November 1, 2003 News and Notes

first_img Robin Rosenberg, of Rosenberg & McAuliffe, P.L., presented at the midyear conference of Personal Injury Firm Legal Administrators regarding compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Vail Gardner and Jennifer Webb, associates at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami, were named directors for the Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Bob Spohrer, of Spohrer, Wilner, Maxwell, & Mathews, P.A., has been chosen as a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. Steven J. Brodie, of Carlton Fields, Miami, has been elected as an executive committee member of the University of Miami’s Citizen’s Board for a one-year term. Ken Wright, of Baker & Hostetler, L.L.P., has been appointed chair of the International Investment in Real Estate Committee for the American Bar Association. Diana Santa Maria, of Ft. Lauderdale, spoke on the topic of Direct Examination of the Lay Witness at the A.J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute Seminar in Orlando. She also spoke in Ft. Lauderdale on the Trial of the Soft Tissue Case for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Shanell M. Schuyler, of Johnson City, TN, has accepted a part-time professorship position at East Tennessee St. University commencing in Spring 2004, where she will lecture on the Legal Environment of Business. Kimberly Page Walker, of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen, has been elected president of the Teen Court Board of Directors for Sarasota County. Leslie J. Lott, of Lott and Friedland, P.A., Coral Gables, spoke at the Practicing Law Institute’s Ninth Annual Institute for Intellectual Property Law Conference in New York City. Cathryn A. Mitchell, with MillerMitchell, P.C., Princeton, NJ, spoke at the meeting of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association regarding implementing a company-wide trade secret protection program. Frank Ramos, associate of Clarke Silverglate Campbell Williams & Montgomery, Miami, was named to the board of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and received the Trial Advocate Quarterly Award for his contributions to the Trial Advocate Quarterly. John Newton, senior assistant attorney general in Attorney General Charlie Crist’s Civil Rights and Economic Crimes units, spoke at a Privacy Compliance Conference for pharmaceutical industry leaders. He spoke about consumer protection laws and pharmaceutical marketing. Jeremy Alters, of Ratzan & Alters, has been appointed to the new lawyers board of directors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Spencer H. Silverglate, of Clarke Silverglate Campbell Williams & Montgomery, Miami, was named president-elect of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. Marili Blanco, an associate of Holland & Knight, Orlando, was installed to the volunteer leadership council of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. Ed Mullins, of Astigarraga Davis, spoke at a seminar of the Inter American Press Association focused on The Media and Legal Attacks. He spoke on the topic of Internet, Defamation, and Personal Jurisdiction. Frank Rapprich and Michael Haire, of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A., spoke at a seminar by Lormar Education Services titled Construction Management/Design-Build in Florida. Charles Fletcher, of de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., Tampa, spoke at the biennial International Desalination Association World Congress at Paradise Island, Bahamas. He presented his paper Obstacles to Desalination in the Southeastern United States. Alex Villamanan, partner of Villamanan & Babinsky, P.A., Miami Beach, presented Protecting Your Criminal Rights at E.F. International School of English. R. Michael Underwood, of counsel to Steel Hector & Davis, L.L.P., has been named chair of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Enforcement of the State Regulation of Securities Committee. Damaris Perez Daugherty, executive director of the Teachers Rights Advocacy Coalition, was called to testify before the U.S. Senate concerning the United Teachers of Dade. Craig Marc Rappel, of Rappel & Rappel, P.A., Vero Beach, has been appointed chair of the Florida Statewide Advocacy Council for 2003-04. Dawn Meyers, shareholder of Berger Singerman, Ft. Lauderdale, has been invited to participate in the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Ft. Lauderdale Class X. Mildred Beam, of Mateer Harbert, spoke at the National Medical Association’s 2003 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia, PA. Edith G. Osman, past president of The Florida Bar and shareholder at Carlton Fields, Miami, served as an honorary chair of the 2003 Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade County Luncheon at Parrot Jungle Island. George J. Terwilliger, partner of White & Case, L.L.P., spoke at an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants National Conference on Fraud and Advanced Litigation Services. Robert K. Downs, second vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association, has been named a member of the board of visitors of Northern Illinois University College of Law and the Leading Lawyers Network, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Elizabeth F. Schwartz, of Miami Beach, was selected to participate in a roundtable meeting, held in Washington, D.C., of 25 attorneys from across the country who are authorities on the issues affecting gay and lesbian parents. She also addressed an assembly at American University Washington College of Law discussing the latest developments in scholarship and practice regarding modern family issues. Tommy Boroughs, partner of Holland & Knight, Orlando, was named second vice chair of the Policy Makers Council of the American Public Power Association. Manuel A. “Alex” Reboso, a partner of Rossman Baumberger Reboso & Spier, P.A., has been elected to the executive committee of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Jack McElroy, partner of Shutts and Bowen, L.L.P., was one of the featured speakers at the National Business Institute Commercial Evictions seminar in Orlando. Colleen M. Fitzgerald, of GrayHarris, Tampa, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa. Tony Hernandez III, of Cape Canaveral, has been appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to a second consecutive three-year term as a member of the Cape Canaveral Hospital District board of directors. Tracy S. Carlin, of Mills & Carlin, P.A., presented a lecture on the impact of the amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act pursuant to the USA Patriot Act to the St. Augustine Chapter of the League of Women Voters. Bob Murphy, vice president and COO of Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, presented to executives and leaders of health care organizations the topic of Creating and Maintaining a Great Culture and Hiring and Keeping Great Employees, at the Baptist Healthcare Leadership Institute in Pensacola. Joanne Harvest Koren, director of the University of Miami School of Law’s Academic Achievement Program, has been selected vice chair of the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board. In addition, she was appointed to the board of directors of Suited for Success. Jamie Finizio-Bascombe, president of FAWL (Broward), presided over the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association 2003 Annual Installation Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Federal Court Judge Patricia Seitz. In addition, she has been elected to a two-year term as president of Nova Southeastern University Law School Alumni Association, as well as the Nova board of governors. Stephen R. Looney was a guest speaker at the 54th Annual Tennessee Federal Tax Institute in Nashville, where he spoke on the topics of Drafting Shareholder Agreements for Closely Held Corporations and Avoiding Unreasonable Compensation Attacks on Professional Service and Other Closely-Held Corporations. Henry “Hank” Sanchez, Jr., vice president and general counsel of High Mark Insurance and Financial Services, Inc., Lakeland, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Society of Compliance Professionals. Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., of Carlton Fields, P.A., has been presented the 2003 Tampa Bay Ethics Award by the University of Tampa. November 1, 2003 Regular News November 1, 2003 News and Noteslast_img

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