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New arrivals Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels (Boston): New partner David J. Molton has joined the firm’s litigation department in the home office. The former Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll shareholder specializes in complex commercial litigation matters. Dykema Gossett (Detroit): The firm’s Chicago real estate practice has added Mark Lenz. He arrives following a lengthy stint with the City of Chicago, for which he served as an assistant corporate counsel with the real estate and land use division. He has focused on tax increment financing, loans, grants and other economic development incentives. Gardner Carton & Douglas (Chicago): Health care attorneys Robyn Shapiro, an expert on bioethics issues, Linda Sauser Moroney and Colleen O’Connor Patzer, all formerly at Michael Best & Friedrich, have joined the firm’s Milwaukee office. Customs and international trade attorneys Kathleen M. Murphy and James L. Sawyer have been added as partners in the Chicago office. Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe: Joseph Angland, incoming chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, will join the firm’s New York office as a shareholder in the antitrust and trade regulation practice group. Hunton & Williams (Richmond, Va.): Estelle J. Tsevdos and Donna M. Praiss are newly arrived partners in the firm’s New York office. Tsevdos will direct local activities of the intellectual property practice. Both made the move from New York’s Kenyon & Kenyon. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo (Boston): The firm’s Washington office has been bolstered by the arrival of new members Robert D. Clark (health care), Mark A. Kass (business and finance) and Carlos M. Nalda (communications). Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): Douglas Van Gessel has been added as a partner in the San Francisco office’s real estate/land use and natural resources/environmental practice group. Irving Kagan and Sy Kim have also joined the firm as special counsel to the New York office. Michiko Lindsey has joined the Del Mar Heights, Calif., office as a member in the corporate practice group. New counsel Alston & Bird (Atlanta): Paul Martino, former U.S. Senate Commerce Committee majority counsel, has joined the firm’s Washington office. The one-time advisor to Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., will serve in the legislative and public policy group. Mark F. Costley has been added to the roster of the financial services and products group, also resident in Washington. He is a 15-year veteran of the financial services industry. Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle (New York): Bryan A. Elwood, former chief international trade counsel for the embassy of Mexico in the United States, has joined the firm’s Washington office as of counsel. He is experienced in the application of North American Free Trade Agreement, World Trade Organization, and domestic and international trade laws and policies. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Tracy Burks, senior counsel, has joined the real estate practice, resident in Dallas. She arrives from that city’s Gardere Wynne Sewell. Burks focuses on commercial real estate and mortgage lending matters. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Debra Goldberg, a member of the firm’s corporate and securities practice group, has come aboard as of counsel to its New York office. She is a specialist in the areas of asset-based lending and equipment leasing law. Winstead Sechrest & Minick (Dallas): Of counsel Marco A. Castilla has joined the firm’s Houston office, bringing with him more than 15 years’ experience in providing business and legal advice to clients in the United States and Latin America. He will practice with the international and corporate and securities groups. Honored Michael J. Remington, a partner in the Washington office of Philadelphia-based Drinker Biddle & Reath, is the recipient of the Belle Case LaFollette Outstanding Professional Award given by the charitable wing of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is recognized for having “advanced the ideal of justice through special projects and support of legal organizations.” Jeffrey Trachtman of New York’s Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has received the President’s Pro Bono Service Award from the New York State Bar Association, honoring his work on behalf of Lambda Legal. Recently, he was co-lead counsel in Hernandez v. Robles, a landmark case brought to secure the right to marry for gay and lesbian New Yorkers. New office Greenberg Traurig: A core group of 13 attorneys will staff the firm’s newest office in Las Vegas, which incorporates Nevada-based intellectual property and entertainment law firm Quirk & Tratos. Mark Tratos is the managing shareholder of the new office. New firm Shilepsky, O’Connell, Casey, Hartley, Michon and Yelen (Boston): Six area employment and trial attorneys have formed the boutique firm, which is dedicated to the practice of executive advocacy law. Heading the firm are Nancy Shilepsky, James E. O’Connell Jr., Lawrence J. Casey, H. James Hartley, Katherine J. Michon and Jennifer A. Yelen. Firm merger Stokes Bartholomew has merged with Southern firm Adams and Reese. The new firm will have offices in eight markets: Nashville, Tenn.; New Orleans; Birmingham, Ala.; Houston; Jackson, Miss.; Baton Rouge, La.; Mobile, Ala. and Washington. In Tennessee, the combined entity will operate as Adams and Reese/Stokes Bartholomew. 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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