Pardis Camarda has joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP as an associate based in its Wilmington office. Pardis will join the firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Practice. Pardis previously worked as Staff Counsel at a law firm in Middletown, NY where she practiced injury litigation and as an associate at a Queens, NY law firm where she practiced real estate law. Pardis received her law degree from the St. John’s University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University. She is admitted to practice law in North Carolina and New York.
Sarah Patterson has joined Williams Mullen’s North Carolina Government Relations practice as a government relations manager. She will be based in the firm’s Raleigh office. Patterson joins Williams Mullen after working as a registered lobbyist for the South Carolina Association of Realtors in Columbia, S.C. She will provide advocacy, lobbying and government relations services for companies and organizations before North Carolina’s General Assembly and state executive agencies. Patterson earned her Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College.
Robert R. Marcus has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ Charlotte office as a partner. Marcus has more than two decades of trial experience involving high-stakes, complex business disputes in state and federal courts in North Carolina and in the North Carolina Business Court. Formerly he was the partner in charge of Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Charlotte office and chairman of the firm’s Management Committee. Marcus received his J.D. with honors from Duke University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College.
C.Bailey King Jr. has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ Charlotte office as a partner. Formerly the leader of Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Charlotte litigation practice, King represents businesses in matters that include trade secret misappropriation and intellectual property infringement disputes, securities and investment fraud claims, and other contractual and commercial disputes. King received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College.
J. Douglas Grimes has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ Charlotte office as a partner. Grimes has 14 years of experience trying and litigating complex civil disputes. He focuses his litigation practice on intellectual property matters involving trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He also litigates commercial matters, business torts and a variety of other civil disputes, including products liability, construction and personal injury claims. Grimes received his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Timothy P. Lendino has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ Charlotte office as an associate. Lendino represents clients in disputes involving contracts, business torts, LLCs and partnerships, unfair competition, securities, trade secrets, and class actions. He also represents life insurers and financial institutions in a wide array of matters. He previously served as a clerk for the Honorable John R. Jolly Jr. in the North Carolina Business Court. Lendino received his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Bridget V. Warren has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ Charlotte office as an associate. Warren concentrates on commercial litigation in areas that include intellectual property, commercial contracts, securities, and employment. She also is active in pro bono activities, which include her volunteer work for Lawyer on the Line and the Council for Children’s Rights. Warren received her J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Bachelor of Arts from Emory University.
Beer Law Center would like to announce the expansion of its law practice into Virginia and West Virginia. Earlier this year attorney John Szymankiewicz was admitted to practice law in Virginia and West Virginia. Beer Law Center will still be located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Raina Haque, a Winston-Salem lawyer and founding partner of Erdős Intellectual Property Law + Startup Legal, has joined Wake Forest University School of Law as a professor of practice in technology. Haque specializes on computational law and emergent technologies. She will also continue her law practice.
Maggie M. Basu has joined Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Greensboro office. Basu joins the firm’s Trusts and Estates Team, focusing her practice on estate tax, gift tax and charitable gift planning. She also assists fiduciaries with estate and trust administration. Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, she worked with one of the nation’s largest financial institutions in its wealth management division. Basu graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. She earned her juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her master’s in taxation law from the University of Alabama School of Law.