Wiley Rein Announces Seven Partner And Counsel Promotions; Firm Wins Praise From Law360

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 16:08

Wiley Rein is pleased to announce the election of four new partners – Rachel A. Alexander, Kimberly A. Ashmore, Robert D. Benton, and Maureen E. Thorson – effective January 1, 2014. The firm also promoted Colleen King and Brendan J. Morrissey to of counsel, and Kimberly L. Sikora Panza to special counsel. The promotions run the gamut of Wiley Rein’s practices, including Appellate, Communications, Corporate, Election Law & Government Ethics, Food & Drug Law, Franchise, Government Contracts, Health Care, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Litigation, Privacy, Satellite, and White Collar Defense & Government Investigations. “These promotions reflect the notable and hard-earned achievements of a group of outstanding lawyers,” said Chairman Richard E. Wiley. “We congratulate them for these well-deserved accomplishments and applaud the dedication they have shown to their clients and the firm.”

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Wiley Rein’s prominent International Trade Practice has been named among the best in the nation by Law360 for the fourth consecutive year. The publication’s “Practice Group of the Year” recognition is given to “firms that excelled at getting the job done for clients in litigation and deals in 2013.” Wiley Rein was among five law firms selected in the International Trade category by a panel of Law360 editors who received 675 submissions across 27 practice areas from around the nation. Winners were selected based on the significance of the litigation wins or deals the group worked on, the size and complexity of those matters, and the number of significant, large, or complex deals handled or lawsuits won in the past year.

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Nancy J. Victory, a partner in Wiley Rein’s preeminent Communications Practice and chair of the firm’s Wireless Group, has been named a 2013 “Technology MVP” by Law360, which notes that she “served as top regulatory counsel on some of the biggest telecommunications deals” of the past year. She is one of only three attorneys recognized by the publication in the technology field. Ms. Victory – who formerly served as assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the United States Department of Commerce – “brings a wealth of private and public sector experience,” Law360 noted.