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New partners McGlinchey Stafford (New Orleans): The firm has named six new members-M. Lucille Anderson (commercial litigation/Houston); Andrew J. Harrison Jr. (environment/Baton Rouge, La.); Elizabeth Hurst (environment/Houston); Betty Mallett (general litigation/Jackson, Miss.); Christopher Moore (labor and employment/ New Orleans); and Barbara Friedman Yaksic (commercial litigation/Cleveland). Laterals Baker & Daniels (Indianapolis): Heather L. MacDougall, former chief legal counsel and special advisor to the chairman of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, has joined the firm as a partner. A member of the labor and employment team, MacDougall will divide her time between the Indianapolis and Washington offices. Blank Rome (Philadelphia): Based in the home office, Nelson A. Diaz has rejoined the firm as a partner, concentrating his practice on government relations, alternative dispute resolution and public and affordable housing. He returns following a two-year stint as Philadelphia city solicitor. Diaz is also the former general counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carlton Fields (Tampa, Fla.): Russell C. Weigel III is a new shareholder in the firm’s Miami office, practicing in the securities and derivative litigation group. He is a former special counsel and branch chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. His specialty is securities law cases involving fraud. Goodwin Procter (Boston): Lizette P�rez-Deisboeck has been added to the roster as a partner, joining the technology and emerging companies group in Boston. Her practice emphasizes young businesses and early-stage investors. She was general counsel for a software company and vice president of legal affairs for a technology incubator. McCarter & English (Newark, N.J.): Kimberly S. Penner (from Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold) and Debra M. Perry (from the Defense Research Institute) are new partners with the firm. Penner, based in New York, focuses on defending life sciences corporations. Perry, working out of the home office, also defends life sciences corporations, with a particular emphasis on pharmaceutical products liability and litigation involving occupational exposures. Strasburger & Price (Dallas): K.B. Battaglini has left Shook, Hardy & Bacon (Kansas City, Mo.) to join the firm’s trial team as a Houston-based partner. He serves as a district director of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and is a member of the State Bar of Texas’ standing committee on law practice management. White & Case: Stuart A. Caplan has joined the firm’s energy group as a partner, resident in New York and Washington. His specialty is power market formation and he concentrates on energy industry restructuring and the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions. New counsel Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott: Patrick D. Harder has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office, where he will serve as of counsel. He will practice with the infrastructure group. Harder comes aboard from Obayashi Corp., where he was vice president and general counsel. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Gregory S. Menegaz has joined as of counsel and will conduct his practice with the litigation group in Washington. His areas of expertise include trade remedies, customs issues and export controls. Firm management Baker & Hostetler: Cleveland-based partner Hewitt B. Shaw has been named the firm’s legal services partner. Shaw, who counsels clients in tax and business matters, will be responsible for directing and coordinating the firm’s four national practice groups and five national industry teams. Hinshaw & Culbertson (Chicago): Robert J. Romero, a firm partner for six years, has been appointed partner-in-charge of the San Francisco office. He is a member of the executive committee and serves as chairman of the firm’s national professional liability specialty practice group. Named Juan E. M�ndez, a law professor and director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame Law School, will assume the presidency of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). He has been involved with Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The ICTJ pursues accountability for mass atrocities and human rights abuse. Elected E. Tazewell (Ted) Ellett, a Hogan & Hartson partner, has been elected president of the Virginia Bar Association. He serves as administrator of the Washington firm’s aviation group and is a former chief counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration. He has been a member of the Virginia bar since 1980. Honored Thomas P. Sullivan, a partner with Chicago-based Jenner & Block, was inducted into the Illinois State Bar Association’s Academy of Illinois Lawyers. He served recently as co-chairman of former Illinois Governor George Ryan’s commission on capital punishment and is considered to be an influential voice in the death penalty reform movement. A former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, he is also one of the originators of Jenner & Block’s pro bono program. New offices Greenberg Traurig: The firm has inaugurated new California offices in Orange County and Silicon Valley. Attorneys based in Orange County are Gordon Schaller, Jeff Joy, Steve Anapoell, John Stoner, Greg Hurley, Michael Drury and Stacey Jaramillo. Silicon Valley lawyers include Todd Rumberger, Stefan Clulow, Khoa Do, Randy Single, Tom LaWer, Heather Meeker and Fred Adam. 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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