Bryan Cave Attorney Elected To HeadAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association

Thursday, July 1, 2004 - 00:00



Matthew S. Dunn, an attorney with the New York office of Bryan Cave LLP, has been elected chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) New York Chapter. Mr. Dunn will be AILA's senior immigration lawyer in New York, running the chapter working with immigration, state department and labor department officials.


New York has the largest AILA chapter in the country, with more than 1,000 members. Mr. Dunn also will be a member of AILA's governing board of directors. AILA is a national organization of approximately 9,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.


Mr. Dunn has a national reputation in immigration law, especially in the areas of healthcare, finance and technology. He has been a lecturer on immigration issues for the Practising Law Institute, ILW.com, AILS's national conference and for numerous internationally prominent businesses, universities and institutions. He is an associate editor of the Occupational Guide Book Series, focused on immigration issues for nurses and allied professions.


Before joining Bryan Cave, he served as an assistant district counsel for the Immigration and naturalization Service.


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Eugene E. Murphy Jr. has joined Bryan Cave LLP as a partner in the Chicago office. He practices primarily in commercial litigation.


A trial lawyer, Mr. Murphy has extensive experience representing publicly held companies, private businesses and government entities. He has conducted and supervised corporate internal investigations for businesses ranging from Fortune 100 companies to closely held corporations and partnerships. He advises companies on establishing and implementing corporate compliance programs and frequently lectures on the topic.


Murphy joins a core group of attorneys brought on recently in Chicago to strengthen and build on Bryan Cave's presence there.Bryan Cave established its Chicago office in 2001 to better support clients there requiring legal services. A number of Bryan Cave attorneys played integral parts in the office's opening and expansion, including Partner Alan Dixon, former U.S. senator from Illinois.


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Lisa Ann Houdyshell has been named counsel at Bryan Cave. She joined the firm in 1998 and is a member of the firm's Real Estate Development, Construction & Project Finance and Banking & Business Finance Client Service groups.