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New partners Abbott, Simses & Kuchler: The firm announced its 2004 shareholders-R. Bruce Evanick (in New Orleans) and Monique M. Weiner (in Covington, La.), both of whom focus in the areas of toxic tort litigation, class action defense, environment and products liability. Arnold & Porter (Washington): Eleven new partners have been elected-John P. Barker, Daniel A. Cantor, Matthew J. Douglas, Jeffrey L. Handwerker, Susan Hinchliffe, Leslie L. Jacobs Jr., Duane J. Mauney, Elissa J. Preheim, James M. Rosenthal, Darren Skinner and Robert Jones Worrall. Baker & Daniels (Indianapolis): Four attorneys have achieved partnership status-Libby Cierzniak (government affairs), Adam Hirschfeld (insurance and financial services), David Kuker (corporate law) and Joe Miller (nonprofit law). Kuker is based in Fort Wayne, Ind.; the others are in the Indianapolis office. Calfee, Halter & Griswold (Cleveland): Tracy Scott Johnson and Sandra Rolitsky have been elected partners. Johnson practices intellectual property and complex commercial civil litigation. Rolitsky concentrates in the field of employee benefits law. Steel Hector & Davis (Miami): The firm has promoted seven attorneys to its partnership-Fernando Carabano-Mele (Caracas, Venezuela and Miami); Diamela del Castillo, Jay Kim, Robert C.L. Vaughan (all in Miami); Alfredo G. Anzola (Caracas); Barbara Bolten Litten and Jonathan B. Butler (both in West Palm Beach, Fla.). Venable: Five lawyers have been elevated to partner-Rebecca E. Pearson and Ralph P. Albrecht are based in Washington; Linda M. Jackson is based in Tysons Corner, Va.; Theodore F. Roberts practices in Towson, Md.; and Samantha M. Williams is located in Rockville, Md. Laterals Dykema Gossett (Detroit): Stacy R. Owen will focus on general government policy and practice matters in the firm’s government policy department. She served previously as a legislative liaison between the state’s department of career development and members of the Michigan Legislature as a member of Michigan Governor John Engler’s office. Faegre & Benson (Minneapolis): The firm’s banking and bankruptcy law department has a new partner, Peter Gaines, who arrives from Vinson & Elkins of Houston. As a specialist in international projects, acquisition and structured finance, he will be working closely with partners Doug Rutherford and Michael Macaluso. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (New York): Kenneth A. Gallo, based in Washington, has signed on as a partner in the firm’s litigation department. He will work on antitrust matters with Joseph Simons, formerly the director of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition. Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia): Transactional attorney Damian C. Georgino has joined the firm’s Pittsburgh office as a partner, bringing with him two decades of work with the international corporate sector. He will practice in the corporate and securities group. New counsel Lex Mundi (Houston): The association of 161 independent law firms, representing 15,000 attorneys, has added four general counsel from multinational corporations to its client advisory council-Eduardo Arbizu (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentario), Jim Jenkins (Deere & Co.), Anastasia Kelly (MCI) and Kazumichi Matsuki (Mitsubishi Corp.). Steptoe & Johnson (Washington): Jason Levin (Los Angeles) and Stacy F. Gottlieb, Peter S. Kozinets and Jon T. Neumann (Phoenix) have been elected of counsel, along with Washington-based Catherine M. Giavannoni, Paul R. Hurst, Gregory S. McCue, Patrick S. Menasco, Viet H. Ngo and Scott D. Watkins. Jean Male Baxley (Washington) and David R. Nelson (Phoenix) have also been made special counsel. Firm management Morrison & Foerster (San Francisco): Litigation partner Karen L. Hagberg has been named managing partner of the firm’s New York office. She will also continue to develop the firm’s Japan practice, linking Tokyo-based attorneys with U.S. lawyers knowledgeable about Japan, many of whom practice in New York. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Hank Moore, most recently clerk of the House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on agricultural, rural development, food and drug administration and related agencies, has come aboard as a senior managing director of the firm’s public law and policy strategies group located in Washington. Moore has more than 10 years of experience in the executive branch. Named Dan L. Goldwasser, chairman of the accounting law practice at Chicago-based Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, has been named to the auditing standards board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, its senior technical committee. Firm Acquisition Bennet & Bennet (Washington), a legal services specialist in representing rural telecommunications carriers, has acquired the engineering services group from Kurtis & Associates. The combined firm will offer telecommunications network design and installation services. President Michael Kurtis will serve as of counsel to Bennet & Bennet. New firm name Windle & McErlane (West Chester, Pa.) is henceforth to be known as Lamb McErlane, in a name change prompted by the return to the firm, after a leave of absence, of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice William H. Lamb. Lamb, with 37 years of service at Windle & McErlane, will act as the firm’s chairman. Correction: Andrew Joshua Markus of Tampa, Fla.-based Carlton Fields is resident in the firm’s Miami office, not Tampa. 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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