Brian J. Kelly has joined the Baltimore office of McGuireWoods LLP as
an associate in the firm’s Corporate Services Department. He will focus
his practice on corporate finance, securities and energy and utilities.
Barbara E. Larson and Daniel M. Radebaugh have joined Ballard Spahr
Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, as associates in the Real Estate Department of
the law firm’s Baltimore office.
Kimmel & Silverman announces the selection of Robyn G. Katz to manage the
nationally-recognized consumer advocacy firm’s new Owings Mills, Maryland,
Neil R. Lebowitz
Neil R. Lebowitz, announces the opening of his new practice, the Law
Office of Neil R. Lebowitz, LLC, 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite
1200, Columbia, Maryland 21044; (410) 730-9010. Lebowitz will concentrate
in the areas of employment law, contractual disputes and personal injury.
Jeffrey N. Zinn has been promoted to Assistant General Counsel for WebMD
Corporation and General Counsel for VIPS, Inc.
David B. Rudow, a member in the law firm of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorg &
Hendler, LLC, recently completed a 40-hour Civil Mediation Seminar
presented by the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional
Education of Lawyers.
Joyce K. Becker, associate dean and chair of the legal studies department
at Villa Julie College, has been named to the American Bar Association’s
Standing Committee on Paralegal Approvals Approval Commission.
Entertainment and Intellectual Property practitioner Cheryl L. Slay has
been appointed to the Towson University College of Fine Arts &
Communications Dean’s Council. Slay, who chairs the MSBA Entertainment &
Sports Law Committee, also recently gave a presentation entitled “Managing
Your Assets: A Look at Intellectual Property” for the 12th Annual
Conference of the Maryland Association of Non-Profit Organizations.
Randall D. Fisher
After 12 years in corporate in-house practice, Randall D. Fisher has
opened the Law Offices of Randall D. Fisher at 106 Defense Highway,
Annapolis, Maryland 21401; (410) 897-0009. The firm will also maintain a
satellite office in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Fisher will specialize in
corporate law, wills, trusts and estates, telecommunications and mediation
Schochor, Federico and Stanton P.A. partners Kerry D. Staton and Phillip
C. Federico have been unanimously voted into membership of the Maryland
Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Robert J. Mathias, chair of the national litigation practice group of
Piper Rudnick LLP, and Morton J. Fisher, a partner in the Baltimore office
of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, have been named recipients of
The Daily Record’s 2004 Leadership in Law Awards. The awards recognize
those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in
the community, has made a positive impact on Maryland.
Howard County employment attorney Cynthia Thomas Calvert has co-authored
(with Joan Williams) a book for law firms entitled Solving the Part-Time
Puzzle: The Law Firm’s Guide to Balanced Hours; the book shows law firms
how to have effective part-time programs that will increase profits and
client satisfaction as well as retain valued attorneys.
Kathleen McDermott, Partner in Blank Rome LLP’s Health Law and White
Collar Practice Group, participated as the “Top-Rated Expert Speaker” for
an Audio Conference sponsored by Medicare Compliance Alert on October 12,
2004. McDermott discussed “Physicians, Pharma and Drug Management – Six
Red Flags that Catch the Government’s Eye and What to Do About Them”.
The Maryland State Bar Association has appointed Venable LLP partner
Richard L. Wasserman to the board of directors of the Legal Aid Bureau,
Ober Kaler announces that Dorinda Purvis has joined the firm as a staff
attorney in its Baltimore office. Purvis will practice law in the firm’s
John A. Hayden, III
Marta Harting, a partner in the Litigation practice group of Piper Rudnick
LLP, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National
Federation of the Blind. The award recognizes Harting’s pro bono work on
behalf of the Federation in its campaign to build the Jernigan Institute,
a new research and training facility in Baltimore.
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. partner John A. Hayden, III, has been
named President of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, a
non-profit organization that sponsors in-service activities for board
members of school boards through annual conferences, orientation programs
for new board members and workshops.
Pamela Frentzel-Beyme, Nicholas E. Johansson and Joel D. McMahan have
joined the firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. as associates.
David L. Cahn
David L. Cahn announces the opening of the Law Offices of David L. Cahn,
LLC, 20 South Charles Street, Suite 310, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3220;
(410) 986-00990). Cahn practices in the areas of business law and
litigation with a focus on franchise sales and relationship issues.
In association with the Maryland Bankers Association, the Financial
Services Group of Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC,
has published the third edition of A Survey of Maryland Laws Relating to
Extending Credit and Consumer Financial Services. Carla Stone Witzel,
Marjorie A. Corwin and Stephanie D. Cohen, financial services lawyers with
the firm, co-authored the publication.
The law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver has named three nonprofit
community organizations serving the Baltimore and Washington metro areas
as winners in its John Chandler Baldwin Community Grants Program. The
program’s $30,000 in grants will be distributed to the Maryland Food Bank,
Project Northstar and Boys Hope, Girls Hope, with each organization
receiving a $10,000 grant.
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