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Washington Lawyer

Attorney Briefs

From Washington Lawyer, July/August 2006

By Julie Reynolds

Honors and Appointments
Herman Schwartz, a professor at American University Washington College of Law, has received the 2006 Champion of Justice Award from the Alliance for Justice... The following have received the 2006 Burton Award for Legal Achievement: Karen F. Candreva of Arent Fox PLLC; Ronald D. Lee of Arnold & Porter LLP; Anne Gilson LaLonde of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione; James Dabney Miller of King & Spalding LLP; Ana E. Holmes and Jeffrey E. McFadden of Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Theodore O. Rogers Jr. of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; and Christian J. Cannon and Brian L. Rubin of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP... Lenard B. “Barry” Boss, managing partner of Cozen O’Connor, has received the 2006 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award from the George Washington University Law School... Joel A. Dewey, a partner in the Baltimore office of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers... Daniel J. Fitzgerald, an associate with Freehill Hogan & Mahar, LLP, has been appointed to a three-year term on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Navigation Safety Advisory Council... Eugene Scalia, a partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, has been named regulatory compliance Lawyer of the Year by Institutional Investor’s Compliance Reporter... Joel P. Bennett, of the Law Offices of Joel P. Bennett, P.C., has been appointed to the board of directors and as chair of the legislative committee of the Georgetown Business and Professional Association... Mark T. McDermott has been appointed legislative chairman of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys... John C. Monahan has been installed as president of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland... Kim M. Keenan, a senior trial attorney at Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C., has been honored by Girls Incorporated at its D.C. Celebration Luncheon... Timothy J. May, a senior partner with Patton Boggs LLP, has received the J. Edward Day Award from the Association for Postal Commerce... Steven J. Fox, a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society... Bennett L. Bearden, director of the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, Eastern Gulf Region, at the University of Alabama, has been named an Outstanding Professor of the Year by the Birmingham School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama... David M. Schwartz, of counsel with Thompson Hine LLP, has been named to the United States North American Free Trade Agreement Chapter 19 roster... Eleanor Roberts Lewis, chief counsel for international commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce, has received an award for outstanding performance by an international lawyer in government from the International Law Section of the American Bar Association... Jeffrey Tenenbaum, a partner with Venable LLP, has been named Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer for 2005 by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association... John Hagner, a member at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, has been named a D.C. trustee of the Federal City Council.

On the Move
Michael D. Petty has joined Amgen as vice president and associate general counsel... Michael Raschid has joined Arnold & Porter LLP as partner in the Northern Virginia office... George Ellard has joined Baach Robinson & Lewis PLLC as partner... Craig S. Burkhardt has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as partner... Matthew P. Previn has joined Buckley Kolar LLP as partner... James C. Chen has joined Crowell & Moring LLP as partner. Steven H. Talkovsky has joined as counsel... Joseph A. Turzi has joined DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP as partner. Jon F. Doyle has joined as partner in the San Francisco office. David Bamberger has been named chair of the antitrust and trade regulation practice group. Bill Coulter and James J. Halpert have become cochairs of the communications, e-commerce, and privacy practice group... John Delaney, Evelyn Sahr, and Thomas Whalen have joined Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC as members. Philip Livingston has joined as associate... Roy Kaufmann, of counsel with Jackson & Campbell, P.C., has joined the National Arbitration Forum’s complex case panel... Henry W. “Hank” Asbill and Kerri L. Ruttenberg have joined LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP as partner and associate, respectively... Michael F. Walsh has been named president and chief executive officer of LexisNexis U.S. Legal Markets... John H. Williamson has joined McGuireWoods LLP as partner in the Tysons Corner, Virginia, office. Adam G. Sowatzka has joined as associate in the Atlanta office... Karen S. Lovitch has been promoted to member at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.... Donald H. Grove has been named partner at Nordhaus Law Firm, LLP... Robert A. Hager has been named managing partner of the Doha, Qatar, office of Patton Boggs LLP... Stephen Huttler has been named executive vice chair of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP... William A. O’Connell has joined RE/MAX 100 as general counsel... Thomas Sykes Schaufelberger and Paul A. Fitzsimmons have joined Saul Ewing as partner and special counsel, respectively... Joseph A. Simei has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as special counsel... William Williams and James P. White have joined Sidley Austin LLP as partner and counsel, respectively... Lisa D. Taylor has joined Stern & Kilcullen, LLC in Roseland, New Jersey, as partner... Jennifer A. Forquer has been named partner at Strickler, Sachitano & Hatfield, P.A. Jill B. Savedoff has joined as associate... James L. Shea has been named chair of Venable LLP. Karl Racine has been named managing partner... Gregory H. Hawley has joined White Arnold Andrews & Dowd, P.C., in Birmingham, Alabama... Eileen Morgan Johnson has joined Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP as counsel... Holly Emrick Svetz has joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC as member in the Tysons Corner, Virginia, office.

Company Changes
Alston & Bird LLP has relocated to 950 F Street NW... Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP has opened at 1718 Connecticut Avenue NW... Charles R. Richard has opened a practice at 1717 K Street NW... Edythe Chasen Schneider and William C. Planta have formed Schneider & Planta LLC in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Author! Author!
Peter J. Cohen, adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, has written “Science, Politics, and the Regulation of Dietary Supplements—It’s Time to Repeal DSHEA” in volume 31 of the American Journal of Law & Medicine; and “Medical Marijuana, Compassionate Use, and Public Policy—Expert Opinion or Vox Populi?” in volume 36 of the Hastings Center Report... Linda R. Horton, a partner at Hogan & Hartson L.L.P., has written European Union Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulation, published by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. She has also contributed a chapter on the international activities of the Food and Drug Administration for FDA: A Century of Consumer Protection, published by the Food and Drug Law Institute... Toni Marsh has written Juvenile Law, published by Thomson Delmar Learning... James F. Nagle, of Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP in Seattle, Washington, Ralph C. Nash Jr., and the late John Cibinic Jr. have coauthored the fourth edition of Administration of Government Contracts, published by CCH... William Perry Pendley, president and chief legal officer of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, has written Warriors for the West: Fighting Bureaucrats, Radical Groups, and Liberal Judges on America’s Frontier, published by Regnery Publishing, Inc.... Alan M. Weinberger, associate dean for faculty and professor of law at Saint Louis University School of Law, has coauthored the third edition of Property Law Cases Materials and Problems, published by West Group.

D.C. Bar members in good standing are welcome to submit announcements for this column. When making a submission, please include name, position, organization, and address. Julie Reynolds can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].