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CROWELL & MORING Steven Talkovsky has joined Crowell & Moring’s government contracts group as counsel. Talkovsky arrived after 22 years with AT&T, working most recently as senior counsel for the company’s federal government business unit. Talkovsky, 52, will focus on government contract issues for clients in telecommunications, professional services, and other industries. He earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
GILBERT HEINTZ & RANDOLPH Gilbert Heintz & Randolph announced several promotions and additions. Barry Buchman was promoted from associate to partner. His work focuses on insurance coverage litigation. Buchman, 34, received his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. Richard Martindale, 35, was named partner. Formerly an associate, he focuses on insurance coverage litigation. He received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. Tina Hsu comes aboard as of counsel. She specializes in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with an emphasis on complex, multiparty insurance disputes. Hsu, 34, had been an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Stephen Raptis was named of counsel. Previously an associate, Raptis, 36, concentrates on representing Fortune 500 policyholders in complex insurance disputes pertaining to environmental contamination, toxic tort, product liability, and related claims. He earned his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law. Matthew Carluzzo joins the firm as an associate. Carluzzo, 30, is experienced in large-scale civil litigation, often involving complex multiparty or class action proceedings. Previously, he was an associate at Arnold & Porter. Carluzzo received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Weston Donehower, 33, comes to the firm as an associate. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Previously, he was an associate at Spiegel & McDiarmid. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Alyson Foster, 32, who also joins as an associate, focuses on civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She had been an associate at Bredhoff & Kaiser. Foster earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Antone Melton-Meaux returns to the firm as an associate after receiving his master’s degree in theology from Union Theological Seminary. He specializes in complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Melton-Meaux, 33, received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Elissa Tomanda has been hired as an associate. Previously, she was a clerk for Judge Ronald Castille of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Tomanda, 27, received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. Andrew Wein has also joined as an associate. Wein, 31, has litigated a variety of matters in state and federal courts. He previously was an associate at Trief & Olk. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
REED SMITH Antony Klapper has joined Reed Smith as a partner in the firm’s products liability practice. Klapper, 39, arrived from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner specializing in toxic tort and products liability litigation. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Dave Robison is the newest member of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s tax group. The former national chief of appeals at the Internal Revenue Service will be a senior adviser. During a 32-year career, Robison, 55, held several positions at the IRS, including postings in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia; as district director for the IRS International District; and in managerial roles in California, Idaho, Minnesota, Boston, and New York. Robison also served as the IRS liaison to President George W. Bush’s Advisory Panel on Tax Reform in 2005.
U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE U.S. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein announced the appointment of two assistant U.S. attorneys to the federal prosecutor’s office in Washington, D.C. Michael Atkinson, 41, was assigned to the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. After earning his law degree from Cornell Law School, Atkinson joined Winston & Strawn, focusing on white-collar criminal defense, securities fraud, and product liability. While there, Atkinson founded the firm’s criminal misdemeanor program and personally handled a number of criminal cases in D.C. Superior Court. He was named partner in 1999. In 2002, Atkinson gave up his partnership at Winston & Strawn to join the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, where he handled a variety of corporate fraud, securities fraud, and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act matters. Anne Park has been assigned to the Appellate Division. A graduate of Columbia University School of Law, Park served as a staff attorney with Children’s Rights Inc. in New York, where she worked on class actions against foster care agencies. She then clerked for Judge Stephanie Seymour of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Park joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District in 1998 and served in the Appellate Division and the Misdemeanor Domestic Violence, General Felony, and Grand Jury sections of the Superior Court Division. In 2002, Park, 34, transferred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware, where she handled gun, drug, and economic-crime cases.
WHITEFORD, TAYLOR & PRESTON Eileen Morgan Johnson has joined Whiteford, Taylor & Preston as counsel in the nonprofit organizations practice. Before coming aboard, Johnson, 49, was in-house counsel at the National Wildlife Federation for almost 20 years, the past eight of which she spent as general counsel and corporate secretary. She received her J.D. from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. — Nathan Carlile
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