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New Partners Baker & McKenzie: Mark R. Winston joins the litigation practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (Chicago): Jonathan E. Retsky rejoins as partner in the firm’s home office. A specialist in computer software and hardware litigation, he was previously at Motorola Inc., where he managed the company’s patent operations group. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Karen Litsinger joins the corporate and securities practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. She arrives from the legal department at America Online Inc., where she served as vice president and associate general counsel. New Counsel Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone (Detroit): Two attorneys come on board as senior counsel to the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group-Thomas W. Cranmer and Matthew F. Leitman. Both were previously principals at Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Miro Weiner & Kramer, which dissolved last month. Thomas W. Cranmer is president-elect of the State Bar of Michigan and co-author of a legal treatise, Michigan Civil Trials and Evidence. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (New York): Masashi Adachi joins the corporate and litigation departments as Asia counsel to the firm’s Tokyo office. He was previously executive assistant to Shinji Sato, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives who has served as both minister of transportation and minister of international trade and industry. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr: Jay Holtmeier joins the litigation department as counsel to the firm’s New York office. He was previously with the Reuters Group, serving as senior vice president and principal legal counsel. New Arrivals Greenberg Traurig: Two attorneys come on board-as partner in New York, Evan M. Drutman (corporate and securities); and as counsel in Costa Mesa, Calif., Peter Gluck (intellectual property). Drutman was previously counsel to McKee Nelson of Washington. Gluck was previously vice president, chief intellectual property counsel and assistant general counsel of the Allergan spinoff, Advanced Medical Optics Inc. Firm Promotions Dechert: Twelve attorneys have been promoted to the partnership-in Philadelphia, Michael E. Baughman (First Amendment), Ralph R. Mazzeo (finance and real estate), R. Craig Smith (business) and Kyle O. Sollie (tax); in Washington, Brendan C. Fox (financial services); in London, Richard Frase and Michael J. McDonough (financial services); in Palo Alto, Calif., Jill F. Kopeikin (intellectual property); in San Francisco, David M. Linder (finance and real estate); in New York, Daniel C. Malone (litigation) and Jonathan E. Silverblatt (business); and in Boston, Matthew A. Porter (litigation). Kenyon & Kenyon (New York): Six attorneys have been elected partners and five attorneys counsel. As partners, in New York, Mark A. Chapman (patent infringement), Michael K. Levy (pharmaceutical and medical device), Michelle Mancino Marsh (trademark), Larissa A. Soccoli and Clifford A. Ulrich (patent litigation); and in Washington, William G. James II (patent infringement). As counsel, in New York, G. Michael Bryner (patents) and John C. Vette (chemicals); and in Washington, Azeen Roohi James (patents), Neil M. McCarthy (pharmaceuticals) and William M. Merone (trademark). Pitney Hardin (Florham Park, N.J.): Jeffrey Plotkin has been named a partner in the litigation practice group in the firm’s New York office. Townsend and Townsend and Crew (San Francisco): Seven attorneys have been promoted to the partnership-in San Francisco, April Abele and Igor Shoiket (litigation) and Laurence Hyman (biology and chemistry); in Palo Alto, Calif., Sujit Kotwal (electronics and software); in Walnut Creek, Calif., Gerald Gray (electronics and software); and in Denver, Thomas Franklin (electronics and software) and Ian Saffer (litigation). Laterals Boyar & Miller (Houston): Chris Hanslik joins the litigation group as partner. He was previously a partner at Ware, Snow, Fogel & Jackson of Houston. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Alan Bannister joins the U.S. securities practice as partner in the firm’s London office. He was previously a partner in the London office of Clifford Chance. O’Melveny & Myers: Jan Birtwell comes on board, and joins the M&A and private equity practice as tax partner in the firm’s London office. She arrives from Linklaters of London, where she headed the private equity tax team. Reed Smith: Matthew J. Schlesinger joins the insurance coverage practice group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis (Philadelphia): Bruce A. McDonald joins the intellectual property practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner in the trademark practice at Washington’s Wiley Rein & Fielding. Honored Calfee, Halter & Griswold of Cleveland has been honored with the Columbus Bar Foundation/Columbus Bar Association award for outstanding pro bono service project in 2004. Calfee joined Jewish Family Services of Columbus to offer training and services to Ohio immigrants interested in starting small businesses. James P. Feeney, director of the national litigation practice at Dykema Gossett of Detroit, has received the Richard B. Baxter Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. 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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