Bench & Bar, 0420 GABJ, GSB Vol. 25, No. 5, Pg. 46

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Bench & Bar

Vol. 25 No. 5 Pg. 46

Georgia Bar Journal

April, 2020

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Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, announced that partner Daniel Huynh received the 2020 Emerging Leader Award from the Southeast Region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for his advocacy efforts on behalf of immigrants across a broad range of humanitarian and legal issues, and other pro bono work. ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online.

Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC, announced that Scott May-field was appointed municipal court solicitor and Elizabeth O’Neal was appointed assistant municipal court solicitor by the Griffin Board of Commissioners.

Attorney Peter T. McCary announced his commission as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve and graduation from the 209th Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia. McCary achieved the distinctions of Honor Graduate and Commandant’s List, and received the award for Distinguished Achievement in Contract and Fiscal Law. McCary serves in the U.S. Army Reserve’s 12th Legal Operations Detachment.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced that associate Amy Cheng was named a member of the 2020 class of Pathfinders. Cheng will participate in the program designed by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to train diverse, high-performing, early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership and the building of professional networks. The LCLD Pathfinder Program offers participants intensive in-person training, online experiential learning and opportunities to network with peers and LCLD fellows and alumni in small group gatherings.

Adams and Reese LLP announced that the firm was named a service partner of AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation and a leading provider of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions, in an expansion of its Air MobilityTM Platform Ecosystem. Adams and Reese is one of 12 Unmanned Aerial System technology and service partners to AiRXOS throughout the United States that partners with the company to help develop and advocate for the adoption of compliant, safe and extensible UTM solutions for states, government agencies and enterprise organizations.

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IN ATLANTA

Krevolin & Horst, LLC, announced the election of Michael Karamat and Wesley Turner to partner and the addition of Daniel Alfino, Sada Bâby, Kana Caplan and John Wisiackas as associates. Karamat’s practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including structured financings, acquisition financings and asset-based financings. Turner focuses his practice on acquisitions, divestitures, development and investment activities for multi-family housing, retail, commercial and industrial property. Alfino’s practice focuses on a wide range of transactional fields, including venture capital and private equity investment, banking and secured finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate purchase and leasing, and technology and software licensing. Bâby focuses her practice on a variety of complex business litigation matters. Caplan’s practice focuses on a wide range of complex business litigation, including disputes relating to business divorce, non-compete agreements, business torts and contracts. Wisiackas focuses his practice on business law, including entity formation, mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. The firm is located at One Atlantic Center, 1201 W. Peachtree St. NW, Suite 3250, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-888-9700; Fax 404-888-9577; www.khlawfirm.com.

Merchant & Gould P.C. announced the election of Loretta L. Freeman to partner. Freeman’s practice focuses on trademark clearance and registration, and enforcement, patent prosecution and preparation of opinions on patentability and validity. The firm is located at 191 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3800, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-954-5100; Fax 612-332-9081; www.merchantgould.com.

Alston & Bird LLP announced the election of Alexander G. Brown, Maki DePalo, Jonathan D. Parente, David S. Park, Amber Pelot, Andrew Sumner, Kyle R. Woods and Charles R. Yates III to partner. Brown’s practice focuses on complex antitrust, consumer protection and data privacy matters. DePalo focuses her practice on complex technology transactions, data privacy, cybersecurity compliance and risk management. Parente’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including high-stakes business disputes and cases involving constitutional law, consumer-protection statutes, antitrust issues and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Park focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions and other strategic corporate transactions. Pelot’s practice focuses on commercial real estate projects spanning a number of asset classes, including industrial, multifamily, office, retail and mixed-use. Sumner focuses his practice on complex civil and criminal litigation related to securities class actions; merger litigation, shareholder derivative suits; director, officer and professional liability matters; regulatory enforcement actions; and corporate investigations. Woods’ practice focuses on assisting domestic and international clients in providing competitive and attractive benefit programs to all levels of employees. Yates...

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