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has joined George & Farinas LLP in Indianapolis as an associate.
Four associates have joined DeFur Voran LLP: *Christopher L. Bills, *R. Zachary Karanovich, *Daniel G. Kerns
and *Kelli J. Liggett
. Bills and Ligget will work from the Muncie office; Karanovich and Kerns will work from the Fishers office. Bills focuses his practice on business and employment law. Karanovich focuses his practice on litigation, and personal and business planning, while Kerns focuses his practice on civil litigation, business and corporate law, real estate, appellate, and estate planning and administration. Liggett focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, business planning and elder law.
has joined the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate on the business litigation team. She focuses her practice on antitrust and competition matters.
*Peter L. Goerges
has joined Church Church Hittle & Antrim as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s school and education law practice. He will work out of the firm’s Merrillville and Noblesville offices. Ben Hobbs
has joined the firm’s Tipton office as of counsel, where he will practice in estate planning, probate and trust administration, and real estate transactions.
*Katharine S. Mascarenhas
has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Indianapolis office as a partner in its business and finance practice group, where she will be active in the firm’s commercial lending and private equity practices.
Associates Jordan K. Baker, Joe Nixon and Jennifer A. Rulon have joined the Indianapolis office of Frost Brown Todd LLC. Baker is a part of the litigation department. Nixon practices in the real estate and finance practice group, and Rulon’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation. Jessica Hockemeyer has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Fort Wayne as an associate and member of the firm’s finance and restructuring practice. The Indianapolis office has added associates Nicholas Alford, a member of the product liability and environmental team; Matthew Burkhart, a member of business litigation team; Tyler Cho, an intellectual property lawyer; Daniel Lewallen, practicing with the firm’s insurance team; and Juliana Yanez, a member of the business litigation team.
*Gabriel N. Eberhardt
has joined Ball Eggleston P.C. in Lafayette. He was previously with the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office. He will practice in firm’s litigation section.
Promotions Brian L. Burdick has been named managing partner of the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Appointments and Elections
Cohen Garelick & Glazier attorney Sarah Starkey has been invited to serve on the executive committee for the Sagamore American Inns of Court. She has also been asked to serve as the 2015 co-chair for the Legal Services Task Force for the Indianapolis Bar Association.
*Andrew C. Mallor
, a founding partner of Mallor Grodner, has been elected into membership in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.
Awards and Honors Heather L. Wilson, a Frost Brown Todd LLC member in Indianapolis, has received the Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award.
*Megan M. Lewis
, of Ruppert & Schaefer P.C., received the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic’s 2014 Outstanding Volunteer Attorney Award.
The following attorneys were recognized as Women of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal: *Mary Beth Claus
, senior vice president, general counsel with Indiana University Health; *Jennett Hill
, senior vice president, general counsel with Citizens Energy Group; *Julianne S. Lis-Milam
, partner and general counsel at Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co. Inc.; *Kathy Osborn
, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; *Becca Polak
, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at KAR Auction Services Inc.; and Indiana Court of Appeals Chief Judge *Nancy H. Vaidik
*Ryan C. Fox, *Craig M. Williams
and *Ryan P. Sink
have formed Fox Williams & Sink LLC. The firm will focus on the rights of employees.