As I write this column, I am on tenterhooks as the end of the MLS season approaches. I am confident enough about the Sounders' playoff prospects to send in my playoff ticket money, but it is my nature to worry that something will go wrong at the last minute. I just wish soccer season was during a warmer, drier time of the year. My Sounders poncho, which looks like a giant, green garbage bag with armholes, is not exactly the most comfortable or flattering item of attire, but is increasingly necessary as autumn marches onward.
K&L Gates LLP recently welcomed Carla DewBerry as a partner in its healthcare practice. DewBerry, who was formerly with Garvey Schubert Barer, represents clients in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement cases as well as in related audits and litigation.
Monica Langfeldt has become the founding partner at Langfeldt Law, PLLC. Langfeldt most recently was with Garvey Schubert Barer. Langfeldt Law represents businesses, nonprofits and individuals in all aspects of business and tax transactions.
Jefferson Lin has joined my absolute favorite law firm, Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC as an associate. Lin's practice will focus on healthcare law.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has added three intellectual property attorneys to its Seattle office. Dario Machleidt joins the firm as an associate on the Patent Litigation Team; Tyler McAllister and Patrick Njeim join the firm as associates on the Software and Electrical Engineering Team.
Damon Elder has joined Calfo Harrigan Leyh & Eakes, LLP as an associate. Elder represents individuals, businesses and government agencies in complex litigation. He was previously a member of the litigation group in the Washington, D.C. office of Arnold & Porter LLP.
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