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San Francisco Piper Rudnick has elevated 16 to partner, including Rachel Matteo- Boehm in San Francisco. Matteo-Boehm’s practice focuses on media law and intellectual property counseling and litigation. A former journalist, she graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1996. The California Supreme Court has announced the appointment of a new chair and new member of the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics. Justice Richard Fybel, of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, was named chairman of the committee, replacing Second District Justice Charles Vogel. Los Angeles Justice Laurence Rubin was appointed to fill the vacancy on the committee. Jennifer Troia, a third-year student at Boalt Hall School of Law, and Neelum Arya, a graduate of UCLA School of Law, have been awarded fellowships to the Youth Law Center, a public interest law office that works to protect abused and at-risk children. Troia, who will begin her fellowship in the fall, will focus on the many problems foster youth face in group care. Arya, who will start this spring, will address the problem of the growing number of youth confined in California adult facilities. South Bay Latham & Watkins has added Daniel Mummery to its Silicon Valley office as a partner. Mummery focuses on technology transactions, with an emphasis on outsourcing transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Mummery headed Cooley Godward’s outsourcing practice group. He is a 1988 graduate of Fordham University School of Law. Jolie Houston, a partner in San Jose’s Berliner Cohen, has been appointed city attorney for the city of Los Altos. In addition to her municipal law practice, Houston practices in the area of land use and public law. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn of Burlingame has elevated Michelle Leu Zaccone to partner. With experience in both transactional real estate and litigation, Zaccone has built a cross-over practice representing real estate brokerage firms, design and construction professionals, general business clients and property owners. She earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1996. East Bay Albert Flor Jr. has been elevated to partner at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean in Oakland. Flor, who joined the firm in 1999, is a member of the litigation and insolvency practice groups. He received his J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law in 1993. The Impact Fund, based in Berkeley, has appointed two new members to its board of advisors, Bill Lann Lee and Maya Harris. Lee returns to the board after a stint as assistant attorney general for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Justice. Currently he is partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein in San Francisco. Lee is a graduate of Columbia Law School. Harris is the director of the Racial Justice Project at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. She graduated from Stanford Law School. Monterey Kennedy, Archer & Harray of Monterey has added Marybeth Lenkevich Steil as an associate. Steil specializes in business law, nonprofit organizational law, real estate law, mergers and acquisitions and IP licensing. Previously she worked for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. She received her law degree from Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. Sacramento Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named Sandra Ikuta, formerly a partner in the Los Angeles office of O’Melveny & Myers, deputy secretary and general counsel of the California Resources Agency, which is charged with protecting the state’s environment. At O’Melveny Ikuta co-chaired the firm’s environmental group. After graduating from the UCLA School of Law, she served as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski. Kristy Wiese, deputy director of the Division of Legislative and Regulatory Review at the Department of Consumer Affairs, is leaving to join Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor, where she’ll work in the government law section. Southern California The Los Angeles office of Gordon & Rees has added Theresa Kristovich as a partner. Kristovich comes to the firm from Hughes Hubbard & Reed. A Boalt Hall School of Law graduate, she is experienced in business litigation, employment, First Amendment rights and white collar criminal matters. Sean McLoughlin has joined the partner ranks at Hill Farrer & Burrill in Los Angeles. A litigator in the firm’s labor and employment group, he previously was an associate at Rogers, Joseph, O’Donnell & Quinn in San Francisco. He graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1994. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi has added a partner and three associates to its Los Angeles office. Jerome Ringler, formerly with Fogel, Feldman, Ostrov, Ringler & Kevens, focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on catastrophic personal injury matters, business torts and class actions. He graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Also joining the firm from Fogel, Feldman are associates Richard Rosett, Thomas Peters and David Stadnik. Please send news about partners or associates, appointments or awards to: [email protected], or On the Move, The Recorder, 10 United Nations Plaza, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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