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HELD UP Ousted Tyco International Ltd. general counsel Mark Belnick remains on the hook for crimes punishable by 25 years in prison after Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus on Aug. 12 upheld a charge of grand larceny. Belnick, represented by Reid Weingarten of Steptoe & Johnson, is accused of failing to disclose $14 million in unauthorized loans to himself and receiving a $12 million bonus after an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission closed with no action against Tyco. Weingarten did not return calls seeking comment. — Lily Henning HAIL TO THE CHIEF Dickinson Wright partner Dennis Archer began his one-year term as president of the American Bar Association last week. A former Michigan Supreme Court justice and mayor of Detroit, Archer is the first African-American to head the ABA. The ABA House of Delegates also elected Hunton & Williams partner Robert Grey Jr. as president-elect. A specialist in regulated industries & governmental relations, Grey, who is based in Richmond, Va., recently chaired the ABA Committee on Research about the Future of the Legal Profession. — Jenna Greene PIPER PEOPLE Piper Rudnick has named Tiffani Millien as its director of diversity. Most recently assistant director of the Office of Career Services at Georgetown University Law Center, Millien, a lawyer, succeeds Karen Harris in the post at Piper. “The firm’s diversity initiative is an innovative, focused attempt to solve the problem that is frustrating so many law firms: how to create a culture that encourages minorities to strive, succeed, and stay in the private practice of law,” says Millien. — J.G. HOGAN’S HIRE Hogan & Hartson has added litigator Gary Urwin as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Previously with O’Donnell & Shaeffer, Urwin focuses on intellectual property, entertainment, software disputes, Internet, insurance coverage disputes, and general business matters. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law. — J.G.

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