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DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky has promoted three associates to partner in Washington, D.C. Eric Bensky, 33, focuses on securities litigation. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Michael Sharkey, 35, represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School. James Wines, 33, primarily practices securities litigation. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School. DYKEMA GOSSETT Dykema Gossett has added Amy Kuzila, 27, as a government relations professional in its D.C. office. Kuzila, who has experience in the energy and environment fields, assists clients with the federal budget and appropriations process. Previously, Kuzila was a legislative assistant to Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.). Kuzil received her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law. FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI Fulbright & Jaworski has promoted R. Jeffrey Layne to partner in its D.C. office. Layne, 35, concentrates on regulatory, administrative, and litigation-related health law matters. He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. JENNER & BLOCK Jenner & Block has elevated two associates to partner in its D.C. office. Katherine Fallow, 34, is a member of the appellate and Supreme Court practices, as well as the media and First Amendment and telecommunications practices. She graduated from Harvard Law School. Daniel Mach, 34, works in the appellate and Supreme Court, and media and First Amendment practices. He graduated from New York University School of Law. SONNENSCHEIN NATH & ROSENTHAL Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has added two lawyers to its D.C. office from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg. Philip Gallas, 50, is a partner in the litigation group concentrating on international trade, customs and export matters. Gallas was previously a partner in the D.C. office of Sandler, Travis. He received his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. Gregory Menegaz, 39, is of counsel in the litigation group focusing on international trade litigation and regulatory matters. Menegaz was a senior attorney at Sandler, Travis. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law. SUGHRUE MION Sughrue Mion has elected six attorneys to partnership in Washington, D.C. Kelly Hyndman, 43, focuses on the protection of computer software, including software-implemented business methods. The former associate holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Former of counsel J. Warren Lytle Jr., 43, practices patent law with an emphasis on patent litigation, client counseling, preparing and prosecuting patents, and opinion work. He is an American University Washington College of Law graduate. Carl Pellegrini, 43, is in the electrical/mechanical patent group and works on patent litigation and patentability, infringement, and validity opinions. The former associate holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Former associate Raja Saliba, 37, practices patent law, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, opinion work, litigation, and licensing as a member of the electrical/mechanical patent group. Saliba graduated from George Washington University Law School. Former associate Jeffrey Schmidt, 35, concentrates on preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to the electrical and mechanical arts, as well as opinion work. He graduated from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Former associate Lee Wright, 42, focuses on patent application and preparation, appeals, interferences, opinions, and re-examination and reissue of applications. He holds a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. — Christine Hines Please send notices of new D.C.-area 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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