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AKIN GUMP Kimberlee Lapiehas joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a senior attorney in the real estate practice group. Lapie, 43, was assistant general counsel for transactions at the American Red Cross. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law. CLIFFORD CHANCE Ronald Jonkers,52, has joined Clifford Chance’s D.C. office as counsel in the projects group. Most recently, Jonkers was assistant general counsel at the Overseas Private Investment Group. He is a graduate of the University of California Hastings College of Law. GARDNER CARTON & DOUGLAS Kristin Goinghas joined the bankruptcy practice in the D.C. office of Gardner Carton & Douglas as a senior associate. Going, 30, holds an L.L.M. in bankruptcy from St. John’s University and a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. KILPATRICK STOCKTON Constance Robinson,former director of operations for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, is joining the D.C. office of Kilpatrick Stockton as a partner. Robinson, 55, is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law. PRESTON GATES Former Micron Government Computer Systems General Counsel Matthew Koehljoins Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds’ government contracts group as of counsel. Koehl, 35, is a graduate of Washington & Lee Law School. SOHO RESOURCE GROUP John Hessehas been named chief legal officer and vice president of government and public affairs for Scottsdale, Ariz.-based SOHO Resource Group, a benefits management and service company. He will provide strategic, regulatory, corporate, transactional, and government relations counsel to the company in its D.C. office. Hesse, 35, is a graduate of Hofstra University Law School. U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Three new assistants have joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District. Kami Chavis,29, joins the Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Section. She was an associate with Hessel & Aluise in D.C. and an adjunct instructor at American University Washington College of Law. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School. John Einstman,33, joins the Misdemeanor Trial Section. He was with the Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch and is a graduate of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Denise Simmonds,38, joins the Appellate Division. Since 1993, Simmonds has worked in the D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as a litigation associate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. VENABLE Longtime D.C. labor lawyer and negotiator David Smithhas joined his firm Institutional Labor Advisors to Venable, where it will be known as Venable Institutional Advisors. Smith, 57, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. — Dionne McNeff 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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