Proskauer Renews Partnership with Cornell Center for Hospitality Research

May 25, 2010

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Proskauer Renews Partnership with Cornell Center for Hospitality Research

Ithaca, NY, May 25, 2010 – Global law firm Proskauer is renewing its partnership with Cornell's Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) for another three-year term. Partners are essential to the CHR's mission of creating new knowledge and sharing research ideas for the international hospitality industry and related businesses.

In addition to participating in the CHR advisory board, Proskauer has hosted a CHR roundtable and an advisory board meeting at their New York office, and plans to host another roundtable later in 2010. "Proskauer's generous support has been a great asset to the CHR," said associate director Jennifer Macera. "In particular, we greatly value the participation of Jeffery Horwitz, who is a partner at Proskauer and is co-head of the firm's mergers and acquisitions and lodging and gaming practice."
Horwitz pointed to the importance of CHR's research program in support of the hospitality industry. "The CHR deals with real-world issues that directly affect the hospitality and gaming industries," he said. "Given Proskauer's strong practice both in the U.S. and internationally, we greatly appreciate Cornell's global research agenda. The CHR roundtables are a key part of that agenda." Horwitz will continue as a member of the CHR advisory board. 

Founded in 1875, Proskauer offers legal services in numerous business fields from offices in the U.S., Hong Kong, London, Paris, and São Paulo. In addition to hospitality and gaming, the firm's clients include firms in entertainment, health care, and information technology, among many others. In addition to mergers and acquisitions, its practice includes taxation, litigation, intellectual property, and labor and employment law.

About Proskauer
Proskauer, one of the nation's largest and oldest law firms, has long been recognized in legal and business circles as a significant and influential firm in the hospitality industry. Their commitment to the hospitality industry is unparalleled among major national firms. They offer extensive experience advising hospitality clients includes mergers & acquisition; joint ventures; finance; management agreements; mixed-use development and branding; real estate; labor and employment; litigation and dispute resolution; environmental; tax; bankruptcy; and intellectual property.

About The Center for Hospitality Research
A unit of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) sponsors research designed to improve practices in the hospitality industry. Under the lead of the center's 81 corporate affiliates, experienced scholars work closely with business executives to discover new insights into strategic, managerial and operating practices. The center also publishes the award-winning hospitality journal, the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. To learn more about the center and its projects, visit

Center Senior Partners: Hilton Worldwide, McDonald's USA, Philips Hospitality, Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc., STR, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, and TIG Global

Center Partners: Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Denihan Hospitality Group, eCornell & Executive Education, Expedia, Inc., Forbes Travel Guide, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fox Rothschild LLP, French Quarter Holdings, Inc., FX Real Estate and Entertainment, Inc., HVS, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jumeirah Group, LRP Publications, Maritz, Marriott International, Inc., Marsh's Hospitality Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Proskauer, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, SAS, Schneider Electric, Thayer Lodging Group, Thompson Hotels, Travelport, and WATG

Center Friends: • American Tescor, LLC • Argyle Executive Forum • Berkshire Healthcare • Cody Kramer Imports • Cruise Industry News • DK Shifflet & Associates • • EyeforTravel • Gerencia de Hoteles & Restaurantes • Global Hospitality Resources • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) • • • Hospitality Technology Magazine • Hotel Asia Pacific • Hotel China • • Hotel Interactive • Hotel Resource • HotelWorld Network • International CHRIE • International Hotel Conference • International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) • iPerceptions • JDA Software Group, Inc. • Lodging Hospitality • Lodging Magazine • LRA Worldwide, Inc. • Milestone Internet Marketing • MindFolio • Mindshare Technologies • Parasol • PhoCusWright • PKF Hospitality Research • The Resort Trades • RealShare Hotel Investment & Finance Summit • Resort and Recreation Magazine • • Shibata Publishing Co. • Synovate • The Lodging Conference • The Wall Street Journal • TravelCLICK • UniFocus • USA Today • WageWatch, Inc. • WIWIH.COM