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New partners Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York): Charlie Wang comes aboard as partner in the capital markets department at the firm’s Washington office. A former Chinese law professor and Chinese district court judge, he has been an associate at Cadwalader, and was most recently of counsel at Wiley Rein & Fielding in Washington. Greenberg Traurig: Wayne Jones, former chief IP officer at SAP A.G., an enterprise software company, joins the firm’s Palo Alto, Calif., office as shareholder and head of its IP group. Also, Gretchen Jacobs, an Arizona lobbyist, joins the national governmental affairs practice at the firm’s Phoenix office. Howard & Howard (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.): Frank Ierulli comes on board at the firm’s Peoria, Ill., office. He focuses on municipal law and litigation. He was previously at the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he was chief civil assistant, providing legal counsel to the chairman of the Peoria County Board. Laterals Bingham McCutchen: Jordan D. Hershman joins the securities litigation practice in the firm’s Boston office. He was previously co-chairman of the securities litigation group of Boston-based Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Thomas G. Adler joins the corporate, banking and business department as partner in the firm’s Dallas office. He was previously a partner at Jenkens & Gilchrist of Dallas. Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro (Los Angeles): Daniel M. Grigsby joins the firm’s sports and entertainment industry practice. An outside counsel to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks and other sports industry clients, he was previously at Arnold & Porter of Washington. Robinson & Cole (Hartford, Conn.): Elliot H. Lutzker joins the corporate and securities practice at the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Snow Becker Krauss of New York. Weil, Gotshal & Manges (New York): Alexander J. Hadjis joins the patent litigation practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner at Fish & Richardson. New counsel Nixon Peabody: Richard L. Morningstar, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union and advisor to the president and the State Department during the Clinton administration, and former senior vice president of the Overseas Private Investment Corp., joins the firm’s Boston office as senior counsel and member of the business practice group. He is senior director at the international consulting firm Stonebridge International and a lecturer in law at Stanford University. In government, his specialty was assistance to the former Soviet Union and development of oil and gas resources the Caspian Basin. Steptoe & Johnson (Washington): Two attorneys come on board as special counsel-Timothy C. Bickham (intellectual property) and Jonathan C. Drimmer (complex litigation). Previously a senior associate at Arnold & Porter of Washington, Bickham served as director of external affairs of the Asia Pacific Legal Institute. Drimmer was previously at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as deputy director of the Office of Special Investigations. New arrivals Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault (Boston): Richard D. Savignano and Kevin P. McGrath join the firm’s litigation practice group. Savignano was a judge in Brockton, Mass., district court, serving as chairman of the district court committee on public trust and confidence in the judiciary. McGrath was assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts for a decade and was most recently chief of the organized crime drug enforcement task force. New practice Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Scott Edelman has been appointed the firm’s newly created position of pro bono coordinator. A partner based in the firm’s Century City, Calif., office, he is a commercial trial lawyer and serves as co-chairman of the firm’s entertainment practice group. Elected Randolph J. May, senior fellow and director of communications policy studies at the Progress & Freedom Foundation in Washington, has been elected chair of the ABA’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Darrell Prescott, co-chairman of the global antitrust practice of New York’s Coudert Brothers, was elected programs officer of the ABA’s Section of International Law. He has served as co-editor of and contributor to the ABA’s International Practitioner’s Deskbook Series: Joint Ventures in the International Arena. George R. Salem, partner at the the Washington office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, has been elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law, the college is a nonprofit professional association honoring leading labor and employment lawyers nationwide. Appointed Alberto Manuel Benitez, professor of clinical law and director of the immigration clinic at George Washington University Law School, has been appointed to the ABA’s Commission on Immigration Practice, Policy and Pro Bono. Hal Katz, partner in the health law section of Austin, Texas-based Brown McCarroll, has been appointed chair of the newly created American Bar Association Public Health and Policy Interest Group. The group provides leadership to the ABA Health Law Section in the areas of public health and will work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its effort to develop community legal preparedness for a public health emergency. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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