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Promotions Hancock & Estabrook (Syracuse, N.Y.): Partner David G. Linger has been named leader of the property tax, valuation and eminent domain practice group. John F. Corcoran, a partner who concentrates in municipal, labor and employment, and education law, will lead the firm’s municipal practice group. Proskauer Rose (New York): Veteran litigator Bert H. Deixler has been promoted to head the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice has encompassed the entertainment, consumer goods, real estate and securities businesses. Louis M. Solomon and Bruce E. Fader have been named co-chairmen of the firm’s litigation department. Most recently, Solomon successfully represented the New York Jets football team against Cablevision Systems Corp., and Fader represents U.S., French, Italian and Japanese companies in trials and in international arbitrations. New Arrivals Duane Morris (Philadelphia): The firm’s trial practice group has added Hyman Schaffer to its New York office. He brings with him 25 years of experience in the litigation arena. Nora Pomerantz, formerly of Philadelphia-based Drinker Biddle & Reath, has joined the estates and asset planning group, resident in the principal office. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Harold F. Degenhardt, former district administrator for the Fort Worth, Texas, district office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is a new partner in the firm’s Dallas office. His practice focuses on litigation involving securities, governmental investigations, white-collar crime and various other enforcement proceedings. Goodwin Procter (Boston): Benjamin Hershkowitz has joined the intellectual property practice as a New York-based partner, arriving from Kenyon & Kenyon. He focuses his practice on high-tech matters. Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel (Buffalo, N.Y.): Sharon P. Stiller has joined the firm as a partner in the labor and employment, and litigation practice groups, and will be based in the Rochester, N.Y., office. She focuses on dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky (New York): The firm’s financial restructuring and bankruptcy practice has been bolstered by the arrival in New York of new partners Michael S. Fox and Adam H. Friedman. Fox represents individual creditors and creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings. Friedman specializes in bankruptcy law, creditors’ rights and corporate reorganization and restructuring. Wiley Rein & Fielding (Washington): The commissioner of insurance, securities and banking for the District of Columbia, Lawrence H. Mirel, is joining the firm as a partner in the insurance practice. Previously, Mirel was in private practice, and was the founder and executive director of the District of Columbia Insurance Federation. He also served as general counsel to the council of the district. Zuckerman Spaeder (Washington): Litigator Fredric Zinober, with a practice focused on commercial litigation, civil trial practice and criminal defense, has joined the firm in Tampa, Fla. He was a founding partner of Tew, Zinober, Barnes, Zimmet & Unice and served previously in the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office. New Counsel Connell Foley (Roseland, N.J.): John W. Bissell, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, is joining the firm as counsel. He signs on as a member of the litigation practice group, and will chair the alternative dispute resolution department. Bissell was appointed to the bench by Ronald Reagan. Named Dennis B. Drapkin, a partner in Jones Day’s Dallas office, has been named chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation. Prior to his practice at Jones Day, in the areas of tax and executive compensation, Drapkin served with the United States Treasury Department. John H. Rooney Jr., a partner at Miami-based Shutts & Bowen, has become chairman of the 1,000-member International Law Section of the Florida Bar. Rooney focuses his practice on international arbitration and commercial law, particularly in the areas of insurance and reinsurance. 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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