December 6, 2004 – LAWFUEL – First for law news, legal news, attorne…

December 6, 2004 – LAWFUEL – First for law news, legal news, attorney news – Top international law firm Reed Smith LLP elevated 24 present members of the firm to partnership status, effective January 1, 2005. “This is an outstanding group of attorneys,” said Gregory Jordan, Reed Smith’s firmwide managing partner. “We congratulate each of them on achieving this important career milestone and look forward to their continued success and productivity at Reed Smith.”

The new partners include:

London Office
Business & Regulatory Department – Nicholas R. Elliot, 38, European Corporate Group; Richard J. Shine, 34, European Corporate Group

Litigation Department – Helen Mulcahy, 32, European Litigation Group

New York City

Business and Regulatory Department – Joseph O’Neill, Jr., 38, Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Litigation Department – Scott S. McKessy, 36, Litigation Financial Services

San Francisco Office

Litigation Department – Karen A. Braje, 35, Business Trial

Washington, D.C.,

Business and Regulatory Department – Gayle R. Girod, 39, Government Services; Areta L. Kupchyk, 47, Health Care; Jason P. Matechak, 37, Government Services

Litigation Department – Andrew L. Hurst, 34, Regulatory Litigation


Business and Regulatory Department –David N. Pardys, 40, Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning

Litigation Department – Paul B. Kerrigan, 52, Products Liability, and Wayne Stansfield, 35, Business Trial; Thomas J. McWilliams, 32, Intellectual Property; Jonathan Nadler, 35, Labor & Employment


Business and Regulatory Department – Robert C. Gallo, 37, Corporate & Securities, Timothy S. Johnson, 43, Investment Management; and Scott W. Reid, 50, Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning

Litigation Department – Jeffrey J. Bresch, 37, Business Trial

Oakland Office

Litigation Department – Theodore Ting, 34, Business Trial

Princeton Office

Business and Regulatory Department – David S. Gordon, 59, Real Estate; Darren M. Sharlach, 33, Real Estate

Falls Church Office

Litigation Department – Matthew R. Sheldon, 35, Business Trial

Coventry Office

Litigation Department – Darren Smith, 36, European Litigation Group


Reed Smith LLP, a leading global law firm with over 1,000 lawyers located in 14 U.S. and two U.K. cities, represents Fortune 100 as well as mid-market and emerging companies. Clients include financial services firms, life sciences companies, health care providers and insurers, technology companies and entrepreneurs, power generators and suppliers, manufacturers, universities, non-profit organizations, real estate developers, and municipalities throughout the United States and in 4

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