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CROWELL & MORING H. Bryan Brewer III, 39, has joined Crowell & Moring as a partner in the firm’s corporate group. He was most recently a partner at Nixon Peabody. Brewer focuses on public securities, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and export controls, and he will also belong to the international trade group. Brewer is also experienced in technology and life sciences, and while at Nixon Peabody, he spearheaded the firm’s regional life sciences initiative. He earned his J.D. from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.
DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH Anthony Palumbo has joined Drinker Biddle & Reath as an associate in the firm’s intellectual property group. He comes to the firm from Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt in Alexandria, Va., where he was also an associate. Palumbo, 28, focuses on trademark law. He earned his J.D. from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Gregory Fortsch has joined the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection as a senior attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices. He was previously an associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where he assisted clients with health- and advertising-related counseling and litigation matters. Fortsch, 38, earned his J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law.
FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & JACOBSON Richard Park, 37, has been made a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in the firm’s antitrust department. He was previously special counsel at the firm. Park focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and representation of clients involved in Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission investigations. He is the former vice chairman of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Telecommunications Committee. Park earned his J.D. at Northwestern University School of Law.
STRADLEY RONON STEVENS & YOUNG Mark Chopko has joined Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young as a partner in the firm’s D.C. and Philadelphia offices. He will chair the firm’s nonprofit and religious organizations practice. He was previously general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, an organization that provides guidelines by which Catholic bishops address national policy issues and matters affecting church life. Chopko, 53, is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, where he teaches a seminar on church-state law. He received his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN Two associates have joined Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s tax practice group. Amie Colwell comes to the firm from PepsiCo Inc., where she was international tax planning counsel. She is also a certified public accountant. Colwell, 33, earned her J.D. at Brooklyn Law School. Karen Myrick, 28, previously served as attorney adviser to Judge Paige Marvel of the U.S. Tax Court. She is also a certified public accountant. Myrick earned her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.
TECORE WIRELESS SYSTEMS Stephen Hayes has been named vice president and general counsel of Tecore Wireless Systems, a developer and manufacturer of scalable wireless network solutions in Columbia, Md. Hayes, 47, was most recently chief commercial counsel for Diveo Broadband Networks in the District. Prior to that, he was a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer. Hayes earned his J.D. from George Washington University School of Law.
U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Kenneth Adebonojo has joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia as an assistant U.S. attorney in the civil division. He was previously a deputy attorney general at the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, where he worked in the transportation and condemnation section. Adebonojo, 38, earned his J.D. at Rutgers School of Law.
VANGENT INC. Kevin Boyle, 38, has been made general counsel, senior vice president, and secretary at global information management and business process outsourcing company Vangent Inc. Boyle was previously assistant general counsel for General Dynamics Information Technology. He will be Vangent’s first-ever general counsel. Boyle received his J.D. from Tulane Law School. — Marisa McQuilken
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