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Barnes & Thornburg Welcomes New Attorneys and Legal Professionals

Barnes & Thornburg has added corporate, litigation and healthcare attorneys and legal professionals to its Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Nashville and Washington, D.C., offices.

An associate in the Los Angeles office, Nicole Fukuoka represents multinational and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of complex litigation matters, including asbestos, cosmetic talc, medical device, pharmaceutical, automotive and toxic tort cases. With a broad background in mass tort and product liability actions, Fukuoka has represented clients in both state and federal courts. She earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Janelle Julyan, a paralegal in the Atlanta office, offers two decades of experience assisting attorneys and clients with commercial real estate and franchise restaurant finance transactions. She has strong professional skills in document drafting, proofreading, collection, and review of due diligence matters. Julyan earned her B.B.A. from Georgia State University in 1998.

An associate in the Nashville office, Gunnar Jurgensen focuses his practice on regulatory healthcare compliance matters, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters, providing creative solutions to the intricate problems that arise in the healthcare industry. He earned his J.D. from William & Mary Law School in 2022 and his B.A. from Binghamton University in 2019.

Kathleen Martini, an associate in the Nashville office, focuses her practice on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulations. She has a variety of corporate experience, including advising public and private companies in financing and lending transactions, commercial contract matters, fund formation, and emerging company issues. Martini earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2018 and her B.A. from The Ohio State University in 2015.

An associate in the Washington, D.C., office, Royston Peters is an adept problem-solver and litigator who concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, healthcare fraud, and white collar matters. He earned his J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 2020 and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2015.

A staff attorney in the Washington, D.C., office, Daniella Piñeros is a skilled litigator who has handled complex medical malpractice and wrongful death cases on behalf of healthcare providers, including physicians and hospital systems. She is experienced at handling virtually all phases of litigation, including conducting and defending depositions of key witnesses and experts, drafting and arguing motions, and conducting settlement conferences and trials. Piñeros earned her LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center in health law with a certificate in U.S. health law in 2022, her J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2013 and her B.A. from Florida International University in 2008.

Doug Plante, of counsel in the Atlanta office, focuses his practice on representing financial institutions in various lending transactions, including those on behalf of restaurants, convenience stores and gas stations. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004 and his B.S. in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech in 2001.

Gregory Preston, an associate in the Atlanta office, focuses his practice on representing lending institutions in financing transactions, including senior secured cash flow facilities and asset-based lending facilities. He earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2020 and his B.B.A. from the University of Georgia in 2016.

A staff attorney in the Chicago office, Dalal Razik is a detailed-oriented and resourceful litigator who focuses her work on product liability and mass tort matters. She has experience in virtually all aspects of litigation, including drafting pleadings, responding to and propounding written discovery, arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and assisting with trial preparations. Razik earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 2003 and her B.A. from DePaul University in 2000.

A paralegal in the Indianapolis office, Pamela Yarbery has over 30 years of experience in a variety of legal areas. Her responsibilities include drafting complaints, answers, interrogatories, and requests for admissions. She also analyzes and summarizes opposing responses to discovery and non-party requests for production and prepares discovery responses, medical treatment and cost summaries, and non-party document request responses. Yarbery earned her paralegal certificate from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 1992.

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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