U.S. Magistrate Judge David Guaderrama has been confirmed by the Senate as District Judge for the Western District of Texas – El Paso Division.
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Diane M. Haller has been named among the top five percent of attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers for 2012. Haller focuses her practice on Real Estate Law.
James L. Guse has joined the Portland office of Ball Janik LLP as an Associate in the firm’s Insurance Recovery, Construction Defect and Litigation practice groups. His practice focuses on the representation of individual and corporate policyholders in insurance coverage disputes.
Max Siegel has been named chief executive officer for USA Track and Field. Siegel has previously served as president of global operations for Dale Earnhardt, Inc.; a senior vice president at Sony/BMG; the owner of Rev Racing and a major player in NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program.
Christopher R. Schraff has been recognized as a “Leader in their Field” by Chambers USA 2012. Schraff is with Porter Wright in Ohio and specializes in Natural Resources and Evironmental Law.
Kevin E. Griffith has been recognized as a “Leader in their Field” by Chambers USA 2012. Griffith is with Porter Wright in Ohio and specializes in Labor and Employment Law.
Matthew Moberg has been promoted to senior associate at Porter Wright. Moberg has represented institutions in regulatory compliance matters and the purchase and sales of assets and real estate.
Laura A. Weiler has received the 2012 James B. Haddad Award in recognition of consistent high-quality advocacy and contributions to the improvement of the justice system. The award is presented by Illinois’ State Appellate Defender Board of Commissioners. Weiler is an Assistant Appellate Defender for the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender.
Brendan T. Fitzpatrick has joined the law firm of Goldberg Segalla LLP as a partner in their Garden City office.
Robert M. Hanlon Sr. has been named a 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyer. Mr. Hanlon concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, transportation, and catastrophic personal injury. He is an attorney with Golberg Segalla.
Kathleen Kerrigan has been confirmed as a U.S. Tax Court judge. Before working for Congress for 14 years, Kerrigan was a Partner at Baker and Hostetler LLP, working in the government affairs practice group.
Carolyn A. Blessing has joined Locke Lord LLP as an associate in their litigation practice, based in the Chicago office.
Robert J. Konopa, partner at Tuesley Hall Konopa, has been named to the 2012 Indiana Super Lawyers. Konopa is recognized for his work in civil litigation defense, personal injury plaintiff, and business litigation.
Nita N. Upadhye has started a solo law practice in London, England. Upadhye specializes in U.S. immigration services to global businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, and other professionals.
Maggie Myers has joined the Dallas office of Winstead PC as an associate in the Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. Myers has represented a Fortune 500 company as well as a major printer company in a short-form merger.
Adam B. Fischer has joined Pepper Hamilton law firm’s Pittsburgh office as an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group.
Edmund J. Adams, Of Counsel to Frost Brown Todd LLC, will be presenting an 18-hour seminar as a Visiting Professor of Bankruptcy Law at the Turiba School of Business in Riga, Lativia. Adams will be teaching a comparison of the American Chapter 11 reorganization system to the new Latvian Insolvency Law. Adams is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Chris Mugica has been selected as a 2012 Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. Mugica is an associate at the Austin office of Jackson Walker LLP.
George D. Molinsky has been listed as a 2012 Leading Lawyer by Cincy Magazine. Molinsky is an attorney at Taft Stettinuis & Hollister LLP and specializes in emerging companies.
Christina Smith has been selected as Region 10 Director for the Notre Dame Alumni Board. Smith also serves as co-chair of ND Women Connect in New York City. Smith is Assistant Vice President of Zurich American Insurance Company in Jersey City, New Jersey with a background in business and insurance law.
Thomas P. Dillon has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Dillon is the Co-Chairman and partner in the litigation practice group in the Toledo, Ohio office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP.
Charla Blanchard was recently sworn in as a newly appointed Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney.
Cynthia S. Gillard recently published When Vaudeville Came to Joplin. Gillard practices law in Indiana and has served on the Indiana Board of Law Examiners.
Patrick J. Hines has been admitted to the New York State Bar. Hines works in the Buffalo NY office of Hodgson Russ and focuses his practice on personal injury and business litigation matters.
Richard L. Hill from the South Bend office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has been selected to Indiana Super Lawyers for 2012 in the area of government finance.
Edward A. Sullivan III from the South Bend office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has been selected to Indiana Super Lawyers for 2012 in the area of business litigation.
Thomas J. Brunner from the South Bend office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has been selected to Indiana Super Lawyers for 2012 in the area of employment and labor.
Julio Quintanilla has been appointed a professor of Introduction to Business Law at Universidad Privada Boliviana beginning February 2012. Quintanilla is a founding partner of “Abogados Consultores Soc. Civ.” In La Paz, Bolivia. The firm specializes in commercial and corporate law.
Brian P. Lennon has joined the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to joining Warner Norcross, Lennon served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan.
Kevin Warren has been inducted into the Grand Canyon Athletic Hall of Fame. While at Grand Canyon University, Warren scored 1, 118 points and earned Academic All-America awards while at Grand Canyon. Warren is Vice President of Legal Affairs & Chief Administrative Officer for the Minnesota Vikings. Prior to working for the Vikings, Warren worked with the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig.