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Ryan Gibson accepted the position of GCO-Insurance Law Counsel in the general counsel’s office of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in Novato, Calif.
Judge Russ Sanders will join The Mediation Group in January 2011. Judge Sanders will leave his 14-year tenure with Shelby Superior Court effective Dec. 31, 2010.
Stephen M. Koers joined Lewis & Wilkins as of counsel. He will be located in the firm’s Fishers office.
Kathryn Morgan Cimera and Terren Magid joined Bingham McHale. The lawyers will practice with the firm’s Pensions and Fiduciary Industry Team.
Elections and Appointments
Roselyn Hazzard, human resources director at Bingham McHale, was elected to the Association of Legal Administrators board of directors. She will serve as a regional director.
Phillip L. Bayt was elected managing partner of Ice Miller effective Jan. 1, 2011. The partnership also selected Robert Gauss and Brenda Horn to serve as deputy managing partners. Steven K. Humke was re-elected by the partnership as chair of the strategic planning committee.
Awards and Honors
Steven D. DeBrota, an attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Indianapolis, received The Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service from the U.S. Department of Justice for his leadership and work on “Operation Nest Egg,” a national child exploitation prosecution project.
Nicholas C. Pappas, a partner in Frost Brown Todd’s Indianapolis office, was named “Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year” by the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana.
Jeffrey L. Carmichael, Mark J. Swearingen, Regan E. Tankersley, and John F. Williams III were named shareholders with Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman.•