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New partners Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Peter A. Miller comes on board as partner and as head of the firm’s real estate practice in New York. Clifford Chance: James Hart Holden comes aboard as partner in the antitrust practice in the firm’s Washington office. For the past 14 years, he has worked at the Federal Trade Commission, where, most recently, he served as deputy assistant director of the Bureau of Competition’s mergers division. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw (Chicago): Former U.S. Attorney Robert J. Conrad Jr. comes on board as partner in the firm’s Charlotte, N.C., office. As the head of the U.S. Justice Department’s task force investigating campaign fund-raising abuses, Conrad in 2000 examined President Clinton and Vice President Gore under oath. Laterals Fenwick & West (Mountain View, Calif.): Susan Samuels Muck comes on board as a partner in the firm’s litigation group in the San Francisco office. Experienced in representing companies and individuals in SEC enforcement proceedings and securities class actions, Muck had previously been a partner at Clifford Chance. Latham & Watkins: Steven Cherny is joining the firm’s New York office as partner. Previously a partner at Fish & Neave in New York, he has been involved in several high-profile patent cases in areas such as electronics, computers, pharmaceuticals and consumer products. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York): Intellectual property litigation partners Jeffrey G. Randall, Chuck B. Ebertin and Allan Soobert are joining the firm from Cooley Godward of Palo Alto, Calif. Randall and Ebertin will be based in Skadden’s Palo Alto office; Soobert will be based in Washington. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Howard R. Rubin has joined the firm’s Washington office as a partner in the litigation and information security and Internet enforcement group. Rubin was previously a partner at Shea & Gardner of Washington. New counsel Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Bruce Lehman, a former assistant secretary of commerce and U.S. commissioner of patents and trademarks, has joined as senior counsel in the firm’s Washington office. He will advise clients in all aspects of intellectual property law. Lehman is president and chairman of the International Intellectual Property Institute, a nonprofit think tank founded in 1998. In government, he negotiated the TRIPS Agreement as well as the WIPO copyright treaties that established global rules for the use of copyrighted works on the Internet. Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia): Joseph A. Sullivan joins the firm as special counsel and director of pro bono, a position newly created by the firm. He was previously counsel with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis of Philadelphia, where he directed the firm’s pro bono program. Salans: Israel E. Kornstein joins the employment practice group as of counsel in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Harris Beach of Rochester, N.Y. Schulte Roth & Zabel (New York): Sander B. Ross joins the firm as special counsel in the tax group. Previously a partner with Winston & Strawn of Chicago, Ross focuses on mergers and acquisitions and tax issues related to partnerships and limited liability companies. Firm management Sills Cummis Radin Tischman Epstein & Gross (Newark, N.J.): The firm, counsel to New Jersey and New York hospital systems, is expanding its health care and labor and employment groups in New York by hiring four partners from Phillips Nizer in New York-James S. Frank (health care, labor and employment); and B. Michael Thrope, David E. Prager and Steven M. Post (labor and employment). Snell & Wilmer: A team of five attorneys join the firm’s Las Vegas office-Partners Jim Mace and Steve Yoken focus on real estate, finance and other complex business transactions; associates Mark Nicoletti and Mandy Shavinsky focus on real estate; and associate Cynthia Le Vasseur focuses on business and construction litigation. Strasburger & Price (Dallas): Paul Myers has been appointed partner-in-charge of the firm’s recently opened Collin County office in Frisco, Texas. Edward F. Valdespino has been appointed partner-in-charge of the San Antonio office. Lee Polson has been appointed partner-in-charge of the Austin, Texas, office. Appointed John C. Danforth is to be nominated by President George W. Bush to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Previously a partner with Bryan Cave’s international client service group, he had served as U.S. senator from Missouri for 18 years and as Missouri attorney general for seven years. Bryan Jackson, partner at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory in Los Angeles, has been appointed chairman of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Real Property Section. Fred Lowell, partner with Pillsbury Winthrop and chairman of the firm’s political law group, has been appointed general counsel to the 2004 California Republican National Committee delegation and will represent the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign in the state. Lowell, long active in Republican politics and counsel to many Republican officeholders, was a California delegate to the 1992, 1996 and 2000 National Republican Conventions. Honored Stuart Land, senior partner in Arnold & Porter of Washington’s pharmaceutical and medical devices practice, has been awarded the Wiley A. Branton Award by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, in recognition of his pro bono service and advocacy of civil rights. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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