From the 2006 News Archive
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Dean Rothenberg, Five Alumnae Named Among "Maryland's Top 100 Women"

School of Law Dean Karen Rothenberg, the Marjorie Cook Professor of Law, and five alumnae have been selected for inclusion in "Maryland's Top 100 Women" for 2006 by The Daily Record. Joining Dean Rothenberg on this year’s list are:

Dorothy Lennig ’87
Lennig supervises approximately 20 people as director of the House of Ruth's Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. In addition to a shelter and a hotline, her organization also provides information, referrals and representation as well as assistance with protective orders and protective custody. Lennig serves on the Maryland State Bar Association's Family Law Section Council and sits on the Judicial Conference Subcommittee for Custody and Domestic Violence Issues.

Natalie Magdeburger ’87
Magdeburger is a Partner in Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s Professional Litigation section. She is a member of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland and a member of the Bel Air Parks and Recreation Board of Directors. Ms. Magdeburger has served and continues to serve as a coach/mentor and program director of a number of youth athletic programs in the Harford County area including girls’ lacrosse and field hockey. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Defense Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.

Vicki Margolis ’89
Margolis is chair of Venable’s Patent Litigation Group. Ms. Margolis’ practice focuses on patent and trademark litigation for a broad spectrum of clients including global pharmaceutical companies, national financial services firms, consumer products companies, and a national sports team. Ms. Margolis’ experience includes substantial work enforcing multi-national patent portfolios, knowledge of U.S. and European Patent Office practice, and facility with a wide range of technologies.

Elise Morris ’92
Morris is a Partner in Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's business litigation group. She has handled a variety of complex business litigation cases, and has represented clients in accounting malpractice cases, in cases involving antitrust, environmental, securities, ERISA and intellectual property matters, in claims against corporate directors and officers, and in insurance coverage disputes. A 2004 graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s LEADERship Program, Morris is a member of Network 2000, serves on the Advisory Board of CHANAM, is Co-Founder of the Attorneys’ Council - Baltimore Chapter of Hadassah, and is a Past President and Board Member of the Maryland Artists Equity Foundation and Board member of the Jewish National Fund. Ms. Morris is Co-Chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee, and has served on its Executive Committee and Associates Committee.

Tracey Cohen Paliath ’98
Paliath is Assistant Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. She also serves as President of the School of Law’s Alumni Association.


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