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BARNES & THORNBURG Richard Boykin, former chief of staff to Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), has joined Barnes & Thornburg as a partner. Boykin, 38, also worked as chief liaison for the State of the African-American Male Initiative, a program of the Congressional Black Caucus. Boykin will lobby, offering legislative and executive representation to corporations, trade associations, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations. Boykin received his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.
CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER Tara Malloy has joined the Campaign Legal Center as an associate legal counsel. She will be working with the litigation team and has a background in election law. Malloy, 31, joins the Legal Center from the New York City Campaign Finance Board, where she was associate counsel. She obtained her J.D. from Yale Law School
ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT Alicia Kabiri, 38, has been hired by Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott as a partner in the firm’s hospitality practice. She will represent clients in the hospitality industry, focusing on management, franchising, and operations. Previously, Kabiri was an assistant general counsel for Interstate Hotels & Resorts. She received her LL.M. in securities and financial regulations from Georgetown University Law Center and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.
OFFICE OF THE MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL John Howard Jr., previously of counsel at Venable, was appointed a deputy attorney general for Maryland by Attorney General-elect Douglas Gansler. While at Venable, Howard, 43, practiced commercial litigation with a concentration in complex motions and appellate matters. Before joining the firm, Howard worked as a lead litigation attorney for Maryland and represented the state in all facets of state and federal court proceedings. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
PEPPER HAMILTON Todd Betke, 39, has joined the D.C. office of Pepper Hamilton as of counsel in the firm’s corporate and securities practice. Betke concentrates on private equity and hedge-fund formation work. He has held the role of lead counsel to fund managers and has advised clients in major transactions and corporate governance in both the U.S. and foreign markets. He joins from the D.C. office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he was a senior associate. Betke received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
ROSETTA STONE Michael Wu has joined Rosetta Stone, a language-learning company, as general counsel and will be working in its D.C. office. Before joining the company, Wu, 40, was general counsel at Teleglobe International Holdings, an international telecommunications company. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
WEIL GOTSHAL & MANGES Three attorneys were elected partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges’ D.C. office. Carrie Anderson practices in the firm’s antitrust and competition division. Previously a senior associate, Anderson, 34, represents clients in a variety of industries, including industrial products, medical supplies, and retail. She works on mergers, acquisitions, government investigations, and joint ventures. She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. P.J. Himelfarb, 41, previously was counsel to the firm and works in the public-company advisory group. She specializes in securities law. Before joining Weil, Gotshal, she was special counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Himelfarb received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Holly Loiseau practices in the firm’s complex commercial litigation, product liability, and bankruptcy litigation divisions. Previously of counsel, she has litigated international trade, false advertising, antitrust, and health care cases. Loiseau, 36, earned her J.D. from George Washington University Law School. — Attila Berry
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