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AKIN GUMP Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s D.C. office has brought on two new attorneys. Jeffrey Kehne,45, joins the firm’s litigation practice as senior counsel and will concentrate on complex civil and appellate litigation. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Kehne served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. Kehne earned his law degree at Yale Law School. James Black,36, joins the firm as an associate in the corporate and securities practice group. He was most recently an associate at Clifford Chance, where his practice emphasized domestic and international corporate transactions. Black holds a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. HEALY & DUKE Thomas Healyand Kevin Dukehave announced the formation of the new D.C. law firm of Healy & Duke. The firm’s practice focuses on regulatory matters, legislative affairs, and business operations and transactions. Healy, 41, most recently served as the senior executive at Qorvis Communications and was a congressional aide to then-Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.). He is a graduate of the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law. Duke, 40, previously served as an assistant general counsel at America Online Inc. He is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law. KMZ ROSENMAN The D.C. office of Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman recently announced the addition of Robert Hahlas special counsel. Hahl, a registered patent attorney, joins the firm’s intellectual property practice, where he will concentrate on intellectual property and chemistry patent prosecution, interferences, licensing, and litigation in the life sciences and in relation to pharmaceuticals, polymers, catalysts, and biotechnology. He joins KMZ Rosenman from Pillsbury Winthrop. Hahl, 45, received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Harvard University and a law degree from George Washington University Law School. MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has added Bruce Wolffto its D.C. and New York offices as of counsel. Wolff’s practice focuses on health care transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, managed care, nonprofit institutions and regulatory matters, public policy, and strategic planning. Before joining the firm, Wolff served as of counsel to the health practice group in Hogan & Hartson’s D.C. office. Wolff, 60, earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. PATTON BOGGS M. Todd Tutenhas joined the D.C. office of Patton Boggs as a policy adviser to the firm’s public policy practice. Tuten, 36, is former chief of staff and counsel to Rep. Michael Bilirakis (R-Fla.) and joins the firm from the D.C. office of the American Academy of Actuaries, where he served as director of public policy. Tuten received his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. SHAW PITTMAN Daniel Aronowitzhas joined Shaw Pittman as a partner in the firm’s national insurance practice. Aronowitz focuses on insurance coverage litigation, counseling, and the management of high-exposure claims on behalf of directors and officers and professional liability insurance companies. Prior to joining Shaw Pittman, Aronowitz was a partner at D.C.’s Ross, Dixon & Bell. Aronowitz, 35, earned his law degree at Vanderbilt School of Law. SKADDEN, ARPS Three attorneys have been promoted to partner in the D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Marc Gerber,36, is a member of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. He was previously an associate with the firm, and is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Armando Gomez,33, is a member of the firm’s tax practice. He was also an associate with the firm and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Charles Walker,45, is a member of the firm’s SEC/enforcement practice. He formerly served as counsel and earned his law degree at New York University School of Law. WILEY REIN & FIELDING Two new attorneys have joined the D.C. office of Wiley Rein & Fielding. Kristin Yohannan,former associate solicitor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, joins the firm’s intellectual property and appellate practices as of counsel. Yohannan, 36, is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. Cynthia Andreason,formerly with the D.C. office of LeBeouf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, joins the firm’s insurance practice as a partner. Andreason, 49, received her law degree from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. — Tiffany Hamilton Please send notices of new hires or promotions to Eva Rodriguez at [email protected]. Personnel notices should include new title and area of specialization, previous place of employment and title, education, and age.

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