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Promotions Fowler White Burnett (Miami): Four associate attorneys have become shareholders: Helenmarie M. Blake, Samantha Jean Fitzgerald and Helaine Goodner, who are based in Miami, and Jason L. Weissman, who practices out of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (New York): Ten attorneys have achieved partnership status-in New York, Emil Buchman, Israel David, Michael B. de Leeuw, Gary L. Kaplan, Harry R. Silvera, Paul D. Tropp and Teresa M. Venezia; in Washington, Michelle B. Gold and Walid Khuri; in London, J. Christian Nahr. New Arrivals Drinker Biddle & Reath (Philadelphia): Robert A. Koons Jr. is a new partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group located in the principal office. He is accompanied in the move by associates Armando A. Flores, Matthew P. McWilliams and Gary D. Mangels. Koons had co-chaired the IP section at Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): New partner Dan Minteer has been added to the intellectual property practice group located in the firm’s San Diego office. His practice areas include patent infringement, trade dress, and trade secret and trademark litigation. Dykema Gossett (Detroit): The firm’s Los Angeles office has added new member J. Kevin Snyder to its litigation practice. He arrives from the L.A. office of Minneapolis-headquartered Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, where he led the business litigation and intellectual property practices. Graham & Dunn (Seattle): The hospitality, beverage and franchise team has added to its Connecticut-based roster Russell C. Savrann, former vice president and associate general counsel with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The hospitality industry veteran is experienced in strategic legal planning, beverage licensing, franchising, hotel transactions and intellectual property. Hughes & Luce (Dallas): Litigator Kirk P. Watson, the mayor of Austin, Texas, from 1997 to 2001, is joining the firm’s Austin office as a partner. He is the current chairman of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and arrives from the firm he founded, Watson Bishop London Brophy. Watson’s practice areas include urban planning and economic development, and overall business counsel to corporate clients. Jenner & Block (Chicago): Larry P. Ellsworth has signed on with the firm as a partner in the securities litigation practice, resident in Washington. He served most recently with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s trial unit, and is the recipient of the coveted 2004 Stanley Sporkin Award honoring his enforcement efforts. Kaye Scholer (New York): Trial attorneys Rhonda R. Trotter and Peter L. Haviland have rejoined the firm in Los Angeles, having jumped from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Haviland focuses in the high-profile entertainment and music industry fields, Trotter in the entertainment, media, manufacturing and retail sectors. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham: Peter J. Marathas is a newly installed partner in the firm’s benefits and executive compensation practice located in Boston. He arrives from Boston-based Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo with expertise in employment agreements, stock-based compensation and nonqualified deferred compensation agreements. McGlinchey Stafford (New Orleans): Sarah E. Bleichner has come aboard in the home office as a staff attorney in the general litigation section. She concentrates her practice in litigation and products liability, with a particular emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Preston Burton, former assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, has joined the firm as a partner in its litigation practice group. Previously, he represented Monica Lewinsky as well as former FBI Special Agent Robert Hanssen in his high-profile espionage case. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): John Ferrell has joined the New York office as a partner in the finance and bankruptcy practice group. He represented commercial and investment banks and other financial institutions in his prior stint at White & Case in New York. New Counsel Steptoe & Johnson (Washington): Michael A. Vatis has joined the firm’s New York office as counsel to the technology department and appellate litigation practice groups. He focuses on providing advice to businesses, government agencies, colleges and nonprofit organizations on matters of counterterrorism, security, intelligence and privacy. In the past, he clerked for Supreme Court justices Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr: Peter S. Buckland and Joseph K. Wyatt have joined as counsel to the firm’s new Palo Alto, Calif., office. Both are in the corporate department, and they represent companies in capital markets transactions, private placements, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. In-House The Nuclear Energy Institute (Washington): Ellen C. Ginsberg has been elected to serve as vice president and secretary, and was appointed to be general counsel of the NEI, the industry’s policy organization. Michael A. Bauser has been appointed deputy general counsel. Named James R. Hartline, David R. Johnson, Linton L. Moyer, John K. Heisey, David M. McQuiston, William James Rogers and Jerry R. Hogenmiller, attorneys with Pittsburgh-based Thomson, Rhodes &Cowie, have been named 2005 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by their peers and the Law & Politics and Philadelphia magazines. 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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