Washington Lawyer

Attorney Briefs

From Washington Lawyer, July/August 2007

By Julie Reynolds

Honors and Appointments
James Sandman, senior partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, has been elected to the board of directors of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation... George T. Patton Jr., a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, has been appointed to the board of directors of the University of Aberdeen Development Trust USA... Julie C. Van Camp, professor at the California State University at Long Beach, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to Bratislava, Slovakia, in fall 2007... Adam R. Leighton, a partner at Cohen & Cohen, P.C., has been elected the 2007–2008 secretary of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.... David T. Deal has been named vice chair of the subcommittee on royalty management of the U.S. Department of the Interior... Foley & Lardner LLP has been retained as international legal counsel for the opening ceremony for the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games... Michael J. Manning, a partner at Fulbright & Jaworksi L.L.P., has been named president of the Energy Bar Association... Vicki C. Jackson, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, has been appointed the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law... Rajesh De, an associate at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, has been appointed to the board of advisors of the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council... Camilla O. McRory, of Rockville, Maryland, has received the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Community Ministry of Montgomery County... James W. Dyke Jr., a partner at McGuireWoods LLP, has joined the advisory board of the National Federation of Independent Business Legal Foundation... Nimesh M. Patel, an associate at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C., has been appointed commissioner for the District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights... John D. Kemp, a partner at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville P.C., has been appointed executive director and general counsel of the United States Business Leadership Network... David P. Shapiro, an associate at Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper, Chartered in Bethesda, Maryland, has been recognized by the Bar Association of Montgomery County for his work as section chair of the year for the Business Law Section... Lisa D. Taylor, a partner at Stern & Kilcullen, LLC in Roseland, New Jersey, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Health and Hospital Law section of the New Jersey State Bar Association... David A. Anderson, chief deputy clerk and director of the central legal staff of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, has received the 2007 Nelson Award from the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association... Gerard M. Stegmaier, an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., has been appointed to the Wireless Broadband Advisory Committee of the Virginia legislature’s Joint Commission on Technology and Science…Eugene I. Lambert, senior counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, has been named an emeritus trustee of the George Washington University Board of Trustees... Eli L. Eytan has been installed as president of the Ocean County, New Jersey, Bar Association and reinstalled as New Jersey State Bar Association trustee representing Ocean County... John R. Garza of Rockville, Maryland, has joined the panel of mediators and arbitrators of the National Arbitration Forum... Judith Areen, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, has received the Janet Reno Torchbearer Award from the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia... Lodie White, an associate at Patton Boggs LLP, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Foundation of the Energy Law Journal. Paula Calimafde, of Paley Rothman in Bethesda, Maryland, has been elected a fellow of the College of Tax Counsel. William R. Levasseur Sr. has been inducted as a fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.

On the Move
Jonathan E. Meyer has joined Amtrak as deputy general counsel... Gregory Harrington has joined Arnold & Porter LLP as partner... Jeffrey D. Karceski has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as partner... Kevin R. Spivak has joined Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP as partner... Fred L. Levy has joined Brown Rudnick as partner... Mary Ann Mancini has joined Bryan Cave LLP as partner. Susan Blumenthal and Tanya Harvey have joined as counsel. Jordan Ware has joined as associate... Donna K. Knapton has joined Carlton Fields, P.A. in Miami, Florida, as of counsel... William J. Snape III has joined the Center for Biological Diversity as senior counsel... Matthew J. O’Connor and Kevin J. Shortill have been named of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP. Timothy L. Jucovy, Rukesh Korde, Joseph A. Kresse, and Mona M. Patel have been named special counsel. Daniel P. Cooper and Sinan Utku have been named of counsel and special counsel, respectively, in the London office... Robert Nichols and Angela B. Styles have joined Crowell & Moring LLP as partner... Todd McArthur has joined Dewey Ballantine LLP as partner... Holly Rachel Smith has joined EPL Archives, Inc. in Sterling, Virginia, as general counsel... M. Elizabeth Medaglia has joined the Office of Administration of the Executive Office of the President as general counsel...Vicki J. Hicks and Philip G. Kiko have joined Foley & Lardner LLP as of counsel. Steve Szczepanski has joined as partner in the Chicago office... Jennifer A. Albert, Christopher C. Campbell, Patrick A. Doody, Scott L. Robertson, Stephen T. Schreiner, Thomas J. Scott Jr., and David M. Young have joined Goodwin Procter LLP as partner... Andrew B. Young has joined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP as partner... Robert L. Clayton has joined Littler Mendelson P.C. as shareholder... Mimi E. Tsankov has been sworn in as an immigration judge for the Los Angeles Immigration Court... David S. Christy Jr. and C. Christopher Parlin have joined Miller & Chevalier, Chartered as member... Stanley A. Freeman has been elected president and chair of the executive committee of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville P.C.... Stephanie D. Cohen and Lawrence S. Sher have joined Reed Smith LLP as partner and associate, respectively... Martin A. Shelton has joined Schulten, Ward & Turner in Atlanta... Thomas D. Johnston has joined Shearman & Sterling as partner... John Nicholas “Jay” Suhr has joined Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP as partner in Charlotte, North Carolina... Darius Withers has joined Stewart Partners LLC as general counsel and managing director... Neil I. Levy and Emmett “Mett” Miller have joined Studley, Inc. as executive managing director and corporate managing director, respectively... Kenneth D. Johnson has become section chief in the Office for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Health and Human Services... Brian Kamoie has been appointed deputy assistant secretary and director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services... Raymond J. Diaz and Edward O’Connell III have joined Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in the Northern Virginia office... Margaret R. “Peggy” Blake has joined Winston & Strawn LLP as partner… Marc A. Tenenbaum has joined Barnes, Iaccarino, Virginia, Ambinder & Shepherd, PLLC as of counsel in the New York office... Daniel Yan has joined Fish & Richardson P.C. as associate... August J. Matteis Jr. has rejoined Gilbert Randolph LLP as partner.

Company Changes
The Bernabei Law Firm has changed its name to Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC... David T. Deal has opened Deal Consulting & Dispute Resolution in Falls Church, Virginia... Greenwald Legal Consultancy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has joined Chadbourne & Parke... Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP has combined its legacy Washington, D.C., offices... Thompson Coburn LLP and FagelHaber LLC of Chicago, Illinois, will merge.

Author! Author!
Kathryn Erskine has written Quaking, published by Philomel... Diane Kiesel, an acting justice with the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court, Bronx County, New York, has written Domestic Violence: Law, Policy and Practice, published by LexisNexis Matthew Bender... Seth Kirshenberg, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kutak Rock LLP, has coauthored The Politics of Cleanup, published by Energy Communities Alliance... Jonathan Martel, a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, has contributed to Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, published by the American Bar Association... Hale E. Sheppard, a shareholder in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin, has written the following: Seeking Cost Reimbursement in Cases of First Impression: Zealous Advocacy or Pushing Your Luck? in volume 21 of The Practical Tax Lawyer; The Document Locator Number: Little-Known IRS Notation May Establish Tax Return Filing Date, in volume 78 of Practical Tax Strategies; and Only Time Will Tell: The Growing Importance of the Statute of Limitations in an Era of Sophisticated International Tax Structuring, in volume 57 of The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles... Roseann B. Termini has written the third edition of Life Sciences Law: Federal Regulation of Drugs, Biologics, Medical Devices, Foods and Dietary Supplements, published by Forti Publications... Julie C. Van Camp, a professor at California State University at Long Beach, has written the ninth edition of Applying Ethics: A Text with Readings, published by Thompson/Wadsworth.

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 jreynolds@dcbar.org.