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SCOTT KELLY was elected a principal shareholder at Banner & Witcoff in Washington, D.C. Kelly represents clients throughout the life of an invention, from the birth of an idea through procuring a patent and enforcing it to protect key technologies and business interests. His practice is focused on intellectual property issues relating to a wide range of computer software, networking and business methods. Prior to joining the firm, Kelly was an examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
CASEY ERIN LUCIER was elected to partner with McGuireWoods in Richmond, Va. Lucier represents companies and individuals in antitrust litigation and investigations, government and internal investigations, and commercial litigation. She counsels clients on the risks of criminal prosecution and regulatory enforcement actions.
STEPHEN W. MURPHY was elected to partner with McGuireWoods in Charlottesville. Murphy advises individuals on estate plans and the transfer and management of real estate and closely held businesses. He also represents individual fiduciaries, banks and trust companies on the administration of trusts and estates.
BRIAN D. SCHMALZBACH was elected to partner with McGuireWoods in Richmond, Va. Schmalzbach concentrates on appellate litigation, patent litigation, class certification disputes, high-stakes dispositive motions in trial courts and strategic analysis for clients.
BRYCE K. SCHUNKE was promoted to counsel with Latham & Watkins in New York. Schunke, a member of the finance department, advises financial institutions and corporate borrowers on a wide range of investment-grade and leveraged-finance transactions, with a particular focus on acquisition financings and cross-border transactions.
DANIEL R. SULLIVAN, a partner with Gentry Locke in Roanoke, was recognized as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by the Virginia Lawyers Media Leaders in Law program for 2018. As part of the business litigation team, Sullivan’s work extends across several different litigation practice groups, and his experience includes business, insurance, product liability and professional liability lawsuits.
W. HALL CARTER JR. of Sands Anderson in Richmond was named to Virginia Business magazine’s 2018 Virginia Legal Elite in the area of taxes, estates, trusts and elder law.
NOAH M. GALTON was elected to partner with Jackson Walker in Austin, Texas. Galton focuses on commercial litigation, including eminent domain, real estate litigation, litigating issues surrounding governmental/ sovereign immunity, and general business litigation.
MATTHEW GAMBALE was recognized as a 2019 North Carolina Rising Star in civil litigation (defense) in Super Lawyers. Gambale practices with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog in Wilmington, N.C.
SHIVA GOEL has been promoted to partner with Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis in Washington, D.C. Goel’s work focuses on telecom and litigation and investigations. Goel helps companies shape and navigate the rules, regulations and judicial decisions that comprise telecom and technology policy in the U.S.
DANIEL and MARY ROBINSON HERVIG welcomed Evelyn Marie in August. Mary writes, “She is a mystery and a delight. We look forward to introducing her to our classmates at our 10th reunion, if not sooner!”
NATHAN LUCE joined Stoel Rives in Seattle. Luce represents buyers, sellers and lenders in real estate acquisition, disposition, development and financing of commercial, retail and multifamily development projects. He also represents landlords and tenants in the drafting and review of property leases for a wide variety of commercial projects, such as office buildings and shopping centers.
ELIZABETH MORALES is a shareholder with Robinson Bradshaw in Charlotte, N.C. Morales represents privately held companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and lenders and borrowers in financing transactions.
ANDREW PENMAN was promoted to special counsel in the tax department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York.
LUCAS E. BEIRNE was promoted to counsel at the Federal Reserve Board.
ANDREW BENTZ joined Wyche as a litigation associate in Columbia, S.C. From 2014- 15, Bentz served as a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Most recently, he worked at Jones Day in Washington, D.C., in the firm’s issues and appeals practice. Bentz joins an established bench of three other former Supreme Court clerks, one of whom is HENRY PARR ’76, who served as a clerk to Chief Justice Warren Burger.
CAROLYN H. KENDALL has been appointed co-chair of the mentoring program of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association’s Philadelphia Chapter. Kendall is a senior associate at Post & Schell in Philadelphia, where her practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations.
ALEX D. COREY joined the litigation practice group of Morritt Hock & Hamroff in New York City.
CHRISTOPHER HATFIELD joined LeClairRyan as an associate in their Alexandria, Va., office. He represents individuals and corporations in complex criminal, civil and administrative matters, with a focus on white-collar criminal defense. He also continues to support legal aid in the region as a member of the Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council of the D.C. Bar Foundation.
JONATHAN URICK is senior counsel for litigation at the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the litigation arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
LAURA MUSSELMAN joined the Charleston, S.C., office of K&L Gates. Musselman practices in the firm’s complex commercial litigation and disputes practice group. She previously worked at a firm in Washington, D.C., where she conducted complex Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act and health care investigations.
On May 2, 2018, SIMON and FRANCESCA “CHESSIE” CATALDO welcomed their first child, Giovanni Henry Cataldo.
ANNALISE PETERS was named an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia in the criminal division. She came from Alston & Bird’s litigation and trial practice group in Atlanta.
CLINT R. SOUTH was a law clerk to federal judges at the trial and appellate levels, and a litigation associate in Atlanta before joining Lightfoot, Franklin & White in Birmingham, Ala., last fall.
SARAH DALEY joined the intellectual property group in Maynard Cooper’s Birmingham, Ala. office. Previously, Daley worked as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, and in the Office of the Attorney General in both Mississippi and Virginia.
LAUREN MCFADDEN joined the Charleston, S.C., office of K&L Gates. McFadden practices in the firm’s corporate/mergers and acquisitions practice. She previously worked as an associate in the finance group of a global law firm in New York, where her practice focused on international capital markets and banking transactions.
J. KAIN DAY is an associate in Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley, Calif., office. He maintains a broad practice, focusing on commercial, trade secret and patent litigation matters.
ZACHARY GOOZEE joined Maynard Cooper’s corporate section in the mergers and acquisitions, emerging businesses and private equity practice groups in Birmingham, Ala.
KATHERINE A. MOLES joined Robinson Bradshaw in Charlotte, N.C.
BROCK PHILLIPS joined the labor and employment practice group in Maynard Cooper’s Birmingham, Ala., office.
CHERYL WANG is an associate in Fish & Richardson’s San Diego office. Her intellectual property litigation practice spans a wide range of technology, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, software and medical devices.