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New partners McAndrews, Held & Malloy (Chicago): Five attorneys have been newly elevated to partner status�Christopher V. Carani specializes in intellectual property rights, Mirut P. Dalal writes patents and prepares patent portfolios, Sandra A. Frantzen specializes in patents and trademarks, Wil Rao focuses on complex patent and appellate litigation and Hank Spuhler practices in patent and trademark prosecution. Stites & Harbison: Three new partners have been elected to serve in the firm’s Lexington, Ky., office. M. Jane Brannon’s practice includes insurance bad faith and products liability claims. Daniel E. Danford focuses on litigation and equine administrative law. W. Blaine Early III is a member of the environmental, natural resources and energy service group. Laterals Alston & Bird (Atlanta): A group of eight attorneys, specializing in intellectual property litigation, have joined the firm’s New York office from Coudert Brothers. New partners are Philippe Bennett, Robert E. Hanlon and Thomas Parker. Walter Scott and Lara A. Holzman come aboard as counsel. Amy Manning, Michael S. Burns and Sarah Hsia are associates. Barnes & Thornburg (Indianapolis): Health care law expert Adele A. Waller has joined the firm’s Chicago office. She is a board member of the American Health Lawyers Association and former president of the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys. Hogan & Hartson (Washington): Scott McInnis, six-term U.S. representative of Colorado’s 3d congressional district, is to join the firm’s Denver office. His practice will focus on state and federal regulatory and legislative matters pertaining to natural resources, public lands, tax and other business issues. McDonough Holland & Allen (Sacramento, Calif.): Jennifer Hartman King has joined the firm’s environmental section, after service as deputy legal affairs secretary to former California Governor Gray Davis. She has substantial experience working with state agencies and practicing environmental litigation and compliance. McGuireWoods (Richmond, Va.): Former Sidley Austin Brown & Wood partner J. Kevin Dougherty has signed on as a partner in the firm’s public finance department. He specializes in tax-exempt financings for health care providers and nonprofit organizations and is accompanied in the move by Kevin Downes. New counsel Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman: Joseph M. (Jody) Myers has come aboard as counsel and will concentrate on anti-money laundering and related matters. He joins the firm from the National Security Council, where he had been the director of international financial affairs at the National Office for Combating Terrorism. Before his work for the security council, Myers was at the U.S. Treasury Department. Kilpatrick Stockton (Atlanta): Mark I. Levy has been added to the firm’s roster in the litigation practice group, resident in Washington. His practice focuses on the Supreme Court and appellate litigation. He accrued five years’ service in the Office of the Solicitor General and also was deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. Firm management King & Spalding (Atlanta): Michael J. O’Brien has assumed the position of managing partner of the firm’s New York office. A partner in the private equity and investment funds practice group, he will focus on client relationships, office growth and strategic issues for the New York office. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Los Angeles): Elena Baca has been named chairwoman of the firm’s home office. She joins Norman Futami on the Los Angeles leadership team. The employment law partner represents clients in all aspects of employment law, employment and wage and hour litigation, and management training. Pillsbury Winthrop: Heading a new four-member management committee at its New York office, Susan Kohlmann has been elected managing partner. She will oversee operation and growth along with partners Andrew Bernstein, Robin Spear and Kenneth Taber. Kohlmann, who has been with the firm since 1982, previously served as co-chairwoman of the global intellectual property section. She becomes the first woman to reach managing partner level in the New York office, dating back to 1868. Elected William Harwood, a partner at Verrill & Dana (Washington), has been appointed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to a two-year term on its board of trustees. Since 2002, he has acted as chair of the American Bar Association’s coordinating committee on gun violence. He is also a former president of Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence. The Brady Campaign is the nation’s largest national, nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to preventing gun violence. Honored Cory M. Amron, a Washington-based partner at Columbus, Ohio’s Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, has been named the 2004 Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Women’s Bar Association (WBA) of the District of Columbia. Amron was cited for her contributions to the legal profession, the WBA and the American Bar Association. Obituary Gerhard E. Seidel, former alderman and mayor of Lake Forest, Ill., and of counsel with Schiff Hardin, has died. The Chicago native attended Columbia Law School and Columbia University, for which he played in the 1939 College Football All Star Game. His subsequent legal career focused on tax, estate, corporate and commercial law, with a particular expertise in federal taxation. He was a member of various corporate boards and was involved in numerous charitable activities during his distinguished career. 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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