Thompson Hine Announces Leadership Change For Atlanta Office

ATLANTA - Russell Rogers, a partner in Thompson Hine LLP's Business Litigation and Product Liability Litigation practice groups, assumed leadership of the firm's Atlanta office effective Dec. 1. Rogers replaced Walt Addison Linscott, who will assume the role of general counsel and corporate secretary of Carestream, a global medical device company.

Rogers focuses his practice on insurance coverage and secured lending litigation and product liability defense. He has held a variety of leadership positions at the firm and is active in the local community.

Linscott, who practiced in the firm's Cleveland office before joining Solvay Pharmaceuticals as general counsel and corporate secretary, returned to Thompson Hine as the partner-in-charge of the Atlanta office to spearhead the firm's expansion in the Southeast region. Under Linscott's leadership, the Atlanta office has grown to encompass a broad base of experience, including Corporate and Finance, Business and Product Liability Litigation, Intellectual Property, Environmental, Real Estate, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, and Business Restructuring, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy. More recently, the firm has added lateral partners in areas including Environmental, Business Restructuring and Corporate to serve an increasing number of clients in Atlanta.

With the approaching first quarter 2011 move of Thompson Hine's office to larger space in Buckhead, Rogers will continue to focus on expanding the office to serve the needs of the firm's local and national client base.

Established in 1911, Thompson Hine has approximately 400 lawyers in offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit