July 1, 2011
SARAH D. MORRISON, partner at Chester Willcox & Saxbe, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio.
DAVID A. BECK has joined Carpenter Lipps & Leland as Of Counsel, and he will lead the firm’s bankruptcy litigation practice.
MARIA C. MARIANO GUTHRIE has joined Carlile Patchen & Murphy, focusing her practice on litigation (business, real estate, & bankruptcy), and a number of other areas.
FROST BROWN TODD has received from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum their initial Gold Standard Certification Awards Initiative designated for “…firms that have integrated women into the highest leadership positions in the firm.” The WILEF certified 32 firms nationwide in the inaugural year, based on strict criteria for evaluation.
SCHOTTENSTEIN ZOX & DUNN announces that 11 of its partners have been recognized by Chambers: M. Colette Gibbons, Victoria Powers and Daniel Swetnam (Bankruptcy/Restructuring); Michael Tarullo (Construction); Susan Rector (Intellectual Property); John Gilligan and John McDonald (Litigation); Joseph Reidy and Stephen Samuels (Natural Resources & Environment); Randall Arndt and Herbert Godby (Real Estate). The firm ranked in “Band 1,” (highest level) in Healthcare, an area recognized for the first time in Ohio.
DINSMORE & SHOHL attorneys received top rankings in Chambers USA 2011 Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers. Overall, the firm was ranked in 13 total categories with 39 attorneys ranked across numerous practice areas.
BAKER HOSTETLER attorneys named to Chambers’ USA Leading Business Lawyers: Sherri Blank Lazear (Bankruptcy); Georgeann G. Peters (Employment Benefits & Executive Compensation; Ronald G. Linville (Labor & Employment); Robert M. Kincaid Jr. (Litigation: General Commercial); Daniel J. Gunsett and Ben L. Pfefferle III ( Natural Resources & Environment); and Harlan W. Robins (Real Estate).
MICHELLE A. HALL has been named senior staff counsel for the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline. Her duties will include assisting the secretary of the board in administering the board’s work, offering written ethical opinions to lawyers and judges, and providing educational programming on legal ethics for judges and lawyers. She replaces Ruth Bope Dangel who retires, having served the Board and Ohio Supreme Court for 21 years.
STEPHEN E. CHAPPELEAR, Hahn Loeser, was named to the list of “leaders in their fields” by Chambers, for practice in Commercial Litigation.