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BLOOD SAFETY AND AVAILABILITY David Matyas, a partner at Epstein Becker & Green, was appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt. The group provides advice on broad public health, ethical, and legal issues relating to blood safety. The appointment is for three years.
INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION Brian Winterfeldt, a partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, was appointed by the International Trademark Association (INTA) to serve a two-year term on the staff of its bimonthly newsletter. Winterfeldt will serve on the editorial board as subcommittee chair for features articles. His responsibilities will include selecting editorial content and managing a group of committee members, selected from INTA’s global membership, to prepare and edit articles on association policy and global trademark practice issues for the organization’s Bulletin. The newsletter is INTA’s official communication medium to its membership around the world.
JERROLD SCOUTT PRIZE Edward Allen was awarded the 2006 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, presented annually to an attorney who has spent a significant portion of his or her career at a nonprofit organization and has provided direct legal services to the neediest individuals in the District of Columbia. After two years with the Legal Aid Society, he joined the faculty of the Antioch School of Law (now the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law), serving as the director of the Housing and Consumer Law Clinic. Throughout his 30-plus-year career, Allen has advocated for thousands of low-income clients and mentored hundreds of law students in the District.
NATIONAL INVENTORS HALL OF FAME INC. Teresa Stanek Rea was elected president of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc. Along with fulfilling a one-year term as president, Rea will serve as a member of the board of directors of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation. The National Inventors Hall of Fame honors those responsible for technological advances that make social and economic progress possible. Each year the foundation’s selection committee picks inventors for induction from a field of people nominated by peers and the public. Rea is a partner at Buchanan Ingersoll and is co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property section.
PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES AWARD James Prince was awarded the William W. Scott Pro Bono Legal Services Award, which is presented annually to a Collier Shannon Scott attorney who has dedicated time to pro bono work. Prince’s pro bono activities include successfully representing a tenant against a landlord’s attempts at eviction and helping individuals obtain trade adjustment assistance. He regularly advises other associates on pro bono cases and coordinated the annual fund-raising campaign for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. — Nathan Carlile
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