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New partners Fish & Richardson: Bill Mateja joins the white-collar defense practice as partner in the firm’s Dallas and Washington offices. He most recently served at the DOJ as senior counsel to deputy attorneys general Larry Thompson and James Comey in Washington. Hinshaw & Culbertson (Chicago): Robert M. Konop joins the business litigation practice group as partner in the firm’s home office. He was previously vice president-associate general counsel of the CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wis. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw (Chicago): James J. Jochum joins the government and global trade group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. Most recently, he served as assistant secretary of commerce for import in the Bush administration. Potter Anderson & Corroon (Wilmington, Del.): Joshua W. Martin III comes on board as partner. He was previously president and CEO of Verizon Delaware Inc. New counsel Steel Hector & Davis (Miami): James E. McDonald joins the litigation group as of counsel to the firm’s home office. He was previously a partner at Duane Morris. Swidler Berlin (Washington): Three attorneys join the firm as of counsel-in Washington, Jewell Lim Esposito (taxation) and Daniel R. Volkmuth (litigation); and in New York, William A. Meltzer (real estate). Esposito was previously an ERISA/employee benefits counsel in Thelen Reid & Priest’s Washington office. Volkmuth was previously at Washington’s Patton Boggs. Meltzer was assistant general counsel at Continuum Health Partners Inc. New arrivals Goodwin Procter (Boston): Nine attorneys arrive at the firm’s home office from recently dissolved Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, six as partners and three as counsel-as partners, F. George Davitt (private equity), Rufus C. King (venture capital), George W. Lloyd (business and securities), Carl E. Metzger (complex litigation), Mark D. Smith (banking) and Inez H. Friedman-Boyce (securities); and as counsel, Kevin P. McGrath (white collar), David J. Goldstone (intellectual property) and Christine S. Chung (securities). Holland & Knight: Two attorneys join the international business practice. Richard Ferris, who serves as a chairman of the China Task Force at the U.S. Council for International Business and is currently vice chair of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, joins as partner. Hongjun Zhang, who served as a director in the Legislative Office of China’s National People’s Congress, joins as senior counsel. O’Melveny & Myers: Six attorneys join the mergers and acquisitions practice as partners-in New York, from McDermott, Will & Emery, Spencer D. Klein, Gregory D. Puff and Paul S. Scrivano; and in San Francisco, from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati of Palo Alto, Calif., Michael J. Kennedy, Steve L. Camahort and Michael S. Dorf. Firm promotions Foley & Lardner: Twenty-four senior counsel have been elected to the partnership. In Washington, Ronald N. Carroll (regulatory), Susan M.C. Kovarovics (white collar), Norman J. Rich and Howard N. Shipley (intellectual property) and Julie A. Smith (securities). In Los Angeles, Victor de Gyarfas (intellectual property). In San Francisco, John H. Douglas and Kevin F. Woodall (labor and employment). In Orlando, Fla., Kevin D. Fowler (construction) and Scott A. Kizer (intellectual property). In Tampa, Fla., C. David Harper (construction). In Detroit, Karl A. Hochkammer (business), Philip B. Phillips (labor and employment) and Scott T. Seabolt (securities). In Milwaukee, Thomas R. Hrdlick and Ethan D. Lenz (regulatory); Morten Lund, James P. Peterson and Peter C. Underwood (business); and Leigh C. Riley (taxation). In Chicago, Heidi H. Jeffery (business and finance) and Jeffrey A. Soble (commercial litigation). In Madison, Wis., Andrew L. Nelson (taxation). In San Diego, Andrew B. Serwin (commercial litigation). Kaye Scholer (New York): Fourteen attorneys have been promoted to partner, special counsel and counsel. In New York, Paul C. Llewellyn (partner, intellectual property); Benjamin Mintz (partner, business reorganization); Jennifer B. Patterson (partner, antitrust); Arlene Harris (special counsel, wills and estates); Denis Dufresne, Jennifer Kurtis, Louis Lombardo and Albert Pailet (counsel, corporate and finance); Michael Sapienza (counsel, real estate); Howard Suh (counsel, complex patents); and Rachel H. Yarkon (counsel, employment and labor). In Washington, Jeffery Tomasevich (partner, commercial). In Los Angeles, Pamela J. Yates (partner, products liability). In London, David A. Rivera (counsel, corporate and finance). Laterals Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago): Richard M. Cieri joins the restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously head of the business restructuring and reorganization practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher of Los Angeles. McDermott, Will & Emery: William G. Gaede III joins the intellectual property department as partner and as co-chairman of the biotechnology and life sciences practice group in the firm’s Palo Alto, Calif., office. He was previously a partner at Cooley Godward of Palo Alto. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Two attorneys come on board as partners-in Kansas City, Mo., Mark S. Bryant (real estate); and in San Francisco, Kevin T. Haroff (environmental). Bryant was previously a partner at Polsinelli Shalton Welte & Suelthaus of Kansas City. Haroff was previously a partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Honored Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher of Los Angeles has received the “Law Firm Honoree” award from the New York Legal Assistance Group for its pro bono service in New York. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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