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New Partners Fowler White Boggs Banker (Tampa, Fla.): The firm has named eight new shareholders: Hunter J. Brownlee (tax); Linda J. Carbone (trust and estates); David A. Gemunder (corporate, securities and finance); Mitchell R. Golden (workers’ compensation); James M. Matulis (products liability); Elaine M. Rice (securities, financial services and white collar); John D. Russell (insurance coverage); and Jack A. Weiss (workers’ compensation). Latham & Watkins: The firm has elected 30 new partners in its largest-ever new partner class. In Chicago, Bradley E. Kotler, Vik Puri and Matthew W. Walch; Frankfurt, Germany, Rudolf H. Haas and Volker Sch�fer; in Hamburg, Germany, Bj�rn-Axel Dissars, Michael Jani, Sven Oswald and G�tz T. Wiese; in Hong Kong, Sabrina Maguire; in Los Angeles, Francis Y. Park, David M. Taub and Jamie L. Wine; in New York, Christopher Harris and Bradd L. Williamson; in Paris, Charles-Antoine Guelluy, Laure Marcilhacy and Deborah Sankowicz; in San Diego, Diana S. Casey, Robert J. Frances and Julia E. Parry; in San Francisco, Rowland Cheng and James K. Lynch; in Silicon Valley, Calif., Laura I. Bushnell and William C. Davisson; and in Washington, Barton B. Clark, Cheryl M. Coe, James R. Hanna, John R. Manthei and Claudia M. O’Brien. Lovells: The firm has elected John Young as senior partner. He currently heads the corporate insurance practice, and focuses on advising on the regulation of insurance business and corporate transactions within the U.K. insurance industry. Young will also assume the role of chairman of the firm’s partnership council. Ropes & Gray (Boston): Seven associates and one counsel have been elevated to the partnership: Alison T. Bomberg, Thomas R. Hiller, Julie H. Jones and David C. Sullivan (corporate/Boston); Anthony D. Rizzotti (labor and employment/Boston); Robert A. Skinner and Jane E. Willis (litigation/Boston); and Marc E. Hirschfield (bankruptcy and creditors’ rights/Boston). Laterals Gordon & Rees (San Francisco): Neil F. Martin, John L. Haller and James W. McClain, principals from IP firm Brown Martin Haller & McClain, are merging their practice with the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees. They will be joined in the move by attorneys Heidi L. Eisenhut and Susan B. Meyer, accompanied by patent agents Katherine Proctor and Colleen J. McKiernan. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (Minneapolis): Tina Traficanti, former managing partner of Larson King’s Boston office, has joined the firm as a partner, resident in Boston. Commercial litigation, intellectual property and securities litigation form the crux of her practice. Torys: Partner James A. Guadiana has been added to the firm’s New York tax practice from Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg, joining a group including partners Gary Gartner, Jeff Scheine, Peter Keenan and three associates. He advises clients on tax aspects of cross-border transactions and business operations. New Counsel Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando, Fla.): Frank Silva has joined as of counsel in the firm’s litigation department of the Miami office. A member of the indoor air quality group, he will focus on class actions and the defense of mold-related claims. He arrives from Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig, also in Miami. Dykema Gossett (Detroit): James L. Blasiak has joined the firm’s Washington office as of counsel in the government policy and practice group. His practice focuses on energy law, with an emphasis on federal regulation, public utilities, administrative law and related commercial transactions. Firm Management Baker & Hostetler: R. Steven Kestner and Alec Wightman have been named executive partners, replacing Gary L. Bryenton. Kestner will be based in the home office and Wightman will operate out of Columbus, Ohio. Pillsbury Winthrop: The firm’s partners have elected a new managing board: Mary B. Cranston (firm chairwoman, San Francisco); David R. Snyder (executive vice chairman, San Diego) and Marina H. Park (managing partner, Silicon Valley). Board members also include: William P. Atkins (McLean, Va.); Philip L. Douglas (New York); David P. Falck (New York); Michael J. Finnegan (Los Angeles); Kirke M. Hasson (San Francisco); Terry M. Kee (San Francisco); Edward A. Perron (Los Angeles); Michael Schumaecker (New York) and Andrea A. Wirum (San Francisco). Elected Timothy J. Downing, a partner with Cleveland’s Ulmer & Berne’s employment and labor law, business litigation and nonprofit groups, has been elected to the Human Rights Commission’s national board of directors. The commission is the country’s largest national lesbian and gay political organization. Akiko Mikumo and Melanie Gray, partners with New York-based Weil, Gotshal & Manges, have been chosen for induction into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers in recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishments. Corporate partner Mikumo most recently served as counsel for Vivendi Universal, and commercial litigator Gray was one of the lead attorneys on the Enron Chapter 11 case. Joseph J. Torres, a member of Chicago-based Winston & Strawn’s labor and employment relations practice, has been elected chairman of the Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois, an organization that provides scholarships and summer fellowships to qualified Latino law students. Named Steven B. Rosenfeld, a partner with New York’s Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, has been appointed chairperson of the Board of Visitors of City University of New York School of Law. Rosenfeld is a litigation expert whose practice focuses on securities, intellectual property, estates, banking and insurance and international arbitration. 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.

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