BAKER & MCKENZIE
Jonathan Poling, 35, joins Baker & McKenzie’s Washington office as a partner in the international trade, compliance and customs practice group. He focuses on complex export control and trade-related investigations and prosecutions. Previously, Poling was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division’s counterespionage section. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
COVINGTON & BURLING
Steven Shaw, 65, joins Covington & Burling’s Washington office as senior of counsel to the government-contracts practice. He focuses on litigation, specializing in civil fraud and white-collar criminal litigation. Previously, Shaw was deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility at the Air Force. Shaw earned his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.
CROWELL & MORING
David Blair, 49, and David Fischer, 54, join Crowell & Moring as partners in the tax group. Blair focuses on tax-litigation and -controversy issues related to transfer pricing, tax issues and partnerships. Previously, Blair was a member at Miller & Chevalier. He earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School. Fischer focuses his practice on tax-controversy work. Previously, he was a partner at Cooley. He earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
KELLEY DRYE & WARREN
John Herrmann II, 43, was elected partner in the Washington office of Kelley Drye & Warren. A member of the international trade and customs practice group, Herrmann focuses on anti-dumping and countervailing duty, export control and customs issues. Previously, he was special counsel. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS
Lewis Csedrik, 38, Jeffrey Killian, 45, and Joyce Taber, 42, have been elected as partners in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ Washington office, effective October 1. Csedrik focuses his practice on litigation and investigations before the Department of Energy, and other nuclear-energy bodies. Killian focuses on securing and enforcing patent protection for inventions. Taber focuses on defending corporate clients in employment litigation. Csedrik, Killian and Taber earned their J.D.s from Vermont Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law, respectively.
Adam Hess, 47, joins Venable’s Washington office as a partner in the intellectual property practice group. Hess focuses his practice on federal court litigation and Section 337 investigations at the International Trade Commission. Previously, he was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where he served as chairman of the IP litigation practice area and managing partner of the Northern Virginia office. He earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.