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ARNOLD & PORTER Arnold & Porter has made two additions, both from Patton Boggs. Daniel Kracov, 42, will join the firm as a partner and co-head of the pharmaceutical and medical device practice group. Kathleen Means, 54, will serve as a nonlawyer senior policy adviser. The two will assist clients with Food and Drug Administration approvals; government investigations; legislative strategies; health insurance benefits, coverage, and reimbursement; and pricing issues for manufacturers of biologics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Kracov received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
GREENBERG TRAURIG David Callet, 54, has joined Greenberg Traurig’s litigation practice. Previously a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Callet will specialize in large product liability, toxic tort, medical device, patent, and intellectual property litigation. He earned his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.
HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Amanda DeBusk, 49, a former Commerce Department assistant secretary for export enforcement, has joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed as a partner. DeBusk will chair the international trade practice and specialize in export controls, including administrative and criminal enforcement matters, trade litigation, and customs and trade policy. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
STRADLEY RONON STEVENS & YOUNG Gregory DiMeglio, 40, has joined Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young’s securities litigation and investment management practice groups as a partner. He was previously senior counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. DiMeglio will represent and counsel investment companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and individuals facing inquiries, investigations, and enforcement actions by the SEC. He will also conduct internal investigations designed to help companies address and prevent such agency actions. DiMeglio earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
THOMPSON HINE Charles Freed, 56, has been named partner-in-charge of Thompson Hine’s Washington, D.C., office. He began his career with the firm’s Cleveland office and moved to Washington in 1979, at the time of the firm’s merger with Caldwell & Greene. Freed has focused his practice on antitrust as a partner in the firm’s competition, antitrust, and white-collar crime practice group. He received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
THOMPSON, LOSS & JUDGE Thompson, Loss & Judge has added two litigation attorneys. Jeffrey Ward, 35, is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School and previously was of counsel at Ross, Dixon & Bell. Matthew Dendinger, 29, an associate, is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and before joining the firm was an associate with Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon.
U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Five new assistant U.S. attorneys have been appointed. Keith Becker, 26, will work in the misdemeanor trial section. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as a student attorney with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and was a member of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Following law school, Becker clerked for Judge Jon Phipps McCalla of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Sarah McClellan, 26, received her J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where she was a member of the Catholic University Law Review. She clerked for D.C. Superior Court Judge Lee Satterfield. McClellan has been assigned to the domestic violence misdemeanor unit. Courtney Spivey, 29, will serve in the misdemeanor trial section. In 2003, she moved to D.C. to begin a two-year judicial clerkship with Chief Judge Thomas Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. George Varghese, 29, worked at Allen & Co. as an investment banking analyst before earning his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He will work in the misdemeanor trial section. Melinda Williams, 26, received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and will serve in the misdemeanor trial section. While at Georgetown, Williams participated in the law school’s Criminal Justice Clinic and served on the American Criminal Law Review. She served a one-year judicial clerkship with Judge Alexander Williams Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. — Nathan Carlile
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