Patton Boggs LLP Elects Ten to Partnership for 2008

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    Washington, DC, January 2—Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce the election of new partners to the firm. The new partners are: Alan Dickey, Stephanie Peters, and Jennifer Zucker in the Washington, D.C. office, Atwood Jeter, Jennifer Keefe, Brent McIlwain, and Gary Solomon in the Dallas office, Adams Miller in the Denver office and Sonia Barber in the Doha office. In addition, Norma Krayem has been elected as a partner equivalent in the DC office.


    Alan Dickey advises banks, corporations and foreign governments in large-scale, international litigation disputes and counsels clients on matters involving commercial litigation; computer and software performance; business torts; commercial contracts; fraud; and commercial and residential construction. Before he was a lawyer, Dickey served in the United States Marine Corps and participated in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1993 and Tulane University’s Law School in 1996.

    Norma Krayem brings nearly 20 years of executive-level experience in the Federal Government with the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Transportation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. She co-chairs the firms Homeland Security, Defense and Technology Working Group and assists clients in issues involving homeland security, transportation, energy, international trade as well as appropriations and regulatory issues. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and received a masters from George Washington University in 1994.

    Stephanie Peters offers legal advice and legislative counsel to corporate and trade association clients on a range of issues, including international relations, trade and energy. She served as minority counsel to the House Judiciary Committee and advised Democratic members during the impeachment of President Clinton. She received a BA from Ohio State University in 1986, her law degree from Georgetown in 1990 and masters from George Washington University in 1997.

    Jennifer Zucker has focused on providing litigation and counseling services on a broad range of government contract matters, including administrative and judicial appeals, bid protests, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and other procurement issues. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an Army Judge Advocate and worked in both Germany and South Korea; she continues to be a member of the Army Reserves. She graduated from Boston University in 1992, received a law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1995 and is a candidate for a Masters of Law from the George Washington University School of Law.


    Atwood Jeter works with lenders, developers, buyers and sellers in a range of real estate and development issues. He also works in real estate and has represented international clients in financing wind power projects. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1993 and received a law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1998.

    Jennifer Keefe has a wide range of experience in litigation and dispute resolution, oil and gas issues and complex financial and commercial disputes. She also has a strong pro bono record, on issues ranging from immigration to autism. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1994 and received her law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1997.

    Brent McIlwain focuses on bankruptcy and restructuring issues, primarily related to corporate finance. He has represented lenders in Chapter 11 proceedings across the country, as well as numerous out of court restructurings. He graduated from Texas Tech University School of Business in 1996 and Texas Tech School of Law in 1999.

    Gary Solomon practices across a wide variety of intellectual property, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, preparing legal opinions and developing strategic portfolios, as well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications in diverse engineering technologies and business methods. As an engineer for 10 years at Raytheon, he developed and tested a range of hardware and software issues for missiles, robotics and optics. He received a BSEE from Tufts University in 1988, an MSEE from the University of Colorado in 1991 and received a law degree from Suffolk University in 1997.


    Adams Miller advises clients on environmental law, energy and public policy. His background includes international climate policy work for NOAA and experience with the Pipeline Safety Act, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and both the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1990 and earned a law degree from the University of Colorado in 1998.


    Sonia Barber focuses on a wide-range of Middle Eastern clients and works with a variety of industries, including oil and gas, construction and all facets of development. She worked in Australia for 5 years and is conversational in Japanese. She graduated from the Rotary Youth Exchange in 1990 and the Law Society of North South Wales in Sydney, Australia in 1999.


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