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Paul Carter was installed as president of the Long Beach Bar Association. Carter is a partner at Bergkvist, Bergkvist & Carter, LLP, in Long Beach, Calif. He is also concluding his third year as chairman of the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.
Keith Duffy has been admitted as a shareholder to Nyemaster Goode, P.C. As a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, Duffy's practice includes the defense of claims of bad faith related to the handling of workers’ compensation submissions. He also represents clients in creditor rights and bankruptcy disputes, and he teaches Bankruptcy and Debt Collection as an adjunct instructor at Drake Law School.
Four alumni from Drake Law School were named to the Business Record’s 2018 Forty Under 40 list of honorees: Ashley (Watts) Aust, associate general counsel at Hubbell Realty Company; Leslie Behaunek, attorney at Nyemaster Goode, P.C.; Charlie Bottenberg, attorney at Masterson & Bottenberg, LLP; and Krystle Campa, senior shareholder attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm. Members of the Drake Law community have been represented on the Forty Under 40 list every year since the Business Record began the awards in 2000.
Sullivan & Ward, P.C. announced the promotion of Amanda A. James to shareholder. James is a public utility attorney with experience in public utility law and regulation through representation of clients in the electric, gas, telecommunications, water, and renewable energy industries.
McKee, Voorhees & Sease PLC announced that Cassie J. Edgar is joining the firm as a member. Edgar will head up an initiative at the firm to develop a regulatory practice group, which will help MVS clients obtain approvals through federal agencies such as the FDA, USDA, and EPA, for product development and commercialization.
Bryan O’Neill was elected a shareholder of Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen P.C. O'Neill's practice involves various all types of litigation cases, including discrimination, retaliation, FMLA, wage and hour, and wrongful termination. Additionally, he counsels clients in the employment area on compliance with state and federal laws.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Kirkpatrick was named the Chief of the Appellate Division and Chief of the St. Paul Branch office of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota. Kirkpatrick has worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office since 2004.
John McKinney III and Randall Jackson coached the team from Des Moines Merrill that won the 2017 Iowa Middle School Mock Trial state tournament. McKinney is senior vice president and general counsel at West Bank. Jackson is an attorney and owner of the Jackson Law Office.
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