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New partners Baker Botts (Houston): Five of its attorneys have recently achieved partnership status: Brayton Dresser (corporate/New York), Maura Goldstein (global projects/Washington), Steven R. Gustavson (intellectual property/New York), Renn G. Neilson (tax/Dallas) and Joseph M. Tirado (litigation/London). Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago): The firm has announced its new partners: Jai Agrawal, Lee E. Allison, Gary D. Anderson, Brian G. Arnold, James T. Bailey, Gabor Balassa, Jack N. Bernstein, Markus P. Bolsinger, Kevin M. Chen, Kevin J. Coenen, Saretta C. Coomes, Benjamin P. Cooper, Armand A. Della Monica, Nicholas DiCrescenzo, Martin A. DiLoreto Jr., Michelle C. English, Rebekah R. Eubanks, Michael B. Flaschen, Jonathan P. Friedland, Angela B. Frye, Gregory W. Gallagher, Joseph C. Gioconda, Daniel G. Gordon, Maxine Y. Graham, Todd W. Haigh, Eric W. Hagen, Robert M. Hayward, Pamela R. Henry, John M. Jennings, Andrew A. Kassof, Andrew B. Kay, Natalie Hoyer Keller, David C. Kung, Adam J. Levine, Jennifer Gardner Levy, Jason R. Lichtenstein, David MacDonald, Michael S. McCauley, Mark E. McKane, Robert S. Miceli, Christian O. Nagler, Mark J. Nomellini, Jane S. Park, Drew G.A. Peel, Julie B. Ruder, Heiko K. Schultz, Michelle I. Schultz, Steven C. Seeger, Marcus E. Sernel, Laura A. TenBroeck, Seth Traxler and Elaine M. Walsh. McCarter & English (Newark, N.J.): Samuel J. Abate Jr. (life sciences industry specialist) has been named as partner in the New York office. Peter J. Boyer (client defense in business disputes) and R. Nicholas Gimbel (complex insurance coverage) have become partners in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Pillsbury Winthrop: Ten lawyers have been promoted to partner: Caroline D. Dennison, Wesley C.J. Ehlers, Bruce J. Graham, Alice K.M. Hayashi, Kevin T. Kramer, David R. Lagasse, Thomas Maddi, Charlotta Otterbeck, Kenneth N. Russak and Christine Scheuneman. Laterals Andrews & Kurth (Houston): Four new partners have come aboard in the firm’s Dallas office: Jerry L. Beane, Kay Lynn Brumbaugh, Charles Perry and Scott Kline. Duffy, Duffy & Bardo (Uniondale, N.Y.): Medical malpractice litigator James Wilkens has joined the firm from Yonkers, N.Y.-based Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald, where he won several significant jury awards and helped to establish its lead poisoning practice. Fish & Richardson: Paul De Stefano has joined the firm’s Silicon Valley office as a principal. The life sciences attorney, previously a partner with New York-based Pennie & Edmonds’ Palo Alto, Calif., office, will work in the firm’s corporate and transactional practice. Gardner Carton & Douglas (Chicago): Annette M. Ahlers has joined the firm to serve as lead corporate tax partner in the firm’s Washington office, along with Homeira Ghorbani, who will be the director of tax service business development. Gordon & Rees (San Francisco): Health law attorney Linda Hunt Mullany is joining the firm’s San Diego office. She represents the long-term care industry in litigation, employment, regulatory and corporate compliance matters. Accompanying Mullany are attorney Karen M. Stuckey, paralegal Vicki Ohlson and certified legal nurse consultant Terri Vitale. Winston & Strawn (Chicago): Mark A. de Bernardo has joined the Washington office as a partner in its labor and employment relations department. He was previously a senior partner and board member at San Francisco’s Littler Mendelson. New counsel Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson (Portland, Maine): Angus S. King Jr., former Maine governor, has joined the firm’s legislative and government relations practice as special counsel. Resident in Portland, King will assist the firm’s business clients who want to set up shop in the state or who wish to expand their existing operations there. King is also the founder of an energy conservation business. Firm management Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Los Angles): Partner Elena Baca will become vice chairwoman of the firm’s home office, joining Robert Miller and Norman Futami on the L.A. management team. She represents a myriad of corporate clients in all aspects of employment law. Appointed Joseph N. Welch II, partner with trademark firm Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson of Chicago, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans to serve on the U.S. Trademark Public Advisory Committee. Honored Stephen J. Dannhauser, chairman of New York’s Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has received the Award for Outstanding Service given by the New York Police Department in recognition of his support as president and board member of the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. Robert F. Drinan, professor at Georgetown University Law Center, has received the 2003 Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Medal, honoring his “becoming one of the most significant advocates for human rights of his generation.” New association National South Asian Bar Association, a nationwide group of Indian and other South Asian lawyers, has been established. Founding members include the South Asian bar associations of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington. Los Angeles attorney Navneet S. Chugh was elected president and Vijay Bondada of New York’s Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom was chosen president elect. 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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