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JENNER & BLOCKMichael Lowman has been hired by Jenner & Block as a partner in the firm’s securities litigation practice. Lowman arrives after serving as assistant chief litigation counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. During his five years at the SEC, Lowman, 39, worked as primary trial counsel in a variety of civil and administrative enforcement actions. He also investigated complex financial fraud cases, matters involving insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, and potential U.S. securities law violations by an offshore brokerage firm and transfer agents. Lowman twice received the Division Director Award for his work at the SEC. He received his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.

BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ J. Keith Kennedy and Lance Leggitt have joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. Kennedy, 58, rejoins Baker, Donelson as managing director of the Washington, D.C., office and senior public policy adviser after serving as the majority staff director of the Senate Committee on Appropriations from January 2005 to September 2006, under the chairmanship of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). Kennedy, who has 28 years of service in the Senate, was previously with Baker, Donelson from January 1997 until April 2003, holding the positions of senior public policy adviser and co-chairman of the public policy group. Kennedy received a master’s degree in divinity from Duke University. Leggitt joins the firm as partner and chair of the federal health policy group after more than 12 years of government and policy work at the federal and state levels. He was previously a member of President George W. Bush’s Domestic Policy Council. As the White House’s principal health policy adviser, Leggit advised the president on issues covering a broad range of federal departments and agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense. Leggitt, 39, earned his J.D. from Mercer University-Walter F. George School of Law.


HOLLAND & KNIGHT Anita Mosner has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm’s aviation practice. She previously was executive vice president of GCW Consulting, where her work included helping U.S. and foreign airlines gain access to airports as well as assisting clients in their selection of alliance partners. Mosner, 45, has also been involved in airline acquisitions, handling commercial issues and the regulatory evaluation and approval of those arrangements. She earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
RADER, FISHMAN & GRAUER Tomoko Nakajima, 35, has joined the D.C. office of Rader, Fishman & Grauer as an associate. Nakajima’s practice will focus on domestic and foreign trademark laws and patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation. She has represented numerous clients in Japanese and foreign trademark prosecution and litigation, and she established a foreign trademark department for a Tokyo law firm. Her litigation experience includes cases involving semiconductor devices, fabrication and packaging, consumer electronics, and automotive technologies. She earned her J.D. from Nihon University in Tokyo.
VENABLE William Nordwind comes aboard at Venable as a partner in the firm’s legislative and government affairs practice. He was previously counsel and policy coordinator for the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. As counsel, Nordwind assisted the subcommittee members in setting and implementing the legislative agenda, including coordinating hearings and drafting legislation for the oversight of federal agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission. Nordwind, 36, served on Capitol Hill for 15 years. He received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.
WILEY REIN & FIELDING Four attorneys have joined Wiley Rein & Fielding’s communications practice. The quartet arrives from the D.C. office of Vinson & Elkins. Henry Rivera, who joins as a partner, is an author and speaker in the communications field. A former Federal Communications Commission commissioner (1981-1985) and president of the Federal Communications Bar Association (1995-1996), he represents a wide variety of clients before the FCC, Congress, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and the White House. Rivera, 59, earned his J.D. at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Mark Lipp also joins as a partner. He focuses on advising owners and operators of television and radio stations about FCC licensing rules and regulations. Before working as a partner with Vinson, Lipp, 57, served as the chief of the allocations branch of the FCC from 1980 to 1988. He received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Edgar Class, 35, previously an associate at Vinson, joins as counsel. Class provides regulatory, business, and transactional advice on issues involving the FCC, the NTIA, and Congress. He received his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Scott Woodworth joins the firm as an associate; he was an associate with Vinson. He focuses primarily on media issues, representing clients before the FCC and other agencies. Woodworth, 30, earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. — Nathan Carlile
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