Bench & Bar

SEP 2018

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| SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 62 attorney P. Gene Vance II will chair the ABA's Litigation Section, Judge Judy Boggs will chair the ABA's Administrative Law Section and Regulatory Practice Section, and Louisville attorney Robert L. Brown will serve as chair of the International Law Section. Stites & Harbison, PLLC , is pleased to announce that attorney Marshall Hixson was recently elected president of the Fayette County Bar Association. Hixson will serve a one-year term. Hixson is counsel with Stites & Harbi- son in the torts & insurance practice service group. He is based in the Lexington office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, coal supply litigation, product liability and professional liability. Hixson acts as counsel to Kentucky-Ecuador Partners, a not for profit organization and is a graduate of Leadership Lexington. The American Bar Association recently appointed Robert Misey as a chair of its Inter- national Tax Committee. Misey is a partner at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. in Chicago and Milwaukee. He practices primarily in the areas of international taxation and transfer pric- ing. CCH published the 11th edition of his first book, a "Practical Guide to Taxation of International Trans- actions," this summer. Misey is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Wisconsin School of Law. Wyatt has adopted a policy to provide support to breastfeeding lawyers during business travel. e firm will reimburse lawyers for expenses relating to the shipment of breast milk to their infants when the lawyer is out of town for con- ferences, litigation or other work-related travel. e American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization all recognize the value of breast milk for infants during their first year of life, and Wyatt understands that work travel can create chal- lenges for lawyers who elect to breastfeed. e chair of Wyatt's Wyatt Women's Network pro- gram, Michelle Browning Coughlin , said, "e attrition rate of women lawyers nation- ally continues to be a challenge for the legal profession, and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs wants to be a leader in supporting women lawyers by adopting the kind of policies that ensure women will have the resources they need to practice." Wyatt is contracting with Milk Stork for this service. Dinsmore and Shohl LLP has increased its paid leave offerings for attorneys who are new parents, underscoring a core commitment to work-life balance. In a benefits expansion that significantly exceeds industry averages, the firm offers birth mothers up to 18 weeks in paid leave, while non-birth and adoptive parents are eligible for up to eight weeks. Attorneys have the option to take this time intermittently over the course of a year. In conjunction with this attorney benefits enhancement, Dinsmore is also increasing paid parental leave offerings for staff firm wide. Waterfront Plaza | 323 West Main Street, Suite 600 | Louisville, KY 40202 502.568.6100 | 800.800.6101 | LMICK.com When facing the music of potential risks inherent to the legal profession, it helps to have the seasoned players at Lawyers Mutual by your side. We've been making beautiful music for Kentucky lawyers for 30 years – call us for a free quote today. By Kentucky Lawyers. For Kentucky Lawyers. When the right players come together, it'll be music to your ears. WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

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