Stites & Harbison PLLC is proud to announce that they have opened an office in Memphis, Tennessee. The addition increases the firm’s total number of offices to ten in five states. The new office is located within the UT-Baptist Research Park. The address is 20 South Dudley Street, Suite 802, Memphis, Tennessee 38103. The firm’s other offices are located in Atlanta, Georgia; Alexandria, Virginia; Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee; Jeffersonville, Indiana; and Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. Intellectual property law and health care attorney Cong “Connie” Ding will be based in the Memphis office with additional attorneys to follow. Ding is a native Chinese speaker and writer as well as a registered U.S. patent attorney, who counsels both foreign and domestic clients on patent prosecution in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device and life sciences. “Given our involvement with life sciences and major academic research institution’s drug discovery programs across Tennessee, it is a natural next step to add an office in Memphis,” said Chairman Ken Sagan. “We’re looking forward to growing our Intellectual Property, Health Care and other practices in Memphis.” Frost Brown Todd is proud to announce that the firm continues to expand its Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) practice by welcoming Tanner Nichols, Amy Curry, Meghan Tyson, Shawn Spalding and Doug Walter to the Louisville office. Frost Brown Todd’s CMBS group is led by partners Barry Hines and John Gragg. Nichols is joining as a member, having previously worked with Hines and Gragg at Stites & Harbison and as in-house counsel at Farm Credit Services. Curry, who is joining as a senior associate, was formerly an associate at Nixon Peabody in New York. Tyson, Spaulding and Walter, all recent law school graduates, are joining the firm as staff attorneys. “Weber & Rose” is pleased to announce that Shareholder James T. Lobb was recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (“ACREL”). Fellowship with ACREL is by invitation only and requires a rigorous screening process. According to ACREL, its distinguished, nationally-known lawyers are elected to fellowship for their outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law. More information about ACREL can be found by visiting its website at http://www.acrel.org.” - See more at: http://www. weberandrose.com/news-and-events/#sthash.IiJ1UvQF.dpuf Cong “Connie” Ding James T. Lobb Stoll Keenon Ogden attorney, Palmer Gene Vance II is being honored by the American Bar Association with the 2013 Difference Makers Award for his outstanding community service. Vance, a business litigation attorney with SKO since 1995, chairs the firm’s pro bono committee and is the president of the Fayette County Bar Association. The Difference Makers Award is presented annually by the ABA’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo). Judge Jennifer A. Rymell, ABA GPSolo chair, noted Vance’s extensive involvement throughout the ABA. Since 2001, he has served in the ABA’s House of Delegates. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Governors’ Council of the Fund for Justice and Education, chair of the House of Delegates Select Committee, revenue officer of the Section of Litigation and as a member of the board of directors of the American Bar Endowment and the American Bar Foundation. “We are honored to present Gene Vance with this award,” Rymell said. Vance also is a member of the Defense Research Institute, a member of the American Counsel Association, president of the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation, treasurer of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass and a member the Advisory Board of the International Book Project. He also serves on the Board of Regents of his alma mater, Transylvania University. From 2011-13, Vance was vice chair of the Lexington Fayette Police and Fire Pension Task Force. The ABA will present Vance with the award during the Difference Makers Awards program on Oct. 4, at GP Solo’s 2013 fall meeting and the eighth annual National Solo & Small Firm Conference in Lexington, Ky. Atkins & Atkins is proud to announce that Linda Y. Atkins’ legal thriller, Absence of Reason, is being reprinted in electronic format and will be available via Kindle and Nook on October 22, 2013. Don’t miss it. Criminal defense attorney, Hilary Adams is about to tackle the case of her career—defending an accused serial killer. In each murder the evidence gathered against her client was overwhelming; the motive obvious, at least to the police and the local prosecuting attorney. But to this feisty attorney, nothing in the case had been right from the beginning. Time was short and the list of possible suspects, other than her client, even shorter. Hilary had to act fast to save her client, and in the end to save herself. One Source Discovery is pleased to announce that forensic examiners Jason Hale and Ryan Ferreira have been designated as Certified Computer Examiners (CCE) by the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners. The CCE designation is a vendor neutral, uncompromised process for certifying the competency of forensic computer examiners and is granted to individuals only aft er they complete 18 months of practical digital forensic work, pass a written competency examination and three (3) practical exams. All CCEs are bound by the ISFCE Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and must participate in continuing education in order to maintain the CCE certification. eDiscovery Specialist, Brandon Luce received the Certified Specialist in E-Discovery (CEDS) credential from the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. The CEDS is awarded to candidates who meet specified eligibility criteria and pass a rigorous examination on eDiscovery best practices designed to assist candidates in reducing risks and costs in their work.
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