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ARNOLD & PORTER Brian McCormally, 48, formerly the director of the enforcement and compliance division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), is joining Arnold & Porter as a partner in the firm’s financial services practice. McCormally has been at the OCC since 1995 and has more than 20 years of experience in senior positions with the OCC and the Office of Thrift Supervision. He worked on bank and thrift operations, corporate structures and activities, lending and marketing practices, and corporate-governance issues. He received his J.D. from the University of Kansas Law School.
CAPLIN & DRYSDALE Cono Namorato has rejoined Caplin & Drysdale as a partner after serving the last two years as director of the Office of Professional Responsibility for the Internal Revenue Service. During that time, Namorato, 64, was a senior adviser to the IRS commissioner on complex enforcement issues. Namorato’s legal experience has been wide-ranging. For more than two decades, he has represented both corporations and individuals, including corporate executives and senior public officials, in potential or ongoing criminal tax investigations, sensitive civil IRS examinations, and complex voluntary disclosures. The companies he’s counseled include Fortune 500 corporations and worldwide professional firms. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
DECHERT Thomas Friedmann has been hired as a partner in Dechert’s corporate and securities practice. Previously, Friedmann was a partner at Shearman & Sterling. He represents issuers and investment banks in a full range of public and private securities transactions, including common stock, high-yield and investment-grade debt, and convertible securities. In addition, he counsels clients in the financial services, technology, chemical, and manufacturing industries on corporate governance and general corporate matters. Friedmann, 43, received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION Cynthia Lewis, 49, has joined the National Wildlife Federation as senior vice president and general counsel. She was previously with the Volunteers of America as vice president and general counsel. In addition to handling standard in-house duties, Lewis oversees publishing and copyright issues and environmental litigation. She received her J.D. from Yale College of Law.
SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Five attorneys at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom were elevated to partner. Gary DiBianco represents an array of clients in civil and criminal government investigations and complex civil litigation. His practice focuses primarily on securities fraud and government contracting matters under federal and state securities laws. Prior to joining the firm, DiBianco, 38, was with the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice and was detailed as a special assistant U.S. attorney to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Ki Hong practices in the political law section and advises clients on government affairs at the federal and state levels, including campaign finance, ethics, conflict of interest, and lobbying laws. Clients include campaigns, party committees, and corporations that maintain political action committees or governmental affairs departments. Hong, 39, received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Jessica Hough, 35, practices in the tax department and represents clients on a wide range of tax matters, primarily concentrating on mergers, acquisitions, and divestiture transactions, including spin-offs, debt and equity offerings, corporate restructurings, and joint ventures. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Jeremy London, 34, focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate issues. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Jennifer Spaziano, 34, represents a variety of clients in civil litigation — primarily involving securities law — in federal and state courts throughout the country. She earned her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.
SONNENSCHEIN NATH & ROSENTHAL Elizabeth Hack and Marci Levine have been elected to partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Hack practices in the litigation and business regulation practice, specializing in complex civil litigation involving health care fraud and abuse and civil rights discrimination. She represents clients in the pharmaceutical and health industries in federal and state court. She also focuses on compliance matters involving government drug-price reporting, FDA drug importation, and U.S. customs fraud and abuse. Hack, 42, earned her J.D. at George Washington University Law School. Levine is a member of Sonnenschein’s health care group and focuses her practice on corporate and transactional matters. She has extensive experience representing a broad range of health care organizations, including hospitals and health systems, physician practices, managed care organizations, group purchasing organizations, trade associations, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Levine, 35, also provides counsel to private equity firms, venture capitalists, and other organizations in the financial services sector. She earned her J.D. from George Washington University Law School. — Nathan Carlile
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