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Laterals Baker & Hostetler (Cleveland): The arrival of Lauren Resnick has bolstered the firm’s New York litigation group. Her practice focuses on white-collar and corporate criminal matters, as well as complex commercial litigation. During her 10 years with the United States Department of Justice for the Eastern District of New York, Resnick was lead prosecutor in the retrial of Crown Heights riot figure Lemrick Nelson Jr. Bracewell & Patterson (Houston): Three new litigators have joined as partners in the firm’s trial section, based in the home office: David McDowell, Tony Visage and Peggy Brenner, along with associates Mark Font and Lisa Louck. Dorsey & Whitney (Minneapolis): Attorney H. Richard Yao, a corporate and mergers and acquisitions specialist, has come aboard as a senior lawyer in its China practice group, to be based in Shanghai. Yao was previously with London’s Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Dreier (New York): William F. Fitzgerald and George T. Gilbert have joined the litigation-focused boutique as partners in the firm’s new entertainment practice. Shari Siegel has also signed on as a partner in the bankruptcy department. Hinshaw & Culbertson (Chicago): Thomas Y. Mandler is a new partner in the Chicago-based labor and employment practice group. He arrives from Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady. Holland & Knight: Daniel A. Johnson and Daniel M. “R.D.” Sullivan have been added as Los Angeles-based partners in the firm’s litigation section. Johnson’s focus is on aviation-related litigation and Sullivan’s specialty is commercial litigation. Weil, Gotshal & Manges (New York): The firm’s global competition practice has expanded with the addition of new partners Steven A. Newborn, James C. Egan Jr., John E. Scribner and Laura A. Wilkinson. They all join from Clifford Chance and will be based in Washington. New partners Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (New York): Five attorneys have been promoted to the partnership: Till Müller-Ibold (based in Brussels, specializes in European trade and competition law); Francisco L. Cestero (based in New York, focuses on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets); Sandra L. Flow (resident in New York, with a specialty in corporate and financial transactions); Brian Byrne (based in Washington, with a focus on antitrust matters) and Paul D. Marquardt (resident in Washington, specializes in corporate and regulatory matters). New counsel Fulbright & Jaworski: Kristian William Gluck, whose practice focuses on bankruptcy and the representation of creditors and Oscar Rey Rodriguez, who specializes in litigation, class actions and appeals, have joined as counsel in the firm’s Dallas office. McDonough Holland & Allen (Sacramento, Calif.): Carl J. Schwedler has signed on as of counsel with the intellectual property group. His particular expertise is in biotechnology. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan: C. Everett Boyd Jr. has joined the firm’s dealer and franchise group as counsel. Based in Tallahassee, Fla., Boyd represents automobile manufacturers against motor vehicle dealers and also dispenses advice on dealer relations. Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (Washington): The firm has announced the arrival of three new counsel: Robert W. Trenchard (litigation practice), Cynthia Bookhart Adams (securities practice) and Michael J. Reinhardt (corporate practice). All will be resident in New York. Firm management Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady (Tampa, Fla.): William J. Schifino Jr. has been elected managing director and president of the firm. His practice areas include securities litigation and arbitration, business tort litigation, personal injury and wrongful-death cases. Elected Anne H. McNamara, former senior vice president and general counsel of American Airlines Inc. and its parent company AMR Corp., has been elected president of The Center for American and International Law. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the center is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and law enforcement officials. Appointed Richard Cohen is to become the new president and chief executive officer of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating hate, intolerance and discrimination through litigation and education. Cohen, a 1999 finalist for the national Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, has successfully litigated a wide variety of civil rights actions involving prisoners’ rights, promoting equal educational opportunities and removing the Confederate flag from atop the Alabama State Capitol building. Andrew Weiner, chairman of the real estate group in the New York office of San Francisco’s Morrison & Foerster, has been appointed chairman of the real estate practice group of Lex Mundi, an association of 161 independent law firms comprising 15,000 attorneys. Honored Roger Pascal, a partner at Chicago-based Schiff Hardin & Waite, has received the American Civil Liberties Union’s lifetime achievement award in recognition of his more than 35 years of working for, and defending, civil liberties. He has participated in litigation in areas such as mental health care and public housing. New office Kutak Rock of Omaha, Neb., has opened a new office in Wichita, Kan., which will serve as a key component of the firm’s employment law practice. Alan L. Rupe will head the office and, along with S. Douglas Mackay, will lead a group of six lawyers (currently with the Wichita office of St. Louis-based Husch & Eppenberger) and several staff members. Movers is compiled and written by Roger Adler. 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