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AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION Mercedes Meyer has been named vice chairwoman of the biotechnology committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. The chief responsibilities of the committee are to review decisions made by the federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and to review proposed legislation. Meyer is a partner in the intellectual property practice at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Washington.
THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA Six attorneys in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz’s D.C. office, four attorneys in Jack H. Olender & Associates’ D.C. office, and four attorneys in Jenner & Block’s D.C. office have been recognized in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. From Baker, Donelson, Howard Baker, Charles Johnston, Kenneth Lopatka, James McBride, R. Richard Newcomb, and James Range were recognized. From Jack H. Olender & Associates, Harlow Case, Jack Olender, Melissa Rhea, and Sandra Robinson were recognized. From Jenner & Block, Matthew Jacobs, Lorelie Masters, Paul Smith, and Donald Verrilli were recognized. The publication is a referral guide to the legal profession in the United States.
BREAD FOR THE CITY Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has been given the Pro Bono Partner Award by Bread for the City in recognition of the firm’s representation of D.C.-area Tuckerman Street and Tewkesbury Street residents. The mission of Bread for the City is to provide vulnerable D.C. residents with food, clothing, and medical, legal, and social services.
EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE Anthony Kandare has been appointed as a delegate to the European Patent Office’s U.S. Bar Liaison Council as a representative of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Kandare is a shareholder at Banner & Witcoff.
EXCHEQUER CLUB Ronald Glancz is the new chancellor of the D.C. Exchequer Club. Members of the club are business, economic, and government professionals. The club serves as a venue for speeches, discussions, and announcements on financial public policy. Glancz will serve a one-year term. He is chairman of the financial services group at Venable in Washington, D.C.
FELLOWS OF THE AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION Ellen Flannery was elected chairwoman of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. The fellows provide financial support for American Bar Foundation research and give input on lawyers’ concerns about the justice system. Flannery is a partner at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. — Marisa McQuilken
Please send notices of D.C.-area honors or appointments to Marisa McQuilken.

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