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ATLANTIC TITLE INSURANCE CO. Clifton Mount, 42, has joined Atlantic Title Insurance Co. and TransUnion Real Estate Services as claims counsel in Reston, Va. Mount manages all litigation for Atlantic Title and its settlement agencies. Previously, Mount was partner at Bode & Grenier in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law. BAKER BOTTS Baker Botts has added three environmental law attorneys from Kelley Drye & Warren to its Washington, D.C., office. Daniel Steinway, 53, has joined as a partner focused on advising corporations and trade organizations in civil and criminal environmental matters. Steinway graduated from George Washington University Law School. Thomas Jackson, 45, has joined as special counsel and concentrates on several aspects of environmental law practice including client counseling, permitting, litigation, and administrative hearings. Jackson earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. J. Barton Seitz, 44, has joined as special counsel and represents clients in environmental litigation and regulatory counseling. Seitz is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN Bingham McCutchen has promoted two attorneys to partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Former associate Jeffrey Himstreet, 36, is a member of the broker-dealer and securities litigation practice groups. He received his law degree from Willamette University College of Law. Mark Williams, 40, counsels clients on the regulatory aspects of energy asset and corporate transactions. The former counsel is a graduate of New York Law School. BLANK ROME Blank Rome has elected three new partners in its Washington, D.C., office. Former associate Brooke Iley, 34, counsels and litigates in her labor and employment law practice. Iley works out of the D.C. and Baltimore offices. She received her law degree from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Former senior counsel Lisa Savitt, 47, practices commercial and international litigation with an emphasis on aviation and product liability. She received her J.D. from New York Law School. Shawn Wright, 36, focuses on white collar criminal and complex civil litigation. Previously an associate, Wright graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law. BURNS, DOANE Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis has promoted three associates to partner. Susan Dadio, 36, specializes in counseling biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical clients on patent matters. Dadio graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. S. Lloyd Smith, 35, practices in the patent and trademark infringement areas, as well as in unfair competition and trademark enforcement. Smith is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Sharon Crane, 41, counsels clients in patent law, particularly in biotechnology. Crane graduated from George Washington University Law School. GARDNER CARTON & DOUGLAS Gardner Carton & Douglas has added two lawyers in D.C. Joseph Buczynski, 40, has joined as an intellectual property partner. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications, and works on technology licensing and patent portfolio analysis. Buczynski was previously a partner at Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman and graduated from George Washington University Law School. Francisca Mordi, 38, has joined as an associate in the tax department. Mordi’s practice focuses on tax issues for health care organizations, Indian tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations. Previously, Mordi was an associate at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy in D.C. She received her J.D. from New England School of Law. KILPATRICK STOCKTON Mark Levy has joined Kilpatrick Stockton as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Levy, 54, focuses on Supreme Court and appellate litigation. Previously, Levy was a Howrey Simon Arnold & White partner. He is a graduate of Yale Law School. MCDERMOTT, WILL & EMERY D. Michael Underhill, 45, has joined McDermott, Will & Emery as a partner in D.C. Underhill focuses on intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patent and trade secret matters. He was previously a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and graduated from Duke University School of Law. MCGUIREWOODS Robert Plotkin, 57, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner focused on securities enforcement matters and white collar criminal defense in Washington, D.C. Plotkin was most recently counsel at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE McKenna Long & Aldridge has elected three partners and added two environmental lawyers in its Washington, D.C., office. Frederick Anderson, 62, has joined as a partner. Anderson’s practice involves litigation, regulatory and legislative affairs, financial transactions, and corporate counseling, focusing on science, energy, natural resources, and the environment. He is a former partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He graduated from Harvard University Law School. New partner John Clerici, 33, focuses his practice on government contracts, public policy, and regulatory affairs. The former associate received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. New partner William O’Brien, 39, practices complex civil litigation and is a member of the international and litigation groups. The former associate received his J.D. from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Geraldine Edens, 52, has joined as of counsel. Her practice involves environmental litigation and regulatory matters. Edens is a former special counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. She graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. New partner Rebecca Goldman Rudich, 37, practices intellectual property focusing on patent litigation, prosecution and counseling. The former associate earned her J.D. at Franklin Pierce Law Center. PATTON BOGGS Patton Boggs has elected five former associates to its partnership in the Washington, D.C., office and one in the Northern Virginia office. Douglas Boggs, 37, concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, emerging companies, fund formation, securities, and general corporate law. He earned his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. Ugo Colella, 37, focuses on civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He received his J.D. from Tulane Law School. Beth Vella Moeller, 33, is a member of the public policy group specializing in tax law, financial services, congressional appropriations, and entertainment issues. She graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. Patrick Slevin, 42, is a member of the litigation group focusing on labor unions and criminal law. He earned his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. David Weiler, 38, is a member of the business law group focusing on international corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, and regulatory issues. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Laura Nammo, 35, is a member of the intellectual property group in the Northern Virginia office. She graduated from the George Washington University Law School. PAUL, WEISS Kenneth Gallo, 47, has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office. He is a member of the litigation department, where he focuses on antitrust and intellectual property. Previously, Gallo was a partner in the D.C. office of Clifford Chance, where he headed its domestic litigation and dispute resolution practice. He received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. PIPER RUDNICK Piper Rudnick has promoted eight associates to partner and one to of counsel in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Reston, Va. offices. Leeann Kelly-Judd, 41, concentrates on the corporate, finance, and property law areas in the Baltimore office. Kelly-Judd graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Cheryl Zak Lardieri, 35, practices commercial litigation, product liability, professional negligence, and mass tort litigation in the Baltimore office. Lardieri graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Susan Maher, 45, is of counsel in the bankruptcy and finance practice areas in the Baltimore office. She graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Hugh Marbury, 35, practices business and intellectual property litigation in Baltimore. He graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School. Sheila Stark, 39, focuses on high technology contracts and government procurement contracts in the Reston office. Stark graduated from George Washington University Law School. William Smith II, 36, manages mergers and acquisitions and negotiates corporate transactions in Reston. He is a Georgetown University Law Center graduate. F. Martin Dajani, 37, concentrates on antitrust litigation and counsels clients in antitrust and trade regulation compliance in D.C. Dajani graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law. James Pickup, 36, is a member of the government affairs practice group, working on appropriations, international affairs, and homeland security issues in D.C. Pickup graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. William Taylor IV, 36, is of counsel in the business and technology, and corporate and securities practice areas in the Baltimore office. He attended the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law. POWELL, GOLDSTEIN John Chiu, 42, has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy as of counsel in the international business and trade practice group. Chiu focuses on international trade litigation, trade policy, and international transactions and investments. He holds a J.D. from Tulane Law School. SCHIFF HARDIN Schiff Hardin elected Laura Pruitt to partnership in its D.C. office. Pruitt, 41, concentrates on securities and futures market regulation. The former of counsel graduated from Columbia University Law School. SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO. Angela Williams, 40, former counsel in Bryan Cave’s Washington, D.C., office, is joining Sears Roebuck and Co. in Chicago as vice president and deputy general counsel. She will concentrate on corporate compliance issues and litigation. Williams attended the University of Texas School of Law. VWENABLE Venable has added two attorneys to its Washington, D.C., office. James Rogan, 46, has rejoined Venable in its D.C. office as a partner in the legislative group. Most recently, he was undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He earned his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. Wayne Paugh, 34, joins as a senior legislative counsel. Paugh advises clients on legislative and government relations issues with an emphasis on intellectual property. Most recently he was chief of staff at the PTO. Paugh graduated 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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