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On the Move - 11/9/11

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November 9, 2011
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On The Move

On The Move: Information must be submitted at least 11 days prior to the Wednesday issue in which the announcement will appear. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpeg. Color images are preferred. For more information or to submit an announcement, contact managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com

New Associations
Daniel J. Krieger has joined the Indianapolis intellectual property law firm of Maginot Moore & Beck as of counsel.

Shariq Siddiqui has joined Saeed & Little as of counsel. Siddiqui will be managing the non-profit business and mediation practice group for the Indianapolis-based law firm.

Kay Pashos has joined the Indianapolis office of Ice Miller as senior counsel. Pashos will focus on energy and utility regulation, advising and representing regulated utilities before state and federal utility regulatory commissions, and will help lead the firm’s energy and utilities practice.

Eleven lawyers have joined Baker & Daniels as associates. Patrick M. Bickley focuses on intellectual property work and patent prosecution in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. Evelyn L. Gentry focuses on labor and employment law in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. Zachary G. Jacob is a member of the exempt organizations practice group in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. Timothy J. Moriarty works with the firm’s business litigation practice group in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. Kathryn E. Olivier focuses on business litigation in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. Ryann E. Perlinski is a member of the firm’s state and local tax group in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. Jacqueline M. Pimentel-Gannon focuses on real estate and land use matters and will practice from the firm’s Indianapolis 96th Street office. Leslie B. Prill works with the intellectual property practice group in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. Pablo A. Svirsky focuses on corporate law for companies in the life sciences industry, practicing from the firm’s Indianapolis 96th Street office. Mindy A. Westrick is a member of the government services practice in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. Therese M. Williams focuses on business and corporate finance and will practice in the firm’s Fort Wayne office.

Sierra Bunnell has joined the Indianapolis law firm Wooden & McLaughlin as an associate, focusing her practice in the areas of real estate finance and development and general corporate representation.

Shannon Starr has joined the Logansport law firm Starr Austen & Miller as an associate, focusing her practice on class action, truck and construction accident litigation.

Six lawyers have joined the Indianapolis office of Ice Miller as associates. Sarah Murray is a member of the firm’s litigation and environmental practice groups. Gregory Pottorff is a member of the firm’s drug and device practice group. Amanda Schipp is a member of the firm’s business practice group. Justin Spack is a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group. Gregory Touney is a member of the firm’s real estate practice group. Erin Webley is a member of the firm’s litigation group.

Laura C.W. Holt has joined Indianapolis law firm Wanzer Edwards as an associate attorney.

Elections and Appointments
Michael B. Langford, a partner with Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary, has been elected to the board of directors for the Trucking Insurance Defense Association.

Shannon Reed, a partner with Baker & Daniels, has been elected president of the Allen County Bar Association. Her term began Oct. 1, 2011.

Peter Morse, a partner with Barnes & Thornburg, has been re-elected to the board of directors of TerraLex, a global legal network of law firms.

John L. Krauss, director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute and adjunct professor of law at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, has been appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board.

Octavia F. Snulligan, an Indianapolis attorney focusing on family, criminal, mortgage foreclosure defense and small business law, has been appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to the Indiana Parole Board.

Beth Bechdol, director of agribusiness strategies at Ice Miller, has been appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to the Indiana State Fair Commission.

Mickey Maurer, of Carmel, chairman of the board of National Bank of Indianapolis and co-owner of IBJ Media, has been appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to the state’s Bicentennial Commission.

Adrienne Meiring, Indiana Supreme Court Judicial Qualifications Commission attorney, has been selected to serve on the board for the Association of Judicial Disciplinary Counsel.

Kathryn Dolan, Indiana Supreme Court public information officer, has been selected to serve as treasurer for the Conference of Court Public Information Officers.

Awards and Honors
Mike Miller, a partner at the Indianapolis law firm Montross Miller Muller Mendelson & Kennedy, was inducted into the Hanover College Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 22. Miller played basketball at North Central High School in Indianapolis and ranks eighth in scoring and fourth among basketball rebounders in Hanover history.

New Firms/Locations
Doris L. Sweetin has opened Sweetin Law Group in Indianapolis. Sweetin focuses her practice in insurance defense, construction law, business and corporate law and litigation. The firm is located at 8765 Guion Rd., Suite D.•

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  2. Our nation produces very few jurists of the caliber of Justice DOUGLAS and his peers these days. Here is that great civil libertarian, who recognized government as both a blessing and, when corrupted by ideological interests, a curse: "Once the investigator has only the conscience of government as a guide, the conscience can become ‘ravenous,’ as Cromwell, bent on destroying Thomas More, said in Bolt, A Man For All Seasons (1960), p. 120. The First Amendment mirrors many episodes where men, harried and harassed by government, sought refuge in their conscience, as these lines of Thomas More show: ‘MORE: And when we stand before God, and you are sent to Paradise for doing according to your conscience, *575 and I am damned for not doing according to mine, will you come with me, for fellowship? ‘CRANMER: So those of us whose names are there are damned, Sir Thomas? ‘MORE: I don't know, Your Grace. I have no window to look into another man's conscience. I condemn no one. ‘CRANMER: Then the matter is capable of question? ‘MORE: Certainly. ‘CRANMER: But that you owe obedience to your King is not capable of question. So weigh a doubt against a certainty—and sign. ‘MORE: Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King's command make it round? And if it is round, will the King's command flatten it? No, I will not sign.’ Id., pp. 132—133. DOUGLAS THEN WROTE: Where government is the Big Brother,11 privacy gives way to surveillance. **909 But our commitment is otherwise. *576 By the First Amendment we have staked our security on freedom to promote a multiplicity of ideas, to associate at will with kindred spirits, and to defy governmental intrusion into these precincts" Gibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Comm., 372 U.S. 539, 574-76, 83 S. Ct. 889, 908-09, 9 L. Ed. 2d 929 (1963) Mr. Justice DOUGLAS, concurring. I write: Happy Memorial Day to all -- God please bless our fallen who lived and died to preserve constitutional governance in our wonderful series of Republics. And God open the eyes of those government officials who denounce the constitutions of these Republics by arbitrary actions arising out capricious motives.

  3. From back in the day before secularism got a stranglehold on Hoosier jurists comes this great excerpt via Indiana federal court judge Allan Sharp, dedicated to those many Indiana government attorneys (with whom I have dealt) who count the law as a mere tool, an optional tool that is not to be used when political correctness compels a more acceptable result than merely following the path that the law directs: ALLEN SHARP, District Judge. I. In a scene following a visit by Henry VIII to the home of Sir Thomas More, playwriter Robert Bolt puts the following words into the mouths of his characters: Margaret: Father, that man's bad. MORE: There is no law against that. ROPER: There is! God's law! MORE: Then God can arrest him. ROPER: Sophistication upon sophistication! MORE: No, sheer simplicity. The law, Roper, the law. I know what's legal not what's right. And I'll stick to what's legal. ROPER: Then you set man's law above God's! MORE: No, far below; but let me draw your attention to a fact I'm not God. The currents and eddies of right and wrong, which you find such plain sailing, I can't navigate. I'm no voyager. But in the thickets of law, oh, there I'm a forester. I doubt if there's a man alive who could follow me there, thank God... ALICE: (Exasperated, pointing after Rich) While you talk, he's gone! MORE: And go he should, if he was the Devil himself, until he broke the law! ROPER: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law! MORE: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? ROPER: I'd cut down every law in England to do that! MORE: (Roused and excited) Oh? (Advances on Roper) And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you where would you hide, Roper, the laws being flat? (He leaves *1257 him) This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast man's laws, not God's and if you cut them down and you're just the man to do it d'you really think you would stand upright in the winds that would blow then? (Quietly) Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake. ROPER: I have long suspected this; this is the golden calf; the law's your god. MORE: (Wearily) Oh, Roper, you're a fool, God's my god... (Rather bitterly) But I find him rather too (Very bitterly) subtle... I don't know where he is nor what he wants. ROPER: My God wants service, to the end and unremitting; nothing else! MORE: (Dryly) Are you sure that's God! He sounds like Moloch. But indeed it may be God And whoever hunts for me, Roper, God or Devil, will find me hiding in the thickets of the law! And I'll hide my daughter with me! Not hoist her up the mainmast of your seagoing principles! They put about too nimbly! (Exit More. They all look after him). Pgs. 65-67, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS A Play in Two Acts, Robert Bolt, Random House, New York, 1960. Linley E. Pearson, Atty. Gen. of Indiana, Indianapolis, for defendants. Childs v. Duckworth, 509 F. Supp. 1254, 1256 (N.D. Ind. 1981) aff'd, 705 F.2d 915 (7th Cir. 1983)

  4. "Meanwhile small- and mid-size firms are getting squeezed and likely will not survive unless they become a boutique firm." I've been a business attorney in small, and now mid-size firm for over 30 years, and for over 30 years legal consultants have been preaching this exact same mantra of impending doom for small and mid-sized firms -- verbatim. This claim apparently helps them gin up merger opportunities from smaller firms who become convinced that they need to become larger overnight. The claim that large corporations are interested in cost-saving and efficiency has likewise been preached for decades, and is likewise bunk. If large corporations had any real interest in saving money they wouldn't use large law firms whose rates are substantially higher than those of high-quality mid-sized firms.

  5. The family is the foundation of all human government. That is the Grand Design. Modern governments throw off this Design and make bureaucratic war against the family, as does Hollywood and cultural elitists such as third wave feminists. Since WWII we have been on a ship of fools that way, with both the elite and government and their social engineering hacks relentlessly attacking the very foundation of social order. And their success? See it in the streets of Fergusson, on the food stamp doles (mostly broken families)and in the above article. Reject the Grand Design for true social function, enter the Glorious State to manage social dysfunction. Our Brave New World will be a prison camp, and we will welcome it as the only way to manage given the anarchy without it.

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