Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Domenique Moran has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Employment Law – Management.
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Julia Meister, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, has named “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati by Best Lawyers 2017 in the area of Litigation – ERISA.
Christopher Pardi, has been named general counsel and corporate secretary of Fiat Chrysler in the United States. Pardi has been with Fiat Chrysler since 2004 in the tax affair legal department. Prior to joining Fiat Chrysler, Pardi worked as a consultant and manager at Deloitte and at the firm of Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder, and Lazar, P.C.
Michael Robson has joined the Chicago office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice. Previously, Robson was a partner with Chapman and Cutler. Robson focuses his practice on lease finance, representing lessees, including several U.S. Class I railroads, and debt and equity investors, in leveraged, single investor, synthetic, and capital lease transactions involving a variety of assets.
Martin Foos, a partner at Faruki Ireland & Cox in Dayton, has founded the Ohio Civil Justice Reform Task Force. The Task Force consists of 23 attorneys and judges from across the state of Ohio, who will consider rule changes that would reduce the time and expense required to litigate civil cases in Ohio’s court. Foos currently serves as Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Litigation Section Council which formed the Task Force at the request of the President of the Ohio State Bar Association. Foos focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including informational privacy matters, securities cases, intellectual property litigation, class action defense, and business competition matters.
Mark Reuter of Keating Muething & Klekamp has been recognized for inclusion as “Leaders in Their Fields” in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers in the area of Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions.
Dollar Burns & Becker in Kansas City, named Jill Kanatzar as a partner in its health care group. Kanatzar has more than 20 years of experience, most recently as assistant prosecuting attorney in Jackson County, spending most of her time with the Child Abuse & Sex Crimes Unit. She has tried more than 40 jury cases, from robberies to homicides. She also has prior experience at Stigall Humphrey Lucas Henry & Dollar, where she represented families and patients injured by abuse or neglect in nursing homes.
Redgrave, LLP is pleased to announce that Lisa Lukaszewski has joined the firm in Washington, D.C. Redgrave LLP is one of the only law firms in the world focused exclusively on addressing the complex legal challenges associated with the life cycle of information. Lukaszewski has extensive law firm experience representing heavily regulated global corporations. She is recognized as a trusted advisor regarding information governance, eDiscovery, records management, litigation readiness, and compliance issues.
Meighan Harmon, a senior partner at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, LLP in Chicago, has been named to the Top 100 Women Consumer Lawyers list by Leading Lawyers. Harmon focuses on complex family law cases involving the distribution of multi-million dollar estates and represents successful business professionals and their spouses from a variety of industries, as well as individuals with multi-generational wealth.
Ray Velazquez was recently appointed a judge on the Hudson County Superior Court in New Jersey by Governor Chris Christie. Formerly, Velazquez served as a Jersey City councilman.
Miller Canfield based in Detroit is proud to announce that Andrew Blum has been elected a new principal with the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Kevin Warren who is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Minnesota Vikings is also the highest-ranking African American business executive for an NFL team. He recently was featured on the cover of Modern Counsel in an article entitled “Inheriting a Legacy.” Modern Counsel interviewed Warren about his transition from the legal department to the front office.
Mary Jo Miller has joined Portland, Oregon-based Ball Janik LLP as a partner in the finance, corporate, and real estate practices. Her practice focuses on finance, merger and acquisition, securities, and general corporate matters, with a strong focus on renewable energy-related projects and companies.…
Lavelle Law is pleased to announce that Heather Walser, became an equity partner in the firm located in Palatine, Illinois. Kerry Lavelle, founding partner of the firm, acknowledged the contributions Walser has made to the firm in making the announcement. “Heather provides tremendous value to the management team, and to the law office managing her specific practice group. We are a far stronger firm today with her as an equity partner.”
Chad Cooper has joined Kaufman & Company, PLLC, a national trial and litigation law firm in the firm’s Cleveland, Ohio office. Cooper has experience in the areas of Business Tort, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Litigation and Class Action Litigation.
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that Maureen Fitzgerald has been elected a shareholder of the firm. Fitzgerald is a member of the firm’s Professional Liability Department and focuses her practice in the areas of employment litigation, accounting professional liability litigation and commercial litigation and is located in the firm’s King of Prussia, Pennsylvania office.
McNair Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of shareholder Lance Lawson to the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. Lawson is a seasoned intellectual property (IP) litigator whose practice focuses on patent, trademark, trade secrets, and copyright litigation, as well as commercial disputes involving technology. Lawson joins McNair from North Carolina IP firm Myers Bigel. Read more
James “Jay” Lewis a partner at Tuesley, Hall, Konopa, LLP, received the honor of being named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in South Bend, a recognition given to only a single lawyer in each category. Lewis is licensed to practice law in IN and MI. His practice areas also include business law, real estate, labor and employment law and commercial litigation.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Julia B. Meister has been appointed ethics and malpractice co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. Meister currently serves as vice-chair for the section. Her new one-year leadership term began Sept. 1. Meister is a partner in Taft’s Litigation, Health & Life Sciences, and Private Client groups and heads the firm’s Cincinnati Estates, Trusts and Fiduciary Litigation practice.
Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Domenique Moran has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Employment Law – Management. Moran has also been selected to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers list for her work in Employment and Labor Law.
Keating Muething & Klekamp, PLL is pleased to announce that Mark Reuter has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation.
Katheryne Zelenock has been selected as a “2015 Women in the Law Honoree” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She was selected for her commitment to excellence in the practice of law. Ms. Zelenock is a Member in Dickinson Wright’s Real Estate Group and serves as Chair of Dickinson Wright’s Women’s Network. Ms. Zelenock is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association of America, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Oakland County Bar Association. She is an elected member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
Leslee Lewis, of Dickinson Wright PLLC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Lewis is a member of Dickinson’s Governing Board and previously served as the firm’s Practice Department Manager for Real Estate, Environmental, and Energy & Sustainability practices. She is recognized as a leader in the field by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute, where she is a Consulting Member on the Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations.
Paulita Pike has joined Ropes & Gray in Chicago, IL as a partner in the firm’s investment management group. Her practice includes representing investment advisers, mutual funds and fund boards on a broad range of issues, including governance structures and practices; compliance issues; D&O/E&O matters; committee structures and functions, communications with the press, self-evaluations and industry “best practices;” fund service provider contracts and SEC filings; fund mergers and “manager-of-managers” arrangements; and regulatory investigations and inquiries.
Meighan Harmon, a senior partner at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, LLP in Chicago, has been named to the “Top 100 Women Consumer Lawyers” list by Leading Lawyers Magazine. Harmon focuses on complex family law cases involving the distribution of multi-million dollar estates and represents successful business professionals and their spouses from a variety of industries, as well as individuals with multi-generational wealth.
Paul Drey, the managing partner of Brick Gentry, P.C., was recently honored with the John F. Sanford Award during the Dinner Gala at the Iowa Medical Society’s (IMS) 165th Annual Conference. The John F. Sanford Award recognizes a layperson who has made outstanding contributions to health care on behalf of both the Iowa Medical Society and the physicians in the State of Iowa. The presenter of the award stated, “There is a reason Paul is the ‘go to’ attorney for medical groups and physicians in Iowa – he truly cares about Iowa physicians, and understands how complex our world can be.” The receipt of this award is further evidence of how Paul continues to exhibit the attributes of strong intellect, faith, and service that resulted in him being chosen as the inaugural Father Michael McCafferty Law Scholar at NDLS in 1992. Read more
George Molinsky, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP in Cincinnati has been selected as one of 2015 Leading Lawyers by Cincy Magazine in the area of Emerging Companies.
Since Max Siegel became USATF’s fourth CEO in May 2012, he has signed 12 corporate partnership deals and grown the organization’s sponsor roster from seven to 19 and increased the organization’s annual revenue from $19 million to $30 million. USATF board member Jackie Joyner-Kersey credits the recent success of USATF with Siegel’s “team approach” in dealing with sponsors and athletes. “Max is a ‘we’ guy,” Joyner-Kersey said. “It’s about how we can do this together. That approach has created tremendous buy-in with athletes, sponsors and other constituents which has produced tremendous progress for the organization.” Read more
Kevin Warren, who is entering his 11th season with the Vikings, most recently served as the Vikings Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer. As CEO, Warren will now oversee all aspects of the Vikings business operations and will create strategic efforts for all departments. Warren has been instrumental in the design and construction process of the new Viking stadium set to open in 2016. Viking Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf said, “Kevin’s leadership, acumen, passion and work ethic will continue to be a positive asset for the Vikings and this community.” Warren and his wife are very committed to the Minneapolis-St. Paul community, where they recently donated $1 million to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital to establish “Carolyn’s Comforts”, a child cancer emergency assistance fund named in honor of Warren’s late sister. Read more