Recent Notables

  • Michael C. Guanzon has been appointed to a three-year term to the Board of Managers (Directors) of the University of Virginia Alumni Association.
  • Health care practice group leader Jonathan M. Joseph presented a program on information blocking and provider responsibilities under the 21st Century Cures Act at a May meeting of the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards Quality Leadership Council. He also moderated a panel discussion on health care under the Biden administration at the Virginia Bar Association’s 131st Annual Meeting held in January.
  • Several firm attorneys have accepted leadership roles within the Richmond Bar Association: R. Braxton Hill IV is president-elect; Belinda D. Jones is a member of the Board of Directors; and Callaghan S. Guy is chair-elect of the Real Estate Section.
  • The following C&B attorneys were recognized for inclusion on the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list: Peter E. Broadbent Jr. (intellectual property); S. Perry Coburn (business litigation); Christopher M. Gill (real estate); Michael C. Guanzon (business/corporate); Warren David Harless (business litigation); R. Braxton Hill IV (business litigation); Belinda D. Jones (civil litigation defense); Jonathan M. Joseph (health care); David B. Lacy (general litigation); Michael W. Smith (business litigation); E. Ford Stephens (insurance coverage); and Henry I. Willett III (civil litigation defense). In addition, Elizabeth S. Olcott was named to the 2021 Virginia Rising Stars list in the health care category.
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 recognition includes J. Edward Betts (antitrust law); Peter E. Broadbent Jr. (trademark law); Christopher M. Gill (real estate law); W. David Harless (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, employment law-management, litigation-labor & employment, personal injury litigation-defendants); R. Braxton Hill IV (commercial litigation, litigation-intellectual property); Paul W. Jacobs II (commercial litigation); Jonathan M. Joseph (health care); Louis R. Monacell (communications law, energy law); Edward L. Petrini (energy law); Michael W. Smith (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, litigation-banking & finance, litigation-construction, litigation-intellectual property); and E. Ford Stephens (insurance law, litigation-insurance). According to Best Lawyers, the lists are compiled based on a peer review evaluation process.
  • E. Ford Stephens is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, a preeminent association of U.S. and Canadian lawyers who represent insurers and policyholders. In addition, he was recently appointed chair of the DRI Insurance Roundtable Steering Committee, a group of select outside counsel and insurance leaders who gather annually to discuss industry issues.

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