Move Means Significant Growth in Florida and Ohio

(Atlanta, GA — July 20, 2015) — FisherBroyles LLP announced today that eight attorneys from Roetzel & Andress LPA have joined the nation’s first and largest cloud-based law firm in a major expansion of the firm’s legal talent in Florida and Ohio. In addition to a top-tier white collar litigation practice and a broad-based health, drug and pharmacy litigation and compliance practice, this group brings to FisherBroyles residential and commercial real estate, transportation and logistics, and commercial litigation capabilities. Additionally, the group increases the firm’s offerings for cross-border compliance issues including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act.

“This is a significant move within the legal industry, involving the largest lateral movement of a group of attorneys leaving a traditional law firm and collectively moving to an established cloud-based law firm,” said FisherBroyles co-founder and Managing Partner James M. Fisher, II. “Our focus on leveraging advanced technology to transform the practice of law has provided FisherBroyles with a platform that continues to attract top legal talent from traditional firms and provide high-quality, cost-effective legal services that benefit our clients and partners.”

Joining FisherBroyles as partners are Brian E. Dickerson, Daniel K. Weidenbruch, Robert G. Menzies, Nicole Hughes Waid, Anthony J. Calamunci, Robert B. Graziano, Michael R. Traven, and Amy L. Butler (brief bios are below). This accomplished group of attorneys advise clients on the many legal issues that affect all segments of the health care industry, including independent and specialty pharmacies, physician groups, medical device manufacturers, and third-party logistics providers.

“We are very excited to join forces with FisherBroyles,” said new partner Brian E. Dickerson. “The advantages offered by FisherBroyles’ Law Firm 2.0® business model is a perfect fit for our group and allows us to deliver to clients our deep bench of legal abilities and services in a more efficient manner that is difficult to match anywhere else.”

FisherBroyles Co-Founder and Managing Partner Kevin E. Broyles says he looks forward to the integration of the new attorneys into the firm and its growth into the Florida and Ohio markets. “By opening offices in Naples and Miami, we broaden our national presence, but more importantly, it increases our accessibility to clients in Latin America. Our future strategic growth also includes the Pacific Northwest and Europe. We are excited to gain in this move a large group of traditional law firm converts who recognize the big opportunities and flexibility that our Next Generation Law Firm® provides.”

“Leveraging technology in the cloud will allow us to practice law without the inefficient overhead that commonly weighs down traditional brick and mortar firms. We want to provide clients with more responsive and cost-effective legal services, and we are paving the future path for how to practice law,” said new FisherBroyles partner Daniel K. Weidenbruch.

Attorney Biographies

Brian E. Dickerson, former White Collar Litigation & Corporate Compliance Practice Group Manager
Mr. Dickerson focuses his practice on complex litigation and regulatory matters defending clients against government actions, administrative proceedings and parallel civil and criminal proceedings. His national defense practice involves the representation of individuals and companies in civil, regulatory and criminal matters related to government procurement, compliance and litigation.

Robert G. Menzies, former Business Litigation Practice Group Manager
Mr. Menzies is a trial experienced commercial litigator who represents clients in a wide range of industries, including real estate, construction, healthcare and financial services. He represents diverse businesses and industries such as land developers, resort and hotel owners, entrepreneurs and start-up companies, real estate and leasing companies, commercial landlords and tenants in matters involving breach of contract, breach of warranty and business tort claims, as well as claims arising out of fraud allegations.

Anthony J. Calamunci, former Partner-In-Charge Toledo and Chicago offices
Mr. Calamunci advises pharmacies, healthcare providers, medical facilities, business owners, corporate executives, and in-house attorneys on a variety of regulatory, corporate, licensing, franchising and corporate litigation matters. Although he practices within a wide range of healthcare related areas, he has developed a niche leading a team of highly successful healthcare / pharmacy litigators.

Daniel K. Weidenbruch, former Partner-In-Charge of Associates
Mr. Weidenbruch is a Board Certified real estate attorney who handles all aspects of real estate law, including commercial and residential transactions, complex commercial loans, commercial and residential construction projects, and the formation and structuring of corporate entities. His clients include both buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate, institutional lenders, REITS, commercial developers, and entrepreneurs.

Nicole Hughes Waid
Ms. Waid focuses her practice on white-collar litigation, compliance matters, and data privacy issues. Nicole was a federal prosecutor for 12 years where she honed her litigation and investigative skills, and handled complex white-collar matters including bank fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, public corruption, and national security matters.

Amy L. Butler
Ms. Butler focuses her national practice on providing business counsel, litigation strategy and trial capabilities to corporations, transportation companies and retail establishments. She has experience addressing a variety of emergency situations including industrial accidents, personal injury and other catastrophes.

Michael R. Traven
Mr. Traven focuses his practice on diverse commercial and business-related transactions and litigation. Since 2011, when the Utica and Marcellus Shale Plays expanded in Eastern Ohio, he has represented major, Fortune 500 oil and gas companies in litigation related to oil and gas leases and mineral rights ownership.  He also has considerable experience defending hospitals and physician practices in medical-malpractice lawsuits, which includes assisting hospital systems in pre-suit investigations.

Robert B. Graziano
Mr. Graziano focuses his practice on complex litigation, including business, commercial, medical defense and product liability litigation. He has represented public corporations, private entities and individuals from a wide range of industries, including real estate developers, retailers, health care providers, financial institutions and manufacturers.

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