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New Partners Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angles): Daniel Seikaly, the chief of the criminal division for the U.S. attorney’s office of the District of Columbia, joins the firm’s Washington office as partner. He reunites with two former colleagues from the U.S. attorney’s office: Roscoe Howard and Mark Nagle. Steel Hector & Davis (Miami): Francisco J. Cerezo of the corporate, securities and finance practice in the firm’s home office, has been promoted to partner. Thacher Proffitt & Wood (New York): Gene Haldeman and Serena Mentor, practitioners in the firm’s structured finance department, have been elected to the partnership. Laterals Baker & Hostetler: Thomas A. Canova joins the firm as a partner in the New York office. Previously a partner at IP firm Pennie & Edmonds, he has litigated significant trademark, false advertising and unfair competition cases. Berger Singerman (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.): Laura Holm joins the firm’s transaction team as a shareholder in the home office. She was previously a partner with Adorno & Yoss of Miami. Dewey Ballantine (New York): Alison L. Smith comes on board as a litigation partner in the antitrust and trade regulation practice at the firm’s Houston office. Previously a partner at Vinson & Elkins, she has also served at the U.S. Department of Justice as deputy assistant attorney general of the Antitrust Division, enforcing federal antitrust laws in the nation’s regulated industries. Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky (Washington): Alicia J. Batts joins the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group as partner focusing on antitrust issues. Previously a partner in Foley & Lardner’s Washington office, she has also served as an attorney-advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner Mozelle W. Thompson from 1998 through 2000. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (New York): Laurence Jacobs joins as partner in the firm’s London office. He was previously a communications, media and technology partner in the London corporate law firm of Allen & Overy. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York): Christopher J. Kell, senior corporate partner, has moved to the firm’s Sydney office. He focuses on cross-border debt, equity transactions and corporate governance advice. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Brian T. Moriarty comes on board as a partner in the intellectual property and technology practice group in the firm’s New York office. Previously a partner at Budd Larner of Short Hills, N.J., where he played a key role in building the firm’s Hatch-Waxman practice, he also served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1990 to 1995. Venable: J. Douglas Baldridge comes on board as partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Previously he was with Howrey Simon Arnold & White of Washington, where he was named pro bono partner of the year for his work on voting rights issues, such as the suit brought under the Americans With Disabilities Act on behalf of blind voters in Florida. New Counsel Baker & Daniels (Indianapolis): Steven L. Householder comes on board as counsel in the home office. Previously vice president and general counsel at Inland Paperboard & Packaging Inc., he focuses on business and commercial litigation. Bryan Cave: Mitchell J. Klein comes on board as counsel in the environmental client service group in the firm’s Phoenix office. Formerly chief counsel for the civil unit of the Arizona attorney general’s environmental section, he managed attorneys representing the Arizona departments of game and fish and agriculture. New Arrivals Jenner & Block (Chicago): Nineteen attorneys join the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice from IP trial boutique Roper & Quigg�Harry J. Roper, George S. Bosy, Raymond N. Nimrod, Steven R. Trybus, Aaron A. Barlow, Timothy J. Barron, John E. Titus and Eric L. Lohrenz (partners); Donald J. Quigg, former assistant secretary of commerce and commissioner of patents and trademarks, and E. Eugene Innis (of counsel); and David R. Bennett, Greg D. Bonifield, Emily M. Frank, Jason G. Harp, Jonathan Hill, Darrick J. Hooker, Paul D. Margolis, Scott A. Spencer and Shehla F. Syed (associates). Shutts & Bowen (Miami): Three attorneys join the firm’s health law practice group from Wilson Suarez Lopez & Gennett of Coral Gables, Fla.�J. Everett Wilson and Michael Gennett (partners) and Elizabeth Perez (associate). The group’s focus is on regulatory matters involving Medicare/Medicaid, managed care, fraud and abuse and provider operations. Firm Expansion Weil, Gotshal & Manges (New York) is opening new offices in Shanghai, China. Bill Sievers, the partner responsible for leading the firm’s expansion in Asia, will be relocating from Singapore to Shanghai. Appointed William A. Pietragallo, founding partner of the Pittsburgh law firm Pietragallo, Bosick and Gordon, has been appointed to the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The 16-member disciplinary board is an independent agency created by the Supreme Court with investigative power to ensure lawyers comply with the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. Honored Ann Taylor Schwing has been awarded the 2004 American Inns of Court Circuit Professionalism Award by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the American Inns of Court. Of counsel at McDonough Holland and Allen of Sacramento, Calif., she serves on the 9th Circuit Advisory Board is the author of books on affirmative defenses and discovery practice. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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