Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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81 BENCH & BAR | McGarvey will continue his law practice in banking and finance law, commercial litigation and the Uniform Commercial Code. eresa A. Canaday has assumed the role of lit- igation department chair at Frost Brown Todd (FBT). Canaday takes the reins from Adam Hall , who was promoted to chief executive officer in January 2018. FBT's Litigation Department houses seven litigation practice groups, among them the business litigation practice group, which Canaday chaired for the past two years. Canaday, who joined FBT in 2001, continues to maintain an active law prac- tice and focuses on representing Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations, closely-held businesses, startups and entrepreneurs in complex business matters. In 2017, Canaday was recognized in Benchmark Litigation Magazine as one of the nation's "Top 250 Women in Litigation." Dennis Murrell , of the law firm Middleton Reutlinger , has received a 2017 Diversity Award from the Diversity Law Institute (DLI). e pre- sentation was made on November 3 at the 2017 Diversity Law Institute Summit & Awards in Philadelphia. DLI Diversity Awards are given annually to a select number of individuals, law firms and companies who have at an elite level advanced, promoted or supported diversity and inclusion in the profession of law. Murrell is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and the Intellectual Property Institute. In addition to his litigation practice, Murrell is one of the managing partners at Middleton Reutlinger and continues to seek the promotion of women and minorities in the profession. Fisher Phillips , announced that attorney Mark Gomsak , of the Louisville office, has been elected a partner. Gomsak represents and advises employers in a wide array of labor and employment matters in Kentucky and around the country. He has counseled employers concerning discipline and termination of employees, litigation prevention, enforcement of non-compete and non-solic- itation agreements, and compliance with various federal and state laws. In addition, a significant portion of his practice includes defending clients in Occupational Safety and Health Administra- tion (OSHA) citation contests. Bailey Roese , an associate at Bingham Greenebaum Doll (BGD) in Louisville, was named as general counsel for the Kentucky Dem- ocratic Party. She has been with BGD since 2013 and is a member of the firm's tax & employee benefits practice group. Outside of her work, she is president of the Board of Louisville Girls Leadership and a 2015 graduate of Emerge Kentucky, a training program for women interested in public office.

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