Kevin Lipson, 58, Stefan Krantz, 46, John Lilyestrom, 51, and Christopher Schindler, 48, have rejoined Hogan Lovells’ Washington office as partners in the energy practice. Previously, they were partners at DLA Piper. Lipson earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Krantz earned his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. Lilyestrom earned his J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Schindler earned his J.D. from George Washing­ton University Law School.


James Alford, 63, has joined Locke Lord’s Washington office as partner in the firm’s energy and corporate practices. He focuses on helping U.S. and foreign private- and public-sector clients design, develop and finance energy, infrastructure and construction projects. Previously, he was a partner at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. He earned his J.D. from New England School of Law.


Mark Gitenstein, 67, has rejoined Mayer Brown’s Washington office as special counsel to the government & global trade practice. He focuses on market access for firm clients in eastern and central Europe and specializes in energy and investment banking. Previously, he was the U.S. ambassador to Romania. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.


John Russell, 38, and Erin Shoudt, 36, from SNR Denton’s Washington office have been promoted to principal in the public-policy and regulation practice and counsel to the litigation practice, respectively. Russell concentrates his practice on federal advocacy and strategic communications. Shoudt focuses on fraud and contractual disputes, health care, real property and government investigations. She earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.


Jeremy Newell, 34, and Katrina Carroll, 39, have joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s Washington office as counsel. Both are members of the financial institution group within the regulatory and government affairs department. Newell focuses on financial services regulatory matters for U.S. and foreign financial institutions. Previously, he served as counsel and regulatory policy advisor for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School. Carroll focuses on anti-money laundering and financial sanctions. Formerly, she served as assistant director for strategic policy in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Treasury Department. She earned her J.D. from George Washington University Law School.