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CHADBOURNE & PARKE Sean McGuiness, 52, has joined Chadbourne & Parke as counsel in the firm’s corporate department. Previously a partner with Fleischman & Walsh, McGuiness specializes in securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions for the oil and gas industry. He represents clients in the telecommunications industry on public and private securities offerings, securities law compliance, and negotiations of commercial transactions. McGuiness received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
DEWEY BALLANTINE Three attorneys from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi have joined Dewey Ballantine as partners in the firm’s intellectual property litigation group. Robert Auchter, 46, has experience in intellectual property relating to electronic, biomedical, and consumer products and processes. He has also represented clients in commercial litigation involving commercial real estate dispositions. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Kenneth Freeling, 49, concentrates on litigating antitrust and patent cases in the pharmaceutical, biological, and medical device industries. He also has trial experience with commercial cases involving financial institutions and other major industries. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Dirk Thomas, 47, will serve as co-chairman of the firm’s intellectual property litigation group. Thomas focuses on intellectual property relating to the technology industry. He has first-chaired patent infringement jury trials and arbitration hearings relating to patent license disputes. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
GOLDBERG, FINNEGAN & MESTER Christian Mester, 35, has joined the former Goldberg & Finnegan as a name partner. The firm is now Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester. Mester focuses his practice exclusively on catastrophic injury cases, with special emphasis on representing brain damaged infants and their families. He was previously a partner at Janet, Jenner & Suggs. Mester received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
THE LAW OFFICE OF MARK S. ZAID Bradley Moss, 26, has joined the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid as an associate, after previously clerking for the firm. Before clerking, Moss worked for the National Security Archive at George Washington University and, while in law school, he co-founded the National Security and Law Society Inc., an international nonprofit. He received his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.
PALEY ROTHMAN Two attorneys have joined Paley Rothman as of counsel from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston where they were partners. Lisa Kershner, 49, is a member of the firm’s litigation, appellate, and professional ethics and discipline practice groups. While at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, Kershner handled a range of trial and appellate matters. She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland Law School. Karen Moore, 51, serves as chairwoman of the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group. She was previously Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s first female partner in the bankruptcy department. She also spent 10 years as head of the U.S. Trustee’s Office in Baltimore. She received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX Two attorneys have joined Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox as associates. Randall Baldwin practices in the firm’s electronics group, where he prepares and prosecutes patent applications in computer software, telecommunications, e-commerce, and Internet applications. Baldwin, 40, previously worked as a database architect for Northrop Grumman Corp. in the company’s information technology department. Baldwin received his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Jeremy Klass, 32, has joined the firm’s mechanical patent and trademark group, focusing his practice on trademarks. Prior to joining the firm, Klass served as counsel for Procter & Gamble Co., where he managed the trademark portfolio for multiple company clients. He received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law. — Attila Berry and Shawn Wertz
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