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Jan I. Berlage

Jan I. Berlage

Jan I. Berlage has been elected to the Board of Directors of Heroes Helping Heroes, an after-school mentoring program for teenage boys in East Baltimore. Berlage is also a member of the MSBA Board of Governors.

John H. Denick, former chair of MSBA's Business Law Section, has completed a course training him to be a mediator; as of now, he is allowed to hear business and real estate disputes.

E. Scott Johnson, chair of the Intellectual Property Practice at Ober Kaler, has been named to the "Who's Who Legal Trademarks USA 2006", published by Law Business Research Ltd.

Paul S. Sugar, Chair of Ober Kaler's Pro Bono program, has been appointed to the board of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service through June 2007.

The University Of Maryland School Of Law's Black Law Student Association has named Craig Thompson "Alumnus of the Year" for his commitment to black law students through such activities as mentoring students and speaking at colleges and national conventions.

Baltimore County Fire Department executive officer Janet Thomas Johnson has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Community College of Baltimore County Foundation, which coordinates college-wide fundraising initiatives within the private sector.

Health Care for the Homeless has named Shirley Bigley LaMotte the recipient of its President's Award for her exceptional pro bono legal services to the organization.

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP has named James D. Mathias the new Litigation Chair in the firm's Baltimore office, where he will oversee the function and general management of the litigation practice.

Sherry L. Leichman and Keith D. Snyder announce the formation of Leichman & Snyder, P.C., 51 Monroe Street, Suite 1605, Rockville, Maryland 20850; (301) 545-1840. The new law firm will maintain Leichman's family law practice while adding representation of veterans and their survivors under Snyder.

J. Gregory Yawman has joined Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., as a Counsel in their Business Department.

David Wachtel and Alan Kabat have become partner and senior associate, respectively, in the Bernabei Law Firm, PLLC, 1773 T Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009; (202) 745-1942. The newly-founded civil rights firm will focus in the areas of employment law, civil litigation, sexual harassment law and whistleblower protection.

Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP, has promoted Michael A. Stanley, an attorney who concentrates in Estates and Trusts, Elder Law, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate, to Partner, while adding Meighan Griffin as an Associate in the Litigation Section.

Daniel A. Katz, a practitioner of employment law at Andalman & Flynn, P.C., has been assigned as a Principal after serving as a Senior Associate.

Vicki Margolis

Vicki Margolis

Associate Deputy General Counsel of Computer Science Corporation H. Ward Classen has authored the American Bar Association's recent book A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors.

Neil R. Sarin has become an Assistant Attorney General in the Child and Family Support Division of the Utah Attorney General's Office.

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP was ranked second nationally among the 100 most frequently hired patient litigation practices in the U.S. by IP Law360, a publication that ranks law firms based on the number of new patient litigation cases filed in U.S. District Courts.

The Daily Record has published "Maryland's Top 100 Women for 2006"; included are Cynthia L. Leppert, a Principal for Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A., Vicki Margolis, a Partner for Venable LLP, and Deborah Jennings, Partner at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP.

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