Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has promoted Jayne T. Fitzgerald to the partnership effective January 1, 2010. Ms. Fitzgerald is senior policy counsel in the firm’s policy practice. She represents clients on tax, trade, pension and health matters before Congress and federal agencies. She served as tax counsel on the Committee on Ways and Means (1980-85 and 1992-95) under Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL), assisting in the drafting of all major tax legislation. During her tenure there, she also served as the committee’s counsel to the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures. In addition, she was heavily involved in the committee’s consideration and redrafting of President Clinton’s universal health plan. She received her B.A. summa *** laude in 1977 and her J.D. magna *** laude in 1980 from Georgetown University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.