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The Hon. Charles Gill and author Wayne Reid collaborated in Death by Cop: A Call for Unity, to tell a poignant and personal story of police-civilian shootings. Reid shares the unfettered details of his brother’s death and subsequent case, while Judge Gill, who presided over the trial, provides unparalleled legal insight. The unexpectedly uplifting message has the book rising to the top of the charts. Death by Cop has been named an Amazon Bestseller, ranked #1 in the Amazon category for Legal History, and named #1 Amazon Hot New Release in the category for Legal Practice.
Edward D. Greenberg retired from his full-time law practice, after 52 years on December 31. Greenberg will remain of counsel at GKG Law in 2021, advising the firm’s clients and partners as transportation-related needs arise.
William Boley Ingersoll has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who, which recognized him as a leader in the fields of law and real estate.
John Tehan and Dan Graziano combined to win the Stonebridge Country Club Men’s Invitational golf tournament in Naples, Florida.
Roberta "Bobbi" Liebenberg was named “Best Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Antitrust Law, Philadelphia (April 2020).
Roberta "Bobbi" Liebenberg, a senior partner at Fine, Kaplan, and Black, was honored as the 2019 inductee to the American Antitrust Institute’s Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame on November 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The Hall of Fame recognizes practitioners for distinguished service to the private antitrust enforcement community.
Christine Luchok Fallon retired from her position as the Reporter of Decisions for the United States Supreme Court on September 25, 2020, after 31 years of working for the Court. Fallon began working for the Supreme Court in 1989, serving as Deputy Report of Decisions. In 2011, she became the sixteenth Reporter of Decisions and the first woman to hold the position.
Nathan L. Kaitz, a partner at the Boston law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy, was recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2021 for his expertise in Labor and Employment Litigation.
James P. Ulwick has been recognized as a Maryland "Litigation Star" in the 2020 legal ranking guide, Benchmark Litigation. He was recognized for his work in commercial litigation and healthcare litigation.
Arthur "Art" Fuccillo celebrated the Washington Nationals’ first World Series win as one of the minority owners of the team.
Beverly Willet published her debut memoir, Disassembly Required
Francis “Pete” Jones, Jr. has been confirmed by the Delaware Senate to serve as a Judge of the Superior Court of Delaware. Jones has spent over 37 years practicing law and has been with the Delaware firm Morris James LLP since 1983.
Molly Reynolds Fitzgerald was recently appointed to the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Kathleen G. Walsh was named one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in the Law” for 2019. Now in its fourteenth year, this awards program recognizes lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting standards for Virginia lawyers. “Leaders” are recognized for changing the law, serving the community, changing practice, or improving Virginia’s justice system, among other accomplishments. Walsh is a Virginia attorney whose practice specialties encompass Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Virginia State Workers’ Compensation.
William J. Kotapish joined the law firm Carlton Fields in Washington, D.C., as a member of the
firm’s Financial Services Regulatory Practice.
Christopher Conte was inducted into the North Haven High School Hall of Fame. Conte maintained a high standard of excellence in both academics—as a member of the National Honor Society—and athletics—earning a combined seven varsity letters for soccer and baseball, and receiving multiple All-Area and All-State honors in both sportss.
Mark Holden was one of 21 experts on race, policing, and the law selected by POLITICO Magazine to comment on the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial and its future implications.
Catherine Reese, of Reese Law, was selected Leader of the Year for the 2020 class of Leaders in the Law. The announcement was made at a virtual “Leaders of the Law” event held on October 22, 2020.
Ed Sisk will stay on as MSRP chair as the board has re-elected him amid the pandemic and the ongoing search for a new CEO.
Joseph Holahan has been elected partner at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.
Amy Pfeiffer, a partner in Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, LLP, was recently listed among The Best Lawyers in America 2021 in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers.
Dennis L. James joined Blank Rome in the firm’s nationally recognized Insurance Recovery practice as Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office.
Mike Refolo, a partner in Mirick O’Connell’s Business Group, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Business Organizations. This is the first time Refolo has been recognized in Best Lawyers.
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn joined Baker Botts L.L.P. in the firm’s Environmental, Safety & Incident Response (ESIR) Section of the Litigation Department in the Washington, D.C. office.
D. Michael Lyles was appointed as Annapolis City Attorney by Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley. Lyles will take over for acting City Attorney Kerry Berger following confirmation by Annapolis City Council at its December 9, 2019 city council meeting.
Ron Quirk recently had an essay published in the Eugene O’Neill Review. The article examines one of Eugene O’Neill’s undervalued plays, Dynamo.
Jim Riley has been named to The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2019 list. The annual list honors individuals who have throughout the course of the year proven most effective in working on behalf of their clients. Riley is being recognized for his success in obtaining a rare exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for members of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) of which Riley is Chief Counsel and Senior Vice President for Government Affairs.
David Reeves was elevated to Chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners effective November 1, 2019. Previously, in November of 2015, Reeves was appointed a five-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, and in October of 2018, he was elected Vice-Chair of the Board by his fellow board members.
Susan E. Burke has been appointed Vice President and Director of Assumed Reinsurance in the Casualty Treaty Department of Liberty Mutual Re (LM Re) part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.
Scott N. Flesch has been appointed by The Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army to serve ass the next Army Chief Trial Attorney (CTA). The Army CTA serves as the authorized representative of the Secretary of the Army with sole authority and responsibility for the conduct and control of litigation of contract disputes for all Department of the Army cases docketed with the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, excepting certain types of appeals originating from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As the Army CTA, Flesch will oversee the litigation activities of 34 military and civilian trial attorneys and paralegals who are assigned to the Contract and Fiscal Law Division (KFLD) of the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency. Flesch's term as the Army CTA will be effective January 1, 2020.
Mandinema “Mondi” Kumbula-Fraser has accepted a position as the Consortium Vice President for Government Relations and Membership Development at The Catholic University of America.
Richard G. Poulson—a partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson and a top public-safety union lawyer—has been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
S. Jenell Trigg, a Member and Chair of the Privacy, Data Security & E-Commerce Practice for Lerman Senter PLLC in Washington, DC, is recognized by the 2020 Best Lawyers of America for Privacy and Data Security, and by the 2020 Lawyers of Distinction for Communications and Privacy Data Security Law. Trigg also co-chairs the FCC’s supplier diversity events as an appointee by FCC Chairman Pai to the FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment. She is planning a Tech Supplier Diversity Opportunity Symposium in April 2021 for small, minority, women, and other diverse businesses.
Tamara Connor has joined Klyndved Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG).
Anne M. Donohue, a member of the Board of Visitors, has joined Blank Rome in their Washington, D.C., office. She is in the firm’s Government Contracts group.
Daniel Gallagher returned to WilmerHale as a partner to represent and counsel clients on securities-related regulatory, policy, litigation, and enforcement matters.
Mark J. Beachy will join Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer, effective October 5, 2020.
Shannon M. Heim has been appointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband. Heim’s term runs October 14, 2019, through April 2, 2023. Heim had previously been appointed to the Task Force under Governor Dayton and served until it expired when Governor Walz was elected.
William Beckwith was named Employee of the Year at the Federal Communications Commission, where he serves as a Senior Policy Attorney-Advisor in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Beckwith was recognized by the FCC for his leadership and innovation in drafting a report to Congress that identifies states' diversion of 911 fees billed to telephone customers to non-911 and non-public safety uses.
William Beckwith, previously a Senior Policy Attorney-Advisor at the FCC, is joining DISH as director of wireless regulatory affairs.
Erin Lynch-Prata has been nominated to the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Cecilia (O'Connell) Miller has joined Buchalter as a new Shareholder at their San Diego office. Miller joins the firm's Litigation and Insurance Law practice groups. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and pre-litigation counseling with an emphasis on insurance coverage recovery for policy holders.
The Honorable Terence Everitt was re-elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in the November 2020 election. Everitt will be serving his second term representing House District 35 (Wake County).
Deana A. Labriola has joined Fox Rothschild LLP in Raleigh as a partner in the Corporate Department.
Andrea Bryk joined the Vienna, Virginia estate planning and administration firm, The Law Offices of Michele H. Wright PLC.
Michael Chen has joined Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in their Charlotte, North Carolina office. Chen is a leader in the Charlotte area on Asian American issues, and his experience in immigration and international business will strengthen Parker Poe’s international business practice.
Nicole Dillard, Principal at Dillard Legal Consultants, LLC, moderated the panel, “Providing Essential Services: How the Healthcare and Education Industries Adapted to the Global Pandemic,” at the 2021 District of Columbia Judicial & Bar Conference held April 22-23, 2021.
Kevin Murphy was appointed as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Warwick, Rhode Island. For Murphy, “It’s an honor to serve [his] community and [his] home state in this new capacity.”
Esperanza Sanchez, a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Labor, organized the panel, “Providing Essential Services: How the Healthcare and Education Industries Adapted to the Global Pandemic,” at the 2021 District of Columbia Judicial & Bar Conference held April 22-23, 2021.
Brendan Carr, Commissioner of the FCC, was honored as the recipient of the Jerry B. Duvall Public Service Award. The award was presented at the Phoenix Center’s 19th Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium “Keeping Pace with Dynamic Industries.” Carr received the honor for his political courage and gave the keynote remarks at the event.
Douglas J. Herrema has been appointed Division Chief for Lands, Realty, and Cadastral Survey at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, overseeing policy and budget for renewable energy, rights-of-way, federal land use, realty actions, Land and Water Conservation Fund implementation, and other programs.
Jeremy Moss released his new book The Life and Tryals of the Gentleman Pirate, Major Stede Bonnet. The book, available in all major bookstores, chronicles the life of Major Stede Bonnet, particularly his two years of piracy during the golden age of piracy. This well-researched, engaging read is Moss’s second book.
Steven M. Ayr, a Casner & Edwards attorney, was recognized in Best Lawyers’ new category, “Ones to Watch.” The recognizes individual lawyers who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S.
Craig Hilts was made a partner at the Boston-based law firm, WilmerHale, effective January 1, 2021.
Adam Innerst was named Market President by BNY Mellon Wealth Management in Houston, Texas. He will lead the region’s wealth management practice.
Samuel C. Higginbottom, Florida associate at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been named a shareholder of the firm. Higginbottom is based in the firm’s Tampa office where he is a member of the Casualty Department.
Brian M. McKeon was named a shareholder of Brownstein in Washington, D.C. McKeon is a member of the firm’s Government Relations Department and is a leading Senate strategist who identifies, secures, and preserves appropriations funding, and primarily focuses on policy issues related to agriculture, sustainability, corporate compliance, supply chain transparency and technology.
Marie Weiskopf along with her colleague at Millier Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP, Julie Reed, was recently published in Law360. Their article, “It’s Time To Fix The Patent System’s Gender Problem,” discusses the low rate of patent applications being submitted by women and people of color—and acknowledges it as a larger systemic issue. The article also outlines several points that education and legal leaders must commit to in order to see change.
Sarah Conkright was promoted to Partner at the law firm Carr Maloney P.C., effective February 1, 2021.
Douglas "Drew" Svor made partner at law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice group and the Communications team and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. Drew’s practice is focused on technology, media, and telecommunications, with an emphasis on satellite, wireless and new technologies.
John M. Tenaglia was appointed to a senior (career civil service) position in the Department of Defense as the Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC). In this position, he is responsible for all operations and activities of the DPC office.
Stephanie M. Brochert, an associate of Plunkett Cooney, was recently selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021. “Ones to Watch” awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
John Morgan was sworn into the Air Force as a JAG Officer in the West Virginia Air National Guard. Morgan joins the 130th Airlift Wing which is based in Charleston, West Virginia. Due to the ongoing national health concerns, the ceremony was conducted virtually on May 7, 2020.
Daniel Bidwell began a new job in August 2020 as Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Angel Hernandez joined the Housing Policy Council (HPC) as vice president of capital markets. In this role, Hernandez will assist in managing all aspects of HPC’s policy development, focusing on mortgage-backed securitization, capital markets, and technology and innovation in housing finance.
Antonio Moore joined the law firm of Goodell DeVries as an associate in the firm’s Medical Malpractice Group. Moore focuses his practice on the defense of health care providers and health care institutions in medical malpractice and wrongful death claims.
Daniel Kane launched his own solo practice focused on startups and small businesses. His mission is to provide greater access to counsel for entrepreneurs in New York State and across the country. His practice is split into two divisions: (1) a national practice offering advice on intellectual property, government contracts, SBA lending, and other federal programs, and (2) a New York-based practice offering additional services in corporate law and state-specific programs. For more info, visit kaneesq.com.
Richard Kisielowski started a new position as Executive Secretary and Special Advisor to the Chairman at Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Rory Murphy was named by Legal500 a "rising star" for U.S. Government Relations attorneys.
Amanda L. Tharpe is now at Clark Hill as an environmental law associate.
Alyson C. Hoffman joined Lowndes as an associate in the Corporate, Business and Tax Department of the firm's Orlando and Melbourne offices. She primarily focuses her practice on sophisticated estate planning and complex estate and trust administration.
Samuel J. Mott is an associate in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and a member of the litigation group.
Chima Okoli has been named Penn State's new representative on the Big Ten Advisory Commission.
James Roth has joined Miller, Miller & Canby’s Litigation Practice Group, where he concentrates his practice in real estate litigation with a focus in eminent domain, as well as business and commercial litigation.
Aliza Dominey has been selected to join the 100 Women in Finance’s D.C. Committee. Through her role, Dominey helps plan peer engagement, philanthropy, and education events to further the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career and enables their positive influence over pre-career young women.
Katelyn Holbrook joins JDKatz, P.C.—a tax, litigation, and estate planning law firm in the D.C. Metro Area—as an associate in the firm's estate planning and litigation practice groups.
Bart Lambergman published an Op-Ed in Sports Business Journal. Lambergman, the Director of Legal and Policy Affairs for LEAD1 Association, commented on the work being done by LEAD1 in regard to more intentional work in creating opportunities for diversity and inclusion in the FBS and discussed the several key themes the group has highlighted in creating actionable steps towards change.
Erin Luibrand had her law review article recently published in the University of Virginia Journal of Criminal Law.
David A. Donahue passed away peacefully on February 9, 2021.
Lawrence M. Sullivan passed away peacefully on September 9, 2019, at the age of 82. He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Catherine “Kate” Durkin Sullivan, three children, three step-children, and 11 grandchildren.
T. David Stapleton, Jr. passed away peacefully on May 15, 2020.
Barry F. Kowalski, a Justice Department lawyer who prosecuted high-profile civil rights cases, most notably winning the convictions of two white Los Angeles police officers in 1993 for the beating of Rodney G. King — an episode that touched off one of the nation’s worst urban riots — died on Sunday at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 74.
Thomas Park Gilliss passed away on Oct. 28, 2019, in San Francisco, California, in the presence of his wife, daughter, and son.
John R. Bukowski of Annapolis, Maryland, passed away on October 30, 2019, at the age of 68. John is survived by his wife of 43 years, six children, three grandchildren, his mother, and two brothers.
Marty O’Toole died in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. He lived his days as a formidable fighter for truth, justice, and honor, but delighted most in the gift of human connection. he is survived by his parents, four sisters, one brother and countless adoring nieces and nephews.
Susan M. Noon passed away July 17, 2019, at the age of 66. She had retired from her position in the U.S. Department of Labor as a Policy Analyst in the Employment Benefits Security Administration. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Carmine James Spellane, and her son, Aron, both of Washington, D.C., as well as three brothers, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Kristofer Peterson passed away recently. Memorial services will be held on March 21, 2021.