Washington Lawyer

Attorney Briefs

From Washington Lawyer, September 2015

By David O’Boyle

Honors and Appointments

Bert Brandenburg has been appointed president of Appleseed… Raul R. Herrera has been appointed to the board of directors of Counterpart International… Kevin F. O’Malley has been appointed United States ambassador to Ireland… Blake D. Morant has joined the honorary board of the Washington Council of Lawyers. Kyle J. Fiet, Tanya D. Senanayake, and Mia R. Sussman have joined the Council’s board of directors… Susan L. Krinsky, associate dean of student affairs at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, has begun her term as president of the Law School Admission Council… Catherine M. Reese has been admitted to the board of Family Law Trial Advocacy… Mayer Brown LLP partner Rajesh De has been named a distinguished fellow at the Center on Law and Security at the New York University School of Law… Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP counsel Susan C. Ervin has received the Outstanding Practitioner Award from Euromoney Legal Media Group… Fernando M. Pinguelo, a partner at Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC, has been selected to serve on the board of trustees of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey… Duane Morris LLP attorney Michael J. Schrier has been named cochair of the American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section’s Employment Safety and Labor Committee… Cunningham & Associates, PLC founding member Joseph F. Cunningham has been awarded with the Hutchinson Medal by the University of Rochester… William C. Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association and a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, has been named Honorary Bencher at the Middle Temple in London… Julie A. Hopkins, a partner at Tydings & Rosenberg LLP, has been elected chair of the Maryland Bar Association Intellectual Property Section… Robert B. Walker has been awarded the Harry L. Carrico Distinguished Service Award by Legal Services of Northern Virginia… Suzanne Rich Folsom has received the Aiming High Award from Legal Momentum.

On the Move

Daniel R. Addison has joined Mannat, Phelps & Phillips, LLP as partner… Leah J. Myers has joined the Legal Counsel for the Elderly as manager of its Legal Hotline… Kathryn A. Kronquist has joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC as shareholder… Justin E. Fairfax has joined Venable LLP as counsel… Adam F. Greenstone has been promoted to agency counsel for ethics at NASA… Jeffrey S. Holik has joined Schulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A. as shareholder… Karen M. Cooke, Leonard W. Dooren III, Karen S. Karlin, and Bradford J. Roegge have been elevated to member at Gleason, Flynn, Emig & Fogelman, Chartered… Jonathan Hudis and David E. Worthen have joined Quarles & Brady LLP as partner… Michael R. Bromwich has joined Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner and Sauber LLP as senior counsel… Alison B. Asarnow, Alexis H. Ronickher, and Matthew S. Stiff have been elected partner at Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP… Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has joined Covington & Burling LLP as partner. Gary A. Heimberg has joined as of counsel… Stephen M. Sorett has joined Kutak Rock LLP as of counsel… Charles G. Curtis Jr. has joined Perkins Coie LLP as partner… Alan E. Schiavelli and Donald E. Stout have joined Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP as partner… Melanie E. Bates has been promoted to director of policy and communications at the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital… Thomas A. Lorenzen has joined Crowell & Moring LLP as partner… Matthew R. Rudolphi has become a principal at Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.… Jeffrey W. Letwin has joined Saul Ewing LLP as special counsel… Mitchell H. Stabbe has joined Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP as partner… Simon Y. Sandoval-Moshenberg has joined the Legal Aid Justice Center as the director of its Immigrant Advocacy Program… Rebecca E. Kuehn has joined Hudson Cook, LLP as partner… Gerald C. Robinson has joined Simmer Law Group PLLC as of counsel… James M. Burns, Donna K. Thiel, and Tracy E. Weir have joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC as shareholder. Mindy L. Rattan has joined the firm as of counsel… Stanley M. Brand has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as senior counsel… Sheryl R. Miller has been promoted to manager of the Pro Bono Project at AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly… Carolina M. Wirth has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP as counsel… Scott M. Faga has joined Paul Hastings LLP as partner.

Company Changes

Glenn D. Gunnels has opened The Gunnels Law Firm at 1629 K Street NW, suite 300… The Law Offices of Cunningham & Associates, PLC have moved their main offices to 1901 North Moore Street, suite 802, in Arlington, Virginia… Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has opened an office in New York City.

Author! Author!

Alan M. Weinberger, a professor at Saint Louis University School of Law, has written Tools of Ignorance: An Appraisal of Deficiency Judgments, published in the Spring 2015 issue of the Washington and Lee Law Review… Caroline R. Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society, has written Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over, published by The New Press… Jane C. Murphy, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and Jana Singer, a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, have written Divorced From Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution, published by New York University Press… Starbuck O’Dwyer has written the novel Goliath Gets Up, published by Green Chair Publishing… Arnold Rochvarg, professor emeritus at the University of Baltimore School of Law, has written the e-book The Watergate Conspiracy Conviction and Appeal of Assistant Attorney General Robert MardianTimothy M. Farrell has launched a biweekly column called “Legal Beat” in Street Sense, highlighting poverty and homelessness in the District, as well as various legal resources for the homeless… Jeff Gimpel has written the book The GPAMaxx Guide to Acing the Public University, published by GPAMaxx… William Josephson, of counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, has written “Can the States Enforce a Constitutional Right to Senate Majority Votes?” published in volume 30 of The Journal of Law & Politics.

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