Aziz Burgy, 38, Kevin Pinkney, 39, and Amy Schoenhard, 34, have been promoted from associate to partner in the Washington office of Arent Fox. Burgy, a member of the intellectual property practice, focuses on litigation before U.S. district courts and the International Trade Commission. He earned his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Pinkney, a member of the government contractor services and commercial litigation practices, focuses on government contracting and national security aspects of business transactions. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Schoenhard, a partner in the intellectual property practice, focuses on patent litigation and prosecution, and opinion work in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health industries. She earned her J.D. from Duke Law School.
Jennifer Hackett, 39, has been promoted from associate to partner in Dickstein Shapiro's Washington office. She is a member of the antitrust and financial services section of the litigation practice and focuses on antitrust litigation and transactions. Hackett earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
SHEARMAN & STERLING
Jonathan DeFosse, 35, and Donald Lamson, 57, have been promoted from counsel to partner in Shearman & Sterling's Washington office. DeFosse is a member of the litigation practice and focuses on intellectual property litigation in the automotive, electronic and telecommunications industries. He earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Lamson is head of the firm's financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory group. He focuses on U.S. bank and derivatives regulation. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP
Ruth Kochenderfer, 43, has been promoted from of counsel to partner in Steptoe & Johnson LLP's Washington office. She is a member of the litigation department and focuses on insurance issues, including construction, products liability and environmental liability. She earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
Jon Burd, 34, Robert DeFrancesco III, 39, Claire Evans, 38, Brian Pandya, 32, and Christopher Weld, 40, have been promoted to partner at Wiley Rein. Burd, Evans, Pandya and Weld were previously associates. DeFrancesco was previously of counsel. Burd is a member of the government-contracts practice and litigates bid protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and federal agencies. He earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. DeFrancesco is a member of the international trade practice and focuses on trade matters, including anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings. He earned his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. Evans is a member of the communications, appellate and intellectual property practices. She represents clients in complex litigation and regulatory matters. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law Camden. Pandya is a member of the IP and litigation practices. He focuses on IP rights, with an emphasis on patent litigation and counseling. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Weld is a member of the international trade practice and represents clients on trade law and policy matters. He earned his J.D. from Duke Law School.