Washington Lawyer

Attorney Briefs: May 2014

From Washington Lawyer, May 2014

By Thai Phi Le

Honors and Appointments
Judith Areen, the Paul Regis Dean Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, has been appointed executive director of the Association of American Law Schools… Kenneth I. Juster, a partner and managing director at Warburg Pincus LLC, has been named chair of the board of trustees of Freedom House, and vice chair of the board of trustees of the Asia Foundation… Robert S. Peck has been appointed chair of the board of overseers for the RAND Institute for Civil Justice… Elizabeth A. Purcell has become a member of the Committee of 100 of the Federal City… Theodore B. Olson, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, has been appointed to President Barack Obama’s Commission on White House Fellowships… Bernard M. Resnick has received his 20-Year Membership Recognition Certificate, honoring him for two decades of membership and Grammy Awards voting participation… Professor David D. Cole has been installed as the inaugural Honorable George J. Mitchell Professorship in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center… Marc Albert, a partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, has been appointed to the board of The George Washington University Museum.

On the Move
Brian Gunn, Paul Moorehead, and Kevin Wadzinski have joined Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville P.C. as principal… Scott M. Flicker has been named chair of Paul Hastings LLP… Scot A. Hinshaw has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as partner in the firm’s Detroit office… L. Elise Dieterich has been promoted to partner at Kutak Rock LLP, concentrating on federal regulatory/litigation… John G. Stafford Jr. has joined Husch Blackwell LLP as partner on the firm’s technology, manufacturing, and transportation team… Kristen Burgers has been promoted to partner at Leach Travell Britt PC… K&L Gates LLP has added Jonathan N. Eisenberg as partner in the firm’s government enforcement practice. J. Barclay Collins, Randolph M. Goodman, and Michelle A. Wakino have joined as partner in the firm’s tax-exempt organizations practice… Carol Van Cleef has joined Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP as partner in the firm’s financial services practice. Andrew Zimmitti has joined the firm as partner in its litigation division… Brian Perryman and C. Todd Willis have been elected shareholder at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt… Kathleen A. Scott has joined the New York office of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP as senior counsel… Summer Austin, Jonathan Nelms, and Grace Shie have been promoted to partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, while Steven Hill was elected to counsel… Sarah L. McKinin has joined Tully Rinckey PLLC as associate in the firm’s federal employment law practice group… Potomac Law Group has added Consuelo Campuzano, Stephen Kabler, and Bill McGrath to the firm as partner… Daniel J. Smith has been promoted to vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Videology, Inc.… Eamonn Moran has joined WilmerHale LLP as senior associate in the firm’s government and regulatory affairs department and financial institutions practice group... Michele Rose has joined Goodwin Procter LLP as partner in the firm’s securities litigation and white collar defense group… Kate Belinski has been named to the partnership at Nossaman LLP… Former federal prosecutor Justin Dillon has joined The Kaiser Law Firm as partner… Dawn Williams has been elected shareholder at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

Author! Author!
Priscilla J. “Sally” Mattison, of counsel to Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C., and Bernard B. Resnick, coauthored the articles “An Overview of Synchronization Licenses” and “An Overview of Master Use Licenses: Film and Television Uses,” which were published in the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers 2014 publication Licensing of Music—From BC to AD (Before the Change /After Digital)Michael H. Levin, managing director and general counsel at Carbon Finance Strategies LLC, has published Watered Colors, a prize-winning poetry collection published in Poetica. He has received multiple journalism and poetry awards, most recently from Writer’s Digest in December 2013… Richard E. Messick, an international consultant on legal development and anticorruption, and Harvard Law Professor Matthew Stephenson have launched GAB: the Global Anticorruption Blog to promote exchange among scholars and practitioners in law, politics, economics, business, public management, psychology, sociology, and anthropology on how to combat corruption in the United States and abroad.

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