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New Partners Arnold & Porter (Washington): Dara Corrigan joins the pharmaceutical and medical device practice group as partner in the firm’s home office. She previously served as acting inspector general at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Barton, Klugman and Oetting (Los Angeles): Randall H. Kennon joins the financial institutions practice as partner. He was previously associate general counsel at Bank of America. Dewey Ballantine (New York): David M. Perlman joins the energy markets and regulatory group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He previously served as senior legal advisor in the office of general counsel at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon (Phoenix): Janet G. Betts joins the firm’s Scottsdale, Ariz., office as partner. She was previously of counsel to the Scottsdale office of Omaha, Neb.’s Kutak Rock. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo (Boston): John R. Higham joins the health care section as partner in the firm’s home office. He previously worked in the office of the general counsel at Partners HealthCare System Inc. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York): Laurent Cohen-Tanugi joins the corporate mergers and acquisitions practice as partner in the firm’s Paris office. Previously general counsel at pharmaceutical concern Sanofi-Synthelabo, he has also been a partner at the Paris office of New York’s Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. New Counsel Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Dianna M. Nixon joins the real estate practice as of counsel to the firm’s New York office. She was previously counsel at the corporate law department of Citigroup. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan: Andrew K. Soto joins the energy group as counsel to the firm’s Washington office. He previously served as senior legal advisor to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Pat Wood. New Arrivals Baker & Hostetler: Eight attorneys join the employment and labor practice group at the firm’s Orlando, Fla., office-as partners, Kevin W. Shaughnessy, Joyce Ackerbaum Cox and Patrick M. Muldowney; and as associates, Tracey L. Ellerson, James W. Seegers, Rexford H. Stephens, Marilyn G. Moran and Lillian Chaves Moon. They all hail from Akerman Senterfitt of Orlando. Salans (New York): Two attorneys join the firm’s corporate practice group-as partner, Nicholas Gatto, and as of counsel, Ellen Wolchek. Gatto was previously a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight. Wolchek was previously at Chadbourne & Parke of New York. Firm Promotions Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Los Angeles): Fourteen attorneys have been appointed partners-in Los Angeles, Dino Barajas and Stacy Hopkins (corporate), Dennis Ellis (litigation) and Robert Keane (real estate); in Stamford, Conn., James Bliss (litigation); in New York, Allan Bloom (employment) and Carolyn Sullivan (real estate); in Washington, Behnam Dayanim (litigation) and Lisa Rushton (real estate); in Atlanta, Karol Denniston (corporate) and Maureen O’Neill and Kyle Sherman (employment); in Costa Mesa, Calif., Michael McKinnon (corporate); and in Shanghai, China, Gregory Wells (real estate). Preston Gates & Ellis (Seattle): Nine attorneys have been promoted to the partnership-in Seattle, Stacey Crawshaw-Lewis (public finance), Robert J. Dzielak and Kevin D. Swan (intellectual property), Julie Anne Halter (document analysis technology) and Cynthia Anne Kennedy (environmental and natural resources); in Portland, Ore., R. Gibson Masters (finance and real estate) and Carol J. McCoog (public and tax credit finance); in San Francisco, Julie A. Treppa (tax, trusts and estates); and in Hong Kong, Mathew H.C. Wong (Asian corporate). Steptoe & Johnson (Washington): Fifteen attorneys are promoted. To partner, in Washington, Brian Heberlig and Gwendolyn Prothro (litigation) and Matthew Yeo (international). To junior equity partner, in London, Tom Sprange (international dispute resolution). To of counsel, in Washington, Bruce Bishop and Tom Contois (litigation), Rhonda Bolton and Carlos Nalda (technology), Gordon Clay (business solutions), Alice Loughran (litigation and regulatory) and Julie Vinyard (corporate transactions); and in Los Angeles, Jay E. Smith (litigation). To special counsel, in Washington, Elizabeth M. Johnson and David F. Rifkind (litigation); and in Phoenix, Sandra K. Sanders (media law and American Indian law). Laterals Foley & Lardner: Stephen P. Bedell joins the securities litigation practice group as partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He was previously chairman of the securities litigation practice at Chicago’s Gardner Carton & Douglas. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart: James K. Lee joins the business litigation practice as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He was previously a partner in the litigation and Korea practice groups at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Patton Boggs (Washington): Leigh J. Hall joins as partner in the firm’s Doha, Qatar, office. He was previously a partner at the Law Offices of Gebran Majdalany in Doha and, before that, a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop’s London office. Thacher Proffitt & Wood (New York): Marc M. Rossell joins the corporate practice group as partner. He was previously a partner in the capital markets group of New York’s Shearman & Sterling. Appointed Gregory A. Brower has been appointed inspector general of the U.S. Government Printing Office. He arrives from the U.S. Department of Justice. Earlier, he was a partner at Las Vegas’ Jones Vargas. 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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