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FISH & RICHARDSON Katherine Kelly, 30, has joined Fish & Richardson’s D.C. office as a part-time associate in the litigation group. Kelly will focus her practice on patents, intellectual property, and appellate litigation. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, Kelly served as a clerk to both Judge Haldane Mayer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge Michael Hawkins of the 9th Circuit.
MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Mark Matthews has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as a partner in the firm’s tax and litigation practice groups. Since October 2003, Matthews has served as deputy commissioner of services and enforcement for the Internal Revenue Service. He was responsible for the IRS’ four civil operating divisions, as well as the Criminal Investigation Division and the Office of Professional Responsibility. Before joining the IRS, Matthews, 47, was co-head of the global anti-money-laundering unit at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, he was chief of the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division. Matthews received his J.D. from New York University School of Law.
PATTON BOGGS DeMaurice Smith has joined Patton Boggs as a partner in the firm’s litigation practice. Smith, 42, will focus on white-collar criminal defense and high-profile tort-liability trials. He joined from the D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, where he was a partner. Smith has argued numerous cases before the D.C. Court of Appeals and has defended individuals in high-profile criminal cases and congressional investigations. He’s also represented Fortune 500 companies in both criminal and complex civil cases. Smith is the current president of the Assistant United States Attorney’s Association, and is a member of the D.C. Bar’s Board of Governors. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
SCHIFF HARDIN D. Christopher Ohly has joined Schiff Hardin as a partner in the intellectual property group in the D.C. office. He joined from Blank Rome’s D.C. office, where he was a partner. A trial attorney for more than 25 years, and a former assistant U.S. attorney, Ohly, 56, now concentrates on intellectual property, as well as complex business litigation. He has served as lead counsel in patent, trademark, securities, shareholder, and partnership derivative actions; and accounting malpractice, tax, white-collar criminal, international, and other corporate and commercial litigation. Ohly received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
STEIN, SPERLING, BENNETT, DE JONG, DRISCOLL & GREENFEIG Ronald Bolt, 31, has joined Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll & Greenfeig as an associate. He focuses on commercial contracts, acquisition agreements, employment and human resources matters, state and regulatory compliance issues, and commercial financing. Bolt received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law.
VENABLE Deborah Rochkind joined Venable as a partner in the firm’s Tysons Corner, Va., office. Rochkind, 42, was the director of real estate and records management for America Online Inc., where she oversaw all of AOL’s worldwide real estate transactions for the last six years. At AOL, Rochkind provided strategic planning and counsel for the company’s mergers and acquisitions activity, including its combination with Time Warner, as well as previous acquisitions of Netscape, Moviefone, Mapquest, and Spinner. Rochkind received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. — Nathan Carlile
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