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San Francisco Thomas Scarviehas joined Sedgwick, Detert, Moran& Arnold’s office as special counsel. Scarvie, a litigator who has tried more than 100 cases to juries and judges, was previously a partner at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. He is a 1972 graduate of Hastings College of the Law. Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Malloryhas named Suzanne Donnelsits chief marketing officer. Donnels, who previously ran her own firm, will be based in San Francisco and will spearhead strategic marketing initiatives in all six of the L.A.-based firm’s offices. Donnels also has worked in marketing at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffeand Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott. Felicia Vallerahas been voted president-elect of the Barristers Club of San Francisco and will assume the presidency in January. Vallera does business transactional work at The Law Office of Felicia Vallerain San Francisco. Employment litigator Carla McCormackhas joined Liebert Cassidy Whitmoreas an associate. McCormack is a 1994 Boalt Hall School of Law graduate who previously worked at Fresno’s Jory, Peterson, Watkins, Ross & Woolman. Forty-five lawyer Liebert Cassidy specializes in labor and employment work for public entities. Hinshaw & CulbertsonSan Francisco partner Ronald Mallenhas been named to the firm’s executive committee. The Chicago-based firm’s 24-member executive committee approves partner compensation decisions and hears proposed nominations to the firm’s partnership. Mallen, a 1967 graduate of Hastings College of the Law, is a professional liability expert. Sacramento Ruthann Ziegler, a partner in the Sacramento office of Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson, has been appointed city attorney of Pittsburg. A founding member of the Oakland-based firm’s Sacramento office, Ziegler is a graduate of UC-Davis’ King Hall School of Law. Southern California Two new associates have joined Liebert Cassidy Whitmorein Los Angeles. Sara Petit, formerly with Gutierrez, Preciado & House in Pasadena, defends public entities in all aspects of employment litigation. She is a 2001 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Also joining is Heather Glick, who received her J.D. from Valparaiso University in Indiana. Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgeraldhas added litigator Chrisopher Morrowas an associate in its Irvine office. Morrow, who recently was an associate at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, received his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in 1999. Morrow’s practice focuses on construction disputes, commercial litigation, product liability and contractual disputes. 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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