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Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick T. Fitzgerald Joins Hodgson Russ LLP

May 29, 2024

BUFFALO, NY—Hodgson Russ LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick T. Fitzgerald has joined the firm’s Buffalo office as a partner in its Corporate & Securities Practice. With decades of experience in the real estate industry, Patrick provides legal advice to investment funds, general partners, limited partners, real estate developers, and other clients in real estate investment matters and complex transactions. 

Ryan Barlow

Attorney Ryan P. Barlow Joins Moss & Barnett

May 20, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Moss & Barnett is pleased to announce that attorney Ryan P. Barlow has joined the firm’s Energy and Public Utilities and Communications Law teams. Ryan has a decade of public service, including responsibility for providing advice on all aspects of legal management, strategy, and regulatory matters. Ryan also has experience in administrative law and contested case proceedings.

Mallory Sullivan

Mallory A. Sullivan Elected Shareholder

May 20, 2024

MIAMI, FL—Fowler White is pleased to announce that Mallory A. Sullivan has been elected a Shareholder in the firm. Sullivan is a member of the Insurance practice group where she advises and assists clients in the areas of insurance defense, commercial and business litigation. She handles cases from inception through appeal, and notably, has procured defense verdicts in jury trials on behalf of her clients. In addition to being licensed in Florida, Sullivan is also licensed in New York, South Carolina and Washington DC.

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.

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Robert Dahlquist

Judicate West Adds Judge Robert P. Dahlquist to Neutral Roster

May 30, 2024

SAN DIEGO, CA—Judicate West has added Judge Robert P. Dahlquist, formerly of the San Diego County Superior Court, to its roster of neutrals. Judge Dahlquist is based out of the San Diego office and available statewide as a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge. Appointed to the San Diego County Superior Court in 2003, Judge Dahlquist served 20 years, including 14 years as a Civil Independent Calendar judge, handling all manner of civil cases, including business, employment, insurance coverage and bad faith, and personal injury matters.

LaTonya Reynolds

Semmes Adds Labor and Employment Attorney LaTonya Reynolds to Baltimore Office

May 30, 2024

BALTIMORE, MD—Semmes is pleased to announce that LaTonya D. Reynolds has joined the firm’s Baltimore office as counsel in the Labor & Employment Practice Group. Reynolds focuses her practice on the representation of management in all facets of federal, state and local employment law. Her work involves particular emphasis on employee discipline and termination, wage and hour compliance, accommodations, leaves of absence, reductions-in-force, labor/employee relations, and Title VII matters.

Tim Ford

Dilworth Paxson Partner Timothy Ford to Speak on Campaign Finance Law

May 30, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, PA—On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, Dilworth Paxson Partner and Political and Election Law Practice Group Chair Timothy J. Ford will participate in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Election Law Update 2024, a continuing legal education (CLE) webcast focused on current challenges and opportunities in the lead-up to this year’s general election. Ford served as a course planner and will speak on pay-to-play political contribution disclosure requirements during a panel discussion titled “Reform Strikes Back? Campaign Finance and Disclosure After Citizens United.”

Sarah Shekhter

SCMV Shareholder Sarah Shekhter Joins Board of Newly Formed San Diego Jewish Bar Association

May 30, 2024

SAN DIEGO, CA—Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek Shareholder Sarah M. Shekhter has joined the newly formed San Diego Jewish Bar Association’s Board of Directors. The veteran litigator has a long history of dedication to regional and global Jewish community organizations and prioritizes activities that support San Diego legal professionals. As one of the SDJBA’s founding members, Shekhter saw an opportunity to assist both these groups in a meaningful way.

Rimon Adds Non-Profit Attorney Mark Franco in Virginia

May 29, 2024

MCLEAN, VA—Rimon is pleased to welcome new Partner, Mark Franco in McLean, Virginia. Mark joins Rimon from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, where he was counsel. Mark Franco serves or has served as outside counsel for multiple professional and trade associations, public and private foundations, religious organizations, certification and accreditation bodies, advocacy organizations, political action committees, social clubs and other non-profit, tax-exempt organizations. 

Michelle Genet Bernstein

Polsinelli Continues Miami Expansion With New Litigation Shareholder Michelle Bernstein

May 29, 2024

MIAMI, FL—Polsinelli is continuing its growth in Miami and has welcomed Michelle Genet Bernstein, an experienced litigator with a diverse background in commercial and real estate litigation as a shareholder. Strengthening the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice in Miami and New York, Bernstein focuses her practice on complex financial products litigation, contractual disputes, commercial real estate, joint venture, partnership disputes and similar business disputes. 

Brandon Franklin

Brandon Franklin Joins Cincinnati Office of Reminger Co., LPA

May 29, 2024

CINCINNATI, OH—Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce the addition of Brandon Franklin to our Cincinnati office. Brandon focuses his practice on employment law, professional liability, and general litigation. Prior to joining Reminger, Brandon primarily focused on lender servicing in Kentucky and Ohio.

Mike Landen

Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine Elevates Attorney Michael Landen to Shareholder

May 29, 2024

MIAMI, FL—South Florida litigation firm Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine has elevated partner Michael Landen to the position of Shareholder, April 1. Landen joined the firm in 2000 and has been a partner since 2013. Landen specializes in commercial litigation and labor and employment law. His practice focuses on navigating complex legal landscapes, including ADA compliance, COBRA issues, discrimination and harassment claims, and employment contracts.

Merchant & Gould Introduces Comprehensive Trademark Solution: Worldwide Absolute Ground Screening Service

May 29, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Merchant & Gould is launching an innovative solution for its clients, the Worldwide Absolute Ground Screening Service (WAGS). Christopher J. Schulte and Danielle I. Mattessich, partners at Merchant & Gould in the Minneapolis office and co-chairs of the trademark practice group, created the database to streamline global clearance of the trademark selection process.

Blank Rome Continues to Bolster New Boston Office with Leading Corporate Trio

May 29, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Blank Rome is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s newly opened Boston office with the addition of partners Stephen “Steve” D. Brook and Robert “Rob” Y. Chow, and senior counsel William “Bill” V. Sopp, who join the Corporate, M&A, and Securities group. The group reunites with the 25-attorney team from Burns & Levinson LLP that opened Blank Rome’s Boston office earlier this month with leading corporate, finance, mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), tax, litigation, and cannabis practices.

Signature Resolution Welcomes Hon. Mark H. Pierce (Ret.) to Panel of Neutrals

May 28, 2024

SANTA CLARA, CA—Signature Resolution is proud to announce the addition of Hon. Mark H. Pierce (Ret.) to its panel of neutrals. Judge Pierce will join Hon. Peter H. Kirwan (Ret.) to spearhead the firm’s recently announced Silicon Valley office, bringing with him a rich legacy of legal acumen and a commitment to enhancing the mediation and arbitration landscape. His practice areas have included personal injury, workers’ compensation, business disputes, employment, liability, medical malpractice and real estate.

Clayton Bricklemyer Appointed to NAIOP Tampa Bay Executive Committee

May 28, 2024

TAMPA, FL—Hill Ward Henderson is proud to announce that K. Clayton Bricklemyer has been appointed to the 2024-2025 Executive Committee for the NAIOP Tampa Bay Chapter. He will serve as Vice President of Public Affairs. He is past president of NAIOP Tampa Bay and NAIOP Florida. Bricklemyer is a shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate practice. He has many years of experience assisting developers and landowners in all aspects of land development. 

Alicia Chiu

Greenberg Traurig Orlando Expands Labor & Employment Practice With Addition of Alicia M. Chiu

May 28, 2024

ORLANDO, FL—Greenberg Traurig, P.A. continues the strategic expansion of its Orlando office with the addition of Labor & Employment Shareholder Alicia M. Chiu. Chiu joins from Jackson Lewis P.C. in Orlando, where she served as Orlando office litigation manager. An experienced litigator, at Greenberg Traurig she will be advising clients in Florida and throughout the country across a broad range of industries with particular attention to the health care and financial services sectors. 

David Beckstead

Womble Adds International Depth With Senior Transactional Attorney in Boston

May 28, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Womble Bond Dickinson today announced that David Beckstead has joined the Corporate & Securities group as of counsel in Boston. He has extensive international experience advising clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and project finance and development, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Sidley Welcomes Energy, Transportation, and Infrastructure Partner

May 28, 2024

HOUSTON, TX—Sidley is pleased to announce that Stephen M. Boone Jr. has joined the Houston office as a partner in the firm’s Energy, Transportation, and Infrastructure group. He joins Sidley from Akin Gump, where he led the U.S. oil and gas practice. Mr. Boone advises a broad range of public and private companies and investment funds, including exploration and production companies and midstream company’s private equity funds. 

Littler Continues Hiring Streak with Addition of Shareholder Kelly Cardin in New York City

May 28, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Littler has added Kelly M. Cardin as a shareholder in its New York City office. Cardin – who joins the firm from Ogletree Deakins, where she was co-chair of the Pay Equity practice group – marks Littler’s fifth shareholder-level addition since the beginning of April. Cardin has dedicated her career to representing employers in a broad range of employment-related disputes. 

Briana Swift Joins as a Shareholder in Littler’s Seattle Office

May 28, 2024

SEATTLE, WA—Littler has added Briana M. Swift as a shareholder in its Seattle office. She joins the firm from K&L Gates and focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation. Swift assists clients with designing, drafting and administering health and welfare plans, tax-qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans, and retirement plans.

Patrick A. Salvi II Honored with Award of Excellence from Justinian Society of Lawyers

May 23, 2024

CHICAGO, IL—Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Chicago Managing Partner Patrick A. Salvi II was honored as the recipient of the Justinian Society of Lawyers “Award of Excellence” at the 2024 Installation and Awards Dinner. Mr. Salvi joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in 2007 and was named Managing Partner of the Chicago office in 2017. He concentrates his legal practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, mass torts, and product liability cases. Throughout his career, he has recovered over $1 billion on behalf of his deserving clients.

Louis Froelich

Womble Adds Financial Services Partner in New York

May 23, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—In further expansion of its financial services regulatory and technology capabilities, Womble Bond Dickinson today announced the addition of partner Louis Froelich to the Capital Markets group. Froelich joins in New York, where he has worked in legal and business roles for the better part of two decades.
Froelich advises hedge, private equity, venture, and other private fund managers on business-critical matters, helping them manage their regulatory and compliance obligations and launch new funds and other products.

Monica Chawla

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes Monica Chawla to New York Office

May 23, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is pleased to announce that Monica Chawla has joined the firm as an associate in the New York office in the Litigation Practice Group. Chawla focuses on commercial litigation, representing individuals, businesses, shareholders, and executives in complex state and federal court matters.

Peter Biging

Goldberg Segalla Partner Peter J. Biging Joins International Association of Defense Counsel

May 23, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has announced that Peter J. Biging, a partner and co-chair of the Management & Professional Liability Practice Group at Goldberg Segalla in New York City, has accepted an invitation to join the IADC. Mr. Biging focuses his practice on the defense of directors and officers against claims alleging fraud, negligence and breach of fiduciary duties, as well as a variety of professionals against claims based on alleged errors or omissions in the performance of their professional services.

John K. Wells Presents at FINRA’s 2024 Annual Conference

May 23, 2024

BOSTON, MA—John K. Wells, a Litigation shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Boston office, presented on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)’s 2024 Annual Conference panel, “FINRA’s Disciplinary Hearing Process,” May 14 in Washington, D.C. Featuring FINRA staff, the panel discussed the broadening awareness about FINRA’s disciplinary hearing process, highlighting distinctions between self-driven hearings and administrative law judge hearings. Wells served as “respondents’ counsel” on the panel and provided an outside perspective on the FINRA hearing process. Wells focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, and regulatory matters.

Sherin and Lodgen Hosts Firm Community Service Day in Collaboration with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

May 23, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Boston law firm Sherin and Lodgen LLP hosted a firm community service day cleaning local beaches at Castle Island on May 16. In collaboration with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, the firm’s participation supports the organization’s policy and advocacy work, free youth and family programs, Boston’s public beaches, and more.

Jeff Wilcox

Jeff Wilcox Elected to Hillsborough County Bar Association Board of Directors

May 23, 2024

TAMPA, FL—Hill Ward Henderson is proud to announce that Jeffrey J. Wilcox has been elected to the 2024-2025 Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Board of Directors. Wilcox is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation practice. He represents employers in litigation involving claims of employment harassment, discrimination, retaliation, leave laws, wage and hour laws, whistleblower laws, enforcement of and defense against non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, background check laws, and other employment-related claims.

Dysart Willis Attorneys Join Maynard Nexsen

May 22, 2024

RALEIGH, NC—Maynard Nexsen is excited to welcome Christian Dysart, Ryan Willis, Meredith Brewer, and Katie McCoy of Dysart Willis to the firm as of March 25, 2024. The acquisition of the boutique firm allowed Maynard Nexsen to expand its white-collar criminal defense and government investigations practice. These four attorneys have decades of combined experience in state and federal court.

Christopher Seusing

Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP Partner Christopher Seusing Joins International Association of Defense Counsel

May 22, 2024

WESTPORT, CT—The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has announced that Christopher Seusing, managing partner of the Westport, Connecticut, and Boston, Massachusetts, offices of Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP (WSHB), has accepted an invitation to join the IADC, the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Leader of WSHB’s national Cybersecurity & Data Privacy team, Mr. Seusing has more than 15 years of collective experience in cyber, professional and management liability areas. 

Morgan, Brown & Joy Welcomes Alexandra Burroughs-Hood as an Associate

May 22, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Morgan, Brown & Joy announces that Alexandra Burroughs-Hood has joined the firm as an associate. Burroughs-Hood brings civil litigation experience and will counsel employers in a variety of labor and employment law matters. Burroughs-Hood advises clients on legal issues related to employee hiring, accommodations, discipline, and termination. 

Shalini Vallabhan Joins Venable’s Legislative and Government Affairs Team in DC

May 22, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Shalini Vallabhan, Ph.D., has joined the firm’s DC office as a senior policy advisor in the Legislative and Government Affairs practice group and its Health Policy team. A results-driven leader, Shalini focuses her work at the intersection of government relations, health policy, and advocacy.

Vanessa A. Zecher

Hon. Vanessa A. Zecher (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Silicon Valley

May 21, 2024

SANTA CLARA, CA—JAMS is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Vanessa A. Zecher (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Zecher joins JAMS following over a decade of service as a judge on the Santa Clara County Superior Court, where she most recently served as a judge in the Family Law Division. Based in the Silicon Valley Resolution Center, Judge Zecher will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/discovery referee and judge pro tem, handling family law, business/commercial and real estate/real property cases.

Richard B. McQuade, Jr

Hon. Richard B. McQuade, Jr. (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Detroit

May 21, 2024

DETROIT, MI—JAMS is pleased to announce that Hon. Richard B. McQuade, Jr. (Ret.) has joined its panel. Judge McQuade joins JAMS with over 30 years of private dispute resolution experience as an arbitrator, mediator and special master. Based in the Detroit Resolution Center, Judge McQuade will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and court-appointed neutral, handling antitrust, appellate, class action/mass torts, commercial, complex litigation, construction, contracts, employment, environmental/CERCLA, health care, insurance/reinsurance and medical malpractice cases. 

Timothy R. Volkmann

Hon. Timothy R. Volkmann (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Silicon Valley

May 21, 2024

SANTA CLARA, CA—JAMS is pleased to announce Hon. Timothy R. Volkmann (Ret.) has joined its panel. Judge Volkmann joins JAMS after serving for 16 years as a judge on the Santa Cruz Superior Court, where he presided over 150 jury trials involving disputes across a wide range of areas. Based in the Silicon Valley Resolution Center, Judge Volkmann will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, neutral evaluator and special master/discovery referee, handling personal injury/tort, probate/estate/trust, construction defect, employment, insurance, government/public entity/schools, real property and business/commercial cases. 

Bass, Berry & Sims Continues Washington, D.C. Expansion with Addition of Government Contracts Attorney Sylvia Yi

May 21, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that Sylvia Yi has rejoined the firm as counsel in its Government Contracts Practice in Washington, D.C. Yi’s addition follows the announcement last week that former federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice Denise Barnes had joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Yi rejoins after serving as an in-house senior attorney with IBM and focuses her practice on matters related to government contracting. 

Jarina Duffy

Polsinelli Expands Global Franchise & Supply Network Practice With New Counsel Jarina Duffy

May 21, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Polsinelli has expanded its Global Franchise & Supply Network Practice and welcomed Jarina Duffy as counsel in the New York office. An experienced attorney, Duffy understands the unique challenges and opportunities that franchise, licensing and distribution businesses face, sharing her clients’ entrepreneurial focus by delivering responsive, practical, creative and focused legal counsel to companies ranging from startups to well-known, established brands in the domestic and international franchise, license, distribution, and supply chain space. 

SCMV Welcomes Litigator Ora Lupear and Tax Attorney Austin Peterson

May 21, 2024

SAN DIEGO, CA—Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek (SCMV) is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to the firm: Ora Lupear and Austin Peterson. Each brings extensive experience and focused backgrounds to enhance the firm’s Litigation and Transactional Tax Planning & Controversy practices. Lupear, a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer, joins SCMV’s Litigation Department. Peterson, a former senior associate at PWC, joins SCMV’s Transactional Tax Planning & Tax Controversy Department. Peterson helps clients navigate complex tax issues and minimize risks associated with financial decisions.

Womble Grows Leading IP Practice With Patent Partner Young Seok Koo

May 21, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA—Womble Bond Dickinson today announced that Young Seok Koo has joined the firm as a partner in the Patent Prosecution & Litigation Practice Group. A registered patent attorney, he focuses his practice on US and foreign patent prosecution, opinion work, and due diligence. Koo counsels of various sizes on infringement, validity, and pre-litigation strategies, as well as trademark and trade secret law.

Jarina Duffy

Polsinelli Expands Global Franchise & Supply Network Practice With New Counsel Jarina Duffy

May 21, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Polsinelli has expanded its Global Franchise & Supply Network Practice and welcomed Jarina Duffy as counsel in the New York office. An experienced attorney, Duffy understands the unique challenges and opportunities that franchise, licensing and distribution businesses face, sharing her clients’ entrepreneurial focus by delivering responsive, practical, creative and focused legal counsel to companies ranging from startups to well-known, established brands in the domestic and international franchise, license, distribution, and supply chain space. 

Michael Durham

Michael Durham Joins Fishman Haygood

May 21, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA— Fishman Haygood, L.L.P. is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Durham, an accomplished attorney and businessman with over two decades of professional experience. Durham joins the firm’s Baton Rouge office as Special Counsel in its Transactional section. He previously practiced law at Adams and Reese where he worked in energy, finance and construction.

Sherin and Lodgen Partner Jennifer Ioli Connelly Co-Chairs MCLE Program, “What to Do When Your Lease Goes into Default”

May 21, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Boston law firm Sherin and Lodgen LLP announces that Jennifer Ioli Connelly served as co-chair for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program, “What to Do When Your Lease Goes into Default,” on May 16. Connelly and fellow co-chair discussed lease default provisions and remedies, and the impact of bankruptcy filings on landlord and tenant rights under commercial lease agreements. Connelly is a commercial real estate attorney with experience in acquisitions, development, leasing, and financing. In particular, she represents retailers, developers, and institutions on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions.

Baker Donelson Deepens Life Sciences Bench With Addition of Michael Halaiko and Alexandra Moylan to Health Group

May 21, 2024

BALTIMORE, MD—Michael J. Halaiko and Alexandra P. Moylan, health law and privacy attorneys with deep experience in the life science and clinical research fields, have joined the national law firm of Baker Donelson as shareholders in the Firm’s Health Law Group and its Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. Joining in the Firm’s Baltimore and Washington, D.C. offices, Mr. Halaiko focuses on providing strategic guidance to life science companies, clinical research organizations, and businesses across diverse industries. Ms. Moylan, who also joins as a member of both the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. offices, is a seasoned health care and business attorney with a track record of representing major medical systems, health care providers, life science companies, and other businesses.

Pooja Vasudev

PV Law, PLLC: Attorney Pooja Vasudev Begins New and Dynamic Solo Law Practice

May 20, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Attorney Pooja Vasudev began a solo law practice in the DFW metroplex where she provides advice and counsel on a variety of business, family law, estate planning, and general litigation matters. In addition to litigation, Pooja is also passionate about negotiation and mediation to solve disputes quickly for her clients.

Matthew F. Hall

Bradley Partner Matthew F. Hall Installed as Law Alumni Council President for University of Florida Levin College of Law

May 20, 2024

TAMPA, FL—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partner Matthew F. Hall has been elected as the 2024-2025 president of the Law Alumni Council (LAC) for the University of Florida Levin College of Law, taking the position at a passing of the gavel ceremony on May 16. Founded in 1983, the LAC, along with the Law Center Association Inc. Board of Trustees, serve as the primary support and advisory boards for the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Mr. Hall is a partner in Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. 

Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property Department Welcomes David Hsu as Counsel

May 20, 2024

DENVER, CO—Polsinelli has expanded its Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Patent Prosecution Practice and welcomed David D. Hsu, Ph.D., as counsel in the firm’s Denver office. He is an experienced patent attorney focusing his practice on patent preparation, patent prosecution and related counseling and representing clients in a wide range of industries, including bioinformatics, biotechnology, renewable energy, semiconductors, polymer materials, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Donovan D. Gibbs

Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana Appoints Donovan D. Gibbs II to Advisory Board

May 20, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY—Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Donovan D. Gibbs II to its Young Professionals Advisory Board. Junior Achievement’s (JA’s) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to succeed through financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs. Gibbs is a member of Stites & Harbison’s Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group based in the Louisville, Ky., office. His practice focuses on counseling clients in litigation and transactional matters involving intellectual property. 

ASU Law’s Innovative Partnership With the Navajo Nation and Diné College

May 20, 2024

PHOENIX, AZ— In a historic move in the advancement of legal education, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is pleased to announce a groundbreaking set of partnerships with the Navajo Nation and Diné College. These collaborations established the world’s first tribally-affiliated legal education by packaging four comprehensive law degrees uniquely tailored to meet the evolving legal needs of the Navajo Nation. 

Greg Ossi

Norton Rose Fulbright Enhances Employment and Labor Practice With Washington, DC Partner Greg Ossi

May 20, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that ERISA litigator and labor lawyer Gregory Ossi joined the firm in the Washington, DC office as a partner. Greg resolves labor law issues and ERISA-related litigation matters for clients in the energy production, mining, government contracting, hospitality, manufacturing and construction industries.

Gregory Tumolo

Littler Welcomes Shareholder Gregory Tumolo in Providence

May 20, 2024

PROVIDENCE, RI—Littler continues to expand its shareholder ranks with the addition of Gregory Tumolo in its Providence, Rhode Island office. He joins the firm from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, where he was co-chair of the Employment Advice and Counseling practice group. Tumolo counsels clients on a wide range of employment and labor law matters, with a particular emphasis on providing business-minded compliance solutions and mitigating legal risks.

Robert C. Ross to Present Master Class During Clark University’s MPA Senior Leadership Residency Program

May 20, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Robert C. Ross, of counsel at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Boston Government Law & Policy Practice, will present a master class, “The Intersection of Public Administration and Non-Profits in Policy Implementation,” at Clark University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) Senior Leadership Residency program, May 2 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Ross advises businesses and other organizations in a wide range of complex regulatory, governance, and transactional matters. 

Leading Intellectual Property Litigator Grace Pan Joins Carlton Fields

May 20, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Grace Pan has joined Carlton Fields’ national Intellectual Property Practice as a shareholder in the firm’s New York office. She was most recently a partner at Zuber Lawler. Pan is the third IP litigator to join Carlton Fields’ New York office in as many months, and the fourth in the last year. Pan focuses on patent, trade dress, trade secret, and other intellectual property litigation.

Buchalter Welcomes New Shareholder in Seattle Office

May 17, 2024

SEATTLE, WA—Buchalter is pleased to announce the addition of Wendy Lee to the Firm’s Seattle office. Lee joins Buchalter as a Shareholder, and will spearhead the launch of the firm’s new Fintech and AI practice group. Lee brings extensive experience in commercial finance and will also serve as the Chair of the Fintech and AI Practice Group. 

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

WASHINGTON, DC—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.

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.

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.

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.

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