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MCDERMOTT, WILL & EMERYNatalia Blinkova, 37, has rejoined McDermott, Will & Emery’s intellectual property, media, and technology practice as a partner. From 2004 to 2005, Blinkova served as the chief law clerk to Judge Paul Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Her practice emphasizes patent litigation in federal courts and the International Trade Commission, as well as appellate advocacy before the Federal Circuit. While previously with McDermott (1998-2004), she worked on appeals, analyzing legal issues, and writing briefs. She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

ALSTON & BIRD Tom Amis and Nik Patel have joined Alston & Bird’s D.C. office as partners in the leveraged capital group. Both Amis and Patel had been partners in Baker Botts’ D.C. office. Amis will serve as co-chairman of the firm’s renewable energy group. For the past 20 years he has represented international clients — both lenders and sponsors — in transactions involving electric power, oil and gas, port development, agribusiness, and cable television. Before joining Baker Botts, Amis, 50, served as senior commercial counsel at the Overseas Private Investment Corp. He earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Patel, 34, represents sponsors and lenders in project transactions in several industries, including oil and gas, power (including renewable-resource projects), and education. He counsels companies in connection with development activities, stock and asset mergers and acquisitions, joint-venture arrangements, and debt and equity offerings. In addition to practicing law, Patel is an adjunct professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

AXINN, VELTROP & HARKRIDER John Ongman has been hired by Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider as a partner in the firm’s D.C. office. He was previously with Barnes & Thornburg as of counsel. He focuses on intellectual property and regulatory issues and is a member of the biomedical practice. Ongman, 55, handles intellectual property, regulatory, and antitrust cases for industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications, information technology, and engineering. He counsels clients on patent validity and infringement issues and represents them in litigation in federal court and before the International Trade Commission. Ongman is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS Paul Igasaki has joined Equal Justice Works as deputy chief executive officer. Igasaki is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and overseeing the staff. Previously, he served as executive director of the Rights Working Group, a nationwide coalition of organizations and individuals that focuses on civil liberties. Igasaki also was vice chairman, chairman, and commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1994 until 2002, after being appointed by President Bill Clinton. Before that appointment, Igasaki, 51, was executive director of the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall).
JACKSON & CAMPBELL Two associates have joined Jackson & Campbell’s D.C. office in the real property and asset management group. Catherine Finn, 41, focuses on real estate litigation, including commercial, construction, and insurance. Before joining the firm, Finn was an associate at Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller in Michigan. Finn earned her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School. Krista Maizel has clerked at Jackson & Campbell and the Pratt Law Group. Maizel, 28, received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.
PALEY ROTHMAN J. Max Barger, 42, has accepted an associate position in Paley Rothman’s estate planning and estate and trust administration practice groups. He will focus on estate planning and financial transfers for families and business owners. Previously, Barger had a private practice in Norfolk, Va., and was an adjunct law professor at Old Dominion University and Regent University. He received his J.D. from Regent University School of Law.
ROSS, DIXON & BELL Two associates have joined the D.C. office of Ross, Dixon & Bell. Robert Duke concentrates on insurance, general liability, fidelity and surety, and associations and nonprofits. Previously an associate at Williams & Connolly, Duke, 40, also was the director of underwriting at the Surety Association of America for seven years. He earned his law degree from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Michael Kiffney, 32, focuses on commercial litigation, insurance, and government contracts. Kiffney spent three years as an associate in the McLean, Va., office of Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald and was a summer associate at Hunton & Williams. He received his J.D. from the College of William and Mary Marshall Wythe School of Law.
SPRIGGS & HOLLINGSWORTH David Taylor has joined Spriggs & Hollingsworth as a partner, concentrating on government contracts and federal claims. Taylor’s 36 years of practice experience include complex civil litigation, government contracts, construction, and international trade law. Taylor, 63, had been a partner at D.C.-based Tighe Patton Armstrong Teasdale. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. — Nathan Carlile
Please send notices of new D.C.-area hires or promotions to Nathan Carlile. Personnel notices should include new title and area of specialization, previous place of employment and title, education, and age.

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