By Thai Phi Le
Honors and Appointments
Jason Schwartz, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, has been elected secretary to the board of directors of Retail Litigation Center… Fernando Pinguelo, a member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has joined the board of governors of the Organization of Legal Professionals… Leslie Alan Glick, a partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, has been appointed cochair of the Mexico Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law… The Independent Publisher has awarded Mary Claire Mahaney’s novel Osaka Heat the Gold Medal (romance category) and Silver Medal (multicultural fiction category) at its annual eLit Awards… Daniel Marti, a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, was one of four people selected as Rising Stars of the legal industry by Diversity & the Bar, a publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association… Andrew Radding, a member of the Baltimore law firm Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC, is serving as president of the Bar Association of Baltimore City.
On the Move
Brigida Benitez has joined Steptoe & Johnson LLP as partner in the firm’s international regulation and compliance and commercial litigation practices… Intellectual property litigator Nathaniel Bruno has transferred from the San Francisco office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP to the firm’s Washington, D.C., office… Murray Sacks has joined Miller Friel, PLLC as of counsel… Professor Jane Aiken has been named associate dean for clinical education, public interest, and community service programs at Georgetown University Law Center… Federal energy regulatory lawyer Hugh Hilliard has joined O’Melveny & Myers LLP as counsel in the firm’s project development and real estate practice group… Casey Cooper and David Lorello have joined Covington & Burling LLP as partner in the firm’s anticorruption practice. Both are based in London… Lawrence Acker and Brian D. O’Neill have joined Van Ness Feldman as of counsel… Michelle Cohen has joined Ifrah Law, PLLC as member, serving as chair of the firm’s e–commerce group… Jeff E. Schwartz has joined Fox Rothschild LLP as partner in the firm’s intellectual property department… Matthew L. Fedowitz has joined Merchant & Gould, focusing his practice on Hatch–Waxman litigation… Jocelyn C. Bramble and Mark A. Walsh have joined Duane Morris LLP as partner… Sheldon M. McGee and H. David Starr have been promoted to partner at Nath, Goldberg & Meyer… U.S. International Trade Commission trial lawyer Kent R. Stevens has joined McKool Smith as a principal… Randy Bregman, a partner at Salans LLP, has been named an adjunct professor at The Harriman Institute at Columbia University, teaching a course on modern Russian history from Gorbachev to the present… Glenn B. Manishin has joined Troutman Sanders LLP as partner in the firm’s antitrust practice group… Ahren S. Tryon has joined Cozen O’Connor as a member of the firm’s energy, environmental, and public utility practice group… Bradley D. Wine has joined Morrison & Foerster LLP as partner and cochair of the firm’s government contracts practice group… Thomas C. Jensen has joined Holland & Hart LLP as partner in the firm’s energy, environment, and natural resources practice… Catherine Karen has joined Sidley Austin LLP as counsel in the firm’s government strategies group… Energy attorney Michael J. Rustum has joined Fulbright & Jaworski LLP as senior counsel… Leza Conliffe has joined the Office of General Counsel of the National School Boards Association in Alexandria, Virginia, as a senior staff attorney… Energy attorney Jeffrey J. Williamson has joined Fulbright & Jaworski LLP as senior counsel… Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP partner Gary Bronstein has been elected as leader of the firm’s financial institutions team.
Billy Martin and Geoff Gitner have established Martin & Gitner PLLC, which specializes in civil and criminal litigation, including white collar defense, corporate and internal investigations, and business and corporate litigation. Its office is located at 2121 K Street NW, suite 850. Kerry Verdi also has joined the firm as partner.
Kenneth L. Marcus, president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, served as guest editor of the 2012 special issue on campus anti-Semitism of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism… Glenn T. Ware and Suzanne Rich Folsom cowrote “Reducing Corruption Risk by Disrupting Moral Hazard,” which was published by Law360 in May 2012.
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