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Stein Mitchell Announces Name Change and Welcomes Three New Attorneys

Press Release

September 17, 2015

Stein Mitchell is pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan Missner as a name partner of the firm, which has changed its name to Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner LLP. Stein Mitchell is also pleased to welcome Moises (Moe) Vela, Jr., Dwight D. Murray, and Sherman L. Cohn as Of Counsel to the firm.

"The firm's name change recognizes Jon's significant contributions to the firm and the outstanding results he has achieved for our clients," said Stein Mitchell Partner Pat Cipollone. "Jon is a talented attorney whose international experience in business and law brings a unique perspective to complex legal issues."

Moe Vela, a true political insider and successful entrepreneur, primarily focuses on regulatory matters and government affairs. Vela has had the unique privilege of serving as a senior advisor in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations, serving in the Office of the Vice President. He holds the distinction of being the first Hispanic American to serve twice in a senior executive role in the White House. Vela currently provides business development consulting services for clients in the U.S. and Latin America.

"Moe brings to the firm a results oriented government relations practice that has a global reach," said Managing Partner Jonathan Missner. "We are excited about the array of services Moe is able to provide to our clients."

Dwight D. Murray is a highly regarded trial attorney. A Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation, Murray has been a successful litigator with a national practice, and has tried more than 100 cases and appeared before multiple appellate courts. He has served the Washington, D.C. legal community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of D.C. and as its first African American elected president.

"Dwight is a first rate lawyer who has for more than three decades built a rich legal career in front of juries and judges at the state and federal levels," said Missner. "We are delighted to welcome Dwight to the firm."

Sherman L. Cohn is a leading scholar and practitioner in civil procedure, professional responsibility, and legal ethics, among other areas of law. Cohn is a longstanding and influential Professor of Law at Georgetown University. He also lectures globally on a diverse range of issues, including trial practice and civil procedure.

"Professor Cohn has been recognized as a leading authority in many areas of law and has the ability to help guide clients on their most important and sensitive legal matters," said Missner.

The firm welcomes our newest attorneys and looks forward to building on Stein Mitchell's fifty years of the highest quality representation of our clients.

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