Erin L. (Johnson) Webb has joined Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP as partner in Washington, D.C., where she focuses her practice on recovering insurance proceeds for business clients.
Stephen T. Blackburn has joined Standly Hamilton LLP in Dallas as a trial lawyer. His practice focuses on injury, wrongful death, and dangerous water contamination cases.
Marquel S. (Sautural) Jordan has been elected partner of Blank Rome LLP in Houston, where she practices in the areas of toxic tort and products liability litigation.
Scott S. Minder was appointed to the Maricopa County (Arizona) Superior Court. He is an attorney with Perkins Coie LLP in Phoenix, where he practices complex commercial litigation.
Azadeh Shahshahani has been named an Outstanding Person of the Year by the newspaper Mundo Hispanico for her activism on behalf of the Latino community and defending the rights of immigrants in Georgia.
Brian C. Greene was elected partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP in Washington, D.C. He represents public and private entities in domestic and international project finance, energy, and infrastructure projects, particularly in the United States and Latin America.
Aaron Lewis was promoted to partner at Covington & Burling LLP in Los Angeles, where he represents clients in sensitive, high-profile internal investigations, government enforcement matters, and complex commercial litigation. He returned to Covington to help open the L.A. office after six years of service in the U.S. Department of Justice, first as counsel to Attorney General Eric Holder, and later as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles.
Andrea (Delgadillo) Ostrovsky was promoted to partner at the newly formed firm Calfo Eakes & Ostrovsky PLLC in Seattle. Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, and investigations.
Samantha Sturgis has been promoted to partner at Perkins Coie LLP. She is a member of the firm’s technology transactions and privacy law practice in the Denver office.
Joshua D. Burns has joined Crowe & Dunlevy PC as an attorney in the firm’s Oklahoma City office. He is a member of the firm’s banking and financial institutions; bankruptcy and creditor’s rights; energy, environment, and natural resources; health care; and litigation and trial practice groups.
Joanne Alnajjar Buser has been promoted to partner at Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP in San Diego. She works in the area of labor and employment law.
Sophia Hudson, a partner with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, was named a 2016–2017 David Rockefeller fellow. She was selected by the Partnership for New York City to participate in the yearlong business and civic leadership program.
Matt Nolan, former general counsel of the American Football League of Shanghai, has joined the Heico Companies LLC as vice president, general counsel of the Ancra group, and director of Heico global compliance. He is based in the company’s office in Warrenville, Illinois.
Paul Porter joined O’Melveny & Myers LLP as counsel in San Francisco, where he will continue his capital markets practice. He spent the previous nine years at Allen & Overy LLP in London and Hong Kong.
Shella B. Neba, an attorney in the Atlanta office of Littler Mendelson PC, has been elevated to shareholder. She represents and counsels employers in a broad range of employment matters arising under federal and state law.
Jennifer R. Garner has been promoted to partner at Locke Lord LLP in Chicago. She practices real estate law and works on local and national matters involving the acquisition, disposition, financing, and leasing of commercial properties.
Adrienne E. Fowler, former trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s consumer protection branch, has been named partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP in Washington, D.C.
Robert Kim, former senior litigation associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in San Francisco, has joined the litigation department of Sussman Shank LLP in Portland, Oregon.
Gabriele Sabato co-wrote Ambiente (IPSOA, 2016), a legal guide to key issues in environmental law. The book describes the current status of environmental law in Italy and the European Union, and relevant case law. He also earned his PhD in environmental law and economics at Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata.
Leah Litman has joined the faculty of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. She researches and writes on constitutional law with a particular focus on federalism and federal post-conviction review.
Jeffrey T. Bagley was named assistant federal public defender for the U.S. District Court, Western District of New York.
Matthew Miller, adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, has joined the Sierra Club in Washington, D.C., as a staff attorney. His advocacy focuses on hastening the transition from dirty fuels to clean, sustainable energy.
Giselle B. Safazadeh has joined Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP in Chicago as an associate, concentrating her practice on complex commercial litigation.
Nick Leonard was promoted to staff attorney at the nonprofit Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in Detroit, a partnership with Wayne State University Law School’s Transnational Environmental Law Clinic. He previously was an Equal Justice Works fellow at the Center.
Jonathan B. Koch has joined the appellate practice group at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in Southfield, Michigan. Before joining the firm, he worked as a clerk to the Hon. David F. Viviano, ’96, of the Michigan Supreme Court.
James W. Thurman has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as an associate with the firm’s bankruptcy team in Birmingham, Alabama.
John C. Muhs joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP’s office in Southfield, Michigan, where he practices corporate and securities law as a member of the business practice and automotive industry groups.
Eric L. Scharphorn has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate. He practices with the firm’s corporate group in Chicago to develop business solutions for companies with operations throughout the world.