By Thai Phi Le
Honors and Appointments
Corrine Propas Parver, a retired partner at Dickstein Shapiro LLP and founder of the Health Law and Policy Project, under the Program on Law and Government, at American University Washington College of Law, recently received the law school’s 2012 Women and the Law Leadership Award… Former ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, head of Covington & Burling LLP’s international practice group, was recognized by the Anti–Defamation League with its inaugural Abraham H. Foxman Exceptional Leadership Award for his commitment to public service and his outspoken advocacy for human rights and the welfare of Jewish people, especially Holocaust victims… Susan G. Braden, a judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and past president of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, received the Linn Inn Alliance Distinguished Service Medal in recognition of her leadership in supporting the American Inns of Court, with a focus on intellectual property… Joseph M. Hanna, a partner at Goldberg Segalla LLP, was honored by Leadership Buffalo with its Diversity Award for his efforts to advance diversity within the legal profession and in the greater Western New York community… Gerald H. Acker, a senior partner at Goodman Acker, P.C. in Southfield, Michigan, has been elected president-elect of the Michigan Association for Justice for the 2012–2013 term… Stephen Gurwitz, a senior asset forfeiture investigator for the Defense Criminal Investigative Service of the Office of the Deputy Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Defense, received a Certificate of Appreciation from U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. for his contribution to the investigation of a multimillion-dollar procurement fraud and public corruption prosecution… Milton Cerny has been appointed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to serve on the IRS’ Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities.
On the Move
Steven J. Tave has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as of counsel, focusing his practice on FDA and health care compliance, enforcement, and litigation with regard to pharmaceutical and medical device issues… Robert N. Weiner has rejoined Arnold & Porter LLP as partner after having served as associate deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice since 2010. Insurance and legislative attorney Charles Landgraf has joined the firm as partner… Robert F. Hoyt has been appointed general counsel of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.… Real estate attorney William H. Roberge Jr. has joined Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC as of counsel… Deana Cairo, Seamus Curley, Eric Eisenberg, and Jeremy Lustman have been promoted to partner at DLA Piper LLP… Kimberly A. Wilson has joined Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP as associate… Thomas L. Hanley has joined Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP as partner, advising public and private companies on corporate and securities law issues. Corporate and transactional lawyer Erin Troy Clinton has joined the firm as associate… B. Joyce Yeager has joined the Consumer Protection Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office where she will be working on complex, multistate consumer protection matters… Jason File has joined the Office of the Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague as a trial attorney… Wade J. Callender has been appointed general counsel and vice president for legal affairs at Gearbox Software in Texas… Melvin S. Schwechter has joined Baker & Hostetler LLP as partner in the firm’s litigation group. Lawrence M. Sung has joined Baker & Hostetler LLP as partner in the firm’s intellectual property group… Douglas G. Bonner has joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as partner in the firm’s government and regulatory affairs practice group, and telecommunications and mass media team… Philip G. Hampton II and Bradley J. Olson have joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as partner, helping the firm expand its intellectual property practice… Holland & Hart LLP has named partner Kelly Johnson to lead the firm’s environment, energy, and natural resources practice.
Andres Benach, Jennifer Cook, and Thomas Ragland have opened Benach Ragland LLP, a boutique law firm dedicated to immigration law and immigrant rights. Its office is located at 1333 H Street NW, suite 900 West.
Alexandra Baj, of counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, has published The Black Stone Prophecy, available on Amazon… Regina A. DeMeo has written “The History of Collaborative Divorce,” an essay published by Foundation Press… Barton “Barry” Veret has written the novel Parallel Tracks: Two Landscapes/Two Journeys, published by Xlibris.
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