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LATERALS Alston & Bird (Atlanta): Dennis O. Garris has joined the firm’s Washington office as a partner, after 10 years with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Garris will be with the mergers and acquisitions and securities practice groups. Dewey Ballantine (New York): Tax litigator and former partner at White & Case of New York, Lawrence M. Hill, has joined as a partner in the firm’s tax group. He represents international accounting firms in litigation and risk management matters. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Edward J. Lynch has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as partner, and Richard M. Franco as special counsel. Lynch makes the move from New York’s Coudert Brothers and Franco from San Francisco’s Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein. Foley & Lardner: Intellectual property attorney E. Patrick Ellisen is now a partner with the San Francisco office, having made the change from Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly’s Silicon Valley office. Holme Roberts & Owen (Denver): Barry J. Shotts has joined the San Francisco office to lead the California environmental and land use development practice. He arrives from Latham & Watkins. Intellectual property attorney David O. Seeley has been added as a partner at the Salt Lake City office. Jenner & Block (Chicago): John J. Buttita has signed on as a partner and will chair the firm’s estate planning practice. Steven B. Fabrizio has come aboard as a partner and will co-chair the entertainment and new media group. Thomas F. Cooke II also joins the firm as a partner in the labor and employment practice. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker: The employment law department has added Erika C. Collins to its roster, to be based in New York. She is the vice chair of the international employment law committee of the American Bar Association. Prior to her arrival at Paul Hastings, Collins was special counsel at Cooley Godward of Palo Alto, Calif. Pillsbury Winthrop: Jennifer Jordan McCall has joined the firm’s Silicon Valley and New York offices as a partner and co-head of the individual client services practice. The business group in Sacramento, Calif., has added Michelle Hallsten as a partner and department head. Also joining Pillsbury Winthrop in Stamford, Conn., is complex litigation partner Robert D. Gilbert. Piper Rudnick: Brian Lysaght, founding partner of O’Neill, Lysaght & Sun of Santa Monica, Calif., has joined as partner at the firm’s Los Angeles office. He focuses on complex civil, white collar and entertainment business litigation. Schiff Hardin & Waite (Chicago): Altheimer & Gray of Chicago has provided the firm with these new hires: Robert I. Berger and John N. Scholnick as partners and Kendra J. Panek as of counsel, accompanied by Heidi A. Steiner, Nadine E. McSpadden and John C. Thurmond. Wiggin & Dana (New Haven, Conn.): Onetime deputy attorney general of Connecticut Aaron S. Bayer has bolstered the Hartford office as a partner and chairman of the appellate practice. He will represent institutions of higher education and nonprofits. Bayer also previously served as counsel to Senator Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn. NEW PARTNERS Baker & McKenzie: Richard Lipton has been promoted to partner in the firm’s Chicago office. His practice focuses on tax planning and representation for partnerships and limited liability corporations. He is the immediate past chair of the ABA Section on Taxation. Kilpatrick Stockton (Atlanta): The firm has elected eight new members to its partnership. In Atlanta, Jeff Arnold, Julie Lierly, Keith Richardson and James Trigg; in Winston-Salem, N.C., Richard Gottlieb and John Morris; in Raleigh, N.C., Patricia Goodson; and in Washington, Steve Baskin. Patton Boggs (Washington) has four new partners: Norman B. Antin and Jeffrey D. Haas, based in Washington; Kate Kunz Moseley, based in Dallas; and Michelle Van Patten Frank, based in Northern Virginia. ELECTED Jon L. Gelman, with 32 years of experience in litigating serious and catastrophic work-related injuries, has been chosen president-elect of the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG), an affiliate of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. WILG represents more than 600 members nationally, who advocate on behalf of more than 6 million injured workers each year. Josh M. Greenbaum, of Philadelphia-based Cozen O’Connor, is the new president of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel. The organization, comprising more than 300 civil defense attorneys in the Philadelphia area, is dedicated to improving the judicial process through education and pro bono efforts. Jean M. Lawler, senior partner with Los Angeles’ Murchison & Cumming, has become president-elect of the 1,300 member Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, becoming the first woman to serve in such a capacity. She is chairwoman of her firm’s insurance law and risk management practice group. HONORED Adam Walker of Washington’s Miller & Chevalier has been named Volunteer Attorney of the Year by the District of Columbia Employment Justice Center in recognition of his extensive pro bono activities. Walker’s practice focuses on ERISA litigation and other employment benefits matters. NEW OFFICE Arnold & Porter (Washington) will open a new office in Brussels, to be headed by E.U. law specialist Marleen Van Kerckhove. She will be joined by London-based Susan Hinchliffe. Bill Baer, leader of the firm’s antitrust practice, will also spend a lot of time in the new Brussels location. Movers is compiled and written by Roger Adler. 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