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Timothy B. Collins, ’02 BA, ’06 J.D.

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Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy Collins has been promoted to partner. Collins focuses his practice on a wide array of the tax and ERISA aspects of tax-qualified retirement plans; equity awards, such as stock options, SARs and restricted stock; nonqualified deferred compensation and SERPs under Code Section 409A; executive employment agreements, golden parachutes and other change-in-control arrangements; severance contracts; performance bonus and incentive plans; and excess benefit and top hat plans.

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Brian T. Kiolbasa, ’07 J.D.

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Brian T. Kiolbasa was recently elected a shareholder of Lane Powell. Kiolbasa concentrates his practice on the representation of financial institutions, businesses and individuals in a broad range of commercial and complex litigation matters. He has experience in all aspects of litigation, from discovery and document analysis to preparing witnesses to testify. Kiolbasa has successfully represented a number of clients in lender liability actions, real estate disputes, bankruptcy litigation, and claims involving premises liability, business torts, products liability and contract disputes.

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Brad Sobolewski, ’00 J.D.

Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Sobolewski to partner in its Cleveland, Ohio office. Sobolewski practices in Ulmer’s Complex Business Litigation Practice Group. He represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the U.S., defending companies in class actions and other complex commercial, banking, insurance, and trade secret and non-compete litigation.

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Daniel Carrillo-Gunning, ’08 J.D.

Wilson Turner Kosmo, LLP in San Diego is pleased to announce that Daniel Gunning has been promoted to partner. Gunning continues to specialize in defending employers in employment litigation. When not in court, he and his wife Erin are busy teaching their son, Caden, a year and a half old, the words to the ND fight song.

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Andrew C. Villier, ’01 BS, ’05 MBA, J.D.

Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Andrew Villier has been promoted to partner. Villier is a member of Perkins Coie’s Private Equity practice in the Denver office. He advises private equity firms and domestic and foreign private and public companies on complex business transactions (including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, recapitalizations, minority investments and restructurings), employment agreements, equity arrangements and corporate governance issues.

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Patrick Salvi, II, ’07 J.D.

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Illinois Super Lawyers has named Patrick Salvi Jr., a partner with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, as an Illinois Super Lawyer for 2017. Each year, no more than five percent of Illinois lawyers receive this honor.

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Carolyn A. Blessing, ’04 BS, BA, ’08 J.D.

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Locke Lord is pleased to announce that Carolyn Blessing has been promoted to Partner. Blessing focuses her practice in IP Pharmaceutical matters and Hatch-Waxman litigation. She represents pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in all aspects of federal intellectual property litigation, including pre-litigation activities, Paragraph IV Certifications, filing, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, motion practice, pre-trial, trial and post-trial phases. In 2016, she was listed as a “Rising Star” in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine. Blessing serves as Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee for the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law. She served as Chair of the Firm’s St. Procopius Legal Aid Clinic from 2014 through 2016.

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Michael Parme, ’08 J.D.

Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Parme has been elevated to partner in the firm’s San Diego office. Since 2009, Parme has handled cases in Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP’s risk management & insurance, employment & labor, and construction practice groups. He has defended clients in a broad array of civil actions, specializing in the defense of complex and class action litigation. He holds a Certified Litigation Management Professional designation and has consistently delivered both superior client service and excellent results since joining the firm.

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Patrick A. Salvi, II, ’07 J.D.

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The Law Bulletin Publishing Company recently named Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. partner Patrick A. Salvi II one of the top 10 Emerging Lawyers in Illinois. In addition, Salvi was recognized for his work in general personal injury law, professional malpractice personal injury law, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, and product liability.

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Husch Blackwell’s Cynthia Cordes, '04 J.D. Receives Trailblazer Award from Missouri Commission on Human Rights

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The Missouri Commission on Human Rights named Cynthia Cordes the recipient of its 2016 Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award for promoting civil rights and equal justice. The award honors individuals or organizations that show passion for civil rights and equal justice and is named after the federal judge who presided over Missouri’s 1865 Constitutional Convention, signing the ordinance abolishing slavery in Missouri. Cordes is a partner at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City where she leads the firm’s Human Trafficking Corporate Compliance initiative where she provides anti-trafficking policies, training, and audits for corporations that are either mandated by new federal regulations to rid their supply chains of issues related to human trafficking or that otherwise elect to proactively address the issue in their company. She also founded the firm’s Human Trafficking Legal Clinic, the first of its kind in the country, in 2013.

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Jason Scheiderer, ’01 J.D.

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Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution partner Jason Scheiderer was honored as a 2016 Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. The publication recognizes lawyers under 40, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, who demonstrate professional excellence and community leadership.

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Christopher R. Drewry, ’07 J.D.

Latham & Watkins, LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher Drewry has been promoted to partner in its Chicago office. Drewry is a member of the Corporate Department who represents large multinational corporations and private equity sponsors in negotiated and hostile public and private M&A transactions. He has substantial experience advising special committees of boards of directors in conflict of interest transactions and counseling boards and senior management on corporate governance and takeover defense matters, including shareholder activism.

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Jason Morelli, ’07 J.D.

Latham & Watkins, LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Morelli has been promoted to partner in its Chicago office. Morelli is a member of the Corporate Department who focuses his practice on M&A transactions for private equity firms and public and private companies, as well as strategic investments, takeover defense matters and proxy contests. His experience spans a broad range of industries, including real estate and hospitality.

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Nathan J. Logan, ’06 J.D.

Latham & Watkins, LLP is pleased to announce that Nathan Logan has been promoted to counsel in its Chicago office. Logan is a member of the Finance Department whose practice focuses on complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financing transactions. His clients include private equity firms, REITs, developers, asset managers and operators in a variety of industries, with a particular emphasis on hospitality, self-storage, office and retail.

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Ryan M. Davidson, ’09 J.D.

Morgan, Hallgren, Crosswell & Kane is pleased to announce that Ryan Davidson has been hired as an associate with a focus on litigation and general practice. Davidson spent the last three years running a solo law practice based in Lancaster.

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Erin Clary Seki, ’98 BS, ’04 J.D.

Erin Seki, has been named a trustee on the board of Our Lady of the Lake University, an independent Catholic, co-ed university located in San Antonio, Texas. Seki has served as managing counsel for H-E-B, a San Antonio-based grocery retailer for eight years.

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Kory J. Kramer, ’06 J.D.

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Kory Kramer, Chief Investment officer of Pacific Hospitality Group and chairman of Newport Beach Planning Commission was chosen as 2015’s 100 Most Influential in Orange County. Kramer helped lead development of the Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach and the clubhouse at the Newport Beach Country Club during 2015. In August, he oversaw the acquisition of the AC Hotel in the French Quarter area of New Orleans.

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Matthew E. Pepping, ’08 J.D

Matthew Pepping has joined Norton Rose Fulbright as a senior associate in the firm’s San Antonio office. Pepping joins Fulbright from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP where he worked on complex civil litigation matters with an emphasis on insurance-related disputes.

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Adam L. Bartrom, ’07 J.D.

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Adam Bartrom, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg, is one of fifteen lawyers in the state of Indiana recognized as Up and Coming Lawyers by Indiana Lawyer. This Leadership in Law award is given to honorees annually who are committed to the law, their peers and the legal community.

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Jeffrey L. Vercauteren, ’08 J.D.

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Vercauteren was named to In Business magazine’s 2016 Class of 40 Under 40. The issue celebrates the success of 40 rising young business stars in the Greater Madison area, each a business or civic leader who has demonstrated moxie and a firm commitment to the region through board involvement, volunteerism, or other activities.

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David L. Guevara, ’06 J.D.

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David Guevara, a partner at Taft in Indianapolis, has been selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2016. Guevara is part of Taft’s Environmental practice group and chair of the firm’s Brownfield & Site Development practice area. He focuses his practice in complex environmental litigation and insurance law.

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Patricia Victory Waterkotte, ’05 J.D.

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Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, PLLC is pleased to announce that Patricia Waterkotte has been promoted to partner. Since joining Rusing Lopez & Lizardi in December 2013, Waterkotte has established herself as one of the firm’s leading and most proficient attorneys in her practice areas of complex commercial litigation, education and financial services in Arizona and California.

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Marco A. Santori, '08 J.D.

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is pleased to announce that Marco Santori has been promoted to partner. Santori is based in the New York office. Santori is a member of the Corporate & Securities – Technology group, and his practice spans transactional, regulatory and litigation advice for companies in the financial services and technology industries.

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Richard Gregory (Greg) Parker, ’06 J.D.

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Greg Parker has been elected a partner in the firm’s Nashville office. Additionally Parker has joined the faculty at Vanderbilt Law School as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching a course on patent litigation during the Spring 2016 semester.

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Richard Tyler Atkinson, ’08 J.D.

McManis Faulkner, a San Jose trial firm, is pleased to announce that it has elevated Tyler Atkinson to partner. “Tyler’s appointment is well deserved. He is an excellent trial lawyer who has demonstrated exemplary firm and industry leadership while providing superior client service,” said James McManis, head of McManis Faulkner.

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Daniel P. Cory, ’08 J.D.

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Daniel Cory has been named a partner at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, LLP. Cory, working from the firm’s South Bend office, concentrates his practice on environmental, transactional, and complex litigation and administrative matters with a particular focus on environmental litigation and helping clients manage risks on environmentally impacted properties.

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Susan Brichler Trujillo, ’04 J.D.

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Susan Brichler Trujillo, a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP in Phoenix, has been appointed to the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council Board of Directors. The Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council serves more than 25,000 girls grades K-12.

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Jennifer N. Lamirand, ’08 J.D.

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Jennifer Lamirand, an associate at Crowe & Dunlevy in its Oklahoma City office, recently joined the firm’s Indian Law & Gaming practice group.

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Josef P. Reimer, ’04 J.D.

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Phelps Dunbar LLP is pleased to announce that Josef Reimer has joined Phelps Dunbar’s Dallas/Fort Worth office as counsel specializing in real estate, complex business transactions and general corporate representation.

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Sean P. Dudley, ’05 BA, ’08 J.D.

Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that Sean Dudley has been promoted to partner in the firm’s Mobile, Alabama office. Dudley is a member of the firm’s Corporate & Tax and Banking & Real Estate groups, with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions and commercial & corporate finance.

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