Robert Savoie has been named Member of the firm McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in the New Orleans office where he joined the firm in 2010. Savoie focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions with respect to banking and consumer financial services regulatory compliance. Savoie has also been recognized in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the banking practice area.
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Paul Titus, of Counsel at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, received the “Drum Major for Justice Award” on January 15 at the 19th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, held by the Allegheny County Bar Association. Titus was honored for the “extraordinary community work he has done with the Catholic Diocese in Pittsburgh to ensure that diverse students attending predominately African American Catholic Schools have an opportunity to gain hands on experience in the legal field.” For over 20 years, Titus has led a Mock Trial Program and Constitution and Legal System Training for 8th grade students at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy.
It is with a heavy heart that the law school announces the passing of Joseph Gargan on December 12, 2017 in Lansdowne, Virginia. Gargan was formerly of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. After graduating from Notre Dame with his law degree, Gargan worked as trial lawyer at Badger, Pratt, Doyle & Badger. Following his years in practice, Gargan spent time working on John Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign as well as campaigns for both Ted and Bobby Kennedy. Gargan later returned to private practice and eventually became a founding partner at Gargan, Harrington, Markham & Wall. Gargan retired from practice in 2013. To read more about Gargan’s life see the obituary.
Jared des Rosiers, a partner at Pierce Atwood in the Energy Practice Group in Portland, Maine, was recently recognized with the Scribner Firm Impact Award. The award was named after long-time former partner, Fred Scribner, whose legacy endures through the firm’s commitment to the community, its employees, and the law. From 2013-2017 des Rosiers, helmed Pierce Atwood’s Pro Bono and Community Service program. The firm leadership stated, “Jared’s steady leadership and unwavering commitment led the firm to a newly flourishing firm wide level of engagement with pro bono and community service. Our program wouldn’t be what it is today without Jared’s dedication and leadership.” Concurrently, des Rosiers served as president of the Notre Dame Law Association from 2013-2015.
Downey Brand is pleased to announce that Rebecca Smith has been promoted to counsel in its Sacramento, California office. Rebecca partners with clients to help them navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of California water law. Both public and private sector clients benefit from Rebecca’s unique expertise in water rights, agricultural law, water supply, environmental compliance, and groundwater issues.
Smith Anderson is pleased to announce that Rosemary Kenyon has been named one of the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers. Kenyon practices in the area of employment and labor law counseling and litigation, across a wide variety of industries and companies, both public and private. Kenyon also serves as Chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee.
Withersworldwide is pleased to announce that Jaime McLemore has been promoted to partner in the firm’s London office. McLemore is a member of the private client and tax team. McLemore advises US and international tax and estate planning for individuals, trusts and estates. McLemore advises clients with regard to US tax compliance and assists them through the US voluntary disclosure programs. McLemore also advises on charitable giving and structuring both for individuals and non-profit organizations (US and non-US).
Duy Duc “Dewey” Nguyen has joined Fox Rothschild LLP as an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Department at its headquarters in Philadelphia. As a real estate finance attorney, Nguyen will focus his practice on agency lending.
The firm of Sullivan & Worcester is pleased to announce that Brian Hammell has been named a partner in the firm’s Tax Department in Boston. Hammell has experience advising publicly traded and closely held business entities, including real estate investment trusts, in multiple areas including issues related to mergers and acquisitions, business reorganizations, secured lending, debtor and creditor rights, and other commercial transactions and disputes. In addition to his J.D. from NDLS, Hammell earned his Master of Laws degree in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. He is an Executive Advisory Board Member of the Notre Dame Law Association and a member of the Notre Dame Club of Boston.
Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that Joshua Dunlap has been elevated to partner in its Portland, Maine office. Dunlap is a member of Pierce Atwood’s Litigation Group and Appellate & Amici team where he has a robust complex civil litigation practice. Dunlap regularly defends financial institutions, retailers, and other clients in commercial matters, including consumer class actions involving issues such as bank overdrafts, products liability, and electronic data breaches. Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Dunlap clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Stacy Fredrich to partner from its Intellectual Property Practice Group. Fredrich resides in the firm’s Atlanta office where she counsels clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues. Fredrich prepares and prosecutes domestic and international utility and design patent applications, primarily for clients in the chemical, mechanical, energy, consumer products and life sciences (biotech and medical device) industries. Fredrich also counsels clients on patent portfolio management and prepares patentability, validity, infringement and product clearance opinions.
It is with a heavy heart that the law school announces the passing of Mike Brady, who died peacefully on January 13th, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Notre Dame Law School, Brady spent 37 years at Procter and Gamble in various roles in the Tax Division, including Manager of European Taxes in Brussels, Belgium from 1982 to 1985 and culminating as Tax Director and Tax Counsel. To read more about his accomplishments and arrangement details please view the obituary.
Jeffrey Linton has been appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Quality Systems, Inc., known as NextGen Healthcare. Linton brings extensive healthcare experience and will oversee all legal-related matters of NextGen Healthcare. NextGen Healthcare provides a range of software, services, and analytics solutions to medical and dental group practices. Most recently, Linton served as General Counsel and Secretary of Applied Proteomics, Inc., where he was responsible for all legal, intellectual property, compliance, and human resource activities.
It is with great sadness that the Law School announces the passing of Matthew Nielsen on October 30, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona after a strong fight against pancreatic cancer. Prior to his death Nielsen was a partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP. For more information please view the obituary.
Stacy Schauvliege, an attorney at Crowe & Dunlevy, was honored as a 2017 NextGen Under 30 Award winner by Ion Oklahoma Magazine which awards professionals younger than 30 years old who demonstrate talent, drive and service to their organizations and communities. Schauvliege serves in the Aviation & Commercial Space, Banking & Financial Institutions and Real Estate practice groups in the Tulsa office.
Christina Jones is a Visiting Professor of Practice and Director of William & Mary Law School’s PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic. Jones was part of the inaugural Institute of Special Education Advocacy as an intern at the PELE Clinic, and returned to attend as a law student. Jones brings with her special education and disability advocacy experience at organizations including the Morgan Autism Center, the U.S. Department of Justice Disability Rights Section, Alliance for Catholic Education, Legal Aid at Work as well as others.
Johanna Oh has joined McManis Faulkner, a leading Northern California trial firm, as an associate. Oh will represent both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases, ranging from individuals in need of counsel to high profile Silicon Valley companies. Oh previously served as a law clerk for the EPA Office of Civil Enforcement, Air Enforcement Division and the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
Robert Driscoll, an attorney at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. in its Milwaukee office, has been recognized as a 2017 “Super Lawyer-Rising Star” in the area of Employment Litigation: Defense.
Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick Cooke has joined the firm as a partner in its Chicago office. Cooke focuses his practice on Commercial and Business Litigation, as well as Appeals in federal and state courts around the country.
Thomas Burnett, an attorney at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. in its Milwaukee office, has been recognized as a 2017 “Super Lawyer-Rising Star” in the area of Business Litigation.
Judge Deborah Kunselman has been elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court. In 2005, Kunselman became the first woman to be elected to the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County. Elected twice to the bench, Kunselman presided over family, juvenile and civil cases. Kunselman also decided many employment cases. Prior to her position on the bench, Kunselman practiced for 13 years in civil litigation, including personal injury, municipal, family and employment law.
Nancy O’Connor has been appointed by Catholic University President, John Garvey, as the University’s new general counsel, effective January 1, 2018. O’Connor brings over 41 years of legal experience in the areas of labor and employment, litigation, and research integrity. Prior to her appointment, O’Connor spent 17 years as partner at Bracewell LLP representing clients in the areas of compliance, internal investigations, transactions, and litigation. Please view a press release.
President Donald J. Trump has nominated Barnes & Thornburg partner James R. Sweeney II to fill a judicial vacancy on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. If confirmed, Sweeney, an attorney and retired Marine Corps colonel and combat veteran, will serve as a district judge, filling the vacancy created when the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker took senior judge status.
Davis Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. is proud to announce that shareholder John Lynch has been named to the list of 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Lynch practices in the Business and Trust & Estate areas in Boston.
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Thomas Olohan was awarded an “Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security” at the 65th Annual Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 25, 2017. The award was presented to Olohan by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Verus LLC announces that Deborah Zonies has joined the company at their Princeton, NJ, headquarters as Vice President of Mass Tort Services and General Counsel. Zonies will focus on providing support services to mass tort law firms, specifically in the areas of medical record review and case management. She began her legal career with a major Wall Street firm and eventually went on to serve as general counsel for a large multi-national company before becoming involved with mass tort work. Verus provides a broad range of litigation support and compliance services to law firms and corporate legal departments.
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jack Sawyer as an Atlanta-based partner in the firm’s Tax Practice Group. Sawyer counsels clients in the areas of wealth planning, asset protection planning, and fiduciary and tax litigation. Sawyer has experience representing landowners and land trusts in planning and implementing bargain sales and conservation easements, and advocating for clients involved in contentious estate or trust-related litigation. He also regularly assists tax-exempt organizations in devising strategies to reduce their unrelated business taxable income and in obtaining New Markets Tax Credits financing for expansion. Frequently recognized by his peers for his excellence in these areas, he is listed among The Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Super Lawyers and Worth Magazine’s Top 100 Attorneys. In addition to his practice at Taylor English, Sawyer serves as pro bono general counsel for the Georgia Planned Giving Council.
Traci Griffith is a professor at St. Michaels College, a Catholic and liberal arts college, in Vermont. Griffith was awarded the college’s outstanding teaching award for 2017/2018. The recipient of this award is nominated by peers and demonstrates innovation in the classroom and commitment to student success. Griffith is the Chair of the Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts Department and focuses her teaching on media law and ethics.
Lorelie Masters has joined Hunton & Williams LLP in Washington, D.C. as a partner in the Insurance Recovery Group.