Talk of the Town | Attorney at Law Magazine (2024)

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Latest News Six Fowler White Shareholders and Two Practice Groups Recognized in the 2024 Edition of Chambers and Partners USA Guide Attorney Pooja Vasudev Begins New Solo Law Practice PV Law PLLC Hodgson Russ Partner Named as BTI Client Service All-Star U.S. Law Firm Hodgson Russ Celebrates 35 Years in Canada Patrick T. Fitzgerald Joins Hodgson Russ LLP Attorney Ryan P. Barlow Joins Moss & Barnett Angela Doughty Earns Inaugural AI Governance Professional Certification from IAPP Sidley Welcomes Shane Goudey to Palo Alto Morgan, Brown & Joy Attorney Jacob Thaler Presented AISNE Program, “Breaking Down the Fair Labor Standards Act” Lommen Abdo Welcomes Tom Wilson White Collar, Student Defense Partner Shan Wu joins McGlinchey in D.C. For the 14th Consecutive Year, Davis Malm Participates in American Heart Association’s Lawyers Have Heart Boston 5K Sherin and Lodgen’s Pride Affinity Group Hosts “Camping for a Cause” to Benefit LGBTQ+ Youth FisherBroyles Continues Robust Performance With Expansion to Nevada Buchalter Welcomes New Shareholder to Seattle Office Bass, Berry & Sims Adds Two Associates in Nashville Office Polsinelli Expands Texas Presence into Fort Worth With Local Business Law Firm Polsinelli Expands Texas Presence into Fort Worth With Local Business Law Firm Offit Kurman Bolsters Its Estates and Trusts Practice Group with the Addition of Caryn Keppler Business Transactions, Agribusiness Partner Laurie Huotari Rejoins Lathrop GPM in Minneapolis Venable Foundation Celebrates Nearly $1 Million in Gifting at 2024 Mid-Year Mark ArentFox Schiff Adds 17-Member Technology and Life Sciences Industry Team in Boston Greenberg Traurig Boston Office Expands Award-Winning Intellectual Property Group with Addition of Michael J. Attisha, Ph.D. Holland & Hart Expands C-Suite With Addition of Lisa Simon and Joseph Woods Rimon Law Announces Significant Expansion of Global Transactions and Finance Practices FisherBroyles Welcomes Devika Kewalramani as Partner and General Counsel Gentry Locke Welcomes Corporate and Business Partner Christopher D. Lagow to its Norfolk Office Maslon Welcomes Attorney Jill Petrovic to the Firm Polsinelli Grows Real Estate Practice in New York with New Shareholder Jones Foster Attorney Rachel L. Sears Elected to East Coast Estate Planning Council Board of Directors Silvano Parducci Joins McGinnis Lochridge as Executive Director Bradley’s Matthew F. Hall Named President-Elect of Hillsborough County Bar Association Lightfoot Welcomes Fourth Annual Lightfoot Academy Class Duane Morris Welcomes Employment Partner Bronwyn L. Roberts in Boston Alyssa R. Wan Presented At The TTN 2024 Americas Conference Holland & Hart Welcomes Seasoned Finance Partner Kyle Blackmer Cohen Seglias Adds Construction Partner Matthew Long to D.C. Office Veteran Tax Attorney Peter J. Connors Joins Norris McLaughlin P.A.’s New York Office Dilworth Paxson Attorney Ralph Wellington Recognized for Exceptional Service to the Arts Community Womble Adds to West Coast Growth With Data Privacy Partner Kyle Kessler Offit Kurman Bolsters Southern California Presence with the Addition of Ryan Alexander Andrew P. Young Joins Snell & Wilmer as a Partner in the San Diego Office The Gori Law Firm Names Ivan Cason as New Partner Jonathan W. Litster Joins Gallagher & Kennedy’s Litigation & Plaintiffs Catastrophic Injury Groups Hirschler Welcomes Tiffany Pittman as New Director of Operations Bressler, Amery & Ross Continues Growth With Addition of Five Attorneys Manning Kass Strengthens New York Office Jordan Carter Joins Stewart Law Group Firm Andre D. Johnson Joins Stewart Law Group Firm Abraham Kwon Joins Lowenstein Sandler as Partner in the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice Jonathan W. Litster Joins Gallagher & Kennedy’s Litigation & Plaintiffs Catastrophic Injury Groups Leading Commercial Trial Lawyer Chris Duffy Joins King & Spalding in New York SSRGA Expands Practice Areas with Addition of New Partner Blank Rome Welcomes Leading Maritime Partner Luke Reid in Boston Polsinelli Debuts in Park City and Names Utah Offices Managing Partner Litigation Partner Marc Krickbaum Returns to Winston & Strawn After Stint as Deputy Special Counsel Hall Estill Elects Three New Directors Panitch Schwarze Welcomes Kaylyn Tran as Summer Associate Allan M. Siegel Honored as Washington D.C.’s 2024 Trial Lawyer of the Year Panitch Schwarze IP Attorney Elected to PIPLA Board Polsinelli Lands Team Bolstering IP Capabilities in New York and Denver Jordana 'Jordy' H. Feldman, Esq. Joins JAMS in New York Karl Bayer Joins JAMS in Austin Hon. Bernard G. Skomal (Ret.) Joins JAMS in San Diego McGlinchey Stafford Welcomes Nine Summer Associates, Two LCLD Scholars Holland & Knight Partner and Employee Benefits Expert Ariadna Alvarez Joins Children’s Harbor Board Judicate West Adds Judge Robert P. Dahlquist to Neutral Roster Semmes Adds Labor and Employment Attorney LaTonya Reynolds to Baltimore Office Dilworth Paxson Partner Timothy Ford to Speak on Campaign Finance Law SCMV Shareholder Sarah Shekhter Joins Board of Newly Formed San Diego Jewish Bar Association Rimon Adds Non-Profit Attorney Mark Franco in Virginia Polsinelli Continues Miami Expansion With New Litigation Shareholder Michelle Bernstein Brandon Franklin Joins Cincinnati Office of Reminger Co., LPA Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine Elevates Attorney Michael Landen to Shareholder Merchant & Gould Introduces Comprehensive Trademark Solution: Worldwide Absolute Ground Screening Service Blank Rome Continues to Bolster New Boston Office with Leading Corporate Trio References

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Six Fowler White Shareholders and Two Practice Groups Recognized in the 2024 Edition of Chambers and Partners USA Guide

June 13, 2024

MIAMI, FL—Fowler White is pleased to announce that six shareholders and two practice groups and have been recognized in the 2024 edition of the Chambers & Partners USA Guide “Chambers USA.” Fowler White Shareholders individually recognized in Chambers USA for their expertise include: James D. DeChurch – Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Florida-South), James N. Hurley – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (USA-Nationwide Outside New York), Christopher E. Knight – Ranked in two categories: Transportation: Aviation: Litigation (USA-Nationwide) and Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Florida-South), George Koonce – Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Florida-South), J. Michael Pennekamp – Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Florida), Marc Schleier – Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Florida-South). Chambers USA has recognized Fowler White as a top law firm in: Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Florida: South) and Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Florida).

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Attorney Pooja Vasudev Begins New Solo Law Practice PV Law PLLC

June 10, 2024

DALLAS, TXPooja Vasudev began a solo law practice, PV Law PLLC, in the DFW metroplex where she provides advice and counsel on a variety of business, family law, estate planning, and general litigation matters. A graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law and the University of Texas at Austin, Pooja developed her love of advocacy in the courtroom as well as prior corporate counsel roles. In addition to litigation, Pooja is also passionate about negotiation and mediation to solve disputes quickly for her clients.

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Hodgson Russ Partner Named as BTI Client Service All-Star

June 7, 2024

BUFFALO, NY—Hodgson Russ LLP is pleased to share that Craig M. Fischer, a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice, has been named as a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2024 by BTI Consulting Group. The prestigious All-Star list highlights lawyers who deliver “the absolute best client service.” Mr. Fischer represents domestic and international clients. He particularly focuses on representing companies in a range of securities offerings including equity offerings, registered and non-registered high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, exchange offers and tender offers, and in merger and acquisition transactions.

U.S. Law Firm Hodgson Russ Celebrates 35 Years in Canada

June 6, 2024

TORONTO, ONThe Toronto office of Hodgson Russ LLP is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Established more than 200 years ago, Hodgson Russ began serving Canadian clients with U.S. interests in the 1950s before opening its first office in the Greater Toronto Area in 1989. In 1999, the firm moved its Canadian office to the Financial District in Toronto to be closer to its clients, where it remains. Since that time, Hodgson Russ has been proud to be one of only a few firms in Toronto devoted to exclusively providing U.S. legal services to Canadian clients on a variety of matters, including corporate, tax, trusts and estates, labor and employment, immigration, finance, real estate, and litigation matters.

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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.

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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.

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Angela Doughty Earns Inaugural AI Governance Professional Certification from IAPP

June 14, 2024

RALEIGH, NC—Attorney Angela Doughty, CIPP/US, recently earned the AI Governance Professional (AIGP) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). As one of the inaugural recipients of the AIGP certification, she stands at the forefront of promoting and guiding responsible AI practices and governance. As a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Trademark Law and Certified Privacy Professional, Angela leads Ward and Smith’s Intellectual Property, Privacy and Data Security, and Artificial Intelligence Practice Groups.

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Sidley Welcomes Shane Goudey to Palo Alto

June 14, 2024

PALO ALTO, CA—Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Shane Goudey has joined the Palo Alto office as a partner in the firm’s Investment Funds practice to lead the firm’s venture capital fund formation practice. Prior to joining Sidley, he was a Venture Funds partner at Cooley LLP. Mr. Goudey advises domestic and international investment fund sponsors on all aspects of the formation and operation of venture capital, private equity, fund-of-funds, secondary market, debt, and a variety of other types of funds.

Morgan, Brown & Joy Attorney Jacob Thaler Presented AISNE Program, “Breaking Down the Fair Labor Standards Act”

June 14, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Morgan, Brown & Joy attorney Jack Thaler presented the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) program, “Breaking Down the Fair Labor Standards Act: Overtime, Minimums, & More,” on June 13, 2024. Thaler provided an overview of the current FLSA overtime exemptions, an examination of the impending alterations stemming from the Department of Labor’s Final Rule published on April 23, 2024, and practical guidance on the next steps for employers navigating these adjustments. Thaler counsels employers in labor and employment law matters.

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Lommen Abdo Welcomes Tom Wilson

June 13, 2024

CHASKA, MN—Lommen Abdo welcomes Tom Wilson.
Tom Wilson offers extensive experience in meeting the legal needs of businesses and individuals in all aspects of business, estate planning and real estate. He has been a frequent lecturer for legal education and other seminars and an active board member for several organizations when he practiced in New Ulm for over 40 years.

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White Collar, Student Defense Partner Shan Wu joins McGlinchey in D.C.

June 13, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—McGlinchey Stafford is proud to announce the hire of Shanlon Wu, who joins the firms as a member (partner) in the Washington, D.C. office. Shan brings a respected and innovative student defense, white-collar practice, and more than 30 years of legal experience to the firm. Shan is a former federal prosecutor who served as counsel to Attorney General Janet Reno. His clients include businesses and individuals in white-collar, education, and commercial matters on a national scale.

For the 14th Consecutive Year, Davis Malm Participates in American Heart Association’s Lawyers Have Heart Boston 5K

June 13, 2024

BOSTON, MA—On June 6 Davis Malm participated in the 17th annual Boston Lawyers Have Heart 5K road race to benefit the American Heart Association. This year, nearly 1,800 participants from Boston-area law firms and companies represented over 110 teams and organizations. Runners and walkers collectively raised over $400,000 thus far. This was Davis Malm’s 14th consecutive year participating in the fundraiser and race. Davis Malm’s 17-member team ran and walked with the support of Davis Malm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development, Joanne Thorud, who proudly served as the team captain this year.

Sherin and Lodgen’s Pride Affinity Group Hosts “Camping for a Cause” to Benefit LGBTQ+ Youth

June 13, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Sherin and Lodgen LLP hosted a “Camping for a Cause” event on June 12 in support of Camp Lightbulb, an organization that celebrates LGBTQ+ youth, aged 14 to 18, with positive summer camp experiences. The event was organized and hosted by the firm’s S&L Pride affinity group, which is co-chaired by Sherin Associate Daniel S. Guenther, Legal Assistant Louis P. Feltman, and IT & Operations Specialist Karisa D. Gardiner. At the event, programming included a presentation from Camp Lightbulb staff, campers, and parents, followed by a history of Pride documentary screening. As part of the initiative, S&L Pride is raising money across the firm to sponsor two youth scholarships for campers who would otherwise be unable to attend Camp Lightbulb. Sherin and Lodgen will match the contributions made by attorneys and staff at the firm throughout the month of June.

FisherBroyles Continues Robust Performance With Expansion to Nevada

June 13, 2024

LAS VEGAS, NV—FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce the Firm has expanded its provision of legal services to Nevada, following an impressive performance in the first half of 2024. FisherBroyles will initially provide IP and patent litigation services to Nevada-based clients via its Partners – Adam Yowell and Rob Phillips – with coverage of all the Firm’s practice areas to follow in the coming months. The Firm’s Nevada expansion is accompanied by an office opening in Las Vegas – FisherBroyles’ 24th US office, supplemented by an office in London, U.K. The Las Vegas office opened on June 1st and is located at 9205 West Russell Road Building 3, Suite 240 Las Vegas, Nevada 89148.

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Buchalter Welcomes New Shareholder to Seattle Office

June 12, 2024

SEATTLE, WA—Buchalter is pleased to announce the addition of Adam C. Doupé as a new Shareholder in the firm’s Seattle office. Doupé will be a member of the firm’s prominent Litigation and Health Care practice groups. Doupé represents clients in various business and real estate litigation matters, including breach of contract cases, lease disputes, business tort cases, partnership disputes, trade secrets litigation, purchase and sale disputes, and unfair business practices claims.

Bass, Berry & Sims Adds Two Associates in Nashville Office

June 12, 2024

NASHVILLE, TN—Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce the addition of associates Samuel R. Knell and Ethan Rode in its Nashville, Tennessee office. Knell advises clients on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates. Rode counsels clients on debt financing transactions and focuses on representing borrowers and lenders in financing transactions and advising clients on debt finance compliance and corporate governance matters.

Polsinelli Expands Texas Presence into Fort Worth With Local Business Law Firm

June 12, 2024

MIAMI, FL—It was a great day in court for attorney David A. Weintraub as the Broward County State Attorney’s Office dismissed the extortion charge it filed against Weintraub late last year. In October 2023, the State charged Mr. Weintraub with extortion based on claims that Weintraub threatened to expose the accuser’s criminal past if she did not resign from their condominium association’s board of directors. Mr. Weintraub and his attorneys, David M. Kubiliun and Adriana Collado-Hudak of Greenspoon Marder’s White Collar and Criminal Defense practice group, vigorously asserted that the claims were false and malicious, and they presented the State Attorney’s Office with information about the accuser’s background, witness statements, and case law. Consequently, Assistant State Attorney Janine Rice dismissed the charge.

Polsinelli Expands Texas Presence into Fort Worth With Local Business Law Firm

June 12, 2024

FORT WORTH, TX—Polsinelli has announced the expansion of its Texas presence with the opening of a Fort Worth office. Polsinelli has welcomed Zachary Garsek as shareholder, Elizabeth D. Hatch as counsel, and Corinne Alley and Natalie Edwards as associates, along with the administrative professionals from former Commercial Law Advisors. The group brings substantial experience representing family offices, private equity firms and corporate clients in a variety of corporate/transactional, private credit, and real estate matters.

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Offit Kurman Bolsters Its Estates and Trusts Practice Group with the Addition of Caryn Keppler

June 11, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Offit Kurman is pleased to welcome principal attorney Caryn Keppler to its New York office in the firm’s Estates and Trusts Practice Group. Keppler has extensive experience in all aspects of estate, gift, and charitable planning for foreign and domestic individuals, artists and collectors, conventional and alternative families, as well as business and continuity planning. Her areas of focus encompass representing individuals regarding prenuptial, post-nuptial, and domestic partnership agreements and assisting families in planning for their disabled children.

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Business Transactions, Agribusiness Partner Laurie Huotari Rejoins Lathrop GPM in Minneapolis

June 11, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Lathrop GPM LLP is pleased to announce that partner Laurie Huotari has rejoined the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group in Minneapolis. Huotari joins Lathrop GPM from Stoel Rives where she served as Minneapolis Office Managing Partner. Her two-plus decades of experience includes representing clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings and loan transactions, with an emphasis on the agribusiness and healthcare industries.

Venable Foundation Celebrates Nearly $1 Million in Gifting at 2024 Mid-Year Mark

June 11, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Venable Foundation, Inc., the philanthropic arm of law firm Venable LLP, is proud to announce its first gifts of 2024, all of which were distributed this month. Totaling $945,500 in contributions to 123 nonprofit organizations across the nation, these grants and donations include: $308,000 to 38 organizations in Washington, DC; $245,000 to 25 organizations in Baltimore; $215,000 to 33 organizations in New York City; $90,000 to 14 organizations in Los Angeles;$57,500 to seven organizations in San Francisco; $30,000 to six organizations in Chicago. Recipients of the grants, which average $10,000 in amount, are purposely broad in their focus. The Foundation supports a wide variety of charitable, civic, and cultural endeavors, and serves public interest law needs in our communities.

ArentFox Schiff Adds 17-Member Technology and Life Sciences Industry Team in Boston

June 11, 2024

BOSTON, MA—ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce the addition of 17 attorneys and specialists, including eight partners and three counsel, to its Boston office, expanding the firm’s nationally recognized Technology, Life Sciences, Intellectual Property, and Complex Litigation services. The IP team includes Partners Joseph M. Maraia, Dr. Daniel W. Clarke, Christopher Carroll, Laura L. Carroll, Brooke A. Penrose, Paul A. Pysher, and Howard J. Susser; Counsel Shawn P. Foley, Bruce D. Jobse, and Joseph P. Quinn; and six associates and patent agents. In addition, litigation Partner Shepard Davidson has joined ArentFox Schiff and will continue to focus his practice on complex business torts and contract claims. This group joins from Burns & Levinson after ArentFox Schiff welcomed a four-partner Automotive team from the firm in April. With these recent additions, AFS’s Boston office has grown by more than 40% in 2024.

Greenberg Traurig Boston Office Expands Award-Winning Intellectual Property Group with Addition of Michael J. Attisha, Ph.D.

June 11, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP expands its Intellectual Property (IP) & Technology Practice with the addition of Michael J. Attisha, Ph.D., as of counsel in Boston. With a Ph.D. in physics, Attisha focuses much of his practice on quantum technologies and the nuclear physics space. Attisha also has counseled clients for many years in the additive fabrication (3D printing) space. Attisha also works on patents for clients relating to electronics, optics, semiconductors, machine learning, electronic music, artificial intelligence, software, and medical devices.

Holland & Hart Expands C-Suite With Addition of Lisa Simon and Joseph Woods

June 11, 2024

DENVER, CO—Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its executive leadership team with the hiring of Lisa Simon as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer and Joseph (Joe) Woods as Chief Financial Officer. Lisa will lead the firm’s Client Services Group, which includes business development, marketing, communications, events, and creative and video services. Joe will lead the firm’s Financial Services Group, including accounting, budgeting, pricing, and other functions.

Rimon Law Announces Significant Expansion of Global Transactions and Finance Practices

June 11, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Rimon Law today announced the arrival of a global team of finance and corporate partners – Stephen Fang (Sydney), Margaret Parker-Yavuz (Washington D.C.), Michael Gustafson (London), Tom O’Connor (London) and Steven Toy (London). Tom, Michael and Margaret recently left Akin Gump to join Rimon, and they are rejoined by former colleagues Steven Toy and Stephen Fang. The team has a market-leading debt private placement practice, acting for investors on transactions across the US, UK, Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Latin America. The team also specializes in private credit, representing asset managers and credit funds on a range of direct lending and preferred equity investments.

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FisherBroyles Welcomes Devika Kewalramani as Partner and General Counsel

June 11, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce that Devika Kewalramani has joined the Firm as a Partner in New York. She will also hold the role of General Counsel. Devika joins the Firm after 25 years at Moses & Singer LLP where she was a Partner, led the firm’s Law Firm Industry Practice, and was its General Counsel. She focuses on advising law firms, lawyers, and legal departments, on all aspects of lawyering, including legal ethics, professional responsibility, lawyer regulation, and risk management.

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Gentry Locke Welcomes Corporate and Business Partner Christopher D. Lagow to its Norfolk Office

June 11, 2024

NORFOLK, VA—The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Lagow has joined the firm’s Norfolk office as a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice. He is the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary to PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA), and has extensive global experience in the financial services industry in the areas of complex litigation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and business transactions.

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Maslon Welcomes Attorney Jill Petrovic to the Firm

June 10, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Maslon LLP is pleased to announce the addition of real estate finance attorney Jill Petrovic to the firm. Petrovic represents borrowers and lenders in commercial lending and clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including drafting and negotiating loan documentation, title and survey review, commercial leasing, and review of due diligence materials.

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Polsinelli Grows Real Estate Practice in New York with New Shareholder

June 10, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Polsinelli has further expanded its Real Estate Practice and its New York office with the addition of Vasiliki Yiannoulis-Riva as a shareholder. Yiannoulis-Riva is an experienced real estate attorney, focusing her practice on diverse real estate transactions and representing companies, family offices, joint ventures, funds and other investors in a variety of commercial real estate matters.

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Jones Foster Attorney Rachel L. Sears Elected to East Coast Estate Planning Council Board of Directors

June 10, 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, FL—Jones Foster is proud to announce that trusts and estates attorney Rachel L. Sears was elected to the East Coast Estate Planning Council (ECEPC) of Palm Beach County’s board of directors for the 2024-2025 term during its annual meeting and reception. In her role as a director, Ms. Sears will work with the board to organize the ECEPC’s 2024-2025 season which will include planning for a variety of member events and selecting expert speakers to discuss relevant topics on the ever-changing estate planning landscape at regular meetings.

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Silvano Parducci Joins McGinnis Lochridge as Executive Director

June 10, 2024

AUSTIN, TX—McGinnis Lochridge is pleased to welcome Silvano Parducci as the firm’s Executive Director. Parducci joins the firm’s Austin office and will play a critical role in the firm’s finance and operations, leveraging his 25 years of experience in executive leadership. Parducci has vast experience running and growing companies and law firms.

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Bradley’s Matthew F. Hall Named President-Elect of Hillsborough County Bar Association

June 10, 2024

TAMPA, FL—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew F. Hall was installed as president-elect of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) on June 6 at the HCBA’s Installation of Officers & Directors Ceremony held at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center. Mr. Hall is a partner in Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group in Tampa who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes.

Lightfoot Welcomes Fourth Annual Lightfoot Academy Class

June 10, 2024

BIRMINGHAM, AL—Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC proudly welcomes its fourth annual class of Lightfoot Academy participants. Ten college seniors and incoming law students from across the country will participate in the weeklong pre-law program starting June 10. This year’s participants are: Malea Benjamin, The University of Alabama (2024), The University of Alabama School of Law (2027), Jayanna Cameron, Samford University (2024), Mercer University School of Law (2027) Jaye Conn, George Mason University (2025), Louis-Haslan “Louis” Dorsinvil, Vanderbilt University (2025), Isaiah Fitch, Arizona State University (2024), Georgetown University Law Center (2027), Joshua Hargrove, Howard University (2024), Howard University School of Law (2027), Makena McHargh, The University of Alabama (2025), Samia Noor, Duke University (2022), Jason Park, The University of Alabama (2023), Ethan Shunnarah, Auburn University (2025).

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Duane Morris Welcomes Employment Partner Bronwyn L. Roberts in Boston

June 10, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Bronwyn L. Roberts has re-joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group in its Boston office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Roberts led the Boston employment group at Cooley LLP. Before her time at Cooley, Roberts was both a partner and an associate at Duane Morris for 18 years. Roberts handles commercial and employment law matters for clients ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 100 companies.

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Alyssa R. Wan Presented At The TTN 2024 Americas Conference

June 10, 2024

MIAMI, FL—Fowler White Shareholder Alyssa R. Wan presented “Charitable Giving Tax Strategies – aka – How Do I Claim The Deduction,” at the TTN 2024 Americas Conference “Taxing the Canvas: Understanding the Art of International Tax” held on May 17, 2024 at the Rubell Museum in Miami. Wan’s presentation focused on gifts of artwork and explained how to properly claim and substantiate the charitable income tax deduction based upon recent guidance from the U.S. Tax Court, as well as common techniques and pitfalls to avoid regarding both inter vivos and testamentary giving planning options.

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Holland & Hart Welcomes Seasoned Finance Partner Kyle Blackmer

June 7, 2024

BOULDER, CO—Holland & Hart announced that finance attorney Kyle Blackmer has joined the firm as a partner in the Boulder office, bolstering the firm’s finance and real estate finance capabilities. Working with both lenders and borrowers, Kyle handles financing transactions for virtually every type of asset. Kyle brings expertise on sophisticated financing transactions that support large projects such as industrial parks, senior living centers, mixed-use, and multifamily developments. He also has specialized experience negotiating complex funding for charter schools.

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Cohen Seglias Adds Construction Partner Matthew Long to D.C. Office

June 7, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Cohen Seglias is pleased to announce that Matthew Long has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Construction Group representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and architects in construction disputes and in contract negotiations. Long is experienced in litigating disputes concerning differing site conditions, material escalation, design and product defects, delay claims, and out of scope work, and regularly negotiates and drafts contract terms addressing these issues.

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Veteran Tax Attorney Peter J. Connors Joins Norris McLaughlin P.A.’s New York Office

June 7, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is pleased to announce that seasoned tax attorney Peter J. Connors has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. Connors concentrates his practice on cross-border transactions and tax controversy matters and is experienced with financial transactions, corporate reorganizations, renewable energy investments, controversy matters, and providing legal counsel and tax strategies for multinational clients.

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Dilworth Paxson Attorney Ralph Wellington Recognized for Exceptional Service to the Arts Community

June 7, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, PA— Dilworth Paxson LLP is pleased to announce that Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) has honored Of Counsel Ralph Wellington with the 2024 PVLA Award for Exceptional Service. Wellington serves as an attorney in Dilworth Paxson’s Legal Department. His practice has included significant matters throughout the United States in class actions, aviation and railroad law, business and corporate disputes, art law, and trusts and estates.

Womble Adds to West Coast Growth With Data Privacy Partner Kyle Kessler

June 7, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA—Womble Bond Dickinson today announced that Kyle Kessler, CIPP/E, has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Privacy and Cybersecurity group. She has extensive experience advising national and international companies on transactional and regulatory compliance, focusing on privacy, cybersecurity, and consumer protection. Kessler joins a dedicated team that advises clients across all sectors on privacy and cybersecurity matters, including new and evolving state privacy and data breach laws, the EU and UK GDPR and international data transfers, and laws tied to specific data types

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Offit Kurman Bolsters Southern California Presence with the Addition of Ryan Alexander

June 6, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA—Offit Kurman is pleased to welcome principal attorney Ryan Alexander to its Los Angeles office in the firm’s Business Law and Transactions Practice Group. Alexander’s practice covers a broad range of business and financial matters, including automotive, oilfield services, health care, life sciences, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He represents publicly traded companies, privately held companies, private equity funds, partnerships and professional service firms

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Andrew P. Young Joins Snell & Wilmer as a Partner in the San Diego Office

June 6, 2024

SAN DIEGO, CA—Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that attorney Andrew P. Young has recently joined the firm’s San Diego office as a partner in the Commercial Litigation practice group. Young focuses his practice on internal investigations, white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation.

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The Gori Law Firm Names Ivan Cason as New Partner

June 6, 2024

EDWARDSVILLE, IL— The Gori Law Firm is proud to announce attorney Ivan Cason has been named the firm’s newest partner. Cason works at the firm’s headquarters in Edwardsville, Ill., as well as the satellite office in New Orleans, specializing in asbestos litigation. As an attorney, Cason is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana and focuses on protecting the rights of families damaged by asbestos exposure.

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Jonathan W. Litster Joins Gallagher & Kennedy’s Litigation & Plaintiffs Catastrophic Injury Groups

June 5, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Attorney Spencer C. Diebel has joined Bell Nunnally as partner and member of its Real Estate practice. With more than a decade of experience, Diebel focuses on helping clients navigate the complexities of financing, leasing, acquisition, disposition and development. Working in industries including real estate, financial services and hospitality, he frequently handles 1031 exchange transactions and works closely with local government representatives to help ensure real estate development projects move forward seamlessly.

Hirschler Welcomes Tiffany Pittman as New Director of Operations

June 5, 2024

RICHMOND, VA—Hirschler is proud to announce the addition of Tiffany Pittman as the firm’s director of operations. Based in the Richmond office, Pittman works with leadership across the firm to provide strategic direction, guidance, and expert advice to enhance the firm’s operations. Prior to joining Hirschler, Pittman served as operations manager at Troutman Pepper. She collaborates closely with the records and billing and collections teams to ensure seamless integration of client intake, conflicts, and records maintenance functions.

Bressler, Amery & Ross Continues Growth With Addition of Five Attorneys

June 5, 2024

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Jessica Aldeguer, Brett Baker, Derek Betts, Jessica Bonds, and Clinton Edgar in Florida, Alabama, and Texas. Jessica Aldeguer joins the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office as Counsel and focuses on first party property insurance defense and pre-litigation investigations and coverage evaluations. Brett Baker joins the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office as an Associate and focuses his practice on insurance defense litigation. Derek Betts joins the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office as an Associate. He represents clients in insurance defense litigation. Jessica Bonds joins the firm’s Birmingham office as an Associate in the Financial Institutions practice group. Bonds focuses her practice on defending financial institution clients. Clinton Edgar joins the firm’s Austin office as Counsel in the Financial Institutions practice group. He focuses his practice on representing financial institutions.

Manning Kass Strengthens New York Office

June 5, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Manning Kass proudly announces the integration of a distinguished insurance fraud law group into its New York office. With this partnership, the firm is poised to enhance its capabilities in insurance fraud and affirmative litigation, such as RICO cases. This strategic alliance brings forth a wealth of expertise in navigating complex insurance fraud cases. The new team members will contribute to the firm’s growth by broadening its reach across pivotal markets, thus bolstering its ability to serve clients on a national scale.

Jordan Carter Joins Stewart Law Group Firm

June 5, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Jordan Carter joins legal team at SLG. Jordan brings a wealth of skills and dedication to the Commercial, Employment, and Personal Injury Teams.

Andre D. Johnson Joins Stewart Law Group Firm

June 5, 2024

DALLAS, TX—Andre D. Johnson joins Stewart Law Group as an attorney specializing in Employment and Commercial Litigation. Continuously striving for excellence, Andre is committed to expanding his expertise in Business Litigation, Labor and Employment, and Personal Injury Law.

Abraham Kwon Joins Lowenstein Sandler as Partner in the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice

June 5, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Lowenstein Sandler announces that Abraham J. Kwon has joined the firm as partner in its Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (ECVC) practice group. He will be based in the firm’s New York office and will also spend time in Philadelphia, where he has long been a fixture in the startup and venture community. Kwon counsels startups and emerging companies throughout their entire corporate lifecycle through eventual exits. His clients span multiple industries including life sciences, AI/ML, fintech, blockchain/Web3, SaaS, hardware/robotics, CPG, digital health, and health tech.

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Jonathan W. Litster Joins Gallagher & Kennedy’s Litigation & Plaintiffs Catastrophic Injury Groups

June 4, 2024

PHOENIX, AZ—Gallagher & Kennedy is pleased to welcome Jonathan W. Litster to its Phoenix office. Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in high-stakes civil litigation, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases. His dedication to advocating for individuals both inside and outside the courtroom makes him a formidable advocate for plaintiffs in a broad range of tort litigation areas, including significant personal injury, insurance bad faith, and professional malpractice.

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Leading Commercial Trial Lawyer Chris Duffy Joins King & Spalding in New York

June 4, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—King & Spalding announced today that Chris Duffy has joined the firm as a partner in its Business Litigation practice group. Duffy is based in the firm’s New York office. Duffy focuses on high-value, highly sensitive and complex commercial trials, appeals, pre-litigation disputes and government investigations. He represents a diverse range of clients with an active focus on financial institutions and cross-border disputes.

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SSRGA Expands Practice Areas with Addition of New Partner

June 4, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP (SSRGA) announces Andrew Bauer has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner. Bauer is a seasoned counselor with a wealth of experience as a federal prosecutor, defense attorney, and general counsel to technology startups. He serves as outside general counsel to several businesses, particularly startup and technology companies, advising on complex and sensitive corporate and regulatory issues.

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Blank Rome Welcomes Leading Maritime Partner Luke Reid in Boston

June 3, 2024

BOSTON, MA—Blank Rome is pleased to announce that Luke M. Reid has joined as a partner in the firm’s market-leading Maritime group and as a member of the Transportation industry team in the Boston office. A former U.S. Coast Guard officer, Luke advises clients in connection with all aspects of international and domestic maritime regulatory compliance, as well as representing maritime clients in connection with government investigations, criminal and civil litigation, defense of maritime regulatory enforcement actions, environmental enforcement defense, and international law.

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Polsinelli Debuts in Park City and Names Utah Offices Managing Partner

June 3, 2024

PARK CITY, UT—Polsinelli has expanded its presence in Utah into the Park City market. Polsinelli already has an existing office in Salt Lake City with a focus on venture capital, technology and data privacy, intellectual property, real estate finance and litigation as well as labor and employment. Polsinelli has also named a managing partner for the two offices – Shareholder Marla R. Bell. With more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate finance on a nationwide basis and capital markets, Bell has extensive experience with all types of commercial real estate finance structures

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Litigation Partner Marc Krickbaum Returns to Winston & Strawn After Stint as Deputy Special Counsel

June 3, 2024

CHICAGO, IL—Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that Marc Krickbaum has rejoined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Litigation Department and as a member of the Government Investigations, Enforcement & Compliance Practice. Marc most recently served in a high-profile role as Deputy Special Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. In both government service and private practice, Marc has significant experience with investigations, trials, and appeals.

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Hall Estill Elects Three New Directors

June 3, 2024

TULSA, OK— Hall Estillis pleased to announce the election of three new members of its board of directors. With offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Northwest Arkansas, Hall Estill continues its legacy of legal expertise and client-focused service. Seth A. Day is a general litigator with an emphasis in commercial litigation and civil litigation defense. Daniel R. Ketchum, II focuses on trust and estate planning and administration, probate, and asset protection and business succession planning. Bryan J. Nowlin focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, trust and estate lit igation, municipal law and construction law.

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Panitch Schwarze Welcomes Kaylyn Tran as Summer Associate

June 3, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Kaylyn Tran has joined the firm as a Summer Associate. Tran’s studies in intellectual property law and her background in electrical engineering make her uniquely suited to support the legal needs of the firm’s attorneys. Tran will work with the firm’s patent procurement attorneys and professionals, serving clients in the electrical, computer, and electronics industries.

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Allan M. Siegel Honored as Washington D.C.’s 2024 Trial Lawyer of the Year

May 31, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel Personal Injury Lawyers announced today partner Allan Siegel has been awarded the 2024 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Siegel recently received the award at the organization’s Annual Awards Dinner. Mr. Siegel concentrates his practice on cases involving serious personal injuries resulting from automobile and commercial vehicle negligence, premises liability, and medical malpractice.

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Panitch Schwarze IP Attorney Elected to PIPLA Board

May 31, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that intellectual property attorney Ava E. Lutz has been elected to serve as secretary on the board of governors for the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA), an organization of Philadelphia-based intellectual property lawyers and law student affiliates. Lutz is an intellectual property attorney with a focus on the life sciences sector. She assists clients with counseling and opinions relating to life sciences IP.

Polsinelli Lands Team Bolstering IP Capabilities in New York and Denver

May 30, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Polsinelli has continued the expansion of its New York office and welcomed William (Bill) A. Di Bianca and Jordan T. Riviello as shareholders in the Medical Devices & Mechanical Engineering Patent Prosecution Practice. Additionally, the firm added Kendall K. Gurule, a senior associate, in Polsinelli’s Denver office. Joining Polsinelli from an IP boutique, this team focuses on intellectual property strategy and protection and is particularly experienced in the medical device and high technology industries. Jordan Riviello advises clients on complex competitive landscapes and formulates strategies that allow them to penetrate crowded markets while limiting the risks of litigation. Kendall Gurule advises clients in the materials science, chemical, and mechanical sectors and is experienced in obtaining and analyzing patents.

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Jordana 'Jordy' H. Feldman, Esq. Joins JAMS in New York

May 30, 2024

NEW YORK, NY—Jordana “Jordy” H. Feldman, Esq., has joined its panel. Ms. Feldman joins JAMS as a nationally recognized authority in the design, implementation and administration of high-profile victim compensation programs and as a seasoned ADR practitioner. Ms. Feldman recently served as the independent neutral administrator of the Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program. She designed the criteria for determining eligibility and compensation, maintained exclusive and final decision-making authority over the evaluation of claims.

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Karl Bayer Joins JAMS in Austin

May 30, 2024

AUSTIN, TX—JAMS is pleased to announce that Karl Bayer has joined its panel. Mr. Bayer joins JAMS with over 30 years of dispute resolution experience spanning a wide range of practice areas. Throughout his career, Mr. Bayer has held a variety of positions and worked as an engineer, entrepreneur and inventor, staff attorney and legislative director for state and federal agencies, and trial attorney.

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Hon. Bernard G. Skomal (Ret.) Joins JAMS in San Diego

May 30, 2024

SAN DIEGO, CA—JAMS is pleased to announce that Hon. Bernard G. Skomal (Ret.) has joined its panel. Judge Skomal joins JAMS following a 14-year career as a United States magistrate judge for the Southern District of California, including two years as presiding magistrate judge. Judge Skomal was appointed to the bench in 2010 and served as a settlement judge in over 1,000 cases. He presided over a wide array of cases, including both civil and criminal.

McGlinchey Stafford Welcomes Nine Summer Associates, Two LCLD Scholars

May 30, 2024

NEW ORLEANS, LA—McGlinchey is pleased to welcome nine summer associates from seven law schools who will work in five offices over two sessions alongside the attorneys nationwide. Eric Burgess joins Baton Rouge; he attends Southern Methodist University. Nicholas “Nick” Corwin joins Cleveland; he is a 2L at the University of Notre Dame. Semaj Fielding will be working in Baton Rouge and New Orleans; he is a 2L at Southern University. Bennett Matson joins New Orleans; he is a 2L at Loyola University. Amber Meghani joins Houston; she is a 1L at the University of Houston and a 1L LCLD Scholar. Patrick Riley joins Baton Rouge; he is a 2L at Louisiana State University. Tevin Rosenthal joins New Orleans; he is a 2L at Loyola University. Rachel “Caroline” Taylor joins Baton Rouge; she is a 2L at Louisiana State University. Kayleigh Thomas joins Nashville; she is a 2L at the University of Florida.

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Holland & Knight Partner and Employee Benefits Expert Ariadna Alvarez Joins Children’s Harbor Board

May 30, 2024

PEMBROKE PINES, FL—Holland & Knight partner Ariadna Alvarez 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 our community, while providing safe shelter and support to teens in foster care so that they may grow into healthy, educated and productive adults. Alvarez focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including conducting and supervising due diligence functions, drafting employee benefits provisions of purchase agreements, and managing post-transaction integration issues.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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