Carl Ciochon and Wendy Manley Join Wendel Rosen
April 11, 2007 - Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP announces the additions of two associates. Carl D. Ciochon joins the litigation practice, and Wendy L. Manley is added to the environmental practice.
"We are keenly focused on strategic expansion in select practice areas, including business and environmental litigation. By acquiring experienced lateral attorneys, like Carl and Wendy, Wendel Rosen is adding breadth and depth to its practice to help meet clients' goals and needs," said Howard Lind, managing partner for Wendel Rosen. "Carl's litigation experience is comprehensive and includes real estate, insurance, finance and intellectual property cases. Wendy has worked closely with our new environmental partner, Bruce Flushman, and her environmental expertise includes some fairly unique specialties."
Formerly with Shartsis Friese LLP, Ciochon has more than ten years of legal experience. He maintains a diverse litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on real estate litigation matters. In addition, his practice includes the representation of policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, financial institutions and corporate officers and directors in cases involving allegations of breach of duty, and investment advisers and broker-dealers in all manner of civil disputes. Ciochon also served as General Counsel of McKinley Capital Management, Inc., an institutional investment management firm. At Wendel Rosen, Carl's practice will focus on real estate litigation. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1992) and his B.A., cum laude, from UCLA (1988). Following law school, Carl clerked for the Hon. Richard M. Bilby, United States District Judge for the District of Arizona.
Manley joins Wendel Rosen's environmental practice from Stoel Rives. She has a science background that includes laboratory and field research, which she uses in her legal practice. Manley's clients include public entities, a major port, property owners, private individuals and businesses. Her work includes drafting ordinances and regulations; drafting and enforcing leases and construction contracts; addressing environmental regulatory compliance issues involving seaport and airport operations, marinas, industrial and commercial facilities; removal of derelict and abandoned vessels; storm water permitting, compliance and enforcement; and tenant operation audits for environmental compliance. Her public agency work includes litigation and permits compliance involving sanitary sewer and publicly owned treatment works. She received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (1990), her M.S. from the University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (1987) and a B.S. from the University of Oregon (1985).
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