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New partners Baker & McKenzie: Maria Sendra joins the firm’s San Diego office as a partner in the regional and global corporate and securities practice groups. Arriving from Clifford Chance, she will continue to focus her work on mergers and acquisitions, securities and IPOs. Bingham McCutchen: Krystal N. Denley Bowen returns to the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the antitrust and white-collar crime groups, having served as an assistant U.S. attorney for nearly six years. Debevoise & Plimpton (New York): James E. Johnson joins the firm’s litigation department as partner. A former under secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and a former deputy chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Johnson will focus primarily on criminal defense and internal investigations work. The 220-lawyer litigation department is led by Mary Jo White, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Lathrop & Gage (Kansas City, Mo.): Glenn H. Lenzen Jr., former vice president of intellectual property and licensing and chief patent counsel for Raytheon Co., joins the firm as partner. Laterals Holland & Knight: Teno A. West comes on board as partner in the firm’s legislative and regulatory practice in New York and Providence, R.I. His practice includes representing water, wastewater and solid waste agencies in structuring public-private partnerships as well as developing regional service solutions. He was previously a partner at Hawkins Delafield & Wood of New York. Weil, Gotshal & Manges (New York): Andrew L. Gaines has joined the firm as a partner in the tax practice in the New York office. Gaines was previously a partner of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he chaired the executive compensation and employee benefits department. New arrivals Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Eleven lawyers join the firm’s global energy transactions practice, 10 in Houston and one in New York-Christine LaFollette, Michael Anthony Nunes, Mark Zvonkovic and Kevin Keenan (partners); William Alexander, Edward Poitevent and Sheila R. Tweed (senior counsel); Michael K. Bolton, Robert Kestelik and Carlos A. Sol� III (counsel); and Jeremy R. Kennedy (associate). All but Tweed arrive from King & Spalding of Atlanta. King & Spalding (Atlanta): Three lawyers join the firm’s intellectual property group in New York-A. Joy Arnold and Kevin J. Culligan come on board as partners and John P. Hanish as counsel. They arrive from intellectual property firm Fish & Neave of New York. Tomlinson Zisko (Palo Alto, Calif.): Specialist in corporate transactions in the area of emerging technologies, the firm is adding six attorneys to its corporate practice-Polly A. Dinkel and Michael C. Doran (partners), Joan Paul (of counsel); R. Michael Momboisse (special counsel); and Julee C. Fischer and James S. Kwon (associates). Promotions Kelley Drye & Warren (New York): The following associates have been elected partner-Geoffrey W. Castello (litigation, New Jersey and New York); Todd D. Daubert (telecommunications, Washington); Edward J. Hunter (real estate, New Jersey); Eric G. Kussoy (labor and employment, New York); Nicholas J. Panarella (litigation, New York); and Keith H. Wofford (bankruptcy, New York). In addition, two associates were elected special counsel-Steven L. Humphreys (environmental, New Jersey); and Jeffrey A. Katz (corporate, New York). Firm management Foley & Lardner: The firm is opening a New York office through the hiring of all of the attorneys and staff of Friedman, Wang & Bleiberg. Peter N. Wang is to be managing partner of the new office and will serve on the firm’s management committee. (See Page 3.) Linklaters (London): Paul Wickes has been appointed head of the firm’s New York office and national managing partner. A litigation partner at the firm since July 2003, Wickes was previously a partner at Shearman & Sterling of New York. Piper Rudnick: The law firm is opening a Paris office. The partners of Cariddi, Mee, Ru�, currently partners of Washington’s Hogan & Hartson, will become partners of Piper Rudnick and will serve as the firm’s Paris office. Elected Hope A. Comisky and Jonathan Kane, partners with Pepper Hamilton of Philadelphia, have been elected fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Kane, chairman of the labor and employment group, is based in the firm’s Berwyn, Pa., office. Comisky practices in the firm’s Philadelphia office. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers was founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Board, and the 30th anniversary of Title VII and Executive Order 11246. It is a nonprofit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of labor and employment law. Honored William J. Birney III, an attorney with Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory of Los Angeles, has received the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service from the Los Angeles County Bar Association. The award was for his work helping to coordinate community outreach programs. Weil, Gotshal & Manges (New York) was named U.S. Law Firm of the Year (in London) 2004 at the Lawyer Awards 2004. In addition, Michael Francies, managing partner of the firm’s London office, was named Partner of the Year. The Lawyer is a British publication for commercial lawyers and corporate directors. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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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