Willkie Farr & Gallagher has added two new energy and commodities partners in Washington DC.

Paul Pantano and Athena Eastwood join Willkie from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft.

Both Pantano and Eastwood specialise in representing a variety of clients on regulatory matters in front of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other independent agencies.

The duo's jump to Willkie comes amid a number of recent moves for partners who focus on the energy sector, including additions at Baker McKenzie and at Latham & Watkins.