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New partners Cozen O’Connor (Philadelphia): Eighteen firm associates have been promoted to partner-Brian L. Murland, Jerrold N. Poslusny and Shahram M. Siddiqui (business law department); Sara Anderson Frey, Michael G. Ballnik, Russ A. Brinson, Theodore G. Bryant, Andrew J. Gibbs, Paul K. Leary, Peter J. Lucca Jr., Melissa O’Loughlin White, Richard B. Polner and Lisa Schreiber (insurance department); David J. Walton (labor and employment practice group); and Erick J. Kirker, Curtis R. Quay, Blanca Quintero and Justin B. Wineburgh (subrogation and recovery practice group). Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott (Pittsburgh): Five attorneys have been elevated to equity membership in the firm-Brij K. Agarwal (intellectual property), Allan W. Brown (labor and employment), Wendy West Feinstein (litigation), James G. Seaman (labor and employment) and Heidi B. Hamman Shakely (business). King & Spalding (Atlanta): The firm has chosen 20 new partners-John Patterson Brumbaugh, L. Frank Coan Jr., Halli D. Cohn, Douglas W. Gilfillan, S. Stewart Haskins II, Robert M. Keenan III, Rahul Patel, Ellen G. Ray, David Tetrick Jr., Carmen R. Toledo and John D. Wilson (Atlanta); Craig J. Ledet and William R. Parish Jr (Houston); Andrew M. Metcalf, Gary A. Saunders and Larry H. Tronco (New York); and Michael J. Ciatti, Mark Jensen, Anne R. Ortmans and Peter M. Todaro (Washington). Lovells: Fifteen new partners have been elected-Jeremy Brittenden, Sean Finn, Rodney Freeman, Andrew Gallagher, Christopher Hardman, Nicholas Heaton, Hugh Lyons, Paul Mullen and Matthew Readings (London); Martin F�hndrich and Arnt G�ppert (Dusseldorf, Germany); Bernd Klemm (Munich, Germany); Colin Law (Beijing and Hong Kong); Luigi Mansani (Milan, Italy); and Karen Ostad (New York). Laterals Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels (Boston): Capitol Hill veterans Michael Lewan (former chief of staff to Senator Joe Lieberman, D-Conn.) and Doyce Boesch (former chief of staff to Senator Don Nickles, R-Okla.) have joined the firm’s government law and strategies practice group. They will continue to be based in Washington. Foley & Lardner: Miriam Beezy has come aboard as a Los Angeles-based partner in the firm’s intellectual property department and will head the trademark and copyright practice group. She arrives from Greenberg Glusker and previously managed the worldwide trademark portfolio of Walt Disney Co. Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago): The firm’s New York office has added federal prosecutor Andrew M. Genser as a partner. He most recently served as deputy chief, general crimes section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. He was lead trial attorney in the case that resulted in the racketeering conviction of Gambino crime family head Peter Gotti. New counsel Steel Hector & Davis (Miami): Donna J. Hrinak, a 30-year foreign service veteran and current U.S. ambassador to Brazil, is joining the firm as a senior counselor for international trade and government affairs. She focuses on regional political developments in Latin America, interfaces with U.S. agencies dealing with Latin America and advises on foreign trade barriers. Firm management Proskauer Rose (New York): Bruce L. Lieb and Ronald R. Papa have been named co-chairmen of the firm’s corporate department. Rory Judd Albert and Howard L. Ganz have been named co-chairmen of the labor and employment law department. Elected Peggy Brenner and Tracie Renfroe, trial partners with Houston’s Bracewell & Patterson, have been chosen for membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel, the oldest international organization of lawyers representing corporations and insurers. Brenner draws her clients from the chemical industry and Renfroe focuses her practice on environmental and toxic tort litigation and products liability disputes. Michael H. Reed, a partner with Philadelphia-based Pepper Hamilton, is to become president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the first African-American to head the group. Reed is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the American Law Institute. Incorporated in 1895, the Pennsylvania bar has more than 29,000 members. Honored John Gould, a pioneer in the practice of litigation and patent law, is being feted with a tribute evening in recognition of his 50th anniversary with the intellectual property firm Merchant & Gould (Minneapolis). Since his start as a name partner, the firm’s roster has grown from two attorneys to more than 100. Joseph M. O’Malley Jr. and Bruce M. Wexler, partners at New York’s Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, have been selected to receive the 2004 Burton Award for Legal Achievement, given in recognition of their legal-writing ability. Gerald F. Phillips, co-founder of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a board member of the California Dispute Resolution Council, will be given the Griffin Bell Volunteer Service Award by the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Services. The mediator and arbitrator, who specializes in resolving entertainment conflicts, is being cited for his philanthropic efforts in bringing alternative dispute resolution alternatives to the business community. New office White & Case: The ministry of justice of the People’s Republic of China has granted the firm a license to open an office in Beijing, the firm’s third Chinese location following Shanghai and Hong Kong. The firm sees the new office as providing it with better access to government decision-makers and large corporations. 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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