July 2015 Bar Bulletin
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Despite the potential implications for global warming, I am happy as a clam to be sitting here in June dictating this column in my favorite summer outfit while the sun sparkles on Elliott Bay. I hope July brings more of the same.

Partner Pronouncements

Nicholas Beermann has joined Fisher & Phillips as a partner opening its new Seattle office. Fisher & Phillips represents employers nationally in labor and employment matters. Beermann was formerly with Jackson Lewis.

Emily Harris Gant recently joined Garvey Schubert Barer as an owner in the firm's Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Group. She practices in the areas of regulatory compliance, licensing, contracts, commercial transactions and litigation. Gant was formerly with my absolute favorite law firm, Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC.

A. Troy Hunter has joined Issaquah Law Group as a partner. Hunter's practice focuses on personal injury defense.

Frank Paganelli has joined Lane Powell as a shareholder in the business department's Startups and Emerging Companies Practice Group. He handles matters involving social impact companies and investments.

Benjamin Stone has become a partner with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including defending employers against federal and state law employment claims and other matters involving consumer litigation defense, financial services, class action, mass tort and professional liability. He was formerly with Veris Law Group PLLC.

Associate Additions

Patricia Robert and Elise Fandrich have joined Skellenger Bender, P.S. as associates. Robert is in the firm's Litigation Group and Fandrich has joined the Family Law Group.

Stacy Marchesano has joined Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. as an associate in the firm's Lender Services and Finance Group. Marchesano's practice includes lender services and commercial transactions. She was previously an associate at Holmes, Weddle & Barcott.

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