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New partners Goulston & Storrs (Boston): Three new partners, known by the firm as directors, have signed on in Boston. Zev D. Gewurz’s practice emphasizes commercial real estate development, Christine D. Lynch focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues and Jonathan Z. Pearlson is a specialist in environmental law. Laterals Baker Botts (Houston): Robert W. Jordan returns to the firm’s Dallas office as a senior partner. His international business practice focuses on dispute resolution and litigation. Jordan is a former ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Blank Rome (Philadelphia): Andrea K. Stimmel has joined as the firm’s chief marketing officer, moving from now-defunct Pennie & Edmonds of New York. She was previously principal and director of marketing and communications at BDO Seidman, at the time making her the youngest person and sole woman to serve in that position at a major accounting firm. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott (Pittsburgh): High-tech attorney Richard M. Lucash has signed on with the firm’s Boston office. Lucash advises technology companies and individuals on corporate financing, technology transfer and intellectual property issues. Greenberg Traurig: Dawn Weekes Glenn, arriving from Arnold & Porter (Washington), has joined the firm’s Los Angeles entertainment practice group as a shareholder, accompanied by associate Zeke Lopez. The pair focus on transactional entertainment law and the representation of talent, including Kevin Costner, Terrence Malick and Danielle Steel. Holland & Knight: Six-year Florida state Representative Manny Prieguez is joining the firm’s public policy and regulation group as a senior policy advisor based in Miami. He will concentrate on federal, state and local government relations. Howard & Howard (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.): Twelve attorneys from Williams Mullens have joined the firm: Daniel F. Berry, Deborah H. Boshaw, John F. Brent, John F. Burns, Tanya M. Clark, Robert J. Curtis, Eric H. Lipsitt, Robert A. Marsac, Claudia D. Orr, Lisa A. Robinson, Michael Sneyd and John A. Wise. Howrey Simon Arnold & White (Washington): Michael G. Cowie has joined the firm’s home office as a partner focusing on antitrust law. He is a former senior litigation counsel and assistant director at the Federal Trade Commission. Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault (Boston): Four attorneys have made a lateral jump to the firm. Joining the business practice group are Byron Pavano, Bryan Fecteau and Todd C. Goffman. Elias Behrakis will practice with the patent and intellectual property group. Withers Bergman (New York): The international private client law firm has hired four new senior attorneys, each with significant private wealth and business legal experience: principals Richard Cassell, Mark Holden and Sanford Davis, and of counsel John Forry. New counsel Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia): Corporate and securities lawyer Daniel A. Pliskin, based in Philadelphia, has been elected of counsel. His practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equities and securities law. Phelps Dunbar (New Orleans): Four-term Mississippi Attorney General Michael C. Moore has joined the firm as counsel, based in Jackson, Miss. His 1994 suit, filed against 13 tobacco companies, established Mississippi as the first state to insist that manufacturers reimburse states for costs incurred in treating smoking-related illnesses. He will practice with the firm’s litigation group and dispute resolution practice. Willkie Farr & Gallagher (New York): Former Environmental Protection Agency General Counsel Robert E. Fabricant has joined the firm’s environmental department as special counsel, resident in the home office. Firm management Carlton Fields (Tampa, Fla.): Sylvia H. Walbolt has been re-elected to chair the firm’s board of directors, the first woman to do so. She is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the former president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the first female to serve as president of the Florida Bar Association. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Partner Stephen C. Dillard has been chosen to head the firm’s 424-lawyer worldwide litigation department. His practice focuses on the defense of toxic tort, mass tort and environmental litigation and he has represented virtually every major U.S. energy company in such cases. Honored Joseph P. Klock Jr., chairman and managing partner of Miami-based Steel Hector & Davis, is to receive the Star of David Award, bestowed by State of Israel Bonds in recognition of his support of Israel and Israeli causes. He will later be feted at the National Lawyers’ Dinner in New York. New offices Blake, Cassels & Graydon has opened offices in Chicago and New York to practice Canadian law. The new offices will be led by Tim Unwin. Partner Geoffrey Belsher will be based in Chicago and partner Michael Gans will work with Unwin in New York. Blakes, which said it is the first Canadian law firm to establish an office in Chicago, has five offices in Canada. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith (Los Angeles): New firm offices have been inaugurated in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz. Carl F. Mariano will serve as managing partner at both locations, aided by partner Kevin Nicholas and associates Ron Beach, Susanne Gardner, Sean Healy, Kevin Jensen, James Nolan, Johnny Sorenson, Karla Starr, Steve England, Michael Gluski, Mike Obert and Barry Uhrman. 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, or [email protected]

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