Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Announces New Leaders and Partner

Date: May 9, 2006

May 9, 2006 - Baltimore, MD - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP is pleased to announce several internal management changes.     

After six years each of exemplary service on Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's three-person Management Committee, Paul W. Madden (Employee Benefits, Baltimore) and G. Scott Barhight (Land Use, Towson) are stepping down from the committee. Martin T. Fletcher (Bankruptcy, Baltimore) and Ms. Julianne E. Dymowski (Community Associations, D.C.) have been appointed to fill the vacancies.  Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr. will continue as Managing Partner of the firm, a position he has held for the last six years.  WTP's Management Committee serves as the ruling body for the firm.   

James R. Chason (Towson) has become the Chair of the Litigation Department replacing Ward B. Coe (Baltimore).Additionally, Frank S. Jones (Baltimore) has become the new Chair of the Business Department, taking over for Herman B. Rosenthal (Tax, Baltimore).  "We are fortunate," noted Managing Partner Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr., "that we have an abundance of talented and energetic lawyers who can juggle the day-to-day demands of a busy law practice and significant management responsibilities."

The firm also has tapped Andrew J. Terrell (Business Litigation) to head WTP's Washington, D.C. office, taking over for John J. Hathway (Business Litigation).  M. Natalie McSherry (Medical Malpractice) will manage its Towson location, replacing Anne T. Brennan (Insurance and Workers' Comp).  Both Hathway and Brennan served in their respective managerial positions for four years.   

Additionally, James P. Gillece, Jr. (Baltimore) of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Labor and Employment Law Group has been made partner.  "Since joining us in last August, Jim has become an invaluable member of our group, given his unwavering commitment to client service.  We're honored to have him as partner," commented Kevin C. McCormick, head of WTP's Labor and Employment Law Group.