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New Arrivals Drinker Biddle & Reath (Philadelphia): Ronald L. Grudziecki is a new partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group, resident in the Washington office. He has extensive experience performing patent and trademark litigation before federal district courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission. Foley Hoag (Boston): DeAnn Foran Smith is a newly arrived partner in the firm’s life sciences and patent practice groups. She has 15 years of experience in obtaining worldwide patent protection in her particular areas of expertise, including immunology, genomics, gene therapy, proteomics and drug development. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Charles D. Schmerler has come aboard as a New York-based partner. Previously, he was the chairman of the litigation department in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw. He represents foreign and domestic clients in finance matters and dispute resolution. Goodwin Procter (Boston): Allan S. Brilliant has joined the firm’s insolvency and business reorganization practice in its New York office. He will co-chair the practice with Emanuel C. Grillo. Brilliant comes aboard from New York-based Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Jenner & Block (Chicago): The firm’s public policy and appellate and Supreme Court practices have been bolstered by the arrival of new partner Mark Heilbrun, former deputy staff director and general counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago): Christopher G. Colbridge is a new partner in the firm’s London office, having joined the international litigation and arbitration practice group. Colbridge has represented multinational corporations, governments and government-owned entities worldwide. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham: Four former assistant United States attorneys-John A. Azzarello, Jeffrey L. Bornstein, Michael D. Ricciuti and John A. Wortmann Jr.-and former New Jersey Attorney General John J. Farmer Jr. have joined the firm’s white collar and internal investigations practice group. The practice has represented clients in such high-profile matters as the WorldCom bankruptcy and the investigation into the 60 Minutes report on President George W. Bush’s controversial service in the Texas Air National Guard. McGlinchey Stafford (New Orleans): Harry B. Dollar is a newly arrived staff attorney in the firm’s Houston office. His practice will focus primarily in the areas of real estate, construction law and trusts, estates and wills. Reed Smith: Partner Andrew E. Paris has been added to the firm’s Southern California business trial group, litigation department. He will be based in Century City, Calif., having made the jump from Kirkland & Ellis’ Los Angeles office. Seyfarth Shaw (Chicago): The corporate practice group has been bolstered by the arrival of new partner Charles M. Modlin. Modlin, resident in the New York office, focuses his practice on transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings and private placements. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): Litigator Neil A. Smith has joined as a partner in the intellectual property practice group, based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He arrives from that city’s Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, for which he was a litigation director. New Counsel Buckley Kolar (Washington): Robert B. Serino has joined the financial services law firm as counsel. His expertise encompasses a range of issues impacting national banks, including money laundering, the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA Patriot Act. Previously, he was deputy chief counsel of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary: Nicolas Morgan has joined the firm’s securities litigation practice group as of counsel, resident in Los Angeles. He is a former senior trial counsel in the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Pacific regional office. In-House Edison International (Rosemead, Calif.): J.A. “Lon” Bouknight, a Washington-based partner at Steptoe & Johnson, and the immediate past chairman of the firm, has been elected to serve as executive vice president and general counsel of major utility company Edison International. Bouknight was an electric power practitioner while at his firm. Elected John Neil Raudabaugh, a shareholder at Detroit’s Butzel Long and a federal law expert, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the alumni board of trustees of the Cornell University School of Labor and Industrial Relations. Previously, he served as a member of the National Labor Relations Board. Appointed Tom Christina, a shareholder in the Greenville, S.C., office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, has been named to the employee benefits committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce. He represents employers in employee benefits plans matters. New Offices Bird & Bird: The firm has opened a new office in Rome, its 12th international location, and second in Italy along with Milan. Eutimio Monaco, a specialist in regulatory and telecommunications work, and Osvaldo Lombardi, a commercial and litigation attorney, have been placed in the office. Cooley Godward (Palo Alto, Calif.): The firm is opening an office in Washington, its second on the East Coast. Three newly elected partners-Margaret H. Kavalaris, Michael X. Marinelli and Tami J. Howie-will be based there, accompanied by several members of the firm’s Reston, Va., operation. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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