Washington Lawyer - December 2017 - 40
By Tracy Schorn
THE DC BAR
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Retired Chief Judge Eric T. Washington of the D.C.
Court of Appeals has received the 2017 Harry L.
Carrico Award, one of the highest honors presented
by the National Center for State Courts... Gisela M.
Munoz has been selected by the Dade County Bar
Association as the recipient of both the Louise
Rebecca Pinnell Woman of Distinction Private
Practice Award (named for the first woman admitted
to the Florida Bar) and the Legal Luminaries Award in
the category of real estate development transactions. Munoz also was named by the Daily Business
Review as one of its 10 Top Women in Law in South
Florida... FH+H senior counsel Dean Popps has
joined the Ucore Rare Metals Inc. advisory board...
Baker Donelson, PC shareholder James M. Burns has
been appointed cochair of the Membership and
Diversity Committee of the American Bar Association
(ABA) Section of Antitrust Law... Amy L. Edwards
of Holland & Knight LLP has become chair-elect
of the ABA's Section of Environment, Energy and
Resources... Zuckerman Spaeder LLP partner Cy
Smith was named a "Trailblazer" by the National Law
Journal for his work as a plaintiff's lawyer... Chris
Fortier has started serving as president of the Virginia
State Bar's Young Lawyers Conference... Emily Batt
(Paul Hastings LLP), Melinda Cooperman (Children's
Law Center), Katie Dilks (Georgetown University Law
Center), Rebecca Goldfrank (Children's Law Center),
and Erich Veitenheimer (Cooley LLP) have joined the
Washington Council of Lawyers as board members.
Steve Hollman (Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
LLP) and Linda Perle (retired) have joined as
honorary board members... Ira E. Hoffman, an
attorney for Butzel Long, has been appointed to the
CyberUSA advisory board... Dineen Pashoukos
Wasylik was named Tampa Bay Business Journal's
2017 Business Woman of the Year in the legal
category. Wasylik is founder and owner of DPW
Legal, a boutique business law firm advising
businesses on their intellectual property needs...
Donna Balaguer, principal at Fish & Richardson, was
a recipient of a 2017 Women Worth Watching Award
and is featured in a special issue of Profiles
in Diversity Journal.
ON THE MOVE
Caroline C. Setliffe has joined Eversheds Sutherland
(US) LLP as counsel in the firm's tax practice group...
David Mancini and Barbara Werther have joined
Troutman Sanders LLP's construction practice as
partner. Meredith Philipp has joined as associate...
Todd Castleton has joined Kilpatrick Townsend
& Stockton LLP as counsel in the firm's employee
benefits team... Paul Honigberg has joined Simmer
Law Group PLLC as partner... Henry Su has joined
Constantine Cannon LLP as partner in the firm's
antitrust litigation and counseling practice...
Benjamin Mizer has joined Jones Day as partner
in the firm's issues and appeals practice... Martin
Teckler has joined Blank Rome LLP as partner in
the firm's finance group.
Andrew J. Sherman, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP,
has published his 26th book, Crisis of Disengagement:
How Apathy, Complacency, and Selfishness Are
Destroying Today's Workplace. The fourth edition of
Sherman's book, Mergers and Acquisitions From A to Z,
will be published in early 2018... Diane Kiesel's book,
Domestic Violence: Law, Policy and Practice, 2nd Ed.,
a book of cases and materials written for use in
law school classrooms, was published by Carolina
Academic Press... Brian Gilmore has written "What
Are the Poor Doing Tonight: Incorporating Social
Justice Into the Law School Ethos," published by the
Seattle Journal of Social Justice (Seattle Law School),
fall 2016 issue... Stephen C. Leckar's article "When
Should Trial Judges Consider Constraining a
Defendant's Right to Self-Representation?" was
published in the fall 2017 edition of Judicature
magazine... Joel Miller has completed the
second edition of The Patent Trial and Appeal Board:
Advocacy and Practice, a procedural manual and
guide for trials and appeals at the USPTO's PTAB.
DC Bar Foundation
Ballard Spahr LLP and Lindquist & Vennum LLP will
merge, effective January 1. The combined firm will
retain the name Ballard Spahr and have more than
650 lawyers in 15 offices nationwide.
D.C. Bar members in good standing
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