Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - 41

ATTORNEY BRIEFS
By John Murph
HONORS & APPOINTMENTS
Thomas Susman, strategic advisor for governmental
affairs and global programs at the
American Bar Association, received the National
Institute for Lobbying & Ethics' first Lifetime
Achievement Award... Jeffrey P. Mahoney,
general counsel of the Council of Institutional
Investors, was recognized by Feedspot for having
the number one corporate governance
podcast, The Voice of Corporate Governance...
Stephen Cobb, a member of Cozen O'Connor,
was named the inaugural Democracy Fellow
of the ABA Section of State and Local Government
Law's Defending Democracy Initiative...
DLA Piper partners Sam Knowles and Dawn
E. Stern were appointed cochairs of the firm's
government contracts practice... Danielle
Turnipseed became the new chief public policy
officer of the Association of American Medical
Colleges... Adrian Azer has assumed the
role of office managing partner of the Washington,
D.C., office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.
ILAN WEINBERGER
ON THE MOVE
Charles F.
Blanchard, a government
contracts
attorney, joined
Bradley Arant Boult
Cummings LLP as
an associate in the
construction practice
group... Ilan
Weinberger, a
mergers and acquisitions
attorney,
joined McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC as of
counsel... Matthew D. Morton, specializing in
regulatory transactions, and Kristin Sanford,
an antitrust attorney, became partners at Weil
Gotshal & Manges LLP... Mayer Brown LLP welcomed
Matthew Bernstein and John Merrigan
as partners in its public policy, regulatory,
and government affairs practice group. The
firm promoted to partnership Christa L.
Bieker (financial services regulatory and enforcement
practice), Henry H. Jin (banking and
finance), Michael J. Kerman (state and local
tax), Rachel J. Lamorte (litigation and dispute
resolution, antitrust), Don H. Min (intellectual
property), Minh Olivier Nguyen-Dang (litigation
and dispute resolution), and Amber C.
Thomson (litigation and dispute resolution,
cybersecurity). The firm named as counsel
Gretel Echarte Morales (litigation and dispute
resolution, international trade), Alison T.
Gelsleichter (intellectual property), and Peter
S. Kim (financial services regulatory and enforcement)...
James Beers, an environmental
attorney, joined Troutman Pepper Hamilton
Sanders LLP as a partner... Potomac Law
Group welcomed as partners Lisa Poole (tax),
Richard " Jake " Gagnon (tax), Ross Vincenti
(corporate law), Heidi Salow (privacy and cybersecurity),
and Andrew J. Enschedé (insurance
recovery and risk management, litigation
and government investigations)... Elisabeth
(Lisa) Baker-Pham, specializing in security
clearance law
and procedure,
became a partner
at Kalijarvi, Chuzi,
Newman & Fitch,
P.C. Margaret S.
House, an employment
attorney,
joined the firm as
an associate...
Jenna McGrath, an
energy regulations
attorney, joined
Milbank LLP as a
partner in its global
project, energy,
MARGARET HOUSE
and infrastructure finance group... Matthew
Comstock, a regulatory and enforcement attorney,
became a partner in Willkie Farr & Gallagher
LLP's asset management department...
Ketan D. Bhirud is now a member of Cozen
O'Connor's state attorneys general group...
Val Dahiya joined Morrison & Foerster LLP
as a partner in its capital markets group...
Benjamin Waisbren, a bankruptcy litigation
and restructuring attorney, joined Boies Schiller
Flexner LLP as a partner... Eversheds Sutherland
(US) LLP welcomed transactional tax attorney
Charles Hwang as senior counsel in the
firm's Washington, D.C., office... Rachel Alpert
has become chief counsel to the U.S. Treasury
Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control...
William Barksdale joined Jenner &
Block LLP as special counsel to the firm's energy
practice group... Timothy Hruby, specializing
in international trade regulation, joined
Blank Rome LLP as of counsel in the firm's international
trade group... Jennifer E. Fried
joined Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett
& Dunner, LLP as a partner leading the firm's
advertising practice... Celeste Letourneau, a
registered nurse with both in-house and private
practice experience, has joined Troutman
Pepper Hamilton
Sanders LLP as a
partner in its transactional
practice
group in Washington,
D.C.... Uttam
Dhillon joined
Frost Brown Todd
Attorneys as a partner;
he also serves
as principal with
the firm's public
affairs subsidiary,
CivicPoint... Littler
Mendelson P.C. has elevated Meredith
Schramm-Strosser to shareholder... Dechert
LLP has added Cynthia Beyea as a partner in
its global financial services group.
UTTAM DHILLON
AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
Stuart Streichler wrote Presidential Accountability
in Wartime: President Bush, the Treatment
of Detainees, and the Laws of War (University of
Michigan Press)... Priscilla J. " Sally " Mattison,
of counsel to Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C., presented
" Update on Music Industry Sustainability
Efforts " at the Cool Out 2023 conference in
the Cayman Islands... Lars Noah, a law professor
at the University of Florida, published Law
and the Public's Health: Cases, Controversies, and
Covid-19 (Carolina Academic Press).
COMPANY NEWS
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
named Lathrop GPM a 2023 Top Performer
and Compass Award winner... Bradley Arant
Boult Cummings LLP was recognized by the
Diversity & Flexibility Alliance for " Tipping the
Scales " toward gender parity in its 2023 partner
class. The firm was also honored by the 2024
edition of Best Law Firms with six Tier 1 national
rankings in the practice areas of commercial
litigation, construction law, banking and finance
litigation, construction litigation, real
estate litigation, and mass tort litigation/class
actions... Venable Foundation, the philanthropic
arm of Venable LLP, awarded an impact
grant totaling $250,000 to Kids in Need of Defense
(KIND).
D.C. Bar members in good standing are
welcome to submit announcements
for this column. Email submissions to
attorneybriefs@dcbar.org.
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Notice to Members
From Our President
Calendar of Events
Practice Management
Toward Well-Being
Defending Diversity: Rise of DEI-Focused Practices
Will Law Firms Stay the Course on Improving Diversity?
Unlocking the Potential of Diverse Talent
We Belong: Black Students in the IP Talent Pipeline
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: Her Legacy Lives on Through Us
Get to Know The Appellate Project
Speaking Up for Lawyers With Invisible Disability
Special Section: 25 Years of the Youth Law Fair
Taking the Stand
Worth Reading
Member Spotlight
On Further Review
Attorney Briefs
Speaking of Ethics
Disciplinary Summaries
The Pro Bono Effect
A Slice of Wry
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Notice to Members
Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - From Our President
Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Calendar of Events
Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Practice Management
Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Toward Well-Being
Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Defending Diversity: Rise of DEI-Focused Practices
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Will Law Firms Stay the Course on Improving Diversity?
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Unlocking the Potential of Diverse Talent
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - We Belong: Black Students in the IP Talent Pipeline
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - 23
Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: Her Legacy Lives on Through Us
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Get to Know The Appellate Project
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Speaking Up for Lawyers With Invisible Disability
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Special Section: 25 Years of the Youth Law Fair
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Taking the Stand
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Worth Reading
Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Member Spotlight
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - On Further Review
Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Attorney Briefs
Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Speaking of Ethics
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - Disciplinary Summaries
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - The Pro Bono Effect
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Washington Lawyer - March/April 2024 - A Slice of Wry
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