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S.F. ANTITRUST ACE GETS D.C. POSITION Marc Siegel, second-in-command of the Department of Justice’s San Francisco antitrust division, is heading to Washington, D.C., to become director of criminal enforcement for the division nationwide. Siegel has served as San Francisco assistant chief since 2003. San Francisco is one of the antitrust division’s busiest field offices. In recent years, it has taken the lead in filing criminal cases breaking up international price-fixing cartels. Recently, Siegel led several prosecutions of worldwide chemical industry cartels, convicting many of the largest chemical companies in the world of price-fixing and winning criminal fines of more than $150 million, said San Francisco Division Chief Phillip Warren. “For years, Marc has been one of the antitrust division’s most experienced and skilled prosecutors,” Warren said. Warren said Siegel’s new position has him overseeing the DOJ’s anti-cartel efforts nationwide. Siegel was traveling Wednesday and could not be reached for comment. Siegel began his career as an antitrust trial attorney in San Francisco in 1985. The Washington position opened when Scott Hammond was appointed to serve as deputy assistant attorney general for criminal antitrust enforcement. — Jeff Chorney

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STEEFEL, LEVITT NAMES THREE TO PARTNERSHIP Steefel, Levitt & Weiss promoted three attorneys to the rank of shareholder effective Feb. 1. Adria Cheng, 32, in the real estate and financial services group, graduated in 1997 from Boalt Hall School of Law. Lori Anne Dolqueist, 34, a lawyer in the regulated industries group, earned her J.D. in 1996 from Georgetown University Law Center. Brian Hafter, 37, an attorney in the litigation group, earned his J.D. in 1994 from American University Washington College of Law. All promotions were made in the firm’s San Francisco office. Steefel, a 75-lawyer firm, also has offices in Los Angeles and Stamford, Conn. Last year the firm promoted two attorneys to the rank of shareholder. — Marie-Anne Hogarth

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