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COLLIER SHANNON SCOTT Two partners were announced at Collier Shannon Scott. David Ervin, 38, has worked in the firm’s intellectual property and advertising and marketing practices for more than five years. He focuses on the interplay between intellectual property and advertising. Ervin received his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. Joel Hewer joined the firm’s advertising and marketing practice from America Online Inc., where he specialized in payment and billing services. Hewer, 42, earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law.
DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH Debra Patalkis, 44, has accepted a position at Drinker Biddle & Reath as a partner in the firm’s securities and corporate governance litigation practice. Patalkis previously worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission, where she served as assistant chief litigation counsel in the division of enforcement. While at the SEC, Patalkis was responsible for enforcement actions brought by the commission in federal and administrative courts, including cases involving financial fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, Ponzi schemes, and unregistered offerings. She received her J.D. from New York Law School.
GREENBERG TRAURIG Carolyn Fanaroff has joined Greenberg Traurig’s tax practice as a partner, specializing in transfer pricing. Before coming to the firm, Fanaroff, 40, served in the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel. As a team leader in the Advance Pricing Agreement Program, she led the negotiation of unilateral and bilateral advance pricing agreements. She earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.
KAYE SCHOLER Two attorneys were promoted at Kaye Scholer. Farhad Jalinous, 39, was made a partner in the foreign investment practice. He represents foreign clients and their domestic affiliates, advising them of regulatory aspects when investing in the United States. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Douglas Tucker was promoted to counsel in the litigation department. He has experience in appellate, financial institution, and general litigation. Tucker, 39, received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
MCGUIREWOODS Donald Willis, 38, has come aboard the Tysons Corner, Va., office of McGuireWoods as an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation department. He will focus his practice on complex commercial litigation. Previously, Willis was a law clerk to 3rd Circuit Appeals Court Judge Jane Roth. He received his law degree from Villanova University School of Law.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MILITARY JUSTICE Kathleen Duignan is now the executive director of the National Institute of Military Justice. An independent, nonprofit corporation, the NIMJ was founded to promote the fair administration of military justice and to educate the public, the press, and Congress about the military justice system. The organization recently affiliated with American University Washington College of Law. Duignan, 38, earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
TROUTMAN SANDERS Three associates have been added to Troutman Sanders’ Tysons Corner, Va., office. Kristopher Henman, 29, joined the firm’s lending and structured finance practice group. He represents clients in a broad range of sophisticated lending and financing transactions. Henman earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. Kimberly Ziegler, 26, has come aboard the firm’s real estate finance practice, where she represents lenders and developers in a range of real estate transactions and developments, including construction and acquisition loans, mezzanine financing, workouts, and foreclosures. Ziegler earned her J.D. from William & Mary School of Law. Elizabeth Billingsley joined the firm’s litigation group. The practice specializes in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and consumer finance, intellectual property, local government, product liability, and banking litigation. Billingsley, 27, received her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.
WILEY REIN & FIELDING Wiley Rein & Fielding has six new partners. Thomas Antonucci, 33, is a member of the firm’s business and finance and communications and election law practices, specializing in negotiations of communications transactions and agreements. Since joining the firm as an associate, he has represented clients in acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, and joint ventures. Antonucci received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. John Cole joined the firm’s insurance practice as of counsel in 2002. Cole, 56, assists insurers on litigation, regulatory and government affairs matters, and management consultation. He received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Karalee Morell, 32, began her legal career as an associate in the firm’s insurance and litigation practices. Her work includes representing insurers in claims for coverage in the pharmaceutical, asbestos, bankruptcy, business interruption, technology, product liability, construction defects, and environmental areas. Morell received her J.D. from Cornell Law School. Daniel Pickard was previously of counsel to the firm’s international trade practice. He represents client interests in a variety of international trade matters, including trade-remedy actions, export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Foreign Agent Registration Act, customs regulations, and anti-boycott compliance. Pickard, 38, earned his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. Benjamin Reed, 32, started his career in the law as an associate at the firm. He is a member of the franchise, litigation, food and drug, and product safety and intellectual property practices. Reed received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Kathryn Todd, 30, is a member of the firm’s communications, appellate, and litigation practices. Todd represents clients in federal and state courts on a variety of matters, including First Amendment and commercial-speech issues. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. — Nathan Carlile
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