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SAN FRANCISCO Thelen Reid & Priesthas added a new partner to its antitrust practice. Paul Griffinjoins the firm from Pillsbury Winthrop where he was head of the antitrust group and chair of the consumer law litigation and counseling team. He is a 1976 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. Lisa Wonghas joined BASF’s Volunteer Legal Services Program as a supervising attorney for volunteer services. For the past seven years Wong has been in private practice, most recently as a senior corporate and securities associate at Baker & McKenzie. She received her J.D. in 1997 from Hastings College of the Law. SOUTH BAY Coudert Brothersin Palo Alto has added Adam Ettingerto its global telecommunications, media and technology practice as a senior attorney. Formerly with Pillsbury Winthrop and Strategic Counsel Corp., Ettinger’s experience includes corporate formation and financing, acquisitions, technology development, licensing, strategic alliances and IP. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law. Latham & Watkinshas appointed corporate partner Ora Fisherto head its Menlo Park office. She succeeds Peter Kerman, who served in that position since the office’s opening in 1997. During Kerman’s tenure, the office has grown from eight attorneys to more than 65. Kerman has been appointed chair of the firm’s global corporate department. EAST BAY Oakland’s Wendel, Rosen, Black& Deanhas added a partner, David Socher.Socher spent his last six years practicing law in Japan where he co-founded Kamiyacho International Law Office. His practice focuses on cross-border litigation, international transactions, corporate law and business practices. Socher is a 1991 graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Brenda Aguilar-Guerrerohas been elected managing partner of Oakland’s Erickson, Beasley, Hewitt & Wilson.Aguilar-Guerrero, who joined the firm in 1995, practices public entity civil litigation with an emphasis on governmental tort liability, eminent domain, employment and personal injury defense. She recently was awarded the Wiley W. Manuel Award for her pro bono services. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Corporate, finance and banking attorney Barbara Polskyhas rejoined Manatt, Phelps& Phillipsas a partner in its Los Angeles office. Polsky began her career at Manatt and then served as executive vice president and general counsel of City National Corp., City National Bank and Aames Financial Corp. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1979. Jean Lawler, a partner at Murchison & Cummingin Los Angeles, has been elected president of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Lawler is the first woman to hold this position after having been first elected to the board of directors in 1996. She is chair of Murchison’s insurance law and risk management practice group and a graduate of Loyola Law School. 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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