Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is pleased to announce the election of one partner, effective July 1, 2011.
"We are very proud of our colleagues, whose talents in areas including antitrust, advertising and marketing, government relations and employee benefits demonstrate our commitment to comprehensively assisting our clients in the best way possible. We are confident that our new partner will provide professional leadership in a diversity of practices, both within our firm and in the greater legal community," said Firm Chairman John M. Callagy.
Andrew E. Minkiewicz is a member of the Government Relations and Public Policy and Trade Associations practice groups in the Washington, D.C. office. He focuses on representing commercial fishing interests and maritime organizations. He advises clients on legislative initiatives, civil enforcement matters, and regulatory issues and strategies. Mr. Minkiewicz previously served as senior counsel and staff director of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, under Subcommittee Chair Senator Olympia Snowe and under Senator John McCain. Mr. Minkiewicz received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law (2001), where he served as a research assistant at the school's Ocean and Coastal Law Center. He received his B.A. with distinction from Colby College (1996).
In addition, two associates were named special counsel, as of July 1:
Andrew H. Lee is a member of the Tax practice group in the New York office. His practice includes counseling on tax issues of mergers and acquisitions, affiliated groups of corporations, debt financing, cross-border transactions and transfer pricing. Mr. Lee also represents taxpayers in controversies involving the IRS and state and local tax authorities. Mr. Lee regularly provides advice concerning the state and local taxation of telecommunications service providers. He previously served as a senior attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Lee received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law (1994), his J.D. from New York University School of Law (1993), and his A.B. from Brown University (1989).
Joseph D. Wilson is a member of the Litigation practice group in the Washington, D.C. office. His experience involves intellectual property, commercial, and telecommunications litigation. Highlights of his work include defending a large provider of IT products in a highly publicized corporate espionage case, representing a leading manufacturer of diesel engine components in a patent infringement litigation, and defending a foreign telecommunications carrier in a complex RICO and unjust enrichment action. Mr. Wilson received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center (1999) and his B.S.F.S., cum laude, from Georgetown University (1991).