- The Washington Times - Monday, January 26, 2009


• DoublePositive Marketing Group Inc., a Baltimore provider of leads for sales professionals, hired Casey Cook as chief revenue officer, a newly created position. Mr. Cook was most recently senior vice president of strategic clientele for Advertising.com.


Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, joined Hogan & Hartson LLP’s Washington office as a partner in its litigation practice group. His practice will focus on federal white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations and civil litigation. Mr. Rosenberg supervised the prosecutions of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who was sentenced to 23 months in prison on charges stemming from his dog-fighting operation, and Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2006.

• Pepper Hamilton LLP named Lance S. Jacobs of counsel in its Washington office. Mr. Jacobs, who is experienced in state and local tax planning and audit defense, joined Pepper Hamilton in 2005 and is a member of its tax practice group. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University Law School.

Thomas J. Lyden joined K&L Gates LLP as of counsel in the firm’s Washington office. Mr. Lyden spent 12 years with the Internal Revenue Service, including five years as a branch chief of the agency’s Financial Institutions and Products Division.


• PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP announced that Rear Adm. Norton C. Joerg joined the firm as a director in its McLean office. Adm. Joerg joined the Navy in 1976 and retired in December. During his combined military and civilian careers, he held senior positions in law and the financial-services industry.

Phoebe Yang joined the Washington office of Russell Reynolds Associates Inc., a global executive-search firm, as an executive director in the consumer sector, with a focus on media, entertainment and convergence-related industries. Ms. Yang most recently worked at Discovery Communications LLC as vice president of corporate strategy and development. Before that, she was vice president of international strategy and policy at AOL Time Warner.

Kim Peele joined MacNair Travel Management/American Express as director of the Alexandria firm’s personal travel division. Ms. Peele owned Peele Travel in Old Town Alexandria for 14 years. Most recently, she served as regional sales director for MedjetAssist, an emergency medical evacuation program for travelers.

• Alvarez & Marsal, a global professional services firm specializing in turnaround management and business advisory services, said Dr. Keith T. Ghezzi joined the firm as a managing director in its health care industry group. Dr. Ghezzi, who works out of the firm’s D.C. office, has more than 20 years as a health care consultant and a physician in emergency medicine.


C. David Barton joined Urban Investment Partners of Washington as president of its residential property management subsidiary, VIP Property Management Inc. Mr. Barton previously headed Washington-based Hagner Management Corp.

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