Ryan Blaney recently joined the firm of Cozen O’Connor in its Washington, D.C. office. Blaney joins the firm in its Health Care Practice Group.
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Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon, an associate with Faegre Baker Daniels, was presented with a Rising Star Award from the National Immigrant Justice Center at its annual awards luncheon. The award recognizes extraordinary commitment to ensuring access to justice and generosity in providing high quality pro bono services to clients with complex immigration cases.
The law school is sad to announce the death of alumnus Paul E. Heltzel who passed away on June 30, 2014 at his home in Ohio. Heltzel was serving as Trumbull County Commissioner at the time of his death. Read the obituary which gives more detail about his dedication as a public servant and a tribute article.
Dennis G. Collins has been recognized by Chambers USA 2014: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a top attorney in the practice area of labor and employment law. Collins is a partner in the law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri.
John R. Linzer has joined the firm of Quarles & Brady LLP, as an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of its Chicago office. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Linzer was an attorney at Beem Patent Law Firm in Chicago. His practice focuses on patent counseling, prosecution, litigation, and post-grant proceedings. Linzer’s counseling and prosecution experience involves working with inventors and corporate counsel, beginning at the earliest stages of the patent process. Linzer has tried cases at both the Federal district and appellate levels as well as participated in proceedings before the International Trade Commission.
David J. Butler had been named managing partner of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in its Columbus, Ohio office, becoming one of its youngest leaders at age 42. Butler, a litigator, joined Chester Willcox & Saxbe in 1997 and served on its executive committee and as chair of the litigation practice. In 2012, Chester Willcox & Saxbe merged with Taft. Butler will continue in his role as co-chair of the litigation department. Butler serves as president of the Federal Bar Association’s Columbus Chapter. See press release
D. Linden Barber is moving with Quarles & Brady, LLP, from its Washington, D.C. location to its new office recently opened in Indianapolis, Indiana. Barber, Quarles Director of DEA Compliance and Litigation Practice Group, will serve as the office managing partner in Indianapolis. Barber advises manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical controlled substances as well as pharmacies, hospitals and other DEA registrants. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Barber served for 12 years in a variety of positions at the DEA.
Lorelie Masters has been elected president of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC). Masters is a partner in Perkins Coie’s Insurance Recovery Group. Masters will serve as ACCEC’s second president after being one of the founding members of the College established in 2012. Masters practices as an insurance litigator and counselor and has more than 30 years of experience representing policyholders.
Domenique Camacho Moran was recently inducted into the “Women in Business” Hall of Fame at the 12th Annual “Top Women in Business” event hosted by The Queens Courier. Ms. Moran is an employment law partner in the firm of Farrell Fritz, P.C. in New York.
Richard A. Nussbaum II ’74, ’77 J.D. received the Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C., Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association at Reunion. The award is presented annually to a Notre Dame graduate who has rendered distinguished service to the University.
Kate E. Maternowski, ’12 J.D., was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2013 by Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. in Milwaukee.
Daniel Hyzak has joined the firm of Reminger Co., LPA in its Columbus, Ohio office. Daniel focuses his legal practice on a wide variety of areas including business and commercial litigation as well as matters involving oil and natural gas, land use and energy.
Diane Haller, a partner with Quarles & Brady, LLP, has been named among the Top 25 Female attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers.
Cordell Carter was recently appointed Chief of Staff & Director of the Office of the President – United States Programs, for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Matthew Nelson, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, is a contributor to the new Michigan Appellate Handbook. As co-chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, Matthew contributed to a chapter entitled “Appellate Briefs”.
John Huang has been recognized as an “Up and Coming” lawyer by Indiana Lawyer in its 2014 Leadership in Law program. John is an associate in the Litigation Group of Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP where he represents clients in commercial, education and Constitutional litigation matters.
Timothy Howard has been reappointed to the Construction Law Section Council and appointed to the Senior Lawyers Section Council within the Illinois Bar Association for the 2014-2015 term.
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee appointed Judge Mary Yu to the Washington state Supreme Court.
The law school is sad to announce the death of Stan Cardenas who passed away on April 20, 2014 in San Francisco. Stan was a dedicated alumnus of Notre Dame who served as a Member of the Hesburgh Libraries Advisory Council since 1989. Stan was devoted to helping maintain state of the art library resources on the campus of Notre Dame. A link to the obituary, which further details Stan’s life-long commitment to the legal community can be found at http://jaychapel.com/online-obituary/2014-04-mr-stanley-michael-cardenas/10081785#.U1-klL7J7Dw.email.
It is with deep sadness that the Law School announces the death of Ray Brown who passed away on April 3, 2014 in Prescott, Arizona. The link to the obituary, a beautiful tribute to Ray’s life and his many contributions to the legal profession, can be found at http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=167&SubSectionID=468&ArticleID=130398.
Peter Breen successfully defeated a six-term incumbent state representative in the 2014 Republican primary for Illinois’ 48th House District, which covers parts of the western suburbs of Chicago. Breen won the election by 14 percentage points, 57-43, with almost one million dollars being spent on the race between the candidates and outside groups. Breen is currently unopposed in the general election.
Lesley J. Nash has joined Modrall Sperling as an Associate in the Abuquerque, New Mexico office. She focuses her practice in the areas of real estate, commercial transactions and business matters.
For the second consecutive year, Melinda J. Caterine is the only Maine attorney to receive the Client Choice Award for outstanding client service in the Employment & Labor Law category.
Jerome M. Janser, CEO of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., in Milwaukee, is pleased to announce that Kate E. Maternowski was named the Reinhart Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2013. Maternowski was selected as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for her work on a federal jury trial where she represented a prisoner bringing a claim for sexual abuse against a correctional officer. After the first trial resulted in a mistrial, Maternowski successfully mediated the case to resolution before a federal magistrate judge. The award recognizes exceptional efforts of attorneys within the firm who demonstrate a long-standing and devoted commitment to pro bono work.
The 2014 Notre Dame Black Law Students Association alumni weekend will open Friday, March 21, with a reception at the South Bend home of the Hon. Roland Chamblee Jr. and conclude on Sunday with a prayer service in memory of the Hon. Judge Willie Lipscomb, J.D. ’75.
Chris Mugica was selected to the “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list by Thomson Reuters.
Patrick Flynn has joined the Tucker Ellis LLP firm as Counsel in the Business Department.
Joshua M. Munro has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as an attorney in its Corporate Department and is located in the firm’s Detroit office.
Justin O. Kay has been named partner at law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Kay is a litigator in the firm’s Chicago office. Justin’s practice focuses primarily on defending corporations and individuals in state and federal court and before federal agencies in cases involving consumer protection statutes, securities laws, and corporate governance statutes. Justin also has a broad array of experience involving general litigation and client counseling, including antitrust compliance; appellate litigation; general business and contract disputes; qui tam defense; insurance coverage defense; personal injury defense; and mediations, arbitrations, and administrative actions before the Federal Communications Commission.