NEW ASSOCIATE ARRIVALS

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott (Pittsburgh): Kimberly LeBlanc joins the firm’s litigation division as an associate in the Washington office. LeBlanc focuses her practice on labor and employment and insurance litigation. Previously, LeBlanc was an associate at Bonner, Kiernan,Trebach & Crociata. LeBlanc received her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in 2007.

Fulwider Patton (Los Angeles): Eric Kim joins the firm as an associate. Kim focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation, with a particular emphasis on the technology sector. Previously, Kim was an associate at Kenyon & Kenyon. Kim received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2011.

Quarles & Brady (Milwaukee): Noelle Bobbe joins the firm’s real estate group as an associate and focuses her practice on real estate matters. Bobbe received her J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 2012.

Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago): James O’Shea II joins the firm as an associate. O’Shea focuses his practice on asbestos litigation. Previously, O’Shea was an associate at the Law Offices of William P. Murphy. O’Sheareceived his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2012.

Ulmer & Berne (Cleveland): Robin Miller joins the firm’s business litigation practice group as an associate in the Cincinnati office. Miller focuses her practice on business litigation including contractual disputes, product liability claims and employment claims. Previously, Miller was an associate at Graydon, Head and Ritchey.Miller received her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2001.

ASSOCIATE PROMOTIONS TO PARTNERSHIP

Freeborn & Peters (Chicago): Three associates have been promoted to partnership in the firm’s litigation practice group. Rachel Atterberry focuses her practice on employment and business litigation. Atterberry received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2004. Gia Colunga focuses her practice on complex disputes, employment litigation, noncompetition and trade secret matters, and product liability. Colunga received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2004. And, Matthew Kramer focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. Kramer received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2004.

Murtha Cullina (Hartford, Conn.):Three associates have been promoted to partnership at the firm. Sara Bryant is a partner in the firm’s litigation department in the Boston office. Bryant focuses her practice on construction and business litigation. Bryant received her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2003. Alfred Casella is a partner in the firm’s Hartford, Conn. office. Casella focuses his practice on estate administration, probate litigation, family business succession planning and sophisticated estate planning. Casella received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1996. David Menard is a partner in the firm’s corporate law practice in the Hartford, Conn. Office. Menard focuses his practice on private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and contracts, and securities law. Menard received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 2002.

Wisler Pearlstine (Blue Bell, Pa.): Claudia Huot has been promoted to partnership at the firm. Huot focuses her practice on school law representing school districts, charter schools and educational management organizations, particularly in the areas of special education and student rights. Huot received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1985.