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Melvin Hirshman

Melvin Hirshman

Melvin Hirshman, Bar Counsel to the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland by the Court of Appeals, celebrated his 50th year with the Maryland Bar on October 28, 2005.

MSBA Past President and Chair of Ober Kaler’s Employment & Labor practice Pamela J. White has been named the 2005 recipient of the Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. Mentor Award, a merit-based award that is given to attorneys who demonstrate a strong service in the community, high standards of professional conduct and positive guidance as a mentor to other attorneys.

Pamela J. White

Pamela J. White

Gary B. Eidelman, Partner of the Business Department and Vice Office Managing Partner in the Baltimore office of Saul Ewing LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Downtown Partnership, a nonprofit corporation working with the public and private sectors to revitalize Downtown Baltimore for businesses, employees, residents and visitors.

Venable LLP announces that Michael J. Baader has been named Partner-in-Charge of its Baltimore office. Baader becomes the second person in the firm’s century-long history to hold that position.

Paul W. Kim, a counsel for Ober Kaler, has been ranked among the nation’s “Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyers – 2005” by Nightingale’s Healthcare News.

The Greater Baltimore Committee has added Michael C. Hodes, Managing Director of Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A., to its President’s Advisory Council.

Gary B. Eidelman Paul W. Kim Michael C. Hodes

Gary B. Eidelman

Paul W. Kim Michael C. Hodes

Ballard Sphar Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP has added Joseph J. Bellinger, Jr., and Matthew G. Summers to their Litigation Department as a partner and associate, respectively. Bellinger and Summers are also both members of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery Group.

Douglas M. Topolski, a partner in the Baltimore office of McGuireWoods LLP, has been highlighted in the Who’s Who Legal: Management Labor & Employment Law list of 2006. The list is compiled through questionnaires distributed to lawyers in the field of labor and employment.

Gary H. Leibowitz

Gary H. Leibowitz

Gary H. Leibowitz, an Associate in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department in the Baltimore office of Saul Ewing LLP, has been named to Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 under 40” 2005 list, for his achievements in the workplace and public service involvement.

Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine has recognized Adam S. Zarren, an associate in Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber’s corporate and transactional practice group, as one of “Maryland’s Legal Elite”.

Mark T. McDermott has opened a new office at 910 17th Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 20006; (202) 331-1440. McDermott will continue to practice in the areas of adoption law, aviation law and litigation.

Adam S. Zarren

Adam S. Zarren

Lisa M. Alexander has joined the law firm of Collins & Talley LLC as an associate. Alexander concentrates her practice in the areas of domestic relations, elder law, real estate and personal injury.

Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A., has recently expanded their firm, which currently ranks as the seventh largest in Maryland. Jennifer Kleeman joins the firm as an associate in the Litigation group, while Jeffrey S. Glaser has joined the firm’s Estate and Wealth Preservation group.

In a joint meeting between the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the Japan Intellectual Property Association, held in Seattle, Washington, William S. Boshnick of Greenblum & Bernstein, PLC, in Reston, Virginia, was a panelist and co-author for the Asian Practice International Congress.

Mark T. McDermott

Mark T. McDermott

Thomas F. Casey has joined the legal department of the American Farm Bureau Federation, an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization governed by and representing farm and ranch families.

Ryan R. Dietrich has joined Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A., as an associate to the firm’s Litigation department.

Due to the expansion of the firm’s Health Care department, Crowell & Moring, LLP, announces the addition of Christine C. Rinn, a 20-year veteran of managing care law issues, as a partner.

The following Maryland attorneys have been included in the 2006 Edition of Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, Inc.:

Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C.James B. Astrachan.

Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A.Price O. Gielen, Allan J. Gibber, Richard Rubin, Deborah H. Devan and Robert M. Ercole.

Ober KalerSanford V. Teplitzky, Leonard C. Homer, Howard L. Sollins, M. Hamilton Whitman, Jr., Donald C. Greenman, Joseph C. Kovars, John A. Wolf, Donald R. Mering, E. Scott Johnson, Frank C. Bonaventure, Marika M. Ostendorf and Pamela J. White.

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