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New Partners GrayRobinson: James F. Johnston becomes a shareholder in the firm’s Orlando, Fla., office. His focus is on land use, state and local government law and utilities in the firm’s public law department. Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago): Mark B. Tresnowski has rejoined the firm as partner in the home office. He will resume his mergers and acquisitions, public and private financing, restructuring and corporate governance practice. Joining Kirkland in 1986, he took a leave of absence in February 1999 after being appointed general counsel of Allegiance Telecom Inc., a nationwide local exchange carrier. McDermott, Will & Emery: David Henry Dolkas has joined the IP department as partner in the firm’s Palo Alto, Calif., office. Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia): Kay Kyungsun Yu joins the commercial litigation practice group as partner to the firm’s home office. Previously of counsel to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia, she represents employers in employee benefits litigation, with a particular emphasis on defending claims under ERISA. Laterals Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz: John G. Calender comes on board as shareholder in the antitrust practice group in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously at Howrey Simon Arnold & White of Washington. Brown McCarroll (Austin, Texas): Frank Sheeder and Jim Welch come on board as partners in the firm’s Dallas office. Both were previously at Sheeder and Welch of Dallas. Sheeder will focus on civil and criminal compliance in health care, while Welch will divide his time between health care and commercial litigation. Goodwin Procter (Boston): Satish M. Kini joins the financial services practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering of Washington. Before that, he served as counsel in the Legal Division of the Federal Reserve Board. Goulston & Storrs (Boston): Daniel D. Sullivan comes on board as director in the firm’s real estate group. He was previously a partner at Boston’s Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels. Reed Smith: Kim M. Watterson joins as senior counsel to the appellate practice in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She was previously senior counsel in the commercial and corporate litigation practice group of Thorp Reed & Armstrong of Pittsburgh, where she served as an appellate advocate, litigator and trial lawyer. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): Jon Maki and Carrie Hellwig join the firm’s San Diego office. Both attorneys specialize in the life sciences industry, with Maki joining the intellectual property practice group and Hellwig joining the corporate practice group. New Counsel Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Lee Thibodeaux joins as counsel to the firm’s home office. A former briefing attorney at Texas’ 14th Court of Appeals, his focus is on health care and medical malpractice litigation. Greenberg Traurig: Michelle Ferreira comes on board as of counsel to the firm’s Palo Alto, Calif., office. She was previously at the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. A president of the San Francisco Tax Litigation Club, she represents taxpayers before the IRS, the California Franchise Tax Board and other states’ taxing agencies in audit, collection, appeals and litigation matters. Kelley Drye & Warren (New York): Avery S. Fischer joins the corporate practice group as of counsel to the New York office. He was previously vice president of legal affairs and general counsel of RSL Communications, a voice and data communication services provider. O’Melveny & Myers: Timothy J. Muris, who was, until recently, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, comes on board as of counsel to the antitrust/competition practice in the firm’s Washington office. He will co-head the practice with Richard G. Parker, formerly director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission. New Arrivals Connelly Sheehan Moran (Chicago): Four attorneys join the firm-as partner, William Henry Barrett; and as associates, Allan C. Cave Jr., Kevin V. Dunphy and John J. Lynch. Barrett arrives from Michael Best & Friedrich; Cave was vice president of human relations at The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. of Quincy, Mass.; Dunphy was special counsel with the Chicago office of Philadelphia’s Duane Morris; and Lynch practiced labor and employment law with his own firm and was most recently a legal recruiter with VLRPI in Chicago. In addition, Senior Counsel Allison Z. Stein is admitted to the partnership. Strasburger & Price (Dallas): Two attorneys join the firm’s Austin, Texas, office-as of counsel, Susan Owen (environmental group); and as associate, Spencer Stevens (corporate and securities group). Owen was previously with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Stevens, a certified public accountant, was previously with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers. Elected Sidney S. Eagles Jr., an attorney with Greensboro, N.C.-based Smith Moore and a former North Carolina Court of Appeals chief judge, has been elected to the House of Delegates of the ABA. Eagles will serve as one of two representatives of the Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The House of Delegates is the policy-making body of the ABA. Honored Michael J. Wasser, an attorney with the New York City Law Department, has been named the recipient of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 2005 National Personal Achievement Award. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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