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New Partners King & Spalding (Atlanta): James M. Griffin joins the antitrust practice group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously deputy assistant attorney general of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (Los Angeles): Michael F. Ruggio joins the litigation practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously senior trial counsel at the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. New Counsel Buchanan Ingersoll (Pittsburgh): Jon Christensen, a former two-term Republican member of the House of Representatives from Nebraska, joins the federal government relations practice group as counsel to the firm’s Washington office. Calfee, Halter & Griswold (Cleveland): Peter A. Carfagna comes on board as senior counsel to the firm’s home office. He was previously general counsel of IMG, a sports management and marketing firm. Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia): David S. Smith joins the intellectual property practice group as of counsel to the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Most recently a solo practitioner, and founder and principal of Teregenics LLC, he has also served as of counsel at Reed Smith. Firm Promotions Brown McCarroll (Austin, Texas): Seven attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in Austin, Daniel Guerra (corporate), Philip Lionberger (appellate) and Julian Rivera (products liability); in Dallas, Joel Geary (litigation), Christopher McDowell (commercial) and Jeffrey Wigder (real estate); and in Longview, Texas, Elizabeth DeRieux (patents). Bryan Cave: Sixteen attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in New York, David E. Fisher (corporate finance) and David P. Kasakove and Kira P. Watson (commercial litigation); in Phoenix, Pamela S. Gates (environmental) and James D. Smith (class action); in St. Louis, Victoria I. Goldson (real estate), Christopher J. Lawhorn (commercial litigation), James R. Levey (corporate finance), Jason E. Maschmann (class action), Jeanne Mattingly Miller (private client) and Daniel M. O’Keefe (labor and employment); in Kansas City, Mo., Jonathan J. Lautt and David Eric Reid (banking); in Santa Monica, Calif., Jeffrey A. Modisett (corporate); in Irvine, Calif., Brett J. Souza (corporate finance); and in Chicago, William J. Wortel (labor and employment). Harris Beach (Rochester, N.Y.): Two attorneys have been named as partners and three attorneys as of counsel. As partners, in Albany, N.Y., Brendan F. Chudy (commercial real estate), and in Rochester, Gregory J. McDonald (business and commercial litigation). As of counsel, in New York, Karen Geer, Stanley Goos and Steven A. Stadtmauer (medical and life sciences). Haynes and Boone (Dallas): Ten attorneys have been promoted to the partnership. In Dallas, Chris Kirkpatrick (corporate) and Victor Vital (business litigation). In Houston, E. Scot Dixon (corporate); Doug H. Edwards (commercial bankruptcy); Kenneth M. Krock, Dulcie Green Wink and Kirk L. Worley (business litigation); and Kent Rutter (appellate). In San Antonio, Eric Terry (bankruptcy). In Austin, Texas, Hal L. Sanders (antitrust). New Arrivals Choate, Hall & Stewart (Boston): Nine attorneys join the business group from Boston’s Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault as partners in the firm’s home office-William B. Asher Jr., Stephen A. Hurwitz, Barbara M. Johnson, John A. Meltaus and William B. Simmons Jr. (corporate and securities); Louis J. Marett (federal tax); John R. Pitfield and Andrew E. Taylor Jr. (private equity); and David G. Rickerby (intellectual property). Laterals Clifford Chance: Joel M. Cohen joins the securities litigation practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Greenberg Traurig. Drinker Biddle & Reath (Philadelphia): Two attorneys join the intellectual property practice as partners in the firm’s home office. Kathryn R. Doyle arrives from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she was a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice. Evelyn H. McConathy arrives from Philadelphia’s Dilworth Paxson, where she was chairwoman of the firm’s intellectual property group. Hinshaw & Culbertson (Chicago): John E. Sebastian joins the surety and construction practice group as partner in the firm’s home office. He was previously a partner at Leo & Weber of Chicago. Linklaters (London): Michael Bassett joins the banking practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Jones Day. Pillsbury Winthrop: Rick Antonoff joins the insolvency and restructuring group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at the New York office of Greenberg Traurig. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (Minneapolis): Lawrence A. Farese joins the business and probate practice as partner in the firm’s Naples, Fla., office. He was previously head of the Naples office of Stamford, Conn.-based Cummings & Lockwood. Firm Changes Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg (Chicago): Three attorneys come on board as partners, and nine attorneys are promoted to the partnership. Arriving are Jeffrey G. Kraft (health), Timothy W. Burns (insurance) and Stephen S. Berkeley (securities). Kraft was previously a partner at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood; Burns was a partner at Chicago’s Jenner & Block; and Berkeley was a partner at Chicago’s Shaheen, Novoselsky, Staat, Filipowski & Eccleston. Elected as partners are Paula Kaplan Berger (real estate), Robert G. Gerber and Elaine M. Taussig (corporate), Chad W. Moeller (labor), Kimberly Baim Pendo (association law), Meg M. Reynolds (employee benefits), Kevin D. Tessier and Elizabeth D. Wright (litigation) and Shawn Y. Valukas (securities). Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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