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BAKER & HOSTETLER Baker & Hostetler has announced that two lawyers in its D.C. office have been named partner. Johnine Barnes, 33, is a member of the employment and labor group, concentrating on employment and labor law and business litigation matters. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Bruce Brown, 38, is a member of the litigation group concentrating on First Amendment and media law. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School. BAKER & MCKENZIE Baker & McKenzie announces two new hires and a promotion. George Clarke III, 33, previously a law clerk, was promoted to associate. He will continue to work in the tax practice group. He earned his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. Bernard Ham, 35, has joined the firm as an associate in its health law practice. Most recently he was with Alston & Bird. Ham received his J.D. from Seton Hall Law School. Thomas Respess III has joined the firm as an attorney/senior economist. Respess, 51, was most recently a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He graduated from George Mason University School of Law. BLACKWELL SANDERS William Demarest Jr., 57, has joined Blackwell Sanders’ corporate department as a partner. Most recently he was a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon. Demarest graduated from Boston College Law School. CHADBOURNE & PARKE Joaquin Sena, 43, has joined Chadbourne & Parke as counsel in the securities and litigation practice. Sena joins Chadbourne from the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was assistant chief litigation counsel. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Joseph West, 55, has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a partner. West will serve as co-chair of the firm’s government and commercial contracts practice group. West was formerly a senior partner at Arnold & Porter and the chair of its government contracts practice group. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. HOLLAND & KNIGHT Sophia Nelson, 35, has joined Holland & Knight as senior counsel in the public policy and regulation practice. Most recently, she was the president and chief executive officer of ALN Consulting. Nelson graduated from American University Washington College of Law. KING & SPALDING King & Spalding has announced the promotions of four senior associates to partner in the D.C. office. The promotions will take effect Jan. 1, 2005. Michael Ciatti, 34, is a member of the litigation and special matters practice groups. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mark Jensen, 31, is also a member of the litigation and special matters practice groups. He graduated from Harvard Law School. Anne Ortmans, 33, is also a member of the litigation and special matters practice groups. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Peter Todaro, 33, is a member of the litigation and antitrust practice groups. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE Stephen Sorett, 55, has joined McKenna Long & Aldridge as a partner in the government contracts practice. Most recently he was a partner at Reed Smith. Sorett received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. PATTON BOGGS Patton Boggs has announced that Ira Fishman has been named to succeed John Abernathy as chief operating officer. Fishman, 46, a partner in the firm’s public policy practice, will assume the new role on June 1. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. ROYLANCE, ABRAMS Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman has added three new associates. Martin Miller, 29, joined the electrical group. Most recently he was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Miller received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Daniel Shanley, 29, joined the mechanical practice group. Previously he was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He graduated from George Washington University Law School. Michael Stimson, 34, also joined the mechanical practice group. He was most recently an associate at Kirkland & Ellis. Stimson graduated from George Washington University Law School. WILEY REIN & FIELDING Jonathan Jacobs, 42, has joined Wiley Rein & Fielding’s insurance and litigation practices as of counsel. Most recently he was with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Jacobs received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. — Bethany Broida Please send notices of new D.C.-area hires or promotions to Bethany Broida 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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