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On The Move - 10/8/14

October 8, 2014
KEYWORDS On The Move / neglect

On The Move highlights employment news, awards and honors attorneys receive, and board appointments or elected positions. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpg. Color images are preferred. Information must be submitted at least 10 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to appear. Submit your announcement at http://www.theindianalawyer.com/submit-on-the-move or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com. New Associations

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*Janet A. McSharar, *Paul (Rick) Rauch III and *A. Barclay Wong have joined Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP in Carmel as partners. *Jennifer L. Strange has joined the firm as an associate, *Therese (Terri) Miller has joined as a legal nurse consultant, and Zac Chianello has joined as a paralegal.

Julie Halbig has joined Ball State University as vice president for government relations. She previously was a government relations specialist at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

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*Daniel Shackle has joined Clements Legal Group LLC as an equity partner.
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*Andrew M. Hicks has joined Warrick & Boyn in Elkhart as a partner.
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*Michael O’Brien, a former legislative director for Gov. Mitch Daniels, has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office as senior public policy adviser and member of the governmental services & finance department.
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*Andrea Brandes Newsom has joined the University of Indianapolis as director of facility and space planning. She previously worked as court administrator for Marion County Superior Court.
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*Michael S. Gallo has joined the Fort Wayne office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate, where he will practice with the product liability litigation team.
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*Kurt Jones, former partner at Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP, has accepted the position of assistant general counsel - senior IP counsel with Celanese Corp. in Houston, Texas.

Appointments and Elections

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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP attorney *Russell C. Menyhart has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the America China Society of Indiana. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the Indiana-China business relationship, create mutually beneficial business opportunities, and foster a China-friendly business environment in Indiana.

Warrick & Boyn partner Tim Shelly has been appointed to the Elkhart Urban Enterprise Association executive leadership board. He will serve as secretary for the association.

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Hollingsworth & Zivitz P.C. attorney *L. Leona Frank has been elected secretary of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division. In February 2015, she will become chair of strategy and planning for the division, and in August 2017 she will become chair of the division.

Awards and Honors Marion Superior Judge David Certo received the Patient Health Advocate Award Sept. 7 during the Indiana State Medical Association’s annual convention. He was recognized for his advocacy in helping nonviolent offenders with mental health issues.•

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