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New partners Bryan Cave: John C. Danforth rejoins as partner in the firm’s St. Louis office. He has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as a U.S. senator for 18 years and as Missouri attorney general. Davis Wright Tremaine (Seattle): Gary Locke joins the China and governmental relations practice groups as partner in the firm’s home office. He was formerly governor of the state of Washington. Venable: Asa Hutchinson, the nation’s first Undersecretary of Border and Transportation Security at the Department of Homeland Security, comes on board as chairman of the homeland security practice in the firm’s Washington office. Hutchinson had previously headed the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and served as a Republican congressman for Arkansas. New arrivals Hunton & Williams (Richmond, Va.): Seven attorneys join the energy practice at the firm’s Washington office-as partners, Patrick J. McCormick III, Sean B. Cunningham, Frederick R. Eames, William S. Cooper III and Thomas B. Trimble; as counsel, Jeremy R. Schwer; and as associate, David O. Dardis. McCormick, a former government affairs counsel for Pepco and a former deputy assistant general counsel with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, was most recently a partner at the Washington office of Birmingham, Ala.’s Balch & Bingham. Cunningham, Eames and Cooper served as majority counsel to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Trimble and Schwer arrive from the Washington office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. McDermott, Will & Emery: Two attorneys join the capital markets practice in the firm’s New York office-as partner, Howard Mulligan, and as counsel, David A. Trapani. Mulligan was previously counsel to Dewey Ballantine of New York. Trapani was previously an associate at Allen & Overy of London. Firm promotions Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Ten lawyers have been admitted to the partnership-in New York, John Ansbro (complex commercial litigation), Alex V. Chachkes and Veronica Mullally (intellectual property), Leah Sanzari Flood (structured finance) and Jay K. Musoff (litigation); in San Francisco, John P. Cook (corporate); in Menlo Park, Calif., Mark S. Howitson (employment) and Matthew H. Poppe (intellectual property); in Washington, Scott A. Stengel (bankruptcy); and in Los Angeles, Michael C. Tu (securities litigation). Shearman & Sterling (New York): Ten attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Timothy Pick (project development); in Brussels, Silvio Cappellari (antitrust); in Frankfurt, Germany, Esther Jansen (mergers and acquisitions); in Hong Kong, Alan D. Seem (capital markets); in London, J. Warden McKimm (capital markets); in New York, Maria Gattuso (asset management), Adam S. Hakki (litigation) and Warren L. Nachlis (intellectual property); in Paris, Bertrand S�n�chal (capital markets); and in Toronto, Jason Lehner (capital markets). Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice: Twelve attorneys have been promoted to the partnership-in Raleigh, N.C., Sean Andrussier (business litigation) and Jeff Poley (capital markets); in Winston-Salem, N.C., Amy Bircher and Chris Kreiner (products liability); Will Joyner (corporate); in Washington, Ross Buntrock and Mark Palchick (telecommunications); in Greensboro, N.C., Greg Chabon (corporate); in Charlotte, N.C., Ted Claypoole (property) and Ruffin Pearce (real estate); in Tysons Corner, Va., Virginia Hoptman (business litigation); and in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Jacqueline Terry (products liability). Laterals Bingham McCutchen: Two attorneys join the broker-dealer and securities litigation groups as partners in the firm’s Washington office-Stephen J. Crimmins and Ivan Knauer. They were both previously partners at Pepper Hamilton of Philadelphia. Crimmins has also served as deputy chief litigation counsel to the SEC’s enforcement division. Knauer was previously senior counsel to the SEC’s enforcement division. Choate, Hall & Stewart (Boston): Lawrence H. Gennari joins the business and technology practice group as partner in the firm’s home office. He was previously chairman of the technology and emerging growth company practice at Gadsby Hannah. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Thomas A. Ferrigno joins the securities enforcement practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner at New York’s Hughes Hubbard & Reed, and chief counsel of the SEC’s enforcement division. Greenberg Traurig: John M. Gatti comes on board as partner and co-chairman of the national entertainment and media litigation group in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He was previously a partner at Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan of Los Angeles. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw (Chicago): Brandon Baum joins the intellectual property practice as partner in the firm’s Palo Alto, Calif., office. He was previously partner at Cooley Godward of Palo Alto. Morrison & Foerster: Two attorneys come on board as partners-in New York, Yaacov M. Gross (capital markets); and in Los Angeles, Kathyleen O’Brien (litigation). Gross was previously a partner at Wilkie, Farr and Gallagher of New York. O’Brien was previously a partner in the intellectual property group at Los Angeles’ Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood: Thomas H. Beck joins the intellectual property group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto of New York. 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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