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ILLINOIS BUSINESS JOURNAL NAMES RCGA’S RIGGS A “RISING STAR”

Kevin Riggs, the RCGA’s director of Illinois government affairs, has been selected as one of 20 “Rising Stars of Southwestern Illinois” by the Illinois Business Journal in its July issue. The distinction recognizes a class of young professionals (age 39 and under) who live in Southwestern Illinois and are leaders in the region, contributing in innovative ways through either their professional or charitable work.

THE LAWRENCE GROUP RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF FASTEST GROWING U.S. ARCHITECTURE FIRMS

The Lawrence Group was named the fifth fastest growing architecture firm in the nation, according to the May 2007 issue of ARCHITECT Magazine. The study, conducted by industry research company ZweigWhite, ranks firms with gross revenues of $1 million or more in 2002. The results are based on growth from 2002 through 2005 with equal weight placed on dollar and percentage growth.

EIGHT A.G. EDWARDS ANALYSTS NAMED AMONG THE BEST BY FORBES.COM, WALL STREET JOURNAL

Six equity research analysts from A.G. Edwards have earned a place among the best brokerage analysts in the country, according to a list published by Forbes.com in conjunction with San Francisco-based research firm StarMine. The annual Analyst Awards highlight the top three earnings estimators and the top three stock pickers in various industries.

Among the top earnings estimators, A.G. Edwards’ Timothy Conder ranked No. 2 in leisure equipment & products; Neil Kalton ranked No. 2 in electric utilities; Christopher Growe ranked No. 2 in food products; and Jeffrey Randall claimed the No. 3 spot in real estate investment trusts.

Analysts lauded for their stock picks included Daniel Fidell, who ranked No. 2 in gas utilities, and dual award-winner Michael Heim, who ranked No. 3 in both gas utilities and oil, gas and consumable fuels.

Research analysts Gary W. Mobley, Ronald F. Londe and Daniel M. Fidell were named to The Wall Street Journal’s best on the Street list, an annual survey that recognizes the best stock pickers from across the country. The survey focused on 45 industry groups thought to be of particular interest to investors and sought to identify the top five analysts within each industry based solely on stock-picking skill.

UNIGROUP RECOGNIZED BY CIO MAGAZINE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

CIO magazine has chosen UniGroup Inc. as a recipient of the 2007 CIO 100. The annual awards recognize organizations around the world that demonstrate innovation and excellence in information technology. Complete coverage of the 2007 CIO 100 awards appeared in the Aug. 15 issue of CIO magazine and is available online at www.cio.com. Launched in 1987, CIO magazine addresses issues vital to the success of chief information officers worldwide.

BRYAN CAVE EARNS HIGH MARKS FROM LEGAL 500 AND CORPORATE BOARD MEMBER

Law firm Bryan Cave LLP has been mentioned in two national publications for the quality of its legal work in the St. Louis area and across the country. The firm received favorable rankings in two product liability categories in The Legal 500 US, Vol. III: Litigation, a guide to the leading law firms and lawyers in the United States. Bryan Cave earned excellent reviews in both the aerospace/aviation and automotive/transport product liability and mass tort defense areas. The Legal 500 is regarded as a leading referral guide for buyers of legal services around the world. The full rankings are available at www.legal500.com.

In Corporate Board Member magazine, Bryan Cave has been named the best corporate law firm in St. Louis (tied with Armstrong Teasdale) for the sixth consecutive year. The firm also ranked No. 4 in the Phoenix market. Results of the magazine’s annual legal research study were published in the July/August cover story, “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms.” The magazine surveyed nearly 1,000 directors of public corporations to find out which law firms they most admire in 25 metropolitan areas.

CORPORATE COUNSEL SURVEY NAMES LATHROP & GAGE A “GO-TO” LAW FIRM

Law firm Lathrop & Gage LC has been named on Corporate Counsel magazine’s Go-To Law Firm® survey, a compilation of law firms preferred by the 500 largest companies in the United States. Both Deere & Company and Yellow Roadway Corporation named Lathrop & Gage a “go-to” firm in the areas of labor and employment and litigation, while Longs Drug Store Corporation chose the firm in the intellectual property category.

Less than one percent of all law firms in the United States were selected for the list. The magazine surveyed general counsel from Fortune 500 companies and asked them to identify the outside law firms that they turn to when they need results. The list was published in a special section of the May 14 issue of FORTUNE magazine.

 

 

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