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VOL. 124 | NO. 73 | Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Best Lawyers to Honor Ogletree Deakins’ Lewis

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Fred Lewis
Arnold E. Perl
David Pickler
Ashley Childress
Mary Jo Greil
John McWhorter

Best Lawyers in America will honor Fred Lewis of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC during its 25th anniversary event in Atlanta April 23-25.

The event will celebrate the careers of more than 1,300 lawyers. Lewis has practiced labor and employment law for more than 35 years and currently concentrates his practice in the area of employment litigation.

He has also taught collective bargaining and labor legislation as an adjunct faculty member at the Fogleman College of Business at the University of Memphis.

Arnold E. Perl, an attorney at Ford & Harrison LLP, has been named to the 2009 list of BusinessTN’s Power 100. Perl focuses his practice on labor law and serving as a Rule 31 Listed general civil mediator. He was one of only 25 management labor attorneys appointed to serve on the National Labor Relations Board Advisory Panel under Chairman William Gould. He has served as chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority and also the New Memphis Arena Public Building Authority.

David Pickler has been named to the LPL Financial Chairman’s Council. The status is based on a production ranking of all registered advisers at LPL Financial at year-end 2008. It represents less than 1 percent of the more than 11,000 advisers that LPL Financial supports. Pickler is an independent adviser and chief executive officer of Pickler Wealth Advisors.

Chambers USA has recognized five attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as leading practitioners in 16 practice areas. They are Robert J. DelPriore, corporate/mergers and acquisitions; Edward R. Young, labor and employment; Leo Bearman Jr., litigation; and Mary L. Aronov and Robert C. Liddon Jr., real estate.

Ashley Childress has been named as Fogelman Management Group’s leasing and marketing specialist. In her position, Childress will direct sales and marketing efforts at properties. Childress has more than three years of experience in the multifamily industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Memphis.

Mary Jo Greil is among 66 people who have completed the master’s certification in somatic work from the Strozzi Institute in Petaluma, Calif. The Strozzi Institute has developed innovative programs in leadership development and team building. Greil is the president of the Carson Greil Group LLC. She has more than 20 years of experience in a diverse set of companies including start-ups and a Fortune 50 corporation.

Desiree Robertson has joined Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis as volunteer coordinator. Robertson’s responsibilities include recruiting, training and managing Ronald McDonald House’s team of more than 1,000 individual and group volunteers. Robertson previously worked at Crichton College, where she directed the volunteer program Christian Responsibility to Engage our World.

Michael Dyer of the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been selected as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist. Dyer is one of 50 scientists selected for the nationwide program, a competition recognizing outstanding scientists who have demonstrated originality and productivity during the earliest stages of their careers. Dyer studies retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye that attacks the retina.

John McWhorter has joined Unity Hospice Care as information technology manager. McWhorter will be responsible for IT services for the entire Unity footprint in Tennessee and Mississippi.

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