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Firm promotions Latham & Watkins: Six attorneys, previously of counsel to the firm, have been elected to the partnership: Matteo Bay (global antitrust and competition), Thomas J. Heiden (energy and utility tort disputes), John Sorkin (domestic and cross-border transactions), Philip A. Clifford (international arbitration and mediation), Lene Malthasen (finance law) and Christopher S. Yates (complex litigation). New arrivals Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Yitai Hu, formerly of Shaw Pittman, joins the intellectual property practice as a partner in San Francisco. Along with his team, Hu will also staff the firm’s new Taipei, Taiwan, office. He is accompanied by Sean DeBruine, Gary Ma, Ming-Tao Yang, Michael Kim and Cindy Feng. Baker & McKenzie: The firm’s corporate and securities practice in New York has been bolstered by the additions of partner Charles Niemeth and counsel Robert A. Grauman, both from O’Melveny & Myers. Partner Emery Mitchell of Shearman & Sterling also arrives, and will be based in San Francisco. Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels (Boston): The firm’s New York office has been strengthened by the arrival of five attorneys: Irene A. Steiner (estates and private clients); Robert E. Kellogg (bankruptcy and finance); Chiara M. Goodyear and Claudia J. Saffar (corporate and securities); and John J.W. Inkeles (litigation). Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): The Dallas office’s corporate, banking and business department has a new partner-Michael J. Brito, who joins from Dallas-based Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr. He focuses on the outsourcing and technology arenas. Holland & Knight: Leigh-Alexandra Basha, Melinda Merk and Stephanie Bagot are newcomers to the firm’s private wealth services practice. Basha joins as a partner, Merk as a senior counsel and Bagot as an associate. Hunton & Williams (Richmond, Va.): Twenty Shaw Pittman attorneys have joined the firm’s litigation team in McLean, Va., as part of the securities and financial services practice. The group, headed by Walter J. Andrews and Lon A. Berk, also includes Paul E. Janaskie, Edward J. Grass, Robert R. Lawrence, Syed S. Ahmad, Nkeisha J. Dumas, Douglas R. Dvorak, Rachel Hammer, Ruth S. Kochenderfer, Michael S. Levine, Sarhana Livingston, Stephanie P. Manson, Mary Kathryn Martin, Steven McNutt, Samantha Miller, Rhett E. Petcher, Jant� C. Santos, William A. Schreiner and Anna M. Stafford. King & Spalding (Atlanta): Former U.S. senators Connie Mack, R-Fla., and Dan Coats, R-Ind., have joined as co-chairmen of the firm’s Washington-based government relations group. Mack served 18 years in Congress, Coats accrued 10 years in the Senate and another eight years in the House of Representatives. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Ed Davis, Susan Resley (partners) and Pamela Davis (of counsel), formerly of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, have been added to the firm’s white collar and securities litigation practice. Resley will operate out of the Silicon Valley office in Menlo Park, Calif.; the others will be based in San Francisco. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: The firm’s Kansas City, Mo., office has added three new attorneys: Yabo Lin (corporate and securities), Karl Zobrist (energy and telecommunications) and Donna Wilson (real estate and public finance). Three lawyers have also come aboard in the firm’s Los Angeles office: Victor H. Sim, Michael W. Chou and Lilly S. Kim, all of whom will practice with the corporate and securities group. Wiley Rein & Fielding (Washington): Martin P. Willard and Kara M. Sacilotto, litigators from Seattle-based Perkins Coie, have joined the firm’s government contracts practice group. Willard joins as a partner, Sacilotto as of counsel. New counsel Kaye Scholer (New York): Victoria A. Gilbert, formerly of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, has signed on as counsel to the firm’s corporate and finance department. Hilary Lane, William Wagner and Elizabeth Benda, coming from Clifford Chance, have also joined as counsel to the business reorganization and creditors’ rights practice in New York. Shaw Pittman (Washington): Six new counsel have been elected: David J. Charles, Joshua B. Konvisser, Keith R. Kost, Vipul N. Nishawala, Erik A. Peterson and Paul A. Tummonds Jr. They will practice in the firm’s Northern Virginia/Washington and New York locations. Firm management Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott (Pittsburgh): Dennis L. Veraldi has been elected chairman of its board of directors, John R. McGinley Jr. chairman of its executive committee, Timothy P. Ryan chief executive officer and Christopher R. Opalinski head of the firm’s litigation division. Paul M. Yenerall also was reappointed to lead the business division. New office Hinshaw & Culbertson (Chicago): A new office has been opened in Edwardsville, Ill., the county seat of Madison County. The venue has become known as a plaintiffs’ paradise, and is the site of the country’s highest number of class action cases. Jeffrey Glass will serve as the office’s partner-in-charge. Honored Brooksley Born, a retired partner of Washington’s Arnold & Porter, is the recipient of The American Lawyer‘s Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of her accomplishments in private practice and public service. A pioneering female attorney, Born is a founder of the American Bar Association’s Women’s Caucus, and she chairs the board of the National Women’s Law Center. W. Randy Eaddy, a Kilpatrick Stockton partner based in the Atlanta home office, is to receive the Team Hope Award for Corporate Management and Diversity Leadership from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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