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New arrivals Alston & Bird (Atlanta): Ed McClellan joins the firm as a partner in the legislative and public policy group which also features senators Bob Dole, R-Kan., and Tom Daschle, D-S.D. McClellan, who is tax counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, will practice in Washington. Baker Botts (Houston): Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips is joining as a partner. He will focus on litigation, including appellate, trial and various forms of alternative dispute resolution. He will be based in the firm’s Austin, Texas, office. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York): L. Kevin O’Mara, resident in the principal office, is a newly arrived partner in the firm’s corporate/mergers and acquisitions department. He advises clients in the technology, media, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Patrick Cary, formerly of New York-based Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, has joined the Chicago office as a partner in its trial practice group. He previously served in Chicago with the private-sector industry regulator National Association of Securities Dealers. Goodwin Procter (Boston): Patent litigator Robert Whitman, formerly of New York’s Kenyon & Kenyon, has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner. His practice includes licensing and the acquisition and management of intellectual property rights. Latham & Watkins: Steven Stokdyk is a new partner in the Los Angeles office’s corporate department. He joins from New York-headquartered Sullivan & Cromwell’s L.A. office. Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott: Partner Patrick K. Hanly has joined the firm’s office in Sacramento, Calif., following 15 years with the United States Department of Justice. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal matters. Reed Smith: The New York office has added partner James C. McCarroll. He joins the corporate restructuring and bankruptcy group of the firm’s business and regulatory department. Steptoe & Johnson: (Washington): International regulatory-compliance expert Lucinda A. Low has joined the international trade practice group as a partner in the home office. Previously she was a partner at Miller & Chevalier of Washington, where she focused on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters. New counsel DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary: Congressman Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., will join the firm’s government affairs practice group as senior counsel, resident in Washingon. Gephardt, leader of the House Democrats for nearly 14 years, will focus on international trade, business, legislative, political and health care matters. Duffy, Duffy & Burdo (Uniondale, N.Y.): Medical malpractice litigator Kathleen Kettles-Russotti has come aboard as of counsel. Complementing her abilities as an attorney are 10 years spent as a professional registered nurse. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): Nathan Muyskens has arrived as special counsel to the Washington office’s antitrust and trade regulation practice group. Previously with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, he also served with the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission, investigating mergers in the retail and energy areas. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr: Robert Y. Chow has joined the Hale and Dorr Venture Group as counsel, resident in the Waltham, Mass., office. He arrives following stints at Greenberg Traurig, Mountain View, Calif.’s Fenwick & West and Boston’s Palmer & Dodge and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo. In-house Symbol Technologies Inc. has named Elise Kirban to serve as the firm’s chief ethics and compliance officer. She will oversee all aspects of global corporate compliance and ethics, and manage internal investigations. She has also practiced with Collier Shannon Rill & Scott in Washington and Atlanta’s Alston & Bird. Elected William Atkins, a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and co-chairman of the firm’s intellectual property section, is the new president of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Atkins is only the second patent attorney to ascend to the presidency. 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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