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Legal: On the Move, 3/7/2011

Barry F. Levin, of Baltimore, a member of Saul Ewing’s executive committee, has been named chair of the firm’s Business and Finance Department. He will oversee more than 90 lawyers and other professionals who advise public and private companies, nonprofit businesses, governmental entities, institutions and individuals throughout the world. Levin has served as advisor and counselor on general corporate matters, regularly advises on the choice of business entity and how new businesses should be capitalized, and provides legal services related to medical and dental practice transitions. He received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Stephen Immelt, a partner in the Baltimore office of Hogan Lovells and co-head of its litigation, arbitration and employment practice, has been named a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group in its 10th annual client satisfaction survey on corporate counsels. Immelt was nominated by a Fortune 500 pharmaceuticals company. He focuses on complex enforcement litigation relating to health care issues. Immelt represents pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, academic health centers and medical schools, clinical laboratories, and other providers of health care in connection with governmental investigations, both civil and criminal in nature, involving issues arising under federal and state laws that govern health care providers.

Lila G. Shapiro-Cyr, a partner in the real estate department at Ballard Spahr, of Baltimore, has been elected to the board of directors of Harbor City Services, a nonprofit corporation that creates vocational opportunities, treatments and supports for individuals recovering from mental illness and substance abuse. In her practice Shapiro-Cyr represents clients in connection with real estate acquisitions, development, leasing, and financing, with a focus on shopping center and urban development. She is a member of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s Business and Economic Development Committee.

Leslie R. Stellman, a member of the education and labor and employment group of Hodes, Pessin & Katz, of Towson, has been voted onto the board of directors of the Council of School Attorneys, which is affiliated with the National School Boards Association. He is the author of three textbooks on education law and has also written briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court on education law issues. Stellman is a professor at the Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Education and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Andrew M. Dansicker, principal of the Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker, of Hunt Valley, was recently elected to serve as 2011-2012 president of the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association. Dansicker, who runs an employment law boutique practice, litigates employment law cases throughout Maryland, including sexual harassment, discrimination, FMLA, wage and overtime, commission and bonus payments, breach of contract, unemployment appeals and non-compete agreements.

Orlan M. Johnson, co-chair of the Securities Transactions and Regulations Practice Group of Saul Ewing, was honored Feb 28 at U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., as a “trailblazer” by the SEC’s African American Council in observance of African American History Month. Johnson is a former SEC attorney. He was appointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama to serve as chairman of the Securities Investor Protection Corp. Johnson serves on numerous boards of directors and the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland.

Thomas S. Schaufelberger, vice chair of Saul Ewing’s litigation department and insurance practice group, in Washington, D.C., has been elected to the firm’s executive committee.