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Michael Castle Lands at DLA Piper: Power Circuit

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Former Delaware Rep. Michael Castle has joined DLA Piper. Photo courtesy of DLA Piper.

Remember Michael Castle? He served nine terms as the sole US congressman from Delaware before running for the Senate in 2010. Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell beat him in the Republican primary. Well, Castle has just landed at DLA Piper, where he’s a partner in the government-affairs practice and will split his time between the Washington and Wilmington offices. The average DLA Piper partner took home more than $1 million last year, so Castle seems to be recovering well from his surprising 2010 loss.

The New York-based defense firm Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer has opened a Washington office, which will be led by its recent addition, partner Lisa Prager, from Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. Prager focuses on government investigations, regulatory and criminal enforcement matters, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act work. In addition to her private-practice career, Prager has also held high-ranking positions at the Commerce Department and was a prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office in DC.

Vinson & Elkins welcomed antitrust partner Craig Seebald to its Washington office. Seebald previously practiced at McDermott Will & Emery.

Julia Sullivan joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a partner in the energy regulatory group. She had a solo practice before joining the firm.

Venable welcomed Christopher Condeluci as counsel in its employee-benefits-and-executive-compensation practice. He was previously at Miller & Chevalier.

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