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Laterals Movers is compiled and written by Roger Adler. Please send material to him at The National Law Journal, 105 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016. Baker & McKenzie: Tax lawyer Carol Dunahoo, most recently with the Internal Revenue Service, has joined the firm’s global tax practice based in Washington. She works with multinational clients as an international tax advisor. Michael H. Cook, arriving from Jenkens & Gilchrist, has been added to its North American health law practice, resident in Dallas. Gordon & Rees (San Francisco): Robert Feinstein (labor law) and Shirley Deutsch (employment law) have joined the Los Angeles office. Douglas Smith (litigation and trial work) has come aboard at the firm’s Orange County location. Kilpatrick Stockton (Atlanta): Based in Charlotte, N.C., G. Scott Humphrey is a new partner in the labor and employment practice group. He will concentrate on assisting employers in employment and labor litigation. King & Spalding (Atlanta): Adam P. Schiffer, an expert in complex business and construction litigation, as well as international arbitration proceedings, has joined as a member of the Houston office’s litigation practice group. He was a partner at Vinson & Elkins in Houston. Loeb & Loeb (Los Angeles): Former Reed Smith attorney Ronald C. Pearson has joined the firm as a partner in the wealth planning section based in Los Angeles. He focuses his practice on planning and litigation for high net worth individuals. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw (Chicago): Mary Ann Mayhew has signed on as a government industry specialist in the Washington-based government contracts practice. She has more than 20 years of legal, management and business development experience. McGuireWoods (Richmond, Va.): Louis A. Mezzullo will join as a partner and will offer estate administration and planning as well as corporate legal services to individuals and owners of closely held businesses. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis (Philadelphia): The litigation services department has been bolstered by the arrival of Daniel J. Brooks as a partner from the boutique firm Layton, Brooks & Hecht of New York. Brooks, based in New York, specializes in securities litigation and represents major investment institutions. New partners Covington & Burling (Washington): Five attorneys have been elected partner: Emily I. Leonard, based in San Francisco; Stephen P. Anthony and Patrick S. Davies in Washington; Andrew A. Ruffino in New York; and Louise Nash, resident in London. New counsel Holland & Knight: Matthew Boyd Van Hook has joined the public policy and regulation practice group in Washington as senior counsel and will co-chair the firm’s food and drug team. He had been deputy general counsel for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart: Corporate and securities attorney Peter S. Heinecke, whose practice focuses on emerging growth companies in the software, telecommunications and life sciences industries, has joined the San Francisco office as of counsel. Appointed Joan M. McEntee, shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, has been appointed economic advisor for China’s Yunan province and economic development advisor for the city of Kunming. McEntee is the chairwoman of Baker Donelson’s international group. Patricia Mell has been chosen to be the dean of Chicago’s John Marshall Law School, the first woman and first African American to lead the 104-year-old institution. Her areas of expertise include criminal law and the legal aspects of e-commerce. She also focuses on privacy and computers. New office Vinson & Elkins (Houston): The firm has established an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where it will put to use its specialties of energy law and project financing. Firm mergers Brown McCarroll and Hilgers & Watson have voted to combine the two firms. With approximately 190 attorneys in the Texas cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston, Longview and El Paso, the conjoined firm will retain the Brown McCarroll name. Wiggin & Dana (New Haven, Conn.): Howe & Addington, a real estate, tax, estate planning and litigation firm, has brought its partners, associates and staff to the Connecticut firm. They will practice in New York under the Wiggin & Dana banner. New alliance Hunton & Williams has formed a strategic alliance with former four-term Congressman J.C. Watts Jr. to provide clients with assistance in such areas as encouraging trade and investment in Africa, dealing with the AIDS crisis on that continent, urban revitalization, municipal finance and funding for black colleges.

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