Power Circuit

Washingtonian.com’s weekly roundup of hires and promotions on K Street and beyond

By: Marisa M. Kashino

As is the norm at the beginning of the year, lots of lawyers and lobbyists are leaving their current jobs for new endeavors.

Amanda Reeves has rejoined Latham & Watkins as counsel in the global antitrust-and-competition practice. She returns to the firm after serving as attorney advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch.

Sidley Austin has also welcomed back an attorney from government service. Joseph Guerra, until recently the principal deputy associate attorney general at the Justice Department, has returned as a partner in the appellate group.

Nossaman welcomed Kevin Sheys as a partner in its infrastructure practice. He previously practiced at K&L Gates.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck brought on Ryan Smith as of counsel, focusing on government relations, natural resources, litigation, and Indian law, and Jon Hrobsky as a senior policy advisor, focusing on government relations, natural resources, and energy. Smith was previously a legislative advisor to Republican Senator Jon Kyl, and Hrobsky was director of policy and government affairs for the National Oceans Industries Association.

Stephanie Perry joined Pasternak & Fidis as an associate in the estate-planning-and-administration practice. She previously practiced at the Atlanta firm Merritt Watson.

Ogilvy Government Relations welcomed Mike Hogan and Steve Tilton as senior vice presidents focused on government relations and health care. Hogan was most recently deputy chief of staff for Democratic Senator Ben Nelson, and Tilton was vice president for federal affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America.

Louis Jenny and Mary Caswell Alsfeld joined Carmen Group. Jenny, previously in government and public affairs at the National Association of Water Companies, is a senior associate. Alsfeld, who leaves the office of Republican Representative Anh Cao, is an associate.

There are more promotions to announce, too.

Intellectual Property firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt elected two partners: Jacob Doughty, a lawyer in the chemical-patent-prosecution group, and Andrew Harry, who belongs to the electrical-patent-prosecution practice.

Jenner & Block promoted three attorneys to partner in Washington: Daniel Chudd belongs to the litigation, government contracts, and defense and aerospace practices. Lindsay Harrison practices in the litigation department and the appellate and Supreme Court group.
Luke Platzer belongs to the litigation and creative-content practices.

Crowell & Moring elected one new partner in Washington: Elliott Laws, a member of the public-policy and environment-and-natural-resources groups.

Baker Hostetler elevated three of its Washington attorneys to partner: Loura Alaverdi focuses on commercial litigation, John Lehrer II is a member of the tax practice, and Michael Snarr concentrates on international and appellate litigation.

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