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PETER E. CIFERRI has been named Partner of McMillan Metro, P.C. Ciferri, who joined the firm in 2017, practices primarily in the representation of developers, builders and investors in commercial real estate transactions, commercial lease negotiations, and entitlement processes, including zoning, subdivision and permit approvals. Ciferri takes pride in bringing a detailed-oriented, practical and even-keeled approach to client representation. Ciferri is the Montgomery County Chapter Chair for the Maryland Building Industry Association.

LAUREN DIMARTINO has joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy as an associate. DiMartino will advocate for her clients across various areas of civil rights matters, including fair housing, education and disability rights, police misconduct and workplace discrimination. Her practice also includes appeals, commercial litigation and criminal defense. A former academic counselor, DiMartino is passionate about education equity and remains active in higher education work. Lauren sits on the Advisory Board of the Urban Studies Program at Guttman Community College and is a member of the American Constitution Society. She previously taught persuasive legal writing and oral advocacy at CUNY Law.

BASS, BERRY & SIMS welcomes attorneys KRISTIN M. BOHL, WILLIAM T. MATHIAS, and CHRISTINE M. MORSE, who have joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Bohl blends her experience as a healthcare attorney in private practice and government service with first-hand knowledge of care delivery as a registered nurse. She advises hospitals, health systems and other provider organizations on compliance and regulatory issues and fraud and abuse matters, with a focus on the wide range of Medicare payment models. Before entering private practice, Bohl was the Technical Advisor in the Division of Technical Payment Policy at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where she concentrated on Stark Law matters. Mathias advises healthcare companies on complex fraud and abuse and Stark Law issues.  He draws on over two decades of experience to address thorny healthcare regulatory questions and regularly assists clients with internal and government investigations and corporate compliance matters. Mathias has experience helping clients resolve issues through the voluntary self-disclosure protocols promulgated by the OIG and CMS. He also has obtained several favorable advisory opinions for clients from OIG. Morse advises a wide range of healthcare companies on fraud and abuse claims, reimbursement issues and regulatory compliance. She has extensive experience advising provider organizations on key federal healthcare laws, such as the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the False Claims Act (FCA). Drawing on more than 20 years of experience with compliance matters, she has devised and implemented legal strategies for clients on all aspects of government probes, from the initial investigatory stages to settlement or litigation.

GREGORY J. FAHERTY has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder in the firm’s Financial Services Transactions Group, where he represents a range of clients in the areas of equipment finance and general commercial lending matters. His practice includes drafting, documenting and negotiating equipment transactions from inception through closing. He provides advice and counsel on direct originations, as well as a wide range of syndicated transactions. In addition, he advises clients on the documentation of core middle-market equipment assets in the transportation, vendor, corporate aircraft, marine, rail and vehicle/fleet industries. Faherty previously served as a Senior Vice President/Director of Operations for Bridge Funding Group.

MEREDITH LATHBURY GIRARD has been named Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s next Executive Director, with her term to begin when the current director Sandy Brown steps down from the position at the end of 2021. Girard’s career centers around her passion for social justice and includes working in senior leadership positions with the Town Creek Foundation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, and the Potomac Conservancy. Girard earned her Juris Doctor and Master of Environmental Law degrees from Vermont Law School, graduating cum laude. She has a Bachelor of Arts in economics, and a minor in political science from Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated with honors.

JOHN P. TERESINSKI has joined Stites & Harbison, LLC, in Alexandria, Virginia, as a patent attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. Teresinski advises clients on intellectual property (IP) issues across a broad range of technologies, including artificial intelligence, computer software and hardware, medical devices, semiconductors, displays, wireless communication and global positioning systems. Teresinski has extensive experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has managed patent portfolios for domestic and international matters. Teresinski’s past experience includes work as an Examiner for the USPTO where he examined patent applications directed to electrical measuring and testing.