Quarterly Update Spring 2012

A Message from the Managing Partner

GARY R PANNONEDuring the first quarter of the year, law firms are always confronting new challenges and developing strategies for the months ahead. We are fortunate to have great clients and interesting matters to work on at PLDO which will make 2012 another great year as we implement our plans. [read more]


PLDO Principal Teno A. West Appointed to Prestigious National Water Institute

Teno A WestTeno A. West, a Principal at PLDO and the leader of the firm's Municipal Infrastructure Team, has been appointed Co-Chair of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships' (NCPPP) Water Institute. The Water Institute is the forum for NCPPP members to develop programs and activities that support the appropriate use of public-private partnerships in the water and wastewater sector. [read more]


PLDO Partner John (Jay) R. Gowell Releases 'Fundamentals of a Business Transaction for a Public Development Project' Informational Video

John Jay R GowellPLDO Partner John (Jay) R. Gowell, a member of the firm's Corporate & Business Team, has released 'The Fundamentals of a Business Transaction for a Public Development Project', the sixth broadcast in the PLDO series of online informational videos available to the public on the firm's website at www.pldw.com, and its YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/PLDWLLC. [read more]


Bruce H. Tobey, Senior Counsel, Selected as Co-Principal Investigator for National Water Research Foundation Project

Bruce H TobeySenior Counsel Bruce H. Tobey, a member of the firm's Municipal Infrastructure Team, has been appointed Co-Principal Investigator for a Water Research Foundation (WRF) Project that will examine legal issues and challenges faced by utilities should an infrastructure failure occur, and produce a best practices guide for U.S. water utility companies to help them protect against, prevent and reduce claims. [read more]


PLDO Principal & Municipal Infrastructure Team Leader Teno A. West to Speak on 'Marketing and Implementing Emerging Waste Conversion Technologies in the US: A Practical Approach" at ISWA's World Solid Waste Congress in Italy

Teno A WestPLDO Principal and Municipal Infrastructure Team Leader Teno A. West is invited to speak at the International Solid Waste Association's (ISWA) World Congress, to be held in Florence, Italy, in September 2012. [read more]




PLDO Principal William E. O'Gara to Address Human Resource Management-RI Breakfast Networking Event

William E O GaraPLDO Principal William E. O'Gara, chair of the firm's Employment and Litigation Teams, will be the featured speaker at the Human Resource Management of Rhode Island (HRM-RI) Breakfast Networking Meeting on April 19, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. Attorney O'Gara's presentation is entitled, "Implementing Reductions in Force in a Humane and Legal Manner" which will address the decision-making process and consequential legal concerns faced by human resource executives when companies restructure, which can result in employee lay-offs. [read more]


From Rhode Island to San Diego, PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux is considered a 'Thought Leader' on Emerging Legal Issues of Social Media Use in the Workplace

Brian J LamoureuxOn February 22, PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux was flying across the country to Qualcomm's corporate headquarters in San Diego as an invited guest speaker for The Conference Board's Council on Corporate Communications Strategy II roundtable discussion. [read more]