Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. announces that Colonel Joseph
K. Pokempner, Maryland Defense Force (MDDF), has received the Maryland
Commendation Medal from the State of Maryland Military Department for his
commendable service as the director of legal support services for the MDDF,
a unit which supports the Maryland National Guard in drill, training and
Anne L. Johnson, a Special Counsel in the Business
Department of the law firm of Saul Ewing LLP, has been chosen to participate
in Leadership Maryland, an independent non-profit organization that seeks to
educate the public about critical issues facing the state and region.
Anne L. Johnson
Benjamin R. Civiletti, former United States Attorney
General and chairman of the law firm Venable LLP, has been chosen as the recipient
of the American Judicature Society’s Justice Award. The Justice Award
is the Judicature Society’s highest honor, awarded annually to an individual
who has made significant contributions to improving the administration of justice
The law firm of MulreninFrances, P.A., announces that Kimberly
S. Keith and Warren B. Duckett, III, have become partners of the
firm and Susan A. Winchurch has joined the firm as an associate.
Norman L. Eule
The Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
honored Leizer Z. Goldsmith, principal of the Goldsmith Law Firm, LLC,
as its “Lawyer of the Year” at the organization’s annual
luncheon. Goldsmith represents individual employees in employment and civil
James K. Archibald, a partner in the firm of Venable
LLP, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
William A. Mogel has joined the law firm of Saul Ewing
LLP. He will practice at the firm’s new office in Newark, New Jersey.
Norman L. Eule has joined the Bethesda-based law firm
of Garson Claxton LLC. He will lead the firm’s tax department.
James E. Goodrich
The Honorable Steven I. Platt, Circuit Court Judge
for Prince George’s County, has been appointed to serve on the Judicial
Advisory Board of the American Enterprise Institute – Brookings Joint
Center for Regulatory Studies Judicial Education Program headquartered at the
Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.
The Law Firm of Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek & Bloomberg, P.A.,
announces the addition of Geoffrey S. Platnick as an associate attorney.
Platnick’s practice will concentrate on areas of domestic relations and
family law, civil litigation and collections.
Nicole Pastore Klein
Carlos A. Braxton has joined the law firm of Hodes,
Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A., as an associate. Braxton will work in the firm’s
Litigation Practice Group, focusing on the areas of products liability, personal
tort liability claims and medical malpractice.
Mintax, Inc., an organization focused on obtaining and maximizing
tax credits and government incentives for corporations, has hired H. Francis
Reaves as director of its nationwide business development team.
Timothy F. McCormack has joined the Baltimore office
of the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, as a partner. Jennifer
E. Keyser has also joined the firm’s Baltimore office as an associate.
Amy Glaser Cohen
James E. Goodrich, a real estate attorney in the office
of Saul Ewing LLP, was recently named head of the Programs Committee for the
Baltimore District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
The Daily Record has named Saul Ewing attorney Nicole
Pastore Klein, an attorney in the law firm’s Litigation Department,
as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women for 2005. Also named in this year’s
list, created in 1996 to recognize the outstanding achievements of professional
women in the state, is Amy Glaser Cohen, a principal at the law firm
of Knight, Manzi, Nussbaum & LaPlaca, P.A.
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