The “Movers & Shakers” column in the February 9, 2009 edition of The Deal covered the moves of Sheryl Robinson Wood and Rebecca Aragon to Venable as well as the promotions of Venable attorneys Robert Babayi, Ashley Craig, David Farnum, David Karceski, Christopher Pate, and Jason Rose to partner.
Robinson Wood, joined the Baltimore office as a partner in the firm's Securities and Exchange Commission and white collar defense groups. She also works out of the Washington office. Prior to joining Venable, Robinson Wood was a partner at Saul Ewing, where she was co-chair of the white collar and government enforcement practice.
Aragon, joined Venable’s Los Angeles office after two decades at Parker, Milliken, Clark, O'Hara & Samuelian. She is chair of the Labor and Employment practice in the LA office and will focus on growing the firm’s labor and employment practice both in southern California and nationally.
Prior to being named partner, Babayi was Of Counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Prosecution practices and Ashley Craig was Of Counsel in the Legislative and Government Affairs Practice. David Farnum (Intellectual Property Litigation), David Karceski (State and Local Government), Christopher Pate (Business Transactions), and Jason Rose (Commercial Litigation) were associates in their respective practice areas.