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COOLEY GODWARD KRONISH Michael Knight, 41, will join Cooley Godward Kronish as a partner in its D.C. antitrust and trade regulation practice in September. Knight was most recently assistant director of the Mergers II Division of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission. In this position, Knight managed staff investigations and the litigation of merger and civil nonmerger matters. He has also worked as a trial attorney for the Department of Justice. Knight received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.
FOLEY & LARDNER John Lynham Jr. has joined Foley & Lardner as counsel in the firm’s tax and individual planning practice and its estates and trusts practice. He joins from Ross, Marsh & Foster, where he was a partner. Lynham, 55, has served on the D.C. Superior Court advisory committee on probate and fiduciary rules since 2001. He also sits on the board of directors of the Hattie M. Strong Foundation, where he provides pro bono legal services to assist the foundation in making grants mainly for educational purposes. Lynham earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
JENNER & BLOCK Steven Englund has joined Jenner & Block’s D.C. office as a partner in the firm’s entertainment and new media practice. Englund has worked on digital copyright issues for more than 15 years and was most recently a partner in Arnold & Porter’s D.C. office. He focuses primarily on the use of music and other entertainment content in the digital environment and the application of copyright law to new technologies. He has regularly represented the recording industry before the U.S. Copyright Office. Englund, 42, earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Jay Taylor, 34, has rejoined McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in the firm’s D.C. international trade practice. Taylor previously worked at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he was associate general counsel. While there, he served as lead U.S. counsel in several cases at the World Trade Organization. In his former role at McDermott, Taylor was an associate. He earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School.
NIXON PEABODY Steven Feirman has joined Nixon Peabody as a partner in the firm’s D.C. franchise and distribution practice. He was previously a partner at DLA Piper. Feirman, 52, focuses on counseling franchising companies on the structuring and development of their franchise systems. He is considered one of the leading franchise lawyers in North America by Franchise Times. Feirman earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.
SIDLEY AUSTIN Sidley Austin has elevated five attorneys to partner in its D.C. office. Kevin Campion is a partner in the securities and futures regulatory practice, where he advises financial services firms about regulatory, enforcement, compliance, and transaction matters. He was previously an associate. Campion, 34, earned his J.D. from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. Mark Langdon, 38, is a partner in the health care practice. He was previously counsel. Langdon has represented health care industry clients in regulatory, compliance, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters. He earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School. Eric Shumsky is a partner in the appellate practice. He focuses on appellate law and related complex litigation. Shumsky, 34, who was previously an associate, has filed briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, state supreme courts, and the federal courts of appeals. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School. Eric Solovy is a partner in the international trade and arbitration practice. He advises companies, trade associations, and governments on international trade dispute settlement and intellectual property matters. Solovy, 32, was previously an associate. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. John Van De Weert Jr., 34, is a partner in the financial institutions regulatory practice. He was previously an associate. De Weert has advised clients about compliance and litigation issues under the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. — Marisa McQuilken
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