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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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