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Lawyers in the News – Dec. 20

Paul Holscher has joined Ogletree Deakins as shareholder in the firm’s Raleigh office. Holscher counsels employers on labor and employment law matters and comes to the firm from Jackson Lewis, where he was a principal.

Chris Reinhard has joined Cranfill Sumner as of counsel based in the firm’s Raleigh office. Reinhard’s practice will focus primarily on business transactional and corporate law. He previously held positions at Cisco Systems and BB&T.

Amanda Just has joined Ragsdale Liggett as an associate in the firm’s litigation group in its Raleigh office. Just is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on litigation defense, particularly in the areas of health care, construction, trucking and transportation, and general liability.

Iona L. Chapman and Clark C. Cooper have joined Shumaker as associates in the firm’s Charlotte office. Chapman joins the firm’s wealth strategies service line, and Cooper joins its litigation and disputes service line.

Brett Lawrence has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in the firm’s Charlotte office as an associate. Lawrence is a member of the firm’s cybersecurity and privacy practice and banking and financial services practice group. He previously clerked for North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Lucy Inman.

Robinson Bradshaw announced that Grace C. Hearn, Hiromi Hirayama, Michael J. Keskonis, Akya S. Rice, Heather Heath Ryan, Hana M. Crandall, Emma T. Kutteh, Marisa E. Mariencheck, Caroline H. Reinwald, Camila M. Rohena-Maldonado, Thain D. Simon, Elizabeth C. Smith, and M. Bennett Wright have all recently joined the firm. Reinwald and Smith work in the firm’s Research Triangle office, and all of the other attorneys work in its Charlotte office.

Smith Anderson in Raleigh announced that Lindsay Avagliano, Jonathan Bass, Andrew Benton, Lauren Davis, T.G. Falcon, Eric Fisher, Dawson Kirkland, Deborah McDermott, Mark Rothrock, and James Todd all joined the firm in the third quarter of 2021.

King & Spalding announced that Chelsea Corey, Aleksandra Kopec, and Jared Zajac in the firm’s Charlotte office have all been promoted to partner.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, a law firm based in Greenville, South Carolina, announced that it has opened its first office in North Carolina, in Raleigh. William C. McKinney, who rejoined the firm last summer after serving as general counsel to the Governor of North Carolina, will serve as lead office partner. McKinney focuses his practice in the areas of state and local government, economic development, and business litigation.

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