A trio of former Hogan Lovells partners have moved to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton’s Washington office. Gardner Gillespie, Dave Thomas, and Paul Werner have joined as partners in the firm's business trial practice group and communications team.
Gillespie focuses his practice on cable television and telecommunications regulation and litigation. Thomas, formerly the practice group leader of Hogan Lovell’s communications group, focuses on the telecommunications and broadband communications industries, specifically on the deployment of competitive networks and services. Werner is a seasoned litigator and has represented cable operators and other broadband providers in matters involving communications law issues.
A former congresswoman has moved to Bracewell & Giuliani’s Washington office. Anne Northup (R-Ky.) has joined the firm’s policy resolution group as a strategist and advisor. She focuses on clients in the consumer products, health, international trade, energy, environment, and manufacturing sectors.
Previously, Northup served as a commissioner on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after being appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. From 1997 to 2007, she served as congresswoman representing Kentucky’s third district and on the House Appropriations Committee.
Greenberg Traurig has added a litigation partner to the Tysons Corner office. Michelle Gambino has joined as shareholder in the firm’s litigation practice. She focuses her diverse practice on commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on business, employment, construction, real estate and financial services disputes. She represents clients in various industries, including real estate, pharmaceuticals, energy and telecommunications.
Gambino represents national lenders and financial services companies in litigations involving the Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and state consumer protection and unfair trade practices laws.