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Chicago, April 28, 2011

McGovern to Chair Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation Practice Group

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces the arrival of Timothy S. McGovern to the firm.
 
McGovern, who previously served as managing attorney at Snyder McGovern, LLC, is of counsel at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP. He also serves as chair of the firm’s Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation practice group.

McGovern formerly served as captain of the M/V Spirit of Chicago on Navy Pier. He is a Proctor Member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, President of the Propeller Club for the Port of Chicago, and an adjunct professor of admiralty law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

McGovern received his J.D. in 2001 from The John Marshall Law School and his B.A. in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In addition to McGovern, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP also welcomes Ian S. Botnick as an associate in the firm’s Lisle office. Botnick focuses his practice on Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy and Warranty, Consumer Remedies and Class Action Defense. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2009 and his B.A. in 2005 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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