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Feb 28, 2012

Top court disbars Hunt Valley attorney, scolds her counsel

In disbarring a Hunt Valley lawyer, the state’s highest court added a written admonishment to the woman and her counsel for an “unprecedented lack of common respect and decency” during the proceedings. The Court of Appeals last week disbarred Michele L. Payer, a bankruptcy attorney, for numerous violations of the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional […]

Feb 1, 2012

Lawyers in N.Y. Facebook suit spar over fee amount

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lawyers for Facebook are looking for $84,000 in legal fees from a New York man after a judge ruled he caused delays in his lawsuit seeking part ownership in the $50 billion social networking site. The attorney for Paul Ceglia, of Wellsville, says the amount is too high. A federal judge last […]

Jan 31, 2012

H. Ward Classen: Achieving a work/life balance

The continual pressure to do more with less has placed greater stress on in-house attorneys and has often pushed their work-life balance out of kilter. Too often attorneys place professional achievement ahead of a balanced life, resulting in emotional and physical burnout. Corporations, in turn, often lose some of their best and brightest or fail […]

Jan 29, 2012

Law movers – 1/30/12: Campbell joins Ober|Kaler

Campbell joins Ober|Kaler Andrew F. Campbell joined Ober|Kaler in December as Counsel in the firm’s Financial Institutions Group in Baltimore. Campbell has more than 25 years’ experience representing banks, thrifts, holding companies, mortgage companies and other financial services firms. As in-house counsel at Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo, he handled complex federal and state regulatory issues[...]

Jan 20, 2012

Building stress resilience

I ran across a thought-provoking article a few weeks ago: “High-achieving women need more than a bubble bath.” By “high-achieving” women, the article means women who are accomplishment-focused and achievement-oriented— yes, that includes you, my fellow attorneys! Actually, I found the article — as well as the book on which it was based — to […]

Jan 16, 2012

Law movers – 1/17/12: Hodes, Pessin elects Petty as member

Hodes, Pessin elects Petty as member Elliott D. Petty has been elected a member of Hodes, Pessin & Katz, of Towson. Petty is part of the firm’s medical malpractice group and has substantial experience representing health care professionals and institutions in complex medical malpractice litigation in state and federal court. He also represents individuals, business entities, […]

Dec 18, 2011

Law movers – 12/19/11: Saul Ewing adds Zarren as partner

Saul Ewing adds Zarren as partner Adam S. Zarren has joined Saul Ewing in Baltimore as a partner in the firm’s business and finance department and corporate group. 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 contract, contra[...]

Dec 13, 2011

A career outside the box?

I am in a nontraditional legal position. Recruiting is law related, but it’s non-practicing and you don’t even need to have a law degree to become a legal recruiter. However, I am happy I have a J.D.  and came into my position with an understanding of the market and connections that recruiters without a legal […]

Nov 29, 2011

General Counsel Profile: Wesley D. Blakeslee

For decades Richard Nixon has received credit and blame for all kinds of occurrences. Here’s another one: Wesley D. Blakeslee’s switch to a career in law, including years as a general counsel for Johns Hopkins University. “From the time I was a child I wanted to be an engineer,” Blakeslee said. He majored in engineering […]

Nov 27, 2011

Joe Surkiewicz – MLSC recognizes 2011 justice champions

Two private attorneys — M. Natalie McSherry of Kramon & Graham and Mitchell Y. Mirviss of Venable — lead the list of honorees at next month’s Maryland Legal Services Corp. annual awards reception. The lawyers will share the Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award, presented annually to an attorney who has rendered extraordinary service by providing […]

Oct 31, 2011

Law movers: 10/31/11

Miles & Stockbridge recently added nine lawyers to the firm: Kenneth M. Misken, formerly with the Virginia office of McGuire Woods, has joined the creditors’ rights & bankruptcy practice group as a principal; he served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Stephen S. Mitchell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Michael […]

Oct 13, 2011

Connectivity, technology and the Siri app

“Siri has wit.” – The San Francisco Chronicle “Siri-ously cool” – Mobile Beat “Siri understands what you’re saying and the context in which you’re saying it.” – The Washington Post All the attention has been a little overwhelming, but when Apple names an app after you, it is an honor. Siri may be the new, […]

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