Legal Briefs: News From Around NH

Cook Little merges with Sheehan Phinney
Cl Group Photo 2022

Joining Sheehan Phinney from Cook Little are, top row, from left: Andrea Chatfield, Coleen Penacho, James Cook, Curtis Little, Jennifer Moeckel and Matthew Benson. Bottom row, from left: Scott Ellison, Emily Penaskovic.

Manchester-based Cook Little has merged with the regional firm of Sheehan Phinney – a move that significantly expands Sheehan’s corporate, transactional, employment and data privacy practices.

Jim Cook, one of the founders of Cook Little, said that “joining forces with Sheehan, and the talents and resources it offers, will be a real plus for our valued technology, startup, manufacturing, automotive, professional services, hospitality, non-profit, and other clients, and provides a compelling case for others looking to take advantage of our combined business law services.”

Added Sheehan’s managing director, David McGrath, notes “move marks Sheehan’s ongoing commitment to a more entrepreneurial vision and continued,

Walsh Christopher

Christopher J. Walsh

strategic growth, with this exceptional talent strengthening considerably the Firm’s ability to meet the evolving needs of our regional, national and international clients, across the many industry sectors we serve.”

Walsh joins McLane Middleton

McLane Middleton has added Christopher J. Walsh to the firm as an associate in the Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations and other commercial litigation.

Shaheen & Gordon adds two associates

Simone Washington

Simone Washington

The firm of Shaheen & Gordon has added attorneys Madeline Blackburn and Simone Washington to the firm. Both are alumni of the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) summer internship program, when they spent five weeks working with attorneys on legal work and another five weeks at community organizations. Blackburn will be based out of the firm’s

Madeline Blackburn

Madeline Blackburn

Dover office and Washington will be based out of the Concord office.

Shilling a “Go To” lawyer

McLane Middleton attorney Cameron G. Shilling has been named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2022 list of Go To Cybersecurity/Data Privacy lawyers. The publication said that Shilling “has amassed a wealth of experience in privacy and data security over the years” and “has conducted nearly 100 comprehensive information privacy and security risk management projects for businesses across numerous industries.”

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