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As Washingtonian.com reported last night, there have been more departures from Howrey’s Washington office this week, as the firm winds down as an independent operation. Antitrust partner C. Scott Hataway joined Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Roger Klein, previously chair of Howrey’s corporate-and-transactional group and general counsel to the firm, jumped to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.

Klein told Washingtonian.com that he started looking for a new firm about a month ago, when “it became clear to me that Howrey was not going to be able to continue to operate as a separate, standalone entity.” Klein said he wanted to make his own decision about where he’d go next rather than wait to see if Howrey finds another firm to combine with.

There were some high-profile new additions to the lobbying firm APCO Worldwide. Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson joined the firm as chairman of its executive-advisory service, Global Political Strategies. Mark Medish, a senior member of the National Security Council during the Bill Clinton administration, also joined APCO’s Global Political Strategies.

Holland & Knight welcomed former DC city administrator Neil Albert to its public-policy-and-regulation practice.

Wiley Rein announced that former Federal Election Commission chairman Michael Toner will rejoin the firm this month from Bryan Cave. Toner started his legal career as an associate at Wiley Rein. He’ll return as cochair of the firm’s election-law-and-government-ethics practice.

Nossaman welcomed Shelby Hagenauer as a senior policy adviser and Katherine Belinski as an associate in its public-policy group. Hagenauer was previously legislative director to House majority whip Kevin McCarthy. Belinski joined from the Federal Election Commission, where she was senior counsel to the chair.

Margaret R.A. Paradis joined Morris, Manning & Martin as a partner in the firm’s funds-and-alternative-investments practice. Paradis previously practiced at Baker & McKenzie.

There are also promotions to report:

Hogan Lovells elevated eight lawyers to partner in its DC and Northern Virginia offices. They are Miranda Berge, Logan Breed, Jessica Ellsworth, Michael Heyl, Kevin Greenslade, Todd Overman, Nadine Peters, and Michele Sartori.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney promoted Washington attorney David Taylor to partner.

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