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BRYAN CAVE Bryan Cave has added one lawyer and promoted two in its Washington, D.C., office. Frank Gorman, 38, has joined the antitrust/U.S. trade regulation client services group as counsel. Previously he was legal adviser to J. Howard Beales III, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Former associate Heather Rheiner Badami, 33, was promoted to partner and practices in the corporate finance, securities, and transactions areas. Badami graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Former associate Phillip Quatrini, 42, was promoted to counsel. Quatrini is a member of the corporate finance and securities practice; the entrepreneurial, technology, and commercial practice; and the transactions client service groups. He received his J.D. from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Cono Namorato has been appointed director of the IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility. Namorato, 61, is in charge of enforcing professional conduct rules for practice before the IRS. He was previously a partner at Caplin & Drysdale in D.C. and graduated from Brooklyn Law School. KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART Kirkpatrick & Lockhart has added five lawyers in its D.C. office. Brian Ochs, 47, has joined as a partner. He focuses on investigations into possible securities laws violations and broker-dealer regulatory matters. Most recently he was an assistant director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Martin Teckler, 57, joins as a partner. He concentrates on Small Business Administration financing programs and secondary capital markets. He was most recently a partner at Pepper Hamilton. He graduated from George Washington University Law School. Marc Foster, 28, has joined as an associate and practices in the bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, and litigation areas. Previously he was an associate at Richards, Layton & Finger in Wilmington, Del. He graduated from Cornell Law School. Lori Galletto, 32, has joined the ERISA and investment management practices as an associate. She was most recently an attorney at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. She is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law. Anthony Pavel Jr., 28, joins the food and drug group as an associate. He was recently an associate at Arent Fox. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. MCDERMOTT, WILL & EMERY McDermott, Will & Emery has promoted 15 associates in the Washington, D.C., office to its partnership. Natalia Blinkova, 34, is in the intellectual property department and focuses on patent litigation and appellate advocacy. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Mark Churchill, 32, a member of the trial department, has experience in complex civil and criminal litigation. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Bernard Codd, 42, concentrates on patent prosecution and opinions in semiconductor technology as a member of the intellectual property department. He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Shamita Etienne, 34, is a member of the intellectual property litigation group and concentrates on patent enforcement and defense. She received her J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law. William Hagedorn, 30, is a partner in the trial department. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Christopher Ondeck, 33, concentrates on antitrust litigation, corporate merger and acquisition issues, government antitrust investigations, and antitrust compliance issues. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Paul Poirot, 33, is in the intellectual property department and focuses on patent litigation and licensing. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. Katarina Polozie, 31, is a member of the corporate department and the corporate mergers and acquisitions group. She graduated from Northwestern University School of Law. Max Reynolds, 33, is a member of the health department, where he concentrates on regulatory counseling and fraud and abuse corporate compliance. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Daryl Rice, 37, is in the regulation and government affairs department and the energy and derivatives markets group. He received his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law. Richard Rogers, 30, is in the trial department and has experience in insurance coverage, intellectual property, election law, and other matters. He graduated from Duke University School of Law. Chantel Sheaks, 32, concentrates on ERISA and employee benefit issues. Sheaks graduated from Northeastern University School of Law. James Smith, 34, is in the trial department. Smith received his J.D. from the University of North Dakota Law School. D. Sean Trainor, 31, is a member of the intellectual property department concentrating on patent litigation. Trainor graduated from George Washington University Law School. Darin Zywan, 32, focuses his practice on federal income tax issues, including tax planning for reorganizations and acquisitions. He graduated from George Mason University School of Law. MCGUIREWOODS McGuireWoods has elected one partner and added one associate in its Tysons Corner, Va., office. Ronda Brown Esaw is the new partner. Esaw, 35, works in the labor and employment department and concentrates on employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour issues. She graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law. M. Gabriela Austen, 26, has joined as an associate in the financial services department and focuses on public finance. She recently received her law degree from George Washington University Law School. NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD Elizabeth Bach, 40, has become special counsel in the operations-management division at the National Labor Relations Board. She advises the board on federal employment and labor law disputes. Previously, she was a senior attorney-adviser at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. OBER, KALER, GRIMES & SHRIVER Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver has elected four new partners in its Baltimore and D.C. offices. George Aitken, 42, practices in the estates and trusts department in the Baltimore office. He received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Harold Belkowitz, 37, works in the D.C. office and practices commercial litigation with an emphasis on creditors’ rights, financial services, and employment law. He received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law. Julie Kass, 34, practices health law in Baltimore. She concentrates on the fraud and abuse aspects of Medicare and Medicaid. Kass is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Jeffrey Regner, 36, focuses on construction and claims litigation, arbitration, and contract negotiation in Baltimore. Regner received his J.D. from the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law. O’MELVENY & MYERS O’Melveny & Myers has promoted three lawyers to partner in its D.C. office. All were previously counsel. Jonathan Hacker, 35, is a member of the litigation department and has an appellate practice. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. John Niblock, 44, is a member of the litigation department and specializes in the defense of purported class actions, mass torts, and other complex litigation. He graduated from UCLA School of Law. Gary Tell, 36, is a member of the tax department and focuses on litigation and regulatory issues involving employee benefit plans on behalf of financial institutions and large employers. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., has added five assistant U.S. attorneys. William Cowden, 41, has been assigned to the Civil Division. Most recently he was special counsel at Phillips Lytle in Buffalo. He received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Zulima Lord Espinel, 27, has been assigned to the Special Proceedings Section. Previously, Espinel was a judicial law clerk to Russell Canan, associate judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Three attorneys have been assigned to the Appellate Division: Charles Neil Floyd, 35, previously served with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a legal assistance attorney, trial counsel, and an administrative law attorney. He received his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Emily Miller, 32, earned her law degree from George Washington University Law School. Most recently she was an associate at Hogan & Hartson. Margaret Sewell, 31, was awarded her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. Most recently she was a research attorney for the International Law Institute. Before that, she served as a law clerk in the Civil Division and the Transnational/Major Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. WEBMETHODS INC. Susan Tahernia, 39, is joining Fairfax, Va.-based webMethods Inc. as vice president-legal. The former special counsel in the D.C. office of Thelen Reid & Priest focuses on labor and employment law and is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY Washington, D.C.’s Williams & Connolly has elected three associates to its partnership. William Bachman, 43, represents clients in complex litigation matters including criminal defense, commercial contract, antitrust, professional liability, and employment. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Paul Hourihan, 37, represents plaintiffs and defendants in fraud, civil rights, professional malpractice, commercial contracts, and RICO cases. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Margaret Keeley, 35, practices complex litigation including criminal defense, employment, professional liability, commercial contract, real estate, and intellectual property. Keeley received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. — 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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