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BARNES & THORNBURG Two attorneys have joined Barnes & Thornburg from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Jeffrey Karceski, 40, is a partner in the intellectual property group where he concentrates on patent prosecution and counseling. He has experience representing both international and U.S. clients in a variety of industries, including electronics, communications, design, and motorized vehicles. Karceski, who was the local section leader for patent prosecution at his former firm, graduated from George Washington University Law School. Christine McCarthy‘s varied practice covers patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, Internet law, and export control review. McCarthy, 36, is of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property group and focuses on the technological aspects of the telecommunications, wireless, and software industries. She earned her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law.
BIRCH, HORTON, BITTNER & CHEROT James Lister, 37, has been elected partner at Birch, Horton, Bittner & Cherot. Lister practices in the telecommunications and bankruptcy groups and also assists in natural resources litigation. Previously, he was an associate at Arter & Hadden as well as McGuireWoods. Lister earned his J.D. from the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
BRYAN CAVE Two attorneys have joined Bryan Cave. Jay Reiziss, 44, practices in the international trade and intellectual property groups as counsel. Previously, he served at the International Trade Commission, where he dealt with cases involving Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 for a range of industries, including biotechnology, mechanical devices, and computer hardware and software. Reiziss graduated from American University, Washington College of Law. Corinne Falencki, 29, focuses her practice on election law and is an associate at the firm. Previously, she was an associate at McKenna Long & Aldridge. Falencki received her J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
GREENBERG TRAURIG Joseph Summerill has joined Greenberg Traurig. As a partner in the firm’s government contracts practice, Summerill, 40, represents corporations, state and local governments, trade associations, and individuals in grants, federal government contracts, and intergovernmental agreements. Previously, he was a partner at Dykema Gossett, and he also served as the chief contracts attorney for the Justice Department’s Federal Bureau of Prisons. Summerill earned his LL.M. from George Washington University Law School and his J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center.
SONNENSCHEIN NATH & ROSENTHAL Three associates were named partner, and one associate was promoted to of counsel at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Zenas Choi, a partner, practices communications and media law, representing telecommunications and technology clients in regulatory, transactional, and commercial matters. Prior to joining in 2005, Choi, 34, served as counsel for America Online Inc. He earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. William Copley, a partner in the firm’s litigation and business regulations practice, concentrates on commercial and civil litigation in both state and federal court. His litigation experience includes telecommunications, trade secrets, and antitrust cases as well as contract disputes and employment matters. Copley, 32, joined the firm in 1998 and received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Katherine Funk, 39, focuses on antitrust and litigation with an emphasis on marketing issues, and she represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department. Before joining the firm in 2001, Funk, a partner, served as a staff attorney in the Bureau of Competition at the FTC and worked in the litigation group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. She earned her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. Shane McGee, 35, practices as of counsel in the information security and Internet enforcement group. He advises clients on Internet privacy and security issues as well as the commercialization of intellectual property rights and is experienced in intellectual property litigation. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, McGee was an associate at Hogan & Hartson. He earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. — Attila Berry
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