The Atlanta Lawyer March 2015 - Page 29

Did You Know? Duane Morris Kelly L. Whitehart has joined Duane Morris’s Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner in its Atlanta office. Her practice centers on patent, trademark, trade dress, software, false advertising, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition disputes. Her clients are large and middle-market U.S. companies that represent a crosssection of technology industries, including software, telecommunications, energy resources, e-commerce and cloud computing applications. Whitehart is a board member and programs committee chair of the IP Section of the Atlanta Bar. Fisher & Phillips LLP Seasoned labor and employment litigator Thomas A. Cox, Jr., has joined the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Cox, a Morehouse College graduate who previously worked for two AmLaw 200 firms as well as the Georgia Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Justice, joined Fisher & Phillips on January 5. Cox has defended clients in all types of employment-related claims, including those brought under ADA, FMLA, Title VII and various state tort theories. Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts & Shanlever LLP Littler Mendelson P.C. The Employment Law Firm of Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts & Shanlever LLP has added Michelle LeGault and Wes McCart, bringing the total number of attorneys at the firm to ten. Ms. LeGault joins the firm from LeGault Legal, LLC, and Mr. McCart recently moved from Alston & Bird LLP. Both attorneys have a strong background in virtually all aspects of employment law. Jerry Newsome, a shareholder in the Atlanta office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been named a “Client Service All-Star” by The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. in its new report, the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2015. Pachman Richardson, LLC Stites & Harbison, PLLC Pachman Richardson, LLC changed its name to Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC. The attorneys continue to practice exclusively family law, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, custody, modification and contempt. The firm is still located in the heart of midtown at 75 Fourteenth St., Suite 2840, Atlanta, Georgia 30309; 404-888-3730; www.rblfamilylaw.com. The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that 16 attorneys have been promoted within the law firm. Fourteen have been elected to membership and two have been elected to Counsel, effective January 2015. From our Atlanta office, Walker Entwistle is a new Member (Partner) and Melissa Davey is now Counsel. Both are members of the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group. March 2015 THE ATLANTA LAWYER 29