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CLEVELAND, January 10, 2019 – Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is pleased to announce it has elected two new partners: Gwen Gillespie Herman and Michael B. Hurley.

Gwen Gillespie Herman practices with Calfee’s Corporate and Capital Markets group in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and sales, and public company M&A counseling. She counsels Calfee’s private and public company clients on general corporate, business, and governance matters, new business formation, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations. Herman represents both buyers and sellers from a broad cross-section of industries in the merger, acquisition or divestiture process. She also advises a wide variety of clients on general corporate and business matters, including corporate governance and commercial contracts. She was selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers “Ohio Rising Stars” list for her work in mergers and acquisitions in 2018. Herman earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Trinity College in 2004. She joined Calfee’s Cleveland office in 2010.

Michael B. Hurley practices with Calfee’s Corporate and Capital Markets, Finance, and Privacy and Data Security groups. He represents businesses on formation, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and venture capital arrangements. Hurley also serves as outside general counsel to a number of private companies and advises them on commercial contract negotiation, implementation of privacy and cyber-security policies and procedures, structuring business organizations, business succession planning, and ESOP transactions. He has been selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers “Ohio Rising Stars” list since 2016 and was named a “Cincy Leading Lawyer” by Cincy Magazine in 2018. Hurley earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2011, his M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati College of Business in 2010, and his B.A. from Yale University in 2005. He joined Calfee’s Cincinnati office in 2014.

“Both Gwen and Michael embody the hard work, specialized knowledge and experience that align with Calfee’s commitment to developing top-level lawyers,” said Thomas M. Welsh, co-chair of Calfee’s Corporate and Capital Markets group. “The elections of Gwen and Michael to partner will enhance our talented group of Calfee attorneys providing exceptional service to our clients.”

“We congratulate Gwen Gillespie Herman and Michael Hurley on being elected partners,” said Jennifer L. Vergilii, co-chair of Calfee’s Corporate and Capital Markets group. “Calfee is proud to cultivate attorneys who excel within their fields and share our values of providing exceptional client service. Gwen and Michael are excellent attorneys, and we welcome them as outstanding additions to Calfee’s team of partners.”

About Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service corporate law firm with attorneys located throughout its Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. offices, serving business, governmental and individual clients in the U.S. and globally. Calfee has been recognized for providing high quality legal service by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an industry-leading legal resource for professionals in search of qualified, experienced legal counsel. In 2018, the firm was recognized in six practice areas: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, General Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Estate and Succession Planning and Administration. In addition to the firm rankings, 21 of the firm’s attorneys were ranked individually by Chambers USA and Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018 as leaders in their respective fields. As a founding member of Lex Mundi, Calfee offers international representation through a network of independent law firms with access to 21,000 attorneys located in more than 100 countries.


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