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FORD & HARRISON Douglas Hall, 42, has joined Ford & Harrison as a partner. A member of the airline practice, Hall represents employers in labor and employment matters, with a primary focus on the airline industry and the Railway Labor Act. He works with employers in responding to and litigating issues surrounding union organizing drives, collective bargaining, mediation and arbitration of grievances, and efforts to reject collective bargaining agreements under bankruptcy law. Hall earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI Arif Ali, a partner with Fulbright & Jaworski who focuses on international arbitration, international dispute resolution, and private and public international law, has transferred to the firm’s Washington, D.C., office from Houston. A U.S.-trained lawyer who speaks seven languages, Ali, 41, has represented parties in arbitrations in more than 30 countries. Ali has also represented parties before intergovernmental tribunals and has worked for the United Nations Security Council and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Ali received his J.D. from New York University School of Law.
MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Gregory Fortsch has joined Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as an associate in the firm’s government and regulatory practice as well as its health care practice. Fortsch’s practice focuses on Medicare coverage and reimbursement regulatory advice and healthcare fraud and abuse. Fortsch has counseled clients involved in federal government investigations. Before joining Manatt, Fortsch, 37, spent over two years as an associate in Epstein Becker & Green’s D.C. office. He earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.
MAYER, BROWN, ROWE & MAW Former Capitol Hill staffer Andrew Shore, 34, is joining Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw as a partner in the firm’s government and global trade practice. Most recently, Shore was chief of staff to the House Republican Conference, chaired by Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio). For the past 10 years, Shore has worked on Capitol Hill; he was legislative assistant to former House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Archer (R-Texas), handling health care and trade issues, and was legislative director to former Rep. Phil Crane (R-Ill.), for whom he handled tax and trade issues. Shore received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.
NOVAK DRUCE DELUCA & QUIGG James Remenick, 50, has been hired as a partner with Novak Druce Deluca & Quigg. Remenick, previously a partner with Powell Goldstein, received his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Remenick’s practice involves all aspects of intellectual property protection and enforcement, including litigation, prosecution, licensing, opinions, consulting, and counseling. His work has included fields as wide-ranging as drug development, immunology, genomics, diagnostics, plant pharmaceuticals, organics recycling, and energy conservation.
REED SMITH Anthony DiResta has joined Reed Smith as a partner in the regulatory litigation practice. DiResta, 52, was formerly a senior counsel in the D.C. office of Fulbright & Jaworski. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, governmental investigations (principally before the Federal Trade Commission), white-collar defense, and business counseling. He earned his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law.
SPIEGEL & MCDIARMID Ruben Gomez, 30, has joined Spiegel & McDiarmid as an associate. Gomez focuses on telecommunications and energy law, assisting the firm’s local and state government and consumer clients as they develop and manage public infrastructure. He joins Spiegel after serving as a law clerk to Judge John Terry on the D.C. Court of Appeals, where he worked on a variety of civil, criminal and regulatory issues. Gomez received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
WILMERHALE Peter Neiman has come aboard WilmerHale as a partner in the firm’s litigation department. He is a member of the investigations and criminal litigation and appellate and Supreme Court practices. Previously, Neiman served for six years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of the Southern District of New York, where he focused on white-collar criminal investigations involving foreign bribery and various fraud matters, such as mail and wire, accounting, tax, securities, health care, art, and immigration. Neiman, 39, received his J.D. from New York University Law School.
WINSTON & STRAWN James Atkinson and Alexander Zakupowsky Jr., both formerly of Miller & Chevalier, joined Winston & Strawn as partners. Atkinson, 40, practices in the area of federal income taxation, with a focus on tax accounting issues. He has policy-level experience with federal tax administration, having held several senior leadership positions at the Internal Revenue Service, including assistant to the commissioner and associate chief counsel for income tax and accounting. As associate chief counsel, he oversaw an office of more than 100 attorneys and was responsible for nearly all aspects of the IRS’s development and administration of tax accounting issues. Atkinson received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. Zakupowsky, 59, who specializes in energy utility tax issues, is currently tax counsel to the Edison Electric Institute and the American Gas Association. He has served as an adviser to the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy. Zakupowsky also has an extensive tax controversy practice representing large corporations at all administrative and judicial levels. Zakupowsky earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. — Nathan Carlile
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