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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Berardi Immigration Law is pleased to announce that Catherine Dines has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Dines has a wide range of experience in cross-border corporate relations and has earned a reputation as a proven attorney with a successful track record representing large corporations, partnerships and individual entrepreneurs.
Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that Charles Davis, III has been hired as an associate in the firm’s Tampa office. Davis joins the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group.
The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is proud to welcome Reed Burritt to the firm as an associate. Burritt focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, workplace injury, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith matters. Prior to joining Abraham Watkins, Burritt was defense counsel for numerous large corporations, including insurance companies. Burritt is very active in the Houston legal community.
Brian Ellixson has joined national labor and employment firm, Fisher Phillips, as an associate in its Philadelphia office. As an employment and trade secrets litigator, Ellixson will focus on trade secrets, restrictive covenants, non-disclosure agreements, unfair competition and employee raiding within his practice. In addition to working with the Employee Defection and Trades Secrets and Litigation practice groups, he will also work with the Data Security and Workplace Privacy practice group on issues related to federal and state data protection laws, and security breach response, social media and electronic communication policies.
Faegre Baker Daniels is pleased to announce that Blake Angelino has been hired as an associate in its product liability group. Angelino will practice from the law firm’s Chicago office. In addition to product liability issues, Angelino represents clients in mass tort litigation, class action litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, and oil and gas litigation. Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Angelino was an associate with a large law firm in Ohio.
Lindsey Brazys Pianowski has been promoted to Partner of Sanders Pianowski LLP. Pianowski is admitted to practice before the courts of the states of Indiana, Illinois and Michigan and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the Western District of Michigan. Pianowski is a Registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Her practice is concentrated in Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Elder Law, Business Planning, and Mergers and Acquisitions
Illinois Super Lawyers has named Brian L. Salvi, an associate with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, as an Illinois Super Lawyer for 2017. Each year, no more than five percent of Illinois lawyers receive this honor.
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Steven D. Melzer (J.D. 2016) has joined the firm as an associate in Wilmington, Delaware. Melzer will begin his practice by joining the Commercial Law Counseling group.
The Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is pleased to welcome Alvin Adjei as an associate. Adjei joins the firm from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney. Adjei will focus his practice at the firm on representing people who have been injured as a result of negligence, including premises liability accidents and automobile accidents. During his time at Notre Dame Law School, Adjei formed a team to compete in the National Black Law Students Association Mock Trial Competition where his team won the Midwest regional Championship and advanced to the National competition.
Fisher Phillips is pleased to announce that Brittany Brantley has joined the firm as an associate in its Cleveland, Ohio office. Brantley will represent employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including business litigation and employment discrimination. Before joining Fisher Phillips, Brantley was an associate at Frantz Ward LLP, where she focused her practice on business litigation and employment discrimination matters. Before that, Brantley was a judicial extern for alumna Judge Nora Barry Fischer of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Faegre Baker Daniels is pleased to announce that Eric Nichols has joined the firm as an associate in its South Bend office. Nichols will practice in the finance and restructuring group. Nichols served nearly 20 years as a firefighter, including more than a decade of full-time employment, and is also an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve, where he served as a hospital corpsman in both clinical and field operations and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Cleveland law firm of Frantz Ward is pleased to announce that Joseph Guenther has been hired as an Associate. Guenther served as a 2015 Summer Associate at the firm.
The American Heart Association recently named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Reggie Bentley to serve on its Kentuckiana Metro Board of Directors for a three-year term. The board guides the many local activities that support the organization’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Bentley is an attorney with Stites & Harbison based in the Louisville office. He is a member of the Business Litigation Service Group.
Salvi Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is pleased to announce that Eirene Salvi has accepted a position with the firm. Salvi comes to the firm from a prominent Plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Chicago. Salvi concentrates her legal practice on cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability. In her first trial, she helped obtain a verdict of over $1 million on behalf of a victim of medical malpractice. She is also interested in immigration law and ensuring that immigrants have access to justice.
Elizabeth Scarola has joined the firm of Carlton Fields as an associate in the firm’s Health Care practice group. Prior to joining the firm, Scarola served as an extern at Together Health Network, where she assisted in a variety of operational and legal projects for a large healthcare network.
Robert Theofanis is an associate in his father’s firm, The Law Office of Theofanis & Davidson, where he practices in the area of workers compensation. Theofanis married Alexandra Fries, ’13 J.D. in Santa Barbara and the couple now resides in Los Angeles.
Gregory Bohan Ge has joined the firm of Snell & Wilmer in the Los Angeles office. Gregory Bohan Ge focuses his practice in real estate and business transactions where he advises domestic and international clients on property acquisitions, office and retail leasing, joint ventures and securities law compliance.
Jennifer Hernandez joined the firm of Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP, in Miami. Hernandez will practice in the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice. Hernandez was named to the 2014 and 2015 Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list. Hernandez is also a board member for the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Miami.
Megan Meyer has been hired as Real Estate Counsel at Port Cincinnati Development Authority, an economic development agency that initiates projects to increase jobs and regional prosperity through real estate and community development.
Katherine Merck, a Notre Dame undergrad and current student at Gonzaga Law School, was crowned Miss Rodeo America and received a $25K scholarship which she plans to use toward an LL.M. in Tax. Merck’s plan is that her practice will eventually include helping farmers and ranchers with estate planning and water rights. Read more…
Plunkett Cooney is pleased to announce that Nicole Ruggirello has joined the firm in its Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office. Ruggirello will practice in the Insurance Law Group where she will represent property and casualty insurance providers in coverage litigation that involves such complex issues as environmental contamination, construction defects, and products liability. Formerly, Ruggirello clerked in the Michigan Court of Appeals for Judge Michael Riordan.
Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that Patrick Folley has joined the firm as an associate in its Urbana, Illinois office. While at NDLS, Folley was a member of the Saint Thomas Moore Society, the Military Law Student’s Association, and the Intellectual Property Law Society.
Gutwein Law, in Lafayette, Indiana is pleased to announce that Corben Lee has joined the firm in the practice area of business law.