Jones Day has added a former DOJ trial lawyer to the Washington office.
J. Andrew Jackson has joined as a partner in the government regulation practice. Previously, he was a partner in Dickstein Shapiro’s Washington office where he led the False Claims Act investigations and defense practice. Prior to that, he has served as a U.S. Department of Justice trial lawyer in False Claims Act and government contract litigation.
Jackson has defended clients against fraud and false claims allegations and litigated affirmative claims against the government. He also has experience in complex commercial litigation, including class action defense in pharmaceuticals, software, technology, engineering, construction, and shipbuilding industries.
Holland & Knight has added a condominium law professional and a former Senate staffer to the Washington office.
Douglas Irvin and Paul Bock have joined Holland & Knight’s Washington office as partners in the real estate and public policy & regulatory practices, respectively. Irvin focuses his practice on condominium law. During his 25-year career, he has represented prominent developers and builders of residential and commercial condominium, mixed-use and air rights development projects. Previously, he was a partner at Mulrenin & Associates. Prior to that, he ran the condominium practice at Linowes and Blocher.
Bock focuses his work on legislative and policy advocacy before Congress and the Obama administration in healthcare, antitrust, financial services, agriculture, transportation and energy. He will serve as the top Senate Democratic lobbyist for the practice. Previously, he was a vice president for Capitol Hill Strategies. From 1995 to 1997, he also served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Government Information.
Drinker Biddle & Reath has added two discovery partners to the Washington office.
Bennett Borden and Jay Brudz have joined as partners and co-chairs of the information governance and electronic discovery practice. They will also help oversee the firm’s ediscovery subsidiary, Drinker Discovery Solutions. Borden focuses his practice on electronic discovery and information governance. Brudz advises clients on the building and management of highly sophisticated discovery operations and helps them address internal compliance and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations.
Previously, Borden and Brudz were partners at Williams Mullen where they co-chaired the electronic discovery and information governance section. Borden is chair of the internet relationships and cloud computing committee and vice-chair of the ediscovery and digital evidence committee of the American Bar Association Science and Technology Law Section. Before entering private practice, Brudz was senior counsel, legal technology for General Electric, where he created and led the corporate discovery center.
Paley Rothman has named Jim Hammerschmidt co-president of the firm.
Jim Hammerschmidt, principal and co-chair of Paley Rothman’s employment law practice group has been named co-president of the firm. He has represented employment law clients in federal and state courts, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor.
He joins Robert Maclay as a member of the firm’s operating committee.