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DLA PIPER Peter Zeidenberg, 48, has joined DLA Piper as a partner in the firm’s D.C. global regulatory and white-collar practice. Zeidenberg most recently served as a trial attorney in the public integrity section of the Criminal Division at the Justice Department. In this capacity, he was engaged in the investigation and prosecution of local, state, and federal public officials. Among other high-profile cases, Zeidenberg tried United States v. David Safavian while he was at the Justice Department. He earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School.
MILLER & CHEVALIER Larry Christensen, 60, has joined Miller & Chevalier as a partner in the firm’s D.C. international practice. Christensen was most recently vice president of export controls for JPMorgan Chase Vastera. He also has 11 years of experience at the Commerce Department, where he served in the Office of Chief Counsel of Export Administration and as director of the Office of Regulatory Policy. Christensen received his J.D. from Duke Law School.
PATTON BOGGS Two new partners have joined Patton Boggs as partners in the firm’s McLean, Va., intellectual property practice. Toni-Junell Herbert, 48, was most recently a partner at Reed Smith. She was also formerly a founding partner at the intellectual property firm Shanks & Herbert. At Patton Boggs, she will assist clients in identifying and developing IP protection strategies. She will oversee the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and serve as lead counsel in interference proceedings and trial counsel in patent infringement actions. Herbert received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Mark Shanks, 45, was also a partner at Reed Smith before joining Patton Boggs. He was formerly a founding partner at Shanks & Herbert as well. His practice focuses on IP litigation, including the representation of branded pharmaceutical manufacturers in patent infringement actions brought against generic drug makers. Shanks also counsels clients on IP matters as they affect mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. He earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.
PERKINS COIE Anthony Steadman, 47, has joined Perkins Coie as counsel in the firm’s D.C. government contracts practice. He comes to the firm after recently retiring after nearly 24 years of service in the Air Force. Steadman has more than 17 years of legal experience, specializing in government contract formation and administration throughout the life cycle of major weapon systems. He has also served as a legislative liaison to the Pentagon. Steadman earned his J.D. at Suffolk University Law School.
THOMPSON HINE James Hartford, 36, has joined Thompson Hine as counsel in the firm’s D.C. tax practice group. He will focus on representing clients in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service at both the examination and appeals levels. Hartford most recently worked in the national tax department of Ernst & Young. While there, he represented domestic and international business clients with respect to examination, appeals, and collection issues before the IRS, and represented individual tax shelter investors under IRS examination. Hartford received his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
WRIGHT, ROBINSON, OSTHIMER & TATUM Lawrence Jordan III, 41, has joined Wright, Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum as an associate in the firm’s D.C. product liability and medical malpractice group. He most recently worked as a contract attorney-law clerk in the litigation unit of the Justice Department’s asset forfeiture and money laundering section. Jordan earned his J.D. at California Western School of Law. — Marisa McQuilken
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