By Thai Phi Le
Honors and Appointments
Lucia Anna “Pia” Trigiani, a principal with MercerTrigiani law firm in Alexandria, Virginia, was named 2012 Leader of the Year by Virginia Lawyers Weekly… The Law Offices of Jonathon R. Moore, PLLC has been named the Best Partner Firm, Correspondent Member 2012, by Eurojuris International… Markus T. Funk, a partner at Perkins Coie LLP’s Denver office, has been named 2012 Lawyer of the Year by Law Week Colorado… Jason E. Fisher, a community associations attorney at Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered, in Bethesda, Maryland, has been admitted to the College of Community Association Lawyers… Albert G. Lauber, a visiting professor of law and director of the Graduate Tax and Securities Programs at Georgetown University Law Center, has been appointed a judge of the United States Tax Court… Kenneth I. Juster, a partner and managing director at Warburg Pincus LLC, has been elected to membership in the Trilateral Commission and the American Academy of Diplomacy… Kamal Jafarnia, counsel at Alston & Bird LLP, has been appointed to the board of directors for Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.
On the Move
Aziz Burgy, Kevin R. Pinkney, Amy E. L. Schoenhard, and Andrew C. Udin have been promoted to partner at Arent Fox LLP. Jennifer L. Bougher and Kinley Bray have been elevated to counsel… Jennifer Duncan Hackett has been elected partner at Dickstein Shapiro LLP in the firm’s litigation practice… Jason M. Knott has been named partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, focusing his practice on civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and government investigations… Theodore P. Stein has joined the litigation practice of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP in the firm’s Bethesda, Maryland, office… Jennifer A. Manner has joined EchoStar Corporation as vice president of regulatory affairs… Anne K. Dailey, Siran S. Faulders, Christopher R. Jones, Karen Kruse, Clarence Y. Lee, Matthew J. Murcko, and Meredith E. Werner have been promoted to partner at Troutman Sanders LLP… Elisabeth M. Bentzinger and Mark D. Sherrill have been elected partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP… Laura Billings, Steven R. Dixon, and David T. Hardin have been elected member at Miller & Chevalier, Chartered… Randall Baldwin has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP as associate in the firm’s intellectual property department… Edward A. Pennington has joined Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP as partner, leading the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice. Jennifer L. Feldman, Chadwick A. Jackson, Sean T. C. Phelan, John P. Moy, Michael A. Schwartz, and Stephanie Scruggs also have joined the firm’s intellectual property practice… Karen A. McGee has been reelected managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP… M. David Stallings, Mark J. Stiller, and Geneau M. Thames have been elevated to partnership at Niles, Barton & Wilmer LLP… Environmental lawyer E. Donald Elliott has joined Covington & Burling LLP as senior of counsel…
Singleton B. McAllister has joined Williams Mullen as partner in the firm’s federal government relations practice.
Bruder, Gentile & Marcoux, LLP has combined its law practice with Schiff Hardin and will operate under the name Schiff Hardin LLP… Cooley LLP has moved its office to the Warner Building located at 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW… Marc Borbely has opened the D.C. Tenants’ Rights Center, providing tenants a range of low–cost legal services and a resource center across the street from Superior Court of the District of Columbia… Indian law attorney Jeffrey C. Nelson has joined Kanji & Katzen, PLLC as counsel and opened an office for the firm at 1250 Connecticut Avenue NW.
Mark V. Vlasic, senior fellow and adjunct professor of law at the Institute for Law, Science & Global Security at Georgetown University and principal at Madison Law & Strategy Group PLLC, has written on topics ranging from Syria’s civil war to the impact of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower bounty. His works have run in the Atlantic, Durham Law Review, Huffington Post, Georgetown Journal of International Law, Fletcher Forum on World Affairs, and CNN World… Kenneth May, senior legal editor with Bloomberg BNA, has edited How Arbitration Works, Seventh Edition, which was published by BNA Books… Rawn James Jr. has written The Double V: How Wars, Protest and Harry Truman Desegregated America’s Military, which was published by Bloomsbury Press.
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