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AKIN GUMP D.C.’s Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld announced its promotions last month, tapping three attorneys to join the partnership ranks. Paul Belvin, until recently a senior counsel, was promoted to partner in the firm’s corporate and securities and technology practice groups. In addition to his J.D., which he received from William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Belvin, 52, completed an LL.M. at Georgetown University Law Center. Also a graduate of William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Sanjoy Bose, a former counsel, practices in the project finance and infrastructure development and technology groups. Bose, 36, handles infrastructure projects and represents incubators and other startups in the high-tech field. In the corporate and technology groups, former counsel Carl Liederman concentrates on international transactions, such as securities work and joint ventures. This month, Liederman, 36, is slated to transfer to Akin Gump’s London office. He is a Yale Law School graduate. Akin Gump picked up six lateral partners last year when it acquired the D.C. environmental firm Cutler & Stanfield. Name partners Jeffrey Stanfield and Eliot Cutler led the pack. Stanfield, a 52-year-old graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, is a former associate undersecretary of the Department of Energy. Cutler, a 54-year-old Georgetown University Law Center alumnus, was one-time associate director of the Office of Management and Budget. Barry Conaty, 39, is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. Sheila Jones, a 48-year-old Harvard Law School graduate, handles litigation and regulatory compliance matters. William Malley, a Yale Law School graduate, focuses on developing environmental projects and counsels clients on a array of other environmental issues. He is 34. Perry Rosen, 45, handles a variety of litigation issues, including those involving federal environmental statutes. He received a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law. The firm last year also acquired D.C.-based health industry shop Green, Stewart, Farber & Anderson. Six partners came over in the deal. Robert McCann, 49, focuses on antitrust counseling and other tax and finance issues for clients in the health care field. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. Paul Uhrig, 39, concentrates on business issues, such as mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, and joint ventures in the health care industry. He received his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. James Barker Jr., a 47-year-old graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, represents hospitals and other health care-related entities on transactional and regulatory matters, including contracts, reimbursement, and fraud and abuse issues. Former name partner Allen Farber, a 50-year-old graduate of George Washington University Law School, works mostly on commercial litigation and First Amendment matters. Jeffrey Ganiban counsels health-related companies and other clients on such issues as managed care contracting, provider integration, and e-commerce matters. Ganiban, 36, graduated from George Washington University Law School. Former name partner Philip Green, 50, works mostly on business ventures and other health-related litigation and transactions. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. The firm took on a host of other laterals throughout the year. Joseph Gatti, 38, came to Akin Gump from the D.C. office of Cleveland’s Arter & Hadden, where he was a partner. Gatti focuses primarily on structured finance involving asset-backed securities. He graduated from George Washington University Law School. Jaemin Park and Jay Cohen, both previously partners at Brown & Wood, represent government and financial institutions, primarily in Korea. They also assist Korean companies with international investments and restructurings. Park, 36, received her J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law, while Cohen, 41, is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. Former Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue partner Lawrence Lamade joined Akin Gump as a partner in the firm’s labor and employment practice in D.C. Lamade advises employers on ERISA matters and pension and welfare benefit plans. Lamade, 53, was a one-time general counsel of the Department of the Navy. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. The firm also added Donald Craven to its litigation practice in Washington. Craven, who joined as partner, headed the litigation and energy departments at Miller & Chevalier, and served as chairman of the executive committee from 1986 to 1989. Craven focuses on civil and appellate litigation and administrative work. He is a Duke University School of Law graduate. The firm also added James Tuite, a litigation partner who works on a broad range of issues including administrative law, antitrust claims, constitutional challenges, and energy and transportation regulation, to name a few. Prior to leaving Miller & Chevalier, Tuite was head of the firmwide litigation section, and was a one-time member of the firm’s executive committee. Tuite, 52, is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. ARENT FOX Seven associates at D.C.’s Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn were named partners. Intellectual property partner Elizabeth Cohen, 34, concentrates on Internet and e-commerce law, including trademark and unfair competition law, and domestic and international trademark prosecution. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law. Kenneth Jacob is a business transactions specialist. He focuses much of his practice on commercial real estate transactions, including the representation of institutional investors, developers, and others. Jacob, 33, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Deanne Ottaviano, 36, focuses on insurance coverage and environmental litigation and regulatory matters, particularly the Clean Air Act. She graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Stephanie Rigaux, a 35-year-old graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, works in the firm’s commercial litigation practice, where she concentrates on construction law. She also works on intellectual property, insurance coverage, and government contracts issues. In the health law practice, Larri Short, 53, handles regulatory and transactional matters for home care and community-based providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other health care clients. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. Kimberly Wachen focuses mostly on business transactions, including such real estate issues as financing and procurement contracting. Her business practice includes representing clients in the Internet, computer software, and telecommunications industries. Wachen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. In the firm’s regulatory and public policy group, Brian Waldman, 36, handles food and drug law, in addition to advising high-tech clients on e-commerce and Internet regulatory matters. He is an alumnus of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. Arent Fox picked up an army of laterals in 2000. International trade law specialist Matthew Clark handles adversarial proceedings and represents and counsels clients on customs matters. Clark, 42, graduated from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Douglas Goldhush, a 38-year-old alumnus of Suffolk University Law School, concentrates on intellectual property law, including patent and trademark issues and copyrights, trade secrets, and e-commerce matters. Jefferson Gray, 44, works in the white collar litigation group, where he concentrates on health care litigation matters. He graduated from Harvard Law School. International trade specialist Robert Huey, 57, handles transactional matters, particularly for clients in Asia, South America, and Europe. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Kathy Taub, 45, specializes in structuring transactions and negotiating contracts for owners, developers, and others on construction matters. She holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Arent Fox also added four partners when it acquired D.C.-based intellectual property shop Nikaido, Marmelstein, Murray & Oram. From that group came name partner Robert Murray, 65, who concentrates on chemical and mechanical patent matters. He is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law. Patent law specialist Charles Marmelstein, 59, concentrates on business method patents, trademarks, copyrights, and e-commerce issues. He is an alumnus of American University’s Washington College of Law. David Nikaido, a 66-year-old graduate of the University of Denver School of Law, also practices in the patent group, where he specializes in handling transactions between Japanese and American clients. George Oram Jr. focuses primarily on patent prosecution and opinions concerning patent validity and infringement matters. Oram, 53, is a graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. The firm also picked up several other laterals. Brian Danaher, former in-house counsel for Marriott Senior Living Services, rejoined Arent Fox as a partner in the firm’s health law practice. A former associate at the firm, Danaher left five years ago to work on regulatory and transactional matters for Marriott. Danaher, 39, received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, Harold Engel, an employment partner formerly with the D.C. office of New York’s LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, joined the firm’s litigation group. Engel is a past deputy director of the Torts Branch in the Department of Justice’s Civil Division, and served a stint at the Department of Labor as chief enforcement counsel to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Engel, 57, received his J.D. from Howard University Law School. ARNOLD & PORTER D.C.’s Arnold & Porter announced its year-end promotions. Six attorneys were made partners. Former associate Judith Bernstein-Gaeta, 50, of the firm’s litigation practice, is a graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Jonathan Gleklen, 34, works in the antitrust and intellectual property and technology fields and is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. Susan Hendrickson, a 34-year-old Harvard Law School alumna, concentrates on intellectual property and technology matters. Julie Rottenberg, 32, practices litigation and product liability. She graduated from George Washington University Law School. Kenneth Schwartz, a 35-year-old George Washington University Law School alumnus, works in the real estate and corporate and securities practices. John Bentivoglio, a former counsel, is a member of the firm’s Internet health care practice. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Arnold & Porter picked up some scattered laterals throughout the year. Information technology partner Joseph Micallef focuses on patent litigation, representing various technology groups in patent disputes and prosecutions. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Micallef, 34, was a partner at Howrey Simon Arnold & White. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Blake Rubin, a former partner at Steptoe & Johnson, joined the firm’s tax and real estate practices. Rubin, 45, is an expert on issues involving real estate and partnership transactions and focuses on tax planning and policy issues. He holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an M.B.A. from that university’s Wharton School. Rejoining the firm as a partner from the Department of Justice was Donna Patterson, who was a partner before leaving the firm in 1997. During her stint at Justice, Patterson served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division. Patterson, 51, works on antitrust matters at the firm. She graduated from Yale Law School. Joel Gross joined as a partner in the firm’s environmental practice. Gross, 48, came to the firm after a five-year stint at the Environmental and Natural Resources Division at the Department of Justice, where he served as chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section. Gross counsels clients on federal environmental laws, such as the Clean Air and the Clean Water Acts. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law. William Baer, an antitrust partner, rejoined the firm after serving as head of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. Baer, who focuses on antitrust litigation and counseling, was a partner at Arnold & Porter from 1980 to 1995 before accepting the post. Baer, 50, is a Stanford Law School graduate. Jonathan Stern, former chief of the trial division of the D.C. Public Defender Service, focuses on civil and criminal litigation and product liability matters. He graduated from New York University School of Law. COVINGTON & BURLING Covington & Burling named three attorneys to positions in the partnership, while bringing in only one lateral partner all year. Thomas Cubbage III, a 34-year-old graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, was promoted to partner. He focuses on complex civil and regulatory issues as a member of the firm’s litigation, appellate, and energy practices. Ellen Goodman, 35, is a specialist in the field of telecommunications and information technology law. She also works on general broadcast regulation issues, European media law, and Internet matters. She is a Harvard Law School alumna. Robert Wick, who focuses on health care, telecommunications, and intellectual property matters, among other issues, was also tapped for partnership. Wick, 35, received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. The firm also added Elizabeth Weiswasser as a lateral partner to its life sciences practice. Before joining the firm, Weiswasser, 34, was an intellectual property partner in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. A University of Chicago Law School graduate, she focuses on patent litigation, counseling, and transactional work in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields. CROWELL & MORING D.C.’s Crowell & Moring promoted three counsel to partner and brought in six new lateral partners. In the firm’s litigation group William Anderson, 47, was elevated to the partnership. Much of Anderson’s work is focused on toxic tort and environmental issues. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School. Robert Charrow, a member of the firm’s health care group, concentrates on research, biotechnology, and health care issues. Charrow, 56, received his J.D. from Stanford Law School. Lorraine Halloway practices in the international and aviation section, where she represents airlines and other companies before the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. Halloway, 53, received her J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Crowell & Moring picked up five new lateral partners from now-defunct Michaels & Bonner. John Brennan, 51, practices in the firm’s health care group, dealing primarily with health care fraud and abuse matters. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Arthur Lerner concentrates on antitrust fraud and abuse issues, and represents managed care organizations and health care providers, among others. Lerner, 49, graduated from Harvard Law School. David Florin is a member of the health care, litigation, antitrust, and insurance coverage groups. He is 48 and received his law degree from George Washington University Law School. In the white collar crime and litigation sections, David O’Brien, 50, works on complex civil and criminal cases, particularly involving construction and government contracts matters. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Robert Roth, 46, focuses on health-related regulatory work, where he deals with payment, compliance, and licensing issues. He is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. Also new to the firm is partner Philip Katz, who came to the firm from Buc & Beardsley. Katz, 41, works in the firm’s health care and biotechnology groups where he counsels clients on federal regulatory issues. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO Five attorneys in the D.C. office of Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky were named partners this year. Corporate finance group member Stefan Krantz, 33, focuses on natural gas transactions, representing energy clients and advising them on regulatory issues. An associate at the firm since 1992, Krantz joined Dickstein Shapiro after graduating from American University’s Washington College of Law. Eric Oliver focuses on the technology sector, where his work is primarily in litigation, counseling, and licensing of patent trademarks and copyrights, mostly of software and Internet-related systems. Oliver, 35, received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Corporate and finance group member Mark Perlis, 48, focuses on federal regulatory and litigation matters, including an emphasis on the electric utility industry. Perlis is an alumnus of Harvard Law School. Laura Szab� is also a member of the corporate and finance group. She focuses on the utility industry, with a concentration in divestitures, privatization, development, and financing. She also assists clients with regulatory compliance issues. Szab�, 36, graduated from George Washington University Law School. New partner Steven Weinstein specializes in mergers and acquisitions in the firm’s corporate and finance group. A Columbia Law School graduate, Weinstein, 33, was an associate at the firm for six years. Additionally, the firm brought in one lateral partner hire in 2000. Jacob Pankowski, 45, joined the firm’s government contracts practice from the D.C. office of Philadelphia’s Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Pankowski focuses on information technology and systems integration contracts. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. FINNEGAN HENDERSON Three lateral partners joined D.C.’s Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner in 2000. But only one associate was tapped for the partnership this year: Yitai Hu. A former associate, Hu is a specialist in the fields of patent litigation and client counseling. In addition to litigating technology cases, he counsels clients on licensing matters. Hu, 36, received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. For 20 years, Ronald Bleeker worked as in-house patent counsel for several corporations including W.R. Grace & Co. and, most recently, the Mobil Oil Corp. Bleeker, 51, is a Columbia Law School graduate. Gerald Ivey, 43, came to Finnegan Henderson from Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelemen & Dicker. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. John Rissman, a 47-year-old Drake University Law School graduate, was previously with Palmer & Dodge in Boston. HOGAN & HARTSON Hogan & Hartson picked up a string of new laterals last year. Miriam Fisher, from Philadelphia-based Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, joined the firm’s tax practice. Fisher, who joins as a partner, focuses on representing clients on civil and criminal tax matters. She previously served as special assistant to the assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice’s Tax Division. Fisher, 40, received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Sandra Folsom Kinsey rejoined the firm as a partner after 10 years at the Securities and Exchange Commission. At the SEC, Kinsey served most recently as a senior international counsel in the Office of International Corporate Finance. Now back at the firm, Kinsey advises clients on a variety of corporate matters. Kinsey, 50, graduated from the University of Georgia Law School. Additionally, Howard Rosenstock joined the real estate group as a partner. Previously, Rosenstock was a partner at Dewey Ballantine in the New York-based firm’s real estate and corporate groups in Washington. He focuses on acquisitions, real estate structures, secured financings, and developing and leasing commercial property. Rosenstock, 46, received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Jeffrey Shane joined the aviation practice as a partner, where he focuses on regulatory, policy, and transactional issues. Previously, he was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Shane, 59, graduated from Columbia Law School. In addition, two partners from the D.C. office of Atlanta’s Long Aldridge & Norman joined the firm’s electric regulatory practice group in Washington: John Stough, who joined as partner, focuses on regulatory and commercial affairs in the domestic electric utilities and natural gas industries. Stough, 56, graduated from the University of Texas School of Law. Douglas Beresford, also a partner, focuses on financial structures in the electric utility and natural gas industries. Beresford, 44, is a Georgetown University Law Center alumnus. Patent lawyer Matthew Bailey left the D.C. office of Philadelphia’s Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to join Hogan & Hartson as a partner. Bailey, 37, began his career as an attorney-adviser with the International Trade Commission and has patent experience in computer, electrical, and mechanical technologies. His recent emphasis has been in software patent protection. Bailey received his J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Two partners from Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Kurz, a D.C.-based intellectual property boutique, left their firm to join the litigation group at Hogan & Hartson as partners. Former name partner Raymond Kurz handles an array of intellectual property work, including cases involving nuclear physics, electronics, and biotechnology issues. Kurz, 43, received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Celine Crowson, a 35-year-old Georgetown University Law Center alumna, focuses on patent litigation matters in the areas of electronics, communications, applied physics, and mechanics. She also handles Internet-related licensing and protection issues. HOWREY SIMON ARNOLD & WHITE Eight attorneys in the Washington office of Howrey Simon Arnold & White were named to partner recently. Michael Clark works in the antitrust and the commercial trial group. Clark, 33, graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Intellectual property partner Thomas Dunham, 37, focuses primarily on patent issues. He graduated from Villanova University School of Law. Also in the intellectual property group, Alan Fisch, 34, concentrates on computer and internet technologies. He holds a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law. Charles Loughlin, 33, focuses on antitrust matters. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. David Marsh works in the firm’s intellectual property group, where he focuses on counseling and patent procurement, mostly in the biotech area. Marsh, 36, is a graduate of New York University School of Law. Victor Miller, 34, is a member of the firm’s commercial trial practice. He graduated from William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Peter Tracey focuses on commercial trial matters. Tracey, 40, is an alumnus of Dickinson School of Law. Patent specialist Robert Worrall focuses on patent prosecution and litigation issues. Worrall, 37, graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center. The following attorneys were promoted to full partnership positions: Michael Cowie, 36, focuses on antitrust investigations and private litigation. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Commercial litigator Mindy Davis, 38, concentrates on insurance coverage work. She holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Patrick Mullins is a member of the antitrust, commercial trial, and energy groups. He graduated from George Washington University Law School. John Rosenthal, 38, practices in both the antitrust and commercial trial groups, where he focuses on complex civil litigation. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Howrey picked up more than a dozen partners when it acquired an antitrust group from Collier Shannon Scott, headed up by antitrust heavyweight James Rill. Rill, 67, is a graduate of Harvard Law School. J. Douglas Baldridge, 38, is a member of the firm’s commercial trial and antitrust groups. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Sean Boland focuses on antitrust and trade regulation issues. Boland, 47, graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Jeffrey Brennan, 41, has represented clients involved with antitrust and business tort litigation. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Also in the group, Lisa Jose Fales, 38, specializes in mergers and acquisitions, civil investigations, and counseling. She is an alumna of the University of Baltimore School of Law. Thomas Fina focuses on criminal antitrust and civil investigations. Fina, 40, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. William Henry handles mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture transactions. Henry, 44, is a Columbia Law School graduate. Karen Lockwood is a specialist in the field of commercial and complex trial and appellate litigation, particularly involving high-tech, antitrust, and commercial issues. Lockwood, 50, graduated from American University’s Washington College of Law. Cristopher MacAvoy, 43, focuses on mergers, antitrust counseling, and government investigations. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Virginia Metallo, 43, handles counseling and litigation matters in the antitrust group. She graduated from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. William Reynolds works in the general litigation and corporate matters. He is 58 years old and a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law. W. Daniel Sullivan is a trial lawyer in both the firm’s antitrust and commercial litigation practices. He graduated from American University’s Washington College of Law. John Taladay focuses on mergers, international transactions, counseling, and civil and criminal investigations in the antitrust practice. Taladay graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Also joining from Collier Shannon Scott was Barbara Bruckmann, 55, who holds a law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Other laterals include: Erin Falk, who works in the firm’s intellectual property group. Before joining the firm, Falk, a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, was at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Intellectual property group member Jeffrey Frey came to the firm from the University of Maryland, where he was a professor. Judith McKenna came to the firm from the Federal Judicial Center. Her law degree is from the University of Maryland Law School. Jacobus Rasser, 51, was previously in-house counsel for the Procter & Gamble Co., where he handled patent matters. He received his J.D. from Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law. JONES, DAY, REAVIS & POGUE Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue tapped four D.C. attorneys for partnership. Joseph Goldman, a 33-year-old associate at the firm since 1996, is a member of the tax group. He attended Columbia Law School. Seven-year associate Blaney Harper, 40, works in the litigation group and intellectual property practice. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Martin Kirkwood, a 38-year-old member of the government regulation group and energy practice, joined the firm in 1991 as an associate and is a graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Nine-year litigation group associate Michael Shumaker was also promoted to partner. Shumaker, 34, is a Notre Dame Law School alumnus. The firm also took on three new laterals: Peter Romatowski, a 14-year partner at Crowell & Moring, left the firm to join Jones Day in the firm’s D.C. corporate criminal investigations practice. Romatowski, 50, holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Jones Day also took on Marshall Babson, a former partner in the D.C. office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart. Babson, 55, is a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice. He graduated from Columbia Law School. From Miller & Chevalier came Kenneth Krupsky, who focuses on an array of international tax matters, including controversies, corporate transactions, and policy. Before joining Miller & Chevalier, Krupsky, 53, was deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for tax policy. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School. MCDERMOTT, WILL & EMERY McDermott, Will & Emery promoted 12 partners in its D.C. office in 2000. In the labor, employment, and OSHA practice, Melissa Bailey focuses on safety and health litigation. Bailey, 33, received her J.D. from the University of Kansas and holds an LL.M. in labor and employment law from Georgetown University Law Center. Diane Cafritz, 30, works in the firm’s trial practice. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. In the tax practice, Janine Cook, 30, focuses on taxation of fringe benefits, employment tax, and contingent work-force issues. She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Lisa Dunner focuses on intellectual property issues, including trademark and copyright counseling and litigation. Dunner, 39, is a graduate of the John Marshall Law School. Also in the intellectual property group, Eric Kraus, a 36-year-old graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, assists clients on global intellectual property and business issues. Michael Messina works on intellectual property matters with a concentration on patent matters in the electrical and mechanical fields. Messina, 40, graduated from Cornell Law School. Jonathan Wolcott focuses on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate matters. Wolcott, 31, received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. The following attorneys were promoted to equity partner: Melise Blakeslee, 39, heads up the D.C. office’s e-commerce, information technology, and computer law practice. He graduated from New York Law School. Steven Maddox is a member of the firm’s intellectual property group. Maddox, 35, received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Scott Megregian is a member of the firm’s antitrust and trade regulation group. Megregian, 35, received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Joel Michaels, 50, is a member of the health law practice. He graduated from American University’s Washington College of Law. Robert Zelnick practices in the intellectual property group. He is 35 years old and a graduate of George Washington University Law School. McDermott Will also picked up six partners with the acquisition of a litigation group from Carr Goodson: Former Carr Goodson Warner name partner Margaret Warner handles complex litigation, with an emphasis on disputes in the international insurance and reinsurance markets. Warner, 44, graduated from the Notre Dame Law School. Peter Tompa, 40, focuses on environmental insurance coverage issues, as well as cultural property issues. He graduated from American University’s Washington College of Law. A former counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, M. Miller Baker, 38, works on political and constitutional litigation issues. His law degree is from Tulane University School of Law. Gregory Krauss, a 38-year-old graduate of Widener University School of Law, handles complex scientific issues, including environmental insurance coverage, toxic tort, and intellectual property litigation. A specialist in the field of complex insurance coverage, toxic tort, and intellectual property litigation, Mark Collins, 36, is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law Center. James Rizzo, 38, works on environmental insurance, reinsurance, product liability, and intellectual property matters. He holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Joel Michaels and Christine Rinn, both of D.C.’s Michaels & Bonner, joined McDermott Will in the firm’s health care practice. Michaels, 50, provides an array of services to the health care industry and focuses on health care delivery system organization, financing, and regulation. He is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law. Also a Washington College of Law graduate, Rinn, 38, focuses on federal health care government contract programs, including the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Greg Lawrence, a former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan senior associate, joined McDermott, Will & Emery as partner. Lawrence works in the firm’s trial and energy group, focusing mainly on issues involving the deregulation of the gas and electricity industries. Lawrence, 33, received his J.D. from the New England School of Law. Joining the firm from the D.C. office of Katten Muchin & Zavis were corporate partners Andrew Sherman, Debra Harrison, and Alan Schaeffer. Leading the way was Sherman, 39, who focuses on intellectual property issues, such as emerging growth companies. He heads the firm’s emerging business and technology group in Washington. Sherman is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law. Harrison, 33, focuses her corporate practice on intellectual property and business growth strategies. She graduated from George Washington University Law School. Schaeffer advises clients on general corporate matters and transactions. He was formerly chairman of the corporate and securities group in the D.C. office of Katten Muchin & Zavis. Schaeffer, 39, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Philadelphia-based Morgan, Lewis & Bockius announced a slew of new partner promotions in its Washington office. Karen Butcher, 34, works mostly on trademarks, copyrights, advertising, and unfair competition matters. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Fellow UVA Law graduate Carole Klein, 44, handles trademarks, copyrights, and licensing. Jeffrey Lindeman, 39, focuses mainly on patents. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of South Carolina. Patent litigation specialist Nathan McCutcheon, 35, graduated from George Washington University Law School. Nancy Rowe, 36, is a graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and focuses primarily on trademark and copyright law. John Smith, 37, graduated from George Washington University Law School and counsels clients on patent matters in the electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical arts. Fellow GWU Law School graduate John Zele, 34, handles patent issues and has counseled clients on various aspects of U.S. and foreign intellectual property law. Gregory Asciolla, a former associate, was named partner and will continue to focus on civil and criminal antitrust issues. Before joining the firm, Asciolla, 35, was a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. He graduated from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Also in the antitrust practice, Peter Boyle, a former associate, was promoted to partner. Boyle, 34, is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law. He focuses on antitrust counseling and litigation issues. Penelope Lister, a former associate, was named a partner in the firm’s antitrust group. Lister, 35, focuses mostly on both antitrust and patent infringement litigation. She is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law graduate M. Elizabeth Bierman was named partner. A former of counsel, Bierman, 45, works in the firm’s Food and Drug Administration practice. She represents clients in government regulatory and compliance matters. Former of counsel Frank Zarb Jr. was promoted to partner. A former special counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Zarb, 38, focuses mostly on business and finance matters. He holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Former associates A. Bradley Fagg and John Williamson, both 37, were promoted to partner in the litigation section of the firm. Fagg spent a number of years at the Department of Justice, where he served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division. He graduated from Columbia Law School. Williamson focuses mostly on intellectual property litigation issues and is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. The firm also found a new partner in Christian Mixter, the former chief litigation counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. Mixter focuses on securities matters. He first joined the SEC nine years ago as a trial attorney, working his way up to the top enforcement post in 1997. Mixter received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Paul Huey-Burns, until recently with the national regulatory advisory services practice at KPMG, also joined the firm. Huey-Burns, 44, focuses on regulated entities and public companies and represents clients involved in SEC investigation proceedings. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Willard Tom, the former deputy director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, has become a partner in the D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Tom joins the Philadelphia-based firm’s antitrust group and will work closely with members of the antitrust, intellectual property, and business and finance practices. Tom, 48, graduated from Harvard Law School. PATTON BOGGS D.C. powerhouse Patton Boggs kicked off the New Year by electing eight new partners. Former of counsel Daniel Addison, 40, works in the firm’s public policy and environmental practice, where he focuses on complex transactions with multilateral institutions. In his environmental guise, he has worked on such issues as enforcement actions and natural resources damages. He is a graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Philip Bangert, a former associate, focuses on public policy issues, including transportation, environmental law, and international trade. Bangert, 39, received his J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Business group member Philip Feigen, 35, concentrates on securities and corporate law issues, including venture capital and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. In the government contracts group, former associate Rodney Grandon, 40, focuses on government contracts counseling, negotiations, and litigation. He is a Drake University Law School alumnus. Robert Hager, of the business law practice, focuses on international business transactions such as project and trade finance and infrastructure privatization. Hager, 35, is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Clayton Hough, a 42-year-old former of counsel, concentrates on federal commodity programs, international business, and telecommunications policy in the firm’s public policy group. He received his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. Also of the public policy group, Aubrey Rothrock III, 32, works on tax policy and related matters, including appropriations, financial services regulation, and privatization. Rothrock, a former associate, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul Rubin, 33, is a member of the administrative and regulatory practice and deals primarily with health, safety, and consumer protection regulatory agencies at both the state and federal level. A former associate, he holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Patton Boggs last year took on John Schryber, a partner, to work in the firm’s D.C. litigation group. Schryber, who comes to the firm from New York’s Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, where he was of counsel, focuses on trial law, with a concentration in complex commercial disputes, such as insurance coverage, patent and trademark litigation, and other intellectual property issues. A graduate of New York Law School, Schryber is 43 years old. Leslie Thornton, the one-time chief of staff to Secretary of Education Richard Riley, joined as a partner in the firm’s public policy group. Thornton, 42, concentrates on a variety of public policy, litigation, municipal, and technology issues. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Mark Cowan directs business development issues for the firm and focuses mostly on public policy issues. He is a past president of Columbus Public Affairs. Cowan, 51, graduated from Catholic University’s Washington College of Law. Jamie Gardner, a 42-year-old graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, was previously of counsel at Comey Boyd & Luskin. She focuses on litigation matters. C. Donald Johnson is a specialist in the field of public policy and international business transactions. He focuses on international trade and trade policy. Johnson, 52, holds a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. Robert Luskin, 51, concentrates on complex criminal and civil litigation. He graduated from Harvard Law School. In the Public Policy group, Joseph Trapasso, 35, counsels clients on executive branch relations and on legislative matters. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Joining the firm in Northern Virginia were four partners: Giovanna Cinelli concentrates mostly on trade issues and defense and national security affairs. Cinelli, 41, holds a J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Cynthia Gausvik, 39, works in the firm’s estate planning and wealth preservation practice group. She graduated from American University’s Washington College of Law. In the tax and estate planning practice, James McNair, 45, focuses on estate planning and business succession. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Gregory Rupert handles federal taxation issues, with a focus on estate and business succession planning. Rupert, 48, graduated from Brooklyn Law School. SHAW PITTMAN Shaw Pittman promoted six attorneys in its Washington office to partner: Brian Blum, a former of counsel, works in the firm’s tax law group. Before joining Shaw Pittman in 1998, Blum, 37, worked in the Office of the Assistant Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law. In the financial services institutions practice, Thomas Delaney, 43, focuses on federal and state regulation of financial institutions. He also counsels banks and other financial clients on regulatory matters. Delaney is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law. Christopher Janney concentrates his practice on health care fraud and abuse and corporate compliance. Previously an of counsel, Janney, 36, received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Former of counsel Warren Lehrenbaum, 37, focuses on chemical regulation and biotechnology issues arising under the various federal environmental and health regulations. He graduated from George Washington Law School. Joyce Oliner, 43, co-chairs the firm’s employment group and represents clients on an array of issues including employment policies and agreements, discrimination, and wage and hour issues. She holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin and an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Lawrence Schultis focuses on trademark, copyright, and computer law and business issues. A former associate, Schultis received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. In Northern Virginia, Shaw Pittman promoted two of its attorneys into the partnership ranks. Eric Fingerhut, a 35-year-old former counsel, advises clients on trademark, copyright, and Internet-related intellectual property and technology issues. He received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Gino Zaccardelli, a former of counsel, works in the firm’s trusts and estates practice group, and concentrates on estate planning and administration. Zaccardelli, 39, graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Adding to its tax practice, Shaw Pittman picked up as a lateral Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner Ellen Harrison. Harrison, 54, focuses mainly on trusts and estates, in addition to tax controversies, and income, gift, and estate tax planning. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Also in the D.C. office, Francisco Montero, a one-time director at the Federal Communications Commission, focuses on representing telecommunications and media companies on corporate finance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and he counsels clients on technology and FCC regulatory issues. Montero, 40, is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School. James Blalock III, former head of the corporate group in the D.C. office of Andrews & Kurth, joined Shaw Pittman as a partner in the corporate and securities practice. Blalock’s focus is on securities transactions and structured finance, although his 17 years of transactional work include experience with mergers and acquisitions, commercial property loans, and other matters. Blalock, 42, received his J.D. from Tulane Law School. Two real estate attorneys defected to Shaw Pittman from D.C.’s Wilkes Artis. Maureen Dwyer, a real estate specialist, emphasizes zoning and municipal law. Dwyer, 49, attended Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Also joining in the real estate group was Phil Feola, 53, who focuses on real estate, land use, and zoning issues. He graduated from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Shaw Pittman also acquired a class of 12 lateral partners last year in an April merger with D.C. communications firm Fisher Wayland Cooper Leader & Zaragoza. The attorneys who came along were: Lauren Lynch Flick, a 35-year-old communications specialist, is a graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Scott Flick, a mass media and new communications technologies specialist, graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. He is 37 years old. Barry Gottfried, 52, focuses on commercial litigation issues involving communications law. He also has handled an array of antitrust, securities, copyright and trademark issues. He graduated from Harvard Law School. Clifford Harrington, a communications specialist, focuses on an array of litigation and transactional work, such as network affiliation agreements and ownership matters. Harrington, 53, holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado. Bruce Jacobs, 46, counsels clients on new technologies that are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. He also serves as counsel to a number of high-tech organizations. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. In the communications practice, Martin Leader counsels large mass media companies and investment and merchant banks, among others, on radio spectrum issues. Leader, 60, graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law. Miles Mason concentrates on communications issues, with an emphasis on television and radio broadcasting, telecommunications, and the Internet. Mason, 40, graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Also joining from Fisher Wayland was David Oxenford, 46, who focuses on transactional and regulatory broadcast issues, including representing broadcast stations and other clients in the industry. He graduated from Emory University School of Law. Glenn Richards, 39, is a communications specialist. His clients, in tax and corporate matters, include long distance carriers, satellite licensees, and telecommunications trade associations. He graduated from New York Law School. Kathryn Schmeltzer, 54, concentrates on counseling radio and television licensees, and others on regulatory issues, including proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission. She is an alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law. Douglas Woloshin, 52, focuses on an array of tax and corporate business law matters, including corporate reorganizations and employment matters. He is an alumnus of Georgetown University Law Center. Richard Zaragoza, a Boston College Law School alumnus, focuses on communications matters, representing clients in a range of business consultation, transactional and litigation matters. Zaragoza, 56, was previously a name partner at Fisher Wayland. In addition, Shaw Pittman picked up a team of three attorneys from D.C.’s Crowell & Moring. They were Lawrence Gotts, Aslan Baghdadi, and Michael Bednarek. Baghdadi, 57, focuses on intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Prior to his career in the law, Baghdadi worked as a physicist at Motorola, designing semiconductor devices. He graduated from George Washington University Law School. Bednarek, 40, focuses on high-tech intellectual property counseling and litigation. He graduated from George Washington University Law School. Gotts, the former chair of the litigation group at Crowell & Moring, and head of the firm’s intellectual property practice, emphasizes patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright counseling and procurement and intellectual property licensing and disputes. Gotts, 42, graduated from George Washington University Law School. The firm also picked up corporate partner Michele Ross, 44, who joined Shaw Pittman from New York’s Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel. She focuses primarily on the capital markets, and handles finance transactions for banks and other corporate centers. She received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Marc Pearl, a high-tech lobbyist, joined Shaw Pittman after a stint as senior vice president of government affairs for the Information Technology Association of America. Pearl, 50, kick-started a lobbying group focused on such technology policy issues as privacy, immigration visas, and electronic signatures. He graduated from Emory University School of Law. Joining in the firm’s Northern Virginia office was John Harper, who came to the firm’s tax practice after 17 years with Tucker Flyer, which merged with Venable in 1999. Harper, 47, focuses on corporate and business tax with an emphasis on technology companies. He holds a J.D. and an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM New York’s Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom reported no partner promotions in its D.C. office. But it took in one lateral partner to the tax group: Kenneth Gideon. Gideon, a former chief counsel to the Internal Revenue Service and a one-time assistant secretary of the treasury for tax policy, was previously a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Gideon, 54, holds a J.D. from Yale Law School. STEPTOE & JOHNSON Steptoe & Johnson elevated two D.C. attorneys to partner this year. Kenneth Ewing, an attorney at the firm since 1993, works on antitrust and international trade matters. Before joining Steptoe, Ewing, 36, was a visiting foreign associate in the D�sseldorf office of a German law firm, focusing on German and European Union antitrust law. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Law. An international telecommunications and electronic commerce specialist, Maury Shenk, 34, assists e-business clients with regulatory and policy matters, and oversees the firm’s involvement in encryption export control issues. Shenk is an alumnus of Stanford Law School. Steptoe also added new partner Christopher Tai to the firm’s technology and telecommunications group. Tai comes to the firm after one year at SkyOnline Inc., a D.C.-based wireless communications provider, where he was vice president, general counsel, and secretary. Prior to that post, he was vice president and general counsel for Lockheed Martin Telecommunications. Tai, 40, is a Yale Law School alumnus. Mary Ann Mancini joined the firm as a partner in the trusts and estates practice. The former head of estate planning at now-defunct Tucker Flyer, Mancini focuses on estate, gift, and income tax, and business planning for entrepreneurs and their families. A graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, Mancini is 43 years old. SWIDLER BERLIN SHEREFF FRIEDMAN Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman promoted seven attorneys to the partnership: In the employment and litigation group, Gregory Homer, 46, focuses on such Equal Employment Opportunity matters as discrimination and employment tort actions and breach of contract claims. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. David Klein, 37, concentrates on litigation matters, with an emphasis on insurance disputes. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School. Glenn Miller, 33, is a specialist on tax matters. He graduated from Harvard Law School. Timothy Ngau is a 47-year-old alumnus of Boston University School of Law. Nancy Spooner, 34, works in the firm’s telecommunications practice. She holds a J.D. from William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Mary Wallace, a graduate of George Washington University Law School, works on a host of issues in the corporate group, including divestitures and restructurings. Priscilla Whitehead works in the firm’s telecommunications and international groups, where she focuses primarily on matters in Latin America. Whitehead, 40, is a Georgetown University Law Center alumna. The lone lateral partner joining the firm was Edward Pennington, a 44-year-old graduate of George Mason University School of Law. WILEY, REIN & FIELDING Five attorneys were named partner at D.C.’s Wiley, Rein & Fielding. Former associate Mary Borja, 31, is a member of the litigation and insurance practices. She graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. In the communications practice, John Burgett, 33, works with clients in the broadcast industry on transactional and regulatory matters. He received a J.D. and a master’s degree in communications from Syracuse University. Tanja Hens, 31, is a member of the franchise and litigation practices, where her concentration is on litigating and arbitrating franchise disputes. She holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Scott McCaleb concentrates on such government contract matters as bid protests and claims preparation in the firm’s government contracts group. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, McCaleb, 34, is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law and at the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s School. Communications team member Suzanne Yelen, 32, assists clients in drafting global telecommunications agreements and handling issues involving the Federal Communications Commission. She is a Yale Law School alumna. Additionally, two partners from the health insurance practice at D.C.’s Miller & Chevalier joined Wiley Rein. Making the move were Kathryn Bucher and Dorthula Powell-Woodson. Bucher, 42, has represented health care contractors on government contract issues and federal regulatory compliance, in addition to her work representing clients involved in Medicare and other health care programs. She received her J.D. from Cornell Law School. A former assistant attorney general in Virginia, Powell-Woodson, 44, is an expert on legal and business aspects of health care management. She graduated from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law. Former Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld partner L. Kay Tatum made a lateral move to the firm’s corporate practice. Tatum, 49, handles a host of business-related issues, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and public and private financing. She received her J.D. from the University of Houston’s Bates College of Law. John Fiorini III, a mass media and telecommunications specialist, made a lateral move to Wiley Rein from Gardner, Carton & Douglas, where he was a partner. He focuses on representing and counseling radio and television clients on federal regulatory laws. Fiorini, 54, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. WILMER, CUTLER & PICKERING D.C.’s Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering promoted eight attorneys to partner. Brigida Benitez, 32, specializes in employment and product liability litigation and does internal investigations for corporate clients. She is a 1993 graduate of Boston College Law School. Karan Bhatia, 32, is a Columbia Law School graduate in the firm’s international aviation and defense group, where he handles regulatory and transactional matters. Satish Kini, 35, is also a Columbia Law School graduate who works for international clients on litigation, financial, and regulatory matters. Stuart Delery, a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Sandra Day O’Connor, specializes in securities litigation. Delery, 32, is a graduate of Yale Law School. Jennifer Drogula, 36, earned her degree from Duke University School of Law and handles financial and transactional matters in the firm’s Latin American practice. Bankruptcy specialist Craig Goldblatt, 32, is a University of Chicago Law School alumnus who specializes in the high-tech sector. Glynn Key, 36, works in the firm’s corporate practice, advising companies on mergers and acquisitions and licensing agreements. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Fellow University of Virginia School of Law graduate Mark Shelton, 33, specializes in securities work, including enforcement issues. The firm brought on four laterals over the course of last year. In an effort to beef up its aviation and defense practice, the firm added partners Bruce Rabinovitz and Jeffrey Manley. The two, both from the D.C. office of Chicago’s Kirkland & Ellis, brought along a slew of clients including United Air Lines Inc. United and Lufthansa — already a Wilmer Cutler client — are the largest carriers in the Star alliance, the world’s biggest airline coalition. Rabinovitz graduated from George Washington University Law School, while Manley is a Harvard Law School alumnus. Wilmer Cutler also picked up John Ryan from the D.C. office of Minneapolis-based Dorsey & Whitney, where he served as co-chair of the firm’s patent practice. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law and holds an LL.M. from George Washington University Law School. Veronica Kayne joined Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering after serving as assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition in the Anti-competitive Practices Division. At the firm, she focuses on antitrust and competition law, in addition to her work on intellectual property and e-commerce matters. She received her J.D. from Villanova University.

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