The Maryland Bar Foundation, a non-profit charitable corporation which funds
law-related public service projects, has inducted Jan I. Berlage as a fellow.
Berlage is a litigator for Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, and
a member of the MSBA Board of Governors.
The Honorable Richard C. Goodwin, an Administrative Law Judge, has been named
Vice Chair of the National Conference of the Administrative Judiciary at the
American Bar Association's Annual Meeting and also appointed a representative
of the Vice Chairs to the Section Officers Conference of the ABA.
The Maryland Hispanic Bar Association has designated Bettina Guevara, an
associate with Miles & Stockbridge, to serve as the president-elect for the
2006-2007 term and president for the 2007-2008 term.
Steven R. Smith, a health law practitioner with Ober Kaler and active member
in the American Health Lawyers Association, has been elected to the board of
directors of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc., which promotes
research for a universal cure for sickle cell disease.
Franklin Square Hospital has added two Whiteford, Taylor & Preston attorneys
to their organization. G. Scott Barhight has been elected Chair of the Franklin
Square Hospital Foundation's Board of Directors, while John Gontrum, a past
president of the Baltimore County Bar Association, has been named Chair of
the Board of Franklin Square Hospital.
H. Richard Duden, III, a litigator with the law firm Hyatt, Peters & Weber,
LLP, has been named to the State Ethics Commission for a term that ends in
The Johns Hopkins Office of Technology Transfer has appointed Wesley D. Blakeslee,
a JHU attorney with thorough experience in commercialization of technology
and licensing of intellectual property, its acting director, as well as the
acting director of technology transfer for the School of Medicine.
The American College of Trail Lawyers, a premier legal association, has inducted
Gerard P. Martin, a partner with Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP, as a fellow.
Jennifer Fairfax, an attorney with Strickler, Sachitano & Hatfield, P.A.,
recently taught continuing legal education courses for the Montgomery County
Bar Foundation on adoption.
The Charles Village Community Association, a group that strives to maintain
the quality of life issues in its Northern Baltimore City community, has elected
Dana Petersen Moore, a partner in Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Litigation
Group, its new president.
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., has been named Mobile Medical
Care, Inc.'s 2006 Corporate Sponsor of the Year due to their legal expertise
and support contributed to
"MobileMed" and for efforts to maximize the organization's credibility in the
Lena Barnett has relocated her law offices to 4416 East West Highway, Suite
400, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Her new phone number is (301) 654-2330.
Saul Ewing LLP has brought Maurice A. Bellan to the firm as special counsel
to the Litigation Department. Bellan previously served as a trial attorney
for the Special Litigation Section of the Department of Justice – Civil
Ward & Klein, Chartered, has relocated its main office to 2275 Research Boulevard,
Suite 720, Rockville, Maryland 20850. The firm's new telephone number is (240)
Ronald M. Bolt has been added to the Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll & Greenfeig
law firm as an associate, where he will continue his practice in entity formation,
commercial contracts, business sale and acquisition agreements, and commercial
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