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On the Move - 9/14/11

IL Staff
September 14, 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 Kelly Lucas at klucas@ibj.com

New Associations
Craig W. Wiley has joined Jackson Lewis as a partner in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Wiley concentrates his practice in state and federal court in a broad range of labor and employment litigation matters.

Zachary I. Cattell has joined Krieg DeVault as of counsel. Cattell, who serves as general counsel of the Indiana Health Care Association, will be a member of the firm’s health care practice group.

Nathan L. Hutchings has joined Carmel firm Keller Macaluso. Hutchings will focus his practice on real estate and business transactions and business litigation.

Timothy L. Karnes has joined Frost Brown Todd as an associate in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Karnes will practice in the product liability practice group, concentrating in product liability, premises liability, and general tort litigation.

Derek W. Meeker has joined Krieg DeVault as an associate in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Meeker will be a member of the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice, concentrating on patent and trademark law.

Ryan H. Cassman has joined Carmel law firm Coots Henke & Wheeler.

Emily Yates has joined Littler Mendelson as an associate.

Melissa Pershing has been hired as the executive director of The Julian Center in Indianapolis. Pershing replaces retiring executive director Ann Delaney.

Michael Rhodes has joined Ice Miller as director of economic development and incentives.

Elections and Appointments
N. Davey Neal has been appointed executive secretary of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.

Andi M. Metzel has been appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, and she has been elected treasurer of the commission. Metzel is a partner with Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff in Indianapolis.

Awards and Honors
Michele Henderson has been accepted to the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series Class IX. Henderson is an associate with Stewart & Irwin in Indianapolis.

New Firms
The law firm of Jacob Hammerle & Johnson has opened in Zionsville. Name partners include Jeffrey S. Jacob, Christopher J. Hammerle, and Derek F. Johnson.

Certifications
Angela Wargel, a paralegal with Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn, has passed the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam offered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and is now a registered paralegal.•

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