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Boston law firm Casner & Edwards announces that attorney Lynne F. Riley has been named to the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2019 “Top Women of Law” list. This highly coveted honor celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of women attorneys as leaders, educators and mentors and for their pro bono, social justice, advocacy and business efforts. Riley and the other award recipients will be honored at an awards reception on November 7, 2019 in Boston.

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Carter Newell is delighted to congratulate Partner Patrick Mead on being named ADR Practitioner of the Year in the 2019 Australian ADR Awards.

Held on Friday 9 August in Sydney, the Australian ADR Awards recognise individual and team excellence in the area of alternative dispute resolution across both Australian and international contexts.

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Cyntoia Brown, who was sentenced to life in prison at 16 years old for killing a man while she was a sex trafficking victim, was granted clemency in January 2019 and released from prison August 7 after serving 15 years of her life sentence. Charles W. Bone, Founder and Chairman of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC began representing Cyntoia pro bono in 2011 after viewing a documentary about her case. 

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Kvale has again been listed as a top patent firm by the IAM 1000 annual patent guide. Three of our patent experts are recognized as top individual patent professionals in this year’s edition; Anne Marie Sejersted, Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer and Marie Vaale-Hallberg.

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HH Partners’ Partner Martin von Willebrand has been featured in Who’s Who Legal publication WWL: Data 2019, as a part of listings of ”Global Elite Thought Leaders” in Information Technology and Data Privacy & protection. According to WWL “The Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as being truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.” von Willebrand has been noted by WWL for many consequtive years.

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