ARNOLD & PORTER
Sandy Rizzo joins the firm as a partner and will focus on energy regulatory issues. Previously, she was head of the energy regulatory group at Bracewell & Giuliani. She earned her J.D. from the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
Ryan Blaney, a health care attorney, and David Heffernan, an aviation attorney, join the firm as members. Blaney previously worked at Proskauer Rose, and Heffernan was at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. Blaney earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Heffernan earned his J.D. from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
Jeffrey Neeley joins the firm as a partner in the technology, manufacturing and transportation group. Previously, he was at Barnes, Richardson & Colburn. Neeley is joined in the move by Cortney O’Toole Morgan and Michael Holton, both senior counsel. Neeley earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Morgan earned her J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Holton received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Audrey Harris joins the firm as a partner in white-collar defense and compliance. Previously, she was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
MORRIS, MANNING & MARTIN
Elizabeth Karmin and Wendelin White join the firm as partners, establishing a real estate practice group. White will chair the group and will become co-managing partner of the Washington office. Previously, Karmin was at DLA Piper and White worked at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Karmin earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School and White earned her J.D. from University of Miami School of Law. Also, James Peck joins the firm as a partner in commercial finance and real estate finance. Previously, he was a partner with Krooth & Altman. He earned his J.D. from the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law.