Patton Boggs Names New Partners

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    Washington, DC, Dec. 16 — Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce the election of nine partners to the partnership effective January 1, 2011.

    The newly elected partners are Alexandra Chopin and Travis Seegmiller in Washington; Kevin Boardman, Shannon Conway and Anthony Herrera in Dallas; Mark Goldschmidt in Denver; and Stephanie Feingold, Jason Rockwell and Justin Strochlic in New Jersey.

    “It is certainly a testament to the hard work of these attorneys and their commitment to clients and the continued growth of the firm that they have achieved the level of partner,” said Stuart M. Pape, managing partner.

    Washington, DC Office:

    Alexandra E. Chopin represents clients in commercial litigation and government investigations, and has successfully tried cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Chopin also is a founding member of the Patton Boggs Electronic Discovery Team, and has developed extensive proficiency in the management and discovery of companies’ ESI. Ms. Chopin served as law clerk to the Honorable C. Lynwood Smith, Jr. (N.D. Alabama), and is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law, where she was the G. Conley Ingram Scholar and executive managing editor of the Emory Law Journal. 

    Travis M. Seegmiller is a former management strategy consultant who counsels clients on legal, policy and strategy issues affecting financial products and services, international trade and investment, private capital and investor risk assessment. Travis’ practice specializes internationally in advocating clients’ interests throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He is a Patton Boggs Pro Bono Associate of the Year, and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. Travis’ degrees are from Georgetown and Yale University.
    Dallas Office:

    J. Kevin Boardman represents private equity funds, hedge funds, other pooled investment funds and their sponsors in connection with fund formation, regulatory compliance, and investment and buyout transactions. He was named to the Dallas Business Journal’s list of “40 Under 40” in 2005. Kevin received his undergrad, MBA and law degrees from the University of Texas.

    Shannon W. Conway was a law clerk at Patton Boggs before becoming an associate. Focusing her practice on insurance coverage and mortgage banking litigation, Shannon also counsels clients in matters involving complex business and commercial litigation and government investigations.  Shannon is a member of the Dallas office’s Recruiting Committee. She received her law degree from Catholic University.

    Anthony J. Herrera primarily represents capital providers such as banks, finance companies, private equity groups, hedge funds and other debt and equity investors. He focuses his practice on transactions involving senior secured credit facilities, junior capital facilities as well as acquisition finance and structured finance. He regularly advises clients in debt and equity restructurings and workouts. He is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth (Dallas/Forth Worth) and an Advisory Board member of the Commercial Finance Association – Southwest Chapter. Mr. Herrera is also a member of the Patton Boggs Foundation Advisory Committee, the Patton Boggs Marketing Committee and the Patton Boggs Recruiting Committee for the Dallas Office.

    Denver Office:

    Mark Goldschmidt concentrates his practice mostly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general business transactions with an emphasis on financial institutions. He also provides advice to public and private companies in the areas of securities law compliance and general corporate matters. Before receiving his law degree from Boston College, Mark served as an infantry officer in the United States Army. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

    New Jersey Office:

    Stephanie R. Feingold concentrates her practice in environmental litigation and environmental and land use regulatory counseling. She counsels major corporations in connection with enforcement actions by environmental agencies and governmental authorities, and has also represented major corporations, insurers and reinsurers in litigation, mediation and arbitration. Her law degree is from Columbia University.

    Jason W. Rockwell has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, including products liability, toxic torts, consumer fraud and appellate litigation. He has defended a variety of mass tort actions, products liability matters and complex class actions on behalf of numerous high-profile clients including a large metropolitan municipality, leading construction management companies, a major defense contractor, a food biotechnology company, a pain-relief pharmaceutical group, a wholesale and retail long distance services corporation, a leading business telecommunication company, and a premium vitamins and nutraceuticals company. His law degree is from Seton Hall University.

    Justin S. Strochlic concentrates his practice in the areas of complex civil litigation, including products liability, toxic torts, consumer fraud and international law. Within these subject areas, he has defended major corporations in the fields of telecommunications, national defense, agriculture and construction, as well as municipalities, from a variety of complex class actions and mass torts.  His law degree is from the University of Pennsylvania.

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