Legal Briefs (Tampa editon)
Environmental leader to judge competition
Peter Bridgewater, secretary general of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, will judge Stetson University College of Law's Ninth Annual International Moot Court Competition.
Law students from as far away as India, Australia and South Korea will compete at the Oct. 28-30 event at the college's Gulfport campus. The competition, created by Stetson in 1996, focuses on international environment issues.
This year's hypothetical problem involves the legal and public policy issues associated with an alien invasive species and its impact on a wetland of international importance.
Fowler White attorneys receive AV rating
Five shareholders and an associate at Tampa's Fowler White Boggs Banker PA received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a national legal referral guide.
They are Heather B. Brock, employment law practice group; Mark C. Greene, products liability practice group; Peter B. King, securities, financial services and white collar practice group; Donald R. Kirk, commercial litigation practice group; and Kevin D. Zwetsch, employment law practice group, all shareholders. Plus, Janice Matson Rickert, an associate in the health care practice group. Fowler White has more than 200 attorneys in the nine Florida offices.
Phelps Dunbar hires litigator
Bryan W. Sykes is a new attorney in the Tampa office of Phelps Dunbar LLP. He works in the regional litigation practice group and practices in the areas of business finance and real estate law.
Prior he had been a shareholder at Tampa's GrayRobinson PA and Bowles & Sykes PA. A graduate of Miami University (Ohio), Sykes earned a law degree in 1990 from the University of Akron.