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BAILEY LAW GROUP Katherine Henry has joined the Bailey Law Group as an associate in the firm’s commercial leasing practice, after spending six years with United Technologies Corp. in East Hartford and Farmington, Conn. Henry, 28, received her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
BAKER BOTTS Sylvia James has joined Baker Botts as the firm’s diversity counsel. She will be based in the D.C. office. James, 36, will coordinate initiatives to enhance recruitment, development, and retention of attorneys from diverse backgrounds. Before joining Baker Botts, James was senior counsel in Holland & Knight’s D.C. office, specializing in corporate diversity counseling and labor and employment law. She earned her law degree from Duke University School of Law.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION Jeff Senger, 44, has been appointed deputy chief counsel of the Food and Drug Administration. He previously served as senior counsel in the Office of the Associate Attorney General at the Justice Department. Senger received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
LATHAM & WATKINS Gregory Feder has joined Latham & Watkins as of counsel in the firm’s finance practice. Feder, 36, focuses on state and federal regulatory counseling for an array of financial services firms and companies. Feder joins Latham from Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, where he was an associate in the financial regulatory practice. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.
MILLER & CHEVALIER Gregory Lynam, 33, has joined Miller & Chevalier’s tax department as a senior associate. He joins from Baker & McKenzie’s San Diego and Chicago offices, where he was an associate. Lynam concentrates his practice on international aspects of U.S. tax law, partnership issues, and transfer pricing. He also counsels clients on tax controversy matters, from audit and IRS appeals to trial and appellate review. Lynam received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.
PATTON BOGGS Jude Kearney has joined Patton Boggs as a partner. Kearney focuses on international matters involving trade and finance. Specifically, Kearney, 49, works on investment and project development opportunities in Africa that involve energy, telecommunications, infrastructure projects, and financial services. Previously, Kearney served as deputy assistant secretary for service industries and finance at the Department of Commerce. During that time he played a role in several multilateral trade negotiations, including GATT and NAFTA, and participated in bilateral market-access negotiations with Japan and China. He earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
SCHNADER HARRISON SEGAL & LEWIS John Britton, 52, was elected to managing partner of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis’ D.C. office. The current managing partner, Martin Mendelsohn, will retire at the end of December. Britton is a partner in the litigation practice and focuses on environmental and land use law. He has litigated issues under the Clean Air, Clean Water, and National Environmental Policy acts, as well as other environmental and transportation legislation, in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Britton earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Two attorneys were elected partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Mark Fitzgerald practices in the firm’s corporate and securities practice. Previously of counsel and based in the firm’s Reston, Va., office, Fitzgerald, 42, received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. His practice focuses on representing technology clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, as well as assisting clients with such matters as early-stage venture financing and complex cross-border transactions. Nicholas Porritt, 38, was previously an associate, and practices in the firm’s Reston office in the litigation section. Porritt received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Focusing on securities litigation, Porritt has defended public corporations and individuals in class actions, derivative actions, mergers and acquisitions litigation, and SEC enforcement matters. — Nathan Carlile
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