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Washington Lawyer

Attorney Briefs

From Washington Lawyer, February 2016

By David O'Boyle

Honors and Appointments 

JoAnne A. Epps, dean of the Temple University Beasley School of Law, has received the Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession in celebration of her efforts and accomplishments in promoting a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession… Mario Brossi, principal at JKB Worldwide, has been appointed as Switzerland's Honorary Consul in Delaware… Estelle H. Rogers has received the 2016 Robert F. Drinan Award for Distinguished Service from the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice… Clifford M. Sloan, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, has been elected chair of the American Constitution Society's board of directors… Stephen I. Goorvitch has been appointed by California Gov. Jerry Brown to the Los Angeles County Superior Court… Amy Y. Yeung has been named one of the 2015 Best Lawyers Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. 

On the Move 

Daniel P. Chung has been promoted to partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP… Paul W. Hughes III, Michael B. Kimberly, Kfir B. Levy, and Donald S. Waack have been promoted to partner at Mayer Brown LLP. Marcia Tavares Maack has been appointed director of pro bono activities at the firm. Jeffery C. Lowe, Peter M. McCamman, Meytal McCoy, Tiffany A. Miller, and Baldine B. Paul have been promoted to counsel at the firm… Justin M. Miller has joined Ballard Spahr LLP as of counsel… John T. Scott III has joined Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP as of counsel… Julia E. McEvoy has joined Jones Day as partner on the firm's antitrust and competition team… Adam C. Chase has been elected partner at Cooley LLP… Denise E. Hanna has been named managing partner at the Washington, D.C., office of Locke Lord LLP… William Alvarado Rivera has joined the AARP Foundation as senior vice president for litigation… Jon Dauphiné has joined the Foundation for Financial Planning as executive director… Sriram Krishnamurthy, Louis D. Lieto, Jennifer J. Schmidt, and Jeffrey J. VanHooreweghe have been elected partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati… Joseph M. Miller has joined Crowell & Moring LLP as partner… Benjamin A. O'Neil, Daniel Salinas-Serrano, and Epaminontas E. Triantafilou have been elected partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP… Jeffrey S. Peters has joined MacroGenics, Inc. as vice president and deputy general counsel… Kirkland L. Hicks has joined Lincoln Financial as executive vice president and general counsel… Adam L. Abrahams has been named principal at Meyers Hurvitz Abrahams LLC… Peter L. Cockrell has joined McGlinchey Stafford PLLC as associate on the firm's consumer financial services compliance team… Antony K. Haynes has been named associate dean for strategic initiatives and information systems at Albany Law School... Charles S. Hallab has joined Mayer Brown LLP as partner... Samuel L. Feder has been named managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office of Jenner & Block LLP. 

Author! Author! 

Priscilla "Sally" Mattison, of counsel at Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C., has written the article "Licensing Music for Audio-Visual Uses," published in the Fall 2015 issue of the Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music… Grace E. Speights, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and Benjamin F. Wilson, a principal at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. and a member of the D.C. Bar's Board of Governors, have coauthored the article, "The Door to Opportunity for Minorities in the Legal Profession: Barely Ajar," published in the U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms 2016 issue… Jackson Lewis P.C. shareholder Weldon H. Latham has written the article "Silicon Valley Diversity Wake-Up Call: Turning Business Risk Into Competitive Advantage," published in Bloomberg BNA's Corporate Law & Accountability ReportFrank Chmielewski, director of assessments at The Institutes, coauthored the article "Microinsurance 101," published in CPCU Society InsightsJohn A. C. Cartner, managing member at Cartner & Fiske, PLLC, has written the chapter, "The Shipmaster and the Maritime Labour Convention 2006," appearing in The Maritime Labour Convention 2006, International Labour Law Redefined and published by Informa Law by Routledge... Mark S. Guralnick of the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick has written the reference guide "Fracking Law and Policy."  

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