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Power Circuit: The Revolving Door Continues to Spin

Plus Dechert hires an “international counsel” from Ecuador.

Leslee Gilbert has joined Van Scoyoc Associates as a vice president. Photograph courtesy of Van Scoyoc Associates.

There are lots of moves out of the Justice Department to report this week, and one House staffer has crossed over to K Street.

Leslee Gilbert, most recently staff director and counsel for the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, is now a vice president at lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates, where she specializes in science and technology funding. After Republicans took control of the House in 2010, she became the leading staffer on the committee. She had previously been the committee’s Republican staff director.

Litigation boutique MoloLamken has welcomed Justin Shur from the Department of Justice, where he was deputy chief for the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division.

Monica Derbes Gibson, formerly a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Environmental Defense Section, has joined Venable as of counsel in its environmental compliance group.

McDermott Will & Emery has welcomed back Warren Rosborough as a partner in its global antitrust and compliance practice. Rosborough was previously in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, where he was a trial attorney. He was an associate at McDermott from 2004 to 2007.

Baker Hostetler has picked up two partners from Morrison & Foerster. Barry Bretschneider and John“Jack” Corrado have joined the firm’s intellectual property group. Corrado was formerly the head of Morrison & Foerster’s Washington and Northern Virginia litigation groups

Reed Smith’s financial industry group has added W. Thomas Conner as a partner. He came from Sutherland Asbill and Brennan.

George Marcou, formerly a partner at King & Spalding, has become a Washington-based partner at virtual intellectual property law firm Johnson, Marcou & Isaacs. Based in Savannah, Georgia, the virtual firm has employees located throughout the United States, including in the District.

Dechert has hired Alvaro Galindo as international counsel. Galindo, who is admitted to practice in Ecuador but is based in the firm’s Washington office, advises on international arbitration matters. Prior to joining Dechert, he served as director of the International Affairs and Arbitration Unit for the Republic of Ecuador’s Office of the Attorney General.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a possible wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.