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AKIN GUMP Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld announced that two lawyers in its D.C. office — Paul Mirengoff and Daniel McInnis — were elected partner. Mirengoff, 53, is a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group and litigates employment cases involving all forms of employment discrimination, with a focus on class actions. Mirengoff received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and was previously senior counsel with Akin Gump. McInnis, 35, is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group and focuses on antitrust and consumer protection matters, including investigations by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. McInnis, previously counsel at the firm, earned his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. ALSTON & BIRD Kathryn Kling was named partner in the D.C. office of Alston & Bird. Kling practices in the areas of financial services and capital markets, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings. Kling, 32, holds a law degree from Boston College Law School. ARENT FOX Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn announced one new partner in its D.C. office. Rachel Lattimore, 35, concentrates her practice on regulatory counseling and litigation. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Law. The firm also announced these elevations earlier: Holly Bastian, 37, works in estate and transfer tax planning and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Richard Berman, 32, is a member of the patent group and a graduate of George Washington University Law School. Cristina Carvalho, 38, earned her LL.B. at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and specializes in trademark law. Daniel Kirsch, 40, handles business, real estate, and financial transactions and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Melissa Lesmes, 33, is a member of the litigation group and a graduate of the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law. D. Jacques Smith, 35, works in the firm’s litigation group and graduated from Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center. Ronald Wisor Jr., 37, advises health care providers and clinical laboratories and graduated from Boston University School of Law. ARNOLD & PORTER Arnold & Porter elevated to partner four lawyers in its D.C. office. Robert Conway, 35, works in the firm’s corporate and securities practice group. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. John Freedman, 33, is a member of the litigation practice group. He earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. Carey Smith, 33, practices in the firm’s tax and real estate group. He is a graduate of Yale Law School. Jonathan Stern, 45, practices in the firm’s litigation, product liability, and white collar crime practice group. Previously of counsel, Stern holds a law degree from New York University School of Law. BAKER BOTTS Samuel Waldon, 35, was made a partner in the trial practice group of the D.C. office of Baker Botts. He focuses on commercial litigation, securities litigation, securities enforcement, and white collar criminal defense. Waldon earned his law degree at the University of Texas. BAKER & HOSTETLER Baker & Hostetler elected two new partners in its D.C. office. Darin Bartram, 33, practices in the litigation group and graduated from George Washington University Law School. Kathleen Kerrigan, 38, is a member of the federal policy practice and graduated from Notre Dame Law School. BANNER & WITCOFF Banner & Witcoff elected three new partners in its D.C. office. Susan Wolffe, 39, specializes in patent preparation and prosecution and graduated from George Mason University Law School. Ajay Pathak, 42, also works in patent law and graduated from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Lisa Hemmendinger, 47, concentrates her practice on biotechnology issues and is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. BUCHANAN INGERSOLL Buchanan Ingersoll’s D.C. office promoted Todd Harrison to shareholder. Harrison is a member of the firm’s corporate finance and technology groups. His practice includes food and drug regulation issues at the federal and state levels. Harrison, 40, earned his law degree at the University of Tulsa. CARR MALONEY James Steele, 37, was named partner at D.C.’s Carr Maloney. Steele specializes in professional malpractice, products liability, and complex torts litigation. He is a graduate of Catholic University Columbus School of Law. CHADBOURNE & PARKE Rohit Chaudhry, 34, was made partner in Chadbourne & Parke’s D.C. office. A Harvard Law School graduate, Chaudhry is a member of the firm’s project finance group. CLIFFORD CHANCE Clifford Chance named one new partner in its D.C. office. Charles Cole, 39, is a member of the banking and finance section and primarily represents commercial and investment banks, broker-dealers, and hedge funds. He is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law. COHEN, MILSTEIN, HAUSFELD & TOLL Two attorneys were made partner in D.C.’s Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll. Christine Webber, 36, is a member of the firm’s civil rights practice group and a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. Mary Strimel, 31, is a member of the antitrust practice group and a graduate of Harvard Law School. COLE, RAYWID & BRAVERMAN Geoffrey Cook, 39, has been elected partner at D.C.’s Cole, Raywid & Braverman. Cook focuses his practice in the areas of telecommunications and litigation. He earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. COLLIER SHANNON SCOTT David Yohannan, 36, was named partner in D.C.’s Collier Shannon Scott. Yohannan concentrates his practice on intellectual property law, including litigation, prosecution, and licensing matters. He earned his law degree at George Mason University School of Law. COOLEY GODWARD Cooley Godward promoted two of its Reston, Va., lawyers to partner. Allan Soobert, previously special counsel in the firm’s litigation department, specializes in intellectual property matters and has extensive experience in patent litigation and counseling. Soobert, 38, received his LL.M. in intellectual property from George Washington University Law School and his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center He also holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from George Mason University. Mark Spoto specializes in mergers and acquisitions and public and private securities offerings primarily for high-technology, communications, and emerging growth companies. Spoto, 33, earned his law degree at Georgetown University Law Center. COVINGTON & BURLING The D.C. office of Covington & Burling elected eight new partners. Georgia Kazakis, 36, and Edward Rippey, 36, work in the firm’s litigation practice. Kazakis and Rippey are both graduates of Harvard Law School. Michael Labson, 35, works in the firm’s food and drug and life sciences practices. Labson earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. Erin Egan, 33, and Jennifer Johnson, 33, practice in the technology, media, and communications group. Egan graduated from George Washington University Law School; Johnson graduated from Harvard Law School. Catherine Dargan, 32, Michael Francese, 36, and Eric Dodson Greenberg, 38, are part of the corporate, tax, and benefits practice. Dargan is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and Francese and Greenberg are both graduates of George Washington University Law School. COZEN O’CONNOR Cozen O’Connor named two new partners in its D.C. office. Robert Rathbun, 48, specializes in technology transactions and is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. William Rosen, 48, focuses on government contracts and is a graduate of Western New England College School of Law. CROWELL & MORING Crowell & Moring announced the promotion of two counsel to partner in its D.C. office. Eileen Gleimer, 45, received her law degree from Emory University School of Law. She specializes in aviation law and transactions. Ellen Steen, 36, graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She focuses her practice on environmental law. DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky elected six attorneys to partnership in its D.C. office. Jennifer Eck, 37, works in the firm’s corporate and finance group, and focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions. Eck is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. George Johnson, 60, works in the firm’s corporate and finance group, and concentrates his practice on energy and natural resources. Johnson earned his law degree at Columbia Law School. Robert Mangas, 42, works in the firm’s legislative and regulatory affairs group. His practice includes legislative activities in the areas of energy, health care, tax policy, and federal tobacco regulation. Mangas holds a law degree from Columbia Law School. Charles Miller Jr., 50, works in the firm’s litigation group. He focuses his practice on the interdisciplinary aspects of law and economics. Miller received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. Jonathan Odell, 38, works in the firm’s corporate and finance group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and project development, financing, and general corporate counseling. Odell received his law degree from the University of Miami. Michael Rustum, 39, works in the firm’s corporate and finance group, and concentrates his practice on energy and public utility law. Rustum is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. DOW, LOHNES & ALBERTSON Dow, Lohnes & Albertson elected three new partners in its D.C. office. Scott Dailard, 34, specializes in advertising, consumer trade regulation, antitrust, and unfair competition law. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. Michael Rothberg, 33, focuses his practice on media law. He earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. To-Quyen Truong, 37, specializes in communications and antitrust law. She earned her law degree at Yale Law School. FINNEGAN, HENDERSON Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner elected five new partners-four in the District, and one in the Reston, Va., office. In Washington: Smith Brittingham IV, 40, focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation. Brittingham earned his law degree at Ohio State University College of Law. Kathleen Daley, 36, practices intellectual property law, focusing primarily on trial and appellate litigation and client counseling. She is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. Anthony Gutowski, 35, focuses his practice on client counseling, patent procurement, and patent enforcement. He is also a graduate of George Washington University Law School. Christine Lehman, 32, specializes in patent litigation in district courts and at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Lehman received her law degree from New York University School of Law. In Reston: Lionel Lavenue, 36, concentrates his practice on trial litigation and the formation and management of large corporate patent portfolios. Lavenue received his law degree from American University Washington College of Law. FISH & NEAVE James Hopenfeld was promoted to partner in Fish & Neave’s D.C. office. Hopenfeld, 36, specializes in litigation, focusing primarily on trade secrets and patents. He earned his law degree at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. FOLEY & LARDNER Foley & Lardner elected four new partners in its D.C. office. George Beck, 34, is a member of the intellectual property department and a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Bryan House, 33, practices in the litigation department and graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School. Jeffrey Micklos, 34, graduated from Catholic University Columbus School of Law and works in the firm’s health care department. Alicia Batts, 36, handles commercial litigation, particularly antitrust matters, and counsels clients on all issues of unfair trade practices. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School. FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI Fulbright & Jaworski named one new partner in its D.C. office. Nancy Pell, 37, focuses on oil and gas litigation, including federal royalty disputes and land access issues. She is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law. GARDNER, CARTON & DOUGLAS Gardner, Carton & Douglas announced three new partners in its D.C. office. Mary Capizzi, 35, and Holley Lutz, 34, are members of the health law department. Capizzi is a graduate of Emory University School of Law, and Lutz is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law. Laurie Holmes, 39, works in the human resources law department and is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. GREENBERG TRAURIG There are three new shareholders in the D.C. area offices of Greenberg Traurig. Michael Smith, of the D.C. office, concentrates his practice on government affairs, emphasizing lobbying efforts relating to legislative, executive agency, and regulatory issues. Smith, 31, is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Kevin Stern, also of the D.C. office, practices commercial litigation. He focuses on the prosecution and defense of claims involving contracts, intellectual property, business and personal torts, accounting fraud, and the False Claims Act. Stern, 34, earned his law degree at University of California Hastings College of the Law. Steven Wadyka Jr., in the Tysons Corner, Va., office, focuses his practice on the prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights, representing clients from a variety of industries. Wadyka, 41, is an Emory University School of Law graduate. HARRIS, WILTSHIRE & GRANNIS D.C.’s Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis has promoted Timothy Simeone to partner. His litigation and appellate practice focuses on telecommunications and administrative law. Simeone, 34, is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. HELLER EHRMAN Paul Booth was elected partner in Heller Ehrman’s D.C. office. He is a member of the firm’s life sciences and patents and trademarks practice groups. Booth, 43, holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. HOGAN & HARTSON Ten associates in Hogan & Hartson’s D.C. area offices were elected to partner, eight in D.C. and two in Northern Virginia. In Washington: A. Cristina Arumi, 32, is a member of the firm’s tax group, and concentrates her practice on corporate and partnership taxation. Arumi received her law degree from Duke University School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. William Curtin III, 33, is a member of the international business transactions group, and concentrates on various corporate and securities matters, including international business transactions, private equity and venture capital transactions, and compliance with securities laws. Curtin earned his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. Alexander Dreier, 36, is a member of the firm’s education group, and represents educational and research institutions and the associations that represent them. Dreier is a graduate of Yale Law School. Janice Hogan, 36, is a member of the firm’s food, drug, medical device, and agriculture group. She represents medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers before the Food and Drug Administration. Hogan received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Lynda Marshall, 34, is a member of the antitrust/litigation and privacy groups. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. David Slotkin, 33, is a member of the firm’s corporate, securities, and finance group. He represents publicly and privately held companies in a broad range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity, debt, and other securities offerings. Slotkin received his law degree from Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Joy Sturm, 35, is a member of the government contracts group. Her practice centers on health care and international procurement matters. Sturm holds a law degree from George Washington University Law School. Gordon Wilson, 34, is a member of the firm’s energy; lending, bankruptcy, and creditor’s rights; and project and international finance groups. He concentrates his practice on commercial transactions, emphasizing international and domestic financing and acquisition transactions. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. In the Northern Virginia office: Michael Lorenger, 33, is a member of the labor and employment group. He focuses his practice primarily on labor and employment litigation. Lorenger earned his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. Lori Jenkins, 38, is a member of the firm’s technology law group. She advises clients on the acquisition and commercialization of technology. Jenkins received her law degree from the American University Washington College of Law. HOLLAND & KNIGHT Holland & Knight elevated six lawyers in its D.C. office and one lawyer in its Northern Virginia office to partner. In Washington: Robert Bradner, 40, specializes in health, public law, and appropriations. Bradner holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Michael Lefkowitz, 33, focuses his practice on commercial real estate. Lefkowitz is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. Douglas Patton, 62, specializes in legislative and regulatory affairs. Patton graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law. Bernard Smith, 33, specializes in timeshare and resort development. He received his law degree from George Washington University Law School. David Whitestone, 33, specializes in appropriations, transportation, and public law. Whitestone is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law. Roderic Woodson, 55, focuses his practice on administrative, regulatory, and legislative affairs. Woodson holds a law degree from the Howard University School of Law. In Northern Virginia: Jennifer Short, 32, specializes in civil, white collar, and patent litigation. Short is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. HOWREY SIMON ARNOLD & WHITE Howrey Simon Arnold & White elected seven new partners in its D.C. office. Brent Allen, 33, specializes in global litigation and insurance coverage. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School. Diane Bieri, 32, focuses her practice on antitrust. She earned her law degree at Georgetown University Law Center. Robert Cox, 37, specializes in antitrust issues. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Paul Cuomo, 32, is an antitrust specialist who earned his law degree at American University Washington College of Law. Jeffrey Lenser, 37, is a member of the firm’s global litigation practice group. He holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Matthew Moore, 34, practices with the intellectual property group. He holds a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and a LL.M. in intellectual property law from George Washington University Law School. Terry Sullivan, 41, is a member of the firm’s global litigation practice group. She earned her law degree at George Washington University Law School. HUNTON & WILLIAMS Hunton & Williams named six new partners in its D.C. area offices — five in the D.C. office and one in the McLean, Va., office. In Washington: Emerson Briggs, 35, is a member of the litigation, intellectual property, and antitrust team. He focuses his practice on all aspects of patent and trademark litigation. Briggs earned his law degree at George Washington University Law School. Robert Edwards Jr., 41, is a member of the project development, finance and leasing team. His practice includes energy and infrastructure project finance transactions, asset and stock acquisitions, and related project structuring and contract matters. He is a graduate of Stanford University Law School. Douglas Heffner, 45, is a member of the litigation, intellectual property and antitrust team. His practice focuses primarily on international trade. Heffner holds a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Audrey Louison, 44, is a member of the project development, finance, and leasing team. Her practice includes international and domestic project finance, equity investment, and asset sales and acquisitions. Louison earned her law degree at Boston College Law School. Linda Walsh, 42, is a member of the energy and telecommunications team. She focuses her practice on regulatory matters affecting electric utilities. She received her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. In McLean: Arthur Schmalz, 36, is a member of the litigation, intellectual property, and antitrust team. His practice emphasizes commercial contract and business disputes, constitutional and civil rights, education, information technologies, and appellate issues. He holds a law degree from George Mason University School of Law. JONES, DAY Three Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue attorneys were elected to partner in the firm’s D.C. office. Thomas Beck, 36, is a member of the litigation group and the labor and employment practice. His practice focuses primarily on complex labor and employment litigation. Beck is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Kristi Drefke, 34, is a member of the business practice group and the capital markets and mergers and acquisitions practices. Her practice includes public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies. Drefke is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. Jonathan Redgrave, 37, is a member of the litigation group and the product liability and regulation practice. He manages complex litigation matters and issues involving electronic document discovery. Redgrave is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. KAYE SCHOLER Kaye Scholer promoted Claudia Higgins from counsel to partner in the D.C. office. Higgins, 50, works in the firm’s antitrust, intellectual property, technology and competition, and litigation groups. She is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law. KELLER AND HECKMAN Keller and Heckman named two new partners in its D.C. office. Thomas Berger, 37, is a member of the environmental group and a graduate of George Washington University Law School. George Mickum, 47, practices in the litigation group and graduated from George Mason University School of Law. KENYON & KENYON Robert Hails was made a partner at Kenyon & Kenyon in the firm’s D.C. office. He specializes in patent matters, particularly patent enforcement and procurement. Hails, 34, earned his law degree at George Washington University Law School. KILPATRICK STOCKTON The Reston, Va., office of Kilpatrick Stockton announced that David Barger has been promoted to partner. Barger, 46, is a member of the litigation group and head of the criminal defense and special projects section. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. KING & SPALDING King & Spalding named two new partners in its D.C. office. Christina Markus, 35, is a member of the food and drug regulation practice and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Cynthia Stroman, 39, works in the environmental and environmental tort litigation section and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. KIRKLAND & ELLIS Kirkland & Ellis named five new partners in its D.C. office. Catherine Abbott, 33, is with the firm’s corporate practice group. She is a graduate of Washington University School of Law. Brant Bishop, 33, and Daniel Donovan, 31, are both in the firm’s litigation practice group. Bishop is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and Donovan is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. Christian Genetski, 32, concentrates his practice on information security, white collar crime, and intellectual property law. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School. Colin Kass, 31, focuses on antitrust, unfair competition, trade regulation, and litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART Kirkpatrick & Lockhart announced two new partners in its D.C. office. Ivan Knauer, 41, specializes in securities enforcement and litigation, including broker-dealer, arbitration, and class action defense. Knauer is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. Gregory Wright, 34, focuses his practice on insurance coverage litigation. Wright holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. KLEINFELD, KAPLAN AND BECKER Jennifer Davidson joined the ranks of partner in D.C.’s Kleinfeld, Kaplan and Becker. Davidson, 33, focuses her practice on food and drug law. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. LATHAM & WATKINS Latham & Watkins promoted three lawyers in its D.C. office to the partnership ranks. David Dantzic, 36, practices corporate law with a focus on public and private merger and acquisition transactions. Dantzic is a graduate of Harvard Law School. John Holland, 34, focuses his practice on corporate and communications law. He holds a law degree from Columbia Law School. David McPherson, 38, is a corporate and securities law specialist. McPherson graduated from Boston University School of Law. MCDERMOTT, WILL & EMERY McDermott, Will & Emery promoted five of its D.C. lawyers to partner. John Dabney, 32, is an intellectual property specialist and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Douglas Edelschick, 30, focuses his practice on trial work. He earned his law degree at Northwestern University School of Law. Catherine Krupka, 40, specializes in energy law. She holds a law degree from Boston University School of Law. Matthew White, 31, is a tax specialist and a graduate of Tulane Law School. Eric Zimmerman, 35, specializes in health law and is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law. MCGUIREWOODS McGuireWoods has made four attorneys partner in its Tysons Corner, Va., office. James Banks Jr., 44, is a member of the labor and employment department and concentrates his practice on employment litigation cases. Banks earned his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. Michael Graff Jr., 34, is a member of the financial services department and focuses his practice on tax-exempt bond financing. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Law. J.L. Novak, 34, is a member of the litigation department, and handles a broad range of litigation matters. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Law. Gregory Riegle, 37, is a member of the real estate and environmental department. He focuses on land use, zoning, and redevelopment matters. Riegle is a graduate of George Mason University Law School. MCKEE NELSON Peter Morreale was elected partner with D.C.’s McKee Nelson. Morreale, 33, concentrates his practice in the areas of securitization and structured finance, including asset-backed securities issuances and resecuritizations of financial assets. He received his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law. MILBANK, TWEED David Cohen, 34, was named partner in the D.C. office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Cohen is in the firm’s litigation department, focusing on complex commercial disputes, bankruptcy litigation, class action defense, and other disputes. Cohen received his law degree from Emory University School of Law. MILES & STOCKBRIDGE Miles & Stockbridge announced the election of one partner in its Rockville, Md., office. Rachel McGuckian, 33, works in the commercial and business litigation group. She is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Morgan, Lewis & Bockius elected two new partners in its D.C. office. John Ayanian, 34, works in the broker-dealer practice group, specializing in the regulation of broker-dealers under state and federal securities law. Ayanian is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law. Brett Miller, 37, is a member of the intellectual property group and specializes in domestic and international trademark and copyright matters. Miller graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. MORRISON & FOERSTER Oliver Ireland was promoted to partner in Morrison & Foerster’s D.C. office. Ireland works in the firm’s financial services practice group, concentrating on wholesale and retail financial transactions and systems. Ireland, 55, holds a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. NIXON PEABODY The D.C. office of Nixon Peabody elected Sarah Stone to partner in 2001. Stone, 45, specializes in affordable housing development and syndication. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. OBLON, SPIVAK Alexandria, Va.’s Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt elected four new partners. Brian Darville, 42, specializes in trademark, copyright, and Internet-related law and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. James Kelly, 33, focuses on chemical and biotechnology matters and graduated from George Washington University Law School. Andrew Ollis, 33, is a litigator and a graduate of the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Clayton Thompson II, 31, is also a litigator and a graduate of Mercer University School of Law. All four were made partner in 2001. O’MELVENY & MYERS Four attorneys were appointed to partner in the D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers. Evelyn Becker focuses her practice on employment and class action litigation. Becker, 34, is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. K. Lee Blalack is a member of the litigation department and the strategic counseling group. He represents targets of congressional and regulatory investigations. Blalack, 38, is a graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law. Brian P. Brooks practices in the areas of complex regulatory and litigation matters related to financial services. Brooks, 33, is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. Ian Simmons is a member of the antitrust practice. Simmons, 38, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe named two new partners in its D.C. office in 2001. Kyle Drefke, 32, is a member of the firm’s global energy, communications, and infrastructure department and a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law. Michael Freedman, 34, is a member of the structured finance group and graduated from American University Washington College of Law. PATTON BOGGS D.C.’s Patton Boggs elected seven new partners. David Brody, 54, concentrates his practice in the areas of administrative and regulatory law. He earned his law degree at American University Washington College of Law. Nada Culver, 35, is a public policy specialist and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Thomas Downs, 42, focuses his practice on public policy law. He earned his law degree at American University Washington College of Law. T. Michael Guiffr�, 33, specializes in litigation and government contracts. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Michael Klein, 41, is a securities litigation specialist. He earned his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. H. Jefferson LeForce, 33, is a business law specialist and a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Michael White, 41, focuses on civil litigation. He is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law. PEPPER HAMILTON O’Kelly McWilliams III was elected to partner in Pepper Hamilton’s D.C. and Tysons Corner, Va., offices. McWilliams represents large and emerging companies on a broad range of labor and employment matters. McWilliams, 34, is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law. PERKINS COIE Perkins Coie named two new partners in its D.C. office. Marc Elias, 33, is in the political law group and specializes in federal campaign finance and election law. He graduated from Duke University School of Law. Sloane Wildman, 36, is in the environment group and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. PILLSBURY WINTHROP Pillsbury Winthrop announced the promotion of three new partners in the D.C. area: Cecil Chung of the D.C. office, and Henry Daley and Blair Jacobs of the Northern Virginia office. Chung, 40, concentrates his practice on antitrust and trade regulation counseling. He is a graduate of Cornell Law School. Daley, 46, and Jacobs, 37, both focus on intellectual property issues. Daley is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, and Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law. PIPER RUDNICK Piper Rudnick named six new partners in its D.C. office, and two in its Reston, Va., office. In Washington: Lucinda Bach, formerly of counsel, is a member of the litigation group. Her practice covers both civil work and white collar crime. Bach, 47, is a graduate of Boston University School of Law. Elizabeth Dewey is a member of the litigation group and serves as the firm’s pro bono counsel. Dewey, 35, is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law. Paul Luther, formerly of counsel, works in the firm’s international commerce and litigation group. He focuses his practice on public international law and the U.S. regulation of international trade. Luther, 38, is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. William Minor works in the federal affairs and legislative group. He represents clients before Congress and the executive branch on a broad range of issues. Minor, 35, is a graduate of Columbia Law School. Clifford Stevens Jr., formerly of counsel, practices in the firm’s international commerce and litigation group. Stevens, 37, is a graduate of Columbia Law School. Celeste Wasielewski, formerly of counsel, practices in the firm’s labor and employment group. Wasielewski, 40, is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. In Reston: R. Timothy Bryan is a member of the bankruptcy and business reorganization group. His practice focuses on bankruptcy, corporate restructurings, workouts, commercial transactions, and corporate finance. Bryan, 45, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. Jason Reis practices in the corporate and securities group. He represents a broad range of clients in private offerings of equity and debt securities. Reis, 35, is a graduate of the University of Buffalo Law School. POWELL, GOLDSTEIN Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy named one new partner in its D.C. office. Stephen Smith, 33, specializes in business, commercial, and technology litigation. He is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. REED SMITH Five lawyers in the D.C. office of Reed Smith have joined the ranks of partner. Linda Baumann, Robert Clark, and Tamara Scoville are all members of the health care group. Baumann, 51, had been counsel and is a graduate of Columbia Law School. Clark, 48, had also been counsel and earned his law degree at Howard University School of Law. Scoville, 36, is a graduate of Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Edward McAndrew, 32, is in the firm’s litigation group. McAndrew is also a graduate of Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Stephen Sorett, 53, was counsel in the firm’s government contracts group. He earned his law degree at George Washington University Law School. ROBINS, KAPLAN, MILLER & CIRESI Jeffrey Downey was made a partner in the D.C. office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. Downey had been of counsel with the firm. Downey, 39, specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home and assisted living negligence and neglect. He earned his law degree at Hofstra University School of Law. ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck elected four new partners in its D.C. office. Minaski Bhatt, 39, focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. Bhatt is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. Sharon Davis, 35, specializes in patent litigation and antitrust matters. She earned her law degree at the University of Chicago Law School. Michael Sullivan, 39, is a patent attorney with a particular focus in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. He holds a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Richard Wydeven, 39, specializes in patent matters arising in the mechanical arts, as well as patent litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. SHAWPITTMAN ShawPittman promoted three lawyers in its D.C.-area offices to the ranks of partner. Lee Carter is a real estate specialist based in the D.C. office. Carter, 35, is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. Edward Grass is a litigation specialist based in the Tysons Corner, Va., office. Grass, 34, earned his law degree at George Washington University Law School. David Houston, 46, is a real estate specialist based in Tysons Corner. Houston received his law degree from George Washington University Law School. SKADDEN, ARPS Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom elected three counsel to partner in its D.C. office. Don Joaquin Frost Jr., 41, is a member of the environment section and a graduate of Duke University School of Law. Benjamin Klubes, 36, is a member of the litigation section and a Harvard Law School graduate. Ivan Schlager, 41, is a member of the legislative section and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. SONNENSCHEIN NATH & ROSENTHAL Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has named two partners in its D.C. office. Daniel Barnowski, 32, is in the litigation group and a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. Drew Marrocco, 33, handles business litigation and government contracts and is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law. STEPTOE & JOHNSON Alice Kipel and Lisa Zarlenga were promoted to partner in the D.C. office of Steptoe & Johnson. Kipel is a member of the firm’s international trade regulation practice, and specializes in trade matters affecting imports into the United States. Kipel, 45, is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Zarlenga is a member of the firm’s federal tax practice, and works primarily in the area of corporate transactions and planning. Zarlenga, 33, earned her law degree at Ohio State University College of Law. STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX D.C.’s Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox elected four of its attorneys to directorship. Patrick Garrett, 40, is a member of the electronics group. He concentrates his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, client counseling, and intellectual property licensing in the areas of electronics and bioinformatics. Garrett holds a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. Judith Kim, 38, is a member of the biotechnology/chemical group. She focuses her practice on client counseling, patent procurement, interferences, and legal opinions on biotechnology and pharmaceutical-related matters. Kim is also a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. Michael Messinger, 39 is a member of the firm’s electronics group. His practice includes counseling start-up and emerging growth companies on the creation and management of strategic intellectual property portfolios. Messinger is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Timothy Shea, 36, is also a member of the biotechnology/chemical group. His practice centers on patent procurement, legal opinion writing, technology transfer, and client counseling. Shea earned his law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law. STINSON MORRISON HECKER Stinson Morrison Hecker elected three new partners in its D.C. office. Lawrence Block, 32, is a member of the business department, specializing in bankruptcy matters, government contracts, and commercial litigation. John McCaffrey, 32, and Gregory Olaniran, 41, are members of the litigation department. McCaffrey focuses on public utility regulations and energy law, while Olaniran specializes in copyright, energy, and telecommunications law. All are graduates of George Washington University Law School. STRADLEY RONON STEVENS & YOUNG Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young elected Bibb Strench as a partner in its D.C. office. Strench, 39, is a member of the investment management group and works primarily with registered investment companies and hedge funds. Strench earned his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. SULLIVAN & WORCESTER Regina Speed-Bost, 37, was elected partner at Sullivan & Worcester in the D.C. office. Speed-Bost, who was of counsel prior to her election as partner, is a member of the energy group. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s D.C. office made Mary Thornton a partner in the business practices group. Thornton, 33, concentrates on securities regulation, mutual funds regulation, broker-dealer regulation, investment-oriented insurance products, and investment company law. She earned her law degree at the University of North Carolina School of Law. SWIDLER BERLIN SHEREFF FRIEDMAN Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman elevated seven attorneys to partner in its D.C. office. Kathy Cooper, 38, is a member of the firm’s telecommunications practice group, representing clients on federal and state regulatory matters. Cooper earned her law degree at Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Tamar Finn, 33, is a member of the telecommunications practice group, and represents telecom and information services providers. Finn is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Paul Gagnier, 34, is also a member of the firm’s telecommunications practice group. He represents various telecom providers on corporate and transactional matters. Gagnier received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. William Glew Jr., 46, concentrates his practice on the regulatory components of utility mergers. He holds a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Wendy McGraw, 32, practices in the firm’s litigation group. She represents clients in civil litigation matters. McGraw earned her law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. David Rubin, 42, works in the firm’s energy practice group, specializing in electric rate matters. Rubin holds a law degree from Boston University School of Law . Kathryn Taylor, 38, is a member of the government affairs practice group. Her practice includes antitrust matters, consumer protection issues, product liability reform, telecommunications law, and transportation policy. Taylor is a graduate of Harvard Law School. THELEN REID & PRIEST Thelen Reid & Priest elected one new partner in its D.C. office. Mary Utterback, 39, is a member of the commercial litigation section and specializes in breach of contract, construction, intellectual property, and international trade issues. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. THOMPSON HINE Julia McCalmon, 33, was elected partner in the D.C. office of Thompson Hine. McCalmon is a member of the firm’s business regulation and government affairs practice group and the leader of the customs and international trade area. McCalmon earned her law degree at Georgetown University Law Center. VAN NESS FELDMAN Van Ness Feldman elevated two D.C. of counsel to partners. Sam Kalen, 43, specializes in environmental and natural resources issues. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Law. J. Curtis Rich, 37, counsels clients on government policy issues pertaining to energy, environment, and natural resources law and Native American interests. He graduated from the University of Montana School of Law. VENABLE Three attorneys are new partners in the D.C. office of Venable. Fei-Fei Chao focuses her practice on a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark prosecution and intellectual property litigation. Chao, 47, holds a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. Michael Sartori practices intellectual property law, focusing primarily on complex electrical engineering matters. Sartori, 37, received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Jeffrey Tenenbaum represents trade and professional associations and other nonprofit organizations. Tenenbaum, 34, earned his law degree at Catholic University Columbus School of Law. VINSON & ELKINS Vinson & Elkins elected two new partners in its D.C. office. John Decker is a member of the firm’s energy practice and represents energy-related companies in regulatory and transactional matters. Decker, 33, is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Joseph Lynch is a member of the firm’s health practice and represents health care organizations in clinical and administrative transactions. Lynch, 46, is also a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. WATT, TIEDER Bennett Lee and Todd Metz became partners at Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald in the McLean, Va., office. Lee, 34, specializes in a variety of issues regarding commercial and industrial construction projects. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Metz, 36, focuses on government contracts, construction, and maritime law. Metz is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law. WHITE & CASE White & Case announced two new partners in its D.C. office in December 2001. Francis Vasquez Jr., 37, handles litigation in intellectual property, bankruptcy, antitrust, and energy-related matters, and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. George Paul, 34, specializes in antitrust issues and graduated from Harvard Law School. WILEY REIN & FIELDING Five attorneys joined the ranks of partnership in the D.C. office of Wiley Rein & Fielding. Karyn Ablin, 36, works in the firm’s intellectual property practice, representing clients on copyright, trademark, and food and drug matters. Ablin graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Evan Corcoran, 38, was promoted from of counsel. A member of the insurance, Internet and e-commerce practice, as well as the litigation practice, Corcoran represents corporations in complex commercial litigation, directs internal investigations, and represents corporate clients in government investigations. He is a Georgetown University Law Center graduate. Marisa Faunce, 32, works in the firm’s franchise and intellectual property practices, and focuses on the legal issues surrounding the sale of goods and services through franchising and other third-party distribution methods. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law Brian Nuterangelo, 34, is a member of the employment and labor and litigation practices. His practice includes a broad range of employment matters, as well as the litigation of commercial disputes. Nuterangelo earned his law degree at American University Washington College of Law. Mary Oates Walker, 35, is a member of the employment and labor, health care litigation, and privacy practices. Her practice covers a variety of labor and employment matters, including the counseling of health insurance companies on plans offered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act. Walker is a graduate of Howard University School of Law. WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY D.C.’s Williams & Connolly elected six attorneys to partnership. Gilbert Greenman, 35, represents clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including professional liability, criminal defense, RICO, and labor issues. Greenman is a Harvard Law School graduate. M. Elaine Horn, 34, focuses her practice on a broad range of civil and commercial litigation matters, including employment disputes, product liability, commercial contracts, and arbitration. She received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. J. Andrew Keyes, 33, represents clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, including criminal defense, commercial contract, professional liability, and securities cases. Keyes is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Enu Mainigi, 32, concentrates her practice on complex white collar criminal defense matters and general civil litigation. Mainigi is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Michael O’Connor, 38, is a member of the firm’s business, transactions, and tax group and concentrates his practice on individual clients, general corporate representations, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. O’Connor earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. James Tanner Jr., 34, practices corporate and sports law, focusing particularly on athlete representation. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. WILMER, CUTLER & PICKERING Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering has elected four new partners in its D.C. office. Leon Greenfield, 38, focuses his practice on antitrust and other government regulatory issues, particularly those in defense and aviation. Greenfield holds a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Franca Harris Gutierrez, 34, focuses her practice on financial institution regulatory matters, as well as transactional and counseling issues. Gutierrez is a graduate of Columbia Law School. Ronald Meltzer, 54, specializes in international trade matters, with particular focus on anti-dumping litigation and U.S. export controls and economic sanctions. Meltzer earned his law degree at State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. Karen Mincavage, 35, focuses her law practice on securities litigation, with particular emphasis on regulatory enforcement and compliance matters. Mincavage is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. WILSON SONSINI Lyle Roberts was named a partner in the Reston, Va., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Roberts, 32, received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. WINSTON & STRAWN Winston & Strawn elected two new partners based in its D.C. office. Lori Ann Bean, 33, specializes in corporate law. She is a graduate of Cornell Law School. Francisco Pavia, 38, is a government relations specialist and was previously of counsel. He holds a law degree from Harvard Law School. –Compiled by Tiffany Hamilton

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