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CHADBOURNE & PARKE Two associates have been promoted to counsel at Chadbourne & Parke. Ellen Farrell, 37, practices in the firm’s insurance and reinsurance division. She represents clients in matters involving health, life, property, and casualty insurance. Before joining the firm in 1996, Farrell was an associate at Dickstein Shapiro. She earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. James Scarrow advises clients in domestic and international transactions pertaining to project finance issues with a focus on infrastructure assets. Before joining the firm in 1998, Scarrow, 45, was a consultant in Brazil. He obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
HELLER EHRMAN Anthony Mansfield has joined Heller Ehrman’s securities litigation and energy practices as special counsel. Previously, Mansfield, 40, was chief trial attorney and counsel to the director in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He received his J.D. from Vermont Law School.
JANIS, SCHUELKE & WECHSLER David Deitch, 43, has joined Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler as a partner. He practices white-collar criminal defense and civil litigation. Previously, Deitch served as a trial attorney and coordinator in the counterterrorism section of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law.
KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART PRESTON GATES ELLIS Three attorneys have been elected partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis. Eric Edwardson, who was an associate, focuses on corporate and transactional matters and assists clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, management and business issues, and compliance. Before joining the firm in 1998, Edwardson, 37, was an associate at Quinn, Racusin & Gazzola. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Rebecca Kline Dubill, 35, practices securities law with a focus on enforcement, arbitration, litigation, and internal investigations. She represents investment groups, corporations, and individuals before federal and public regulatory bodies. Dubill joined the firm in 1998 as an associate and received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Lynn Schweinfurth, previously of counsel, concentrates on mutual fund development and counsels investment companies on registration, regulation, and compliance. Before joining the firm in 1994, she was an associate at Dechert. Schweinfurth, 40, earned her law degree from Boston University School of Law.
MCGUIREWOODS Jeremy Freeman, 36, has been promoted to partner at McGuireWoods. Freeman, a member of the government investigations practice, concentrates on securities litigation and white-collar defense. He joined the firm in 2004 as an associate after serving as senior counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division in New York. He earned his J.D. from John Marshall Law School.
POWERS PYLES SUTTER & VERVILLE Two attorneys have joined Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville as partners. Robert Portman practices health and association law and represents clients in a range of issues, including administrative law, antitrust, elections and lobbying, and legislative and regulatory matters. Previously, Portman, 47, was a partner at Jenner & Block. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Robert Silverstein, 57, concentrates on federal regulatory and legislative issues concerning disability, health care, rehabilitation, employment, education, Social Security, and civil rights. He joins the firm from the Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy, where he was the director. Before that, he was staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Subcommittee on Disability Policy. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
STARK, MEYERS, EISLER & LEATHAM Erica Leatham has become a named partner at Stark, Meyers, Eisler & Leatham in Rockville, Md. Leatham, who joined the firm in 2006 as an associate, focuses on zoning and land use, real estate taxation appeals, commercial transactions, and development. Previously, she was an associate with Holland & Knight. Leatham, 32, earned her J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX Four senior associates have been elected partner at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox. Vincent Capuano concentrates on chemical and pharmaceutical issues, advising clients in patent procurement, exploitation, and enforcement. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Capuano, 42, was a patent agent at Oldham & Oldham in Akron, Ohio. He earned his J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law. Elizabeth Haanes represents clients in patent procurement and prosecution cases involving genomics, gene therapy, virology, and vaccines. Before joining the firm in 1999, Haanes, 50, worked as a patent agent at Heska Corp. She received her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law. Kevin McCabe, 36, focuses on complex litigation and intellectual property, specifically matters involving biotechnology and chemical issues. Before joining the firm in 2006, McCabe was an associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner. He obtained his law degree from George Washington University Law School. Michael Specht, who joined the firm in 2002, practices in the electronics group and helps clients develop and prosecute patents while counseling them on intellectual property strategies. Previously, Specht, 42, was vice president at Wallman Strategic Consulting. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. — Attila Berry
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