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New Partners Hiscock & Barclay (Syracuse, N.Y.): John P. Lowe Jr. comes on board as partner in the firm’s Rochester, N.Y., office. He serves as of counsel to CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, a Paris-based international law firm, and is an author of the ABA’s Model Asset Purchase Agreement. Lowe was previously of counsel to Adair, Kaul, Murphy, Axelrod & Santoro of Rochester. Venable: Brian L. Schwalb joins the commercial litigation group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He is a former trial attorney at the Department of Justice Tax Division as well as a name partner at Schwalb, Donnenfeld & Schwalb of Washington. White & Case: Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha comes on board as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Previously a federal prosecutor in the criminal division of the U.S. attorney’s offices for the Central District of California and the Southern District of Florida, his focus is white-collar criminal defense. New Counsel Alston & Bird (Atlanta): Jennifer E. Bell comes on board as senior public policy advisor in the firm’s Washington office. She most recently served as majority health policy advisor to the Senate Finance Committee. Sandler, Reiff & Young (Washington): Sabine Romero comes on board as of counsel to and head of the firm’s newly opened Austin, Texas office. She most recently served as chief counsel to the Democratic National Committee. New Arrivals Goodwin Procter (Boston): Twenty-four attorneys come on board as partners in the firm’s home office. Nineteen arrive from Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, and five from McDermott, Will & Emery. From Testa Hurwitz, William J. Schnoor Jr., Mark J. Macenka, Jocelyn M. Arel, John M. Mutkoski, Kenneth J. Gordon and Mark T. Bettencourt (technology companies practice); Mark H. Burnett and Kathy A. Fields (mergers and acquisitions); Lawrence S. Wittenberg and Mitchell S. Bloom (life sciences); Douglas J. Kline, Steven J. Frank, Christopher W. Stamos, Duncan A. Greenhalgh and Richard Myrus (intellectual property); Brian E. Pastuszenski and Deborah S. Birnbach (securities); and Joseph F. Savage Jr. and John J. Falvey Jr. (white-collar crime). From McDermott, Will, & Emery, John J. Egan III, Jack B. Steele, Robert E. Bishop and Christopher E. Brown (technology companies practice); and David J. Powers (mergers and acquisitions). Firm Promotions Fish & Richardson: Eighteen attorneys have been promoted to the partnership. In Boston, Nicole E. Gage (trademark and litigation), J. Robin Rohlicek and Marc M. Wefers (patents) and Elaine Rogers (trademark and media). In San Diego, Edith A. Bauer (corporate); Matthew C. Bernstein, David S. Shuman and Shekhar Vyas (litigation); and Bing Ai (patents). In Washington, David P. Dutil (corporate). In Dallas, Jennifer L. Williams (corporate), Victor C. Johnson (litigation) and William R. Borchers (patents). In New York, Raymond R. Castello and Lewis E. Hudnell III (litigation). In Minneapolis, Ann N. Cathcart Chaplin and Chad A. Hanson (litigation). In San Francisco, Brenda Leeds Binder and Ping F. Hwung (patents). Greenberg Traurig: Three attorneys in the firm’s Los Angeles office have been elevated to the partnership-Kenneth Burry (entertainment), Raymond Kim (trademark) and Jinshu Zhang (corporate finance). Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease (Columbus, Ohio): Nine attorneys have been named partners-in Columbus, Craig R. Auge, Sheila Nolan Gartland, Mary L. Garceau, Kimberly W. Herlihy, Melinda R. McAfee, Joseph R. Miller and Scott J. Ziance; in Cincinnati, William D.G. Baldwin; and in Cleveland, Anthony O. Calabrese III. Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (Baltimore): Five attorneys have been elected to the partnership-John B. Gontrum and Dino C. La Fiandra (real estate), Gary W. Kuc (medical malpractice), Frank J. Mastro (business litigation) and Gregory M. Stone (intellectual property). Laterals Arent Fox (Washington): Pamela M. Deese joins the intellectual property practice as partner. She was previously a partner in the intellectual property group at Dorsey & Whitney’s Washington office. Bingham McCutchen: Four attorneys arrive from recently-dissolved Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault of Boston-as partners, Steven C. Browne, Kevin M. Barry and Michael A. Conza; and as of counsel, Laurie A. Cerveny. Browne was chairman of Testa’s business practice group; Barry was head of Testa’s European initiative; and Conza was head of the India Initiative. Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman (New York): Two attorneys join the customs and international trade practice as partners-Carl R. Soller and C.J. Erickson. They both hail from Hodgson Russ of Buffalo, N.Y. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Michael F. Sfregola joins the real estate practice as partner. He was previously a partner at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory of Los Angeles. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice: Eric Zagrans joins the business litigation group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. A former associate general counsel at Ernst & Young, he arrives from the Zagrans Law Firm of Elyria, Ohio. Elected Janice Rodgers, partner and chairwoman of the tax-exempt organizations group in the Chicago office of Milwaukee’s Quarles & Brady, has been elected to the board of directors of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. G. Joseph Votava, partner in Nixon Peabody’s private clients group in the firm’s Washington and Rochester, N.Y., offices, has been elected vice chairman of the board of trustees of the National Endowment for Financial Education. 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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