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AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has elected four lawyers to partnership in its D.C. office. Barry Brandon, 42, is a member of the public law and policy practice. His clients include Native American tribes, which he advises on economic development, finance, land acquisition, and gaming matters. He was senior counsel at the firm and received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. Lars-Erik Hjelm, 40, focuses on customs law and policy in the firm’s international trade practice. The former senior counsel received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Matthew Rossi, 39, concentrates on complex civil litigation, including administrative enforcement actions, contract disputes, and unfair competition claims. The former counsel is a graduate of Cornell Law School. Todd Stenerson, 34, practices civil litigation. The former counsel graduated from Notre Dame Law School. ARENT FOX KINTNER PLOTKIN & KAHN Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn has added two partners and one associate in its D.C. office. Erik Cherdak, 38, has joined the intellectual property practice as a partner and concentrates on acquisition of rights, licensing, and patent litigation. Cherdak was a partner at Steptoe & Johnson and is a graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center. Joseph Rieser Jr., 56, has joined the tax practice as a partner and focuses on federal and state income taxation, including real estate and corporate matters. The former Reed Smith partner received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Julia Tierney, who turns 28 on Jan. 20, joins the food and drug practice as an associate. She was previously an associate at Buc & Beardsley and received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. ARNOLD & PORTER Arnold & Porter has elevated nine lawyers to partner and two to counsel in its D.C. office. Former associates Daniel Cantor, Jeffrey Handwerker, Leslie Jacobs, Duane Mauney, Elissa Preheim, James Rosenthal, and Darren Skinner are partners. Cantor, 33, is a member of the litigation and environmental groups. He is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law. Handwerker, 34, works for the litigation and government contracts groups. He graduated from George Washington University Law School. Jacobs, 36, is a member of the intellectual property group and graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center. Mauney, 33, focuses on litigation and product liability and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. Preheim, 32, is a member of the litigation group and received her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law. Rosenthal, 32, works for the litigation practice group. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. Skinner, 38, is a member of the corporate and securities group. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. John Barker and Robert Jones Worrall are former counsel elected to partner. Barker, 42, works for the public policy and international trade groups and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. Worrall, 40, is a member of the intellectual property and technology groups and graduated from the Franklin Pierce Law Center. Amy Rifkind, a former associate named counsel, is a member of the real estate group. Rifkind, 36, is a graduate of Yale Law School. Kevin Zambrowicz, a former associate named counsel, works in the financial services, corporate, and securities groups. Zambrowicz, 33, graduated from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. BAKER BOTTS Baker Botts has appointed three lawyers to special counsel in its D.C. office. Renu Gupta, 36, is a former associate who assists companies with the environmental review and permitting processes involved in developing national and international energy infrastructure projects. She received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. Clara Poffenberger, 39, is a former associate who primarily counsels petroleum, chemical, and power plant companies on compliance with environmental laws. She graduated from American University Washington College of Law. Wendy Warren, 37, is a former associate who represents electric industry clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. BELL, BOYD & LLOYD Bell, Boyd & Lloyd has elected two associates to membership in its D.C. office. Lawrence Prosen, 33, concentrates his practice on construction litigation and government contracts. He received his J.D. from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Michael Schrier, 35, concentrates on litigation involving employment, trade secrets, and noncompetition agreements. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has promoted Gregg Jubin to partner in its D.C. office. Jubin, 41, was formerly special counsel to the capital markets department and focuses his practice on corporate and finance transactions. Jubin graduated from Syracuse University College of Law. DUANE MORRIS Duane Morris has added Ken Keane to its D.C. telecommunications practice. Keane, 59, was a partner at the former Arter & Hadden. He represents broadcast and other wireless clients before the Federal Communications Commission and on radio spectrum policy matters. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Jonathan Cody, 29, was named legal adviser on media and broadband issues to FCC Chairman Michael Powell. Previously he was special policy adviser to Powell. Before joining the FCC, Cody was an associate at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo in Washington, D.C. He earned his J.D. from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner has elected four associates to partnership in its D.C. office. Houtan Esfahani, 39, concentrates his practice on litigation, opinion writing, client counseling, and patent prosecution for telecommunications, communications, and software clients. Esfahani received his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School. Esther Lim, 33, specializes in district court and appellate litigation involving computers, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Michael Morin, 33, focuses his practice on patent litigation in trial and appellate courts, with an expertise in medical device technology. He graduated from George Washington University Law School. Douglas Rettew, 33, focuses his practice on trademark, false advertising, and unfair competition litigation. Rettew also graduated from George Washington University Law School. GILBERT HEINTZ & RANDOLPH Gilbert Heintz & Randolph has elected its first class of partners since its 2001 inception. Former associate Jonathan Cohen, 35, specializes in the resolution of complex, multiparty disputes involving mass tort, insurance, and bankruptcy law. He received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law. Former of counsel Donna Wilson, 38, specializes in complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with an emphasis on complex, multiparty insurance disputes. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Former of counsel August Matteis, 36, specializes in civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with a focus on resolving complex insurance coverage disputes. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & GARRISON Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has elected former associate Patrick Campbell to partnership in its D.C. office. Campbell, 32, works in the communications and technology practice and received his law degree from Stanford Law School. PEPPER HAMILTON Ivan Knauer, 42, has joined Pepper Hamilton as a partner in the D.C. office. Knauer focuses his practice on securities litigation and enforcement, as well as general commercial litigation. Knauer was most recently a partner in Kirkpatrick & Lockhart’s D.C. office. He was also senior counsel for the Enforcement Division at the Securities and Exchange Commission. He graduated from New York University School of Law. WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY David Aufhauser, 53, has rejoined Williams & Connolly as counsel and will become partner in the spring of 2004. He focuses on issues of global financial integrity in the areas of finance, securities, tax, and trade. Previously, Aufhauser served as general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. WILMER, CUTLER & PICKERING Andre Owens, 40, has joined Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering as a partner in its D.C. office in the securities practice. Owens was recently a partner at Schiff Hardin & Waite and was also a counsel to then-Commissioner Steven Wallman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Owens earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School. WINSTON & STRAWN Mark de Bernardo, 50, has joined Winston & Strawn as a D.C. partner in the firm’s labor and employment relations department. De Bernardo was a senior partner at Littler Mendelson. He earned his law degree at Georgetown University Law Center. — Christine Hines Please send notices of new hires or promotions to Christine Hines 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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