Greenberg Traurig has recruited Andrew Hough as a shareholder from McGuireWoods and David Norden as an associate from King & Spalding. Hough joined Greenberg's corporate and securities practice and handles the gamut of transactional law. Norden, a former television sportscaster, joined the pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation practice, which is headed by local shareholder Lori Cohen. His litigation experience includes prescription medication cases.
George Green has joined Carlock, Copeland & Stair as an associate from the Nashville firm Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop. Green received his J.D. in 2010 from the University of Tennessee and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. He handles premises, product liability and employment defense cases.
UGA law school alumnus Jere Morehead will be sworn in as the university's 22nd president on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. in the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall on the UGA campus. Morehead officially became UGA's president on July 1 and previously served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. He has been a professor at UGA since 1986, after six years as a federal prosecutor.
The former ambassador to Poland, Lee Feinstein, is a visiting professor at UGA law school this fall, teaching a course on national security law. A member of the Clinton administration and then Washington think tanks, Feinstein is the Carl E. Sanders Political Leadership Scholar. His class is called "Intervention and Sovereignty: Contemporary Issues in International and National Security Law."
Feinstein was an adviser in Clinton's Defense and State departments and then worked at the Carnegie Endowment, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution. He advised the Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama presidential campaigns, then worked for Clinton at the State Department. He was ambassador to Poland from 2009 to 2012.
Lee DeHihns of Alston & Bird is the new chair of the American Bar Association's Task Force on Sustainable Development. Members include representatives from the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Environmental Law Institute. They are tasked with finding ways for the ABA to be a leader in sustainable development issues, which includes supporting a UN goal for universal sustainable energy by 2030. DeHihns is an environmental lawyer focused on regulatory and enforcement matters.
C. Lash Harrison, the managing partner of labor and employment firm FordHarrison, and R. Lawrence Ashe Jr. of Parker, Hudson, Ranier & Dobbs are among the 10 inaugural Hall of Fame members for the "Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" list. To be considered, candidates must have practiced for at least 35 years. Vetting was done by Lawdragon, a Los-Angeles based lawyer networking site, for Human Resource Executive.
Family law firm Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy is hosting a reception tomorrow from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to raise money for the guardian ad litem program run by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. The pro bono program trains volunteer guardians ad litem from the private bar to safeguard children's interests in contested custody cases in Fulton County Superior Court when the parents can't afford to pay for one.
AVLF faced having to terminate the program last year when it lost a $25,000 grant from Fulton County—but then the Fulton Superior Court bench pitched in about $20,000 of their own money, and Warner Bates threw a fundraiser last August that netted $8,500.
This year's gathering will be at the firm's office at 3350 Riverwood Parkway in the Riverwood 100 building. Admission is $100 and all proceeds go directly to AVLF's guardian ad litem program. (The donation can be deducted from the $300 cost of a host-level ticket for AVLF's fall winetasting event at the High Museum of Art.)
All are welcome and there will be food and drink. To RSVP, call Warner Bates' office at 770-951-2700.
A pioneer in the fight against human trafficking, Anna Rodriguez will be signing her new book, "Ma'am Anna: The Remarkable Story of a Human Trafficking Rescuer," at Alston & Bird on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Rodriguez helped rescue a young girl whose traffickers were then prosecuted in U.S. v. Tecum—one of the cases that prompted Congress to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000. Rodriguez then founded the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking.
The Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network, known as GAIN, is hosting the event, which includes a panel discussion and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at https://gainannarodriguez.eventbrite.com.