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On the Move - 7/6/12

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July 4, 2012
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On The Move

On The Move runs in the first issue of the month. Information must be submitted two weeks prior to the issue date. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpeg. Color images are preferred. Submissions may be made at http://www.theindianalawyer.com submit-on-the-move or emailed to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com.

New Associations
Anne L. Cowgur has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Indianapolis office as a partner in its litigation and labor and employment practice groups.

Chris W. Cotterill has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in downtown Indianapolis as a partner on the government team. Cotterill formerly served as the city of Indianapolis’ chief of staff and corporation counsel.

Samuel K. Conrad has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Fort Wayne as an associate. His practice will focus on labor and employment law.

John Hirschman has rejoined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as counsel. He will practice on the real estate and construction team from the 96th Street office in Indianapolis.

Former Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard has joined Indiana University’s Public Policy Institute in I.U.’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs as the first executive in residence.

Awards and Honors
Retired vice president and general counsel of Indiana University Dorothy Frapwell recently received the President’s Medal for Excellence, the highest honor an I.U. president can bestow.

Kevin Thompson, of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, has been certified as an ARIAS-US arbitrator. The AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, ARIAS-US is a nonprofit corporation that promotes improvements of the insurance and reinsurance arbitration process for international and domestic markets.

Marion Superior Judge David J. Dreyer has been awarded the Professional Pillar of Excellence Award by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where he has taught for more than 20 years.

Melanie M. Dunajeski, a partner in the Merrillville office of Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP, was named Influential Northwest Indiana Woman of the Year in Law at the annual Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards Banquet.

Appointments and Elections
The 2012-2013 board and officers of the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators are: president Christine L. Birch, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP; president-elect Susan M. Cutsinger (Riley Bennet & Egloff LLP); immediate past president Debra L. Elsbury (Threlkeld & Associates); treasurer David W. Heinekamp (Kightlinger & Gray LLP); secretary Carrie K. Houston (Ice Miller LLP); education chair Joannie Saba (Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP); membership chair Robin R. Burton (Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C.); and special projects Janet C. Valasek (Barnes & Thornburg LLP).

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner Chad Walker has been elected to the Damien Center board of directors.

Jessica Benson Cox, a litigation associate at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Indiana State Chapter. Her two-year term began July 1.

Lauren K. Robel has been appointed Indiana University executive vice president and provost, effective July 1. Robel, dean of the I.U. Maurer School of Law since 2003, served as interim provost before her appointment.•

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