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New Partners Baker Botts (Houston): Former Deputy Secretary of Transportation Kirk K. Van Tine rejoins the firm’s Washington office as senior partner. Before his nomination as deputy secretary in 2003, he served as general counsel of the DoT. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Daniel B. Winslow joins the trial practice group as partner in the firm’s Boston office. He was previously chief legal counsel to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as well as a district court judge. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius: John Hemann joins the corporate investigations group as partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He previously served on the U.S. government’s Enron Task Force as lead prosecutor in the case against Andrew Fastow, Enron’s former chief financial officer. New Counsel Calfee, Halter & Griswold (Cleveland): Christopher Jones, most recently director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, comes on board as senior counsel to the firm’s Columbus, Ohio, office. Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York): Lanny A. Schwartz joins the financial institutions group as counsel to the firm’s home office. He was previously executive vice president and general counsel at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Holland & Knight: David L. Rummell joins the tax practice as senior counsel to the firm’s Tampa, Fla., office. He was previously director of taxation at Armor Holdings Inc., a publicly traded multinational company in Jacksonville, Fla. New Arrivals Greenberg Traurig: Five attorneys come on board as partners in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office-Donn A. Beloff, Bruce I. March and Matthew W. Miller (corporate); Brian J. Gavsie and David C. Peck (mergers and acquisitions). They all arrive from the Fort Lauderdale office of Orlando, Fla.-based Akerman Senterfitt. In addition, Roger B. Kaplan joins the litigation department as partner in the firm’s Florham Park, N.J., office. He was previously a senior litigation partner at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer of Woodbridge, N.J. Firm Promotions Garvey Schubert Barer (Seattle): Two attorneys have been named partners-Christopher S. Brown (taxation, mergers and acquisitions) and Kenneth L. Schubert III (products liability, arbitration). Jenner & Block (Chicago): Sixteen attorneys have been promoted to the partnership-Matt D. Basil and Traci M. Braun (products liability), David R. Bennett and Mark P. Vrla (intellectual property), Gregory M. Boyle (construction), Elizabeth A. Davidson and Tobias L. Knapp (corporate), Geoffrey M. Davis (taxation), Elaine J. Goldenberg and Matthew J. Thomas (litigation), Julie Montz Mandanas and John W. Newlin (real estate), Megan B. Poetzel and Suzanne J. Prysak (securities), Michael C. Rupe (bankruptcy) and Jeremy M. Taylor (class action). Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia): Four attorneys have been elected as partners and two as counsel. As partners, in Philadelphia, Steven J. Abrams and Kathleen Shea Ballay (corporate and securities); in Berwyn, Pa., Jonathan A. Clark (employee benefits); and in Pittsburgh, Joseph Melnik (intellectual property). As counsel, in Pittsburgh, Sharon F. DiPaolo (real estate) and Jeffrey A. Mills (public finance). Stroock & Stroock & Lavan (New York): Four attorneys have been named special counsel in the firm’s home office-Ayesha M. Barnett (corporate), Jonathan D. Blum and Donald Liebman (real estate) and Eric M. Kay (financial restructuring). Thacher Proffitt & Wood (New York): Two attorneys have been promoted-in New York, Maria M. Livanos (partner, structured finance); and in White Plains, N.Y., Kenneth P. Addeo (counsel, real estate). Firm Changes Sutherland Asbill & Brennan: Six attorneys have been elected to the partnership and four attorneys promoted to counsel. In Atlanta, Nikola R. Djuric (partner, estate planning); Ann G. Fort (partner, intellectual property); R. Robinson Plowden (partner, commercial real estate); and N.E.B. Minnear (counsel, intellectual property). In Washington, Adam B. Cohen (partner, employee benefits); Michael B. Koffler and Harry S. Pangas (partners, securities); Robert S. Chase II (counsel, taxation) and Ling Ling (counsel, corporate). In New York, Eric C. Freed (counsel, federal securities). In addition, Sheldon M. Kay joins the tax group as partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. He was previously partner in charge of KPMG’s tax controversy services practice. Laterals Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Scott J. Arrington joins the global projects practice in the firm’s Houston office. He was previously at Baker & McKenzie. Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner (New York): Owen D. Kurtin joins the technology, media and communications departments as partner in the firm’s home office. He was previously a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Howrey Simon Arnold & White (Washington): Carl De Meyer joins the IP practice as partner in the firm’s Brussels office. He previously headed the IP department at Linklaters De Bandt in Brussels. Schiff Hardin (Chicago): Marc L. Silverman joins the labor and employment group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at the New York office of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. Elected Wendy F. Lumish, partner in the Miami office of Tampa, Fla.-based Carlton Fields with a focus on products liability, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Vincent O’Brien, head of the beverage alcohol team at Nixon Peabody, has been elected president of the International Wine Law Association. 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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