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ARNOLD & PORTER Arnold & Porter has hired a new partner, two new counsel, and two new associates in its securities enforcement practice. The group of five came from Fulbright & Jaworski. Michael Trager, 46, formerly a Fulbright partner, joins as the partner in charge of Arnold & Porter’s securities enforcement practice. Trager’s practice includes the defense of public companies, broker-dealers, other regulated entities, and individuals in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. He also handles corporate compliance and governance counseling and internal investigations. Trager earned his J.D. at Boston University School of Law. Richard Jacobson, 62, joins as counsel. He had been senior counsel at Fulbright. Jacobson graduated from the University of Southern California Law School. Charles Wenner, 58, also joins as counsel. A former of counsel at Fulbright, Wenner graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Joshua Martin, 33, joins as an associate. A former associate at Fulbright, he graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Kristina Guidi, 26, also joins as an associate. She graduated from Harvard Law School and had been an associate at Fulbright. BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ Hesketh Streeter, 54, has been hired as senior international and business strategy adviser in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz’s international practice. Previously the director of international relations at BP, Streeter has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. One of his roles will be to expand the firm’s international practice into Latin America and provide strategic business development and political risk advice to energy and oil service companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of London. BLANK ROME B. Michael Rauh, 68, has joined Blank Rome as senior counsel in the commercial litigation group. His practice focuses on business/corporate litigation strategy, alternative dispute resolution, and white collar crime. Prior to joining Blank Rome, he was a partner with Los Angeles’ Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, serving for several years as the D.C. office’s managing partner. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his LL.M. in trial advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center. HESSEL AND ALUISE Dianne Pickersgill, 38, has joined D.C.’s Hessel and Aluise as an associate. Her practice focuses on affordable housing law. She joins the firm from Tobin, O’Connor, Ewing & Richard, where she was an associate practicing real estate law. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. KING & SPALDING King & Spalding has hired a new partner and elected four associates to partner. James Griffin, 59, former deputy assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, has joined the firm as partner. Griffin joins the firm’s antitrust practice group in its D.C. office. He received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Michael Ciatti, 35, formerly an associate, is a member of the litigation and antitrust practice group. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mark Jensen, 32, formerly an associate, is a member of the litigation and special matters practice group. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Anne Ortmans, 34, formerly an associate, is a member of the litigation and special matters practice group. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Peter Todaro, 34, formerly an associate, is a member of the litigation and special matters practice group. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Michael Ruggio, 48, has joined Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as a partner in the litigation practice, focusing, among other things, on white collar and civil litigation. Prior to joining Manatt, he was a partner at Duane Morris. A former senior trial counsel in the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice, Ruggio received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. OBLON, SPIVAK, McCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt has elected three associates to partner. W. Todd Baker, 34, is a patent attorney in the firm’s interference and electrical/mechanical departments. A former patent examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Baker graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law. Thomas Fisher, 40, practices in the firm’s electrical/mechanical and litigation departments, with a particular focus on litigating complex electrical and computer software patents and drafting and prosecuting patent applications involving computer software, Internet-related technologies, and e-commerce technologies. Fisher received his law degree from George Mason University School of Law. Daniel Pereira, 36, is a patent attorney in the firm’s chemical department, with a focus on chemical and biotechnological patent prosecution. He received his law degree from George Washington University Law School and a Ph.D. in genetics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. PALEY, ROTHMAN, GOLDSTEIN, ROSENBERG, EIG & COOPER Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper has hired two partners. Arthur House, 57, whose practice areas include commercial and real estate transactions, and computer, Internet, and technology law, joins the firm from Gardner Carton & Douglas, where he was a partner in the corporate department. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Roy Niedermayer, 57, focuses on litigation including commercial transactions, business torts, real estate development, and construction, banking, corporate, and employment matters. Prior to joining the firm, he was a solo practitioner. He graduated from Harvard Law School. PATTON BOGGS Laurence Freedman, 42, has joined Patton Boggs as a partner in the health care practice in the D.C. office. He joins the firm after serving as assistant director in the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division. In his eight years as an assistant director, Freedman focused exclusively on health care fraud matters pursued under the civil False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions. Freedman is a graduate of Yale Law School. WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Eric Zagrans, 51, has joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice’s business litigation group as a partner in the D.C. office. His practice focus is complex business, securities, professional liability, products liability, antitrust, and class action litigation. Previously, he was a partner in the Zagrans Law Firm of Elyria, Ohio. He graduated from Harvard Law School. � Marya Lucas Please send notices of 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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