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ALSTON & BIRD Matthew Stevens, 42, has joined Alston & Bird as a partner in the firm’s international tax practice group in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Stevens was counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He has also served as special counsel in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service and as attorney adviser for the U.S. Tax Court. Stevens specializes in the design, structuring, and implementation of domestic and international financial transactions. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
BEVERIDGE & DIAMOND Two attorneys have joined the D.C. office of Beveridge & Diamond. Nadira Clarke, 41, comes aboard as counsel in the firm’s litigation practice. She was previously an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland and has also worked for the Department of Justice in various other capacities. Clarke focuses on complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, corporate compliance issues, and internal investigations. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law at Boalt Hall. Lily Chinn, 34, joined the firm as an associate in its litigation practice group. She spent the previous eight years as a trial attorney in the environmental defense section and the computer crimes and intellectual property section of the Department of Justice. Chinn earned her J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.
CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE LENDING Julia Gordon, 43, was hired in the D.C. office of the Center for Responsible Lending as policy counsel. She will provide legal analysis and technical assistance on federal issues for the center. Most recently, Gordon was the director of law and technology at Legal Aid Bureau Inc. in Baltimore. She has also worked at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and the Center for Law and Social Policy. Gordon received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
CLIFFORD CHANCE Thomas Pax, 49, will join Clifford Chance’s D.C. office as a partner in the firm’s finance and restructuring practice. He spent the previous 14 years as a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. In this capacity, he advised multinational financial institutions about U.S. banking and securities laws. He has also advised clients in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, investments, licensing issues, and internal investigations. Pax earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School.
FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI Glenn Jones, 48, has joined Fulbright & Jaworski as senior counsel in the firm’s D.C. health care practice. He spent the past eight years serving as New York special assistant attorney general in the attorney general’s Medicaid fraud control unit. Jones’ accomplishments there included the prosecution of nine people and five companies involved in a $70 million drug diversion and money laundering ring. He has also served as a trial attorney with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Jones received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
SCHIFF HARDIN Todd Eskelsen, 48, has joined Schiff Hardin as a partner in the corporate and securities group. He was previously a corporate partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Eskelsen focuses his practice on representing sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and cooperatives. He also has experience representing buyers, sellers, lenders, and borrowers in the acquisition and financing of real estate. Eskelsen serves on the executive committee of the legal, tax and accounting committee of the National Counsel of Farmer Cooperatives. Additionally, he is chairman of the LTA’s Standing Subcommittee on Securities. Eskelsen earned his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center.
WINSTON & STRAWN Joyce Bartoo, 57, has joined Winston & Strawn’s D.C. office as counsel. She spent the previous 13 years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. In that capacity, she specialized in mergers and acquisitions and led investigations of alleged monopolization and collusion. Bartoo earned her J.D. from George Washington University Law School. � Marisa McQuilken
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