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DLA PIPER Alan Granwell has joined DLA Piper as a partner in the firm’s tax practice. Granwell, 63, advises national and international groups as well as individual investors on international tax matters and regularly represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Treasury Department. Previously, he was a partner at Ivins, Phillips & Barker. He earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his LL.M. from both Boston University School of Law and New York University School of Law.
FOLEY HOAG Two counsel were elected partner at Foley Hoag. Paul Kim advises clients on legislative and regulatory matters involving food, drug, and device law; Medicare and Medicaid coverage; and clinical research. Before joining the firm in 2003, Kim, 39, was the deputy staff director for health policy in the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee under Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Daniel Feldman, 39, practices in the firm’s corporate social responsibility division. Feldman represents and counsels corporations, governmental organizations, and nations on risk-management issues. He has held several positions in government, including counsel to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee under Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.). Before joining the firm in 2002, he was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Feldman received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
GRAY PLANT MOOTY Stephen Vaughan was elected partner at Gray Plant Mooty. Vaughan, 33, represents clients in business litigation, trademark disputes, intellectual property rights, health-care fraud, and government investigations. Before joining Gray Plant last year, he was an associate at Schmeltzer, Aptaker & Shepard. He earned his J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
HOLLAND & KNIGHT Four associates were elected partner and one attorney has joined as partner at Holland & Knight. Mark Baker, 46, has joined the firm’s Northern Virginia office. Baker, a labor and employment lawyer, has a background in unfair-labor-practice, wrongful-termination, employment-benefits, and breach-of-contract matters, as well as advising clients on labor law compliance. Previously, he was a partner at McGuiness Norris & Williams. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Kara Daniels focuses on government contracts, bid protests, claims litigation, and other contract matters. Daniels, 33, joined the firm in 1999 after clerking for Judge Ellen Hollander of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. She earned her law degree from George Washington University Law School. David O’Connor, 37, practices in the telecommunications division. He focuses on radio and broadcast matters, the E-rate program, and telecommunications relay services, representing clients before a variety of regulatory bodies. O’Connor joined the firm in 1998 and earned his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Chris Reynolds practices in the firm’s real estate, environmental, and land use groups and specializes in commercial real estate acquisitions and office and retail leasing. Reynolds, 32, joined the firm in 1999. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Christine Shiker works in the land use and government law practice, where she represents clients in land use and zoning issues in the District of Columbia. Shiker, 34, joined the firm in 2000, after working as an associate in the Dallas office of Winstead Sechrest & Minick. She earned her J.D. from the William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Two attorneys have joined McDermott Will & Emery as partner. Jean Pawlow focuses on tax litigation and has represented clients before a variety of federal courts and regulatory bodies. She has experience with the communications excise tax, life insurance reserves, and the use of shrinkage estimates and was previously a partner at Miller & Chevalier. Pawlow, 43, earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Elizabeth Erickson, 31, has joined the firm’s tax practice, where she will represent clients before the IRS. She has a background handling settlement payments, offers in compromise, pricing agreements, and closing agreements. Before joining the firm, Erickson was an associate at Miller & Chevalier, and she earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
MILLER & CHEVALIER Three counsel were elected partner at Miller & Chevalier. Brian Hill, 35, practices complex business litigation with a focus on trial and appellate work. Since joining the firm in 1997, Hill has dealt with a variety of business litigation topics including corporate governance, the False Claims Act, government contracts, and Section 337 issues. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Andrew Wise, 36, practices complex litigation in federal and state courts with a focus on white-collar defense in both civil and criminal cases. Before joining the firm in 2004, he was an attorney for the D.C. Public Defender Service. Wise earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Sarah Nappi focuses on customs and international trade. Nappi, 35, regularly advises clients on import regulations, customs compliance, and other trade issues. Before joining the firm in 2001, she was an associate with Ablondi, Foster, Sobin & Davidow. Nappi received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
SPIEGEL & MCDIARMID Gloria Tristani has joined Spiegel & McDiarmid as of counsel in the firm’s telecommunications, energy, and public policy practices. Prior to joining, Tristani, 53, a former Federal Communications Commission commissioner, was president of the Benton Foundation, a communications advocacy organization. She received her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law.
WILEY REIN & FIELDING Six attorneys were elected partner at Wiley Rein & Fielding. Eric Andreas, 43, practices environmental law and has experience with a variety of federal environmental regulations. Andreas, who joined the firm in 2005, was previously an associate at Howrey. He earned his J.D. from Pace University School of Law. Leslie Curran practices in the firm’s franchise division and counsels clients on transactional, regulatory, and intellectual property matters in the development of franchises. Curran, 32, joined the firm in 1999 as an associate and received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Scott Delacourt focuses on communications issues and represents clients in wireless, broadband, and telecommunications matters. Before joining the firm last year as of counsel, Delacourt, 35, was deputy bureau chief and chief of staff for the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Delacourt received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Eve Klindera Reed, 32, represents communications clients in regulatory matters and litigation before the FCC and state and federal court. She joined the firm in 2000 as an associate, after clerking for Judge Marvin Garbis of the U.S. District Court in Maryland. She earned her J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Roderick Thomas, who joined the firm in 2005 as of counsel, practices in the white-collar defense and government contracts practices and handles criminal and civil litigation as well as internal investigations. Previously, Thomas, 42, was an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. He obtained his J.D. from Yale Law School. Joshua Turner, 34, represents clients in the telecommunications industry, including traditional and broadband services, on FCC and state wireless telecommunications regulations. He joined the firm in 2005 as an associate and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. — Attila Berry
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