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Law movers – 11/19/12

David B. Rudow, member of Baltimore’s Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler LLC has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Baltimore Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year. Best Lawyers is known as the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as a Lawyer of the Year. Rudow also was included in the tax law and trusts and estates sections of The Best Lawyers in America.

Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler LLC associate C.J. Persson has been appointed vice chairman of the business law committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City. Persson is a member-at-large to the Maryland State Bar Association’s Business Law Section Council.

Nichole M. Galvin has been named a principal in the Baltimore firm of Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber P.A. She concentrates her practice in commercial and land use litigation. Galvin has been an associate at the firm since 2003.

Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White LLC, of Baltimore, has named veteran trial attorneys Jamison White and Alex Brown as partners. Before joining the firm in 2006, White gained extensive experience defending hospitals and physicians as an attorney at Miles & Stockbridge P.C. White has been recognized as one of Maryland’s “Rising Stars” by the Super Lawyers publication for five consecutive years from 2009 to 2013 and in 2012 was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of Maryland’s Top 40 Under 40. Previously, Brown served an assistant attorney general, senior counsel to the Maryland Insurance Administration and an attorney at Venable LLP. Brown has litigated in both federal and state courts throughout the country.

Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler LLC member Thomas D. Kohn has begun serving as chairman of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore’s new Arts & Culture Council. A JCC board and executive committee member, Kohn previously led an Arts and Culture Task Force.

Theodore P. Stein has joined Whiteford Taylor & Preston’s business and litigation practice in Bethesda. Stein is an experienced business and litigation lawyer whose practice focuses on representing businesses and their principals in the areas of business, employment, employee benefits and ERISA law and litigation, as well as estates, trusts, guardianships and family law.

Jay L. Lenrow, of counsel to Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler LLC, was appointed to a four-year term on the Johns Hopkins University board of trustees. He also serves on the board of advisers for both the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Johns Hopkins Hillel and is JHU’s alumni council vice president and an executive board member. Lenrow joined the firm earlier this year, after serving as a principal in Lenrow, Kohn & Oliver P.C., the firm he co-founded in 1995.

Lenrow serves as development committee chairman and board member for Roland Park Country School, northeast region executive vice president for Boy Scouts of America and a member of its National Religious Relationships Task Force.

Anne T. McKenna has joined Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White as a partner. She will chair the firm’s Internet and Privacy Law Practice Group. McKenna is co-author of three books about wiretapping and surveillance and considered an expert on Internet, computer and cellular electronic surveillance law and privacy law. McKenna previously worked at Miles & Stockbridge, representing large corporate clients handling catastrophic loss, medical malpractice and insurance-related case. In 1997, she and other attorneys from Miles & Stockbridge co-founded Crosswhite, McKenna, Limbrick & Sinclair LLC, which within one year became an AV-rated premier Baltimore litigation boutique representing businesses and individuals. Since 2008, McKenna served as an adjunct professor at Catholic University of America in Washington.

Pessin Katz Law P.A. has added Mark D. Maneche as a member. He will join the Towson firm’s litigation department, where he will continue his commercial litigation practice. Maneche represents businesses and financial institutions in commercial litigation matters. He has handled a number of appellate matters in Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals, and federal circuit courts of appeal throughout the country. Maneche serves as a member of the board of the Francis D. Murnaghan Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship, an appellate advocacy fellowship through the Public Justice Center for former law clerks.

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler partners Eric R. Harlan and Renee Lane-Kunz have been named co-chairs of the Baltimore firm’s Employment Law Group.

Harlan is a trial lawyer with 16 years of experience representing clients in state and federal courts. Lane-Kunz has 20 years of management experience in the hospitality and tourism industry and has drafted employment handbooks, negotiated employment agreements and counseled organizations on hiring practices.