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ALSTON & BIRD Jacqueline Baratian, 37, has joined Alston & Bird as counsel. Baratian practices in the firm’s health care group, where she advises clients on Medicare and Medicaid compliance, drug pricing, fraud issues, and government investigations. Previously, she served as senior counsel in the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She represented the OIG in false claims matters, fraud, and kickback cases. She obtained her law degree from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.
BEAN, KINNEY & KORMAN Two attorneys have joined Bean, Kinney & Korman as of counsel. Thomas McGarry practices real estate law with a focus on commercial transactional real estate. He has experience in the acquisition, development, and disposition of real estate as well as ownership structuring, financing, and hotel management. Previously, McGarry, 65, was of counsel at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. He graduated from George Washington University Law School. David Hannah concentrates on representing lenders with an emphasis on real estate acquisitions, development, finance, leasing, and land use. Hannah, 45, also advises business owners on entity formation, governance, and management. Before joining the firm, he was a partner at Via & Hannah. He earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.
BLACKWELL SANDERS PEPER MARTIN Shannon Pepin, 30, has joined Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin. She is an associate in the firm’s energy and public utility practice. Previously, Pepin was an attorney in the general counsel’s office of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & JACOBSON Ghassan “Gus” Atiyah, 35, has joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as a partner. Atiyah concentrates on private finance transactions and private equity matters, representing private equity groups and portfolio companies in leveraged finance transactions as well as in mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the firm, he was counsel at Hogan & Hartson, and he also worked as general counsel for international affairs at the National Bank of Kuwait in Kuwait. He received his law degree from Columbia Law School.
JONES DAY Two partners have joined Jones Day. Evan Miller practices employment litigation. He counsels companies on Employee Retirement Income Securities Act reporting and disclosure mandates, and he also advises health and pension plans on fiduciary duties and compliance. Miller, 50, represents companies before government agencies in audits and employee benefit investigations and also handles fiduciary class actions and stock drop litigation. Previously, he was a partner at Hogan & Hartson. Miller earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Steven Sacher concentrates on complex fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA by counseling clients and representing them in federal court and before government agencies. He has experience with employer stock in pensions, 401 (k)s, and retiree health plans. Before joining, Sacher, 65, was a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton, and he also served as general counsel and special counsel for ERISA on the Senate Labor Committee. Sacher graduated from the University of Chicago Law School.
MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Eugene Holmes has joined McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in the employee benefits and European labor practice. Holmes, 42, advises clients on governmental compliance and plan management in regards to contributions, retirement, and executive and equity compensation programs, as well as health and welfare plans. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in the employee benefits and executive compensation group. Holmes earned his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
POWELL GOLDSTEIN Nathan Brown has been named partner at Powell Goldstein. Brown practices in the firm’s health care section, where he advises hospitals and health care providers on regulations, legislation, and litigation. Additionally, he is a member of the election law group and counsels clients on federal and state campaign finance and election law. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, he was an associate with Covington & Burling. Brown, 36, received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. — Attila Berry
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