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New Partners Chadbourne & Parke (New York): Three attorneys have been elected to the partnership in the firm’s New York office�Allison M. Alcasabas and Joseph G. Falcone (complex products liability litigation) and Scott D. Berson (corporate transactions). Debevoise & Plimpton (New York): Barton Legum, head of the U.S. Department of State’s NAFTA arbitration division, leaves government service and returns as a partner in the international dispute resolution practice at the firm’s Paris office. Before joining the State Department, he had practiced at the firm for 12 years. Laterals Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner (New York): Frederick L. Whitmer comes on board as partner in the home office’s litigation department, where he will join the firm’s patent litigation practice as a lead trial attorney. He was previously a partner at Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch of Florham Park, N.J. Jenner & Block (Chicago): Philip L. Harris comes on board as partner in the litigation practice at the firm’s home office. Formerly a partner at the Chicago office of Holland & Knight, he has defended many large companies in complex products liability, commercial and mass tort disputes. Morrison & Foerster (San Francisco): Scott Stanton joins the firm as corporate partner in the San Diego office. Previously a partner at Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich, he specializes in mergers and acquisitions, as well as public and private securities offerings. Ropes & Gray (Boston): James R. Myers comes on board as partner in the litigation department at the firm’s Washington office. He was previously with Kilpatrick Stockton of Atlanta. Schottenstein Zox & Dunn (Columbus, Ohio): Roger A. Gilcrest comes on board as partner in the firm’s patent practice. He was previously managing partner at Columbus-based Standley Law Group. Schulte Roth & Zabel (New York): Terrance J. O’Malley comes on board as partner in the firm’s investment management and regulatory group. Previously head of the investment management practice at New York’s LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, from 1990-1994 he served as an attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. New Counsel Baker & McKenzie: Mark D. Menefee, former director of the Office of Export Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, joins the firm’s Washington office as of counsel. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): James A. Mercer III, formerly general counsel of Wave Three Software Inc. in San Diego, joins the firm’s San Diego office as special counsel. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott (Pittsburgh): Robert A. Graci, former judge of the intermediate-level Pennsylvania Superior Court, comes on board as special counsel in the firm’s Harrisburg, Pa., office. Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold (San Francisco): Three special counsel join the firm�Thomas G. Scarvie comes on board in the firm’s home office. He was previously a director at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin of San Francisco. In New York, John J. Maalouf arrives from D’Amato & Lynch of New York, and Scott D. Greenspan arrives from the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, where he was a senior litigation associate. New Arrivals Bowditch & Dewey (Worcester, Mass.): Six attorneys join the firm�As partners, David H. Gibbs (Boston, business and litigation); Mary T. Feeney (Framingham, Mass., real estate and higher education); Jodi-Ann McLane (Framingham, intellectual property); and Deborah Anne O’Malley (Worcester, real estate and environmental). As associates, Andrew P. Boucher and Linda K. Fisher (Worcester, business and finance). Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (Los Angeles): Six attorneys from Berger & Norton of Los Angeles join the firm’s litigation division�as senior partner, Michael M. Berger; as partners, Edward G. Burg and George M. Soneff; as associates, Kisu Shin and John T. Fogarty; and as counsel Gideon Kanner. Firm Expansion Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (New York): The firm is launching a Frankfurt, Germany, office by hiring partners Sven Schulte-Hillen and Juergen van Kann, both formerly partners in Hoelters & Elsing. Joining them are four associates. Elected Pillsbury Winthrop: Edward Perron, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, a private nonprofit whose purpose is to attract, retain and expand businesses and jobs in the Los Angeles region. Appointed Sheila Carmody, partner in the business litigation group at Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office, has been elected to a four-year term by the American Law Institute to be an adviser to its special project to address the issues facing the judiciary in aggregate litigation and class actions. The American Law Institute, based in Philadelphia, was founded in 1923 to promote the clarification and simplification of the law so as to secure better administration of justice. Honored John T. Frankenheimer, co-chairman of Loeb & Loeb, is to be honored by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California with a 2004 Torch of Liberty Award, in recognition of his “extraordinary commitment to social issues central to the work of the ACLU, including artists’ rights, children’s rights, medical rights, immigrant rights and the rights of the homeless.” 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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