Bench & Bar, 0618 GABJ, GSB Vol. 23, No. 7, Pg. 46

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Vol. 23 No. 7 Pg. 46

Georgia Bar Journal

June, 2018

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FordHarrison LLP announced that Patrick L. Ryan was selected as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2018 class of fellows. LCLD’s landmark fellows program works by identifying high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds and setting them on the path to leadership of their organizations.

Emory University announced that alumnus John L. Latham, partner, Alston & Bird, was elected to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees governs the university by establishing policy and exercising fiduciary responsibility for the longterm well-being of the institution.

Rockdale County Chief Magistrate Judge Phinia Aten received the Jean Williams Community Service Award from the Rockdale Chapter of the NAACP at the 30th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. Aten was selected to receive the award due to her substantial efforts to engage, educate and empower children and young adults as well as improve judicial outcomes in the Rockdale Judicial Circuit.

NowackHoward announced that George E. Nowack Jr. was elected to the Law Council of his alma mater, Washington and Lee University Law School. The Law Council is the governing board of the Law Alumni Association. Council members advise the dean of the law school on matters related to career strategy, admissions, reputation of the law school, curriculum, alumni relations and fundraising.

The Center for Access to Justice in Atlanta was a recipient of an American Bar Endowment Opportunity Grant. The American Bar Endowment is a tax-exempt charitable organization that was established in 1942 for purposes including, particularly, “to advance legal study and research and to promote the administration of justice and uniformity of judicial decision throughout the United States.” The goal of the opportunity grants program is to assist eligible grantees in the development or enhancement of innovative programs and projects that address issues of immediate and critical interest to the public and members of the legal profession.

Taylor English Duma LLP announced that it has partnered with The Military Family Support Center of Georgia (MFSC) to create opportunities that support active and retired military members and their families. MFSC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting military members, active and retired, and their families by providing access to a multitude of services, including a commissary, in order to address the diverse living needs of these families. Its mission is to permanently ensure that the commissary store and related services that it helped bring back to North Georgia remain available for active and retired service members and their families, even when government services are no longer available.

Steven Ginsburg of Litchfield Cavo LLP was a participant on the panel “Successors in Interest: Ready, Set, Implement!” at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference and Expo in February. The panel helped present solutions to the challenges of operationalizing the new requirements, policies, procedures and documents needed to identify potential successors in interest, the documents needed to confirm a person’s identity and ownership interest in the property, how to determine and communicate confirmation decisions in a timely manner and how bankruptcies affect these requirements.

Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP announced that partner Michael Rosetti was elected to The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers (CWCL) by the organization’s board of governors. CWCL was established to honor those attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation. Members have been nominated for the outstanding traits they have developed in their practice of 20 years or longer, representing plaintiffs, defendants, serving as judges or acting for the benefit of all in education, overseeing agencies and developing legislation.

DLA Piper announced that partner Kevin Gooch was named to Leadership Atlanta’s 2019 class. It is the mission of Leadership Atlanta to build a better community for everyone in the Atlanta region through education about the key issues facing the region and inspiring members and others to take on and exercise real leadership committed to serving the common good. Leadership Atlanta is the oldest continuously running training program of its type in the country.

Rick Baker and Simon Jenner announced the formation of Baker Jenner LLLP, a boutique business litigation and transactions firm. Baker’s practice includes business transactions and litigation. Jenner’s practice includes business and commercial litigation, trademarking and false advertising, intellectual property, and food and drug law. The firm is located at RiverEdge One, 5500 Interstate North Parkway, Suite 460, Atlanta, GA 30328; 404-400-5955; www.bakerjenner.com.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP announced the addition of Virginia Ring as a senior attorney and Brittany Nash as an associate. Ring focuses her practice on e-discovery, including data mapping, data preservation strategies, early case assessment, conducting custodian interviews, data collections and managing complex document reviews. Nash focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. The Atlanta office is located at 1100 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-815- 6500; Fax 404-815-6555; www.kilpatricktownsend.com.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced the addition of David A. Kelly as a partner in the intellectual property department. Kelly represents clients on a variety of intellectual property matters in the life sciences and technology industries, including medical device, pharmaceutical and molecular diagnostic as well as synthetic biology and biotech companies. Kelly’s experience includes managing IP due diligence, international patent prosecution dockets and acting as trial, appellate and inter partes review counsel in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and federal district courts. The firm is located at 3475 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-264-4031; Fax 404- 264-4033; www.btlaw.com.

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