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October 15, 2017
News and Notes

Lara Donlon of Torvivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Ansay in West Palm Beach presented “The LGBTQ Workplace — Ensure Compliance, Expect Tolerance, Strive for Acceptance” at HR Florida’s 2017 Annual Conference in Orlando.

Jennifer Diaz of Diaz Trade Law in North Miami spoke at the Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference on “U.S. Export Controls Compliance.” She was also a featured speaker in the Small Business Development’s 2017 International Trade Certificate Program.

Megan Picataggio of Ball Janik was installed as president of the National Association of Women in Construction Greater Orlando Chapter 73.

Dale Hightower of Hightower, Stratton Novigrod & Kantor in West Palm Beach has been named a senior fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America.

K. Stuart Goldberg in Boca Raton presented discussions on legal ethics and presenting expert testimony to a jury at the National Business Institute’s Advanced Civil Litigation Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale.

Janet Goldberg McEnery of Stearns Weaver Miller in Tampa presented “Why Managers Need to Know Employees’ Legal Rights in the Workplace” at the University of South Florida, College of Business Management Speaker Series.

Michael D. Padula of Carlton Fields in Miami spoke at the XXI Hemispheric Congress in Panama City, Panama, on foreign corruption and what companies outside the United States need to do to comply with U.S. anti-bribery laws.

Adria Jensen of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Sarasota has been named to the Sarasota Meals on Wheels Board of Directors.

Scot D. Goldberg of Goldberg Noone in Ft. Myers was awarded the 2017 Excellence in Advocacy Award for Children with Special Needs by the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office in Tallahassee.

Joshua N. Goldglantz of Gunster in West Palm Beach was accepted into the third class of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Steven Ginsburg of Duane Morris presented “Servicing Compliance Essentials, The Mortgage Servicing Rule and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act” at the Mortgage Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference, Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey W. Johnson of Johnson Law Group in Boca Raton has become president of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

John Gihon of Shorstein, Lasnetski and Gihon in Orlando took part in a training presentation at Webster University’s downtown Orlando campus training immigration attorneys from the American Immigration Lawyers Association on the law and practicalities of handling immigration bond hearings.

Tom Scarritt of Tampa received the Chair’s Award from the Hillsborough County Democratic Party for Outstanding Public Service at the Kennedy–King Dinner Gala for his effort to raise private funds to relocate a Confederate memorial located at the Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex.

Kayla Riera-Gomez of Klein Glasser Park & Lowe in Miami was elected to the board of directors for the Coral Gables Bar Association.

Diane P. Perez of Diane Perez, P.A., was sworn in as president of the Coral Gables Bar Association.

Stephen Siegel of Broad and Cassel in Miami is now certified in healthcare privacy compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

David C. Miller of Bryant Miller Olive in Miami and Paul Donnelly of Donnelly + Gross in Gainesville discussed “Financial Urgency — Where Are We Now?” at the Florida Public Employment and Labor Relations Forum.

Gary R. Shendell from Shendell & Pollock Law Offices in Boca Raton has recently been titled chair of the Accounting Committee for the Professional Liability Defense Federation.

Keely F. Morton of Quarles & Brady in Naples has been selected to serve on the board of directors of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association.

Barnaby L. Min of the City of Miami Office of the City Attorney has been elected as secretary of Legal Services of Greater Miami.

Ava Doppelt of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt & Gilchrist in Orlando discussed changes coming for the European Union trademark at the National Docketing Association’s Annual Conference.

Albert E. Dotson, Jr., of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami received the Law and Justice Award from the Women Works Media Group.

Stefanie C. Moon, of S.C. Moon Law in Ft. Lauderdale has been selected to participate in Leadership Florida’s Cornerstone Class XXXVI.

Janice L. Merrill and Chanel A. Mosley of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Orlando presented, “EDs & EMRs & E-Discovery, Oh My! How to Stay on the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ When the Threat of Litigation Arises” at the Florida Assisted Living Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Orlando and “The Defense Bar Strikes Back: EMRs & eDiscovery Risk Management” at the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety Annual Meeting & Education Conference in Lake Buena Vista.

Vin Marchetti of Stearns Weaver Miller in Tampa presented “Land Use in the U.S.” to the National Italian American Bar Association.

[Revised: 02-11-2018]