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Law movers – 1/3/12: Wyatt hired by Kramon & Graham

Wyatt hired by Kramon & Graham

Jeremy C.B. Wyatt

Jeremy C.B. Wyatt has joined Kramon & Graham as an associate in the Baltimore firm’s litigation group. Wyatt will represent clients in business and professional liability litigation, as well as provide transactional advice to nonprofit organizations. Before joining Kramon & Graham, he clerked for the Honorable John J. Nagle III at the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, where he assisted with civil, criminal, and domestic cases. Wyatt teaches as an adjunct professor of appellate advocacy at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and serves on the board of directors for the Baltimore Food Co-op, a Remington business that provides local, organic food to Baltimore residents.

Jeremy C.B. Wyatt

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law; Frostburg State University.

Resides in: Wyman Park, Baltimore.

Daily commute: About 10 minutes on I-83.

Recent vacation: Paris, and Florence, Italy by train.

Hobbies: Cycling, beer brewing, and traveling.

Most recently read: “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell.

Brian Quinn has joined Venable LLP as of counsel in its Baltimore office. He most recently worked in the Baltimore office of DLA Piper. Quinn, a former staffer on the Maryland House of Delegates Appropriations Committee, advocates for companies in a number of sectors on legislation before the Maryland General Assembly, the Baltimore City Council and other government bodies. Much of his work has been for regulated utilities. Quinn has also been active in telecommunications, health care and insurance, including handling complaints and other proceedings before the Maryland Insurance Administration. He frequently represents insurers before the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearing and the Worker’s Compensation Commission.

Duane Morris Government Affairs LLC and GSP Consulting Corp. have formed Duane Morris Government Strategies LLC as an ancillary business of international law firm Duane Morris, which has offices in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., across the U.S. and in other countries. The new company will provide lobbying, grant writing, development finance consulting, media relations management, grassroots campaigning and community outreach from offices in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and other cities.

Sheela Murthy, founder and president of the Murthy Law Firm, of Owings Mills, which focuses on immigration, has joined the board of directors of Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s, Eastern Regional Medical Center. The for-profit organization is in Philadelphia.

Thomas M. Meachum, a partner in Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, of Columbia, has joined the board of directors of the Association of Community Services of Howard County.

Melissa L. Mackiewicz, an associate in the Baltimore office of DLA Piper, has been selected to receive the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for 2012 for the Out-of-State Florida Bar member next month. Mackiewicz is a trial lawyer who practices primarily in corporate, securities, real estate and business litigation and arbitration. She practices throughout the country. Since joining the firm in 2002, she has devoted more than 100 hours each year to pro bono projects.

Four partners in the Baltimore office of McGuireWoods have been named Maryland Super Lawyers for 2012: Alan C. Cason, Ava E. Lias-Booker, Patrick M. Shelley and Douglas M. Topolski. Three attorneys were named Rising Stars: John C. Armstrong, James E. Van Horn, and Sung B. “Ben” Yhim.

Several attorneys at Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, of Baltimore and Ellicott City, have been selected as 2012 Maryland Super Lawyers: David B. Applefeld, Michael G. Hendler, F. Kirk Kolodner, Jerald B. Lurie, Marc B. Noren, Andrew Radding and David B. Rudow. Named Rising Stars were Carol G. Cooper and Robert M. Horne.

Gary B. Eidelman and Adam S. Zarren, members of Saul Ewing’s business and finance department, have been named to SmartCEO magazine’s list of Baltimore “Legal Elite” for 2011. Eidelman is a vice chair of the business and finance department, Baltimore vice office managing partner, and the firm’s marketing partner. He represents and counsels employers on labor and employment law, litigation and business matters. Zarren advises individuals and growing small- and middle-market businesses, as well as large international firms, on general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, intellectual property, government contracts, contractual matters, real estate, and other business and personal related matters.

J. Michael Brennan, a partner in the Towson office of Miles and Stockbridge, has been elected chair of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Brennan has served on the Habitat affiliate’s board for eight years, helping to oversee its merger with two other Habitat affiliates, Arundel Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Howard County. He is supervising the organization’s search for a new CEO. Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake serves Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Baltimore County and Howard County.

Carroll Bodie, retired vice president and general counsel, Procter & Gamble Cosmetics; Ava E. Lias-Booker, managing partner, McGuireWoods; and Richard E. Levine, partner, DLA Piper, are among members recently named to Notre Dame of Maryland University’s new President’s Advisory Council, an executive leadership group that will advise President Mary Pat Seurkamp on issues related to Notre Dame’s recent university transition, and provide counsel for the search and leadership transition for a new president to be named in 2012.

Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr has been ranked among the 2011-2012 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News Media Group in Baltimore’s tier 2 for real estate law. CarneyKelehan, which is headquartered in Columbia and has offices in Annapolis and Salisbury, specializes in education, public school, real estate, land use and zoning, trusts and estates, taxation, business, labor, personal injury, worker’s compensation and litigation in state and federal courts.