Mark Joye

As head of the litigation department and having represented injured persons for over 26 years, Mark practices what he learned as an Eagle Scout – be prepared. He believes his experience has helped him to be prepared for any circumstance and he puts that to good use in and out of the courtroom on behalf of those who have been injured by defective products, in car crashes, and in tractor trailer collisions.

Firm Overview:

Our community is just as important as our clients

Our firm has been serving the local area for many years. We continue to give back to our neighbours through programs such as the Joye Law Firm Annual Scholarship Program and activities for our selected charitable partner of the year.

Because of our commitment to helping others, the firm created ‘Joye in the Community’—a program that encompasses all of the firm’s community and service efforts to support local education and aid organisations committed to improving the well-being of others.

We also participate in fundraising initiatives that benefit the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, to name a few.

Joye Law Firm believes strongly in providing as much support and assistance to our community as we do to our clients. After all, we are not only lawyers; we are citizens, too.

Since 1968, our law firm has participated in a variety of community activities and programs, including the Joye Law Firm Annual Scholarship Program and the Shoot Three and Win Halftime Challenge during the annual Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic.

Because of Joye Law Firm’s commitment to helping others, the firm created Joye in the Community, which is a comprehensive program that encompasses all of the firm’s community and service efforts to support local education and aid organisations committed to improving the health and well-being of others.

The firm also participates in fundraising initiatives that benefit the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, to name a few. In 2008, the firm donated more than $25,000 to local charities and organisations.

Angelo Cicchiello

Angelo Cicchiello is the managing partner in the firm of Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP. He has over 32 years of experience as a litigation attorney in the State of Connecticut, with an established practice for over 40 years in the City of Hartford, handling matters involving personal injury, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, civil rights violations, social security disability, criminal law, contract disputes, divorce and family law. Angelo Cicchiello regularly tries cases to a conclusion in both state and federal courts in the state of Connecticut, and has argued and represented clients in appeals before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Court. Attorney Cicchiello is the principal litigator in the firm for over 40 years, and has had the opportunity to try numerous cases before the court, to a jury, administrative officers including workers’ compensation commissioners as well as social security administrative law judges, before arbitrators and mediators. Angelo Cicchiello attended Quinnipiac School of Law where he obtained his law degree in 1980. Attorney Cicchiello was admitted to practice in Connecticut state court in 1981, and federal court in 1982.

Firm Overview:

As a Hartford law firm, we at Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP are proud to offer high-quality legal services in cases involving personal injury, worker’s compensation, and employment law. Our firm is dedicated to serving the best interest of our clients and making sure they receive a settlement that meets their financial needs while giving them peace of mind.

As attorneys who have been in practice for many years, we understand the kind of impact an injury can have on an individual and in their life. Likewise, we know that when an employee faces trouble in the workplace, it can create an array of problems. For these reasons, we devote 100% of our time, energy, and resources to building strong cases on behalf of our clients.

Eric Weil

Eric Weil is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Eric directly using the contact details listed above.

Eric is highly recognised for his extensive experience in sophisticated litigation of national and international importance. Having handled high-profiled, complex litigation matters on behalf of large global corporations, Eric offers quality and reactivity across a wide array of disputes: high-stakes breach of contract, unfair competition, product liability, fraud, corporate post-acquisition litigation. Eric’s comprehensive service, track record, tailor-made approach makes him a go to choice for companies faced with complex litigation. Eric also has extensive experience in white collar crime involving a wide variety of cases such as deceptive labelling of pharmaceutical products, misappropriation of trade secrets, forgery, misuse of corporate assets, hindrance to the rights of employees’ representatives or discrimination.

In addition to high-stakes litigation, Eric also regularly advices and counsels his clients on sensitive internal fraud investigations.

Eric’s top trial skills are also key for international arbitration: enhanced knowledge of international arbitration law and procedure, expertise across a broad range of industries and substantive areas of law and the ability to work fluently in English, French and German. The combination of skills, expertise, and experience, together with a multi-cultural approach, has enabled his team to obtain outstanding results for our clients.

Always bearing in mind his clients’ business objectives and economic goals, Eric is praised as a collaborative partner who offers high-level guidance in mergers and acquisitions, be it at a national level or cross-border. His background as both litigator and employment law specialist makes him a key player not only at the due diligence stage to spot potential risks, but more importantly at the negotiation level, when negotiating the specifics of the purchase agreement.

When faced with the sensitive issues frequently surrounding employment matters, companies look to Eric for his experience in providing sophisticated and practical advice, including designing a negotiation strategy with worker’s representatives and Unions. Eric’s multidisciplinary approach enables him to offer creative advice taking into account all aspects of a given situation. Eric has dealt with the full spectrum of employment issues, such as large scale reductions in force, executive compensation, severance and employment agreements, restrictive covenants and trade secret litigation as well as issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and bankruptcies.

Over the past two decades, Eric has advised public and private companies in various sectors, including chemicals, automotive industry, luxury goods, pharmaceutical products, construction, banking sector, aviation and military weapons, tobacco industry, internet and new technologies, or logistics.

Eric is qualified to practice in France, Germany and the U.S.A. (state of New York) and has the ability not only to work fluently in all three languages but also to embrace, understand and weight all specific cultural aspects that make each case unique, and is therefore highly valued as lead counsel on complex cross-border issues.

Ghassan Moghabghab

Ghassan Moghabghab was previously the Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Finance in Lebanon from 1983 to 1988, he was as well the personal legal advisor to President Camille Chamoun. He also headed the Legal Department of the National Lebanese Party (130 Lawyers) from 1988 to 2000. His main areas of practice are Arbitration & Litigation, Corporate and M&A, Energy as well as Private International Law.

Firm Overview:

Moghabghab & Associates is a global firm that was established in 1945. Initially Chamoun & Moghabghab, the firm started when President Camille Chamoun and MP Naim Moghabghab formed a partnership in 1945. Ghassan N Moghabghab then re-established the firm under its current name in 1978.

Headquartered today in Beirut Central District, Lebanon, we serve our clients globally wherever they are, either directly or through our international partners. Our aim is to help companies and individuals solve their most complex legal issues. We offer outstanding legal services and deliver results to our clients.

Our team is formed by the following attorneys:

Ghassan Moghabghab, Simon Karam, Elias Abdelnour, Omar Hamade, Ighar Bejjani, Georges Moussally, Tarek Moghabghab, and Georges Assaf.

Zweli Jele

Zweli Jele is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Swaziland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Zweli directly using the contact details above.

Zwelethu Desmond Jele is the Head of the Litigation Department specialising in all court and arbitration claims, providing advice and opinions on legal suits, labour related matters including strikes, disciplinary process and other employer-employee matters, environmental matters and general commercial litigation. Has acted and advised most parastatals in Eswatini in both regulatory and litigation spheres. He has also been involved in litigation for the majority of parastatals in the country and is also considered an expert.

Relevant Legal Experience:

  • Practitioner Industrial Court and Industrial Court of Appeal of Eswatini since 1992
  • Practitioner in High and Supreme Court of Eswatini since 1993
  • Contributed to the drafting of amendments to the Industrial Relations Act in 1996, 2000 and 2005
  • Contributed to the drafting of amendments to the Employment Act in 1997
  • Conducted extensive labour law training for Federation of Employers / Chamber of Commerce in Eswatini as well as individual employer organisations
  • Conducted commercial and labour law arbitrations in Eswatini and South Africa

Firm Overview:

RB is a Swati indigenously owned Legal Firm. Since its formation, the firm has been involved in helping both the private and public sectors with wealth creation and improved delivery of public services by Governmental and Non Governmental organisations. Further, the firm has contributed significantly to sustainable economic development through institutional and infrastructure development.

Stephen J. Immelt

Steve Immelt is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hogan Lovells. He is responsible for developing and driving our vision as a “bold and distinctive law firm creating valuable solutions for clients.”

Steve spends his time focused on achieving the firm’s strategy and supporting partners in building their relationships with clients and each other around the world. He has introduced into Hogan Lovells a major global initiative known as “Project Redefine,” which seeks to improve the way we do things for the benefit of our clients in a rapidly changing and evolving market.

He is also passionate about leadership behavior, taking the view that everyone at Hogan Lovells should be clear about what is expected of them, whether partners, associates, or members of the business services teams.

Before taking up the role of CEO in 2014, Steve was the global co-head of our Litigation and Arbitration practice and a long-standing member of our International Management Committee. He has decades of experience working across markets and cultures in these roles and in his client work.

A litigator by background, in the early stages of his career Steve was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland prosecuting political corruption, fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy charges.

He then joined the firm in 1989 and built up a very successful practice dealing with complicated litigation in the health care sector. Clients have included pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, academic health centers and medical schools, clinical laboratories, and other providers of health care. Steve has particular experience in off-label and financial relationship cases as well as the Anti-Kickback Act, the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the False Claims Act.