ALSTON & BIRD

Larry Gage, 65, has joined Alston & Bird as senior counsel to its Washington office. Gage focuses on public-sector and nonprofit health law and policy. Previously, he was a partner at Ropes & Gray. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

BALLARD SPAHR

Desmond Connall Jr., 58 , has joined Ballard Spahr as a real estate partner in the Washington office. He focuses on real estate leasing and development. Previously, he was a partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School.

CAPITOL COUNSEL

De’Ana Dow, 56, has joined Capitol Counsel as general counsel. She focuses on energy and financial services issues before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Previously, she was senior vice president at Ogilvy Government Relations. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

COVINGTON AND BURLING

Nine lawyers have been promoted to partner in Covington and Burling’s Wash­ington office: Michael Fanelli, 42; Holly Fechner, 49; Jonathan Gim­blett, 47; Rukesh Korde, 44; Mark Mosier, 38; Chris Pistilli, 37; Michael Riella, 35; Simone Ross, 45; and Peter Swanson, 33. Fanelli focuses on antitrust white-collar investigations. He earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Fechner is co-chairwoman of the government affairs practice group. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Gimblett practices a combination of arbitration and antitrust law. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Korde focuses on commercial litigation and complex insurance coverage cases. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mosier focuses his practice on appellate litigation, administrative law and white-collar criminal defense. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Pistilli focuses on the defense of class actions and other complex civil matters. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Riella focuses on corporate and securities law. He received his J.D. from the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Ross focuses on white-collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations and complex civil litigation. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Swanson focuses on litigation and intellectual property. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.

DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO

J.B. Kelly, 54, has joined Dickstein Shapiro’s state attorneys general practice as a partner in the Washington office. He will focus on state attorney general-related law and policy. Previously, he served as the general counsel to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper. He received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

HOLLAND & HART

Francisco Castro, 43, has joined Holland & Hart’s Washington office as of counsel to the intellectual property practice. Castro focuses on patent prosecution and counseling. Previously, he was a partner at McAndrews, Held & Malloy. He earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

MCGUIREWOODS

D. French Slaughter III, 57, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in the firm’s Washington office. Slaughter focuses his practice on federal, state and local taxation. Previously, he was a principal at Deloitte & Touche. He received his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law.