- The Washington Times - Monday, August 10, 2009


• Lipman Hearne Inc., a marketing and communications firm serving nonprofits, added Alyssa Oliveri as a senior account manager and Adam Shapiro as a vice president of its D.C. public affairs team. Ms. Oliveri was an account executive at District-based Spitfire Strategies LLC. Mr. Shapiro was a vice president at Widmeyer Communications Inc. in the District.


• West Financial Services Inc. appointed Dana Sippel and Martin Shields as relationship managers and officers. Both joined the McLean investment and financial planning firm in June. Mr. Shields has more than 15 years of experience in corporate and personal financial planning and investment management; Mr. Sippel has more than 20 years of wealth management experience.


• Tully Rinckey PLLC added Eric S. Montalvo as counsel to its Washington office. Mr. Montalvo served 21 years in the Marine Corps, most recently as trial defense counsel for the Office of Military Commissions, providing legal counsel to detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

J. Aloysius Hogan joined the Washington-area office of Jackson Lewis LLP, a law firm specializing in workplace issues, as a member of its government relations practice. Mr. Hogan previously worked for several U.S. senators and congressmen.

• Former U.S. Attorney John Brownlee joined Holland & Knight LLP as a partner in its enforcement defense and government contracts practices in Northern Virginia and the District. Mr. Brownlee served as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia from 2001 to 2008.

• Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP named Beth C. McClain a partner in the litigation department of the firm’s Washington office. She will focus on health care fraud and regulatory compliance.

• The American Bar Association announced that Ilene Knable Gotts will serve as chair of its antitrust section for a one-year term that began Aug. 4. Ms. Gotts is a partner in the New York City firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she focuses on antitrust matters, particularly relating to mergers and acquisitions.


• Richmond consulting firm Advantus Strategies LLC named John Paul Woodley Jr. a consulting director. Mr. Woodley previously served as assistant secretary of the Army for civil works.

• Catapult Technology Ltd., a Bethesda information technology contractor to the federal government, named Jeffrey Zack vice president of technology and management solutions. Mr. Zack previously worked for McLean-based Project Performance Corp., where he was responsible for accounts with the departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Labor.


• Cushman & Wakefield Inc. appointed CristopherD. Abramson senior director in the commercial real estate services firm’s Baltimore office. Mr. Abramson previously worked at Preston Partners Inc., where he was a vice president and leader of the company’s Columbia, Md., investment sales team.



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