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New arrivals Buckley Kolar (Washington): Frederic T. Spindel, formerly of Washington-based Venable, has joined as a partner. Sara E. Emley, arriving from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, is also a new partner. T. Lane Macalester, moving from RxHub LLC, has joined as counsel and Kirk D. Jensen is a newly arrived associate. Cozen O’Connor (Philadelphia): The firm’s securities practice group has been bolstered by the arrival of five attorneys from Philadelphia’s Dilworth Paxson. Joining in Washington are Ralph V. De Martino, who will serve as vice chairman of the group, of counsel Jeffrey S. Rosen and associates F. Alec Orudjev and Jessica Sauer. Cavas Pavri is newly arrived in the Philadelphia office. Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel (Buffalo, N.Y.): Sharon P. Stiller joins the firm in its Rochester, N.Y., office as a partner in the labor and employment practice group. She specializes in dispute resolution matters. Kilpatrick Stockton (Atlanta): The firm’s litigation department in Atlanta has added new partner Russ Wofford. As a member of the antitrust team, Wofford will focus his practice on antitrust and complex commercial litigation. McDermott, Will & Emery: Dana Levitt has joined the Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s trial department. Having made the move from L.A.’s Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, he will focus his practice on complex commercial disputes. McKee Nelson (Washington): Finance attorney Vladimir Rossman has become a partner in the firm’s new Lower Manhattan office in New York. He brings to the mergers and acquisitions, and financing practice, nearly three decades of experience. Preston Gates & Ellis (Seattle): Margo Easton Bennett is a new partner in the government contracts, construction and procurement policy practice group based in the Seattle office. She previously served as deputy general counsel for the Seattle Monorail Project. Seyfarth Shaw (Chicago): Robert W. Dremluk has joined as a partner in the litigation practice group, resident in New York. He arrives from New York-based Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, where he served as counsel. Shea Stokes & Carter (Atlanta): Gayle M. Abramson, lead prosecutor in the recent rape trial that culminated in the shooting deaths of a judge, court reporter and deputy in Fulton County Superior Court, has joined the firm’s litigation practice. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): Jonathan Hersey has rejoined the firm as a partner in the business trial practice group, based in the Orange County, Calif., office. He focuses his practice on the tech and financial services sectors. New counsel Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Jennifer Nelson has joined as counsel to the corporate, banking and business department, resident in the Dallas office. Her focus is on general corporate and securities transactions. Reed Smith: Phillip A. Pillar has signed on with the firm as counsel to the Philadelphia office’s regulatory litigation group. Previously, he was with Ernst & Young LLP, where he was director of the tax controversy and risk management services practice. Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti (Morristown, N.J.): Richard N. Tilton has joined the principal office as counsel and will practice in the firm’s bankruptcy and reorganization group. Tilton, a commentator on insolvency and bankruptcy issues, appears frequently on television and radio, and in the print media. Firm management Dorsey & Whitney: Paul Klaas is transferring from Minneapolis to the London office to serve as partner-in-charge. Klaas currently leads the trial group, co-chairs the international arbitration and litigation practice and sits on the firm’s management committee. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Caryl A. Potter III has been tapped to be the vice chairman of the firm, the first in its 99-year history. He is the current co-manager of the Washington office, and is a member of the firm’s government contracts practice. Named Lisa Angel, an attorney with Rosen Divorce in Raleigh, N.C., has been appointed by Governor Mike Easley to chair the North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission. McGlinchey Stafford (New Orleans): Ten of the firm’s attorneys have achieved recognition on the 2005 “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers” list: Rodolfo J. Aguilar Jr., Rudy J. Cerone, R. Keith Colvin, James M. Fantaci, Deborah Duplechin Harkins, Mark N. Mallery, William S. Mendenhall, E. Fredrick Preis Jr., Paul Slocomb West and David S. Willenzik. Awards Dakota Plains Legal Services (Mission, S.D.): The agency has received the American College of Trial Lawyers’ Emil Gumpert Award. It serves 55,000 Native Americans on seven reservations. It will use the cash award to create a Web site for legal services, attorneys, lay advocates, tribal courts and pro se litigants. Alma L. Saravia, a shareholder in the health care law practice group at Cherry Hill, N.J.’s Flaster/Greenberg, has received the Nursing 2005 EPIC Award of the Institute of Nursing of the New Jersey State Nurses Association. She helped to establish joint negotiations between the state and managed care entities. Elected Sally Bloomfield, a partner at Bricker & Eckler in Columbus, Ohio, has been sworn in as president of the Columbus Bar Association. She is a proponent of pro bono work, and also promises to counter the recent spate of attacks on the judiciary. 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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