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On the Move - 1/30/13

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January 30, 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 http://www.theindianalawyer.com/submit-on-the-move or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com.

New Associations
Dimitrios Lalos and Aliza Malouf have joined Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis. Lalos belongs to the firm’s tax group; Malouf belongs to the f irm’s litigation and intellectual property services group.

*Erik C. Johnson has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Indianapolis office as an associate in the firm’s business & finance practice group.

Michelle R. Maslowski has joined Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. as an associate in the Indianapolis office. Her practice focuses on employment law, litigation and traditional labor relations.

*Tenley Drescher-Rhoades has rejoined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP at its 96th Street office in Indianapolis as counsel in the corporate practice.

*Norman G. Tabler Jr. has rejoined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as counsel in the firm’s health care group.

*Christine Graffis Long has rejoined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as counsel in the firm’s corporate practice.

*Mary Beth Claus is the new general counsel for Indiana University Health. She replaces Norman G. Tabler, who retired in December.

*Jamie R. Kauther and Shelbie J. Byers have joined Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP in Merrillville as associates. Kauther and Byers both focus their practices in labor & employment law and litigation.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Judith Klaswick Fitzgerald, who serves in Pittsburgh, Pa., will join Indiana Tech Law School faculty full time after she retires from the bench this summer.

Kassandra Green has joined Hocker & Associates LLC as an associate.

*Samantha E. DeWester has been named city prosecutor for the city of Indianapolis.

Promotions
*Kimera J. Hall, *Brian M. Falcon and *Darren A. Craig have been promoted to members in Frost Brown Todd LLC’s Indianapolis office.

Greg Bokota, managing partner of Garan Lucow Miller P.C.’s Indiana office, has been elected as a shareholder.

*Amy L. VonDielingen has been elected partner at Wooden & McLaughlin LLP.

Kimberly W. Blanchet, *J. Curtis Greene, *Kara Kapke, Glen M. Kellett and *Jeanine Kerridge have been named partners at Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office. *Joel D. Duthie has been named partner at the firm’s Elkhart office.

*Michael A. Setlak is now a partner at Shilts Law Office in Fort Wayne.

*Keith Wolak has been voted to equity partnership at Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP in Valparaiso.

Terrence L. Brookie has been appointed practice group leader for Frost Brown Todd LLC’s construction law group. He will oversee 15 attorneys throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

*Steve E. Runyan and *Harley K. Means have become partners at Kroger Gardis & Regas LLP.

Appointments & Elections
*Ronan Johnson, of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, has been elected vice chair of the executive committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

*Anne M. Hamilton, of Kroger Gardis & Regas LLP, is a new member of the Professional Advisor Leadership Council of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

*Jeff Papa has been elected president of the Zionsville Town Council.

Awards & Honors
Christine Hickey, partner at Rubin & Levin P.C., has been elected into the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

*Tim O’Hara, partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.•

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