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ATTORNEY BRIEFS
By John Murph
HONORS & APPOINTMENTS
The National Legal Aid & Defender Association
named Crowell & Moring LLP a 2021 Beacon
of Justice Award winner for its pro bono
work addressing systemic racial disparities...
Jonathan Lenzner was appointed acting U.S.
attorney for the District of Maryland... Eric
P. Gallun, chief of staff at the Federal Bureau
of Investigation's Office of the General Counsel,
was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army
Reserve JAG Corps... Bradley Arant Boult
Cummings LLP partner T. Sky Woodward
joined the board of directors of Helping
Up Mission in Baltimore and was appointed
to the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Woodward was also elected as an American
Bar Foundation Fellow. Carol R. Van Cleef,
counsel at Bradley, has been appointed as an
independent director of the BTCS Inc. board
of directors. Bradley associate Kya Henley was
selected for the 2021 Leadership Council on
Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program. Attorneys
Connor M. Blair, Lee-Ann C. Brown, Joshua
Dhyani, Andrea J. Kotrosits, Anna M.
Lashley, Patrick R. Quigley, John Parker
Sweeney, and Jessica Zurlo were named
to the 2020 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll...
Merchant & Gould P.C., a national intellectual
property firm, launched a $5,000 merit scholarship
at nine schools, including the George
Washington University Law School, for students
coming from diverse backgrounds.
ON THE MOVE
Robert A. Smith, a complex financial transactions
attorney, joined Akerman LLP's franchise
and licensing practice as partner... Joshua
Sterling, former director of the Market
Participants Division of the Commodity Futures
Trading Commission, became partner at Jones
Day. Brian C. Rabbitt, former acting assistant
attorney general of the U.S. Department of
Justice's Criminal Division, also became partner.
The firm also welcomed four former U.S.
Supreme Court clerks from the October 2019
term - Audrey Beck, H. Hunter Bruton,
Joseph Falvey, and Mark Jia... Jennifer
Short, a white collar defense and investigations
attorney, became partner at Blank Rome LLP.
Don Norden, a transportation, government
finance, and land use attorney, joined Blank
Rome Government Relations LLC... Arjun
Garg, former chief counsel and acting deputy
administrator of the Federal Aviation
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Carter Simpson,
an antitrust
and classaction
litigator,
became partner
at Hunton
Andrews Kurth
LLP.
Administration, has joined Hogan Lovells LLP's
global regulatory practice as partner. Cybil
Gregory Roehrenbeck, a health care law and
policy attorney, also joined the firm's government
relations and public affairs practice as
partner. Steve Argeris, an entertainment law
attorney, and Lowell M. Zeta, a public health
attorney, became counsel at the firm... Jim
Clancy, a former trial attorney in the antitrust
division of the Department of Justice and
former assistant U.S. attorney in the Middle
District of Pennsylvania, became of counsel at
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC... Sonia Barros,
former chief corporate governance counsel in
the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, was
named partner in Sidley Austin LLP's capital
markets group... Gene Rossi, a former prosecutor
with the Department of Justice, became
a shareholder at Carlton Fields, P.A.... Ashley
Hutto-Schultz, a regulatory attorney in the
mortgage industry, joined Davis Wright
Tremaine LLP as counsel... Libbey Van Pelt,
a former federal prosecutor and experienced
trial lawyer, joined Clinton & Peed as partner...
Drew Patty, an IP attorney, became a
managing member of McGlinchey Stafford
PLLC's Baton Rouge office... Walter J. Dunn,
a transactional attorney, joined Stites &
Harbison PPLC... Benjamin Rippeon, a tax
attorney, joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
LLP as a partner in the firm's tax practice...
Benjamin Saul, a consumer finance attorney,
joined Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder
in the firm's financial regulatory and compliance
practice... Erin Cho became partner at
Mayer Brown LLP's employment and benefits
group... T. J. Sullivan, a complex regulatory
and transactional attorney specializing in taxexempt
entities, became partner at Potomac
Law Group, PLLC... Venable LLP welcomed
Margaret K. Fawal, Jay C. Johnson, Elizabeth
K. Lowe, Calvin R. Nelson, and Ariel S. Wolf
to its partnership. The firm promoted associates
Jean Yin Crews, Mary M. Gardner,
Joseph R. Hicks, Benjamin E. Horowitz,
Leslie A. Lee, Meredith K. McCoy, Shahin
O. Rothermel, and William W. Weaver to
counsel... Lara Degenhart Cassidy, an insurance
coverage attorney, joined Hunton
Andrews Kurth LLP as special counsel...
Thomas F. Urban, a class-action litigator,
joined Fletcher, Heald & Hildretch, PLC... Loren
Pierce, a business and commercial litigator,
became a principal at Bressler, Amery & Ross,
P.C.... Ari Kasper was promoted to associate
general counsel (litigation) at eXp Realty...
Lawrence M. Prosen, a construction litigation
attorney, became a partner and shareholder in
Cozen O'Connor's construction law group.
AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
Radiance W. Harris, founder and managing
attorney of Radiance IP Law, LLC, published
Trademark Like a Boss: The Ultimate Step-By-Step
Guide to Protecting Your Brand... Leonard
Wang wrote the portfolio " Avoiding Material
Omissions Under the Federal Securities Laws, "
published by Bloomberg Tax & Accounting...
Alan Miller and Durwood Zaelke coauthored
(with Stephen O. Anderson) the book
Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!... Michael
A. D'Anton, a psychologist and attorney at law,
published Paid Friendship: An Unorthodox Guide
to Achieving Mental Health... Jessica Markham,
a family law attorney and managing principal
at Markham Law Firm, authored Represent ing
Federal Employees and Their Spouses in Divorce: A
Practice Guide, published by the American Bar
Association.
COMPANY CHANGES
Jones Day established its State Attorney
General Enforcement, Investigations &
Litigation Practice Group... Venable LLP's
Trademark Prosecution and Counseling Group
launched its Wellbrand service, a naming
solution that leverages Venable's trademark law
intelligence to accelerate the process of finding
effective brand names... Attorneys David
Perry and David Dwares have formed
Stratagem Advisors LLC, a boutique consultancy
for liability insurance.
D.C. Bar members in good standing are
welcome to submit announcements for
this column. Email submissions to
attorneybriefs@dcbar.org.
Hunton Andrews Kurth

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DC Bar Annual Report
DC Bar Budget
Taking the Stand
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Member Spotlight
Worth Reading
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Disciplinary Summaries
Speaking of Ethics
The Pro Bono Effect
A Slice of Wry
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