Obama Names K&L Gates Partner To DC Airport Authority

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT) -- The White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama will appoint two lawyers, including K&L Gates LLP litigator William Shaw McDermott, to the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the agency overseeing construction of the $5.6 billion D.C. airport rail extension that was recently labeled "dysfunctional" by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

McDermott is a Boston-based partner and member of K&L Gates' management committee, with a focus on securities litigation and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations. Nina Mitchell Wells, Obama's other choice for the...
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