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DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO MORIN & OSHINSKY Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky elected four new partners and has hired an additional partner. Jeremy Cubert, 38, who is in the firm’s intellectual property group, was elected partner. He earned his J.D. at George Mason University School of Law. Maria Colsey Heard, 36, who is in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group, was elected to partner. She earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. James Martin, 41, who is also in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group, was elected to partner. Martin earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. Robert Moss, 35, who is in the litigation and dispute resolution group, was elected to partner. He graduated from the George Washington University Law School. Also, Deborah Greenspan, 50, joined the litigation and dispute resolution group as partner. Previously, she practiced at the Feinberg Group in Washington, D.C. While there, she served as deputy special master and supervising attorney for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and special settlement counsel to Dow Corning Corp. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. DORSEY & WHITNEY Justin Stiefel, 29, joined Dorsey & Whitney in the firm’s legislative group, assisting clients with legislative and administrative matters, especially in the energy and telecommunications industries. He previously worked for Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) as chief of staff from 2003 to 2004 and as campaign manager for the senator’s recent re-election campaign. He received his J.D. from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. HOLLAND & KNIGHT Holland & Knight hired a new partner and new senior counsel in its international business practice. Both will expand the firm’s regulatory and government relations practices affecting clients with interests in China. Richard “Tad” Ferris, 43, joins as a partner. Most recently, he was a partner at Beveridge & Diamond, where he helped multinational corporations and other entities develop and implement investment strategies that minimized legal and other risks in the China market. He received a J.D. and an LL.M. from Duke University School of Law. Hongjun Zhang, 39, joins as senior counsel. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he served as a director in the Legislative Office of China’s National People’s Congress, and was responsible for drafting, implementing, and enforcing a wide range of China’s environment, economic development, and investment laws and statutes. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. KELLOGG, HUBER, HANSEN, TODD, EVANS & FIGEL Bruce Ellis Fein, 29, was hired by Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel as a litigation associate. Before joining the firm, he was on active duty with the 354th Civil Affairs Brigade in Baghdad. He was also a lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he received his J.D. MAYER, BROWN, ROWE & MAW James Jochum, 39, the Bush administration’s assistant secretary of commerce for import administration, has joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw as a partner in the government and global trade group. He will focus on export controls and import administration issues, trade policy, and general public policy work. He received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL Michael Beller, 47, has been appointed senior vice president for business and legal affairs at the National Geographic Channel. He had been vice president of business and legal affairs since the channel launched in January 2001. Beller received his J.D. from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. NATIONAL LEGAL AID & DEFENDER ASSOCIATION The National Legal Aid & Defender Association selected Catherine Beane, 35, as the new director of the National Defender Leadership Institute. Beane previously served as indigent defense counsel for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She was also the associate director for the Program on Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law, where she taught as a member of the adjunct faculty. She received her J.D. from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. ROBINS, KAPLAN, MILLER & CIRESI Kenneth Freeling, 47, joins Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi as a partner in the intellectual property litigation and business litigation practices. He was formerly a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN Sutherland Asbill & Brennan elected three partners and two counsel in its D.C. office. Adam Cohen, 33, who works in the employee benefits group, was elected partner. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Michael Koffler, 33, who focuses on securities issues and the distribution of investment products by financial institutions, was elected partner. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Harry Pangas, 33, who focuses on securities law disclosure, regulatory issues, and corporate governance matters, was elected partner. He received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School. Robert Chase II, 32, who focuses his tax practice on the taxation of financial products and international tax planning, was promoted to counsel. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Ling Ling, 35, who focuses her corporate practice on mergers and acquisitions of private and public companies, was promoted to counsel. She received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. VORYS, SATER, SEYMOUR & PEASE Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease hired two associates. Joseph Mullaney, 31, joins the general litigation practice. Prior to joining Vorys, Mullaney clerked for Judge Jonathan Thacher of the Fairfax County, Va., Circuit Court. He earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. Brian Trimyer, 31, also joins the litigation group. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate at Harlee & Bald in Florida and practiced commercial litigation. He received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice has elected three partners. Ross Buntrock, 34, is a member of the telecommunications practice group in the D.C. office. He earned his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Virginia Hoptman, 48, is in the firm’s Northern Virginia office. She works in the business litigation practice group. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mark Palchick, 54, is in the firm’s D.C. office. He directs the telecommunications group. He received his J.D. from Penn State University Dickinson School of Law. � Marya Lucas 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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