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SAN FRANCISCO Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis has added Maria Spustek as a partner in its intellectual property practice group. Spustek joins the firm from Coudert Brothers. In her practice, she strategizes and implements licensing programs to protect and cultivate all forms of IP. Spustek graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1991. Alpa Panchal has joined Credit Suisse First Boston’s private client services division. Panchal, who comes to CSFB from Bryan Hinshaw, will focus on wealth management planning in the client advisory group. She received her J.D. in 1994 from Golden Gate University School of Law. Lynch, Gilardi & Grummer has added Amelia Yaros as an associate practicing in the areas of transportation, commercial and general litigation. Yaros comes to Lynch from Scopelitis, Garvin, Light & Hanson. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Shannan Wilber, executive director of Legal Services for Children Inc., has won the National Association of Counsel for Children’s Outstanding Legal Advocacy Award. After serving as a juvenile law staff attorney for most of her career, Wilber became executive director of LSC in 2000. Wilber utilizes a multidisciplinary staff to represent the “whole child” in cases of abuse, guardianship, immigration and mental health. SOUTH BAY Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has hired a new partner, Terrence Kearney, in its litigation practice in Palo Alto. Kearney, who previously was a partner at Fish & Neave, specializes in strategic IP and patent litigation. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986. EAST BAY Curtis Child has joined Oakland’s National Center for Youth Law as a senior attorney, resigning from his post as director of the California Department of Child Support Services. Child will staff NCYL’s new Sacramento office, spearheading the center’s efforts to ensure that low-income children and families receive support from the government programs designed to help them, such as SSI. He is a McGeorge School of Law at University of the Pacific graduate. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Pillsbury Winthrop has added four senior litigators to its Los Angeles office as part of a major expansion of its securities and regulatory practices. Clifford Hyatt, a former deputy assistant regional director for the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Aaron Dyer, a former assistant U.S. attorney, have joined the firm as partners. Hyatt comes from Chadbourne & Parke and Dyer is from O’Melveny & Myers. Hyatt received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Dyer is a graduate of UCLA School of Law. Michael Armstrong joins the firm as of counsel from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and David Stanton, an associate, arrives from Chadbourne & Parke. Armstrong’s emphasis is in complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation. He received his J.D. from Brigham Young University. Stanton’s work is in securities litigation. He is a Boalt Hall School of Law graduate. Greenberg Traurig has added employee benefits specialists Mark Grushkin and Samuel Stein as partners in Los Angeles. Both came to the firm from Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory and both have been speakers and authors of numerous articles on employee benefit issues. Grushkin earned his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. Stein graduated from the University of Texas School of Law. Seth Stodder has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as senior counsel in the appellate litigation practice in Los Angeles. Before joining the firm, Stodder served as director of policy and planning for U.S. Customs and Border Protection and as counselor to CBP Commissioner Robert Bonner. Stodder will focus on homeland security, customs and immigration law. He received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 1995. Please send news about partners or associates, appointments or awards to: [email protected], or On the Move, The Recorder, 10 United Nations Plaza, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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