SCG Member News Roundup: February 2024

February 29, 2024

In the Spotlight

SCG’s Albany New York member firm announced that Jonathan S. McCardle, Esq. has been elevated to a named partner, new firm name is Featherstonhaugh, Clyne & McCardle, LLP (FCM). Click here for the full press release.

Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe (US: Colorado) announced that the firm has opened an office in Fort Collins, Colorado. This is the firm’s third office, with other locations in Denver and Grand Junction.  The Fort Collins office will be led by Fort Collins-based attorney Tracy Oldemeyer.

McBrayer (US: Kentucy) announced MML&K Government Solutions will relocate from their current office at 305 Ann Street to a new office just across the street at 202 West Main Street, where the law firm of McBrayer PLLC will expand and open a new Frankfort practice to compliment current offices in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.

In the News

Adler, Pollock & Sheehan (US: Rhode Island) announced four promotions to partner: Kelly KincaidKristin MatskoKristen Souza, and Kathryn Windsor. The firm also announced Angel Taveras has joined the firm. Angel served as the Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, from 2011 to 2015. As mayor, he led a city government with 5700 employees and a budget of $678 million and is credited with saving the city from the brink of bankruptcy.

Bass, Berry & Sims (US: Tennessee) announced the release of the 12th annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review examining important healthcare fraud developments in 2023. Compiled by the firm’s Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Task Force, the Review provides a comprehensive analysis of enforcement developments affecting the healthcare industry, significant court decisions involving the False Claims Act, and an overview of settlements involving fraud and abuse issues.

Boutin Jones (US: Sacramento, California) announced the promotion of two shareholders, Michael Cross and Eric Miller

Clark Wilson (Canada: British Columbia) announced that effective January 2024, Emily Clough is the firm’s Managing Partner. Emily is a nationally-renowned Estates and Trusts lawyer who is consistently recognized by her peers across the country as a Best Lawyer® in Canada and a repeatedly recommended lawyer by Lexpert®. In addition to her extensive legal practice, Emily has held multiple leadership roles at the firm, including her role with Clark Wilson’s executive committee, advising on strategic direction and development. The firm also announced five promotions to partner: Bo CarterCatherine RepelDani MarshallJeannette Aucoin, and Polly Storey.

CNPLaw (Singapore) announced six practices and eleven lawyers have been recommended by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024. Additionally, the firm has been mentioned as a firm to watch for Start-Up and Venture Capital. The firm also announced it acted as the Singapore counsel for CitizenPlane SAS (“CitizenPlane”) in its acquisition of 97.63% of Travel Technology Interactive (“TTI”), the holding company of the TTI group listed on the Euronext Growth Paris Stock Exchange. The transfer of the shares was carried out on the basis of (i) a unit price per TTI share of €2.34 and (ii) a unit price per TTI BSA of €1.27, with a total valuation of €22.3 million. The acquisition of this controlling block enabled CitizenPlane to exercise a compulsory acquisition mechanism for the remaining 2.37% of TTI shares held by minority shareholders, which will be carried out in the first quarter of 2024.

Field Law (Canada: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon) announced Tristen Pomerance to their team in Calgary. Tristen is a skilled litigator specializing in commercial, construction, and insurance disputes. Her knowledge extends to representing clients across all levels of Court in Alberta and the Federal Court of Canada. 

Fraser Trebilcock (US: Michigan) announced the firm has elected Thaddeus E. Morgan as President of the firm. Shareholders H. Kirby Albright and Ryan K. Kauffman were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Albright will serve as Vice President & Treasurer, and Mr. Kauffman will serve as Secretary. The firm also announced the hiring of Danielle Lofton who will work primarily in the firm’s Lansing office. Danielle focuses her practice on insurance defense, representing clients with personal injury claims including no-fault cases for several years. She has routinely secured early dismissals through successful motions and negotiated favorable settlements for her clients.

Hall & Wilcox (Australia: Melbourne) announced the firm had 16 partners and 12 practice groups ranked in the Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2024 guide. Partner John Bassilios was ranked in the Chambers Fintech 2024 Guide. The firm also had 15 practice areas and more than 60 lawyers ranked in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 guide. The firm’s cross-practice experts have advised clients on a number of important deals: partner Nicole Tumiati, supported by partners Scott Butler and David Catanese, advised McKenzie Group Consulting on its acquisition of specific assets from the Hendry Group, allowing McKenzie Group to expand its business into new geographic locations and new market sectors; partners Brad Marland and Jacqui Barrett led a team that advised Indigenous corporation Taarna Enterprises on a significant venture in Alice Springs that will enhance Indigenous employment and training; and partner Shaun Whittaker and senior associate Lauri Reid assisted Aboriginal Community Housing Limited in securing $12.17 million for a 40-unit Indigenous Elders village in Adelaide.

Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe (US: Colorado) announced attorney Kelley Duke has been selected to 5280 Magazine’s 2024 List of Top Lawyers. This is Duke’s second year being recognized by the publication for her work in civil litigation. Additionally, attorney Lidiana Rios has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of Convivir Colorado. Convivir Colorado is a nonprofit organization that provides a leadership program and other resources for immigrant, refugee, and first-generation youth.

Larkin Hoffman (US: Minnesota) announced Julia Page has joined the firm’s government relations team. A seasoned professional in public policy and advocacy, Julia brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in shaping impactful initiatives within nonprofit organizations.

McBrayer (US: Kentucky) announced Joseph P. Bowman has been added to the roster of the firm’s attorneys. Bowman practices in the areas of federal and state criminal defense, civil litigation, personal injury, administrative hearings and agency litigation, family law, probate, and all matters of appeal. The firm also announced a record number of McBrayer attorneys named to lists of Kentucky Super Lawyers and Kentucky Rising Stars in the 2024 edition of Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. 33 McBrayer attorneys are included in this year’s lists. Attorney Anne-Tyler Morgan was promoted to Equity Partner. She takes her place among the firm ownership at a time when the firm continues to expand, both in the increasing number of attorneys and through its newly-opened Frankfort office.

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (US: Los Angeles, California) announced Chris Luna joined its Los Angeles office as a partner in its Tax Department. He arrives from Foster Garvey PC where he represented diverse clientele consisting of public and private corporations, private equity firms, other pass-through entities and individuals. The firm also announced that Nimish Patel, Chair of the firm’s Corporate & Business Transactions practice group, has been appointed to the White House Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations by President Joe Biden. The Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations provides overall policy advice to the United States Trade Representative on matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States.

Parsons Behle & Latimer (US: Utah) announced it has opened its 10th office location by combining with the Jackson law firm of Ranck & Schwartz. Joining Parsons are local Jackson attorneys of Ranck & Schwartz, a family-owned law firm whose partners have represented Wyomingites in Teton county and beyond over the span of three generations.

Robinson+Cole (US: Connecticut) announced Patrick J. Trostle has joined the firm’s Bankruptcy + Reorganizations Group. Trostle has 30 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of high-profile transactional matters, including bankruptcy, restructuring and litigation.

Szecskay Attorneys at Law (Hungary) announced that Sam MacMahon Baldwin has been promoted to the firm’s partnership effective 1 January, 2024. Baldwin is a seasoned EU & competition law practitioner with extensive expertise in advising businesses on all EU & antitrust matters. He acts for a broad range of clients including in the pharmaceuticals, telecoms, and financial services industries.

Turner Padget (US: South Carolina) announced the addition of Shareholders Jeffrey L. Payne and Franklin G. Shuler, Jr. to its Executive Committee. Jeff and Frank join other leaders, including Chief Executive Officer C. Pierce Campbell and Shareholder Mark B. Goddard in establishing and carrying out Turner Padget’s strategic plan. In these three-year-term roles, Jeff will oversee the firm’s staff alignment and productivity, and Frank the firm’s attorney training, development, and oversight. The firm also announced the addition of Kimberly J. Savon as Marketing and Business Development Director. Kim joins Turner Padget to lead its client and business development efforts. She is a seasoned legal marketing leader based in Charleston.

Wiley (US: Washington, D.C.) announced that Telecom, Media & Technology partners Megan L. Brown and Duane C. Pozza will co-chair the Privacy, Cyber & Data Governance Practice.

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