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New partners Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York): Michele Cohen, Anthony Davis, Gregg S. Jubin, Douglas I. Koff, Brian J. O’Sullivan, Frank Polverino, Jeffrey Y. Rotblat, Martin L. Seidel and Matthew J. Williams are newly elected partners of the firm. Weil, Gotshal & Manges (New York): The firm has promoted 15 attorneys to the partnership: In New York, Anthony J. Albanese, John P. Mastando, John A. Neuwirth, Nicholas J. Pappas, Jason A. Smith and Shai Y. Waisman; in Paris, Stephane Chaouat, Cyrille Couadout and Emmanuelle Henry; in Prague, Czech Republic, Karel Drevinek and Petr Severa; in Dallas, Sharlyn C. Heslam; in Houston, Sylvia Mayer Baker; in London, Ian Hamilton; and in Silicon Valley, Douglas E. Lumish. Laterals Calfee, Halter & Griswold (Cleveland): Intellectual property specialist John Cipolla has returned to the firm as a partner, based in the home office. Cipolla previously was with Jones Day, Calfee and his most recent firm, McDonald Hopkins. Covington & Burling (Washington): Nancy Kestenbaum, chief of the general crimes unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, has joined the firm as a partner, resident in New York. She will practice with the white-collar defense and trial groups. Foley & Lardner: George W. Ash has joined the firm’s Detroit office and will be the chairman of Foley’s government procurement team. His practice concentrates on federal, state and local government contracts. Ash, a lieutenant colonel, spent 20 years as a judge advocate for the U.S. Air Force. Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu (New York): David Weild III and Maria A. Scungio, formerly of dissolving Pennie & Edmonds, have signed on as partners at the firm, which specializes exclusively in trademark, copyright and unfair competition law. Hiscock & Barclay (Syracuse, N.Y.): Michael A. Oropalla is a new partner in the firm’s home office, focusing on environmental and toxic tort litigation. He also serves, pro bono, as legal counsel to the National Taxidermists’ Association and represents 9/11 victims through his work with Trial Lawyers Care. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Mark Brooks is a new partner in the firm’s Tokyo office. His practice will focus on expanding the firm’s real estate finance and real estate-related securitization practices in Asia. He made the lateral move from New York-based Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia): Ivan B. Knauer has joined the firm as a Washington-based partner in the securities litigation and enforcement practice group. Knauer arrives from Kirkpatrick & Lockhart and previously was senior counsel in the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. New counsel Greenberg Traurig: Ian S. Marx, a veteran in the area of complex commercial litigation, has joined the firm as of counsel in its Morristown, N.J., office. Shook, Hardy & Bacon (Kansas City, Mo.): Judith Whittaker, general counsel and executive vice president of Hallmark Cards Inc., will join the firm as of counsel, based in the home office. She will focus on client audits and offer advice on risk management and risk avoidance to the firm’s clients. Appointed Christine L. Albright, a partner with Chicago-based Winston & Strawn, has been named vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, a leading national forum for attorneys practicing in those fields. Christopher Edley Jr., Harvard Law School professor since 1981 and co-director and co-founder of the Civil Rights Project think tank, has been named the new dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, effective on July 1, 2004. He is a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and served in various capacities in the Clinton administration. Honored Joan Z. (Jodie) Bernstein is the recipient of the 2003 Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime FTC Achievement. Bernstein, of counsel in Bryan Cave’s Washington office, joined the staff of the Federal Trade Commission in 1970. She has also served as general counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services. George S. Frazza of New York-based firm Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler has been inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society, having been cited for his commitment to improving the administration of justice. The ceremony was led by United States Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and California Chief Justice Ronald M. George. John Vratil, Kansas state senator and a partner at Lathrop & Gage of Kansas City, Mo., has received the Kansas Public Service Award from the Kansas City chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Vratil was lauded for his work on Senate Bill 123, which calls for treatment programs, not imprisonment, for nonviolent drug possession offenders. New firm Klasko Rulon Stock & Seltzer is a new boutique firm composed of Dechert’s entire immigration law group. Located in Philadelphia and New York, the newly independent firm will have H. Ronald Klasko as chairman and, as partners, Richard R. Rulon, William A. Stock and Suzanne B. Seltzer. New location Smith Moore: The firm has secured a new Atlanta office location: One Atlantic Center at 1201 West Peachtree Street, 37th floor, Atlanta. 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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