Bowman and Brooke announced the election of Minneapolis Executive Managing Partner, Kim Schmid, as Firm Vice-Chair, a position that has been held by only two others in the firm’s illustrious 32-year history. Schmid is the first woman to serve in this role.
Schmid is currently serving as national trial counsel in a significant medical device mass tort litigation. She also serves as national coordinating counsel in several medical device mass tort cases. In addition to her practice, Schmid frequently writes and speaks on groundbreaking issues in the life sciences industry. She received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.
Bowman and Brooke also announced that Alana Bassin and Barry Koopmann have been elected as managing partner and co-managing partner, respectively, for the firm’s Minneapolis office.
The management board and partnership of Faegre Baker Daniels have appointed and confirmed Gina Kastel as vice chair and chief operating partner of the firm. She will succeed Tom Froehle, who will become FaegreBD’s next chair and managing partner when Andrew Humphrey reaches his term limit on March 1, 2017.
Kastel previously served as leader of the firm’s health care group and was elected to the firm’s management board in 2015. Shortly thereafter, she was appointed to the firm’s executive committee.
In other news from Faegre Isaac Hall has rejoined the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels after clerkships in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. An associate, he will practice with the business litigation group in the Minneapolis office.
Hall represents clients in complex commercial litigation, securities and financial services litigation, and insurance coverage litigation. He has experience in both state and federal court.
Additionally, Jennifer Warfield has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate on its real estate team. She will practice from the firm’s Minneapolis office.
Warfield will support the real estate practice group, representing corporations, large and small developers, retailers, financial and other institutional users, landlords and tenants in a range of real estate needs.