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Daniel Levin

Haber Law Expands Into Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Markets

May 14, 2024

MIAMI, FL—Haber Law announced its expansion into the West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale markets to broaden its reach and respond to growing demand for its team’s specialty legal expertise. The Firm will serve the tri-county area with the addition of partner Daniel Levin, a lauded construction law attorney, who will lead the firm’s West Palm Beach office. That office will officially open on Wednesday, May 1, followed by the opening of its Fort Lauderdale office on Monday, June 3.

Dorothy Groza

Dorothy Groza Joins CGS3 as Senior Counsel

May 7, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA—Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3) has named Dorothy Groza as senior counsel to the firm’s complex transactions practice group and will be based in the Los Angeles office. With an extensive background in commercial real estate and regulatory issues – including international and multi-state development, foreign investor and joint venture projects – Groza was previously general counsel to Empire. Concurrently, she also managed her own independent law firm, Groza Law, for nine years.

Attorney Brandon Bodea Earns Another “Medal” At Medalist Legal

May 3, 2024

CHANDLER, AZ—Medalist Legal is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Bodea to Managing Partner. Bodea has been with Medalist Legal since the Firm’s inception, focusing on both litigation and transactional real estate matters. On the litigation side, Bodea has successfully handled many residential and commercial real estate disputes through all stages of litigation, including disputes involving real estate agents and brokers, insurance brokers, appraisers and other professionals. 

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Karl Klein

TA PLLC Partner Karl Klein Appointed Chair of Florida Bar AI Best Practices Subcommittee

May 17, 2024

MIAMI, FL—In his role as a member of The Florida Bar’s Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence Tools & Resources, TA PLLC partner Karl Klein has been named chair of its new AI Best Practices Subcommittee. This group is tasked with providing resources to lawyers across the state in navigating the constantly evolving world of artificial intelligence and its use in the legal industry. Klein was elected to serve on the 11th Circuit on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors in 2023. The Board of Governors is the highest governing body of The Florida Bar, responsible for attorney discipline, Bar rules and operations. As a member of the Board of Governors, Klein is assigned to several committees.

Experienced Government Affairs Professional Troy Lyons Joins Holland & Hart's Federal Affairs Team

May 16, 2024

DENVER, CO—Holland & Hart LLP is pleased to announce that experienced government affairs professional Troy Lyons has joined the firm as Senior Director of Federal Affairs in the Washington, DC office. Troy leverages trusted relationships with bipartisan federal government stakeholders to help clients navigate legislative and regulatory challenges. He also helps clients assess the opportunities and risks of federal engagement and develops short- and long-term tactics and strategies—including lobbying, public relations, and political intelligence—aligned with their business interests.

Emily Thall

Emily Thall Joins Brown Rudnick as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer

May 16, 2024

 NEW YORK, NY—Brown Rudnick announced today that Emily M. Thall has joined the Firm as chief marketing and business development officer (CMBDO). Thall will lead Brown Rudnick’s business development, marketing, public relations and communications initiatives. She is based in Brown Rudnick’s New York office. Thall has 20 years of experience working with law firm leadership to develop and execute strategies for new business development and profile raising.

Judicate West Welcomes Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos In Los Angeles

May 16, 2024

 LOS ANGELES, CA—Judicate West has added Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, formerly of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, to its roster of neutrals. Judge Palazuelos is based out of the Los Angeles office and is available statewide as a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge. Judge Palazuelos was appointed to the Superior Court bench in 2000, presiding over the individual civil calendar across all manner of civil matters, including Michael Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit in 2013. Since 2019, she was tapped to exclusively preside over complex civil cases, including mass torts, class actions and business disputes.

Brian Maas

Bradley Adds Healthcare Real Estate Attorney Brian Maas in Nashville

May 16, 2024

NASHVILLE, TN—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Brian Maas has joined the firm’s Nashville office as counsel in the Real Estate Practice Group. Prior to joining Bradley, Mr. Maas served for nearly four years as general counsel of a medical office real estate firm in Nashville. Mr. Maas brings a wealth of experience in the structuring and documentation of complex transactions and regularly works with companies in the medical office and long term care (LTC) and senior housing industries.

Brian Koosed

Brian Koosed Joins Venable’s Growing Commercial Litigation Practice in Washington, DC and New York

May 16, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Brian Koosed has joined the firm as a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice in the Washington, DC. and New York offices. Mr. Koosed is a seasoned litigator who represents corporations, financial institutions, and high-net-worth individuals in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration.

Nicholas J. Lococo

Nicholas J. Lococo Joins Stites & Harbison’s Louisville Office

May 16, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Nicholas J. Lococo (Nick) to the firm’s Louisville, Ky., office. He is a Member (Partner) in the Business & Finance Service Group. Lococo’s practice focuses on public and municipal finance. He advises clients on financial transactions, including identifying the most efficient means to finance a transaction, analyzing potential transaction risks, and drafting and reviewing legislation, agreements and certificates.

Roshni H. Patel

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Adds Roshni H. Patel to New Jersey Office

May 15, 2024

BRIDGEWATER, NJ—The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is pleased to announce that Roshni H. Patel has joined as an associate in the firm’s Bridgewater, New Jersey office as a member of the Estate Planning and Administration & Wealth Preservation Practice Group. Patel provides strategic counsel to clients to develop estate plans that meet their personal goals. She prepares wills, trusts, business succession plans, and powers of attorney and advises high net worth individuals on sophisticated estate and tax planning matters.v

Denise Barnes

DOJ Veteran Denise Barnes Joins the Bass, Berry & Sims Compliance & Government Investigations Practice

May 15, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Berry & Sims is continuing to grow its preeminent Compliance & Government Investigations Practice with the addition of Denise M. Barnes, a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) who joins as a member in Washington, D.C. Barnes brings extensive experience as a former federal prosecutor with DOJ, bolstering the firm’s government investigations, procurement fraud, healthcare fraud, and white-collar capabilities. 

Merrick Benn

Womble Elects New US Leadership, Names Merrick Benn Chair and CEO-Elect

May 15, 2024

BALTIMORE, MD—Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP announced today that Merrick Benn has been elected US Chair and CEO, effective January 1, 2025. Currently a member of the firm’s Global Board, Benn will succeed Betty Temple, who has served as US Chair and CEO since 2016. They will work closely with the Firm Management Committee to ensure a successful transition.
A global finance partner, Benn has 25 years of experience advising clients in equipment finance transactions, including secured financings, cross-border transactions, and structured finance. As US Chair and CEO, Benn will lead the Firm Management Committee, which is responsible for domestic strategy, operations, profitability, and structural organization. 

Sherin and Lodgen Partner David I. Brody Presents at BBA Program on Navigating the FTC’s Non-Compete Ban

May 15, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Sherin and Lodgen LLP announces that David I. Brody presented at the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) virtual program, “Navigating the FTC’s Non-compete Ban,” on May 8. Brody and fellow panelists discussed the FTC’s Final Rule prohibiting most non-compete agreements, explaining what it prohibits and discussing its exceptions, practical implications for both employers and employees who may be affected, and the ongoing challenges to the Final Rule’s implementation. As a partner in Sherin and Lodgen’s award-winning Employment Department, Brody represents individuals in a wide range of matters, including contract negotiation and enforcement, wage and hour issues, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblowing.

Barrett Robin

Trial Lawyer Barrett Robin Named Partner at Dallas Plaintiffs Law Firm Hamilton Wingo

May 14, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Hamilton Wingo is proud to announce the promotion of experienced trial attorney Barrett Robin to partner. Mr. Robin relies on his experience in the corporate world in cases involving 18-wheeler crashes, motor vehicle accidents, dangerous working conditions, fraud, and many other areas. He continued his impressive streak of trial victories at Hamilton Wingo with a $6 million unanimous jury verdict against Walmart last month in Fort Worth. He and fellow firm attorney Sean Cook successfully represented a man who suffered a broken hip that required surgery after a Walmart employee ran him over in a store parking lot. He also helped lead the Hamilton Wingo trial team that won the largest uninsured motorist verdict in Texas in 2022, which ranked among the Top 100 trucking accident verdicts in the U.S. Mr. Robin also won a six-figure arbitration award for a local married couple against their investment adviser for mismanaging their retirement savings.

John Willding

Stinson Welcomes M&A Partner John Willding to Dallas Office, Bolstering Corporate Finance Bench

May 14, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Stinson LLP is pleased to welcome John Willding to the firm’s Dallas office. Willding joins as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance Practice Division. Willding is a seasoned corporate and securities attorney with over two decades of experience negotiating mergers and acquisitions for buyers and sellers and assisting middle-market business owners with the establishment and operation of private investment funds.

Marlene Williams

Winston & Strawn Strengthens IP Practice With Addition of Marlene J. Williams in San Francisco

May 14, 2024

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that Marlene J. Williams has joined the firm as its new Global Lead, Trademarks and of counsel. Marlene brings decades of experience advising clients on a broad array of trademark and copyright issues, and is an important addition to the firm’s intellectual property practice and to the San Francisco office.

Venable Enters the Colorado Market with the Addition of Eight Attorneys

May 14, 2024

DENVER, CO—Venable LLP is pleased to announce that it has expanded its geographic footprint to the state of Colorado, with the addition of eight leading commercial and employment litigators and counselors based in Denver. James (Jim) Sawtelle, a trial attorney with more than three decades of experience, will be the partner-in-charge of Venable’s newest office. Sawtelle and seven colleagues are joining Venable from Sherman & Howard. These key lateral hires include Commercial Litigation partners Jessica Arett and Nick DeWeese; Labor and Employment partners Emily Keimig, Beth Ann Lennon, and Heather Vickles; Tara Bailes, a counsel in the Commercial Litigation practice; and Carissa Davis, an associate focused on labor and employment law. Also joining the Denver office is Venable Intellectual Property partner Elizabeth Manno. She will continue to focus her thriving national practice on technology disputes—including patent infringement, licensing, and litigation.

Norton Rose Fulbright Strengthens Intellectual Property Practice With Patent Lawyer Trio

May 14, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that its intellectual property practice has added partners Adam Rehm and Rhiannon D’Agostin as well as counsel Zack Cleary. This team of lawyers joins the firm’s patents practice from Polsinelli.
Adam advises clients on patent and trademark prosecution, freedom to operate (FTO) studies, licensing and intellectual property litigation. Rhiannon focuses on intellectual property counseling, including patent portfolio strategy and management, for both offensive and defensive considerations. Zack advises global technology leaders and startups in the development of comprehensive, strategy-driven patent portfolios in a variety of technology areas.

Polsinelli Continues Real Estate Finance and Financial Services Expansion With Two New Shareholders

May 13, 2024

RALEIGH, NC & MIAMI, FL—Polsinelli has further expanded its real estate finance and financial services capabilities and welcomed two new shareholders – Jennifer S. O’Connor has joined the Real Estate Finance Practice in Miami, Fla and Jim H. Pulliam has joined the Financial Services Litigation Practice in Raleigh, N.C. Joining together from an Am Law 100 firm, they are both experienced finance attorneys with their respective practices covering the full life cycle of commercial mortgage-backed securities loans (CMBS) – from securitization and servicing to distress and litigation.

Lathrop GPM Moves Office Space to 3131 McKinney Avenue

May 14, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Lathrop GPM Moves Office Space to 3131 McKinney Avenue. The new 4,009 square-foot Dallas office space is a continuation of the firm’s new hybrid-hoteling concept supporting both flexible hybrid workspaces and in-person interactions that foster relationship building. Opening in 2019, Lathrop GPM’s Dallas office is the home base for a team of seasoned legal professionals and attorneys focused on all phases of complex litigation.

Morgan, Brown & Joy Partner Sean P. O’Connor Presented at MELA Program on “The Massachusetts Anti-SLAPP Statute”

May 14, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Morgan, Brown & Joy partner Sean P. O’Connor presented at the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) program, “The Massachusetts Anti-SLAPP Statute,” on May 13, 2024. O’Connor, along with fellow presenters Robert S. Mantell of the Law Office of Robert S. Mantell and Ellen J. Messing of Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C., provided an overview of recent developments in the Massachusett s Anti-SLAPP legal landscape.O’Connor represents both public and private sector employers in numerous industries on the full range of labor and employment matters.

Damon Pitt Joins Venable’s Commercial Litigation Practice in Los Angeles

May 13, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA—Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Damon Pitt has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice. Mr. Pitt is a seasoned litigator who focuses his practice on class action, commercial litigation, and products liability defense cases. He represents product manufacturers and distributors in a number of different industries, including pet food, cosmetics, medical devices, and electric vehicle charging equipment.

Douglas “D.C.” Conant

Douglas "D.C." Conant Joins Cranfill Sumner LLP

May 13, 2024

RALEIGH, NC—Cranfill Sumner LLP today announced that Douglas “D.C.” Conant has joined the firm’s Raleigh office as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice in Administrative, Regulatory, and Government Law. He has represented clients before regulatory bodies and government agencies including the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). 

Brian Tannenbaum

Ball Janik LLP Welcomes Construction Defect Attorney Brian Tannenbaum to its Tampa Office

May 13, 2024

TAMPA, FL—Ball Janik LLP is pleased to welcome Construction Defect Attorney Brian Tannenbaum as an associate in the firm’s Tampa office. Tannenbaum brings several years of experience litigating construction defect cases and legal matters related to real estate, condos, general commercial, arbitration, and HOAs. Tannenbaum has legal experience in civil litigation and condominium law. 

Juan Pablo Alban

Buchalter Welcomes Shareholder in Los Angeles to its Growing Corporate Practice

May 10, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA—Buchalter is pleased to announce the addition of Juan Pablo Albán as a Corporate Shareholder in its Los Angeles office. Albán also joins as a member of the firm’s recently established Latin American Practice Group. Buchalter established its Latin America Practice in August of 2023 with the addition of Agustin Ceballos, Chair of the Firm’s Latin America group. As Mexico has surpassed China as the top trade partner with the United States, Buchalter added to its capabilities in order to guide clients establishing and expanding their businesses and commercial interests in Mexico and across Latin America. Originally from Columbia, Albán is a seasoned corporate lawyer with decades of experience in fund formation and investment management, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, as well as renewable energy.

Tucker Ellis Adds New Talent in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Morristown, Orange County, and St. Louis

May 10, 2024

CLEVELAND, OH—Tucker Ellis LLP has expanded its national Intellectual Property and Mass Tort & Product Liability practices with the addition of skilled attorneys in both Cleveland and Los Angeles. Intellectual property attorneys joining Tucker Ellis in Cleveland are partner Steven Solomon and counsel Una Lauricia. Mr. Solomon advises and represents clients in intellectual property matters – with a focus on patents and trademarks. Ms. Lauricia joins Tucker Ellis with more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property law. Bolstering the Tucker Ellis Mass Tort & Product Liability practice in Los Angeles are partner Steven Meyer, counsels Brandon Lansche and Jeffrey Stoltz, and associate Brian Lee. Mr. Meyer has more than 30 years of experience defending clients in all types of civil litigation and has tried more than 25 cases to verdict. Mr. Lansche, an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, defends businesses in high-risk product liability suits. Mr. Stoltz defends businesses in complex products liability and toxic tort cases and repeat litigation. Mr. Lee represents clients in all types of civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on product liability, premises liability, and medical malpractice defense. Mr. Howell applies his extensive experience as a former federal and state prosecutor to represent clients in white collar criminal defense, sensitive internal investigations, and complex business litigation. Mr. Teodosio focuses his practice on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and probate litigation. Ms. Kanaan represents clients in a variety of litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice and motor vehicle accident defense. Ms. Prednis assists individual and corporate clients in complex commercial and real estate litigation, preparing key documents at all stages of a dispute. Ms. Tolentino joins Tucker Ellis in its Morristown, New Jersey location, which opened in February 2024 with a focus on health and life sciences. As a member of the Tucker Ellis Junior Attorney Corps, Ms. Reckamp supports the lawyers in the firm’s Trial Department.

Greenberg Traurig’s David Dykeman and Roman Fayerberg Present at DeviceTalks Boston

May 10, 2024

BOSTON, MA—David J. Dykeman, co-chair of the Life Sciences & Medical Technology Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP and co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Boston office, and Roman Fayerberg, co-chair of the Boston office’s Intellectual Property (IP) & Technology Practice, presented on the DeviceTalks Boston panel, “How IP Can Drive Funding & Exits,” May 1. The panel focused on how IP is key for medical technology companies to attract funding and navigate exits. The panelists provided insights into best practices and pitfalls to avoid when creating a strategic and competitive patent portfolio to close funding and secure exits.

David Hazouri

RFB + Fisher Potter Hodas Bolsters its Miami Presence with the Addition of David R. Hazouri, Esq.

May 10, 2024

MIAMI, FL—Rottenstreich Farley Bronstein Fisher Potter Hodas LLP (RFB + Fisher Potter Hodas) has tapped David R. Hazouri to join the firm’s Miami office as senior counsel. A litigator for more than 25 years, Hazouri is lateralling over to RFB + Fisher Potter Hodas from an experienced Miami family law firm handling high-net-worth divorce, celebrity family issues and international law. He has assisted clients in a wide variety of complex commercial and family law disputes, in both state and federal court, and has appeared before local and state administrative boards as well.

Jessie Smith

Jessie A. Smith Joins Stites & Harbison’s Lexington Office

May 10, 2024

LEXINGTON, KY—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Jessie A. Smith to the firm based in the Lexington, Ky., office. He joins the Construction Service Group. Smith’s construction practice includes both transactional and litigation matters, with a strength in drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts. 

Theodore Kypreos

Florida Supreme Court Appoints Jones Foster’s Theodore S. Kypreos to Uncontested Probate Workgroup

May 9, 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, FL—Jones Foster is pleased to announce that Vice Chair Theodore S. Kypreos was appointed by order of the Supreme Court of Florida to the newly established Judicial Management Council Workgroup on Uncontested Probate Proceedings. The Workgroup was created following an administrative order by Chief Justice Carlos G. Muniz and will make recommendations to redesign and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Florida’s processes and procedures for uncontested probate proceedings. Mr. Kypreos is one of nine legal professionals ranging from attorneys and clerks to circuit court and appellate judges selected from across Florida to serve a two-year term as a Workgroup member.

Ligris + Associates Continues Growth Trajectory with Addition of Hill & Plakias P.C.,

May 9, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Ligris + Associates PC has acquired Hill & Plakias P.C, a Dedham, MA-based law firm serving business, institutional and individual clients in the areas of real estate, lender representation, and business transactions. Led by Attorney Dean P. Plakias, the firm has a storied history and is well known for its legacy of providing quality, innovative, and practical legal services for more than 120 years.

Andy Penry

Andy Penry Joins Anderson Jones, PLLC

May 9, 2024

RALEIGH, NC—Anderson Jones, PLLC is pleased to announce that Andy Penry has joined the firm. As Of Counsel, Penry will continue to focus on construction and securities litigation enhancing his already storied career. Penry previously had his own firm. He is closely involved in a number of construction trade associations and is an adjunct faculty member at Campbell Law School where he teaches Construction Law.

Alison Etherly

ONDA’s Longtime Paralegal Earns Law Degree

May 9, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP (ONDA)’s longtime paralegal Alison Etherly has been elevated to attorney after earning her J.D. to pursue a career as a family lawyer. A mother of two, Ms. Etherly brings an insider’s perspective to family law issues. She focuses her practice on matters involving divorce, child custody, family violence, mediation and property division.

Shanna Strowbridge

The Opus Group Promotes Shanna Strowbridge to Vice President and General Counsel

May 9, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—The Opus Group (Opus) has promoted Shanna Strowbridge to vice president and general counsel. In her new role, she is responsible for providing legal guidance and advice to all companies and associates within Opus, as well as overseeing the risk management and environmental risk groups, and supervising the work of outside law firms. Strowbridge joined Opus in June 2022 as associate general counsel.

Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation Expands Its Investigations Team

May 9, 2024

SACRAMENTO, CA—Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation has grown its team and enhanced its capabilities with the hiring of Jasmin Darron, Kamon Naddaf, Sereena Singh and Erika Galvez. Jasmin Darron, joining the Firm as an Attorney Investigator, conducts impartial investigations for public and private workplaces, K-12 schools and college campuses with a focus on Title IX issues. Kamon Naddaf brings over two decades of diverse legal experience to her role as Attorney Investigator at VM Law. Sereena Singh, a skilled employment law attorney with over a decade of experience, joins the Firm as Attorney Investigator. Erika Galvez joins the Firm’s Sacramento office as Administrative Assistant, supporting the Office Services and Billing departments.

Litigator Jesse Bernheim Joins Children’s Harbor Board

May 9, 2024

PEMBROKE PINES, FL—BK Law founding partner Jesse Bernheim has joined the board of Children’s Harbor, the nationally accredited non-profit agency with a mission to help strengthen families who are struggling in the community, while providing safe shelter and support to teens in foster care so that they may grow into healthy, educated and productive adults. Through his firm, Jesse serves his law clients in the areas of complex personal injury matters, first-party insurance, product liability, medical device and pharmaceutical litigation, commercial and business litigation, and workers’ compensation.

Rimon Law Builds on 2023 Record Attorney Growth Rate by Adding 5 Attorneys

May 9, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rimon Law is pleased to announce the arrival of attorneys Aurelia Mitchell Durant, Christine Gregorak, Tara Hummer, Christine Wilson and Gregory Tolchinsky. The attorneys based in New Jersey, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Orlando and San Diego bring depth to the firm’s intellectual property, investment management, real estate, employment and litigation practices. Aurelia Mitchell Durant joins Rimon as a Partner in Rimon’s Intellectual Property practice in Princeton, New Jersey. Christine Gregorak joins Rimon as a Real Estate Partner in San Francisco. Tara Humma joins Rimon in the firm’s Litigation and Employment practices. Christine Wilson is of Counsel in the firm’s investment management practice. Gregory Tolchinsky joins Rimon as a patent attorney in San Diego.

Joe Briggett

Baker Donelson Adds Bankruptcy Shareholder Joseph P. Briggett

May 9, 2024

NEW ORLEANS, LA—The national law firm of Baker Donelson has added bankruptcy attorney Joseph P. Briggett as shareholder in the Firm’s New Orleans office. Mr. Briggett, who focuses his practice on bankruptcy and workout law, has a diverse commercial practice that spans various areas, including bankruptcy and restructuring, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, transactions, loan documentation, and corporate law.

Brownsville Middle School Law Academy Hosts Law Day Commemoration

May 9, 2024

MIAMI, FL—After a pause from the pandemic period, the students of Brownsville Middle School Law Academy hosted its commemoration of ABA Law Day 2024 that celebrated the theme, “What Makes A Good Judge” as “Voices in our Democracy.” May 1 is designated as the official Law Day. With the support of the law firms of Hamilton Miller & Birthisel and Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, the historic middle school and its ground breaking law academy welcomed judges from the 11th Judicial Circuit and US Southern District to share thoughts on their professional journeys and their perspectives on what makes a good judge in the courtroom.

Morgan, Brown & Joy Partner Jeffrey S. Siegel Spoke on BBA Panel, “Navigating the FTC’s Non-compete Ban”

May 9, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Morgan, Brown & Joy partner Jeffrey S. Siegel spoke on the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) virtual panel, “Navigating the FTC’s Non-compete Ban,” on May 8, 2024. Along with fellow panelists, Siegel provided an overview of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recently-announced Final Rule prohibiting most non-compete agreements and discussed its exceptions, practical implications for both employers and employees who may be affected, and the ongoing challenges to the Final Rule’s implementation. Siegel represents employers in virtually every labor and employment scenario.

Otteson Shapiro Welcomes Peter Morgan as Partner

May 8, 2024

DENVER, CO—Otteson Shapiro announced today that Peter J. Morgan has joined the firm’s Denver office as a partner. Morgan represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes and bad faith litigation. In his more than 25-year career, Morgan has represented insurance companies in connection with claims arising out of most types of insurance including commercial general liability, professional liability, property, builders’ risk, excess, umbrella, fidelity,  E&O, D&O, homeowners, automobile, uninsured/underinsured motorist, personal and advertising injury, and life insurance.

Barnes & Thornburg's Nashville Office Relocates to Broadwest Office Tower

May 8, 2024

NASHVILLE, TN—Barnes & Thornburg’s Nashville office has relocated to a new building and larger office space on the eighth floor of the dynamic Broadwest office tower. Located at 1600 West End Avenue, the new office marks a significant milestone in the firm’s commitment to establishing a local presence and cultivating meaningful connections around the city. Barnes & Thornburg signed the lease agreement in November 2023, securing a new office that is more than double its previous space, at nearly 26,000 square feet, to accommodate the firm’s rapid growth from eight attorneys and business professionals to 18 since its opening in May 2023.

D. Porpoise Evans

Littler’s D. Porpoise Evans Appointed as Office Managing Shareholder in Miami

May 8, 2024

MIAMI, FL—Littler has appointed D. Porpoise Evans as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s Miami office. Evans succeeds Lori Brown, who will fully shift her role to focus on her firmwide management and operational responsibilities. Evans advises public and private companies on an array of employment law matters, including wage and hour compliance, discrimination claims, breach of contract, leave and disability accommodation, and workplace safety. 

Fox Rothschild Announces Annual Attorney Elevations

May 8, 2024

NATIONAL—Fox Rothschild is pleased to announce the following attorneys have been elevated to Partner throughout its national network of offices: Elizabeth Googe Brunette and Nicholas B. Corser in Atlanta, Julie E. Nugent in Atlantic City, Alexandra J. Hirsch in Charlotte, Adam T. Hamilton in Dallas, Robert J. Schena in Exton, R. Taylor Speer in Greenville, Steven P. Gallagher and Nicholas A. Koffroth in Los Angeles, Kathryn E. Dehn, Thomas G. Moran III and JT Schuweiler in Minneapolis, David J. Sprong and Adam Wiseberg in Morristown, Nathan J. Marketich in Pittsburgh, Andrew S. Esler, Brian McGinnis and Saverio S. Romeo in Philadelphia, Corinne Burzichelli DeBerry, Paul W. Kalish and Anthony J. Noonan in Princeton, Al Roundtree in Seattle, Georgios K. Patsalosavvis in Warrington, Meeren Amin and Elizabeth K. Blickley in Washington, DC, Cameron Baker and Vijay S. Choksi in West Palm Beach. Additionally, the following Associates were elevated to Counsel: Caroline L. Nowlin in Dallas, Christine E. Land in Exton, Joshua A. Bornstein in Los Angeles, Eric Knowles in New York and Nathan Huddell in Philadelphia.

Brooke Goof

Attorney Brooke Goff Named “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers Association

May 8, 2024

SIMSBURY, CT—The National Trial Lawyers Association recently announced the selection of Brooke Goff as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Connecticut. Goff is the founder and CEO of Goff Law Group, a woman-owned and operated personal injury law firm comprised of experienced female attorneys with various litigation backgrounds and skillsets.

Kevin Johnson

Chamberlain Hrdlicka Adds Tax Controversy & Litigation Senior Counsel to Atlanta Office

May 8, 2024

ATLANTA, GA—Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Johnson to its Atlanta office. Johnson joins as senior counsel in the Tax Controversy & Litigation practice group, where he will advise and represent taxpayers before federal, state and local taxing authorities and in all federal and state courts where tax disputes are litigated. Johnson rejoins our firm to focus his practice on tax controversy law. He has extensive experience in representing clients in civil audits, administrative appeals and litigation.

Avani Javia

Fears Law Names Avani Javia as Partner in Dallas

May 7, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Fears Law announced that it is enhancing and expanding its business law and estate planning offerings with the addition of attorney Avani Javia, who is joining the firm as a partner. Javia will spearhead the firm’s innovation initiatives alongside firm founder Bryan Fears. Javia brings more than 15 years of experience in the legal field and a keen understanding of business operations to her new role. 

Four Bradley Attorneys Named to 2023 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

May 7, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced that four of the firm’s attorneys – Anna M. Lashley, David T. Long Jr., Erin K. Sullivan and John Parker Sweeney – have been named to the 2023 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll by the D.C. Courts for donating 50 hours or more of pro bono service during the last calendar year. Sweeney qualified for High Honor Roll by reporting more than 100 hours.

Brent Vincent Joins Lathrop GPM's Tort, Insurance & Environmental Practice in Chicago

May 7, 2024

CHICAGO, IL—Lathrop GPM is pleased to welcome partner Brent Vincent to the tort, insurance & environmental practice group in its Chicago office. Vincent’s practice focuses on insurance recovery and complex commercial disputes. His 25 years of experience includes successful litigation and resolution of insurance coverage disputes in jurisdictions all across the country.

Shipman Partner Dormer Stephen to Moderate Biotech Showcase at 10th Anniversary Yale Innovation Summit

May 7, 2024

HARTFORD, CT—Shipman & Goodwin LLP will participate in the Yale Innovation Summit May 29-30, 2024, in New Haven, CT. The Summit is the largest entrepreneurship event on Yale’s campus and the largest gathering of venture capital investors in Connecticut. Partner Dormer Stephen will serve as a moderator for the Biotech Company Presentations on May 29 from 3-3:30 p.m. ET, leveraging his extensive experience advising emerging growth companies and investors. 

Nate Christensen

Norton Rose Fulbright Grows Corporate Practice with Private Equity Partner Nate Christensen in Dallas

May 7, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Norton Rose Fulbright announced that private equity lawyer Nate Christensen has joined the firm’s corporate, M&A and securities practice as a partner in the Dallas office. Christensen has a broad corporate practice that leverages his experience both as lead outside counsel and as former general counsel of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients across a broad spectrum of complex transactions and capital structures in numerous industries.

AJ Bahou

Bradley Partner A.J. Bahou Appointed Chair of Tennessee Bar’s AI Task Force

May 7, 2024

NASHVILLE, TN—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced that Nashville partner A.J. Bahou has been appointed to serve as chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s (TBA) newly established artificial intelligence (AI) task force. Bahou is an experienced technology and AI attorney with a wealth of insight that will allow him to assist the TBA in guiding attorneys on the appropriate use of AI in their legal practice.

Former Connecticut Federal Prosecutor Stephen Reynolds Joins Day Pitney’s White Collar Practice

May 6, 2024

STAMFORD, CT— Stephen B. Reynolds has joined Day Pitney as a partner in the firm’s Government Enforcement and White Collar Criminal Defense practice. Reynolds has deep federal prosecutorial and investigative experience, held senior in-house positions, and understands the cross-section of cybersecurity and health care. While in government service, he was appointed a Deputy Chief for Cybersecurity in the National Security Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, where he advised on deterring malicious cyber activity and minimizing cyber risk. 

Bilzin Sumberg Expands Litigation Team With Nationally-Recognized Trial & Appellate Attorney

May 6, 2024

MIAMI, FL—Bilzin Sumberg is expanding its Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice with the addition of Robert (Bob) L. Raskopf as Senior Counsel. Raskopf is among the nation’s preeminent trial and appellate lawyers, with more than three decades of experience leading litigation involving intellectual property, media, sports, entertainment, and privacy law disputes.

Former U.S. District Court Judge Larry A. Burns Joins Judicate West as Neutral In San Diego

May 6, 2024

SAN DIEGO, CA—Judicate West has added Judge Larry A. Burns, formerly with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, to its roster of neutrals. Judge Burns is available nationwide as a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge. Judge Burns served 27 years on the bench for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, including two years as Chief Judge. He spent his first six years on the court as a magistrate judge, conducting settlement conferences and assisting litigants in resolving hundreds of cases.

Sidley Welcomes Labor and Employment Partner Rebecca Stuart in Palo Alto

May 6, 2024

PALO ALTO, CA—Sidley is pleased to announce that Rebecca Stuart has joined the Palo Alto office as a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice. She joins Sidley from Wilson Sonsini. With more than 16 years of experience in the Silicon Valley, Ms. Stuart represents employers in federal and state court litigation and before administrative agencies regarding claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and numerous other types of employment law matters. 

Maslon Welcomes Attorneys RJ Shea and Haley-Rose Severson to the Firm

May 6, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Maslon LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys RJ Shea and Haley-Rose Severson to the firm. Shea is an associate in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Group who guides clients through a wide range of transactional and corporate matters. Severson, an associate in the Litigation Group, advises clients on a range of commercial disputes and general litigation matters.

Norton Rose Fulbright Names Paul Trahan as Austin Partner-in-Charge

May 6, 2024

AUSTIN, TX—Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Paul Trahan as the Partner-in-Charge of its Austin office. With more than 70 lawyers, the office represents established companies as well as growing entities, including startups in the technology and life sciences and healthcare sectors. Paul focuses his litigation practice on complex commercial matters in a variety of industries while also advising clients on bankruptcy matters and serious personal injury claims.

Registration Open for IADC’s 50th Annual ‘Crown Jewel’ Trial Academy

May 6, 2024

CHICAGO, IL—Registration is now open for the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC’s) 50th Anniversary Trial Academy to be held Aug. 2-9 this year at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California. The annual Trial Academy is one of the legal industry’s oldest and most respected programs for developing defense trial advocacy skills. Applications also are still being accepted for the Asim K. Desai Memorial Trial Academy Scholarship, which will cover tuition and room and board for a worthy Trial Academy attendee.

Baker Donelson Adds Disaster Litigation and Arbitration Attorney Charles F. Schexnaildre as Of Counsel in Baton Rouge

May 6, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA—Charles F. Schexnaildre has joined the national law firm of Baker Donelson as a member of the Disaster Recovery and Government Services Team in the Firm’s Baton Rouge office. Mr. Schexnaildre has in-depth knowledge of FEMA’s grant programs, which positions him as a trusted counselor to clients seeking disaster preparedness and recovery assistance.

Sarah Mancuso Rejoins Cleveland Office Of Reminger Co., LPA

May 6, 2024

CLEVELAND, OH—Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Sarah Mancuso has rejoined our Cleveland office. As a shareholder, Sarah focuses her practice on financial services and securities litigation, business and commercial litigation, employment litigation, and professional liability defense. Sarah previously worked at Reminger as an associate from 2016 through 2018.

Nationally Recognized Life Sciences Patent Litigation Team Joins Mintz

May 6, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—A leading life sciences patent litigation team has joined Mintz. The team is led by Siegmund (“Sige”) Gutman, who will serve as Member, Chair of Life Sciences Litigation, and Co-chair of Patent Litigation. Sige is joined by Member David Hanna and nearly a dozen attorneys based in Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. Sige is an accomplished patent litigator representing life sciences clients before trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration panels. Member David Hanna focuses on biologic drug patent and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation.

Potter Anderson Welcomes Nicole Pedi as Counsel

May 6, 2024

WILMINGTON, DE—Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP (Potter Anderson) is pleased to announce that Nicole K. Pedi has joined the firm as counsel with the General Litigation Practice Group. Pedi focuses her practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation. Her experience includes matters involving breach of contract, fraud, noncompetes, and trade secret claims.

Baker Donelson Welcomes Two Attorneys to Atlanta Office

May 6, 2024

ATLANTA, GA—Walter J. Bibbins Jr. and John S. Ghose have joined the national law firm of Baker Donelson as of counsel and special counsel respectively, in the Firm’s Atlanta office.
Mr. Ghose primarily focuses his practice on representing corporate and individual clients before regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and state attorneys general. Mr. Bibbins, who joins Baker Donelson as a member of the Firm’s Advocacy Department, focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including products liability, mass torts, and transportation litigation. 

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