- The Washington Times - Monday, September 15, 2008


• Duane Morris LLP partner John N. Maher was appointed general counsel of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Mr. Maher was a member of the intellectual property practice group at the Duane Morris Chicago office, where he practiced intellectual property law and commercial litigation. Before joining Duane Morris, Mr. Maher was a trial lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice.


• Cannon Design, an Arlington architectural, engineering and planning firm, promoted Lala-Rukh Waqar Matties to associate vice president. Ms. Waqar Matties worked with clients and design professionals on all aspects of creating projects from conception and design through construction prior to her promotion.

• Skanska USA Building Inc. of New Jersey hired Anubhav Bhargava to serve as a project executive in its Rockville office. Mr. Bhargava specializes in construction of laboratories and biotech facilities and previously managed multiple projects for Human Genome Sciences in Rockville. He most recently served as a senior project manager with Gilbane Building Co.


Air Force Col. Gary A. McAlum, former chief of staff and director of operations for the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations at the U.S. Strategic Command, joined Deloitte & Touche LLP. Col. McAlum will help develop cyber-security strategies for the consulting firm’s federal and commercial clients.

• Goodman & Company, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, hired Timothy J. Hare as an associate in its Rockville office. Mr. Hare, a University of Maryland graduate, has more than three years of experience in public accounting.


Michael Bopp, former associate director of the Office of Management and Budget, was named partner in the Washington office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Mr. Bopp will join the firm’s public policy and white-collar defense and investigation groups. Before joining OMB in 2006, Mr. Bopp served as staff director and chief counsel of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

• Washington law firm Venable LLP named Robert Burton partner in its government contracts group. Mr. Burton previously served as deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy for seven years. Before that, Mr. Burton was an acquisition attorney with the Department of Defense.


Marshall Burton joined Opus East LLC, a Rockville real estate development company, as executive vice president. Mr. Burton came to Opus East from Opus Northwest’s Denver office, where he served as vice president and general manager. Since joining Opus in 1996, Mr. Burton helped develop commercial spaces the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation and other clients.

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