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Barnes & Thornburg Welcomes New Attorneys and Legal Professionals

Barnes & Thornburg has added corporate, government services and finance, healthcare, labor and employment, conflicts, and litigation attorneys and legal professionals to its Atlanta, Delaware, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, and Washington, D.C., offices.

An associate in the Los Angeles office, Avedis Bekhloyan assists clients in complex litigation and insurance recovery matters. Bekhloyan has handled claims involving breach of contract, misrepresentation, insurance coverage, bad faith, fraud, data privacy, franchise-related disputes, product labeling and false advertising. He earned his J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law in 2018 and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015.

As an associate in the Indianapolis office, Joel Benson helps healthcare clients navigate an increasingly complex environment in which he advises on regulatory risks arising out of financial relationships with physicians and other potential referral sources on matters involving the Stark Law, False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute on deal terms and corporate governance. He earned his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2019, his M.H.A. from Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in 2019 and his B.S. in finance from Taylor University in 2015.

Annemarie Cornett, an immigration specialist in the Atlanta office, assists the firm’s immigration attorneys on various aspects of the preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions including, H-1B, L-1, I-140, I-145, O-1, and PERM. Additionally, she assists with client intake, case initiations and data management. Prior to joining the firm, Cornett was an immigration paralegal at an AmLaw 100 firm, where she gained experience with corporate immigration matters. She earned her B.B.A. in international business from Kennesaw State University in 2020.

Clarissa Cashmore, a staff attorney in the Indianapolis office, focuses her practice primarily on resolutions to drug and medical device and consumer product litigation. She assists with multi-district litigation (MDL) settlements, including the medical reviews and the valuation of claims. Cashmore earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2021 and her B.A. in music from Brigham Young University in 2018.

An associate in the Nashville office, Mackenzie Hobbs assists clients in virtually all stages of litigation by drafting briefs, dispositive motions, and memoranda, conducting discovery, and researching legal questions. She is a dedicated advocate who has represented clients in white collar criminal defense, the healthcare industry, and commercial litigation disputes. Hobbs earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2022 and her B.A. from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2019.

Kelsey Keane, a staff attorney in the Delaware office, advises businesses, government agencies, private organizations, and individuals, often regarding unclaimed property or escheat-related matters. Prior to joining the firm, Keane served as a law clerk in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, where she drafted opinions on appeal, advised on pretrial motions, conducted legal research and promoted settlements between parties while gaining a deeper understanding of the judicial branch and court processes. She earned her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2022 and her B.A. from State University of New York at Albany in 2016.

An associate in the Nashville office, David Kitchin focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and securities regulations matters and filings. Kitchin also represents private equity firms and portfolio companies in various transactional needs. Additionally, he has experience providing counsel to healthcare companies and private equity firms in transactional matters. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2022 and his B.A. from Fordham University in 2016.

Paul Quincy, an associate in the Washington, D.C., office, has led teams through virtually all stages of litigation, beginning with pre-suit fact development and carrying clients all the way to trial. He applies his organizational mindset throughout his practice, and he has developed experience in trial management, taking and defending depositions, conducting discovery, and drafting dispositive and non-dispositive motions. Quincy earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2018 and his B.S. in international political economy from Georgetown University in 2013.

Nick Rybarczyk, an associate in the New York office, represents corporate and individual clients in various complex litigation matters, with a focus on commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and government investigations. He has handled matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, including New York, New Jersey, and California, as well as in arbitration and mediation. Rybarczyk earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2021 and his B.A. in political science from Marist College in 2018.

A paralegal in the New Jersey office, Judy Salgado assists attorneys with virtually all phases of litigation, mediations and trial preparation for matters relating to complex employment, product liability and warranty, consumer protection, premises liability, commercial litigation, and class action defense. Salgado earned her paralegal certification from Montclair State University in 1988.

An associate in the Indianapolis office, Ed Satchwill III supports firm attorneys and clients on a range of litigation matters. He advises on a broad swath of litigation topics, including contract disputes and real estate and construction litigation. Satchwill earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2023 and his B.A. in political science from Indiana University in 2019.

Brian Weston, a conflicts attorney in the Atlanta office, performs complex conflict analysis, conflict resolutions and matter engagement documentation as part of the firm’s office of general counsel. He also ensures timely and efficient processing of new-hire and research requests, verifying that research is done in a consistent and accurate manner. Weston earned his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 2008 and his B.A. from the University of Georgia in 2003.

With more than 800 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, South Florida, Texas, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.



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