By Thai Phi Le
Honors and Appointments
Georgetown University Law Center has honored Judge Anita M. Josey–Herring of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia with its Paul R. Dean Alumni Award for demonstrating leadership to Georgetown Law and to the legal profession… Jordan A. Thomas, a partner at Labaton Sucharow LLP, has been recognized as a Legal Rebel by the ABA Journal for his efforts to blaze new trails in the field of American jurisprudence… Furey Doolan & Abell, LLP; Joyce Trimble Gwadz, a member of Dow Lohnes PLLC; and Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia received the Pro Bono Legal Service Award from The John Carroll Society for their outstanding volunteer legal service to low–income individuals in the Washington metropolitan region… Jim Baller, president of Baller Herbst Law Group, received the Fiber to the Home Council Chairman’s Award for his relentless promotion of community broadband and faster networks for everyone and for paving the way for the deployment of all–fiber networks across the country… Liz Lopez, an attorney at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, had been selected to join a team of bipartisan U.S. dignitaries chosen by the U.S. Department of State to participate in its international outreach program surrounding the 2012 presidential elections and the U.S. electoral process… Earl Adams Jr., of counsel at DLA Piper LLP, has been appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the board of directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority… Richard C. Shea, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Pension Research Council at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania… Arnold B. Silverman, a member of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, has been honored with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association for his commitment to Pitt Law and its surrounding community… Joshua C. Delaney, a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, has received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his work on the Prison Rape Elimination Act Working Group. The award is the department’s second highest honor for employee performance… Morrison & Foerster LLP was named Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year by the International Legal Technology Association for creatively and economically using Software as a Service to speed up firm–wide adoption of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, streamlining communications internally and with clients… A. Scott Bolden, managing partner at Reed Smith LLP, has received the D.C. Chamber of Commerce’s Choice Award in recognition of his exceptional leadership, extraordinary standards of professional excellence, and his continuing commitment to the community… Mercedes K. Meyer, a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, has been inducted as secretary of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and will serve a one–year term… Michael A. Lampert of the Law Offices of Michael A. Lampert, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida, has been elected chair of the Tax Section of the Florida Bar… Keith Harper, a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, has been elected member of The American Law Institute.
On the Move
Cletus R. “Clete” Willems III has been promoted to legal advisor to the U.S. Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative… Lori Kalani has joined Dickstein Shapiro LLP as partner in the firm’s state attorneys general practice… Larry Gage has joined Alston & Bird LLP as senior counsel, focusing his practice primarily on public sector and nonprofit health law and policy. Veteran compliance and regulatory authority Kamal Jafarnia has joined as counsel in the firm’s financial services and products group… Jonathan D. Link has joined Latham & Watkins LLP as partner in the firm’s litigation department… Michael Diedring has joined the European Council on Refugees and Exiles as its new secretary general… Meredith Fuchs has been appointed general counsel for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau… De’Ana H. Dow has joined Capitol Counsel LLC as general counsel… Eleanor M. Yost has been elected partner at Goodwin Procter LLP’s intellectual property major practice group… Eric Carlson, Shaoyu Chen, Michael Fanelli, Holly Fechner, Jonathan Gimblett, Rukesh Korde, Mark Mosier, Chris Pistilli, Michael Riella, Simone Ross, and Peter Swanson have been promoted to partner at Covington & Burling LLP… Joshua Ian Rosenstein has joined Sandler, Reiff, Young & Lamb P.C. as counsel, specializing in lobbyist regulation, political law, and litigation… Rachel Janger has rejoined O’Melveny & Myers LLP as counsel in the firm’s labor and employment practice group… U.S. patent and copyright attorney Michael J. Dimino has joined Johnson, Marcou & Isaacs LLC as senior counsel, specializing in patent prosecution and software licensing… Food industry attorney John G. Moore has joined Venable LLP as of counsel… Andrea E. Allen has joined Klores Perry Mitchell, P.C. as associate, helping the firm expand its education law practice. Joseph A. Smith has joined the firm as associate, specializing in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation… Reinsurance attorney Mary A. Lopatto has joined Cozen O’Connor as a member of the firm’s global insurance group… Richard W. Smith has joined Wiley Rein LLP as partner in the firm’s litigation practice… Behnam Dayanim has joined Paul Hastings LLP as partner in the firm’s global compliance and disputes and global banking and payment systems practice groups… George M. Clarke has rejoined Baker & McKenzie LLP as partner in the firm’s tax practice… Intellectual property lawyer Charles D. Ossola has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as partner… Securities lawyer Marlon Q. Paz has joined Locke Lord LLP as partner in the firm’s litigation department… Donald H. Clarke has joined Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke P.C. as of counsel, focusing his practice on hydropower regulation. Kristen Connolly McCullough has been promoted to partner, while Rekha K. Rao has joined as senior associate… Jeannie Yim Figer has joined Harris Beach PLLC in Rochester, New York, as senior counsel in the firm’s labor and employment group… Marcia B. F. Kuntz has rejoined Kuder, Smollar & Friedman, P.C. as of counsel… Former U.S. Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli has rejoined Jenner & Block LLP as partner, leading the firm’s government controversies and public policy litigation practice group… Brian Fitzpatrick has been promoted to professor with tenure at Vanderbilt Law School… Real estate attorney Ann Marie Mehlert has joined Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered as of counsel… Former Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey has joined Leftwich & Ludaway LLC as partner, focusing his practice on white–collar criminal litigation and corporate investigations… Michael L. Powell has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as of counsel, focusing his practice on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and employee stock ownership plans.
Michael J. Gidding has opened Gidding Law LLC, which focuses on product safety law. Michael Brown will serve as of counsel. The firm is located at 5110 Ridgefield Road, suite 403, in Bethesda, Maryland… Campbell Killefer has established Campbell Killefer ADR Services, LLC, which focuses on mediation and alternative dispute resolution… Jim Tom Haynes, Joy Haynes, and Amy Novick have expanded and opened Haynes Novick Immigration, a full–service immigration law boutique. Its new offices are located in Dupont Circle at 2001 S Street NW… Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP has opened an office in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, to serve client needs and increase access to the significant growing legal and commercial activity in the region… Covington & Burling LLP has opened an office in Seoul, located in the Meritz Tower, 22nd floor, 825-2, Yeoksam–dong.
S. White Rhyne has written “The Role of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia in the Creation of the District of Columbia Bar,” which appeared in issue II of the Journal of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia—New Millennial Edition. The article chronicles the substantial role of the BADC from 1962 to 1972 in creation and then support of the D.C. Bar. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/R9cRxB... Lei Mei of Mei & Mark LLP has written Conducting Business in China: An Intellectual Property Perspective, published by Oxford University Press… Bruce J. Klores, founding partner at Klores Perry Mitchell, P.C., has written a chapter covering current trends in malpractice litigation in the book Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases: Leading Lawyers on Building a Strong Case and Implementing Successful Litigation Strategies, which waspublished by Thomson Reuters/Aspatore… Jasper Kim of Asia–Pacific Global Research Group has written ABA Fundamentals: International Economic Systems, published by the American Bar Association, as well as 24 Hours With 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non–Traditional Careers, published by Thomson Reuters/Aspatore… Reita Pendry has written her second novel Sleepytime, published by Laurel Springs Publishing… Pieter M. O’Leary, a litigator in San Diego, has written “A Walk in the Park: A Legal Overview of California’s State and Federal Parks and the Laws Governing Their Use and Enjoyment,” which appeared in the spring 2012 issue of the University of New Mexico School of Law’s Natural Resources Journal… Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr., a professor at The University of Alabama School of Law, has written Reclaiming the Petition Clause: Seditious Libel, ‘Offensive’ Protest, and the Right to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances, published by the Yale University Press… Suzanne Rich Folsom, senior vice president, chief regulatory and compliance officer, and deputy general counsel at ACADEMI LLC, and Victoria McKenney, director of regulatory and compliance and associate general counsel at ACADEMI, have coauthored “How to Build an Anti–Corruption Policy That Allows for Appropriate Business Gifts,” which appeared in the September 2012 issue of The FCPA Report. Folsom also joined Glenn T. Ware, principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, to co–write “Rules of Engagement for Confronting Corruption in Emerging Markets: A Primer for Stability Operations Implementers,” which was published in the September–October 2012 issue of Stability Operations magazine… Randolph J. May, president of The Free State Foundation, has edited the book Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age: The Next Five Years, published by the Carolina Academic Press. May also wrote three essays in the book… Amy L. Edwards, cochair of the national environment team at Holland & Knight LLP, has written the second edition of Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites, published by the American Bar Association.
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