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Power Circuit: Promotions Galore

The new year brings lots of new partners.

Jay Eizenstat joined McDermott Will & Emery from Miller & Chevalier. Photograph courtesy of McDermott Will & Emery.

Jacob Farber has joined Perkins Coie as of counsel in the firm’s licensing and technology practice. He was previously counsel at Dickstein Shapiro.

McDermott Will & Emery welcomed international trade specialist Jay Eizenstat as a partner in its regulatory practice from Miller & Chevalier.

Arent Fox has promoted three Washington lawyers to partner: Sarah Bruno in the intellectual property group, and Joshua Fowkes and Matthew Wright in the litigation group.

And Daniel Lopez was promoted to counsel in the firm’s real estate practice.

Miller & Chevalier has elected four lawyers as “new members”—the firm’s term for partners.

Layla Aksakal, who focuses on federal taxation matters.

Elizabeth Drake, who practices in employee benefits.

Lamia Matta, who focuses on litigation, anti-corruption, and global compliance

And Daniel Patrick Wendt, in the international trade practice.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck made one new “shareholder”—its term for partner—in Washington: David Cohen, a member of the government relations, oversight and investigations, financial services, and homeland security groups.

Morrison & Foerster also made one new partner in its Washington office: Obrea Poindexter, a member of the financial services group.

Steptoe & Johnson has made five new partners who practice in Washington:

Michael Allan, a commercial and intellectual property litigator.

Michael Baratz, who practices in the litigation and international departments.

Jamie Beaber, a member of the intellectual property group and international department.

Brittany Prelogar, in the international department.

Andy Irwin, who focuses on international regulatory compliance and public procurement.

Steptoe has also promoted six lawyers to of counsel:

Bob Ayers focuses on white-collar criminal defense.

Kathy Gainey, a member of the litigation department.

Michael Gershberg, in the international department.

Jack Hayes, also a member of the international department.

Paul Lall, in the intellectual property group.

Alexis MacIvor, in the business solutions department.

Hogan Lovells has announced the promotion of eight new partners in its Washington and Northern Virginia offices:

Adam Bellack, corporate transactions, DC.

Benjamin Holt, antitrust, competition and economic regulation, DC.

Michael Larner, intellectual property, media and technology, Northern Virginia.

Michael McGill, government contracts, DC.

Randy Segal, corporate transactions, DC and Northern Virginia.

Olesya Spandau, corporate transactions, DC.

Timothy Tobin, privacy and information management, DC.

Paul Werner, government regulatory and communications, DC.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 and was a senior editor until 2022.