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Nine Associates Join Barnes & Thornburg’s Midwest Offices

September 21, 2016   |   Chicago | Columbus | Fort Wayne | Grand Rapids | Indianapolis

Barnes & Thornburg LLP has hired nine new associate attorneys in the firm’s Chicago, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids and Indianapolis offices. The new associates and their practice areas are:

Chicago

  • Kailey N. Grant is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg full-time in 2016, Grant was a summer associate in the firm’s Chicago office. She also gained valuable experience as a law clerk for the Family Defense Center in Chicago. 
  • Megan K. Weaver is a member of the Litigation Department. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg full time in 2016, she served as a summer law clerk in the Chicago office. In addition to her time with Barnes & Thornburg, she gained valuable experience as a judicial extern for Justice Mathias Delort of the Illinois Appellate Court, where she drafted judicial opinions.

Columbus

  • Joseph D. Perruzzi is a member of the Real Estate Department. Perruzzi represents investors, developers, funds, and syndicators in low-income housing and historic-rehabilitation tax credits transactions. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, he was an associate attorney for Wendy’s International, LLC.

Fort Wayne

  • Bradley V. Murphy is a member of the Corporate Department. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg full-time, he served as a summer associate in the firm’s Fort Wayne office. Murphy was also a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Craig J. Bobay of the Allen Superior Court and the Honorable Thomas J. Felts of the Allen Circuit Court.

Grand Rapids

  • Anne Marie Carson is a member of the Corporate Department, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Carson was an associate in a Washington, D.C., firm, where she focused on equity and debt infrastructure and development transactions. She has experience working with lenders on their project finance needs in Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.
  • Lydia Barbash-Riley is a member of the Environmental Law Department. Barbash-Riley had been a summer associate with Barnes & Thornburg prior to joining the firm full time. During law school, she was an intern with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of General Counsel International Section and the Conservation Law Center.

Indianapolis

  • Kathleen S. Fennessy is a member of the Intellectual Property Department. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg full time, she served as a trademark law clerk in the Indianapolis office. In addition, Fennessy gained valuable experience as a legal intern with the General Counsel’s Office at Angie’s List, CMG Worldwide, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Indiana University Health.
  • Ladene I. Mendoza is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Previously, Mendoza served as a summer associate in the firm’s Indianapolis office. She also gained substantial legal experience as an extern for the in-house corporate counsel of Eli Lilly and Company. She also served as an intern for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and as a summer law clerk in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
  • Leah L. Seigel is a member of the Litigation Department. She focuses her practice on appellate and intellectual property law. Prior to joining the firm, Seigel served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Mark S. Massa of the Indiana Supreme Court. She also was a summer associate in the Indianapolis office.

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 13 offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.

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