The Cincinnati-based law firm Dinsmore & Shohl on Friday announced the opening of a new Washington, D.C. office.
In addition, the firm said it was bringing on two longtime Washington attorneys to join the office. Donald Santarelli and Marshall Berman, who were partners together in private practice, will join Dinsmore attorneys Joseph Terry, Ben Wells, William Sherman and Robert Beatty, Jr. in a new office opening Aug. 1.
Santarelli, who focuses on white collar crimes and internal and external corporate investigations, said he was enthusiastic to join the firm alongside Berman, his longtime colleague.
“What a pleasure to have a strong backup law firm to deliver the services that the two of us could not do alone,” Santarelli said. “It is truly a treat to work with Midwestern men and women.”
The Washington office will expand Dinsmore’s ability to handle governmental affairs, regulatory and administrative issues.
“Almost everything has a regulatory component to it,” Santarelli said. “That kind of analysis can only come from Washington insiders.”
Santarelli is a former associate deputy attorney general; administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration; and was counsel to both the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.
Berman has more than 40 years of public and private sector experience in labor, employment and administrative law.