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Harriet E. Cooperman

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., has reappointed Harriet E. Cooperman to a six-year term on the Maryland State Higher Education Labor Relations Board. Cooperman is a Partner with Saul Ewing LLP and is Chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Practice Group.

Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, announces that Andrew D. Bulgin and Danielle Stager Zoller have been elected to membership in the firm’s Financial Services and Real Estate Groups, respectively.

Bernard & Associates, LC, announces that Julie Nelson (formerly Of Counsel to the firm) has become the new Chief Counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration.

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has named Venable LLP attorneys Michael J. Baader, Charles J. Morton and Richard L. Wasserman among 40 attorneys that the magazine has labeled “Maryland’s Legal Elite”. Baader is Chair of the firm’s Corporate Group, Morton is a partner Venable’s transactional law practice, and Wasserman is a senior partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group.

Robert D. Roseman has joined Miles & Stockbridge P.C. as a principal in the firm’s Tyson’s Corner (VA) and Rockville (MD) offices. Roseman specializes in corporate and real estate transactional work, debt restructuring and finance.

Venable LLP litigation partner Bruce Parker has been named 2005-2006 President-Elect of the International Association of Defense Counsel, one of the oldest international organizations comprised of senior counsel representing many of the world’s largest corporations and insurers.

Scott A. Thomas, a partner in the Litigation Department of Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization that provides assistance to abused and neglected children in the Juvenile Court system.

Susan E. Roberto, an associate in the Corporate, Business and Tax Department of Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Civic Works, a non-profit organization that provides critical community services throughout Baltimore.

Kim Viti Fiorentino

Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., announces that shareholder Kim Viti Fiorentino has been named President of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Montgomery County. Fiorentino, who is chair of the Pro Bono Guardianship Program at Shulman Rogers, has served on the MHA Board since 2003.

Maryland Lawyers for the Arts (MLA), an organization that provides legal support to artists, has named E. Scott Johnson and Michael S. Yang as MLA President and Vice-President, respectively, for the 2005-2006 term. Johnson, a partner with Ober Kaler, also currently serves as chair of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Yang is a partner with the Baltimore-based firm of Gorman and Williams and worked as a graphic designer and as a medical researcher utilizing computer imaging prior to attending law school.

Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC) Executive Director Susan Erlichman has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the National Association of IOLTA Programs. MLSC administers Maryland’s Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA).

Venable LLP announces that R. Thomas Hoffmann has been named a partner in the Business & Finance Department in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.


John M. Ramirez

Troutman Sanders LLP announces that John M. Ramirez has joined the law firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group, serving as Of Counsel in the Virginia Beach office.

Kevin L. Shepherd, co-chair of Venable LLP’s Real Estate Practice Group and a partner in the firm’s Baltimore office, has been selected to serve a one-year term as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law.

Sherri M. Miller has joined Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, as Counsel in the Employment and Employee Benefits Groups. Also joining the firm is Timothy J. Capurso, as an Associate in the Personal Injury Group.

The Law Offices of Anne Hoke, Esq., LLC, announces the addition of Sharon Sirota Rubin to the firm as an associate focused in Worker’s Compensation, personal injury and medical malpractice.  The firm also announces the planned expansion of its Baltimore City office, 10 E. Baltimore Street, Suite 901, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

Venable LLP announces that R. Thomas Hoffmann has been named a partner in the Business & Finance Department in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Rosenberg Martin Funk Greenberg LLP partners Ben Rosenberg, Jerry Martin and Barry Greenberg have been included in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

McGuireWoods LLP has been recognized in the Vault Guide to the top 100 Law Firms in the 2006 survey of the most prestigious law firms in the United States.  The firm was ranked in a poll of more than 15,000 practicing attorneys from more than 150 major law firms across the country.  The online survey asked attorneys to score each law firm on how prestigious it is to work for the firm.

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