Washington Lawyer

Attorney Briefs

From Washington Lawyer, July/August 2014

By David O’Boyle

Honors and Appointments
Susan D. Carle has received the 2014 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award from the Organization of American Historians for her book on the civil rights movement, Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice 1880–1915… Louis Lopez has been appointed associate special counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel… Linda R. Singer has been elected chair of JAMS, Inc., a private alternative dispute resolution provider… Ruth Wedgwood, the Edward Burling Professor of Public and Private International Law at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, has been elected president of the International Law Association… Hunton & Williams LLP has received the 2014 Distinguished Legal Writing Award from the Burton Foundation for the article “The Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions: A Critique of the EEOC Guidance,” published in the June 2013 issue of the Seton Hall Law Review. The article was coauthored by Hunton lawyers Terence G. Connor and Kevin J. WhiteJohn J. Okray has received the 2014 Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society Writing Award for his paper titled “Mutual Fund Boards on Governance—Do as I Say Not as I Do”… F. Paul Bland Jr. has been appointed executive director, and Arthur H. Bryant has been named chair of Public Justice, P.C…. Hudson Cook LLP partner Anne P. Fortney has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers for her significant contributions in the field of consumer financial services… Pamela A. Harris has been nominated by President Obama to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit… McGuireWoods LLP partner Mark J. Maier has been promoted to full colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has been named the U.S. Army’s emergency preparedness officer for Maryland… Georgetown University Law Center professor Wallace J. Mlyniec has received the inaugural Gault Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Juvenile Defense from the National Juvenile Defender Center for dedicating more than 40 years to juvenile justice.

On the Move
Theodore A. Howard has been named the first full-time pro bono partner at Wiley Rein LLP… Benjamin S. Boyd and Mary E. Gately have been named co-managing partners of the Washington, D.C., office of DLA Piper LLP… Jeffrey B. Grill has been named managing partner of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP… Earl W. Comstock has joined Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC as partner in the firm’s telecommunications and government affairs practice groups… David Ackerman has been promoted to partner at Dentons. Jessica Lynch, Jennifer Morrissey, and Sally Teng have been promoted to counsel at the firm… Karen Lowy has joined McKinsey & Company as associate general counsel… Karen M. Sanzaro has joined the technology and privacy team at Alston & Bird LLP as counsel… Rosemary D. Becchi has joined McGuireWoods LLP as partner on the firm’s tax and employee benefits team… White collar and sports law attorney Jon R. Fetterolf has joined Zuckerman Spaeder LLP as partner… Kraig B. Long has joined Tydings & Rosenberg LLP as partner on the firm’s employment and labor practice team… Michael Steinig has joined the technology, outsourcing, and procurement team at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP as partner… Lori Alvino McGill has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP as partner… Gerard M. Stegmaier has joined Goodwin Procter LLP as partner on the firm’s privacy and data security team… Jonathan Su has joined the litigation team at Latham & Watkins LLP as partner… Daniel F. McInnis has joined Thompson Hine LLP as partner on the firm’s business litigation team… Suzanne Y. Kao has joined Deloitte Tax LLP as director of its export controls practice… Emalee G. Murphy has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP as counsel… M. Lee Kristeller Johnson is now employed by NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego and has changed her name to M. Lee CordingSamuel E. Feigin has joined Crowell & Moring LLP as partner in the firm’s corporate team… Peter R. Zeidenberg has joined the white collar and investigations team at Arent Fox LLP as partner… Mythili Raman has joined Covington & Burling LLP as partner. Shara L. Aranoff has joined the firm as of counsel… Grace Shie, Elizabeth E. Stern, and Paul W. Virtue have joined Mayer Brown LLP as partner… Jeffrey S. Peters has joined the Biotechnology Industry Organization as deputy general counsel for health… Mark R. Robeck has joined Kelley Drye & Warren LLP as partner in the firm’s energy practice… Craig A. Guthery has joined Fluet Huber + Hoang, PLLC as partner… Ryan Blaney and David Heffernan have joined Cozen O’Connor as member… N. Richard Janis has joined Trout Cacheris PLLC as partner. The firm’s name will become Trout Cacheris & Janis PLLCSheri A. Dillon has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as partner… Fernand Lavallee has joined Jones Day as partner in the firm’s government regulation team… Christina E. Fahmy has been elevated to counsel at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP… Gerald C. Wells has joined Quarles & Brady LLP as partner… Audrey L. Harris has joined Mayer Brown LLP as partner. 

Company Changes
Carrie Corderohas opened The Law Office of Carrie Cordero, PLLC, specializing in national and homeland security law. The firm is located at 300 New Jersey Avenue NW, suite 900, in Washington, D.C.… Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has opened a new office in Tallahassee, Florida… Denise C. Hammond and Becki L. Young have opened Hammond Young Immigration Law, located at 2400 Research Boulevard, suite 360, in Rockville, Maryland.

Author! Author!
Arent Fox LLP partner Linda A. Baumann is editor-in-chief of Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Practical Perspectives, Third Edition, a joint publication of the ABA Health Law Section and BNA Books… Michael J. Lichtenstein, a shareholder at Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., has written “A Commercial Landlord’s Damage Remedies in a Tenant’s Bankruptcy Proceedings,” which appeared in the Winter 2013/2014 issue of Real Estate Finance JournalHans A. von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, has coauthored a new book titled Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department. The book is a publication of Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.

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