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Promotions Greene Broillet & Wheeler (Santa Monica, Calif.): Associate Scott H. Carr has been elevated to partner. The plaintiffs’ trial attorney represents clients in business and employment litigation, legal malpractice, insurance bad faith and products liability. O’Hagan, Smith & Amundsen (Chicago): The litigation firm has promoted three attorneys to the partnership-David Johnson (construction and products liability), George Kages (health care) and Michael Ripani (professional liability). New arrivals Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels (Boston): The firm has appointed three new solicitors in the corporate group of its London office to focus in the areas of private equity and venture capital. Kieran O’Connor and Matthew Sillett join as partners, along with senior associate Adrian Yeandle. Greenberg Traurig: Thomas E. Dutton, a veteran trial lawyer, is a new shareholder in the Chicago office’s litigation practice. He arrives following 18 years as a Kirkland & Ellis partner. His forte is litigating mass tort class actions and class action discrimination suits. Greenspoon Marder Hirschfeld Rafkin Ross Berger & Abrams Anton: Partner Edmund Loos III has joined the Florida firm’s Orlando, Fla., office. He focuses on commercial and civil litigation, foreclosure cases and trial practice. Jaburg & Wilk (Phoenix): Litigator Adam S. Kunz, who handles cases involving shareholder and contract disputes, has joined the firm. Resident in the principal office, he will focus his practice in commercial litigation. Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago): Chong S. Park is a newly arrived partner in the firm’s Washington office. As a member of the litigation department, he will focus his practice on antitrust and competition matters, as well as complex civil litigation. Previously, he served with the Federal Trade Commission. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman: Matt Swartz has joined the firm in McLean, Va., to practice corporate and securities law in areas such as venture capital, IPO financings, middle market private equity transactions and securities offerings. He arrives from Washington-based Venable. Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler (Baltimore): Paula D. Miller has joined the firm from Hogan & Hartson’s Baltimore office. Her practice revolves around corporate, securities and business law. Previously, she worked as an economist for the United States Treasury Department. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): The New York office has added new partner Kevin Goering to the business trial practice group. His specialty areas include the First Amendment, intellectual property and general commercial litigation. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr: Rod J. Howard has joined the firm’s Palo Alto, Calif., office as a partner in the corporate department. Formerly of New York’s Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Howard focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions. Winstead Sechrest & Minick (Dallas): Retiring Chief Justice William G. “Bud” Arnot, a 20-year veteran of Texas’ 11th Court of Appeals, is joining the firm as a shareholder in its Houston office. His arrival bolsters the litigation section of the appellate practice. Arnot has presided over more than 5,000 civil and criminal cases. New counsel Gardner Carton & Douglas (Chicago): Susan Barnes (Collins) de Resendiz, counsel to the corporate restructuring and financial institutions practice, hasrelocated her practice to the firm’s Houston office. She focuses in the areas of bankruptcy, banking, corporate and commercial law. Firm management Epstein Becker & Green (New York): Health care and life sciences expert Diane Romza-Kutz has become a managing partner of the firm in its Chicago office. She defends pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, and counsels pharmaceutical clients under government investigation. She also writes and speaks on a variety of related topics. Maron & Marvel (Wilmington, Del.): J. Richard Tucker has joined the firm and has been installed as a director and the head of the corporate and securities department. His practice focuses on investigations and/or complex litigation centered around regulatory and compliance issues relating to financial institutions. He served previously with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Elected Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, Richmond, Va.-based Hunton & Williams special counsel, has been chosen to serve as chairman of the board for the American Judicature Society. He is also a former president of the American Bar Association and president emeritus of Florida State University. His practice focuses on appellate and trial work, and pro bono cases. Blair Brown, a partner at Washington-headquartered Zuckerman Spaeder, and an expert in the defense of alleged white-collar criminals, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Awards Pace University School of Law is the recipient of the 2005 American Bar Association’s Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy. The school was cited for its efforts in balancing protection of the environment and the preservation of natural resources with private property rights and development. Jeffrey Simes of the New York office of Boston’s Goodwin Procter has been selected as a winner of the 2005 Pro Bono Publico Award by the American Bar Association. He was chosen for his pro bono efforts in general and his work on behalf of the National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty in particular. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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