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Washington Lawyer

Attorney Briefs

From Washington Lawyer, December 2005

By Julie Reynolds

Honors and Appointments
George T. Patton Jr., a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP in Indianapolis, has received the Distinguished Service to the Council of Appellate Lawyers Award from the Judicial Division Appellate Judges Conference of the American Bar Association... Kenneth I. Juster has received the William C. Redfield Award and Medal from the U.S. Department of Commerce... C. Stewart Verdery Jr., a principal at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc., has been named an adjunct fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Homeland Security Program, and has joined the board of directors of Isonics Corporation in Golden, Colorado... Nancy Chi Cantalupo has been appointed assistant dean for clinical programs at Georgetown University Law Center... Nicholas S. McConnell, of Jackson & Campbell, P.C., has been named Lawyer of the Year by the D.C. Defense Lawyers Association... Paul R. DeMuro, a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, has been named chair-elect of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association... Reed Smith LLP has received the Thomas L. Sager Award for the Western Region from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association... Gerald J. Mossinghoff, senior counsel at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., has been renamed to the Patent Public Advisory Committee of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office... Barry J. Nace, of Paulson & Nace, has been named president-elect of the National Board of Trial Advocacy... Joshua G. Berman has been appointed local chair of the litigation and business regulation practice at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP... Michael H. Byowitz, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, has been installed as chair of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association... Nancy J. Appleby, of counsel with Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, has been appointed to the American Bar Association Presidential Task Force on Hurricane Katrina... William N. LaForge, a shareholder at Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C., has been named president-elect of the Federal Bar Association.

On the Move
Helen M. Hubbard has joined Baker & McKenzie as partner... Brian J. Winterfeldt has joined Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP as partner. Dinisa L. Hardley Folmar and Deepika Reddy Allana have joined as associates... Christine C. Rinn has joined Crowell & Moring LLP as partner... Kevin S. O’Scannlain has joined DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP as of counsel... Irving M. Pollack and Laurence Storch have joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. as of counsel and senior counsel, respectively... Donald J. Zarin has joined Holland & Knight LLP as partner... Edward B. Crosland Jr. has joined Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, L.L.P. as special counsel... Roger S. Wise has joined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP as partner. Willie E. Dennis has joined as partner in the New York office... Wendy L. Krasner has joined Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP as partner... Michael I. Angert has joined McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP as associate... Alfred M. Wurglitz has joined Miles & Stockbridge P.C. as principal... Stephen K. Fischel has joined Mohar Quan & Fanning as partner in the Alexandria, Virginia, office... John P. Feldman has joined Reed Smith LLP... Scott A. Edelstein has joined Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. as of counsel... Michelle W. Cohen has joined Thompson Hine LLP as partner... William J. Donovan Jr. has joined Venable LLP as partner... Alida M. Dagostino has joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC as associate.

Company Changes
The Law Office of Mark T. McDermott has opened at 910 17th Street NW... The Law Offices of Michael D. Steger, PLLC have opened at 2009 N. 14th Street in Arlington, Virginia... Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC has formed an alliance with Molden Holley Fergusson Thompson & Heard, LLC of Atlanta.

Julie Reynolds can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].