The March "Big Book" issue of
magazine contains a photo page from the VBA Annual Meeting. Find the "Out & About" feature on page 12. The issue also takes note of the VBA-commissioned portrait of former Justice Jane Marum Roush, which was
unveiled at the Annual Meeting
. See page 127. The list of the largest law firms in Virginia follows.
And speaking of law firms, the March issue of
also spotlights commercial entities celebrating major anniversaries. One highlights the 175th anniversary of the
Sands Anderson law firm.
The article begins on page 60.
has been named managing partner of Reed Smith LLP's office in Richmond. He succeeds former VBA Board of Governors member
S. Miles Dumville
, who is continuing his litigation practice after serving as managing partner since 2013. Mullen, a former aide to Gov. Mark Warner, joined Reed Smith in 2008. He focuses his practice on legislative and administrative matters before the General Assembly, Virginia's executive branch agencies and Virginia's congressional delegation. Last year, Virginia Lawyers Media named him one of Virginia's Rising Stars for his administrative law practice.
Cynthia E. Hudson
, the VBA Board of Governors government attorney representative, is one of eight distinguished women the Library of Virginia honors during its Virginia Women in History program. Hudson is the first African-American woman appointed deputy chief attorney general of Virginia. A Virginia Women in History exhibit runs all month at the library in Richmond and then will travel to public libraries around the commonwealth.
Joley L. Steffens
has been elected as a director at ThompsonMcMullan. She practices elder law, Medicaid and long-term care planning, and estate and special needs planning, among other elements. A VBA member since 2013 and treasurer of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section Council for three years, Steffens is president-elect of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Regent University School of Law
this month served as host of a regional 2017 Representation in Mediation Competition. Finals of the ABA-sponsored contest will be held at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference next month in San Francisco.
The International Law Office and Lexology recognized Hunton & Williams LLP corporate partner
Kevin M. Georgerian
among its 2017 Client Choice Awards. The Richmond-based lawyer focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and strategic corporate transactions. He was the exclusive winner in the General Corporate category for Virginia.
Charles Edward Friend
died Feb. 20 at age 82. The author of many books on law and western and historical novels edited the VBA Journal from 1974 to 1998. In addition to serving as a substitute judge and commissioner of the chancery, both in York County, and working as an attorney, he taught law for nearly two decades at William & Mary, the University of Richmond and George Mason University, among other institutions.