Comings and Goings
Locke Lord: Paulette Brown is now a senior partner and chief diversity and inclusion officer at the firm, Locke Lord announced July 12. Brown is a past president of the American Bar
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds: Gene A. Lang is joining the firm as an associate, where he will practice in life sciences patent preparation. Lang joins the firm after his time at the University of Texas-Houston MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was a pre-doctoral research fellow and developed models of human cancer in mice. "Gene has exceptional patent prosecution experience, plus significant work on due diligence investigations, and on infringement and invalidity opinions, which will serve our clients well,” John L. DuPré, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds president, said in a release.
Awards and Honors
Eversheds Sutherland: Mark D. Herlach was named the chairman of the British-American Business Association, the firm reported July 10. Herlach, a partner in the firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group, previously chaired BABA’s Energy and Environment Committee and recently served as its vice president. “Mark’s deep experience in international trade and investment matters combined with his long-standing commitment to BABA make him an exceptional choice for Chairman,” Mark D. Wasserman, Sutherland’s Co-CEO, said in a press release.
Petro Cohen: The
“I am very grateful for the generous scholarship that Petro Cohen Law Firm and the Kids’ Chance organization have provided to me and am looking forward to graduation,” Kwiatek said.
Stoel Rives: Krista K. McIntyre, a partner who leads the firm’s Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group, was elected a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. The firm announced McIntyre’s award in a press release July 16. John C. Cruden, president of the ACOEL, praised the attorneys selected this year: “These individuals, chosen by their peers, have earned this recognition based on achievements over a minimum 15-year period, during which they have led the field in diverse areas of environmental law and policy. Our Honorary Fellows are the preeminent practitioners with decades of work on environmental issues. The College is honored to have this distinguished class join its ranks.”
Davis Wright Tremaine: A debate over the First Amendment raged on the West Coast this week as legal scholars, a federal judge, and the Los Angeles Times squared off in appeals court. The controversy began after the 136-year-old paper published information regarding a former police detective’s plea deal—information that had been sealed and was made public accidentally. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter made the order for the information to be removed from The Times’ website, though in the days that followed the same information spread to other outlets across the internet.
“This is the cat-is-out-of-the-bag principle, which in fact is how some courts have referred to it,” Eugene Volokh, UCLA law professor