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02.09.2017

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 9, 2017) – Daniel Prywes, a partner in Morris, Manning & Martin’s Washington, D.C. office, is the exclusive winner of the 2017 Client Choice Award in the Litigation category for the District of Columbia. The Client Choice Awards recognize law partners around the world who stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. Uniquely, the awards survey senior corporate counsel only. The winners were honored at a gala dinner held in London on Feb. 2.

“I’m honored by th ...

02.08.2017

Big changes are in store for workers and employers in Washington, D.C. A recently passed law will impose a new tax on D.C. employers while establishing new rules allowing workers to take paid family leave. Both employers and workers must familiarize themselves with these changes.

While the D.C. law applies only to a single city, it has wide-ranging implications. A national movement is underway to seek passage of state and local paid-leave laws. The D.C. experience may serve as a model for state ...

02.07.2017

(Feb. 6, 2017) – To serve the employment law needs of the increasing number of businesses relying on a contingent or on-demand labor force, Morris, Manning & Martin has hired attorney Mark Zisholtz to head its Contingent Labor Practice Group. Zisholtz, who joined the firm in January, works in MMM’s Employment practice group.

Contingent labor, or “gig economy” workers, generally include people providing services on a temporary or flexible basis, who are not full-time employees. For example, conti ...

02.07.2017

Atlanta/Washington, D.C. (February 2017) – Utility executive L. Craig Dowdy has joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP as a Partner. He will create an Energy & Utilities Practice, working in the firm’s Atlanta and Washington D.C. offices.

Dowdy was most recently Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Corporate Communications and Marketing for Spire Inc. in St. Louis, Mo. - the fifth-largest publicly traded natural gas utility holding company in the U.S. serving 1.7 million customers across Miss ...

01.25.2017

Atlanta (Jan. 25, 2017) – Helping families impacted by domestic abuse is the 2017 goal for Morris, Manning & Martin’s MMMPact committee. Every year MMMPact – the law firm’s social responsibility outreach – embraces a different nonprofit organization. This year’s nonprofit partner is Ahimsa House, which helps domestic abuse victims and their pets escape violence.

“Many victims stay in abusive situations out of dedication to their pets,” says MMMPact Committee Chair Christina Graham. “Often the fi ...

01.25.2017

Every year MMM bestows the Wells Award for Outstanding Service upon an individual who goes above and beyond dedicating time and energy to helping others. Graham was honored for her work chairing MMMPact, the firm’s Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) initiative, which has raised thousands of dollars for nonprofits and donated countless volunteer hours, while working to improve diversity, advance women’s issues and encouraging civic leadership.

“A good idea without great execution would be a ze ...

01.23.2017

Washington, D.C. (January 2017) – Samantha Ahuja has joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP as a Partner in the Hospitality and Commercial Real Estate Development & Finance practices. Molly Kacheris, an associate who has worked closely with Ahuja over the past several years, also is joining MMM.  Ahuja and Kacheris both will be resident in the firm’s Washington D.C. office.

“Our Hospitality practice has doubled in size in the past two years, and closed some of the highest profile hotel transaction ...

01.11.2017

Atlanta (Jan. 11, 2017) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP today announced its SE Tech podcast series powered by MMM Tech Law focused on the leading start-up and fast-growth tech companies in the Southeast.

SE Tech features interviews with entrepreneurs and executives of leading start-up and fast-growth tech companies throughout the Southeast - companies headquartered in Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. Listeners can subscribe to the SE Tech podcast on iTunes or f ...

Atlanta (December 2016) – Captive Review, a leading insurance-sector publication, has named Robert “Skip” Myers, the Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. office of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, to the magazine’s Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame feature in the publication’s December issue recognizes the most influential individuals the captive insurance industry has produced, or been served by, over the past 50 years. Myers is one of 13 inaugural honorees from around the world.

The publicat ...

12.19.2016

Atlanta (Dec. 19,2016) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is adding depth to its national commercial real estate practice. Robert Rearden joins the firm as a Real Estate partner. He was previously with the boutique law firm Sheley, Hall & Williams, PC and prior to that King & Spalding, LLP.

Rearden’s practice focuses on the representation of owners and developers in connection with the acquisition, sale and financing of real estate assets, the representation of investors in structuring real estate ...