorney Jason Darling, he used the screen names "pyrodice" and "illpackapistol," and posted pictures of himself on the Internet pointing firearms at certain people.
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