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New arrivals Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan (Santa Monica, Calif.): The patent litigation group has added partner Bill O’Brien. The veteran litigator arrives from O’Melveny & Myers, where he was co-chairman of the patent and technology litigation practice group. Arnold & Porter (Washington): Securities litigators Richard Swanson and Veronica Rendon have joined as partners, resident in New York. Swanson specializes in SEC enforcement and corporate counseling. Rendon focuses on commercial litigation. Bingham McCutchen: Employment counselor and litigator Louis A. Rodriques (from Boston’s Sullivan & Worcester) and labor and employment attorney Wendy M. Lazerson (from Holland & Knight) have joined the firm in Boston and East Palo Alto, Calif., respectively. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Partners Glen Hettinger and Laura Kalesnik, accompanied by senior associates Sean Markowitz and Scott Wilson, have joined the corporation, banking and business department in Dallas. They made the move from Dallas’ Hughes & Luce, where Hettinger headed the firm’s corporate and securities practice. Hicks Thomas Lilienstern (Houston): Gregg C. Laswell, a veteran Houston-based trial lawyer, is joining as a partner. Also a chemical engineer, Laswell represents large energy firms in domestic and international disputes. He arrives following eight years with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Irell & Manella (Los Angeles): Stephen L. Saltzman has joined the intellectual property and entertainment law firm as a partner. Saltzman, who will practice with the entertainment transactional group, arrives from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Los Angeles office. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham: Barbara A. Jones, resident in Boston, is a new partner with the firm’s corporate practice. She is currently vice chair of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law’s subcommittee on international securities matters. Previously, Jones had accrued 13 years of legal experience in London. McDermott, Will & Emery: Howard E. Steinberg, a 35-year legal veteran in mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate governance, will join as a partner with the firm’s corporate practice. The former executive vice president and general counsel of the Prudential Equity Group will be based in the New York office. White & Case: Former SEC Assistant Regional Director and Senior Trial Counsel G. William Currier (partner) and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria N. Lerner (associate) have joined the firm in Washington. Fernando L. Aenlle-Roche, a former federal prosecutor, is newly arrived in Los Angeles. Thomas S. Heather has joined in Mexico City. Wiley Rein & Fielding (Washington): Legislative strategist Bryan Cunningham is newly arrived as a public policy consultant in the firm’s government affairs practice group. His focus will be on technology, telecommunications and other issues pending before the House and Senate commerce committees. New counsel Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (New York): William H. Taft IV, former legal adviser to the United States Department of State, has rejoined the firm in Washington as of counsel. As a member of the litigation department, he will practice in international trade, government contracts and international litigation and arbitration. He has also been associated with the presidential administrations of both Bushes, Reagan and Ford. Greenblum & Bernstein (Reston, Va.): Andrew M. Calderon has joined the firm as of counsel, and James M. McAleenan as an associate. Calderon comes from Richmond, Va.’s McGuireWoods. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman: Martin D. Krall has rejoined the firm as senior counsel to the corporate and securities and real estate practices. Krall had been a firm partner and vice chairman until 1995, when he went in-house to serve as executive vice president and chief legal officer of the New York Daily News and U.S. News & World Report. Honored Russell G. Ryan, a Washington-based partner in the special matters and government investigations practice of Atlanta’s King & Spalding, has been chosen to receive a 2005 Burton Award for Legal Achievement. The prize, recognizing quality legal writing, will be presented to Ryan at the Library of Congress. New firm Panish, Shea & Boyle (Los Angeles): Plaintiffs’ lawyer Brian J. Panish, along with Adam K. Shea and Kevin R. Boyle, has formed a new firm where he will continue to focus on complex litigation and catastrophic injury and death cases. Panish had been a name partner at Greene, Broillet, Panish & Wheeler. Shea had been with Greene Broillet for 14 years. Boyle is a former law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. New offices Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith (Los Angeles): The firm has opened a new office in downtown Chicago. Danny L. Worker will be the managing partner, and he brings with him partners Mary F. Sitko, James B. Tobin and Damon J. Laporte. Also coming aboard are associates Eric Alvine, Martin W. Arnott, Bonnie B. Bijak, James J. Chandler and Michael A. Schnitzer. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker: The firm has launched a Silicon Valley location in Palo Alto, Calif., its fifth in California and 16th overall. Partner Tom Wisialowski will chair the office, with assistance from Ronald S. Lemieux, a partner in the litigation department. Saul Ewing (Philadelphia): The firm has opened a new office in Newark, N.J., its eighth, marking an expansion of its utilities practice. Stephen B. Genzer, the office’s managing partner, is joined by Mark L. Mucci, Bruce V. Miller and William A. Mogel. Colleen Foley also joins as special counsel. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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