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On The Move - 4/10/13

April 10, 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
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*Nancy Marcus, a constitutional lawyer practicing in Cleveland, Ohio, will join the Indiana Tech Law School faculty in July.
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*Deetta Steinmetz has joined the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic where she will develop and run the clinic’s new mediation program for low-income families involved in family law disputes.
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*Julianna M. Plawecki has joined the corporate and transactional practice group at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP’s Indianapolis office.
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP has hired *Kate Shepherd as marketing director.
Kelly J. Pautler has joined Murphy Ice & Koeneman LLP where she will practice in municipality defense and general civil defense litigation.
 
Promotions
 
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*Tonya Bond and *Kate Winders have been elected partners at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP. Bond practices in complex litigation and appeals. Winders leads the employment law practice and is a member of the health care and life sciences, complex litigation, and insurance coverage practice groups.
Michael Gabovitch is now managing partner of Katz & Korin P.C. in Indianapolis.
 
Appointments and Elections
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*Andrea Roberts Pierson has become a member of the management board of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Award and Honors
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*Jennifer Hull, a labor and employment partner with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, has been named a Community Hero as part of the 2013 Spirit of Women Awards sponsored by Beacon Health System.
New Location
The Bankruptcy Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg P.C. has relocated to 429 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 100, Indianapolis.
 
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*Jason M. Massaro of The Massaro Legal Group LLC is relocating to new offices in Fishers where he will continue to practice business law, real estate law and litigation.
New Office
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*Matthew Tandy has opened the Tandy Law Firm in Indianapolis with a focus on personal injury and criminal defense litigation.
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*Theresa Ringle has opened the Ringle Law Group LLC, providing arbitration, litigation, contract and appellate services.
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