ALLEN & OVERY
Barbara Stettner, 50, and David Slade, 59, have been named managing partner and senior partner at Allen & Overy’s Washington office. Previously, they were partner and managing partner, respectively. Stettner, who represents financial institutions, earned her J.D. and LL.M. from Pepperdine University School of Law and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Slade earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
ALSTON & BIRD
Stephen Ornstein, 49, has joined Alston & Bird’s Washington office as partner in the capital markets practice. He counsels national mortgage companies, mortgage insurers and financial institutions. Previously, he was a partner at Dentons. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Jay Ryan, 46, has joined Baker Botts’ Washington office as partner in the global projects practice. He focuses on energy-related transactions, regulatory matters and litigation. Previously, he was a partner at Van Ness Feldman. He earned his J.D. and LL.M.s from DePaul University College of Law, American University Washington College of Law and George Washington University Law School, respectively.
BRACEWELL & GIULIANI
Anne Northup, 65, has joined Brace­well & Giuliani’s Washington office as strategist and adviser in the policy-resolution group. Previously, Northup served as a commissioner on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College.
Stephen Best, 48, has joined Brown Rudnick’s Washington office as partner in the white-collar defense and government-investigations group. He focuses on anti-corruption matters, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission cases. Previously, he was the head of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s white-collar criminal defense and investigations group. He earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
Jean-Paul Lavalleye, 57, has joined Dickstein Shapiro’s Washington office as partner in the intellectual property practice. He focuses his practice on patent counseling, disputes and litigation. Previously, he was a partner at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt. He earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Michelle Gambino, 40, has joined Greenberg Traurig’s Tysons Corner, Va., office as partner in the litigation practice. Previously, she was senior counsel to McGuireWoods. She earned her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law.
SHEPPARD , MULLIN , RICHTER & HAMPTON
Gardner Gillespie, 67, Dave Thomas, 51, and Paul Werner, 37, have joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton’s Washington office as partners in the business trial practice group and communications team. Previously, all three were partners at Hogan Lovells. They earned their J.D.s from the University of Virginia School of Law, Boston University School of Law and Vanderbilt University Law School, respectively.
VAN NESS FELDMAN
Norm Dicks, 73, has joined Van Ness Feldman’s Washington and Seattle offices as senior policy counsel in the government relations and public policy team. He focuses on environmental public policy, strategic and regulatory issues. Previously, he was the U.S. representative for sixth district of Washington state. He earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.
Anna Gomez, 46, has joined Wiley Rein’s Washington office as partner in the communications practice. Previously, she served as deputy assistant secretary for communications and information with the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunica­tions and Information Administration. She earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.