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Toni Newell, '05 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Varnum is pleased to announce that Toni L. Newell has been elected to the partnership.

Newell focuses her practice on matters involving energy and oil & gas law, providing a variety of services for clients, including the areas of litigation, regulatory and transactional. Additionally, Newell provides non-energy specific legal services for clients in various commercial sectors.

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Bradley J. Wiskirchen, '96 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Bradley J. Wiskirchen has been named Chairman of the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Board of Directors for 2014. Mr. Wiskirchen is currently Chief Executive Officer of Keynetics Inc. and its subsidiary Kount Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Click Sales Inc. dba ClickBank, in Boise, Idaho.

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Brian E Roof, '99 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Sutter O’Connell is pleased to announce that Brian Roof has joined the Cleveland law firm as a shareholder. He chairs the firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group.

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Brian P. Lennon, '92 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Brian P. Lennon has been named partner at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. His whose practice focuses on criminal defense, particularly health care fraud and other white collar and drug offenses, corporate internal investigations and compliance matters. Lennon also serves as chair of the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group and is a member of the board of trustees of the Michigan Colleges Foundation. Before joining the firm, he served as a federal prosecutor in Michigan and Virginia for 15 years, as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, and as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

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James P. Burke, '01 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

James P. Burkehas been named a 2014 Ohio Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine.
Mr. Burke is an associate at Roetzel & Andress, LPA in Akron, Ohio.

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Meghan McMahon. '10 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Meghan K. McMahon has joined Glankler Brown, PLLC. She concentrates her practice in commercial litigation and intellectual property.

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Julie Ravis, '06 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Julie E. Ravis has been named a Shareholder of the firm Stevens & Lee effective January 1, 2014. She concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation with a particular focus on litigation involving financial products and services. Her clients include financial services companies, broker-dealers, insurance companies, publicly traded corporations and private companies. She also represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels, including contractual disputes, fraud, shareholder derivative claims and breach of fiduciary duty. As part of Stevens & Lee’s electronic discovery team, she regularly counsels clients on e-discovery matters.

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Cynthia Cordes, '04 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Missouri Lawyers Weekly has named Husch Blackwell Partner Cynthia L. Cordes as its 2014 “Lawyer of the Year.”

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Kenlyn Kolleen, '97 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

What goes around comes around: After college, I worked at The Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. I loved that job but left to go to Notre Dame. Who knew that 25 years later my former boss would invite me to work at her and her husband’s company, eHarmony! I’m helping people connect to love through selling a personal matchmaking service. I am thrilled as my mission is to facilitate personal growth and self awareness, radiate Divine love, and live in harmony with Nature. Very happy to find a company in alignment with my mission.…

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Nikole Canute, '05 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Nikole L. Canute, a member of the law firm of Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC, was selected as a member of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2013 Up & Coming Lawyers. Nikole practices labor and employment law, civil litigation, fraud investigation, fraud litigation and securities litigation. Nikole is also very skilled in handling electronic discovery and matters involving computer forensic investigation.

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Mauri Miller, J.D. '13

Author: Susan Good

Mauri Miller joins Faegre Baker Daniels as an Associat. He counsels public and private companies in corporate and securities law from Indianapolis.

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Breanna Houghton, J.D., '13

Author: Susan Good

Breanna Houghton joined Sutin, Thayer & Browne in Albuquerque, NM. She practices in the firm’s litigation group, primarily in commercial litigation, creditors’ rights and employment law.

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Brian Salvi, J.D. '13

Author: Susan Good

Brian Salvi joins father and brother at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. Brian L. Salvi is the son of the firm’s Managing Equity Partner, Patrick A. Salvi; and brother of Patrick A. Salvi II, a partner at the firm.

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Melinda J. Caterine, '90 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Melinda J. Caterine has been listed in the 2013 New England Super Lawyers. This is the fourth consecutive year Melinda has been listed.

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Patrick L. Emmerling, '93 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Patrick L. Emmerling will serve as a presenters at the 60th anniversary of the Institute on Taxation, offered by the University at Buffalo School of Management on November 6 and 7, 2013.

Patrick Emmerling will co-present “Estate & Gift,” an overview of current developments in estate and gift tax planning, including recent legislation and relevant cases. Mr. Emmerling is a Partner in the Firm’s Estates & Trusts and Tax practice groups and he concentrates his practice in the area of estates and trusts, federal gift and estate taxation and elder law.

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Alvin J. McKenna, '66 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Alvin J. McKenna has been named to Best Lawyers’ 2014 Columbus Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus, Ohio.

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Dewey (Duy) Nguyen, '11 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Dewey (Duy) Nguyen has joined the firm of Hunton & Williams in Richmond, VA. He will focus on real estate transaction.

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Peter T. Reed '12 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Tucker Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Peter Reed has joined the firm’s Cleveland office as an associate attorney.

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Steven L. Owen, '76 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Steven L. Owen has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law and Real Estate Law.

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Timothy J. Howard, ’76 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Timothy J. Howard recently spoke at IMN’s 3rd Annual Bank & Financial Institutions Special Assets Executive Conference on Real Estate Workouts (Midwest).

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