Greenberg Traurig Adds One

Greenberg Traurig announced last week that Carl Berglind has joined the firm as a shareholder in the corporate; health care and FDA; and food, beverage and agribusiness practices. Berglind is a corporate attorney with 20 years of experience in national law firms, senior in-house practice, and executive business positions. He formerly served as the CEO of Livestock Labs, an agriculture technology company with applications for the animal health sector.

While overseeing personnel in the United States and Australia as CEO, Berglind led Livestock Labs’ strategic initiatives, helped the company advance its technology, and developed critical relationships for the company.

Prior to Livestock Labs, Berglind served as vice president of mergers and acquisitions for CVP, a private equity-backed ophthalmology management services organization and as senior vice president of strategic transactions for Envision Healthcare, a then publicly traded U.S. healthcare services company. During his time at Envision Healthcare, Berglind also served as associate general counsel and corporate counsel, holding leading responsibilities in the mergers and acquisitions, securities, and international practice areas. At Envision Healthcare, he closed 50 M&A transactions between his legal and business roles.

Berglind also has experience at the law firms of Hogan Lovells and Morrison & Foerster, where he focused his practice on M&A, venture capital, and private equity, and securities matters. He received a law degree from Cornell Law School, and a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

JUDICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet via videoconference on May 12 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of 2nd Judicial District judge. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge Kenneth Laff. The vacancy will occur on July 3.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Maria Berkenkotter, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver and the office of the court executive, Jennifer Jantz, 1437 Bannock Street, Room 256 in Denver. Applications also are available at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm

Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 30. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by 4 p.m. April 23.

GOOD FOR YOU

Merchant & Gould selected partner David Harrell to be a member of the 2021 class of fellows, and associate Rachel Hammond to be a member of the 2021 class of pathfinders, both participating in landmark programs created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

The LCLD is an organization of hundreds of corporate legal officers and law firm attorneys who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.

Harrell is one of 418 new fellows, a group of mid-career attorneys who have been selected by 293 LCLD member corporations and law firms to participate in this career development program. He is a registered patent attorney whose practice encompasses areas including software and information technology, computer technology, and Internet-related technologies. Harrell specializes in patent preparation and prosecution, infringement analysis, and global IP portfolio development. His technical areas include programming, software analysis and development, operating systems and database design and implementation.

Hammond is one of 404 pathfinders, composed of early-career attorneys who have demonstrated potential to become future leaders in the legal profession. She is a registered patent attorney with experiences including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, performing clearance investigations, and analyzing infringement and validity positions. Hammond serves companies of all sizes and provides intellectual property strategies catered to client-specific business considerations. Her technical areas include industries such as medical devices, vehicles, robotic toys and software.

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