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ALSTON & BIRD Alston & Bird has two new partners in the securities litigation group of its D.C. office. Jerry Isenberg, 56, former principal assistant director of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, most recently was at LeClair Ryan, where he was a partner. He focuses on SEC and other federal enforcement matters. Isenberg earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Lindi Beaudreault, who served as senior counsel and staff attorney in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, also joins Alston & Bird from LeClair Ryan, where she was a partner. She provides clients with compliance advice and representation in SEC and other regulatory enforcement investigations and litigation. Beaudreault, 33, received her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law.
BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE The Business Software Alliance, an organization that represents the commercial software industry, has hired Alexander Shively as director of government affairs. Shively, 39, will coordinate the BSA’s government affairs activities and will work with policy-makers, BSA members, and foreign governments on a variety of high-tech issues. He had been the legislative director for Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).
KELLER AND HECKMAN Keller and Heckman’s D.C. office has added an attorney and a biochemist to expand the firm’s pesticides and environmental practices. Telisport Putsavage, 59, specializes in environmental, pesticides, and chemical-control law. He joins as a partner from Putsavage and Wright, where he was also a partner. He has served as assistant counsel for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and as an assistant attorney general for the Maryland Department of the Environment. Putsavage earned his J.D. from Boston University. Robert Butz comes aboard the firm as a staff scientist from ChemReg International. A biochemist with more than 25 years’ pesticide-related experience, Butz, 58, earned his Ph.D. in crop science and plant biochemistry from North Carolina State University.
PALEY ROTHMAN Paley Rothman has named Arnold Sherman as a partner. Sherman, 56, joined the firm in 2001 as a counsel and is a member of the business and commercial transactions, retirement plans, employee benefits, and estate planning practice groups. He is also a past president of the Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland. Sherman received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
THE RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA The Recording Industry Association of America in Washington has hired Scott Bain as vice president of legal affairs. Previously, he was a partner at Wiley Rein & Fielding. A specialist in copyright and other intellectual property litigation, he also serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s International Intellectual Property Law Committee. Bain, 35, earned his J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.
STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox has hired an associate and a technical specialist. Michael Malek, 29, who has worked as both a hardware and a software engineer, has come aboard as an associate and will focus on preparing and prosecuting patent applications as part of Sterne, Kessler’s electronics group. He joins the firm from Science Applications International Corp., where he was a hardware engineer. Malek earned his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Mythili Nadella, 28, has joined the firm as a technical specialist after recently earning her doctorate of biophysics and biophysical chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. She will research and prepare U.S. patent applications as a member of the biotechnology/chemical group.
THELEN REID & PRIEST Thelen Reid & Priest announced that it has hired Stephen Yohay as a partner in the labor and employment group of its D.C. office. Yohay, 60, is an Occupational Safety and Health Act attorney and represents employers nationwide in OSHA inspections and citation contests, as well as industry associations in OSHA rule-making proceedings. He comes to the firm from Arent Fox. Yohay earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. — Marisa McQuilken
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