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New Partners Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl (Dallas): Michael J. Uhl, head of the major fraud and public corruption section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, is joining the new criminal defense law firm as partner. Goodwin Procter (Boston): Nine attorneys have been elected to the partnership. In Boston, Elaine Herrmann Blais, Christopher T. Holding, James W. McGarry and Daryl L. Wiesen (litigation); and Anna E. Dodson, Alexander B. Temel and Scott A. Webster (business law). In New York, Marta E. Delsignore and Louis S. Sorell (litigation). Nixon Peabody: ElChino M. Martin joins the real estate practice group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously chief of staff in the office of the Washington deputy mayor for planning and economic development. Laterals Baker & McKenzie: David H. Spencer joins the global banking, finance and major projects group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan of New York. In addition, Bruce Baker joins the North American banking, finance and major projects practice group in the firm’s Chicago office. He was previously at Winston & Strawn of Chicago. Carlton Fields (Tampa, Fla.): R. Terry Rigsby joins the government law practice group as partner in the firm’s Tallahassee, Fla., office. His focus is on health law. He was previously principal of the Law Offices of R. Terry Rigsby. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): William P. Maines rejoins the litigation department as partner in the firm’s home office. He began his career with Fulbright in 1985 and later became founding partner of McDade Fogler Maines, a Houston-based litigation boutique. Greenberg Traurig: Eve Triffo comes on board as of counsel to the bankruptcy group in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She was previously of counsel to Hennelly & Grossfield of Los Angeles. Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman: Jay Shapiro joins the national litigation practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. Previously a partner at Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn of New York, his focus is on insurance fraud, intellectual property and white-collar crime. Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler (New York): John Sare joins the firm’s tax-exempt organizations practice as partner. Previously a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy of New York, he represents private foundations, museums, colleges, trade associations and other types of exempt organizations. Proskauer Rose (New York): Two attorneys join the corporate financial practice as partners in the firm’s Boston office-Steven M. Ellis and Stephen A. Boyko were both previously partners at Boston’s Goodwin Procter. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Douglas G. Bonner comes on board as partner in the firm’s Washington office, where he will direct the office’s communications and media practice. He arrives from LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae of New York, where he led the firm’s telecommunications department. From 1992 to 1996, he worked as senior attorney in the office of general counsel of MCI Communications. New Counsel Hunton & Williams (Richmond, Va.): Talbot D’Alemberte comes on board as counsel to the firm’s Miami and Tallahassee, Fla., offices. He is president emeritus of Florida State University and served as president of the Florida Bar from 1994 to 2003. In addition to serving as president of the ABA from 1991-1992, he represented Miami-Dade County in the Florida House of Representatives from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. New Arrivals Baker & Daniels (Indianapolis): Eight intellectual property attorneys join the home office-as partners, Timothy E. Niednagel, R. Trevor Carter and Robert D. Null; as counsel, Douglas Yerkeson; and as associates, Norman Hedges, Ryan Barker, C.W. Arnett and William Meyers. Darby & Darby (New York): Two attorneys join the IP firm-in New York, Steven E. Lipman (partner); and in Seattle, Bruce E. Black (senior counsel). Lipman was previously a partner at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt of Alexandria, Va. Black was previously a member of the legal affairs department at 3M Co., where he supported the firm’s optical and display business units. King & Spalding (Atlanta): Two attorneys join the IP team in the firm’s New York office-as partner, Alexas D. Skucas; and, as counsel, Allison H. Altersohn. They both arrive from New York’s Kenyon & Kenyon. In addition, Paul B. Murphy, formerly U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia and associate deputy attorney general of the U.S., rejoins as partner in the special matters/governmental investigations group in the firm’s home office. Firm Management Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Los Angeles): Six attorneys join the firm’s Paris office-Joel Simon, Scott Saks, Jeremy Hilsman, Erwan Barre, Arnaud Pericard and Matthieu Grollemund. Simon was senior corporate partner and chairman of the firm’s London office; Saks was senior corporate attorney in the firm’s New York office; Hilsman was senior real estate associate in the firm’s Atlanta office; Barre was in the Paris office of New York’s Sullivan & Cromwell; Pericard was in the Paris office of New York’s Debevoise & Plimpton; and Matthieu Grollemund was in the Paris office of Clifford Chance. In addition, Mark Eagan, real estate partner, is the new chairman of the firm’s London office. Firm Mergers Werner & Blank (Toledo, Ohio), specialist in financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law, is joining Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick of Toledo. The combined firm will operate under the Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick name. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. Please send material to him at The National Law Journal, 105 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016, or [email protected].

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