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ALSTON & BIRD Alston & Bird announces two additions. Dimitri Nionakis, 39, joins as a partner in the litigation and trial group and the securities litigation group. He was most recently a partner at Howrey. He received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Peggy Whitmore, 41, joins as counsel in the health care group. She was most recently senior counsel at the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
BERNABEI & KATZ Ari Wilkenfeld has been promoted to partner at Bernabei & Katz. Wilkenfeld, 34, specializes in general employment discrimination cases and restrictive employment covenants. He was previously an associate at the firm. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
BUCKLEY KOLAR T. Lane Macalester, 48, has joined Buckley Kolar as counsel. Macalester, who focuses on insurance, technology, and health care law, was formerly senior vice president and general counsel of RxHub. She graduated from Washington University-St. Louis School of Law.
CLIFFORD CHANCE Paul Frontczak, 34, has rejoined Clifford Chance as counsel in the antitrust practice. Most recently, he was a lead attorney for the Federal Trade Commission. He received his J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University.
COZEN O’CONNOR Cozen O’Connor has added three attorneys from Dilworth Paxson. Ralph De Martino, 50, has joined as a partner and vice chair of the firm’s securities offerings and regulations practice group. He focuses on corporate finance and securities as well as representing public reporting companies, broker-dealers, limited partnerships, investment companies, and investment advisers in regulatory, compliance, and litigation matters. He was previously a partner and chair of the securities practice group at Dilworth Paxson. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. F. Alec Orudjev, 31, has joined as an associate in the business law department. He was previously an associate at Dilworth Paxson. He focuses on federal securities and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and exchange listing matters. He received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. Jeffrey Rosen, 59, has joined as an of counsel in the business law department. He was previously a partner at Dilworth Paxson. He concentrates on commodities and securities regulation, litigation, and enforcement defense. He received his J.D. from Columbia University Law School.
DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH Mercedes Meyer has joined Drinker Biddle & Reath as a partner in the intellectual property practice group. She specializes in patent prosecution, patent estate development and strategy, and biotechnology issues. She was previously a partner in the biotech and interference practices at Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis [now Buchanan Ingersoll]. Meyer, 39, graduated from the University of Houston Law Center.
KELLEY DRYE & WARREN Kelley Drye & Warren has elected a new partner and special counsel. Both attorneys were previously associates with the firm and are members of the corporate practice in the firm’s D.C. office. Neil O’Donnell, 35, a partner, received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Troy Reynolds, 37, special counsel, received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
KRIEGER & ZAID Neal Puckett, 50, has joined Krieger & Zaid as an of counsel. He was previously a solo practitioner in Alexandria, Va. He received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington and his LL.M. in criminal law from the University of San Diego School of Law.
KRUPIN O’BRIEN H. Tor Christensen, 32, has joined Krupin O’Brien as an associate focusing on labor and employment law. He was previously an associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in New York. He earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law.
LATHAM & WATKINS Douglas Greenburg, 39, has joined Latham & Watkins’ D.C. office as a partner in the litigation department. He specializes in internal corporate investigations, representing clients in SEC investigations and enforcement actions, white-collar criminal defense, and business litigation. Greenburg was most recently a partner at Winston & Strawn, and from 2003-2004, he served as a counsel for the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, where he investigated the financing of al Qaeda and the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the effectiveness of U.S. efforts to identify and disrupt terrorist financing. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School.
MORGAN & FINNEGAN Kent Stevens, 46, has joined Morgan & Finnegan as a partner specializing in Section 337 intellectual property litigation before the United States International Trade Commission. He was previously a solo practitioner in D.C. He received his J.D. from Drake University Law School and his LL.M. in international and comparative law from Georgetown University Law Center.
PAUL, HASTINGS, JANOFSKY & WALKER Peter Saba has joined as an of counsel in the global projects group in the corporate department at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Saba, 44, was previously chief operating officer and general counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He specializes in international infrastructure project development and finance and international trade, investment, and finance. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
PRESTON GATES ELLIS & ROUVELAS MEEDS Richard Hanson, 63, has joined Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds as a partner focusing on government contracts, construction, and procurement policy. Hanson was most recently deputy chief trial attorney for the department of the Air Force at the Air Force Materiel Command Law Office at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. He received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.
SONNENSCHEIN NATH & ROSENTHAL Dr. Amos Loveday Jr. has joined Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal as a history and preservation specialist in the telecommunications, environmental, and public law & policy strategies practice areas. Loveday, 60, was formerly the federal preservation officer and cultural resource specialist at the Federal Communications Commission. — Hilary Lewis
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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