The former chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission has joined Arent Fox as a partner in Washington. Timothy Feighery will focus his practice on international arbitration, dispute resolutions and post-conflict claims work. As chairman, Feighery oversaw an agency within the Department of Justice charged with adjudicating the claims of U.S. nationals against foreign governments.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan has added a partner and three associates to its state and local tax practice. Todd Lard, formerly vice president and general counsel at the Council on State Taxation, joins as a partner. Lard's arrival coincides with the arrival of associates Todd Betor, Sahang-Hee Hahn and Saabir Kapoor, who also join the state and local tax practice. Before joining the council, Lard was counsel at Sutherland. He officially rejoins the firm March 4.