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Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that 24 of the firm’s senior couns…

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that 24 of the firm’s senior counsel have been elected to partnership. This includes attorneys from the Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa and Washington, D.C. offices.

Ronald N. Carroll is a member of the Regulatory Department and the Energy Regulation Practice Group. He has experience representing companies in the electric and natural gas industries, with a focus on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and appeals from FERC decisions. Carroll practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Victor de Gyarfas, a member of the Intellectual Property Department and IP Litigation Practice Group, has counseled clients in numerous cases concerning patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret causes of action. His litigation experience has involved a wide range of technologies, including electrical circuits, computer software, television tuners, communications, automatic vehicle identification products, medical devices, and e-Learning technology. He practices in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

John H. Douglas is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and its Labor & Employment, Appellate and General Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. His practice focuses on union, employment, wage and hour, trade secret and competition issues. Douglas represents clients in the medical, banking, food industry, media, retail, manufacturing, educational and high technology sectors. He practices in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Kevin D. Fowler is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and its Construction and General Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. He practices in various areas of commercial litigation with a focus on construction law, real property litigation and contract disputes. He has also represented clients in the technology and health care fields. Fowler practices in the firm’s Orlando office.

C. David Harper is a member of the Litigation Department, Construction Practice Group and General Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of construction litigation, commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, trust and fiduciary litigation, and condominium law. Harper practices in the firm’s Tampa office.

Karl A. Hochkammer is a member of the firm’s Business Law Department, E-Business & Information Technology Practice Group, Transactional and Securities Practice Group and Automotive Industry Team. He focuses his practice on information technology and business process outsourcing and technology transactions. He also has experience in mergers and acquisitions, both domestic and international. Hochkammer practices in the firm’s Detroit office.

Thomas R. Hrdlick is a member the Regulatory Department and Insurance Industry Group. His practice is concentrated in the fields of corporate and regulatory insurance law, with a particular emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and other transactional work within the insurance industry. He practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Heidi H. Jeffery is a member of the Business Law Department and Finance Practice Group. She focuses her practice on municipal securities transactional and regulatory matters. She is experienced in general municipal, private activity bond, housing, student loan, health care and senior living finance. In such transactions, she has served as bond counsel and counsel to developers, underwriters, credit enhancers, issuers and borrowers. Jeffery is also experienced in municipal securities regulatory and enforcement matters. She practices in the firm’s Chicago office.

Scott A. Kizer is a member of the Intellectual Property Department and the E-Business & Information Technology Practice Group. His practice encompasses multiple areas of information technology, with a substantial focus on software licensing, systems acquisition and implementation, and complex outsourcing transactions. Kizer practices in the firm’s Orlando office.

Susan M.C. Kovarovics is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and its White Collar Defense & Corporate Compliance and Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling Practice Groups. She focuses her practice on counseling foreign and domestic parties regarding export controls, trade sanctions and other international business regulatory matters. Kovarovics practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Ethan D. Lenz is a member of the Regulatory Department and Insurance Industry Group. His practice focuses on providing risk management and insurance coverage-related advice to commercial clients. He also advises on the negotiation and structure of directors and officers liability insurance programs and a wide variety of other commercial/professional insurance programs. Lenz practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Morten Lund, a member of the Business Law Department and the Finance Practice Group, practices in the areas of energy and project finance. His experience includes a broad variety of financing transactions, focusing on the development and financing of energy projects, with particular emphasis on wind energy. Lund practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Andrew L. Nelson is a member of the firm’s Tax & Individual Planning Department and its Taxation and Tax, Valuation and Fiduciary Litigation Practice Groups. He counsels and represents public and closely held businesses, limited liability companies and other business clients in federal and state taxation matters, hearings, trials, and appeals. He also has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, organizing start-up, emerging growth and development stage companies, computer tax law, utility tax law, and related taxation issues. Nelson practices in the firm’s Madison office.

James P. Peterson is a member of the Business Law Department and Transactional & Securities Practice Group. He practices in the areas of acquisitions, divestitures, private equity and venture finance and regularly counsels emerging companies on equity and debt financing and other growth issues. Peterson practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Philip B. Phillips is a member of the Litigation Department, Labor & Employment Practice Group and Automotive Industry Team. He represents business clients in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment counseling and litigation, contract negotiations, and arbitration of employment discrimination claims and labor disputes. He represents clients before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, NLRB and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. He also counsels school districts in all aspects of school law. Phillips practices in the firm’s Detroit office.

Norman J. Rich is a member of the Intellectual Property Department and Trademark & Copyright Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, with a particular emphasis on tr ademark selection, prosecution, enforcement and portfolio management. Rich practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Leigh C. Riley is a member of the Tax & Individual Planning Department and Employee Benefits Practice Group. She focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation, specializing in welfare plans and retirement plans, including nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements. Riley practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Scott T. Seabolt is a member of the Litigation Department, Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Regulation Practice Group and Automotive Industry Team. An experienced trial attorney, he has litigated cases across the country involving automotive supplier disputes, securities and commodities fraud, business torts such as common law fraud and tortious interference, and general commercial disputes. Seabolt practices in the firm’s Detroit office.

Andrew B. Serwin is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and its General Commercial Litigation, Emerging Companies and Venture Capital, and E-Business and Information Technology Practice Groups. He has experience in technology and business law, including corporate finance, partnership law, secured transactions, e-commerce, and software development and licensing. Serwin practices in the firm’s San Diego office.

Howard N. Shipley is a registered patent attorney and a member of the Intellectual Property Department and Consumer & Industrial Products Practice Group. He counsels clients on the strategic use of patents and other intellectual property, and he designs, implements and oversees programs for acquiring and enforcing intellectual property rights. He is also experienced in all aspects of patent procurement including Patent Interference proceedings. Shipley practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Julie A. Smith is a member of the Litigation Department and the Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Regulation Practice Group. She focuses her practice on securities enforcement, representing individuals, public companies, investment companies and investment advisers in connection with investigations by the SEC and other government agencies. Smith practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Jeffrey A. Soble is a member of the Litigation Department and the General Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Product Liability Practice Group and Automotive Industry Team. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including products liability, construction losses, class action defense, the UCC, and general contract and tort law. Soble is also the pro bono coordinator for the firm’s Chicago office.

Peter C. Underwood is a member of the Business Law Department and Transactional & Securities Practice Group. He has experience representing both underwriters and issuers in public debt and equity offerings, effecting private placements, and working with venture capitalists, investment banks and other financing sources to raise capital for start-up companies. Underwood practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Kevin F. Woodall is a member of the Litigation Department and the Labor & Employment Practice Group. He has represented clients on various union, employment and general litigation matters. He focuses on wage and hour, wrongful termination, protected leaves of absence, discrimination, retaliation, unfair competition, contractual, and workplace violence and safety issues. Woodall practices in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Foley & Lardner LLP is a provider of legal counsel to global companies. The firm’s experience encompasses a full range of corporate legal services. Foley & Lardner’s nearly 1,000 attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and IP litigation, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, e-business and information technology, energy, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries. The firm’s Web site can be found at www.foley.com.
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