Annual Firm Update 2021

Announcement
January 4, 2021
 

While 2020 was an incredibly challenging year for all, Calfee remained focused on helping clients by delivering personalized legal and business counsel as quickly as possible. We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive best-in-class client service as we transition to a New Year, and that entails maintaining optimal leadership and practice structures that benefit from new and diverse perspectives.

Firm and Practice Group Leadership 


We are pleased to announce the following firm leadership and practice leadership additions, which are effective January 1, 2021:

  • John S. Cipolla, Partner and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property practice group and member of the Management Committee, will serve as Firm Vice Chair.
  • Jennifer L. (Jenn) Vergilii, Partner and Co-Chair of the Corporate and Finance practice group, has been elected to the Management Committee.
  • Mark W. McDougall, Partner, has been named Co-Chair of Calfee's Intellectual Property practice group.
  • Colleen M. O’Neil, Partner, has been named Co-Chair of the Litigation practice group.

New Partners 


Calfee congratulates our newly elected partners (effective January 1, 2021): 

  • Matthew A. (Matt) Chiricosta is a Partner with the Litigation practice group and a member of the Insurance Recovery practice in the Cleveland office. 
  • Kyle Deighan is a Partner with the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group in the Cleveland office. 

Introductions 


We are pleased to introduce the following attorneys, legal professionals, and Government Relations principals who joined the firm in 2020: 

  • Brandon E. Brown is an Associate with the firm’s Litigation practice group in the Cleveland office. 
  • Laura E. Burg is a Compliance Operations & Risk Consultant with the firm’s Corporate and Finance practice group in the Cincinnati office. 
  • Timothy M. (Tim) Day is a Principal with the Federal Government Relations and Policy practice group in Calfee’s Columbus and Washington, D.C. offices. 
  • Jamie Gregory is a Principal with the Federal Government Relations and Policy practice group in Calfee’s Washington, D.C. office. 
  • Heather D. Holt is an Associate with the Litigation practice group in our Cleveland office. 
  • Gretchen L. Jewell is an Associate with the firm’s Litigation practice group in the Columbus office. 
  • Joelle K. Livorse is an Associate with the Corporate and Finance practice group in the Cleveland office. 
  • David A. Lopez-Kurtz is an Associate with Calfee’s Corporate and Finance practice group in our Cincinnati office. 
  • Jackson R. (Jack) Smith is Senior Counsel with the Intellectual Property practice group in Calfee’s Washington, D.C. office. 
  • Xin (Sage) Wen is an Associate with the Litigation practice group in the Cleveland office. 
  • Tianyue Zhang is an Associate with the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group in our Cleveland office.

The skills, experiences and diverse viewpoints represented across our leadership teams, practice groups and offices will help to ensure that our talented professionals are best positioned to deliver innovative legal and business solutions and exceptional value to our clients well into the future. 

On behalf of my partners and colleagues, we wish you all the best in the New Year!

Brent D. Ballard
Managing Partner


Featured Calfee Professionals

Welcome to our new attorneys and professionals and congratulations to our new partners and firm and practice group leaders.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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