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Shapiro serving on Board of Litigation Section of Atlanta Bar Association Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro 67L now serves on the Board of the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.

He is senior counsel in the  Atlanta office of Baker Donelson and is a member of the Construction Group, representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and design professionals in construction disputes in state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation. He has been AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 30 years, the highest possible peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. Shapiro is a co-founder of Georgia Legal Services Program, the state-wide legal service system in Georgia. Mr. Shapiro is also a Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers. He is past chair of the Construction Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and he served as a Trustee of Emory University from 1990 to 1996.

In Memoriam: L. Travis Brannon, Jr. 52L Friday, December 12, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of L. Travis Brannon, Jr., 88, announces his death on Thursday, 4 December 2014. Travis was born in 1928 and was a life long resident of Atlanta. He was a graduate of Boy's High School then he attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated with high honors. In 1949 he was selected Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Travis received his law degree from Emory University and was a faithful supporter of the University and Emory Law School. Travis went on to become a member of Hansell, Post, Brandon and Dorsey Law Firm, eventually becoming chairman of the firm. He ended his distinguished law career as a partner with Jones, Day Reavis and Pogue. Travis was an officer in the United States Army Air Force serving as a Flight Engineer on the B-29 Bomber. Travis was a former President of the Georgia Tech Foundation, former Chairman of the Technology Square Project and former President of Georgia Tech Facilities Inc. He was an ardent supporter and contributor to the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, the Georgia Tech Foundation and the Tech Athletic Association. In 1987 Travis was the recipient of Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Distinguished Service Award. He also was a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and a Director for The First National Bank of Atlanta.

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In Memoriam: Harold L. Marquis 70L Friday, December 5, 2014

Harold L. Marquis 70L passed away December 2, 2014 at age 83. He served in the U. S. Air Force and as a Captain in the Air Force Reserves. Marquis served as Professor of Law and Acting Dean of Emory Law School, VP and General Counsel of Mead Packaging, founding partner at DeVeau, Colton, &  Marquis, attorney at three other private practices, and as a top rated lawyer in Georgia's Legal Leaders magazine.

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Voigt 86L now sole practitioner in Plymouth Meeting, PA Friday, December 5, 2014

Mark Voigt
Mark Voigt 86L is a sole practitioner in Plymouth Meeting, PA. He primarily represents special needs children in legal and administrative actions against their public school districts under the IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

In Memoriam: Herman E. Talmadge 68L Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Mr. Herman E. Talmadge, Jr. of Lovejoy, Georgia died November 24, 2014 at the age of 71. Gene was a graduate of The University of Georgia and Emory Law School. He was a real estate developer and retired partner of Twelve Oaks Realty. He was the eldest son of Senator Herman and Betty Talmadge. He is survived by his sons Herman Eugene Talmadge III, Tyler Welch Talmadge, daughter Margaret Elizabeth Talmadge, sons William Murphy Talmadge, Ramsay Morrison Talmadge, daughter Katherine Merit Talmadge and his faithful hound Rhett Quantrill Talmadge. 

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In Memoriam: Don H. Sidener 57L Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Don H. Sidener, 81, of Jasper, GA, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta, GA. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, M ay 17, 2014 at Roper Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper, GA. Interment will be at Roselawn M emory Gardens in Bainbridge, GA. The family will receive friends at Roper Funeral Home Chapel immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. M r. Sidener was born M ay 24, 1932 in Jackson, M S, the son of Harry C. Sidener and Ruby Hagar Sidener. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School and earned his Juris Doctor degree at Emory University School of Law in 1957. He practiced law in College Park, GA until his retirement and moved to Jasper, GA in 1999. Don was a member of College Park United M ethodist Church and the State Bar of Georgia.

In Memoriam: Guy E. Davis 72L Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Accomplished Attorney Atlanta Attorney Guy E. Davis, Jr., 72, of Sandy Springs passed away December 1, 2014 after a courageous six-month battle with cancer. Born December 27, 1941 in Troy, Alabama, Guy attended College Park High School and graduated from Murphy High School in 1960. He enlisted in the United States Army and underwent basic training in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. He was assigned to a Military Police Unit in Orleans, France where he worked with French civilian police until his honorable discharge in 1963. He entered Georgia State University on the GI Bill in September of 1963, attending evening classes while employed as a police officer, then Homicide Detective with the City of Atlanta, and investigator with the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. A devoted husband of fifty-years, he married the former Martha Nan Cook of Calhoun. In May of 1970, he received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, and enrolled in Emory University School of Law as a full time student. While supporting his family between classes and in the evenings, he obtained his Doctor of Law Degree in 2 ¼ years, graduating in December of 1972. An accomplished attorney who always took the time to pass down knowledge to younger lawyers, Guy practiced civil and criminal law for over forty years. He served as a Fulton County Assistant District Attorney under Lewis Slayton until 1976 when he went into private practice focusing in the areas of criminal, family, product liability, tort and insurance law. A fierce proponent of a strong two-party system of Government, Guy made the decision to challenge an entrenched Georgia Governor in 1986. As the Republican Nominee, he carried a respectable 30% of the electoral vote at a time when the base of the Party was considerably less. "Guy Davis was in many ways a trailblazer for our modern GOP party in Georgia," said Congressman Jack Kingston. "As Young Republicans, Libby and I put out many signs for Guy back in 1986 when he stepped-up to challenge Governor Joe Frank Harris when others would not. He ran an honorable race; obtaining the vote of almost a third of the electorate, which was considered a success for Republicans in those early days," said Kingston.

Stevens 14L has joined Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Andrew C. Stevens 14L has joined Arnall Golden Gregory LLP as an intellectual property and litigation associate.

Gaeng 84L now head of Litigation Group at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg Friday, November 28, 2014

Gerry Gaeng 84L is the head of the Litigation Group at Baltimore's Rosenberg Martin Greenberg. His daughter is a 2014 graduate of Emory University.

Dowless 95L announces new legal practice Friday, November 28, 2014

Ann-Charlotte Dowless now runs her own legal practice, Dowless Law Firm, PC.

Cohen 79L confirmed by U. S. Senate as District Judge for Northern District of Georgia Friday, November 28, 2014

Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Mark H. C ohen, a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office, has been confirmed by the United States Senate to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. C ohen was nominated by President Obama on December 19, 2013, and was confirmed by the Senate on a voice vote November 18, 2014.

“For the past 15 years, Mark has been a wonderful partner and a trusted advisor to his clients,” said Troutman Sanders chairman Robert W. Webb, Jr. “While we are sad to see him go, we know he will be an excellent addition to the federal bench. We congratulate him and wish him the best as he takes on this important role.”

As a partner with Troutman Sanders, C ohen has represented both private and governmental entities in federal and state litigation, both trial and appellate. In his regulatory practice, C ohen also advised clients on issues relating to procurement matters, rule-making and corporate governmental compliance.

Prior to joining Troutman Sanders in 1999, C ohen had an extensive legal career in state government. He spent 13 years as an assistant and senior assistant attorney general, where he represented the State of Georgia before both state and federal courts. He also advised numerous state and local agencies on a wide variety of matters, including education, election and voting rights, professional licensing, health care and law enforcement.

Between 1995-1998, C ohen served as Executive C ounsel for Gov. Zell Miller, and became his C hief of Staff during his final year in office. In 1995, Gov. Miller appointed C ohen to serve as Georgia’s first C hief State Administrative Law Judge, where he was responsible for the formation of the Office of State Administrative Hearings, the agency charged with conducting licensing and regulatory hearings for the majority of state agencies.

In 1976, C ohen received his BA, graduating magna cum laude, from Emory University, where he also received his JD in 1979.

Ascher 77L named Deputy General Counsel Friday, November 28, 2014

Andrea D. Ascher 77L is now Deputy General Counsel, Real Estate, at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Streicker 05L earns whistleblower award Monday, November 24, 2014

Sherilyn Streicker 05L earned a 2014 Democracy Award in Georgia as a State Ethics Commission Whistleblower.

Robinson 14L has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as first-year associate Monday, November 24, 2014

J. Hunter Robinson has joined the Litigation and Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Practice Groups of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. He holds a JD from Emory University School of Law and a BS (cum laude) from Auburn University.

Play by Kimmel 99L featured in festival Monday, November 24, 2014

A short play written by Henry W. Kimmel 99L, The Last Seat on the Train, had a reprise as part of the East Haddom Stage Company's 'The Best of Plays and Poetry" in November 2014. Kimmel was one of 14 writers participating in the annual fundraiser.

Kennelly 80L named Chief Financial Officer at BHK Capital, LLC Monday, November 24, 2014

Robert C. Kennelly 80L 80B is now the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel at BHK Capital, LLC in Jacksonville, FL.

Israel 90L elected president of American Intellectual Property Law Association Monday, November 24, 2014

Sharon A. Israel
Sharon A. Israel 90L has been named president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Gupta 08L has joined Shvarts & Leiz Monday, November 24, 2014

Maneesh Gupta

Maneesh Gupta 08L has joined Shvarts & Leiz in Palo Alto, CA. His practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and general intellectual property counseling in a variety of technical disciplines.

Gupta has experience representing clients in connection with patent prosecution, post-grant review, opinion matters, intellectual property transactions, and patent litigation. He has counseled clients regarding a broad range of technologies, including, but not limited to, hybrid vehicles, vehicle diagnostics, consumer electronics, telecommunications, wireless communications, software, internet-based technologies, and data encryption.

Prior to joining Shvarts & Leiz, Gupta worked as an Intellectual Property Associate at the New York offices of Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, and the Palo Alto offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

In Memoriam: Walter Edwin Frazier III 86L Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Walter Frazier
Walter Edwin Frazier III - age 56, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, passed away November 10, 2014, after a brief illness. He recently retired from Rayonier Corporation where he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Corporate Secretary. He joined Rayonier in 1999 as Assistant General Counsel, was promoted to Associate General Counsel in 2000 and elected Corporate Secretary in 2001. He was named Vice President, Governance and Corporate Secretary in 2003, Senior Vice President, Administration and Corporate Secretary in July 2004 and was promoted to his most recent position in January 2008. Previously, Fazier was a member of the legal department of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, last serving as Chief Counsel, Corporate. Prior to that, he practiced corporate law with Troutman Sanders in Atlanta. He held a BS in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, a JD from Emory University and graduated from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program.

Greenlee 00L starts practice, Greenlee Law PLLC, in Tampa, FL Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After more than a decade working at large law firms, Paige Greenlee 00L has started Greenlee Law PLLC, in Tampa, Florida.  She practices in the areas of commercial, real estate, and construction litigation, along with creditors’ rights/bankruptcy.

Judge John Dougherty 50L Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Judge John E. Dougherty (Jack) died November 10, 2014. After completing his first year of studies at Emory he enlisted in the US Army Air Corp, and was in the 13th AF-72nd BS in the Philippines as a radar-bombardier. He then returned to Emory University, where he completed his undergraduate and law degrees. While at Emory he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity where he served as President, Vice-President and Secretary. He was also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. After law school, he joined the United States Air Force Reserves and transitioned into the JAG for the next 34 years moving up through the ranks and retiring a full Colonel and The Staff Judge Advocate General of the Eastern Air Force Region. He worked for the Gambrell Law Firm in Wills and Trusts and then became Associate City Attorney for the city of Atlanta, where his claim to fame took place; he defended Sam Massell against the great F. Lee Bailey and won the case! He worked in that position for 12 years until he was appointed to United States Federal Magistrate for the Northern District of Georgia. He served as Chief Magistrate for 4 years of his 24 years on the bench retiring in 2000 at the age of 76.

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In Memoriam: Ginny Chung 96L Monday, November 10, 2014

On November 8, 2014 Ginny Chung 96L of Potomac, MD passed away peacefully after a yearlong battle with colon cancer. Ginny was born in New York, the daughter of George and Grace Chung, and grew up in central New Jersey with her sister Christine. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, her JD from Emory University, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University. Ginny spent all of her professional life working for the United States Government, first for the Internal Revenue Service and most recently serving as the Acting Deputy International Tax Counsel for the Department of the Treasury.

Carpenter 75L lectures at Masaryk Faculty of Law in Czech Republic Monday, November 10, 2014

Raymond Carpenter 75L recently completed lecturing at Masaryk Faculty of Law, in Brno, Czech Republic as a fellow of the Center for International Legal Studies. The short course in "Law of U. S. Corporations, Choice of Business Entity", is designed for 4th and 5th year students. Carpenter retired from full time law practice but has maintained a small corporate/tax practice in Roswell, Georgia which allows him to teach part time.

Akhter 14L joins Schulten Ward & Turner Saturday, November 8, 2014

Maheen Akhter 14L is now a Commercial Real Estate Lawyer at Schulten Ward & Turner of Atlanta, Georgia.

Patel 08L joins Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Saturday, November 8, 2014

R. Tina Patel

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has announced that R. Tina Patel 08L has joined the firm.

Ms. Patel is a member of the EB-5 project team. As part of the team, Tina works with regional centers and project developers in structuring EB-5 projects and preparing regional center designation applications, exemplar petitions and templates for EB-5 projects. This also involves working with EB-5 economists, EB-5 business plan writers, and EB-5 corporate and securities lawyers, escrow agents and often market study firms. Tina also works with regional centers and project developers to maintain compliance with USCIS laws and policies, prepares for filing of the annual I-924A compliance report, and meets the needs of investors in the critical condition removal process.

Prior to joining the firm, Tina used her compliance skills in assisting investment managers to successfully implement and maintain a comprehensive compliance program for a broad range of investment strategies including but not limited to private equity, real estate-related and fund-of-fund strategies. Tina also served as Legal and Compliance Associate for a reputable asset manager, and as an internal auditor for Ernst and Young. Tina graduated in three years from the undergraduate division of New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in May 2003, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. She later earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law in May 2008. At Emory, she was the President and Founder of the South Asian Law Student Association and served as a Managing Editor for the Emory International Law Review. Tina also received a certification in Estate Planning from New York University School of Law in January 2013.

Hiring Surge at Sol Systems starts with Michael Woods 03L, General Counsel Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Michael Woods

Sol Systems, a Washington, D.C.–based solar energy finance and investment firm, announced that Michael Woods has joined the organization as General Counsel. In this role, Mr. Woods will lead Sol Systems’ legal efforts to achieve even greater efficiencies in structuring complex financial transactions for commercial solar energy projects. Stephanie Smith who served as the firm’s General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer until now will focus completely on operations and strategic expansion as Sol Systems’ COO.  

“Michael’s expertise is integral to the continued growth of our managed funds that we invest in the solar asset class,” said Yuri Horwitz, CEO of Sol Systems. “He is a highly experienced energy transactions attorney, and brings substantial knowledge and expertise in transactional, commercial, project development, and regulatory matters affecting the energy industry.”

Prior to joining Sol Systems, Mr. Woods was a partner in the Energy and Corporate practice groups in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, equity investments, joint ventures, restructurings, and general corporate law and commercial matters in the energy industry.  During this time, he represented a broad range of energy and energy-related companies in the electric power, oil and gas, and energy commodity industries, including independent power producers, electric and natural gas utilities and marketers, oil and natural gas companies, and other companies seeking to invest in the energy industry.

Prior to his time with Kirkland & Ellis, Mr. Woods served for over two years as an attorney at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of the General Counsel.

Mr. Woods earned his JD, with honors, in 2003 from Emory University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Emory Law Journal and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. He received a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Florida in 2000. 

O'Connor 01L named to board of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Jean O'Connor 98C 01L 01MPH has been named to the board of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, over 5,000 specialized chronic disease practitioners working in every state and US Territory public health department to prevent and control chronic disease.

Darrell 83L publishes two books Monday, November 3, 2014

Keith B. Darrell 83JD/MBA has published the ninth edition of his book, Issues in Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law. He has also published The Halos & Horns Omnibus Edition, collecting his four-book fantasy saga.

Brenner 14L now associate at Morgan Law Firm Monday, November 3, 2014

Lauren Young-Brenner 14L has accepted an Associates position at Morgan Law Firm, focusing in Intellectual Property Law and Employment Law. Prior to accepting the position with Morgan Law FIrm, she worked in legal externships with both the U. S. Federal Trade Commission and the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition, she served as a clerk to the Honorable Morris Braswell; Legal Intern at U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Law Clerk to Gary Hill with Hill and Bleiberg Trial Attorneys.

In Memoriam: John O. Adams, Jr. 65L Thursday, October 23, 2014

John John Oliver Adams, Jr. of Stone Mountain, Georgia died October 16, 2014 at the age of 81. He was a graduate of Emory University School of Law, where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and a student member of the Georgia Bar Association, graduating Emory Law School in June, 1965. He was a General Practice Attorney for forty-nine years. 

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Jonathan Sigel 91L named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers list Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jonathan R. Sigel

Jonathan Sigel from Mirick O'Connell has been named to the 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Della Wager Wells 86L appears before Supreme Court Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alston & Bird lawyers Brian Boone 06L and Della Wager Wells 86L appeared before the United States Supreme Court. More information »

Brian Boone 06L appears before Supreme Court of the United States Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alston & Bird lawyers Brian Boone 06L and Della Wager Wells 86L appeared before the United States Supreme Court. More information »

Hider 08L joins Exelon Corporation as Assistant General Counsel Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alexandra Hider recently joined Exelon Corporation as Assistant General Counsel in the area of Ethics and Compliance. Prior to joining Exelon, Alexandra was an associate in the Energy and Environmental Group at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in New York City.

Esteves 10L included on GeorgiaTrend's 2014 40 Under 40 List Monday, October 20, 2014

Jason Esteves 10L has been included in GeorgiaTrend's "2014 40 Under 40 List," which recognizes outstanding leaders in business, government, politics, nonprofits, science, conservation, and education.

Stadler 98L now Chief Legal Officer at Esquire Deposition Solutions Friday, October 17, 2014

Mr. Avi Stadler 98L has been appointed as General Counsel at Esquire Deposition Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Mr. Stadler has extensive experience in the legal industry and joins Esquire most recently from Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP where he was a member of the firm’s litigation department. Prior to that, he was Director of Professional Development at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

An esteemed member of the Atlanta legal community and Georgia Bar, Mr. Stadler is a First Honor Graduate of Emory University School of Law and previously clerked for Judge Julie E. Carnes, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. He currently serves on the executive committee and is the immediate past president of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

Maleva-Otto 02L named partner in London office of Schulte Roth & Zabel Friday, October 17, 2014

Schulte Roth & Zabel International has announced the addition of Anna Maleva-Otto 02L as a partner in the Investment Management Regulatory and Compliance Group. Resident in the firm's London office, she joins a team of senior lawyers that is one of the largest and most experienced groups of hedge fund lawyers in the UK. Ms. Maleva-Otto comes to SRZ from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and she previously served as an in-house counsel and compliance officer of a hedge fund.

Admitted in both the UK and the US, Ms. Maleva-Otto's practice will focus on advising fund managers on regulatory and compliance matters, including the implications of the AIFMD, MiFID, and EMIR. 

Klorfein 84L recognized as top Estate Planning attorney Friday, October 17, 2014

Stephen Klorfein 84L of the law firm Chaiken Klorfein, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, has been recognized in Atlanta Magazine as one of the top Estate Planning attorneys in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

In Memoriam: Arnold W. Wright 77L Sunday, October 12, 2014

Arnold W. Wright
Arnold W. "Woodie" Wright Jr., age 74, passed away October 2, 2014 in Langhorne, PA. Born in Shelbyville, KY and lived in Langhorne, PA for 30 years, he graduated from Emory University School of Law and Indiana University. Vice President of Contributions and Civic Affairs, CIGNA and Executive Director, CIGNA Foundation, Mr. Wright was also a Lobbyist and Attorney. He served in the Vietnam War, was a member of Mensa International, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

In Memoriam: Hubert F. Owens 60L Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hubert Franklin "Jim" Owens, age 81 of Canton, GA passed away Sunday October 5, 2014. A Memorial Service was held Friday October 10, 2014 from the Big Canoe Chapel in Jasper, Georgia.

Jim Owens graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi where he was a member of ODK and KA Fraternities. He graduated Emory University Law School following his military service. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Labor National Labor Relations Board and Southern Bell/ Bell South from which he retired in 1994. Active in church and community organizations all his life. He was a member of the Georgia, Florida and South Carolina Bar Associations.

In Memoriam: James C. Huckaby, Jr. 76L Friday, October 10, 2014

James Cicero Huckaby, Jr. 76L of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, longtime resident of Birmingham, died unexpectedly at his home. A graduate of the University of Georgia and Emory University School of Law, Jim practiced law for almost four decades. He specialized in complex business litigation, most recently as a partner with Christian and Small. He was listed in Chambers Guide, in America's Best Lawyers, he was designated a Super Lawyer, and he had the respect of both colleagues and clients. Prior to joining Christian and Small, Jim served as the litigation chairman of another Alabama law firm and later founded a small boutique litigation firm. In addition to his legal practice, Jim served the community on several civic boards and also served as legal counsel for his former parish, St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands.

Sears 80L new leader of Schiff Hardin's Atlanta office Friday, October 10, 2014

Leah Ward Sears

Leah Ward Sears 80L has become the new leader of Schiff Hardin's local office, the firm announced Thursday. Sears, who served 17 years on the Georgia Supreme Court, has been named the Atlanta coordinating partner, replacing Lewis Horne Jr., a partner in the firm's public finance practice. Sears joined the Chicago-based firm in 2009 after retiring as chief justice. She also heads the firm's appellate practice. Schiff Hardin opened the 13-lawyer office in 2003.

"With her strength of character, superior legal skill and management acuity, Leah has made significant contributions to Schiff Hardin from the very beginning of her tenure with the firm. We are proud to have Justice Sears leading our office in Atlanta," said Schiff Hardin's managing partner, Ronald Safer, in a statement.

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Carter 14JM now medical resident at University of Tennessee Health Science Center Friday, October 3, 2014

April Carter, a 2014 juris master graduate of Emory Law, is now serving as a medical resident at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Internal Medicine Residency Program in Memphis, TN.

Rives 14L chosen as Jan Jancin Award Winner by American Intellectual Property Law Association Friday, October 3, 2014

Abby Rives 14L was chosen as the Jan Jancin Award Winner by the American Intellectual Proeprty Law Association. This is the top honor for an IP student (i.e., recent graduation). Rives is currently clerking with Judge Raymond Clevenger at the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Meece 87L selected for "Who's Who in Energy" by Houston Business Journal Friday, October 3, 2014

Greg Meece 87L, a Partner at Thompson & Knight, has been selected for inclusion in the “Who’s Who in Energy” list of leaders in the energy industry by the Houston Business Journal.  

The list, a joint effort by the Dallas Business Journal, Houston Business Journal, Columbus Business First, Denver Business Journal, Pittsburgh Business Times, San Antonio Business Journal, and St. Louis Business Journal, includes the “who’s who” of professionals who support the energy industry by providing services in a number of different areas such as law, finance, government and education, oil and gas, and technology. On November 28, the leaders will be featured in a special publication about how they drive energy deals and make daily contributions to this booming industry.

Lloyd 92L named partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel Friday, October 3, 2014

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP ("SRZ") today announced the addition of Mr. Ian Lloyd Levin 92L as a partner in the Employment & Employee Benefits Group. Resident in the firm's New York office, Mr. Levin will focus his practice on executive compensation and employee benefits. He joins SRZ from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he served as co-chair of the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Department.

Mr. Levin will practice employee benefits law with a focus on the employee benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, and issues arising from the investment of pension plan assets.

Reddy 13 joins Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Atlanta office Monday, September 29, 2014

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Gautam Reddy 13L to the firm’s Atlanta office. Mr. Reddy joins the firm as an associate on the Construction & Infrastructure Development Team in the firm’s Litigation Department.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Reddy worked as an associate at Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP. He has experience representing clients in litigation and mediation of disputes related to complex construction projects; including issues related to construction defects, project design errors, project delays, contract interpretation and indemnification.

Mr. Reddy earned his J.D. from Emory University School of Law, with honors, where he served as Notes & Comments Editor of the Emory Law Journal. He received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, cum laude.

Parris 10L now associate in the Coral Gables office of Roig Lawyers Saturday, September 27, 2014

Melanie Ann Parris 10L is now an associate in the Coral Gables Office of Roig Lawyers. She concentrates her practice in first-party property insurance defense in the litigation practice group. She also brings experience representing financial institutions in consumer debt litigation in each of the 67 counties in Florida.

Prior to joining Roig Lawyers, she worked with a Florida law firm representing a Florida government entity in homeowner's insurance claim disputes where she handled pretrial motions an dprovided strategic analysis of litigation needs to clients.

While at Emory Law, Ms. Parris was a Dean's Honor Scholarship Recipient and a Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 2L mentor. She was a member of the Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) and served as Secretary to Emory's Health Law Society.

Gankler Brown Attorney Oscar C. Car III 76L named Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation Saturday, September 27, 2014

Oscar C. Carr III 76L has been named a litigation star by Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading business litigation firms and attorneys.

Mr. Carr practices in the area of litigation, with an emphasis on business, construction, environmental, and other civil litigation. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than twenty years in the fields of Bet-the Company Litigation, Personal Injury and Environmental Law and in Mid-South SuperLawyers in the field of Business Litigation. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of effective litigators throughout the United States. Mr. Carr has been listed since 1985 in Who’s Who in American Law and is listed in Who’s Who in the World. He is a member of the mediation panel of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Mr. Carr is also a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, and is named to MBQ magazine’s Players List in Business Litigation.

Weintraub 75L featured as Attorney of the Month in Attorney at Law Magazine Friday, September 26, 2014

Harold J. Weintraub 75L has been featured as Attorney of the Month in the September 2014 issue of Attorney at Law Magazine.Read the feature story »

Kornel 11C and Katherine Murphy married Friday, September 26, 2014

Eugene Kornel

Katherine Elizabeth Murphy and Eugene Adam Kornel 11L were married Saturday evening at the American Club, a spa and resort in Kohler, Wis. Jeannette H. Bart, a friend of the groom who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.

Mrs. Kornel is a vice president specializing in private investments for Credit Suisse in New York. She graduated from Harvard. She is a daughter of Laurie Y. Murphy and Mark H. Murphy of De Pere, Wis. The bride’s father is the president and chief executive of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played free safety for the Washington Redskins from 1977 to 1984.

Mr. Kornel is a lawyer in New York for the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel. He graduated from Loyola University of Maryland and received his law degree from Emory University. He is the son of Barbara C. Chilton of East Haddam, Conn., and Dr. Ezriel E. Kornel of Bedford Hills, N.Y. The groom’s father is a neurosurgeon and a principal owner in Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York, both in White Plains. The groom is the stepson of William D. Chilton, a founder of Pickard Chilton, an architecture firm in New Haven.

Graham 02L Named Rising Star Friday, September 19, 2014

The Daily Report, an ALM publication, has named real estate attorney Christina Graham 02L of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP a 2014 “Rising Star.” The competition celebrates the area’s more promising attorneys under age 40.

Graham represents some of the nation’s largest multifamily developers. She recently branched out into new areas as well, including industrial real estate and public/private partnerships. She also represents a time-share company. She has closed multimillion dollar transactions all over the country, including in Texas, Oregon, Washington, California, Massachusetts, Colorado, Georgia and Florida.

The Daily Report profile of Graham noted her negotiating skills, as well as her niche in working with properties that include an element of historic preservation. One client praised the graceful way she resolved a last-minute obstacle to a $12 million land acquisition.

Graham also donates countless hours to community service. She chairs the firm’s social responsibility outreach—the MMMPact Steering Committee. MMMPact consists of five established initiatives covering Civic Leadership, Community Involvement, Diversity, Women’s issues and Pro Bono efforts.

Graham and other Rising Stars were profiled in the Daily Report in August and were guests of a gala in their honor on Sept. 18.

Sande 04L welcomes daughter Friday, September 19, 2014

Tyler Sande 04L and Margaret Sande welcomed a daughter, Ruthanne Darden, on August 20, 2014. The family resides in Denver, Colorado, where Mr. Sande is Deputy District Attorney and Dr. Sande is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Medical Director of the WELLS Simulation Center at University of Colorado Hospital.

Bouch 13L with Haynesworth Sikler Boyd as associate attorney Friday, September 19, 2014

Jane C. Boych 13L has joined Haynsworth Sikler Boyd as an associate attorney in the firm's Charleston, SC office.

Clark 88L Elected as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Robin Frazer Clark 88L has recently been elected as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary, by taking r elevant positions on issues or legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation processes.

Thorpe 78L Re-elected to the Florida Circuit Court Sunday, September 14, 2014

Janet C. Thorpe 78L has been reelected to the Florida Circuit Court.

Mahoney 06L announces birth of son Sunday, September 14, 2014

Michelle Schmitt Mahoney 06L announces the birth of her son, Sean Paul Mahoney, Jr., on January 24, 2014.

Edgecombe 03L Joins Baker Donelson's Government Regulatory Actions Group Sunday, September 14, 2014

Baker Donelson has announced the addition of Jason R. Edgecombe to the firm's Government Regulatory Actions Group.

Mr. Edgecombe joins Baker Donelson as of counsel in the Firm's Atlanta office, where he represents organizations undertaking internal investigations as well as individuals, corporations and other entities facing regulatory enforcement actions and compliance issues. He also advises corporate boards and executives in a variety of industries on issues such as compliance and fiduciary duties. He is experienced in civil litigation and complex parallel proceedings, including gathering and producing electronically stored information (ESI) in response to government subpoenas and civil discovery requests. A 2003 graduate of the Emory University School of Law, Mr. Edgecombe is a member of the Atlanta, Georgia and American Bar Associations and was a recipient of the Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award presented by the Atlanta Lawyers Foundation in 2012. He currently serves on the board of the Margaret Mitchell Civic Association and of The EDGE Connection, Inc., where he is chairman of the nominating committee.

Chen 08L writes on Endangered Species Act for ABA Friday, September 12, 2014

Linus Chen 08L, an attorney-advisor with the US Department of the Interior, wrote the lead article for the August 2014 ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources' Endangered Species Committee newsletter.

Chen's article is titled " A Loon-y Possibility: Addressing Climate Change with the ESA as the Mercury Rises."

Read the newsletter.

In Memoriam: Guerry R. Thornton 49L Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Honorable Guerry R. Thornton passed away September 4, 2014. Mr. Thornton graduated from Emory University where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and earned his law degree from Emory Law School in 1946.

He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. After law school, he was Assistant District Attorney for the Atlanta Judicial Circuit. He then became area attorney for Southern Bell and Southeast Counsel for AT&T for 27 years. After retiring in 1978, he practiced law in Newnan, GA. He served as President of the Newnan-Coweta Bar Association, a Trustee of the Newnan Library Board and was a special attorney general for the Department of Family & Children Services. In 1988, he was elected Judge of the State Court of Coweta County, and served two terms. At the time of his election, he dedicated his judicial career to administering justice fairly & impartially to help build a society that offers hope and opportunity for all citizens.

Rogers 89L selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015 Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gregory Rogers
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Emory University School of Law alumnus Gregory Parker Rogers was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2015 for his work in the following practice areas: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment. Mr. Rogers has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2003.

Perkins 78L selected for 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alan Perkins 78L has been selected for the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than 5 percent of lawyers in Texas are chosen for this honor.

Sigel 91L recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2015 Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jonathan R. Sigel 91L was recently recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2015 by Best Lawyers, one of the oldest publications in the legal profession highlighting the most outstanding attorneys. Emory School of Law alumni Jonathan Sigel ('91) is a partner in the firm's Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Group and was selected by his peers in the field of Employment Law-Management.

Xencor Appoints Lloyd Rowland Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic diseases, and cancer, has announced the appointment of Lloyd Rowland, senior vice president, chief compliance officer and general counsel.

Mr. Rowland has more than two decades of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry legal counsel and transactional experience. Prior to joining Xencor, Mr. Rowland served at Amylin Pharmaceuticals for twelve years, most recently as vice president and chief compliance officer and formerly, as general counsel and secretary. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president, secretary and general counsel for Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp. Mr. Rowland earned his bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Southern Methodist University, and earned his juris doctor from Emory University School of Law.

Meece 87L selected for Texas Super Lawyers 2014. Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Gregory S. Meece 87L has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers 2014 by Thomson Reuters. The list reflects only the top five percent of lawyers in Texas.

Obama appoints Marti as new "Piracy Czar" to overwee music and copyright enforcement Monday, September 8, 2014

Daniel H. Marti

President Barack Obama has responded to the challenges of the current digital age–particularly, the national concern for protecting intellectual property–by nominatingDanny Marti to be the new United States’ intellectual property enforcement coordinator, or “piracy czar.” Marti works in Kilpatrick Townsend’s Washington, D.C. office, where he served as the company’s intellectual asset acquisitions and transactions team co-chair from 2010 to 2013 and is currently a managing partner. The Emory University law school graduate has covered several cases on intellectual property matters, like computer fraud and abuse, copyright and cybersquatting.

In Memoriam: John F. West 51L Monday, September 8, 2014

Mr. John F. West, 99, died at a Waxhaw, N.C. nursing home on July 20, 2014. The Kinston native graduated from Kinston High School in 1932 and worked in the tobacco industry. After service as an Army combat engineer lieutenant in World War II, he attended and graduated from Emory University Law School in 1952. Mr. West resided for over thirty years in Decatur, GA, working in the motor freight business and as an attorney for the City of Atlanta Land Department. Retiring in 1988 to Statesboro, GA, he was an avid fan of Georgia Southern University athletics and an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America for 77 years. Gertrude E. West, his wife of 55 years, predeceased him in 2001. Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Harriett and Landon (Lynn) Corbin of Pinehurst, N.C.; a daughter, Carol Semon of Charlotte N.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Julie West of Alexandria, VA.; five grandchildren, Wesley Semon and Kimberly Gushee, and John T., Jillian, and Stephen West; and four great-grandchildren. A private memorial service was held on August 30, 2014 at Maplewood Cemetery in Kinston. Arrangements were with Edwards Funeral Home Kinston, N.C.

Martin named managing director with Deutsche Bank in London Monday, September 8, 2014

Effective Spetember 2014, Eric Martin is Managing Director with Deutsche Bank in London.

Cole-Johnson 08L earns her firm's annual community service award Thursday, September 4, 2014

Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson 08L, an employment and labor lawyer who works in the Hartford, Connecticut, offices of Robinson+Cole, earned one of the firm's annual community service awards for her involvement with the YWCA Hartford Region, where she has held various leadership roles and currently sits on its Board of Directors.

Cole-Johnson

Cole-Johnson was recognized by Managing Partner John B. Lynch Jr. at a ceremony held August 7.

“Giving back to the community has been a part of our firm culture since its founding,” Lynch said. “We want to recognize those individuals who not only find time to volunteer but also dedicate themselves to an organization or cause close to their hearts and help advance its mission. Tom and Britt-Marie have both done that through their leadership, energy, and vision with two organizations that play different, but important, roles in revitalizing Hartford’s neighborhoods.”

Rubin 59L completes his 35th AJC Peachtree Road Race Thursday, September 4, 2014

Marty Rubin 59L completed his 35th Peachtree Road Race 10K in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 4, 2014. Congratulations! 

In Memoriam: Floyd Siefferman Jr. 60L Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Floyd E. Siefferman Jr.  60L,  passed away on August 23, 2014. Read the obituary.

Harden 68L included among Best Lawyers in America 2015 Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Donald Harden 66C 68L has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. He is an attorney in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Harden 68L

Senior counsel in the Atlanta office, Harden’s practice emphasizes trials and appeals in class actions and complex litigation, including employee benefits and employment standards cases. He is a member of the Federalist Society and the Defense Research Institute.

Sullenberger 77L selected for inclusion in 2015 Best Lawyers in America Thursday, August 28, 2014

Douglas Sullenberger

Donald Sullenberger 77L has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015® (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Sullenberger is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, one of the nation’s leading labor and employment firms. His practice focuses on traditional labor law, including representing and advising employers on union related matters. He is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009. Sullenberger also has been listed by the Labor Relations Institute (LRI) as one of the "Top 100 Labor Attorneys" in the U.S. and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013.

Robinson 05L named 2014 Florida Rising Star Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kevin Robins 05L was selected as a 2014 Florida Rising Star. He is an attorney with Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Attorneys.

Findling 84L sworn in as Secretary of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Atlanta Attorney Drew Findling 84L was sworn in as Secretary of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 57th annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 2.

Findling’s practice, The Findling Law Firm, P.C., focuses exclusively on federal and state criminal defense and he tries cases ranging from matters involving complex white collar crimes to serious violent felonies. Findling spent the first three years of his career as a Fulton County, Georgia public defender. Over the past 30 years, he has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country, including Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, as well as in international matters. As a public defender, he was at the forefront of developing the Battered Woman Syndrome defense. Nationally, Findling was the first attorney to successfully employ that defense based exclusively on verbal abuse. For his efforts, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awarded him their Indigent Defense Award. In recent years he has successfully represented a string of well known clients including Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal, Grammy Award Nominee Faith Evans, actor/comedian Mike Epps, rap superstar Gucci Mane, Morris Brown College President Dolores Cross, and Fulton County Sheriff Jackie Barrett. Most recently, in the highly publicized public corruption jury trial of Clayton County, Georgia Sheriff Victor Hill, Findling secured an acquittal of all charges in the 37 count indictment. For his effort on behalf of Sheriff Hill, Findling received the NAACP’s Civil and Human Rights Award and an commendation by the Legislative Black Caucus of Georgia.

In his nearly 30 years of practice, Findling has published numerous articles and given speeches in 35 different states on such topics as defending battered woman syndrome cases, jury selection in high profile cases, forensic preparation for a criminal trial, effective opening statements and closing arguments, and cross-examination. He has lectured at Emory Law School, Georgia State University College of Law and the University of Georgia Law School. He has been on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College since 1989 and also teaches at NACDL’s Stetson University White Collar Criminal Defense College and Tulane University Law School’s Pre Trial Criminal Litigation Boot Camp. Respected for his legal analysis and trial abilities, Findling is also regularly invited by Fox’s Shepard Smith and CNN’s Brook Baldwin to serve as a legal analyst on their respective national television programs. He is also the exclusive legal analyst for Cumulus’ Atlanta News Radio 106.7.

Findling is a member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Bar Association. Findling also serves on the Board of Advisors for the prestigious National Clearing House on Science and Technology of Law. He has been named as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in Georgia Trend Magazine, Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Lawyers in Georgia and as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta Magazine. He was the co-author for the DOJ Research Report, Crime Scene Investigation, a Guide for Law Enforcement.

Findling is an NACDL Life Member, who joined the Association 1988 and has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors. His commitment to NACDL includes service as chair of the Forensic Sciences Committee, chair of the Membership Committee, and as co-chair of the Discovery Reform Committee. He also served as a member of NACDL’s Nominating Committee and NACDL’s National Forensics Litigation College Advisory Board.

Findling is a 1981 graduate of Oglethorpe University and a 1984 graduate of the Emory University School of Law.  He is married with three children.

Sostek 81L recognized in 2015 Best Lawyers in America Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bruce Sostek
Bruce Sostek 81L has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015.

French 03L promoted to counsel Monday, August 25, 2014

Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, LLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Brooke M. French 03L to counsel. French joined Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle in 2011 as an associate.

“Brooke is extremely dedicated within our firm and her accomplishments over the past three years are reflective of her commitment to our clients,” said Katie Connell, a partner at Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle.

French is member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Family Law Section and is trained as a guardian ad litem, representing children at the center of contested custody battles. She lends her time and talent to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the Fulton County Family Law Information Center. French earned her undergraduate degree from Union College, and her law degree from Emory University School of Law.

Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle is an Atlanta-based preeminent divorce and family law firm, serving clients throughout the state of Georgia. The firm’s attorneys serve as trusted legal counsel to clients involved in a range of family law matters. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.bcntlaw.com »

Carr 76L named one of The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Monday, August 25, 2014

Oscar C. Car III 76L has been named one of The Best Lawyers in America 2015. An attorney with Glankler Brown, PLLC, his practice includes Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation.

Durkin 73L named to Florida Super Lawyers list Monday, August 25, 2014

Denis Durkin 73L

Denis Durkin, an alumnus of Emory University School of Law, has been named on the Florida Super Lawyers list.

Ohring joins Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Saturday, August 23, 2014

Jonathan Ohring 10L has joined Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy as a litigation associate in the firm's New York office. He recently completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Charlene E. Honeywell of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Rollman promoted to partner at DLA Piper Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Daniel Rollman
Daniel Rollman 05L has been promoted to partner in the Atlanta office of DLA Piper. Rollman is a corporate and private equity lawyer with an international practice focused on representing corporations and private equity firms in connection with M&A and corporate matters, including control acquisitions and dispositions, corporate finance transactions, growth equity investments, commercial contracting, joint ventures, private securities offerings. and securities compliance matters.

Rothschild selected for 2015 Best Lawyers in America Wednesday, August 20, 2014

For the 10th year, Alan F. Rothschild, Jr. 91L has been selected by his peers for the 10th year for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the areas of Non-Profit/Charities Law and Trusts and Estates.

Alan is a partner with Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP, Columbus, Georgia. Founded in 1872, Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP serves individual and business clients throughout southwest Georgia and east Alabama and is one of Georgia’s oldest law firms.

Bouch joins Haynesworth Sinkler Boyd, P. A. as associate Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jane Bouch
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. is pleased to welcome Jane C. Bouch 13L as an Associate in the law firm’s Charleston office.

She works for the firm’s clients on a variety of matters, including construction litigation, entity formation, formation of 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations, insurance defense litigation, and trademark work.

Prior to joining Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, Ms. Bouch was a legal intern for Roper Hospital, where she assisted the General Counsel.

Ms. Bouch received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 2013, where she was on the Dean’s List and received the Dean’s Award for Property, Legislation, and Regulation. She received her B.A. in History and Art History from Washington and Lee University in 2010 and spent a semester abroad at St. Anne’s College in Oxford, England.

Active in the Charleston community, she is a member of the Charleston Lawyers’ Club; Spoleto SCENE; Gibbes Museum of Art, Society 1858; and Lowcountry Open Land Trust.

About Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. provides business, litigation, financial legal services, and government relations to national and international clients. With a history dating back to 1887, it is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas with more than 100 attorneys. The Firm has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For more information, visit www.hsblawfirm.com »

In Memoriam: William J. Perry 50L Monday, August 18, 2014

Captain William J. Perry 50L (USN J.A.G., Ret.) passed away August 11, 2014. Obituary »

Mormile-Wolper 04L promoted to special counsel Friday, August 15, 2014

Myra C. Mormile-Wolper 04L has been promoted to special counsel at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, in the Chicago office. Her practice focuses on litigating business and financial services matters and providing regulatory advice. In her business litigation practice, Ms. Mormile-Wolper represents various clients in state and federal courts involving, among other things, contract disputes, franchises, professional liability, employment matters, and intellectual property matters. In connection with her financial services practice, Ms. Mormile-Wolper represents individuals, shareholders, officers, registered representatives, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other corporate entities in a wide variety of proceedings in state and federal courts, arbitration, and before government agencies and self-regulatory organizations, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Ms. Mormile-Wolper also advises broker-dealers, investment advisers, and related entities regarding compliance, registration requirements, disclosure issues, and miscellaneous transactional matters. Ms. Mormile-Wolper was selected as one of Illinois Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2014.

Kaufman 76L elected to third term as chair of Colorado Commission on Higher Education Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Richard C. Kaufman 76L was elected to a third consecutive term as chair of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. The Commission oversees Colorado’s public colleges and universities. More information »

Trigg 94L named one of Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Amanda Trigg
Amanda S. Trigg 94L has been named as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey for the second consecutive year. Amanda practices exclusively family law and currently serves as the Chair Elect of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as a Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Cannon 95L now VP at Garden City Group, Inc. Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Christi Cannon 95L was recently promoted to VP Marketing and Client Relations at The Garden City Group, Inc.

In Memoriam: Lauren O. Buckkland 70L Monday, August 4, 2014

Lauren Oliver Buckland, Sr. 70L passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014. Obituary »

Samuel A. Tinkler 48L Friday, August 1, 2014

Samuel A. Tinkler 48L passed away July 18, 2014. Read the obituary »

In Memoriam: Nelson Dupree 80L Friday, August 1, 2014

Nelson Dupree 80L passed away on July 27, 2014. Read the obituary »

In Memoriam: Lisa Chiles 75L Friday, August 1, 2014

Lisa Chiles 75L passed away on May 19, 2014.  Read the obituary »

Short 83L joins Adams and Reese LLP Thursday, July 31, 2014

William H. Short, Jr. 83L has joined Adams and Reese LLP and continues his practice as specialist in bankruptcy, debtor-collector relations. 

Stein 94L joins Melick & Porter, LLP Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jeremy Stein 94L has joined Melick & Porter LLP as a senior partner.

Maples joins Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, LLP Thursday, July 31, 2014

Emily Costarides Maples 08L has joined Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, LLP as associate.

Budd 00L named senior counselor Thursday, July 31, 2014

James A. Budd 00L is now a senior counselor at Hartman Simons & Wood, LLP.

Michaelson named top rising attorney in Pennsylvania for 2014 Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chad Michaelson
Chad Michaelson 99L has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2014. He is a partner and chairs the firm’s Sustainable Development Practice Group. His practice is focused on commercial and construction litigation including contract disputes, shareholder and partner disputes, tort defense and trade secrets and business protection litigation. He is also certified as a LEED® Green Associate, which allows him to counsel clients on green building issues. Michaelson serves on the Mt. Lebanon Board of Appeals and advises the Seton-LaSalle High School Mock Trial program. He graduated from West Virginia University and the Emory University School of Law and resides in Mt. Lebanon.

Robbins 09L joins Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McClory LLP Monday, July 28, 2014

Andrew Robbins 09L has joined Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McClory LLP.

Piccola joins Morris, Manning and Martin Monday, July 28, 2014

Amie Singer Piccola 00L has joined Morris, Manning and Martin.

Hatchett 77L honored with Maynard H. Jackson Legacy Award Friday, July 25, 2014

Judge Glenda Hatchett 77L will be honored with the Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. Legacy Award from the National Bar Association.

Runfola 10L earns Certified Public Accounting License Thursday, July 24, 2014

Marvin and Company, P.C., one of the Capital Region’s leading accounting, auditing, taxation and management consulting firms, is pleased to announce that associate John J. Runfola 10L has earned his Certified Public Accounting License (CPA).

Runfola joined Marvin and Company in 2013 and is a member of the tax department. He spends much of his time preparing personal and corporate tax returns as well as general bookkeeping and other accounting services. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Government from Cornell University, his Juris Doctor from the Emory University School of Law, and his Master of Business Administration in Accounting from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester.

Rosemberg 02L elected president Inter-American Chapter of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, July 23, 2014

David Rosemberg
The Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel today announced that Miami partner David B. Rosemberg 02L has been elected president of the Inter-American Chapter (IAC) of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. He will serve a two-year term as president of the IAC in Miami.

The U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit bi-national business organization that strives to promote and foster trade, investment and good business relations between the United States, Mexico and the Americas. The IAC has served Miami's business community since 1997 and is considered one of the most successful bi-national chamber chapters in Florida. Rosemberg previously served on the IAC's executive committee for four years.

Rosemberg focuses his practice in the areas of complex business and intellectual property litigation. He represents domestic and international businesses, as well as high net-worth Latin American individuals and families residing abroad, in U.S. courts and arbitrations. Rosemberg plays an integral role in the firm’s international practice.

Broad and Cassel established its founding office in Miami in 1946. The firm’s Miami attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Complex Commercial Litigation, including Real Estate and Securities Litigation, White Collar Defense and Compliance, Corporate and Securities both domestic and international, Real Estate and Eminent Domain, Bankruptcy, Health Law, Intellectual Property Litigation and Labor and Employment Law. Broad and Cassel has more than 160 lawyers and 200 support personnel located in nine offices throughout the state of Florida. The firm has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate practice areas and industries. For more information, please visit us online at www.BroadandCassel.com.

French 03L appointed to Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Inn of Court Monday, July 21, 2014

Brook Barylick French 03L has been appointed to the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Inn of Court.

Choy 93L partner at King & Spalding Monday, July 21, 2014

King & Spalding in Atlanta has recruited Samuel S. Choy 93L as a partner in its tax and employee benefits and executive compensation practices.

DiSalvo 97L guest speaker at Estate Planning Conference of Georgia Society of CPAs Monday, July 21, 2014

Loraine McMurray DiSalvo

Loraine McMurray DiSalvo 97L was a speaker at the Estate Planning Conference of the Georgia Society of CPAs on August 1, 2014. The topic presented was be "Estate Planning's New Paradigm."

She has also been selected by Atlanta Magazine as a Five Star Wealth Manager for 2014.

McCandless 97L has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Monday, July 21, 2014

Scott McCandless
Scott McCandless 97L has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) as a principal in the Washington National Tax practice. Most recently, he was tax counsel to Congressman Tim Griffin and Senator Olympia Snowe.

Feldman 00L appointed chair of Domain Name and Social Media Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Assn. Friday, July 18, 2014

Jake Feldman 00L 00MPH, Assistant General Counsel - Trademarks at Johnson & Johnson, was named the Chair of the Domain Name and Social Media Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners association.

Astrin 10L joins Troutman Sanders LLP Thursday, July 17, 2014

Eric M. Astrin 10L joined the Atlanta office of Troutman Sanders, LLP in their real estate practice after three years with Ernst & Young, LLP.

Griffin 76L named Family Support Center Coordinator for All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Madeline Griffin
All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) announced that Madeline Griffin has been named the nonprofit agency’s Family Support Center (FSC) Coordinator. Griffin will be responsible for all of the organization’s community workshops, partnerships and programs.

Swart 95L joins TrueCar, Inc. as counsel and SVP Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jeffrey Swart 89B 95L is now senior vice president and deputy general counsel of TrueCar, Inc., which is based in Santa Monica, Calif. Previously, he was with Alston & Bird for 16 years. Read more »

Singer 09L is counsel for Homeland Security Committee Monday, July 7, 2014

Gabrielle D'Adamo Singer 09L

Gabrielle D'Adamo Singer 09L is counsel for Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 

Jacobs 05L welcomes second child, Jack Monday, July 7, 2014

Jonathan Jacobs 05L

Jonathan Jacobs 02C 05L and Tracy Jacobs 03C welcomed their second child, Jack Meyer Jacobs, on Jan. 19, 2014.

Gross 12L named associate at Condon & Forsyth, New York Monday, July 7, 2014

Marc C. Gross 12L is an associate at Condon & Forsyth in New York, where he focuses on aviation and commercial litigation.

Carpenter 94L elected to Wofford College Board of Trustees Monday, July 7, 2014

carpenter 94L

In June, Christopher Carpenter 94L was elected to a four-year term on the Wofford College Board of Trustees. Read the college’s press release.

In Memoriam: Owen Forrester 66L Thursday, July 3, 2014

Judge Owen Forrester 66L passed away on July 1, 2014. Read the obituary. (registration required)

In Memoriam: R. Hopkins Kidd 49L Monday, June 30, 2014

R. Hopkins Kidd obituary
Robert Hopkins Kidd, Sr. 49L passed away on June 20, 2014. Read the obituary »

In Memoriam: George W. Fryhofer 50L Monday, June 30, 2014

George Fryhofer
Judge George W. Fryhofer 50L passed away on June 25, 2014. Read the obituary »

Rasmus 99L joins Morgan Stanley Friday, June 27, 2014

Lauren Rasmus
Lauren Rasmus 99L has joined Morgan Stanley as The Global Head of Policies, Procedures and Training for the Anti-Money Laundering Group.

Katz 01L named partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Monday, June 23, 2014

Ryan M. Katz 01L has been named partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

De Voll 10L associate at Lionwes and Blocker LLP Monday, June 23, 2014

Marguerite L. DeVoll 10L is now an associate at Linowes and Blocker LLP.

Chod 09L attorney at Shuman Rogers Monday, June 23, 2014

Jessica Chod 09L is now an attorney at Shuman Rogers.

Hoy 74L joins Missouri Valley College Board of Trustees Thursday, June 19, 2014

Susan Hoy
Susan Hoy 74L has been added to the Missouri Valley College Board of Trustees. She is a retired assistant general counsel and assistant vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, having been with the organization since 1986. She began her practice in 1974 with the Atlanta law firm of Alston, Miller and Gaines (now Alston & Bird). Her practice has focused on the areas of litigation and real estate, having represented the Federal Reserve Bank in its acquisition of property for its Midtown Atlanta headquarters.

Hoy served the city of Atlanta in a number of leadership positions. She is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Midtown and has served on the board of trustees for the Center of the Visually Impaired since 2004.

A native of Marshall, Mo., Hoy earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in 1967 and a juris doctorate degree in 1974 from Emory University School of Law. In 2008, Hoy was awarded the Emory University School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award.

Sostek 81L included in IAM 2014 leading patent practitioners Monday, June 16, 2014

Bill Sostek 81L

Bruce Sostek 81L has been included in the 2014 IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners.  

Thompson & Knight Partner and Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Chair Bruce S. Sostek, highlighted by the directory as “a banner in the Texas IP community,” is described by sources as “affable but steely” and said to keep “things civil with opposing counsel while being assertive on behalf of his clients.” Sources continue, “he is great at thinking on his feet in court and juries really warm to him.”

In Memoriam: James W. Head 52L Thursday, June 12, 2014

Judge James Head 52L
Judge James Wesley “Jim” Head 52L passed away on June 8, 2014. He was remembered on Monday as a stern but fair jurist who demanded respect for the law and his courtroom. Read the obituary »

In Memoriam: Victoria J. Hoffman Thursday, June 12, 2014

Victoria Jo Hoffman died May 30, 2014, in her home in Roswell, Georgia. She practiced in the areas of construction and contract litigation and later became a certified financial planner. Read the obituary »

In Memoriam: Richard Alan Blount 82L Thursday, June 12, 2014

Richard Blount 82L, 60, passed away November 21, 2012.

Buckley 83L works with Food for The Power and Water-Life-Hope in Haiti Thursday, June 12, 2014

Edward Buckley 83L
Edward Buckley 83L is President of Water-Life-Hope and Dreams Across the Sea committee member. He recently returned from a visit to Haiti, where he worked to raise awareness about living conditions in the country. Learn more »

In Memoriam: David M. George 74L Friday, June 6, 2014

David M. George 74L passed away May 29, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. Read the obituary »

Horne 07L joins Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins Friday, June 6, 2014

Sharon P. Horne 07L
Sharon P. Horne 07L is pleased to announce her association with Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins. Previously Ms. Horne worked for the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Attorney General. Her practice focuses on trucking, personal injury, premises liability, and insurance defense. The firm is located at One Premier Plaza, Suite 900, 5605 Glenridge Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342; 404-256-0700; www.MFLlaw.com »

Brand 81L joins Stradley Ronon in New York Friday, June 6, 2014

Mitchell Brand 81L
Stradley Ronon announced today that it has significantly expanded its New York office with the hiring of three prominent finance and restructuring attorneys, led by partner Mitch Brand, who will join longtime partner Gary P. Scharmett as co-chair of the firm’s finance and restructuring practice group. Brand comes to the firm from Otterbourg P.C. where he practiced for 33 years and was a partner and co-chair of that firm’s special situations practice group. Brand brings with him more than 30 years of experience representing lenders and financial institutions in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of syndicated and non-syndicated financing transactions. His clients include hedge funds and private equity firms, commercial finance companies, banks, and other institutional and individual investors. Brand’s client representation includes advising on general corporate lending; leverage finance; structured finance; asset-b ased and cash flow lending; second lien, mezzanine and unitranche loans; debtor-in-possession financings; Chapter 11 exit financings; debt restructurings; and loan workouts. Learn more »

Witter 06L Elected to Board of Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. Friday, June 6, 2014

Witter
Marjorie Witter 06L has been elected to the Board of Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. (APHCV). Ms. Witter is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Snell & Wilmer where she practices intellectual property counseling and litigation. Read More >>

Park 11L Joins Goldberg Segalla as Associate Friday, June 6, 2014

Park
Goldberg Segalla is pleased to announce Christine A. Park 11L has joined the firm as an associate in its New York office. She is a member of the firm’s Business and Commercial and Professional Liability Practice Groups. Previously, she was an associate with Bickel & Brewer in Dallas.

Judge Moore to Receive Randolph Thrower Lifetime Achievement Award Friday, June 6, 2014

Ret. Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore 71L received the Randolph Thrower Lifetime Achievement Award on June 5, 2014 as a part of the Commitment to Equality Awards.

Paquin 71L Authors Tax Article for American Association of Individual Investors Friday, June 6, 2014

Paquin

Claude Y. Paquin 71L is the author of a tax law article published by the American Association of Individual Investors in its June 2014 issue. The article provides a useful practical explanation of the federal income tax consequences of stock splits, corporate mergers, spin-offs and other reorganizations for individual stock investors who may unexpectedly encounter a tax situation for which they weren’t prepared.

This article, which can be found at www.aaii.com, is an adaptation of a chapter in this Emory Law alumnus’ recently completed book Tax Guide for the Stock Investor: Help on Keeping More of What You Make. Both the book and the article aim to raise the level of investor competence and confidence with clear illustrations of how the system works, with real-life examples and copious quotes from the Internal Revenue Code. 

In Memoriam: Jud McNatt 86L Friday, June 6, 2014

Jud Everett McNatt 86L passed away on May 25, 2014. He worked as a senior attorney at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he practiced law in the areas of government programs, administrative law, and litigation. 

In Memoriam: Scott Dawkins 04L Friday, June 6, 2014

Dawkins

Scott Dawkins 04L passed away on May 30, 2014. He practiced law in Atlanta since 2004 with a special emphasis on criminal defense. He worked as a public defender for Dekalb, Fulton and Clayton Counties and worked in the Conflict Resolution Office in Fulton County. He later started his own firm.

He is the son of Bill Dawkins 74L and his wife, Susan. Read More >>

Rogers 89L Recognized as "Leaders in the Field" by Chambers USA Friday, June 6, 2014

Rogers

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP announces that 38 Taft attorneys are recognized as “Leaders in their Field” in the recently released 2014 edition of Chambers USA.

Gregory Parker Rogers 89L has been designated as a leader in the area of Labor & Employment law in the state of Ohio.

Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the research of more than 150 full-time editors and researchers. Read More >>

Dervan 02L Promoted to Associated Professor of Law at Southern Illinois, Welcomes Baby Girl Thursday, June 5, 2014

Devran

Lucian Dervan 02L received tenure and promotion to associate professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law. He was also appointed to Director of Faculty Development.

In Autumn of 2013, Dervan and his family welcomed a baby girl, Adelaide.

Konieczny 08L Marries, Promoted to Senior Associate Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Alexandra Konieczny 08L married Andrew Hider on May 31, 2014. She was also promoted to Senior Associate with Sutherland Energy Group in New York City.

Berke 97L to Start New Law Firm with Partner Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Elliot S. Berke 97L and William J. Farah today announced the establishment of Berke Farah LLP, a law firm focusing on political law.

Berke Farah LLP provides legal advice and counsel that helps clients manage their legal/regulatory risk regarding the political process – including campaign finance and election law, government ethics, lobbying law, corporate anti-corruption compliance, government investigations, non-profits and fundraising – as well as on white collar criminal defense and corporate governance.

Adelman 89L Ends Three-Year Tenure in Singapore Wednesday, June 4, 2014

David Adelman 89L served as a United States Ambassador to Singapore from April 29, 2010 until September 4, 2013.

Newcomb 02L Selected to Participate in ABA Tort Trial and TIPS Leadership Academy Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Carlock, Copeland & Stair attorney William Newcomb 02L was selected to participate in the 2014-2015 American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Leadership Academy.

Academy participation is limited to a select group of only 25 attorneys nationwide with five to fifteen years of experience who have been identified through a highly competitive selection process as actively committed and personally responsible leaders.

The TIPS Leadership Academy, a year-long program, is designed to increase the diversity of leaders in the legal profession, nurture effective leadership with respect to ethical, professional and community service values, build relationships among leaders from across the country and from disciplines within the profession, and raise the level of awareness among lawyers regarding a broad range of issues facing the profession.

Furguson 04L Selected as Super Lawyers 2014 Rising Star Monday, June 2, 2014

Ryan Furguson 04L was recently selected as a 2014 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He is currently practicing law at the firm of Setliff & Holland in Richmond, Va in civil litigation with an emphasis on transportational law, products liability, employment law and premises liability.

He is living in Midlothian, Va. with his wife, Beth, and their son, Brycen.

Sara Apel Romine 08L weds Joseph Romine Monday, June 2, 2014

Sara Apel Romine 08L married Joseph Romine on March 30, 2013.

Perry 97L Named "Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business and Industry for 2014" Monday, June 2, 2014

Perry
Jonathan Perry 97L, a Shareholder in the Real Estate Practice in the firm’s Orlando office, was named to the “Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business and Industry for 2014” by Legacy Orlando Magazine. Perry was listed among distinguished business professionals who are making great strides to positively impact their local communities.

The list, published annually by Legacy Orlando Magazine, includes corporate directors, community leaders, top attorneys, public officials and successful entrepreneurs. Honorees were carefully vetted and selected by a selection committee comprised of former honorees and business and civic leaders in Central Florida.

Danin 10L Receives Rising Star Corporate Counsel Award for Revamped "Terms of Use" Monday, June 2, 2014

Valerie Danin 10L was made a Rising Star in this year’s Corporate Counsel Awards sponsored by Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia chapter after reworking the terms of agreement in work documents she received. 

“My main goal in redoing the terms was to make a document that someone might actually read,” Danin said. “The terms are our contract with our customers, they lay out the rules and all our expectations. They’re a really important document and yet no one reads them and even when they did they sometimes ended up being more confused.”

After plenty of work, Danin completely reworked MailChimp’s terms of use into a document that has been hailed as the new industry benchmark. 

Wilson, Jr. 14L weds Ashwin Phatak Sunday, May 18, 2014

Timothy Wilson, Jr. 14L married Ashwin Phatak on May 17, 2014 under the District of Columbia's self-uniting marriage statue at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington. 

On May 12, Wilson received his law degree and will become an associate in the Washington office of the New York law firm White & Case in October.

Benton 98L to Become Senior Economic Advisor in Italy Friday, May 16, 2014

Michael Benton 98L is currently serving as a Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellow in the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. Once he has completed the program, be will become a Senior Economic Advisor in the US Embassy in Rome, Italy.

Juliano 04L Re-elected as Secretary of ADR section for Delaware State Bar Thursday, May 15, 2014

Juliano

Margaret Juliano 04L was re-elected as secretary of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section for the Delaware State Bar Association. She will serve a one-year term again.

Juliano currently works for Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP and serves as the Secretary for the Women and Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.

Kaplan 99L Becomes Executive VP and General Counsel at XOS Digital Thursday, May 15, 2014

Stephen Kaplan 99L became Executive Vice President and General Counsel at XOS Digital.

Sostek 81L Selected for Inclusion in IP Stars Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sostek

Bruce Sostek 81L was selected for inclusion in the second edition of IP Stars, published by Managing Intellectual PropertyIP Stars serves as a one-stop reference guide for U.S. and international in-house counsel and private-practice lawyers around the world. 

Sostek is Co-Chair of Thompson & Knight's IP Practice Group. His practice focuses on IP, technology, complex commercial litigation, and IP and business counseling. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he teaches a course in patent litigation, and is a regular speaker and author on a variety of intellectual property topics. 

Armstrong 08L Joins Broad and Cassel Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Armstrong

Matthew Armstrong 08L joined Broad and Cassel's Orlando office in May 2014. 

Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Armstrong worked with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. in Orlando. His practice focuses on public and private securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, roll-ups and private investments. Read More >>

Donegan 98L Becomes Senior Vice President of Equity Capital Markets Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Thomas Donegan 98L became Senior Vice President of Equity Capital Markets, located in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In Memoriam: Walter Lagerquist, Jr. 46L Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Walter Lagerquist, Jr. 46L passed away on October 3, 1982.

In Memoriam: Joseph Gardner 77L Monday, May 5, 2014

Joseph Gardner 77L passed away on July 20, 2012.

Hollander 05L Becomes Partner at Watson, Farley & Williams Monday, May 5, 2014

Steven Hollander 05L was recently promoted to partner at Watson, Farley & Williams in New York. He primarily focuses on corporate and securities transactions, including securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, regulatory filings, private equity investments, joint ventures, restructurings, other complex business transactions and general corporate matters. Read more >>

Blanke 80L Named to Endowed Chair in School of Business at Mercer Monday, May 5, 2014

Blanke

Jody Blanke 80L, professor of computer information systems and law at Mercer University, has been named to the Ernest L. Baskin Jr. Distinguished Chair in the Stetson School of Business and Economics.

Blanke has been a member of the Mercer faculty since 1985 and the Stetson School of Business and Economics faculty since 1990, teaching primarily courses on business law and ethics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and contributing to the development of several new programs and courses. Read more >>

In Memoriam: Aaron Buchsbaum 54L Monday, May 5, 2014

Aaron Buchsbaum 54L passed away on April 12, 2014.

Bessen 87L Receives 2014 Champion of Justice Award Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Diane Bessen 87L, judge of the State Court of Fulton County, received the Georgia Trial Lawyers' Association 2014 Champion of Justice Award. 

The association honored her issuance of an order declaring unconstitutional, caps on non-economic damages, as passed by the Georgia Legislature as part of the 2005 tort reform. Judge Bessen's order was subsequently unanimously affirmed by the Georgia Supreme Court holding that the caps were in fact violative of a citizen's right to a trial by jury.

Bessen has also just completed her sixth year as an Emory Law adjunct professor.

Scott 95L Awarded Order of the Samaritan Saturday, April 26, 2014

Kristina Scott 95L was awarded the Order of the Samaritan by The University of Alabama Law School for her anti-poverty advocacy. The Order of the Samaritan is the school's highest public service award.

Kelley Friedgen Johnson 03L Marries Husband Kyle Friday, April 25, 2014

Kelley Friedgen Johnson 03L married her husband, Kyle, on October 5, 2013.

Londa 98L Appointed President and CEO of Tantalus Systems Corp. Thursday, April 24, 2014

Peter Londa 98L was appointed to President and CEO of Tantalus Systems Corp. in Raleigh, N.C.. Londa previously served as the CEO of BPL Global (BPLG), a smart grid company delivering technology solutions to the electric utility industry with operations in the United States, Europe, Middle East, India and China.

Fulcher 95L Earns Tenure at John Marshall Law School Thursday, April 24, 2014

Patrice Fulcher 95L earned a tenure at John Marshall Law School, starting in August 2014. She joined the school's staff in 2007 and teaches Criminal Law, Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I-III, Pretrial Practice & Procedure, and Trial Advocacy and Criminal Procedure.

Doneff 87L Earns Tenure at John Marshall Law School Thursday, April 24, 2014

Andrea Doneff 87L garnered a tenure at John Marshall Law school, starting in August 2014. She joined the faculty in 2008 and teaches ADR & Writing, Mediation, Civil Procedure, Legal Writing, Research and Advocacy.

Perkins 78L's Firm Selected for Inclusion in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas" Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The firm Alan Perkins 78L works with, Eleven Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been selected for inclusion in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas" 2014 listing, which is featured in the publication's May issue.

Each year, D Magazine conducts an extensive search for the best local legal professionals, inviting nearly 9,000 attorneys in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to vote for their peers. After the close of the nomination process, finalists are selected by an independent panel of anonymous lawyers and D Magazine's editorial staff. 

Hoey 89L Joins Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC Monday, April 21, 2014

Charles Hoey 89L accepted a position at Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC.

Katz 77L Joins CDC Foundation Board of Directors Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ruth Katz 77L has been elected to the board of directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation. Katz is also the director of the Aspen Institute's Health, Medicine and Society Program, an educational and policy studies organization.

The CDC Foundation currently manages more than 200 CDC-led programs in the United States and in 58 countries around the world.

In Memoriam: James Jernigan 50L Thursday, March 20, 2014

James Jernigan 50L passed away on March 1, 2014 after a long illness. He worked at Sears, Roebuck & Co. for 38 years as the Director of Public Relations and then Director of Customer Relations/Service.

In Memoriam: James Thomas (Tom) Adams 51L Thursday, March 20, 2014

James Thomas (Tom) Adams 51L passed away on March 17, 2014.

Prebula 84L Awarded 2013 Tradition of Excellence for General Practice Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mary Prebula 84L was awarded the 2014 Tradition of Excellence for General Practice by the State Bar of Georgia, General Practice & Trial Law Section.

Feinstein 80L Named in Illinois Super Lawyers Top 100 Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Paul Feinstein 80L was named to Illinois' Super Lawyers Top 100 List for 2014 and was also listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" in the field of family law.

Martin 98L Now Member of Dentons' Life Sciences and Health Care Practice Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Summer Martin 98L is now a member of Dentons' Life Sciences and Health Care practice, focusing on health reform and regulatory compliance.

Martin has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of Georgia's leading lawyers for health law and Atlanta Magazine has recognized her as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Forman 54L Set to Retire April 1 Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Richard Forman 54L will be retiring April 1, 2014 after 61 years of practicing law, 52 of which were spent at Forman, Rossabi, Black in Greensboro, N.C..

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In Memoriam: Bertram Yaffee 41C 43L Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bertram Yaffee

Bertram A. Yaffee 41C 43L, 93, passed away on Aug. 12, 2013, following a brief hospitalization. Yaffee’s career included distinguished military service and a remarkable career in the field of public health.

Yaffee was a Marine Corps major who earned the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars during 27 months of World War II combat in Guam and Iwo Jima. His memoir,Fragments of War: A Marine's Personal Journey, was published by the Naval Institute Press in 1999. In 1970, he ran as a progressive, anti-war candidate for Congress.

Yaffe was appointed to the Massachusetts Public Health Council in 1979 and served through five administrations, becoming the longest serving member in the Council's history. He was president of both the Massachusetts Public Health Association and the Massachusetts Health Council.

He founded and chaired the New England Coalition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, one of the first multistate efforts to coordinate regional health policy and programs. In 1988, the World Health Organization recognized the effort as a model of regional collaboration.

He was president of the Erna Yaffe Foundation, an organization he founded in honor of his first wife Erna to promote health efficacy.&

Read the Boston Globe obituary »
Read E.J. Dionne's tribute in the Washington Post »

In Memoriam: Judge John Woodward Sognier 94L Monday, September 16, 2013

John Sognier

Judge John Woodward Sognier, 93, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, following a brief illness.

A native of Savannah, Ga., Sognier attended Columbus University Law School (now Catholic University) and later earned his LLM from Emory Law.

In 1941, he was commissioned as an infantryman, and later transferred to the Air Force. He was a fighter pilot who flew 59 missions in Europe, and later served as a squadron commander in Burma. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, in addition to other commendations.

In 1946, Sognier joined the Savannah firm of Kennedy, Jenkins, and Oliver (later Kennedy and Sognier). He was a member of the General Assembly of Georgia from 1955-56, and served as Chatham County registrar from 1957 to 1960, and Chatham County attorney from1960 to 1968.

In 1980, Georgia Gov. George Busbee appointed Sognier to the Court of Appeals. Afterward, he was elected and re-elected to six-year terms, and retired as chief judge in 1992. Following his retirement, Sognier practiced tax law with Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Martin. Graveside services were held Sept. 9. Read Judge Sognier’s obituary in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution »

In Memoriam: Thomas Hampson Jr. 53L Monday, March 25, 2013

Thomas Banister Hampson Jr. 53L passed away on February 25, 2013. Read the obituary in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Memoriam: John W. Stokes 53L Sunday, March 3, 2013

John William Stokes, Jr. 53L passed away in Atlanta, GA on February 24, 2013. An obituary was posted by the family»

In Memoriam: Cliffe Lane Gort 74L Friday, January 25, 2013

Cliffe Lane Gort 74L died January 23, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.  Family placed obituary »

In Memoriam: Charles J. Collis 52L Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Charles (Charlie) S. Collins 52L died December 31, 2012 in Orlando, FL.  His obituary appeared in the Orlando Sentinel.

In Memoriam: Laurie Allen 88L Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Laurie Ann Allen 88L passed away December 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.  

In Memoriam: Marc Ritzmann 80L Sunday, December 16, 2012

Marc Kenneth Ritzmann 80L passed away December 15, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.  His obituary appeared in theAtlanta Journal Constitution.

In Memoriam: Judge Jack Smith 52L Friday, November 30, 2012

Judge Jack B. Smith 52L passed away November 24, 2012 in Decatur, GA.  He spent more than a decade working as an assistant solicitor, then solicitor in DeKalb County, before he was appointed to the State Court of DeKalb County in 1968.  He was reelected to the post until he retired in 1998.

In Memoriam: Richard Cabaniss 76L Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Richard Jennings Cabaniss 76L died November 26, 2012 in St. Kitts, West Indies.  Cabiness served briefly as Rockbridge County and Lexington commonwealth's attorney in 1986. 

In Memoriam: Harry Ridley 61L Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Harry Ridley 61L passed away September 28, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.  He practiced international contracts law until his retirement in 1985.

In Memoriam: Ryan Farley 98L Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ryan Farley 98L passed away September 2012 in Montclair, NJ.

In Memoriam: Michael Brodsky 73L Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Michael Brodsky 73L passed away August 1, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ.His obituary appeared in The Miami Herald»

In Memoriam: Susan C. Kalinka 85L Monday, August 24, 2009

Professor Susan C. Kalinka, the Harriet S. Daggett-Frances Leggio Landry Professor of Law at the LSU Law Center, died August 24, 2009 in Baton Rouge, LA.  Her obituary appeared in the LSU Law Center News.

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Barnes 13L Joins Fisher and Phillips In California Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bethanie Barnes

Bethanie Barnes 13L has joined Fisher and Phillips LLP’s Irvine, Calif., offices, following her work as a summer associate in the firm’s Atlanta office. Barnes was the executive symposium editor of the Emory International Law Review. She also served as an extern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as a judicial intern for Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams. Prior to law school, Barnes was a 2008 Teach for America Corps member in the metro Atlanta region. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Barnes’ profile »

Stewart 13L is Associate With Nelson Mullins Monday, December 9, 2013

Lindsay Stewart

Soon after passing the bar, Lindsay Stewart 13L began work as an associate at Nelson Mullins. She practices commercial litigation in the firm’s Charleston, S.C., offices.

Amuial 13L joins Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen and Levine Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Marissa Amuial

Marissa Amuial 13L has joined Miami-based litigation firm Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen and Levine, P.L., as an associate, where she will focus on commercial litigation. Amuial was a summer associate at Jackson Lewis, LLP, and a field placement intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. She also interned with Judge William Turnoff, a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida.

At Emory Law, she graduated with honors, was president of the Jewish Law Student Association and a member the Moot Court Special Teams, and received the Dean’s Award in Products Liability.

Dawson 12L 12PH Joins California ACLU as Reproductive Justice Fellow Monday, June 24, 2013

Ruth Dawson

Ruth Dawson 12L 12PH is a Reproductive Justice Fellow based in the American Civil Liberties Union's Southern California office. Dawson graduated with a joint degree in December, passed the February California Bar examination and began work in Los Angeles this spring.

Dawson previously worked in the ACLU of Northern California office in San Francisco as a Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellow. She was awarded the Outstanding 3L Commitment to Public Service award by the Emory Public Interest Committee. ACLU of Southern California »

Guobadia 12L Joins Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ivie Guobadia

Ivie Guobadia 12L recently joined Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik as an associate, where she will concentrate on commercial litigation. Guobadia also serves on the board of the Association of Black Women Attorneys as chair of the Government Affairs Committee. Guobadia’s profile »

Slanker 12L Writes on Union, Labor Use of Social Media for Investigation Thursday, September 26, 2013

Jeffrey Slanker

Jeffrey D. Slanker 12L recently co-authored the article "Social Media, At-Will Employment, and Internal Investigations: The Ever-Expanding Reach of the National Labor Relations Board to Union and Non-Union Workplaces," with Michael P. Spellman. It appears in the spring 2013 issue of Trial Advocate Quarterly, published by the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

Slanker is an associate at Sniffen & Spellman, P.A., in Tallahassee, Fla. Slanker’s profile »

Jain 12L Joins Faegre Baker Daniel LLP In Minneapolis Monday, November 4, 2013

Atul Jain

Atul Jain 12L joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s offices in Minneapolis, as a member of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act benefits and executive compensation group. After graduating from Emory Law, Jain earned an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013. While pursuing his graduate degree, Jain served as an extern in the employee benefits practice of an international law firm in Washington, D.C. While at Emory Law, he was an extern for the Coca-Cola Co., a law clerk for the partnership owning the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena, and an operations intern for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves. Jain earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 2009.

Johnson 12L Joins Winderweedle, Haines, Word and Woodman, P.A. Friday, December 20, 2013

Wade Johnson

Wade Johnson III 12L has joined Winderweedle, Haines, Word and Woodman, P.A., as an associate. His work primarily involves commercial foreclosures, title insurance claims and contract disputes for both individual and corporate clients. Johnson practices in the firm's Winter Park, Fla., offices, and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. at the University of Florida.

Shulak, Burns, Class of 2010, Wed In Michigan Friday, September 20, 2013

Dan Shulak 04C 10L and Amanda Burns 10L were married Sept. 1, 2013, in Bay Harbor, Mich. They live in New York City where Burns is a securities litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and Shulak is an antitrust associate at Hogan Lovells.

Burns’ profile »
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Norstadt 09L Joins Pursley Friese Torgrimson Monday, March 18, 2013

Christine Norstadt 09L is a founding team member of Pursley Friese Torgrimson LLP, an Atlanta firm which opened in January 2013.  She is an associate who focuses on commercial real estate transactions and litigation.

Del Gaizo 09L Announces Birth of Daughter Monday, April 1, 2013

Christina Del Gaizo 09L and her husband, Andrew L. Del Gaizo MD announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Joan Del Gaizo, who was born on 3/27/13 at 5:43 am in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is 5 lbs 4 oz and 18.5.

Frey 09L Named 2013 Massachusetts Rising Star Monday, October 21, 2013

Fifty-two attorneys from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2013 and twenty-seven have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars. The findings will be published in the November 2013 issue of Boston Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New England Super Lawyers.

The annual publication identifies lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Read more »

Rahman 09L's Firm named best Legal Staffing Agency in Atlanta Thursday, October 31, 2013

Shannan Rahman 09L's The Partners Group was named Gold Level Best Legal Staffing and Recruiting Firm in Atlanta.

The Partners Group, LLC, a leading attorney placement, staffing, and document review company, has been named the Gold Level Best Legal Staffing & Recruiting Firm in Atlanta by the Fulton County Daily Report, the city’s seminal legal publication. The company has been honored as a “Best Of” every year since the periodical launched this feature. Read more »

Cole-Johnson 08L Named Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson

Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson 08L was recognized for her commitment to pro bono service and presented with a Volunteer of the Year Award from the Pro Bono Partnership at a reception held March 13, 2013, in New York City. Cole-Johnson was chosen from a pool of almost 1,000 attorneys who provide free legal advice to the Partnership’s nonprofit clients. She is part of Robinson & Cole’s Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm’s Hartford, Conn. office.

“I take pride in being able to support organizations that help Connecticut families and children,” Cole-Johnson said. Through the Pro Bono Partnership, she has provided ongoing employment counsel to various nonprofit clients, including Integrated Health Services, a health services provider in East Hartford, Conn., for uninsured or underinsured children and their families.

Giovinazzo 08L weds Davison Sunday, October 20, 2013

Melissa Beth Davison, a daughter of Arlene P. Davison and Robert E. Davison of Clifton Park, N.Y., was married Saturday evening to Frank Thomas Giovinazzo 08L, the son of Donna and Dr. Joseph A. Giovinazzo of New Springville, Staten Island. The Rev. Thomas Kelly, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa, N.Y.Read more »

Levin 07L Marries Colombo Monday, January 28, 2013

Jessica Robyn Levin 07L and Jason Michael Colombo were married Jan. 27, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlson in San Juan, PR.  Ms. Levin is an associate at Morrison Cohen, a Manhattan law firm.

Simpson 07L Named "Rising Star" by Super Lawyer Magazine Monday, April 1, 2013

Matthew Simpson

Matthew Simpson 07L was named a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. The designation honors up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 or younger, or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. Simpson is an associate in the Atlanta offices of Fisher & Phillips LLP, and specializes in employment and labor law. Simpson’s profile »

Carson 07L Weds Iacobucci In July Thursday, October 3, 2013

Janine Carson 07L married Stephanie Iacobucci, a 2007 graduate of Georgia State University College of Law, on July 26, 2013, in Maryland. Carson is an attorney with the Fulton County Office of the Public Defender and Iacobucci is a 1st Lt. Judge Advocate with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Carson 07L Wins Georgia Court of Appeals Parental Rights Case Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Janine Carson 07L won a notable decision from the Georgia Court of Appeals concerning conflicting orders from separate courts in a case involving parental rights. The case, In the Interest of J.C.W. et al., children, clarified which court had jurisdiction in the matter of a mother whose young twins were in foster care. The foster parents asked for termination of the mother's parental rights and sought custody of the twins in Superior Court. The Georgia Court of Appeals found the superior court lacked jurisdiction to terminate the mother's parental rights to children.

"In cases involving issues of concurrent jurisdiction between juvenile courts and superior courts, Georgia courts have repeatedly held that 'the first court taking jurisdiction will retain it,'" the opinion reads. "The competing orders issued concerning the mother's parental rights regarding the twins demonstrate the wisdom of this rule. The juvenile court has issued an order concluding that termination of the mother's parental rights is not in the best interest of the children, and the superior court has entered an order reaching the opposite conclusion. Because it is undisputed that a termination petition was first filed in juvenile court, we conclude the superior court erred by exercising jurisdiction over the issue of termination."

Schuman 06L Announces Birth of Daughter Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Daniel Schuman 06L and Rosa Lin announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Alexis.  She was born at the end of October 2012 in Washington, DC.

Schuman 06L Named Influential Young Leader in Government, Technology Thursday, July 25, 2013

Daniel Schuman

Daniel Schuman 99C 06L has been named one of the 25 most influential people under 40 in the government and tech fields, by FedScoop.

In June, Schuman joined Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington as policy director. Previously, he worked with the Sunlight Foundation as policy counsel and director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency. His job there was to increase transparency in government and public access to federal information.

Schuman “testified before Congress and was a nationally recognized expert on federal transparency,” the CREW site states. “He also served as counsel and communications director for the Constitution Project and as a legislative attorney with the Congressional Research Service.” (photo via Fedscoop)

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Macaris Welcome Second Child, Eli Saturday, August 3, 2013

Jessica Macari 06L and her husband, Ariel, welcomed their second child, Eli, on July 19, 2013. He joins his two-year-old sister, Layla. The family lives in Raleigh, N.C.

Moezzi 06L New York Times Op-ed: "Of Sound Mind" and Admittance to the Bar Monday, August 5, 2013

Melody Moezzi discusses the processes and trials lawyers who have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and other psychotic disorders have to endure and how most are denied admission to the bar. Read more »

Webers 06L Greet Baby Daughter Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Virginia and Steven Weber, both class of 2006, announce the birth of their daughter Mia Rose on Aug. 3, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla.

Littler Names Rybacki 06L Shareholder Thursday, January 2, 2014

Timothy Rybacki

In January, Timothy Rybacki 06L was one of 16 attorneys named shareholder at Littler, an international labor and employment firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 60 offices worldwide. Rybacki represents employers in labor law in the practice areas of competition and trade secret law; labor management relations; appellate practice; policies, procedures and handbooks; and discrimination and harassment, from the firm’s Houston office. While at Emory, he was executive editor of the Emory International Law Review.

Kurt Kastorf 02C 06L Named Counsel at WilmerHale Monday, January 13, 2014

Kurt Kastorf

Kurt Kastorf 02C 06L has been named counsel at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the appellate and Supreme Court and government and regulatory litigation practice groups. A former appellate attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Kastorf’s recent pro bono work includes representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts.

Rumfelt 06L Elected to Membership at Miller & Martin Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Eileen Hintz Rumfelt

Eileen Hintz Rumfelt 06Lhas been elected to membership in Miller & Martin PLLC. Her practice in the Atlanta office is concentrated in complex commercial litigation, including white-collar crime and corporate investigations, and intellectual property matters. Her clients include insurance, pharmaceutical, consumer products and banking companies. Her intellectual property practice includes trademark, patent, false advertising and unfair competition cases in both state and federal courts, and before the International Trade Commission. Before she became an attorney, Rumfelt worked in public relations, primarily in health education campaigns and pharmaceutical product launches. Thus, she is a member of Miller & Martin’s Crisis Management Practice Group. While at Emory Law, Rumfelt was managing editor of theEmory Law Journal.

Weinrich 06L Named Principal at Berman Fink Van Horn Friday, January 24, 2014

Neal Weinrich 06L was promoted to principal at Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. He practices in the firm's Atlanta office in the area of commercial and business litigation, specializing in cases involving unfair competition. In 2013, he co-authored a chapter in Georgia Business Litigation on restrictive covenant litigation and was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the second consecutive year (2012 and 2013). In September 2013, Weinrich married Erin Steinberg in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Kastorf 02C 06L Named Counsel at WilmerHale Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kastorf

Kurt Kastorf 02C 06L has been named counsel at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the appellate and Supreme Court and government and regulatory litigation practice groups. A former appellate attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Kastorf’s recent pro bono work includes representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts.

Lindsey 05L Founded Capra Health Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blaine W. Lindsey 05L founded Capra Health, a comprehensive healthcare/life sciences reimbursement, regulatory, and compliance consulting firm with offices in New Orleans, LA and Atlanta, GA.  Capra Health serves hospitals, high-volume practices, and other healthcare industry stakeholders across the country.

Robinson 05L, Shareholder at Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Monday, January 21, 2013

Kevin P. Robinson 05L has been named a shareholder at Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe, P.A. in Orlando, Fla.  Robinson practices in the areas of commercial and business litigation, assisting financial institutions, businesses, developers, contractors, insurance companies and other corporate and individual clients in various contractual, business, real estate, and commercial disputes. Read more »

DuClos 05L Founds Boston-Based Environmental Law, IP Firm Friday, June 7, 2013

In early 2013, Justin DuClos 05L established J DuClos LLC, a Boston-based firm that practices within a range of disciplines, including environmental and intellectual property law.

DuClos also shared a few personal milestones:

“My wife Jenny and I are departing Harvard University in mid-2013 after five years in residence as fellows and officers. While there I held successive fellowships at the Center for Public Leadership, the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and the Center for State and Local Government. Prior to that I practiced environmental litigation in post-Katrina New Orleans, handling matters that included the consolidated flood and levee cases,” he writes.

“But most importantly, our son Haven Noah was born in February 2012!” he writes. DuClos’ bio »

Parthasarathy 05L Selected to Class of 2013 Rising Stars Monday, August 26, 2013

Bharath Parthasarathy 05L was selected to the Class of 2013 On the Rise Lawyers by the Daily Report. Read more »

Gov. Brown Reappoints Warren 05L to San Diego Water Quality Board Friday, November 1, 2013

Stefanie Warren

Stefanie Warren 00C 05L has been reappointed by California Gov. Jerry Brown to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, where she has served since 2013. Warren has been an attorney at Luce Forward, now McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, since 2006. She was a law clerk for the Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, from 2005 to 2006. Warren is the board’s youngest member; she was first appointed in July.

Read the Association of California Water Agencies release »
Warren’s profile »

Judkowitz 05L Named Partner at Mayer Brown Thursday, February 6, 2014

Jonathan Judkowitz

Jonathan Judkowitz 05Lwas named partner at Mayer Brown LLP in Houston. He specializes in finance transactions involving companies in the oil and gas and other energy-related industries.

Dreyer 04L, Shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka Monday, February 11, 2013

David Dreyer

David Dreyer 04Lhas been promoted to income shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Atlanta offices. Dreyer is a commercial litigator who handles a wide variety of business disputes for clients ranging from large multi-national companies to start-ups. He was recognized in 2012 as a “Georgia Rising Star” in business litigation by Georgia SuperLawyers and was selected by theDaily Reportas one of 14 attorneys under 40 who are “On the Rise.”

Draughn 04L Joins John Marshall Career Development Staff Friday, March 29, 2013

Milana Draughn 04L is associate director of Career Development at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.

Feldman 04L Co-Chair of Dade County Bar's Bankruptcy Committee Thursday, September 12, 2013

Jonathan Feldman

Jonathan S. Feldman 04L was named co-chair of the Dade County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Committee. During his one-year term, he will coordinate continuing legal education events regarding bankruptcy and other issues related to insolvency for the local legal community.

Feldman is an associate in the Miami offices of Meland Russin & Budwick, and specializes in bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Thrower-Grundy 04L Leads Diversity Efforts at Miller Canfield Monday, September 16, 2013

Joni Thrower-Grundy

Joni Thrower-Grundy 04L has been appointed diversity director at Miller Canfield.

She will oversee the development and maintenance of a multicultural workforce and a culture of inclusion. She will also continue as a senior attorney in the Financial Institutions and Transactions Group, in the firm’s Detroit office.

In addition to recruiting and retaining talent, Miller Canfield’s diversity plan includes providing continuous in-house training for its legal team and expanding internal affinity groups and relationships with external organizations.

Thrower-Grundy’s profile »
Read the press release »
Read about the firm’s diversity efforts »

Fliman 03L Promoted to Partner Thursday, August 9, 2012

Daniel A. Fliman 03L has been elected partner at Kasowitz, New York.

Greenspan Serves on Judicial Selection Panel Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Leslie Miller Greenspan 03L served on a merit selection panel to decide the reappointment of a U.S. magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The panel of five lawyers and two non-lawyers reviewed the judge's credentials and interviewed parties familiar with the judge’s work before recommending that the magistrate judge be reappointed. Greenspan is an associate at Stradley Ronon, and works primarily on securities litigation, intellectual property litigation and complex commercial disputes. She also handles products liability and mass tort cases, and civil rights litigation.

Greenberg Traurig Names Coffman 03L Shareholder Monday, April 8, 2013

Eric Coffman

Greenberg Taurig is pleased to announce the elevation of Eric T. Coffman 03Lto shareholder. Coffman has experience in a wide variety of real estate, leasing, joint venture and financing matters. His practice is focused on representing retail landlords in connection with ground-up development and redevelopment of shopping centers, and related leases with national and regional retail tenants.

Berry 03L Views Politics as More Than Extracurricular Activity Monday, August 26, 2013

Jeremy Berry may be a big-firm lawyer, but politics is more than just an extracurricular activity for him.  (Subscription required) Read more »

Fritts 02L Promoted to Partner Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Laura Fahey Fritts 02L has been elected partner at Kasowitz, New York.

Miller 02L, Partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease Friday, January 4, 2013

Adam Miller

Adam Miller 02L was named partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. He is a member of the corporate and finance group at the firm’s Columbus office.  He counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities reporting and disclosure, business formation, entity selection and corporate governance issues. Miller has represented public and private companies on both the buy and sale side in multiple stock and asset acquisitions. 

Lowenhar-Fisher 02L Featured in ABA Journal for Pro Bono Work Friday, February 1, 2013

Kate C. Lowenhar-Fisher 02L was featured in the ABA Journal in the publication's cover story, "Working for free: Lawyers incorporating pro bono into their lives talk about its rewards, challenges."  Read the article »

Casey 02L Named Rising Star by Super Lawyer Magazine Monday, April 1, 2013

Tiffani Casey

Tiffani Hiudt Casey 02L was named a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. The designation honors up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 or younger, or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. Casey is an associate in the Atlanta offices of Fisher & Phillips LLP, and specializes in workplace and employment law. Casey’s profile»

Dervan 02L Recognized for Teaching Excellence at Southern Illinois University Monday, May 6, 2013

Lucian Dervan

Lucian E. Dervan 02L received one of six awards for faculty-staff excellence given by Southern Illinois University-Carbondale on April 24, 2013.

The Early Career Faculty Excellence Award goes to a faculty member who has joined SIU in the past five years and has made significant contributions throughout the year—through scholarship, teaching or other professional activities. As an assistant professor at the university’s school of law, Dervan teaches courses which include international criminal law, legal globalization and comparative law, sentencing law and white-collar crime.

Dervan joined SIU’s School of Law faculty in 2009. In addition to an impressive rate of scholarly publication, he has also organized innovative programs for both students and pre-tenure faculty. In 2012, he was named the School of Law’s Scholar of the Year. Dervan also serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section, Academics Committee.

While at Emory, Dervan was an Emory Scholar and an articles editor of the Emory Law Journal. He was an elected member of the Order of the Coif.

Read the release on the SIU-Carbondale site »
Dervan’s profile »

Davis 02L Secures Drug Trafficking Conviction with Papaya Sticker Monday, August 26, 2013

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey W. Davis once secured a drug trafficking conviction by convincing a federal jury in Atlanta that a papaya sticker was as good as a fingerprint.Read more »

Danas 01L Named to Top 20 California Attorneys Under 40 Monday, April 15, 2013

Glenn Danas 01L was recently named one of the Top 20 Attorneys under 40 in California.  He is lead counsel inIskanian v. CLS Transportation, a closely watched case pending before the California Supreme Court.

Kraft 01L Wins Plaintiffs' Record-Breaking Asbestos Verdict In New York Thursday, August 1, 2013

Danny Kraft Jr. 01L was on a three-member team of attorneys who earned their clients a $190 million verdict for exposure to asbestos.

The July 23, 2013, verdict found the tradesmen—steamfitters, plumbers and construction workers—were exposed to the carcinogen on the job. The 11-week trial was against two boiler companies, Cleaver-Brooks Inc. and Burnham LLC. The jury found the companies were negligent in not warning employees about the dangers of the asbestos used in connection with their equipment, and acted with reckless disregard for human life.

Kraft is an associate with Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. His fellow trial lawyers were Adam Cooper and Daniel Blouin.

The verdict is the largest consolidated asbestos verdict in New York City history, and it is believed that the $60 million individual amounts two of the men received are the largest individual sums awarded in a New York City asbestos case.

All five plaintiffs developed mesothelioma, which attacks the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdominal organs. Three died of complications related to the disease.

The case dealt with exposure dating back to the 1950s. One Toms River, N.J., man was a pipefitter in the Brooklyn Navy Yard who worked on aircraft carriers, including the USS Constellation and USS Independence.

Three other plaintiffs worked in New York, two as plumbers and another in painting and construction work. The final client was a steamfitter from Connecticut. Kraft’s profile »

Rawls 01L Lauded for Leadership, Pro Bono Work Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Angela Rawls

Angela Slate Rawls 01L was awarded the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association Community Service Award in June 2013 and the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Alumni of the Year Award in May 2013 for her work as executive director of the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Read the Alabama State Bar release »

Siegel 01L Named Partner at Kelly Kronenberg Thursday, December 12, 2013

Amy Siegel

Amy Siegel 01L has been named partner at Kelley Kronenberg in West Palm Beach, Fla. She specializes in workers’ compensation defense and was named a 2013 Florida Rising Star in her field.

Katz 01L Named Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Friday, January 10, 2014

Ryan Katz

Ryan Katz 01L was named a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He is a member of the firm’s tax practice and works with clients on a variety of domestic and international corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity and hedge fund investments, venture capital transactions, debt financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances and corporate restructuring.

Chen 00L Announces Birth of Daughter Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Stephen Ho Chen 00L and Ming Hsu Chen announce the birth of their daughter, Maya Hsu, who was born on February 8, 2013.  Steven Chen is a Supervisory Attorney with the U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights in Boulder, Colorado.  Ms. Chen is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Law School.  Maya is named for civil rights pioneers Maya Angelou and Maya Lin.

Kodish 00L Selected in On the Rise Lawyers in 2013 Monday, August 26, 2013

Thad Kodish 00L was selected as apart of the class of 2013 On the Rise Lawyers by the Daily Report. Read more (subscription required) » 

Weiss 00L Named a 2014 Rising Star Thursday, March 6, 2014

Weiss
Traci A. Weiss 00L has been named a 2014 Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine. She is an attorney at the Atlanta-based family law firm of Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy. Rising Star distinctions are awarded to the top 2.5 percent of lawyers under age 40, or who have been practicing law for less than 10 years.

Marti 99L, Managing Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend's DC Office Monday, March 18, 2013

Danny Marti

Danny Marti 99L is new managing partner of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Washington, D.C., office. He has been with the firm 12 years and specializes in intellectual property law. Marti is the first Hispanic to lead one of the firm’s offices; he was selected by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Diversity & the Bar as one of four national Rising Stars.

“Danny is the perfect choice for leading one of our firm’s largest offices,” said Paul Aguggia, chair, Kilpatrick Townsend. “I have worked with him for nearly five years and have seen firsthand his outstanding leadership skills in every project he touches.”

Michaelson 99L Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Chad Michaelson 99L has been named a Pennsylvania Rising Star, which ranks him among the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2013.

Super Lawyers creates the list based on statewide surveys, independent research evaluations and peer reviews in more than 70 practice areas. Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive the Rising Staraward. This is Michaelson’s sixth appearance on the list.

Michaelson is a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott in Pittsburgh, and chairs the Sustainable Development Practice Group. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation, Construction Law and Tort Litigation Groups. His practice is focused on commercial and construction litigation, including contract disputes, shareholder and partner disputes, tort defense and trade secrets and business protection litigation. 

Brown 99L Named Court of Appeals Justice by Texas Governor Perry Friday, September 6, 2013

Ada Brown

Ada Brown 99L has been named justice for Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas by Gov. Rick Perry.

The appointment was announced Sept. 3, and Brown’s term will expire at the next general election. She is a civil litigator who formerly served as both judge and prosecutor in Dallas County. She is a past board member of the Texas Public Safety Commission and Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, past chair of the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee and a teacher for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Brown has also taught as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law, and is a volunteer editorial columnist for the Dallas Morning News.

Brown’s profile »
Read the governor’s office news release »

Mark P. Chalos 98L Co-Authors Book Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mark P. Chalos 98L has co-authored a book, LITIGATING INTERNATIONAL TORTS IN U. S. COURTS (Thomas Reuters West).  He is a partner in the Nashville, TN office of the national law firm, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein.

Karen 98L Weds Levy 06PH Friday, November 30, 2012

Daniel Karen 98L and Liz Levy 06PH were married Nov. 10, 2012.

Bray 98L Joins College of Community Association Lawyers Friday, December 6, 2013

Amy Heffernan Bray 98L has been granted membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers, an organization with less than 150 member attorneys nationwide.

CCAL was established in 1993 by the Community Associations Institute, and seeks ethical, highly professional lawyers who have distinguished themselves through the practice of community association law.

Bray is a partner with Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C., in Duluth, Ga., and focuses on both commercial and residential real estate matters. She is also an experienced mediator, with experience in settlement of real estate-related disputes.

Pflieger 97L Named President and CEO of Silver Airways Monday, February 11, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silver Airways’ Board of Directors today announced the appointment of David H. Pflieger, Jr. 97L to the position of President and CEO, effective May 1, 2013. Pflieger, who also will join the Company’s Board of Directors, will succeed Darrell Richardson who recently retired.  Read the story here »

Kogan 97L, Counsel at Reed Smith Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Peter Kogan

Peter Kogan 97L has been promoted to counsel atReed Smith LLP. A former associate, he works within the Real Estate practice group in the firm's Pittsburgh office.

Torgrimson 97L Partner, Co-Founder of Pursley Friese Torgrimson Monday, March 18, 2013

Christian Torgrimson 97L is a managing partner at Pursley Friese Torgrimson LLP, which she helped found in January 2013. She practices eminent domain law and was recently recognized as a top Georgia attorney by SuperLawyers.

DiSalvo 97L Named SuperLawyer for Estate, Probate Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Loraine McMurray DiSalvo 97L was selected for inclusion in the 2013 listing of SuperLawyers in the Atlanta area, in the practice area of estate planning and probate. She practices at Morgan and DiSalvo P.C. in Alpharetta, Ga.

Reynolds 97L, Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Thursday, March 28, 2013

Frederick Reynolds 97L was appointed Deputy Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the Treasury Department, on January 13, 2013. As Deputy Director, Mr. Reynolds oversees FinCEN’s wide-ranging work to protect the U.S. financial system from money laundering and other forms of illicit financial activity and to advance the national security interests of the United States. FinCEN has created critical systems to receive and maintain financial transactions data and to analyze and disseminate that data for law enforcement purposes. FinCEN leads the development of regulatory policy to combat money laundering and terrorist financing and is a respected leader among the world’s financial intelligence units.

Walker 97L to Lead Partnership Against Domestic Violence Thursday, August 8, 2013

Daphne Walker

Daphne Walker 97L, a former prosecutor and magistrate judge, has been named president and CEO of the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, a nonprofit based in Atlanta. She assumes her duties on Sept. 9.

“We are extremely proud to have Judge Walker leading PADV into the future,” said PADV Chairman of the Board Marcus Delgado. “She brings tremendous experience with intimate partner violence issues, along with compassion and strength to an already strong organization. We look forward to a long future with her at our helm.”

In 2002, Walker established The Walker Law Group P.C., where she provided pro bono legal services for victims of domestic violence in divorce, child custody, child support and other family law matters. As part of her practice, she became aware of PADV, and referred clients there.

Walker was the first African-American assistant district attorney in the Houston Judicial Circuit and the first African-American elected judge in Clayton County, in 2004. She was re-elected chief magistrate judge in 2008 and 2012.

Walker received the Gender in Justice Award in 2007 from the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, for efforts against intimate partner violence. While chair of the Judicial Council Taskforce on Domestic Violence Courts, Walker was instrumental in obtaining federal funding to develop training curriculum for judges and to create standards and practices for Georgia’s domestic courts.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence »
Read the PADV news release »

Classmates Krugler, Cash Celebrate Their Firm's 10th Thursday, September 5, 2013

Two Emory Law alumni recently celebrated their firm’s 10th anniversary.

Cash, Krugler & Fredericks of Atlanta includes Andrew Cash and David Krugler from the class of 1997.

“Andrew Cash and I met on our first day at Emory Law. We've built a successful firm, along with our fellow partner, Alwyn Fredericks,” Krugler said. Cash, Krugler & Fredericks »

West 96L Named Partner Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Robert (Bobby) West 96L has become a partner in and chief operating officer of TriBridge Residential in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cannon 95L is VP at Garden City Group Thursday, April 25, 2013

Christi Cannon

Christi Anne Cannon 95L was named vice president for client relations at GCG (Garden City Group). She will continue her work with the firm team handling the BP Deepwater Horizon class action settlement and claim administration.

Vogel 95L Joins Bank of America Friday, August 30, 2013

In August, Jonathan Vogel 95L joined Bank of America as associate general counsel and senior vice president within the litigation and regulatory inquiries division. He is based in the company's Charlotte, N.C., offices.

Trigg 94L Named One of Top 50 New Jersey Women Lawyers Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Amanda Trigg

Amanda S. Trigg, a family law attorney, has been named as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey by Super Lawyers for 2013. She is with the firm, Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, LLC »

Poppel 94L Founds New Firm Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stuart Poppel 94L recently formed the firm, Poppel Law LLC, based in Jenkintown, Pa., where he represents developers in affordable housing, tax credit and mixed-use developments. Previously, he was a founding partner at Berman, Indictor & Poppel LLP in Philadelphia.

EPA Chief Fleming 93L Brings Prosecutorial Skills to Post Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gwen Fleming

From Greenwire

U.S. EPA's new chief of staff doesn't scare easily.

Gwen Keyes Fleming 93L is a former district attorney who's gone nose to nose in the courtroom with accused murderers, drug dealers, corrupt officials and other bad guys.

"Being up against an opponent in a courtroom and being on for the length of a trial, you do build a certain stamina," Keyes Fleming said. "You just get in the ring and do your best job to prove your case."

Now Keyes Fleming is taking on all comers for EPA.

"We've got a good story to tell," she said. "So I'm ready for this."

Her bring-it-on style seems a good fit with her boss, Administrator Gina McCarthy, who relishes spirited showdowns on policy (Greenwire, Nov. 13, 2009). EPA -- a favorite target for Republicans -- is no place for a glass jaw.

Read the rest of the story by Robin Bravender here. (registration required)

Chenevert 93L Becomes Manager of Legal Services at Caterpillar Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Donald Chenevert Jr.
Donald Chenevert Jr. is manager of legal services for the newly expanded Reman, Components & Work Tools Division of Caterpillar. He coordinates and delivers legal services to RCWT's more than 10,000 workers at 45-plus facilities on four continents. Chenevert joined Caterpillar in 2000. He has served in a variety of legal roles at the company, including two years in India, as manager of the company’s Asia Pacific Legal Services, and four years in Singapore as senior corporate counsel.

Fleming 93L Releases New Book, Legal Rainmaking Myths Thursday, February 6, 2014

Julie Fleming
Julie Fleming 93L has released a new book: Legal Rainmaking Myths: What You Think You Know About Business Development Could Kill Your Practice. A second edition of her bestseller, The Reluctant Rainmaker: A Guide for Lawyers Who Hate Selling, was also recently issued. Fleming is principal of Atlanta-based Lex Innova Consulting.

Willcott 92L to Lead Georgia's office of the Child Advocate Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Governor Nathan Deal appointed Ashley Willcott 92L as director of the state Office of the Child Advocate. She will begin her new job on Feb. 1. Read more »

Lovett 91L Appointed Juvenile Court Judge Thursday, January 30, 2014

Willie Lovett

Willie Lovett Jr. 91L has been appointed to serve as a Fulton County Juvenile Court judge by the county's Superior Court judges, effective May 21, 2013. Lovett is the former director of the Fulton County Office of the Child Attorney, and is a member of Emory Law's Barton Child Law and Policy Center's Advisory Committee. In addition to his Emory Law master's degree, he earned his JD at Harvard Law School and his bachelor's degree at Yale University.

Reddy 90L Appointed to New Roles with The Prudential Foundation Thursday, January 3, 2013

Lata N. Reddy 90L has been appointed as vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility and president, The Prudential Foundation at Prudential Financial in Newark, NJ.  

Rosenberg 90L Named Assistant City Manager Thursday, October 3, 2013

Steve Rosenberg

Steve Rosenberg 90L is assistant city manager of Staunton, Va., as of May 2013. Previously, he was associate general counsel with the University of Virginia, a county attorney in Augusta County, Va., and also practiced law in northern Virginia. Read the city’s press release »

Klein 88L, New Dean of McKinney School of Law Thursday, March 21, 2013

Andy Klein

Andy Klein 88L was named dean at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. In July, he will begin his tenure as the school’s 12th dean (since it became part of Indiana University in 1944) pending approval by the board of trustees. Read more »

Robins 88L named practice manager at Dickinson Wright Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Robins

Harlan Robins 88L is the new practice department manager for Detroit-based law firm Dickinson Wright’s real estate, environmental and energy and sustainability practices. Robins will work out of the firm’s Columbus, Ohio, office. Robins has been honored by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Ohio Super Lawyers, Columbus C.E.O. and Columbus Business First. Read more »

Martinez 87L, Book to be Published August 2013 Monday, March 4, 2013

J. Michael Martinez 87L has a new book that will be published in August 2013. American Environmentalism: Philosophy, History, and Public Policy (CRC Press 2013) provides readers with a foundation in American environmentalism with complete coverage of philosophical concepts, economics, history of the environmental movement, and modern environmental politics, agencies, stakeholders, and tenets of the sustainability movement.

Levy Cooper 87L Named Senior VP, General Counsel and Secretary Sunday, March 31, 2013

Rochelle “Shelly” Levy Cooper 87L was named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.

Ambrose 87L, Staff, Receive International Award for Public Service Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Anne Ambrose

The Philadelphia Department of Human Services was recognized this month with the 2013 United Nations Public Service Award, Second Place, for demonstrated excellence in serving the public interest.

Anne Marie Ambrose 87L is the department’s commissioner.

More than 600 organizations from 82 countries submitted applications for the award. Philadelphia’s DHS was recognized in the in the European and North American region division for improving the delivery of public services. It was the only organization in North America to be selected for an award in any category this year.

“The tireless efforts of Anne Marie Ambrose and her team are truly outstanding,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter.

The department has seen transformational changes since Ambrose became commissioner in 2008, including the recent implementation of an Improving Outcomes for Children initiative, a family-centered neighborhood-based approach to child welfare. Program and structural reforms have increased accountability, improved process and enhanced child welfare.

“We are honored to receive this award, and we have much more work to do to ensure the safety and well-being of Philadelphia’s children,” Ambrose said.

The department was nominated by the Casey Family Programs, with recommendations by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Justice Max Baer.

Awards will be presented during the United Nations Public Service Forum Day and Awards Ceremony in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, from June 24 to 27.

The United Nations Public Service Awards »
City of Philadelphia news release »

Bessen 87L Receives Atlanta Bar's Professionalism Award Sunday, July 28, 2013

Diane Bessen

The Hon. Diane E. Bessen 87L, judge of the State Court of Fulton County, received the Atlanta Bar Association Professionalism Award this spring, for years of service to the organization as co-editor of the Atlanta Lawyer magazine. An active member of the Atlanta Bar Association, she is former chair of the ABA Judicial Section.

Bessen has also completed her fifth year as an Emory Law adjunct professor. She teaches advanced civil trial practice, medical malpractice.

Hellerman 87L, Solo Practitioner Thursday, February 6, 2014

Richard K Hellerman

Richard K. Hellerman 87L has opened his own law practice. He concentrates on commercial litigation, with emphasis on emergent litigation regarding restrictive covenants, close corporation shareholder oppression, breach of contract, probate litigation and employment litigation. Hellerman was recently honored as a “Super Lawyer” for Business Litigation in Illinois for 2014.

Scharf 86L Named Adult Advocate of the Year for Mock Trial Coaching Thursday, September 5, 2013

James A. Scharf 86L, an assistant U.S. attorney, coached the Willow Glen High School mock trial team to its victory at the Santa Clara County, California High School Championship this year.

Scharf was recognized as Adult Advocate of the Year by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, for 20 years of volunteering with the Santa Clara County high school mock trial program. Read more about the Willow Glen team »

Taylor 85L Named Fellow for National Counsel Association Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wayne D. Taylor 82C 85L has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. Taylor is a partner at Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP in Atlanta, and specializes in insurance coverage and litigation.

Levy 85L Launches Minnesota Food Truck Association Monday, April 22, 2013

John Levy

John C. Levy 85L was named president of the Minnesota Food Truck Association earlier this month.

Levy is a shareholder and business law attorney at Henson & Efron in Minneapolis, and also is chief manager and co-owner of AZ Canteen, a food truck launched last summer with the Travel Channel’ Andrew Zimmern.

Levy organized the association in February with the goal of serving as an advocate and spokesman for the fast-growing industry.

“It’s an exciting time to be a food truck owner in the Twin Cities, but there are some potential challenges ahead,” Levy said. “By working collaboratively with our community, including our customers, city and state government, the restaurant industry and other businesses, we hope to build awareness of this great movement and the diverse culinary experiences it offers.”
Levy’s profile »
AZ Canteen »

Dolan 85L weds Buettner on November Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jean Bryson Seegert Buettner and William Matthew Dolan III 85L were married Saturday at the Squantum Association in Riverside, R.I. The officiant was Cathy Seggel, who is licensed to perform marriages by the First Unitarian Church of Providence where she is also the director of religious education. Read more »

Perkins-Hooker 84L Nominated President-Elect of Georgia State Bar Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Patrise Perkins-Hooker 84L was nominated president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia. Running unopposed, she will be sworn in June 2013 then become president of the State bar in June 2014.  She will become the first African American and third woman to serve as president of the bar in its 50-year history.

Stephen R. Klorfein 84L Elected President, Atlanta Tax Forum Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stephen Klorfein

Stephen R. Klorfein 84L has been elected President of the Atlanta Tax Forum, the oldest professional organization for tax practitioners serving the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.  Mr. Klorfein began his career with the Chief Counsel's Office of the Internal Revenue Service and now is a partner in the law firm of Chaiken Klorfein, LLC in Atlanta.  He has represented businesses and individuals in both federal and state tax controversies for the past thirty years.

Durham 83L Publishes New Book Monday, February 11, 2013

James A. Durham 83L has written a new book, My Father's Writings (BohlsenGroup). The book weaves the author's personal letters, articles, observations, and memories into a fictional story of hope, inspiration, and reflection. Jim Durham is a motivational speaker on topics ranging from work-life balance to finding the right livelihood.

Moseley 83L Named Chief of Staff at Jacksonville Transportation Authority Friday, July 12, 2013

William R. Moseley 83L has been named chief of staff for the Jacksonville (Fla.) Transportation Authority.

Moseley’s appointment was announced in February. Moseley has formerly served as chairman of the board of directors for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Read the Jacksonville Business Journal story »

Shapiro Receives American Jewish Committee Learned Hand Award Friday, November 1, 2013

Keith Shapiro

Keith J. Shapiro 83L will be honored Nov. 4 by the American Jewish Committee as recipient of the organization’s 2013 Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award.

“AJC is advocating for civil rights and freedom all over the world, so I’m extremely honored to be selected for this award,” Shapiro told the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

The award was established in1964 to honor excellence and contributions to the legal community. It is given annually to “those who embody much of what the Judge represented: the rights of the individual and the importance of democratic values in an orderly society.”

Shapiro is vice president and chairman of the Chicago office of Greenberg, Traurig LLP. He was previously chair of the board and president of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of INSOL International, and chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Read the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin story »
Shapiro’s bio »

Saints 82L Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Rahaim & Saints LLP Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sheldon Saints

Sheldon Saints 82L recently marked 20 years since the founding of the law firm of Rahaim & Saints LLP. The five-attorney firm has two offices in Delaware and handles personal injury, criminal, domestic and bankruptcy law. Saints handles plaintiff’s injury and workers’ compensation claims and has served on the Board of Governors of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association for the past five years.

Pennington 81L Named Managing Director, A. Montag & Associates Friday, February 15, 2013

Robert G. Pennington 81L has joined A. Montag & Associates as a managing director.  He will direct marketing and business development at the 30-year-old Atlanta firm, which has approximately $950 million under management.  

Williams 81L Repeats as Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Monday, May 20, 2013

Jeffrey M. Williams 81L has again been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. He is a founder and managing partner at Williams & Hand, P.C., and focuses on complicated divorce and child support cases, high-income spousal support and alimony issues, and high-conflict custody cases. He has ranked as a Super Lawyer since 2005.

Previously, Williams was named one of the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News and World Report. He is Buck County’s only fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and one of 100 attorneys in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. As chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Williams helped improve and implement new child custody laws in the Pennsylvania.

Haslam 81L Leads New East Coast Operations for Walkabout International Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Daniel Haslam 81L is vice president for Walkabout International. He manages the organization's new East Coast operations from Cape Cod, Mass. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Walkabout’s headquarters in San Diego, Calif.

Sostek 81L Named Among 2013 "Who's Who of Business Lawyers" Monday, December 9, 2013

Bruce Sostek

Bruce Sostek 81L was included among the 2013 “International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers” by Who’s Who Legal. He is co-chair of Thompson & Knight's Intellectual Property Section, practices primarily patent law, and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Chambers USA Ranks Sostek 81L Leader in Intellectual Property Law Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bruce Sostek

Chambers USA named Bruce Sostek 81L“Leader in Their Field” in its 2014 legal directory. Sostek’s firm, Thompson & Knight LLP, was ranked among the nation’s best practices in the area of Energy: Oil and Gas.

Kilberg 80L Named CREW Network President-Elect Monday, December 9, 2013

Lori Kilberg

Lori Kilberg 80L is president-elect of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network. Her election was announced at the group’s October 2013 convention in Dallas.

2014 marks her third year on CREW’s Board of Directors, and after serving this year as president-elect, she will become president in January 2015, to serve a one-year term.

Kilberg is a partner at Hartman Simons. CREW was founded in 1982 to aid and support women in achieving leadership positions within the industry. The organization has 74 chapters in the United States and Canada, and the 350-member Atlanta chapter is one of the organization’s largest.

Poor 79L Named 2013 Illinois SuperLawyer Friday, February 1, 2013

E. King Poor 79L has been selected by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine for inclusion in the 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers.  No more than five percent of total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion.  

Ladov 78L Co-Chairs Firm's Family Law Department Thursday, March 28, 2013

David Ladov

Cozen O’Connor Family Law Practices Group Co-ChairDavid L. Ladov 78L has joined Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP’s Family Law Department, one of the largest family law practice in Pennsylvania. Ladov will serve as co-chair, with Obermayer Managing Partner Robert I Whitelaw, of the firm’s Family Law Department.

Portnoy 78L Joins Family Law Firm as Named Partner Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kathy Portnoy

Kathy L. Portnoy 78L has joined Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy as a named partner. The Atlanta firm has practiced exclusively in the areas of matrimonial and family law for more than 30 years.

This year, Portnoy was named one of the "Top Women Attorneys in Georgia" by Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters. The distinction is awarded to female recipients of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars honors, given yearly to the top attorneys in the state. Portnoy has been named a Super Lawyer each year since 2005. Portnoy’s profile »

Wells Named "Woman of Influence" by Real Estate Forum Magazine Thursday, October 3, 2013

Louise Wells

In July, Louise Wells 74C 78L has been named as one of Real Estate Forum magazine's 2013 “Women of Influence.” She is a managing partner at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, where she was the firm's first female attorney, partner and managing partner.

Wells’ profile »
Read the firm’s release »

Portnoy 78L Named a 2014 Super Lawyer Thursday, March 6, 2014

Portnoy

Kathy L. Portnoy 78Lhas been named a 2014 Super Lawyer bySuper Lawyersmagazine. She is a partner at the Atlanta-based family law firm of Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy, a firm that has practiced exclusively in the areas of matrimonial and family law for more than 30 years.

Huckaby 76L Included in 2013 Best Lawyers in America Thursday, September 13, 2012

James C. Huckaby, Jr. 76L has been included in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  The edition is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by their peers.  Huckaby specializes in commercial, banking & finance, mass tort, and personal injury litigation with Christian & Small in Birmingham, AL.

Toole 76L Appointed to Florida Bar's Federal Court Practice Committee Thursday, January 17, 2013

Frances Toole

Frances “Kem” M. Toole 76Lwas appointed to a three-year term on the Federal Court Practice Committee of The Florida Bar. The Federal Court Practice Committee serves as the Florida Bar's liaison to the federal courts, federal bar organizations in Florida, the 11th Circuit Judicial Conference, and others interested in federal practice.Read more »

Elmore 76L Writes AJC Op-Ed on Arbitration, Class Actions (subscription required) Thursday, December 5, 2013

Over the last decade, the Supreme Court rendered a number of decisions that significantly impacted the ability of individuals to have their claims heard by a jury, particularly in consumer and civil rights cases.Read more » (subscription required)

Chilton Davis Varner 76L Named J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award Recipient Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chilton Davis Varner 76L named as the 2014's J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award recipient by Emory Alumni Association.

A 1976 graduate of Emory Law School, Varner served on the Board of Trustees of Emory University from 1995 to 2013, where she chaired the Academic Affairs Committee for seven years. She continues to serve the university as an Emeritus Trustee. She is a past president of the Emory Law Alumni Association and has been recognized as an Emory Law Distinguished Alumna. In 2012, she was the inaugural recipient of Emory Law's Eléonore Raoul Greene Trailblazer Award.

Dunlevie 73L Cited for Work in Finance by Chambers USA Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Steven Dunlevie

Chambers USA has recognized Steven Dunlevie 73L in the 2013 Chambers USA report for distinguished work in banking and finance law.

Dunlevie is chair of Womble Carlyle’s financial institutions team and practices in the firm’s Atlanta offices. Dunlevie’s profile »

Jenkins 70L Elected State Court Judge Tuesday, January 1, 2013

John Stephen "Steve" Jenkins, Sr. 70L has been elected Judge of the State Court of Elbert County, Ga.  Steve took office for a four-year term on January 1, 2013. 

Bill Turner 69L Recognized for Outstanding Achievement by the Nevada State Bar Monday, April 29, 2013

The ADR Section of the Nevada State Bar has bestowed the outstanding achievement award to Bill Turner 69L for contributions to Alternative
Dispute Resolution.  Turner has also been selected for the seventh year by Super Lawyers and his peers as an outstanding mediator and arbitrator.

Shapiro 64C 67L Honored as "Champion of Justice" Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro 64C 67L was recognized as a "Champion of Justice" by the Georgia Legal Services Program, for his work as co-founder.

GLSP provides access to justice for Georgians who cannot afford to hire private counsel, in the small towns and rural areas of the state. Shapiro served on the committee of the Younger Lawyers Section of the State Bar that studied the need for legal services in rural Georgia, which led to GLSP’s founding in 1971. Shapiro received the award in October 2012.

Shapiro is senior counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, in Atlanta.

Read the Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz release »
Shapiro’s profile »

Hubert 60L Named to Best Lawyers In America 2014 List Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Richard Hubert

Richard Hubert 60L was recently named to the 2014 list of the Best Lawyers in America in the Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law practice area. He is a shareholder at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, and works at the firm’s Atlanta offices.

Lamon 58L Receives Salvation Army Honor Monday, January 28, 2013

Harry Lamon 58L has received The Salvation Army's Order of Distinguished Auxiliary Service honor.  The Army's General George Carpenter established the Order in 1941 to recognize distinguished service rendered by non-Salvationists who have helped to fulfill the mission of The Salvation Army.  To date, fewer than 100 recipients have received this honor.

Joseph B. Powell 58L Recognized by Darton State College with First Lifetime Service Award Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Darton State College in Albany, Georgia has presented its first Lifetime Service Award to Joseph B. Powell 58L.  Since the 1960's, Powell has served on the college's board of trustees.  "There is probably no one who loves this college more than he does," said Foundation Chairman Glenn Tennyson.  Read more »

Murrah 58L Honored with 2013 Blackburn Award Monday, November 18, 2013

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presented its 2013 John O. Blackburn Distinguished Service Award to Winter Park residents Kenneth and Ann Hicks Murrah in recognition of their service to the orchestra.

Mr. Murrah’s service to the Orlando Philharmonic began during its earlier years, when he successfully transferred two Florida Symphony endowments—the Harrison Hollander Trust and the Charlotte Julia Hollander Trust—to the successor organization, the Orlando Philharmonic.  Read more »

Atlanta Lawyer Features Cadenhead 49L's Crusade for Ethics Friday, November 1, 2013

In 1958, Fulton County Solicitor General Paul Webb was consumed in a widening investigation of corruption among state officials in the administration of Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin. Allegations included stolen tax receipts, purchasing payoffs, payments to family members of officials for fake jobs, private use of convict labor, and highway construction fraud. Webb's office could not handle all the work and reached out to the Atlanta Bar Association for help. 

Paul Cadenhead, a civil litigator with no experience in prosecution or criminal investigations, set up shop in his law office with two former FBI agents to crack down on Governor Griffin. State employees came forward, some seeking to blow the whistle and others seeking to throw the investigation off track.Paul received death threats. He was undeterred.Read more »

Three Emory Law Alumni Sworn In As Officers at Georgia Bar Annual Meeting Monday, July 29, 2013

Charles L. Ruffin 80L was sworn in as the 51st president of the State Bar of Georgia on June 22 at the organization’s annual meeting at Hilton Head, Ga.

Ruffin is one of three Emory alumni represented among the board’s five officers. Patrise Perkins-Hooker 84L 84B is president-elect and Robin Frazer Clark 88L is immediate past president. Secretary Rita A. Sheffey is a master and 2012-2013 president-elect for Emory Law’s Lamar American Inn of Court.

Emory Law Alumni, Faculty, Among Daily Report Annual 40 Under 40 List Friday, August 30, 2013

The lawyers labeled as up-and-comers for 2013 by the Daily Report include several Emory Law alumni and Barton Child Law and Policy Center Executive Director Melissa Carter.

Jeremy Berry

Jeremy Berry 97C 03L, 38, is an associate with McKenna Long & Aldridge, where many of his clients are elected officials and politicians (or aspirants).

“Berry does the usual sort of political volunteering, serving on the board of a Democratic organization, Red Clay Democrats, and knocking on doors on weekends,” the Report profile reads. “But his day job as an associate at McKenna Long & Aldridge is politics, too, as his practice includes advising those who want to do business with the government, as well as representing elected officials as they navigate campaign finance and ethics issues.”

 

Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter, 36, led the Barton Child Law and Policy Center in its long-term effort that persuaded Georgia’s legislators to pass an overhaul of Georgia’s juvenile code this year. Before coming to Barton, Carter was deputy to then Georgia Child Advocate Tom Rawlings, and later was appointed Advocate after Rawlings left.

“Rawlings, now in private practice in Sandersville, says Carter is at her best doing what she's doing now—educating the players. "She is not loud," he says. "She is not trying to get attention." But, he says, "this is a person who knows what she's doing," the Report profile reads. One of the Barton Clinic's postgraduate fellows, Amy Howell, was also named among this year's 40 up-and-comers. She is general counsel at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

 

Jeffrey W. Davis 02L, 37, is assistant U.S. attorney for Georgia’s Northern District. He joined the U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta in 2008 after four-and-a-half years at New York’s Manhattan District Attorney's office.

"Jeff's judgment, insight and intellect allow us to assign him our most difficult and sensitive cases and have absolute confidence that the outcomes will reflect the highest standards of justice and professionalism," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates told the Report.

 

Thad Kodish

Thad Kodish 00L, 39, is managing principal at Fish & Richardson. According to the Report, he’s known as a patent troll slayer, with a client list that includes Samsung, Shaw Industries and McKesson Corp. He has also served as an expert witness for Kimberly-Clark.

“Appointments such as these generally are reserved for people with 25 or more years of experience, says Fish & Richardson principal Ruffin Cordell, "but Kodish's stellar reputation and track record of accomplishments had him ahead of the curve," the Report says.

 

Bharath Parthasarathy

Bharath Parthasarathy 05L, 32, is associate general counsel for Georgia State University. The job ranges from working out agreements with the City of Atlanta and the Georgia Dome to oversight of the contract details for Georgia State’s new football coach. The university setting suits him, he tells the Report.

“The son and brother of academics, Parthasarathy, who is studying for his MBA at Georgia State, says his position allows him to mesh "my interest in public policy [with] being involved in problem solving and in solving business challenges. I'm hooked."

 

Laura Speed-Dalton

Laura Wilson Speed-Dalton 96C 99L, 39, is a solo practitioner plaintiff’s attorney who specializes in carefully vetted medical malpractice lawsuits at The Speed Firm. Unlike many lawyers who left the field after Georgia’s tort reform legislation passed in 2005, the challenge inspired her to fight harder for patients’ rights. Unlike larger firms who can spread the substantial risk of loss among partners, she has “to be very choosy … I make sure they’re really good cases because I’m investing thousands of dollars myself,” she told the Report.

"Laurie is really unique in her practice field," Christian Torgrimson of Pursley Freise Torgrimson told the Report."Plaintiffs' lawyers have a reputation for being sharks and ambulance chasers; she's not like that at all, It really speaks to an ethical level that lawyers often don't have."

 

Read “2013 on the Rise,” in the Daily Report » (subscription required)

Ferber 99L and Parthasarathy 05L Named to Chronicle's "40 Under 40" List Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Two Emory Law alumni were among the local young leaders named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 10th annual “40 under 40” list. The Chronicle said winners were selected from a pool of more than 500 submissions.

Amy Ferber

Amy Edgy Ferber 99L and Bharath Parthasarathy 05L were among the 2013 awardees who were honored during a Nov. 7 ceremony held at the Fox Theatre. Ferber is a partner with Jones Day’s Atlanta office who practices primarily in bankruptcy and business restructuring and reorganization.

 

Bharath Parthasarathy

Parthasarathy is associate general counsel for Georgia State University, and joined the University’s Office of Legal Affairs in 2007. Parthasarathy was also named among Atlanta’s best young leaders by the Daily Report this year, in its 2013 “On the Rise” list.

 

“40 Under 40 Stellar Individuals, Shining Achievements” » (subscriber content)
Ferber’s profile »

Emory Wire Women's Issue Features Emory Law Alumnae Monday, March 3, 2014

Read stories on Amy Sykes Dosik 99L of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Rosalind Rubens Newell 81C 86L of Invest Atlanta, and Maja Vujinovic 07L of Orpheus Investments.

Amy Sykes Dosik 99L
Katie Couric, Taylor Swift, Gloria Steinem, Martha Stewart, Hillary Clinton, and Sandra Day O’Connor proudly carry this honor. Like these successful women, 59 million women are Girl Scout alumnae. “We focus on issues young girls face today and help them to develop the skills and competencies they need as adults,” says Amy Sykes Dosik 99L, newly-appointed CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. more

Rosalind Rubens Newell 81C 86L
Rosalind Rubens Newell 81C 86L is very comfortable with change. In fact, she is the chief legal counsel of Invest Atlanta, more formally known as the “Atlanta Development Authority,” that attracts and supports economic development in a city in which population has increased by more than 3.5 million individuals since her professional debut in 1986. more

Maja Vujinovic 07L
She was born in ex-Yugoslavia and survived a mortar shell attack as a young girl while her father was imprisoned in a concentration camp. Hoping for a better life, 14-year-old Maja Vujinovic 07L and her family relocated to America and began anew. Now, this tenacious alumna advises United States companies on holistic and sustainable economic investments in emerging and frontier markets. more