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November 17, 2004, Washington, D.C. – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, law firm…

November 17, 2004, Washington, D.C. – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, law firm news – Roger Warin, Chair of the Executive Committee of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, has announced the promotion of 15 of the firm’s attorneys, effective January 1, 2005.

These include new partners Brian Heberlig and Gwendolyn Prothro, in the firm’s Washington, D.C. litigation department, and Matthew Yeo, in its Washington, D.C., international department; and, new junior equity partner Tom Sprange, in its international dispute resolution practice in London.

Attorneys newly named Of Counsel at Steptoe are Washington, D.C.-based Bruce Bishop, litigation practice; Rhonda Bolton, technology practice; Gordon Clay, business solutions group; Tom Contois, litigation practice; Alice Loughran, litigation and regulatory practices; Carlos Nalda, technology practice; and Julie Vinyard, corporate transactions practice, and Los Angeles-based Jay E. Smith, in the firm’s litigation practice.

Washington, D.C.-based Elizabeth M. Johnson and David F. Rifkind, both in the litigation practice, and Phoenix-based Sandra K. Sanders, in the media law, American Indian law and litigation practices were named Special Counsel.

“The presence of these outstanding attorneys in our firm enriches the fabric of this institution,” said Mr. Warin. “Their efforts contribute significantly to the success of our firm. “

With more than 375 attorneys, Steptoe & Johnson LLP provides counsel and
representation in a wide range of legal fields. In more than 50 years of
practice, the firm has gained a national and international reputation for
vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful
advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in
guiding business transactions. The firm has offices in Washington, Phoenix,
Los Angeles, London, and Brussels.

British MP George Galloway and his opponent the Daily Telegraph will leave no stone unturned to sort out what could be a spectacular libel case.