Washington, DC, Jan. 12—Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce that eight attorneys were elected to the partnership for 2010 at the firm’s annual partnership elections effective January 1, 2010.
The new partners in the Washington office are: Gregg S. Buksbaum; Edward D. Gehres III; Joshua C. Greene; Robert S. Kapla; and Norah D. Molnar. The firm elected Adam S. Connatser and Eric M. Pfeifle from the Dallas office and Alan M. Noskow from the Northern Virginia office.
In addition, R. Brian Hendrix joined the partnership last May.
“We are proud of the accomplishments that these attorneys have made on behalf of clients and the firm,” said Stuart M. Pape, managing partner of the firm. “It is a testament to their hard work and dedication that they have achieved the level of partner at Patton Boggs.”
Washington, D.C. Office:
Buksbaum advises both domestic and foreign based clients, specializing in forming and providing advice on various types of domestic and off-shore investment funds, as well as negotiating mergers and acquisitions transactions, among other business transactions. His work has involved numerous high-profile private equity, venture capital and hedge fund deals; including working with some of the largest fund sponsors, asset managers and institutional investors in the world. He earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1996.
Gehres is a litigator focusing on complex civil litigation, products liability, mass torts and health care disputes. He has extensive trial-level experience in state and federal courts as well as with alternative dispute resolution methods. Mr. Gehres also represents tribal and Native American-owner entities in litigation, risk management and non-gaming economic development matters. Before practicing law, he spent four years working as a political professional in the areas of civil rights/civil liberties, welfare and human service programs and higher education. He graduated with a law degree from the University of Virginia in 2001.
Greene focuses on energy and environmental policy and business planning with a concentration on renewable and alternative energy. He advises clients on competition issues, consumer protection, technology, financial services regulation and congressional investigations. Mr. Greene is recognized as a leading authority on congressional law and procedure. He graduated with a law degree from the University of Baltimore School in 2002.
Hendrix advises clients on matters involving environmental, health and safety law in the areas of litigation, incident investigations, government enforcement defense and regulatory counseling. Mr. Hendrix has extensive experience with federal and state agencies. He has represented clients engaged in a wide variety of manufacturing, production, extraction and service-related industries. Mr. Hendrix has also practiced before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission; Mine Safety and Health Administration; Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission; Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department. He graduated in 1999 from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Kapla is a former White House official, who now advises sovereign governments on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Kapla has extensive experience representing governments in many regions of the worlds including Latin America, Africa, Europe and Eurasia, South and Central Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific. He earned his law degree from the University of Denver in 2002.
Molnar focuses her practice on representing corporate policyholders in insurance coverage matters. In addition, Ms. Molnar represents clients in commercial litigation matters and has more than 10 years experience representing clients in matters pertaining to federal, state and local government contracts, with an emphasis on litigating and/or providing counsel in connection with bid protests, disputes and civil False Claims Act claims. She graduated with her law degree in 1995 from the University of Virginia.
Connatser advises clients on how to negotiate, document and close business transactions, ranging from formations and financing to combinations and restructuring. He also has experience in representing investors, including equity investors, mezzanine funds, small business investment companies and senior lenders. Mr. Connatser graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2001.
Pfeifle counsels clients on the commercial finance industry, including banks and financial institutions, business capital companies and private funds on corporate finance matters. Mr. Pfeifle also advises clients on structured finance matters. He earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University in 2001.
Northern Virginia office:
Noskow advises clients in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate restructuring and reorganization. Mr. Noskow’s experience also includes representing secured and unsecured creditors in all aspects of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, including cash collateral matters, financing and asset sales. He earned his law degree from the University of Miami in 2000.