Arnold & Porter lands a high-ranking Justice Department attorney, lawyers return to practice from the White House and a New Jersey senator’s office, and Wiley Rein adds an aviation expert to work on drones.
Here’s the recent roundup of Washington-area hires and promotions announced in the third week of April:
Arnold & Porter
Amy Jeffress joins the firm as a partner in the white-collar defense and national security practice. Previously, she was the U.S. Department of Justice’s legal attache to the U.S. Embassy in London. Jeffress earned her J.D. from Yale Law School.
Tom DiBiagio, a criminal defense attorney and litigator, joins the firm as a partner. Previously, he was a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge and had served as U.S. Attorney in Maryland. DiBiagio earned his J.D. from University of Richmond School of Law.
Latham & Watkins
Jonathan Su rejoins the firm as a partner in the litigation department, focusing on white-collar defense and investigations. Previously, he served as special counsel to President Barack Obama. Su earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
McKenna Long & Aldridge
Benjamin Dunham joins the firm as counsel in the public policy and regulatory affairs department. Previously, he served as chief counsel to the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Dunham earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Jeffrey Grill, a corporate and securities partner, is promoted to managing partner of the firm’s Washington office. He succeeds Christine Nicolaides Kearns, who becomes chief legal and administrative officer at B.F. Saul Company. Grill earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Lori Alvino McGill joins the firm as a partner in the appellate practice. Previously, she was a partner at Latham & Watkins. McGill earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Roger Rosendahl and George Pavlenishvili join the firm as partners in its energy development practice group. Previously, they worked at DLA Piper. Rosendahl earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Pavlenishvili, a native of Ukraine, earned his J.D. from Odessa Law Academy in Ukraine.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Patrick Oot joins the firm as a partner in its e-discovery, data and document management practice. Previously, he was senior special counsel for electronic discovery at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s general counsel office. Oot earned his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.
Daniel Ferrel McInnis joins the firm’s business litigation group as a partner. Previously, he worked at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. McInnis earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Gary Michel joins the firm’s aviation practice and its unmanned aircraft systems, or drone, working group as consulting counsel. Previously, he worked at the Federal Aviation Administration. Michel earned his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.
Please send notices of new Washington-area hires or promotions to Katelyn Polantz at firstname.lastname@example.org Notices include new title and area of specialization, previous place of employment and title, and education.