Legal Briefs: News From Around NH

McLane Middleton adds two associates … and more

The law firm of McLane Middleton has announced the hiring of attorneys Laura J. Raymond and Eleanor M. Walker.

Raymond is an associate in the Litigation Department, where she represents clients in a variety of civil, commercial, employment and probate matters. Raymond, who earned her law degree from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, externed with the Judge Joseph N. Laplante of the U.S. District Court in Concord as well as Justices Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi and Patrick E. Donovan of the NH Supreme Court and the New Hampshire attorney general.

Walker joins the firm as an associate in the Corporate Department, where she advises business clients on

Mike Skelton

Mike Skelton

transactional matters related to contract drafting, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. She also earned her law degree from the UNH Pierce School of Law. During law school and interned with Judge Kristin Spath of the Concord District Court.

BIA CEO named to New England Legal Foundation advisory council

Michael Skelton, president and CEO of the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire, has been appointed to the New Hampshire Advisory Council of the New England Legal Foundation, nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to addressing policy and constitutional concerns related to free enterprise.

“Michael’s long experience in promoting the Granite State’s business affairs, his great appreciation of the societal role of commerce, and his extensive personal network, will further strengthen our already impressive New Hampshire Advisory Council,” said ” NELF President Dan Winslow.

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Pawel Wilczynski

Baker Newman Noyes hires cybersecurity manager

Pawel Wilczynski of Andover, Mass., has joined Maine-based accounting firm Baker Newman Noyes in the newly created role of cybersecurity manager, a position that the firm says will complement its existing service offerings within its Information Systems and Risk Assurance practice.

Wilczynski has over two decades of IT experience, and most recently worked at a Massachusetts-based insurance company, where he focused on cybersecurity, compliance readiness, risk assessment, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing and internal auditing. At BNN, he will work with clients to identify cybersecurity risks and help develop strategy and recommendations to reduce vulnerabilities and overall risk.

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