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AARP LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE ELDERLY Rawle Andrews Jr. has joined AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly as managing attorney. He concentrates on law and policy issues affecting seniors with an emphasis on consumer protection, employment, housing, and long-term care. Previously, Andrews, 42, was the founding partner of Andrews & Bowe, where he concentrated on general civil and complex commercial litigation. He earned his J.D. from Howard University School of Law.
ARNOLD & PORTER Six attorneys have been elected partner, and three associates were named counsel at Arnold & Porter. Evelina Norwinski, formerly counsel, is now a partner in the litigation and white-collar defense practices. She represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal proceedings and has experience with federal regulatory statutes, product liability, and environmental liability. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Norwinski, 46, was an associate at McGuireWoods. She received her law degree from Stanford Law School. Ali Sharifahmadian, formerly counsel in the intellectual property practice, is now a partner. Sharifahmadian, 35, concentrates on litigation involving patent, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation in the computer, software, and electronics technologies. Before joining the firm in 2002, he was an associate at Leydig, Voit & Mayer in Chicago and received his J.D. from William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Anne Davis, formerly an associate, is now a partner in the firm’s litigation division, where she represents clients in antitrust litigation, shareholder suits, class actions, and securities and accounting investigations. Prior to joining in 2004, Davis, 39, was a prosecuting attorney at the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Wilson Mudge, 39, has been elected partner and practices antitrust law and trade regulation. Mudge represents clients in a range of industries such as semiconductors, software, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. He joined the firm in 1996 as an associate and earned his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Mara Senn, a partner in the firm’s litigation group, joined the firm in 2001 as an associate and has a background in white collar, securities, and international law. Previously, Senn, 38, was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She obtained her law degree from New York University School of Law. James Thomas Jr. is now a partner in the firm’s litigation practice. Thomas, 35, focuses on complex commercial litigation pertaining to antitrust and securities fraud. Before joining in 2000 as an associate, he clerked for Judge Vanessa Ruiz of the D.C. Court of Appeals and received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. David Dargatis, 42, represents corporations in mergers and acquisitions, investments, fund formations, and other business transactions. Dargatis, who joined the firm in 1998 as an associate, is now a counsel in the firm’s Northern Virginia office. Dargatis earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. Amy Mudge, who was named counsel in the antitrust and consumer-protection practice, represents industries such as tobacco, agriculture, Internet services, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements. Mudge, 37, joined the firm in 1996 and earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School. David Rhodes, 37, who is now a counsel, concentrates on complex commercial litigation and technology transactions. Rhodes joined the firm in 1998 as an associate. He obtained his law degree from Tulane University Law School.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE William Jacobson, 38, has rejoined the department as an assistant chief in the Fraud Section, where he will help manage the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Previously, Jacobson was a partner in the white-collar crime practice of Kirkland & Ellis and, from 2001 to 2005, he was a trial attorney in the Fraud Section. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
MCGUIREWOODS Caitlin Lhommedieu has joined McGuireWoods as an associate in the Tysons Corner, Va., office. Lhommedieu, 40, practices in the firm’s commercial litigation group and focuses on intellectual property. Previously, she was an associate with Greenblum & Bernstein in Reston, Va., and she earned her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.
PAUL, HASTINGS, JANOFSKY & WALKER Mark Lewis, 41, has joined Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker as a partner in the global projects group. Lewis practices energy law and focuses on oil and gas matters, regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, and pipeline project development in the United States and internationally. Previously, he was a partner at Baker Botts. Lewis obtained his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
SPIEGEL & MCDIARMID Two of counsels were elected partner at Spiegel & McDiarmid. Mark Hegedus, who joined the firm in 1991, practices in the firm’s energy group, where he focuses on market power analysis, competition policy, electricity industry restructuring, antitrust compliance, and public utilities. Hegedus, 43, left for four years to serve as a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and then returned to work in the firm’s Brussels office, where he gained experience in the European energy market. He earned his J.D. from New York University Law School. Tillman Lay practices telecommunications law, advising and representing clients on antitrust, cable TV, and constitutional-law issues before regulatory bodies. Before joining in 2005, Lay, 51, was of counsel at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, where he led the telecommunications group. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
VENABLE Caroline Gately, 42, has joined Venable as partner in the firm’s Northern Virginia office. Gately practices commercial litigation with a focus on real estate and creditors’ rights disputes. Formerly president of the D.C. Women’s Bar Association Foundation, she joins from the Reston, Va., office of DLA Piper. Gately earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. — Attila Berry
Please send notices of new D.C.-area hires or promotions to Attila Berry. Personnel notices should include new title and area of specialization, previous place of employment and title, education, and age.

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