December 1, 2002 On the Move

first_img December 1, 2002 On the Move December 1, 2002 On the Move On the Move Zola-Mari Williams has become associated with McGuire Woods, LLP, with offices at 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 3300, Jacksonville 32202, telephone (904) 798-3200.She concentrates in complex commercial, class action, and securities litigation, and intellectual property. Jorge Espinosa has become a partner with Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, with offices at 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 17th Fl., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 379-9000. He concentrates in intellectual property for Latin American businesses. Joseph F. Summonte, Jr., has become associated with Judd, Shea, Ulrich, Oravec, Wood & Dean, P.A. at 2940 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34239, telephone (941) 955-5100. He concentrates in litigation. Donlevey-Rosen & Rosen announces the relocation of its offices to 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 320, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 447-0061. The firm concentrates in offshore trust and wealth preservation planning. Katherine S. Straub and Cary P. Sabol have become associated with Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce, P.A. with offices at 1645 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Ste. 1200, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 686-3307. Sandra Krumbein, Katie Lane, and Patsy Zimmerman have become associated with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., with offices at 200 E. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale 33302, telephone (954) 764-6660. All three will practice in the firm’s litigation practice group. Kevin Carmichael has been promoted to partner at Quarles & Brady, with offices at 4501 Tamiami Trail North, Ste. 300, Naples, 34103-3060, telephone (941) 262-5959. He concentrates in business, taxation, trusts, and estates. Jennifer Walker has become associated with, and Douglas Kniskern has become of counsel to, Broad & Cassel, at 1 Financial Plaza, Ste. 2700, Ft. Lauderdale 33394, telephone (954) 764-7060. Walker will practice in commercial litigation and health law and Kniskern in estate planning. Thomas D. Smith, who had been in solo practice concentrating in criminal defense and family law, has joined the Office of Statewide Prosecution, as an assistant statewide prosecutor, with offices at Plaza 01, The Capitol, Tallahassee 32399-1050, telephone (850) 414-3700, The law firm of Astigarraga Davis has relocated to the 16th floor of the 701 Brickell Tower, Miami 33131. The telephone number, (305) 372-8282, remains the same. Desmond Jordan, Jr., has joined the Office of Statewide Prosecution, Century Plaza, Ste. 1000, 135 West Central Boulevard, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 245-0893, as an assistant statewide prosecutor. He formerly was a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in New York. Joseph Hwan-Yul Lee has become a partner with the Law Offices of James Martin Brown, with offices at 211 South Main St., Brooksville 34601, telephone (352) 799-0841. He practices appellate law, civil rights, and personal injury. Ben Whaley Le Clercq has been named managing partner with Ten State Street, LLP, with offices at 180 E Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401-2123, telephone (843) 937-0110 and London, England. He concentrates in international business transactions and international litigation strategy. James C. Banks and Robert A. Morris announce the formation of Banks and Morris, P.A., with offices at 103 N. Gadsden St., Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850) 681-1010. Alexander Dombrowsky has joined the firm as an associate. The firm concentrates in the areas of family and marital law, criminal defense, wills, probate, civil trials, and appeals. Mark A. Coel has joined Michaud, Buschmann, Mittelmark, Millian, Blitz and Warren, P.A., with offices at 33 S.E. 8th St., Boca Raton 33432, telephone (561) 392-0540. He concentrates in the business aspects of healthcare, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and tax matters. Domingo Gonzalez has become associated with Russel Lazega, with offices at 13499 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 107, North Miami 33181, telephone (305) 981-9055. He practices litigation of insurance claims on behalf of consumers and medical providers. Gale Lewis, former assistant public defender with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office, has become associated with Kramer and Golden, P.A., with offices at 12000 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 500, Miami 33181, telephone (305) 899-1800. She concentrates in the areas of criminal litigation, probate, and real estate law. Meghan Boudreau Daigle has joined Joyce Sibson Dove, P.A., with offices at 203 N. Gadsden St., Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850) 224-1111. She concentrates in corporate law, probate, children’s law, and international and domestic adoption. Allen Dell, P.A. announces the relocation of offices to 202 S. Rome Ave., Tampa 33606, telephone (813) 223-5351. The firm concentrates in diverse areas of civil law. Craig Colburn, formerly of Hartman, Simons, Spielman & Wood in Atlanta, has joined Norton, Hammersley, Lopez and Skokos, P.A., with offices at 1819 Main St., Ste. 610, Sarasota 34236, telephone (941) 954-4691. He practices environmental and land use law. David N. Arizmendi has become associated with Quarles & Brady LLP, 4501 Tamiami Trail N., Ste. 300, Naples 34103, telephone (941) 262-5959. He practices in the firm’s litigation department. Seth L. Rodner, formerly a federal prosecutor with the National Crime Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C., has become a shareholder with Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 228-7411. He practices in financial services and white collar criminal litigation. John-David Dickenson, Ricardo Egozcue, Benjamin Jilek, Kristine Oureilidis, Brandon R. Scheele, Mark D. Tinker, John W. Zajac and Natalie Zindorf have become associated with Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 228-7411. They practice in the firm’s litigation department. Tracy J. Mabry, formerly with Clark, Thomas & Winters, P.C., Sherwin P. Simmons, and Fernando M. Giachino have become associated with Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., with offices at 800 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 1500, Orlando 32803, telephone (407) 841-1200. Mabry counsels in the health law department; Simmons practices in the tax department; and Giachino practices in the estate planning department. Michael A. Petrucelli, Walter H. Djokic, and Mary Jane Fitzgerald have joined McIntosh Sawran Peltz Cartaya & Petrucelli, P. A., with offices located at 1776 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale 33338, telephone (954) 765-1001. Petrucelli practices in medical malpractice and general insurance defense. Djokic and Fitzgerald both consentrate in medical malpractice defense. Christopher T. Hill, formerly of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, has joined Scarborough and Rugh, with Orlando offices now relocated to 200 S. Orange Ave., SunTrust Center, Ste. 2210, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 926-7460. Keysha Smith and Celina Candes have become associated with Baker &Hostetler, LLP with offices at 200 S. Orange Ave., SunTrust Center, Ste. 2300, Orlando 32801-3432, telephone (407) 649-4000. Smith practices in the firm’s business group. Candes practices in the firm’s litigation group. Douglas L. Waldorf, Jr., has become a shareholder with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., with offices at 1715 Monroe St., Ft. Myers 33901, telephone (239) 334-4121. He concentrates in real estate transactions and banking law. William Shepherd, a former assistant state attorney in Miami, has been named an associate of Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito Christensen, P.A., with offices at One Clearlake Centre, 250 Australian Ave. S., West Palm Beach 33401-5016, telephone (561)803-3500. He practices in commercial litigation and government enforcement. Adam F. Haimo, formerly with Houston and Shahady, in Ft. Lauderdale, has joined Hodgson Russ, LLP, with offices at 1801 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton 33431 telephone (561) 394-0500. He practices in business and commercial litigation. Fabienne E. Fahnestock, formerly with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., has become associated with Gunster Yoakley, with offices at Broward Financial Center, 500 E. Broward Blvd., Ste. 1400, Ft. Lauderdale 33394, telephone (954) 462-2000. She concentrates in appellate law and general commercial litigation. Kirby D. Geraghty, former associate for Boyd & Jenerette, P.A., in Jacksonville, has become an associate of Akerman Senterfitt, with offices located at 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 2500, Jacksonville 32202, telephone (904) 798-3700. She concentrates in civil litigation, insurance defense claims, and general liability cases. T. Spencer Crowley and Joshua Spector have joined the Miami offices of Gunster Yoakley at One Biscayne Tower, Ste. 3400, 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 376-6000. Spector practices in the firm’s litigation department, while Crowley practices environmental and land use law. The Law Offices of Russell D. Bernstein, P.A., have announced the relocation of offices to 3300 University Dr., Ste. 804, Coral Springs 33065, telephone (954) 752-2010. Brian K. Oblow has become an associate with Glenn Rasmmussen Fogarty & Hooker, in Tampa. He works as an associate in the firm’s banking an insolvency practice group. Andre A. Rouviere announces the relocation of offices to 3001 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Ste. 214, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 774-7000. He concentrates in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, medical malpractice, and general civil litigation. Louis I. Mussman recently joined Smith Clark Delesie Bierley Mueller & Kadyk, with offices at 100 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2120, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)226-1880. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial law, estates and trusts, and professional liability.last_img read more

Dutch watchdog offers assistance in implementing IORP II rules

first_imgVan Vollenhoven said she could imagine that large pension funds would place the important positions within their own administrative functions, whereas it would be likely that board members would take on these tasks at smaller schemes.The personal assignment of these functions would also pose a challenge, because in most cases DNB had to approve appointments, the supervisory director said.Pensions lawyer Frank Doornik described DNB’s offer as “very positive”, adding that the regulator should repeat this for other subjects.However, he noted that the key functions could trigger questions about the collective responsibility and accountability of a pension fund’s board.“What does it mean for the division of roles if a trustee for internal auditing is to report to the board and the internal supervision about things that have gone wrong?” he asked. “Would the board still be a collective one in this case?”In Doornik’s opinion, pension funds must be much more careful when recording their decisions and how they have been made.“This would not only apply to the decision itself, but to all considerations and all individual comments on the subject,” he said. Dutch supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has offered pension funds assistance in filling in key positions to comply with the EU-wide pensions directive IORP II.At the annual congress of the Institute for Pensions Education (IVP) last week, Gisella van Vollenhoven, DNB’s director for pension fund supervision, said the regulator had noticed that it was difficult to comply with the conditions set for the key functions of audit, actuarial matters and risk management.She said the watchdog was ready to provide advice, explaining that the support would depend on pension funds’ structure, governing bodies and scale.The introduction of key functions forms part of the pensions directive, which must be implemented across EU member states through local legislation before 13 January 2019. The Dutch Senate was expected to pass the legislation this week.last_img read more

Knight time in Indiana again?

first_imgWhen searching for guidance to find the answers to the mysteries of life, I’ve found that there is no shortage of muses to help light the path. Some folks will turn to the Bible or their parents. Others might find inspiration in the quips and crones of John Lennon.Personally, I look to the words of wisdom of James Bond when I need answers to life’s toughest questions. For example:How should you introduce yourself at a party? Bond. James Bond.What should you have for breakfast? Vodka martini — shaken, not stirred.Can’t figure out what to wear? How ’bout a tux? (Or nothing at all.)So when I was at a loss as to how to interpret Indiana head coach Mike Davis announcing his resignation at the end of the season, I quickly turned to 007 for counsel. Sure enough, he had an answer for me, in the form of a one-liner in the final minutes of “Tomorrow Never Dies.”Before slicing and dicing the appropriately named villain Elliot Carver, Bond shouts the classic cliché “Give the people what they want!”That is exactly what Indiana needs to do. No, not grind Mike Davis up with an oversized underwater drill, but give its fans what they really want.And what they want is Bobby Knight.When Knight was unceremoniously ousted as head coach on Sept. 10, 2000, Indiana University president Myles Brand said that the move needed to be made for better or for worse. In the minds of the Hoosier faithful it has been worse, much worse.Davis, put in the unenviable position of following up a legend, was never accepted by Bloomington and has been on a hot seat pretty much since day one. In his second season at the helm, Davis went to a national title game. Did fans shower Davis with praise? No.Instead, detractors decided to focus on the fact that Knight recruited the players and that Davis was the first Indiana coach to lose a title game.Maybe the most telling sign of the disdain for Davis came when Texas Tech hired Knight in 2001. Almost immediately, fans started showing up to Assembly Hall wearing Texas Tech T-shirts, sporting the red and black of the Red Raiders, not the Hoosiers’ cream and crimson.Sporting other schools colors in Assembly Hall was sacrilegious during the Knight regime. In fact, you pretty much didn’t hear much out of the Indiana fan base at all when Knight was there. In short, the Hoosiers biggest supporters have grown undisciplined without their coach. Every rabble needs its leader, and the Indiana mob is no different. They need “The General.”They need Knight to restore order. Now, a man with a record that includes shooting a hunting partner, throwing a chair on the court and more ejections than caterpillars have legs typically isn’t the ideal candidate to restore structure and discipline, but Knight leads by counter-example.They need Knight to restore the tradition and pride that is Hoosier basketball. When Davis was hired, alumni and boosters were immediately critical of his not embracing the tradition of Hoosier basketball — a fair assessment, seeing as he said it “wasn’t worth the pressure” to coach the team almost immediately. Currently, Indiana’s best recruits are from Davis’ home state of Alabama — unthinkable considering there are few basketball recruiting grounds more fertile than Indiana.What better way to remedy the problem than to rehire Knight, who is the tradition and is the source of pride at Indiana.His resume is almost impeccable with three national titles, four national coach of the year awards and 21 20-win seasons during his 29 years in Indiana. There is not a more qualified head coach out there to coach the Hoosiers, especially not Iowa head coach Steve Alford, who has, if anything, underachieved until this season with the Hawkeyes.And don’t think for a second Knight wouldn’t relish coming back.His ego is larger than a socialite’s bank account and the fact that Indiana would effectively be crawling back to him would excite his fancy to no end.Plus, it’s obvious he is already tiring of Texas Tech’s fickle spectators; the last home game had fewer than 7,000 fans prompting Knight to wish for Nebraska’s rowdy followers after a game in Omaha.”You only live twice,” is yet another James Bond axiom relevant to this situation. Indiana can only hire Bob Knight twice. They should listen to Bond’s wisdom and not miss out on the second opportunity.last_img read more