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New arrivals Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Vic Fazio, former Democratic congressman from California, has come aboard as a senior advisor in Washington. He will advise clients on government relations and policy issues. As a 20-year member of Congress, Fazio served on the House Appropriations Committee, as well as the Armed Services, Budget, Ethics and House Administration committees. Drinker Biddle & Reath (Philadelphia): John G. Smith is a new partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group, resident in Washington. He arrives from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Kristan Peters, formerly of Pillsbury Winthrop, has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner. Her nearly 20 years of practice have ranged from labor and employment matters to litigation. Greenberg Glusker (Los Angeles): Howard Weitzman, lead trial lawyer in more than 200 jury trials, has been added to the firm’s roster of entertainment and business litigators. He is also a television commentator for high-profile trials, including Michael Jackson’s, and first gained prominence with his successful defense of automobile magnate John DeLorean. Hahn & Hessen (New York): Jay Zwerling has been named a firm partner and co-head of its equipment finance practice group. He will focus on complex domestic and international transactions. Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe: The firm’s San Francisco office has been bolstered by the arrival of emerging company and capital markets shareholders Karen A. Dempsey and Nora L. Gibson, who join from Palo Alto, Calif.-based Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. King & Spalding (Atlanta): Christopher Wray, head of the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, will rejoin the firm as a partner in the Washington and Atlanta offices. He will chair the special matters and government investigations practice. F. Allen Barnes also joins as a partner in the firm’s Atlanta environmental practice, following service as chief of staff for an eight-state administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham: H. Russell Frisby Jr. has joined the Washington office as a partner in the firm’s telecommunications practice. He had been chief executive officer and acting chief legal officer of CompTel. Raymond L. Gill has joined the litigation group, resident in San Francisco, having arrived from Gordon & Rees in that city. Thompson & Knight (Dallas): Six attorneys, formerly with Austin, Texas’ Clark, Thomas & Winters, have established a health law practice group in the firm’s Austin office. Partner Lori Dalton acts as practice leader, serving alongside the six newcomers: partners Catherine M. Greaves, William Everitt Hopkins, Kathy Ellett Poppitt and Jan Steinhour Thompson; of counsel Nancy Shellhorse; and associate Alan Edward Marks. New counsel Bryan Cave: Steven R. Solway, formerly of Fennemore Craig of Phoenix, has joined the Phoenix office as counsel in the labor and employment client service group. He focuses his practice on immigration and nationality law. Morrison & Foerster: Ko-Yung Tung has joined the firm’s New York office as senior counselor. He is a former vice president and general counsel of The World Bank, and previously served as chairman of the global practice group at O’Melveny & Myers. Scopelitis, Garvin, Light & Hanson (Indianapolis): Gregory A. Ostendorf, in the home office, and Phillip J. Johnson, in Chicago, have joined the transportation industry law firm as of counsel. Firm management Sutherland Asbill & Brennan: Mark D. Wasserman, co-chairman of the firm’s corporate transactional practice, has assumed the role of firmwide managing partner. He replaces James L. Henderson III who, for nine years, was the first to serve in that role. Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks (Boston): The intellectual property law firm has elected Jason M. Honeyman as managing partner and president. He counsels clients ranging from start-ups to major corporations in complex litigation, licensing and due diligence matters. Elected Michael Pollack, a partner at Philadelphia’s Blank Rome, has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate. The group provides a forum for 225 members from 32 states and three countries to consider cutting-edge issues in the field. New offices Cozen O’Connor (Philadelphia): Toronto is the site of the firm’s newest office. Eight attorneys, formerly of Toronto-based insurance litigation boutique Poss & Halfnight, will staff it: Jamieson Halfnight (member and chairman of subrogation and recovery practice), Sheila McKinlay (member and managing partner), Harvey Poss (counsel) and Christopher Reain, Brett Rideout, Clarence Lui, Christopher McKibbin and Iain Peck (associates). Woodcock Washburn: The intellectual property firm has opened a new office in Atlanta, complementing the expansion of its Philadelphia and Seattle locations. Christopher M. Arena joins the firm as a partner and Eduardo M. Carreras as of counsel. Partner Wendy A. Choi and of counsel Lawrence A. Aaronson are also moving to the Atlanta office. New partnership Hunton & Williams (Richmond, Va.) and the University of Virginia School of Law have established a pro bono partnership to provide free legal services to low-income residents of Charlottesville, Va., specifically aimed at resolving legal problems in the areas of immigration and domestic relations. 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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