April 2009 Class Notes

Monday, April 27, 2009


On April 23, 2009, Spencer C. Barasch, a lawyer who once worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission, gave a speech at the College of Law offering his theories on how the country got into its financial crisis.  Barasch is a partner at the Dallas office of the law firm Andrews Kurth. He leads its corporate governance and securities enforcement team. 


Zimmermann Kiser Sutliffe shareholder, Richard Blackstone Webber II, recently spoke at the Central Florida Real Estate Council. The seminar was entitled “Navigating the Bankruptcy Maze: A Practical Guide for the Real Property Practitioner.” Webber has over 20 years of experience in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights with a specialty in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization cases.


Lea Fourkiller has been named chief compliance officer for Conifer Revenue Cycle Solutions and Conifer Patient Communications, both Tenet Healthcare subsidiaries, that provide revenue-cycle management services and communication services for physician referrals, patient education, marketing and pre-admission clinical appropriateness reviews according to a news release. Fourkiller, recently served as a regional compliance director overseeing 13 Tenet hospitals. Before that, she worked as a compliance officer at hospitals in Dallas and Cherokee, N.C.


Williams Venker & Sanders LLC is pleased to announce the addition of its newest associate, Matthew E. Pelikan. Pelikan has a background in litigation, specifically in the areas of toxic torts, labor and employment, worker’s compensation, products and premises liability and general commercial issues. At Williams Venker & Sanders, he will mainly focus on toxic torts, concentrating on asbestos claims defense. 

Jimmy Hart