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EX-PD BURTON LANDS IN CITY ATTORNEY FOLD Former San Francisco Public Defender Kimiko Burton will make $142,220 in her new job in the city attorney’s office. Burton, who lost her PD job last year after a bitter contest with Jeff Adachi, started this week as head of the city attorney’s children and family services division. Burton will manage 15 people, including 11 attorneys, and report directly to City Attorney Dennis Herrera. “I view my job as advocating for the attorneys on this team and making sure they have all the resources they need,” she said. Spending most of her first day filling out forms and trying to use her computer, Burton said her first priority would be getting to know the people who work for her. “I’ll be spending days in court with the lawyers, looking to see if there are more efficient ways for them to do their job.” Burton was voted out of the PD’s office in 2002 and was replaced by former Chief Assistant Public Defender Adachi, who had been fired by Burton immediately upon her appointment to PD in 2001 by Mayor Willie Brown. “She will be responsible for representing the interests of the city’s abused and foster children in a number of ways, including child dependency and guardianship hearings,” said Matt Dorsey, a spokesman for the city attorney. An internal welcome e-mail sent to employees Monday morning trumpeted Burton’s work on juvenile cases: “As PD she focused much of her attention on re-structuring the handling of juvenile cases — assigning senior deputies to handle them and working to secure alternatives to incarceration.” The e-mail also mentioned a $12 million grant Burton secured to revamp the city’s juvenile justice council. The last attorney to hold the position, Kamala Harris, was reassigned to the trial team by Herrera in January due to potential conflicts arising from her possible run for district attorney. — Jason Dearen IP LITIGATOR MOVES TO KIRKPATRICK IN S.F. Intellectual property litigator Deborah Bailey-Wells has jumped from Bingham McCutchen to the San Francisco office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. Bailey-Wells will be building an IP practice for the Pittsburgh, Pa.-based firm, which opened shop in San Francisco three years ago. “I’ll be leading their foray in California into IP litigation,” Bailey-Wells said. “As a woman, that’s really exciting.” Before joining Bingham McCutchen, Bailey-Wells was with Baker & McKenzie from 1998 to 2001. Prior to that, she spent 15 years with the now-defunct Limbach & Limbach. She began working at the IP boutique while attending the University of San Francisco School of Law. The 700-attorney Kirkpatrick & Lockhart has 27 lawyers in San Francisco. The office focuses on government contracts, public technology, mortgage banking, employee benefits, corporate transactions and civil litigation. The firm has more than 50 IP lawyers firmwide. — Brenda Sandburg BAKER & MCKENZIE ADDS NEW PARTNER Continuing to expand its corporate and securities practice, Baker & McKenzie has added John Anzur from Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich. Anzur jumped to Baker & McKenzie’s San Francisco office March 1, joining a team of seven corporate lawyers who moved to Baker from Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. The Chicago-based firm now has 18 corporate lawyers in its San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. The two offices combined have 95 lawyers. Anzur said he was drawn to Baker because of its global presence and its commitment to the Bay Area. “A worldwide platform is increasingly important in corporate and securities,” Anzur said. One of his clients, Sequence Design Inc., has followed him to Baker, and Anzur said others have indicated they will do so. “Baker has operations in Europe and the Far East so it was an easy decision” for the general counsel of Sequence to move his account to Baker, Anzur said. Anzur joined Gray Cary in 1999 after a three-year stint as general counsel of The Lamaur Corp. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Cooley Godward. — Brenda Sandburg

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