Alexander Koff, a partner and co-chair of the International Practice at Whiteford Taylor & Preston, LLP, was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to the State’s International Advisory Council. The Council’s mission is to provide strategic guidance to the State’s international initiatives, especially with respect to the Department of Business and Economic Development.
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law selected Charles O. Monk, II, the managing partner of Saul Ewing LLP’s Baltimore Office, as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus.
The Arc Baltimore’s 2013 Volunteer Service Award was presented to attorney James A. List, who has served on The Arc’s Board of Directors for seven years. The Arc Baltimore also honored Virginia Knowlton Marcus, executive director of the Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC), with its Award for Advocacy Leadership, presented in memory of Stanley Herr.
Anthony F. Vittoria was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Vittoria is a principal in Ober Kaler’s Construction, Litigation, Policyholder Insurance and Intellectual Property Groups. The FBA works to promote the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of attorneys involved in federal law.
Cynthia B. Rosenberg, a partner of Rourke & Rosenberg, LLC, was elected Chair of the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA-DC).
The National Bar Association (NBA) and the nonprofit civic organization IMPACT selected Michelle N. Lipkowitz, a partner in Saul Ewing’s Commercial Litigation Practice and Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, as one of the “Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40”.
Carla N. Murphy, a principal in Ober Kaler’s Employment Group and the firm’s Litigation Group, has been named president of The Arc Baltimore Board of Directors. Murphy has served as Vice President of The Arc Baltimore’s Board of Directors since 2011.
Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, added two new associate attorneys, Rachel M. Severance and Jennifer M. Sullam, to its Litigation Department.
Thomas M. Meachum, a partner at Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr, LLP, was appointed secretary of the Association of Community Services of Howard County.
The National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recognized Anthony Ashton, a partner in DLA Piper’s Baltimore office, with the Champions of Justice award. Ashton was recognized for his outstanding pro bono service and unwavering commitment to advancing civil rights and social justice on behalf of the NAACP.
Iota Phi Theta honored Ronald E. Richardson, a senior attorney at the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, with its Humanitarian Award, the fraternity’s highest honor. Richardson was also installed as the chair of the Monumental City Bar Foundation.
Jack Olender, founder of Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC, was inducted to the McKeesport High School Hall of Fame for his precedent-setting career as a medical malpractice trial lawyer.
Gary C. Norman was appointed to the Alumni Association Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind, located in San Francisco, California.
Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC, named Christine R. Hogan as an associate in its Litigation and Business Practice Groups.