Bench & Bar, 0418 GABJ, GSB Vol. 23, No. 6, Pg. 56

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Vol. 23 No. 6 Pg. 56

Georgia Bar Journal

April, 2018

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Taylor English Duma LLP announced that partner Mark Carter was elected to serve as co-chair of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS) Service Council. ALAS assists low-income individuals in meeting basic needs through free civil legal services. The core of Legal Aid's mission is to help low-income people navigate the complexities of the court system at the most vulnerable times in their lives.

FordHarrison LLP announced that former managing partner C. Lash Harrison has transitioned to the role of chairman of the executive committee where he will work with six other firm partners in overseeing every aspect of the firm's operation and development. Harrison has more than 50 years of experience representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law in almost every state.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP announced that Eric Charity was appointed to the Young Leaders Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA). BBBSMA's mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Brian D. Burgoon was re-elected as an out-of-state representative on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. The 52-member Board of Governors has exclusive authority to formulate and adopt matters of policy concerning the activities of the Bar, subject to limitations imposed by the rules regulating The Florida Bar.

Supreme Court of Georgia Justice Britt C Grant was elected to the American Law Institute. The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. Members of the American Law Institute have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas by drafting, revising and publishing model codes, principles of law and restatements of the law, bodies of work that are influential in the courts and legislatures as well as in legal scholarship and education.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced that partner Elisa S. Kodish was elected board president of Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS). ALAS helps low-income individuals in meeting basic needs through free civil legal services. The core of Legal Aid's mission is to help low-income people navigate the complexities of the court system at the most vulnerable times in their lives.

Warshauer Law Group announced that Michael Warshauer was elected president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The firm also announced that Lyle Warshauer was elected to serve on the board of Second Helpings Atlanta, Inc. Second Helpings is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose vision is to fight hunger in the five-county metro-Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need.

On the Move

IN ATLANTA

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP announced that Michael Binns and Karen Carroll joined the firm as partners and Sharad Bijanki joined as an associate. Binns is a member of the intellectual property practice group and focuses primarily in the area of patent litigation. His experience includes all aspects of intellectual property (IP) law related to a variety of technologies, including patent and trademark prosecution proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, IP licensing and counseling clients on all forms of IP evaluation and risk assessment. Carroll's practice focuses on complex IP litigation and counseling, with a specific focus on pharmaceutical and biotechnology-related patent matters, including Hatch-Wax-man litigation. Bijanki focuses his practice on IP, especially patent litigation and post-grant proceedings before the patent t rial and appeal board. The firm is located at 1180 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1800, Atlanta, GA 30309; 678-690-5749; Fax 404-869-6972; www.parkerpoe.com.

Alston & Bird LLP announced that Jeremy Silverman joined the firm as a partner in the corporate transactions and securities group. He advises private equity funds, closely held businesses and publicly traded companies in mergers and acquisitions transactions, and other strategic matters. He also assists clients in the health care industry in mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, and has non-mergers and acquisitions transactional experience, including assisting clients in structuring and effectuating joint ventures, strategic alliances and other complex commercial relationships. The firm is located at One Atlantic Center, 1201 W. Peachtree St., Suite 4900, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-881-7000; Fax 404-881-7777; www.alston.com.

Shawn Kalfus and Matt Stone announced the formation of their civil defense law firm, Stone Kalfus LLP. Kalfus's practice focuses on defending wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases for companies and individuals. Stone focuses on motor vehicle liability claims, automotive dealership cases and consumer and regulatory issues. He also represents motor carriers, specialty haulers, bus lines and motor coaches, waste haulers, mobile crane companies, emergency and non-emergency medical transportation providers and automobile dealerships. The firm is located at 1718 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-736-2600; Fax 404-736-2601; www.stonekalfus.com.

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP announced the addition of Dorothy H. Cornwell as partner, Dan M. Silverboard as of counsel and Kori E. Flake as an associate. Cornwell is a member of the firm's health care group and focuses on litigation and regulatory compliance, particularly at the intersection of the health care and health insurance...

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