On The Move - 10/23/13

IL Staff
October 23, 2013
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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 or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at New Associations

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*John Z. Huang has joined the Bose McKinney & Evans LLP’s litigation group.
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*David A. Suess has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as a partner in the tax advocacy group.

Rachelle N. Ponist has joined KJD Legal LLC as an associate.

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*Meghan Ogren has joined Ittenbach Johnson Koeller & Abrams, P.A.

Emily K. Cremeans has joined Frost Brown Todd LLC, where she will focus on appellate and business litigation.

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*Jeffrey W. Ferrand has joined Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell P.C as an associate, where he practices in all areas of civil litigation.

Awards and Honors

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*Crystal S. Wildeman has been named Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2013 by the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. Wildeman is an attorney at Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn LLP.

Michael J. Sacopulos, partner at Sacopulos Johnson & Sacopulos in Terre Haute, has received the 2013 Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year Award. The award recognizes a medical practice professional who has made a substantial contribution to the body of published literature to foster more effective and efficient health care delivery in the field of medical practice management. Appointments and Elections

Appointments and Elections

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*Jeffrey Mastin has left private practice and been appointed a civilian U.S. Army Soldiers’ Medical Evaluation Board counsel at the Camp Atterbury U.S. Army Medical Evaluation Board Remote Operation Center.
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*Angela Dorrell Green of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP has been reappointed co-chair of the Insurance Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Litigation Section.
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*Brianna Schroeder, associate at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, has been elected the secretary-treasurer for the Indiana State Bar Association Agricultural Law Section.

William D. Henderson, a professor of law and director of the Center on the Global Legal Profession at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, has been appointed to a newly created Legal Education Advisory Board for BARBRI Inc., which prepares lawyers for the bar.•


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