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ATTORNEY BRIEFS
By John Murph
HONORS & APPOINTMENTS
Christopher T. Nace of Paulson & Nace, PLLC
won the Howard Twiggs Award from the
American Association for Justice... Aron C.
Beezley, a partner and co-leader of Bradley
Arant Boult Cummings LLP's government contracts
practice group, was named to the 2021
Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List...
Marilyn Townsend, a former labor and
employment law attorney, was appointed a
commissioner of the Wisconsin Labor and
Industry Review Commission... Lisa Helem,
executive editor for strategic initiatives at
Bloomberg Industry Group, received a 2021
Excellence in Financial Journalism Award from
the New York State Society of CPAs for the
podcast series " Black Lawyers Speak " ... Eric N.
Schloss, a personal injury attorney and partner
at Saltzberg & Schloss, became the 68th president
of the Maryland Association for Justice.
ON THE MOVE
Earl Adams Jr., former managing partner at
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, now serves as
chief counsel to the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration... Elizabeth Lan Davis,
founding member of Murphy & McGonigle's
commodities, futures, and derivatives practice,
was elected as the firm's chair... David
Sanders, a business attorney, became
managing partner at Foley & Lardner LLP...
Lizzie Baird, former deputy director of the
Securities and Exchange Commission's Division
of Trading and Markets, joined Steptoe &
Johnson LLP as partner... Morgan Ratner,
former assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General,
joined Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's Supreme
Court and appellate practice... Maria B. Earley
became a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP's
financial services and fintech groups... Justin
L. Chretien, former senior director at the
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's
enforcement division, joined Carlton Fields, P.A.
as a shareholder in the firm's financial services
regulatory practice... Olesya BarsukovaBakar,
a corporate attorney, became partner
at Holland & Knight LLP... Timothy D'Arduini,
an immigration and mobility attorney, became
partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, which relaunched
its immigration practice in the
District... Edmond Ahadome has rejoined
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as counsel in
its D.C. intellectual property practice group...
James Doyle, a finance attorney, became a
shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP...
Steven R. Schneider, a tax attorney, and
Richard Morvillo, a former U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission enforcement chief,
became partners at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
LLP... Tom Coulter, a government contracts
law attorney, became partner at Norton Rose
Fulbright US LLP... Ashley Miller, a labor and
employment attorney focused on higher education,
became counsel at Saul Ewing Arnstein
& Lehr LLP... Brian Nixon rejoined Davis
Wright Tremaine LLP as partner, specializing
in advertising, technology, and emerging
media... Matthew J. B. Gurch, a domestic and
international project finance attorney, became
partner at Stoel Rives LLP... Mi-Yong Kim, an
export controls and national security lawyer,
became counsel at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC in its
international trade practice.
COMPANY CHANGES
Fred L. Banks Jr., a senior partner at Phelps
Dunbar LLP, received the Mississippi Bar's 2021
Lifetime Achievement Award.
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC joined the
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's Leaders
at the Front program... Steptoe & Johnson
LLP launched the Steptoe Pre-Law Fellowship,
a two-year program designed for new college
graduates interested in a career in law.
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Shauna Bryce became chief diversity officer at
Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
Clark Hiddleston, a former prosecutor
and defense attorney, published his legal
thriller, The Court Watchers (Austin Macauley
Publishers)... Priscilla J. Mattison, of counsel
at Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C., wrote the
article " How Can Lawyers Help the Music
Industry Green Itself and Respond to the
Climate Crisis? " which appeared in Nationalism
vs Globalism: Regional and Transnational Legal
Issues Reshaping the Entertainment Industry,
published by the International Association of
Entertainment Lawyers... Melissa A. Kucinski,
founder of MK Family Law, PLLC, and Michael
S. Coffee, a trial attorney with the U.S.
Department of Justice's Office of Foreign
Litigation, co-authored Family Law Across
Borders: Cases and Comments (West Academic
Publishing)... Robert Misey, chair of the international
practice at Reinhart Boerner Van
Deuren s.c., co-authored the 12th edition of the
Practical Guide to U.S. Taxation of International
Transactions (Wolters Kluwer).
D.C. Bar members in good standing are
welcome to submit announcements for
this column. Email submissions to
attorneybriefs@dcbar.org.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021

Letter to Members
From Our President
Calendar of Events
Practice Management
Toward Well-Being
Reforming Conservatorship: A Battle Over Best Interests
Legal Deserts: No-Man’s Land of Affordable Legal Help
The Unfinished Work of Equal Justice for All
Pro Bono Mentoring for High-Impact Help
The Afghanistan Fallout: Broken Promises & Processes
Taking the Stand
ABA Delegate’s Corner
On Further Review
The Learning Curve
Member Spotlight
Worth Reading
Attorney Briefs
Disciplinary Summaries
Speaking of Ethics
The Pro Bono Effect
A Slice of Wry
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 1
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Letter to Members
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - From Our President
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Calendar of Events
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Practice Management
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Toward Well-Being
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Reforming Conservatorship: A Battle Over Best Interests
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 12
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 13
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Legal Deserts: No-Man’s Land of Affordable Legal Help
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - The Unfinished Work of Equal Justice for All
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Pro Bono Mentoring for High-Impact Help
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - The Afghanistan Fallout: Broken Promises & Processes
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Taking the Stand
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - ABA Delegate’s Corner
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - On Further Review
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - The Learning Curve
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Member Spotlight
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Worth Reading
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Attorney Briefs
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Disciplinary Summaries
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Speaking of Ethics
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - The Pro Bono Effect
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - A Slice of Wry
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