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San Francisco Fenwick & Westhas expanded its litigation practice again with the addition of a partner and seven associates. Formerly with Clifford Chance, Susan Samuels Muckhas extensive experience representing clients in SEC enforcement proceedings, investigations by the New York attorney general, securities class actions, derivative actions and other complex commercial litigation. She is a 1986 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Joining Muck from Clifford Chance are Gerald Audant, Christopher Garcia, Alice Jensen, Catherine Duden Kevane, Felix Lee, John Listerand Jenefer Swede. Bingham McCutchenhas expanded its broker-dealer practice group with the addition of three partners, including Paul Allenin San Francisco. Formerly executive director and assistant general counsel at Morgan Stanley, Allen brings extensive experience in private client litigation defense. He received his J.D. from Cornell Law School. Carroll, Burdick & McDonoughhas added four attorneys from the San Francisco office of Lanahan & Reilley: Elizabeth Englandjoins as partner, and Jeffrey Belote, Timothy Flahertyand Nancy Perhamas of counsel. England concentrates on civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate. She received her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in 1978. Belote has extensive experience in commercial litigation, including complex, multi-party matters and real estate litigation. He also serves as an arbitrator for the Marin County Superior Court. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law. In private practice for more than 20 years, Flaherty has significant expertise in commercial and real estate litigation and counseling in matters such as purchase agreements, landlord/tenant and mechanics’ liens. He also serves as an arbitrator, hearing lawyer-client disputes. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1981. Focused on real estate litigation, Perham advises clients in disputes involving co-ownership and condominiums, nondisclosure issues and boundary and construction law. She received her J.D. in 1978 from USF. Carroll, Burdick also has added Richard Amesas an associate in the asbestos practice group. A former Thelen Reid & Priest attorney, Ames defends a varied client base in asbestos products liability litigation. He also assists with general civil cases. Ames is a 1996 graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. Pillsbury WinthropChair Mary Cranstonhas received the 2004 Athena Award for the Bay Area. The award recognizes an individual for business or professional accomplishments, community service and for mentoring others and providing a role model to encourage women to achieve their full leadership potential. Cranston’s practice area is complex class action litigation. South Bay Dechertpartner Bryan Sinclairand associate Justin Boycehave been appointed 2004-05 co-chairs of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section Committee 105 (Government Relations to Patents). Sinclair’s practice focuses on patent, trademark and IP-related antitrust litigation; trade secret misappropriation; unfair competition; false advertising; and business torts. Boyce handles both patent prosecution and patent litigation matters. East Bay One year after the attempted mass evictions of low-income, predominantly Asian tenants in Oakland’s Pacific Renaissance Plaza, members of the tenants’ legal team were honored for their work stopping the evictions and seeking redress for their clients and the broader Oakland community. The East Bay Community Law Center held a reception June 7 for Adam Mizockand David Stuckeyof Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker; Warrington Parkerof Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe; Michael Rawsonof the California Affordable Housing Law Project; and Alan Yeeof Siegel & Yee. The Oakland City Council has approved Mayor Jerry Brown’s nomination of Wendel, Rosen, Black & Deanattorney Neal Parishto the city’s Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board. Parish regularly negotiates, drafts and analyzes agreements in real estate transactions and also assists a variety of clients with land use and related permitting issues. He is a 1997 graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law. Southern California Troy Schmelzerhas joined Hogan& Hartson’s intellectual property practice as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Schmelzer’s practice emphasizes U.S. and international patent prosecution, patent portfolio management and strategic counseling. He received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. Jackson, DeMarco & Pecken�paughcontinues to expand its land use practice with the addition of Craig Beamas partner. Beam practices out of both the Irvine and Westlake Villages offices. He comes to the firm from Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, where he was a partner for 19 years. He is a graduate of California Western School of Law. Jackson, DeMarco also is adding Mark Sellersto its Westlake Village office. A former city attorney for the city of Thousand Oaks and general counsel for its redevelopment agency, Sellers brings extensive experience to the firm’s land use and real estate practice in development and growth management matters. He is a Southwestern University School of Law graduate. Please send news about partners or associates, appointments or awards t [email protected], or On the Move, The Recorder, 10 United Nations Plaza, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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