Briefcases: the law firm announces new hires

Modrall Sperling has announced three new recruits:

Abby Bannon-Schneebeck was hired by Modrall Sperling as an associate attorney. Bannon-Schneebeck focuses on employment matters, personal injury claims, product liability cases and commercial litigation. Originally from New Mexico, she received her bachelor’s degree from Trinity University, where she graduated magna cum laude. While attending law school at the University of New Mexico, Bannon-Schneebeck became a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the Women’s Law Caucus. She also received the Roehl Mock Trial Award and graduated with distinction. She has worked at various local businesses and at the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission, helping draft and pass New Mexico’s civil rights law.

Chandler Farnworth was hired by Modrall Sperling as an associate attorney. Farnworth assists clients on a range of challenges related to renewable energy projects, state and federal environmental permits, water rights and water quality issues, and jurisdictional, regulatory and legislative issues. Prior to joining Modrall Sperling, Farnworth served as a court clerk for Judge J. Miles Hanisee of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University School of Law. While in law school, she was published twice as a member of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal and served as president of Tulane Women in Law. She also gained experience as a student lawyer at the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic.

Jeremy Nickell has been hired by Modrall Sperling as an associate lawyer. Nickell focuses on issues involving real estate, taxation, business transactions and creditors’ rights. Nickell received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, summa cum laude, and his Juris Doctor from SMU Dedman School of Law, magna cum laude. Prior to attending law school, Nickell worked at Sandia National Laboratories as a financial analyst and international policy specialist. While in law school, he served as editor of the Air Law Symposium for the SMU Law Review Association. He gained experience as a court intern for Judge Brenda Rhoades, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, and as an extern for the Southwest Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission in Dallas.

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