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Alexis B. Rohde

Alexis B. Rohde

Ober Kaler estates and trusts attorney Alexis B. Rohde has been voted to the Board of Directors of Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., an organization that fights housing discrimination, supports integrated communities, provides community education and outreach and advocates for persons with disabilities on accessible housing issues.

Mediator Barry W. Thomas of Reisterstown has accepted the position of Academic Dean at the Owings Mills Campus of Strayer University.

Paul F. Kemp

Paul F. Kemp

Mary Alane Downs, a partner in the firm of Morgan Shelsby Carlo Downs & Everton, P.A., has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Paul F. Kemp, a partner in the Rockville office of Venable, LLP, has been installed as President of the Bar Association of Montgomery County.

Bonnie Green has been promoted to Assistant General Counsel at Sodexho, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg.

Jack Olender

Jack Olender

Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., announces that John B. Frisch, chairman of the firm, has been appointed to the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, part of the state Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. Additionally, J. W. Thompson “Topper” Webb, a principal of the firm, has been appointed to the Maryland Economic Development Commission, a part of the Department of Business and Economic Development.

The Washington Bar Association has honored Washington malpractice lawyer Jack Olender with its prestigious Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit for his legal achievements and outstanding service to the community.

Paul W. Kim

Paul W. Kim

Former Amazing Race contestant Mirna Hindoyan has joined the Elder Law and Estate & Wealth Preservation Group of the firm of Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz.

Paul W. Kim has joined Ober Kaler’s Health Law department as Counsel in the firm’s Baltimore office. Representing health care providers, manufacturers, researchers and payors, Kim advises clients in all aspects of health law from corporate compliance to reimbursement issues.

The law firm of Paley Rothman announces that David B. Shapiro has joined the firm as an associate. Shapiro’s practice areas include business and commercial transactions, health law, employment law and other transactions associated with technology development and licensing.

Kathleen M. Dumais, a principal and member of Paley Rothman’s Litigation and Family Law practice groups and a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates, has been named one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” by The Daily Record.

David B. Shapiro Kathleen M. Dumais Hope B. Eastman

David B. Shapiro

Kathleen M. Dumais Hope B. Eastman
Roy I. Niedermayer

Roy I. Niedermayer

Hope B. Eastman, the chair of Paley Rothman’s Employment Law group, has been selected to serve on the Board of Governors of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.

Patricia M. Weaver, a principal and a member of Paley Rothman’s Employment Law group, is the new president of the Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association.

Roy I. Niedermayer, a principal and a member of Paley Rothman’s Litigation and Appellate practice groups, has been nominated to the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Paula A. Calimafde

Paula A. Calimafde

Paula A. Calimafde, a principal of Paley Rothman who chairs the firm’s Retirement Plans and Employee Benefits practice groups and Employee Benefits practice groups and is also a member of its Estate Planning, Government Relations and Nonprofit practice groups, recently testified before Congress on behalf of the Small Business Council of America regarding the repeal of the estate tax.

Along with two colleagues, Kevin Ewing, an environmental attorney in the Washington office of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, has been awarded a 2005 Burton Award for Le gal Achievement in recognition of excellence in legal writing and analysis for their “Corporate Environmental Disclosures: Old Complaints, New Expectations”, published in the September 2004 issue of Business Law International.

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