AHFI Adds New Partner and Three Others To Firm

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing (AHFI) is pleased to announce that John-Anderson L. Meyer has been elected a Stockholder/Director effective immediately. Additionally, the firm added Sarah Chadwick Cocke as Of Counsel, Timothy Partelow as Associate, and Keali’i Lopez as Director of Government Relations.

Meyer’s law practice focuses in the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury defense, insurance defense, healthcare, medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice, and constitutional and civil rights litigation. He has been an Of Counsel attorney at AHFI since 2013, and prior to that, he was a partner at the law firm Robbins Meyer Rufo.

“Anderson is a highly respected, smart, hard-working, and effective attorney,” said AHFI Managing Director William Hunt. “He is known as a tenacious fighter on behalf of his clients, and he has helped them prevail in numerous cases. We are happy to add him to our leadership team.”

John-Anderson L. Meyer practices in the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury defense, insurance defense, healthcare, medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice, and constitutional and civil rights litigation. He advises and represents hospitals, medical centers, and healthcare systems statewide on medical staff issues, including credentialing, fair process hearings, medical staff bylaws, peer review practices, and root cause analyses. He has represented multiple Hawai`i-licensed healthcare professionals in investigations and proceedings before the State of Hawai`i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), and represents healthcare clients in both administrative matters and in litigation.

Meyer has lectured on appellate advocacy at the William S. Richardson School of Law, his alma mater, since 2009. He has also worked with the University of Hawai`i Elder Law Program (UHELP), educating Hawaii’s kupuna with respect to advanced directives and end of life decision making, and he serves on the panel of court-appointed arbitrators for the Hawai`i Court Annexed Arbitration Program.

Sarah Chadwick Cocke is an Of Counsel attorney with a focus on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and general corporate law. Prior to joining Alston Hunt, Sarah was Assistant General Counsel at The PFM Group, a group of SEC-registered financial and investment advisory businesses serving state and local governments and non-profit organizations nationwide. Prior to that, she was an attorney at law firms in Philadelphia and Houston where she represented publicly held and privately owned businesses in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt securities offerings, financings and commercial transactions.

Timothy Partelow joined the firm as an Associate. He recently clerked for the Honorable Judge Alexa D.M. Fujise at the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Prior to his clerkship, he was an English editor and translator for DeBund Law Offices IP law blog in Shanghai, China. Additionally, he worked with Professor Ronald Brown at the William S. Richardson School of Law as a research assistant where his most recent articles focused on Chinese labor and arbitration law. Tim graduated with a Juris Doctor and Asia-Pacific Legal Studies certificate from the William S. Richardson School of Law. He has provided legal translations for a number of entities both in the United States and Mainland China in the areas of intellectual property and land title law. Tim is professionally fluent in Mandarin Chinese and able to serve clients in both Chinese and English.

Keali’i Lopez serves as the Director of Government Relations for AHFI. Prior to joining the firm, she was the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Immediately before her appointment as director, she was serving as President and CEO of Olelo Community Media where she oversaw the expansion of community media centers to seven public schools. She also worked in the Distance Education Program at Kamehameha Schools and with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission in the development of a statewide telecommunications infrastructure. Keali’i is a graduate of Kaiser High School and holds a B.S. in communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.