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New partners Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory (Los Angeles): Three new partners have been chosen by the firm-David H. Blackwell, R.J. Comer and Peter N. Townsend. They represent practice areas including land use, environmental and natural resources, real estate, litigation, corporate and securities, emerging companies and venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. McCarter & English (Newark, N.J.): Seven new partners have been named-Christopher R. Carton, Ira Gottlieb, John C. Kelly, Jeffrey A. Petit and Adam N. Saravay (Newark); John J. Robinson (Hartford, Conn.); and William F. Taylor Jr. (Wilmington, Del.). Seyfarth Shaw (Chicago): The firm has promoted 23 attorneys to its partnership-David S. Baffa, Scott A. Carlson, Christopher J. DeGroff, William F. Dugan, Joseph G. Galazaga, S. Leigh Jeter, Daniel F. Lanciloti and David L. Newman (Chicago); C. Clay Hayden, Steven L. Kennedy, Joseph V. Myers III and Michael S. Rodgers (Atlanta); Maureen Bogue, Michael T. McKeeman, Anthony J. Rao and Mark S. Ross (San Francisco); Brigitte M. Duffy, Kent D.B. Sinclair and Daniel B. Klein (Boston); Kenneth L. Wilton (Los Angeles); Dov Kesselman (New York); Sam T. McAdam (Sacramento, Calif.); and David A. Blake (Washington). Laterals Alston & Bird (Atlanta): Marc J. Scheineson, a former associate commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law, has come aboard as a partner in the firm’s Washington office. He joins former Senator Bob Dole in the health care practice group. Armstrong Teasdale (St. Louis): Lobbyist William H. Applegate, an authority on health care legislative and regulatory issues, has joined the firm to serve as its government relations director for the Washington office. He had previously spent five years as government relations director at Washington’s Arent Fox. Cozen O’Connor (Philadelphia): The firm has acquired Washington’s Asbill Moffitt & Boss, with name partners Henry W. Asbill (founder), William B. Moffitt and Barry Boss joining as senior members. Peter Paris also signs on as an associate. The new arrivals focus on white-collar and complex criminal defense matters. Nixon Peabody: The firm’s labor and employment practice group has been bolstered by the addition of Philip S. Berkowitz (New York) and Marjorie S. Fochtman (San Francisco). Berkowitz advises on international employment and labor issues and Fochtman focuses on preventive employment and labor law. Preston Gates & Ellis (Seattle): Trial attorney Paul L. Davis is a new partner in the firm’s Anchorage, Alaska, office. Davis, one of the state’s first trained mediators, has accrued more than 30 years of litigation experience during his career as a solo practitioner. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges (Los Angeles): The firm’s patent litigation team has expanded with the arrival of three new partners-Edward DeFranco and Andrew Berdon (New York); and Kevin Johnson (Silicon Valley). Berdon arrives from New York’s Frommer Lawrence & Haug and Johnson from New York’s Fish & Neave. Schiff Hardin & Waite (Chicago): Russel T. Hamilton and Graham R. Hone are new members of the firm’s real estate group in New York, having made the move from Dewey Ballantine (New York). Both attorneys focus on representing banks in commercial real estate lending. New counsel Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York): Angela Works has been named special counsel to the real estate department, to be based in New York. Charlotte Rogers has been designated special counsel to the project finance practice in the firm’s London office. Firm management Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: John P. Cogan Jr. is joining the firm from King & Spalding (Atlanta) to head its global energy transaction practice. An expert in the growing field of liquefied natural gas infrastructure and transportation, he will be based in London and Houston. Cogan has more than 35 years of legal experience in the realm of fossil fuels. Elected Paul S. Miller has been elected to serve as the president of the American Jewish Congress, a 50,000-member Jewish advocacy group. Miller is special counsel to New York-based Kaye Scholer and was previously executive vice president and general counsel of Pfizer Inc. He appears on The National Law Journal‘s list of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. Appointed William J. Danhof, principal at Detroit-based Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, has been appointed by President George W. Bush to serve a five-year term on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. The council is the governing body of the United States Holocaust Museum, the site of the world’s largest collection of Holocaust history and artifacts. Deborah P. Majoras, partner at Jones Day, is to be nominated by President Bush as member, and upon appointment, designate chairman, of the Federal Trade Commission for the remainder of a seven-year term expiring on Sept. 25, 2008. She had previously served as principal deputy assistant attorney general for antitrust at the Department of Justice. Honored Burton Landy, chairman emeritus of Orlando, Fla.-based Akerman Senterfitt’s international practice, has been designated by Japan’s Emperor Akihito to receive the Medal of Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. Landy, who focuses on international arbitration and mediation and ADR, is being honored for his promotion of economic, cultural and educational ties between Florida and Japan. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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