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On the Move - 5/7/14

IBJ Staff
May 7, 2014
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On The Move

On The Move highlights employment news, awards and honors attorneys receive, and board appointments or elected positions. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpg. Color images are preferred. Information must be submitted at least 10 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to appear. Submit your announcement at http://www.theindianalawyer.com/submit-on-the-move or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com. New Associations
Scott J. Preston has joined Jackson Lewis P.C.’s Indianapolis office as partner.

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*Christopher Bayh has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office as an associate in the litigation department.

Jeremy M. Dunn has joined Automotive Finance Corp. as corporate counsel. Justin Ralston has joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. as an associate who will practice in the area of health care law with a focus that includes health information technology. Marc P. Sultzer has joined the Indianapolis Housing Agency as deputy counsel.

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*Sarah E. Caldwell has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. She will concentrate her practice in labor and employment law.

Appointments and Elections
Harrison & Moberly LLP attorney David Williams Russell has been elected to the board of directors of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.

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*Anne Hamilton of Kroger Gardis & Regas LLP has been elected to the Indiana State Bar Association Probate Trust and Real Property Section’s Trust and Estate Specialty Board.

Awards and Honors Norman G. Tabler, counsel in Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s health care practice, will receive a 2014 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing June 9. The Burton Awards acknowledge achievements in law, with a special emphasis on writing and reform. Tabler’s winning article, “Advantages of Captive Insurance Programs for Health Systems (And Not Just Lower Premiums),” appeared in 2013 in The Health Lawyer, the primary publication of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section.

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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP partner *Brent Taylor has been honored with the 2014 Heartland Pro Bono Award in recognition of his many years of service with the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Homeless Project.
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*Deborah M. Agard has been honored by the United Way of Central Indiana with a Leadership Ignited Outstanding Board Service Award for her service on the Kids’ Voice of Indiana board of directors from 2003 to 2013.

New Firm

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*Joseph Hankins has opened Hankins Law LLC in Indianapolis practicing in business, estate and family law.
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