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New Arrivals Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando, Fla.): The firm’s Miami office has added former Judge Michael B. Chavies of the Miami-Dade county circuit. Prior to his service on the bench, he focused on criminal defense, criminal litigation and appellate law. He will specialize in complex commercial cases, and will mentor and assist the firm’s younger attorneys. Baker Botts (Houston): Based in the home office, partner Blake H. Winburne has been added to the roster of the global projects group. His background is in finance transactions and complex domestic and international energy project development. Winburne arrives from the Washington office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, and before that, Richmond, Va.’s Hunton & Williams. Baker & Daniels (Indianapolis): Jon Laramore, former legal counsel to Indiana governors Frank O’Bannon and Joseph Kernan, has joined the firm as lead partner in its appellate practice. His forte is constitutional and administrative law, with a particular focus on the Indiana Constitution. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (New York): Brad J. Richter, based in New York, is a new partner in the firm’s trusts and estates department. His practice encompasses tax and estate planning, tax-efficient transfers of wealth, and the formation and operation of charitable foundations. King & Spalding (Atlanta): Christopher C. Paci has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner, arriving from New York-headquartered Shearman & Sterling. He will represent financial institutions and domestic and foreign issuers in a range of capital markets transactions. Preston Gates & Ellis (Seattle): Following a five-year hiatus, Scott Greenburg has rejoined the business law practice as a partner, and will head the corporate governance group. He returns to the firm from Palo Alto, Calif.’s Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Phillip A. Casey, former general counsel of the Illinois Commerce Commission, has joined the firm as a partner, resident in the Chicago office. An expert in utility regulation, he will practice as a member of the environmental and energy group. Venable (Washington): Patent prosecutor and intellectual property strategist Edward D. Grieff has come aboard as a partner in the principal office. His clients come from the chemical, biochemical and medical-device industries. New partner Treazure R. Johnson’s arrival in Washington has bolstered the firm’s securities regulation and enforcement practice. Previously, she served as senior assistant chief litigation counsel at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. New Counsel Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Litigator Parker Binion has joined the firm as counsel to the Houston headquarters. He has previous service with Houston firms Baker Botts; Beck, Redden & Secrest; and the Perdue Law Firm. Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky (New York): Fredrick J. Levy is a newly arrived counsel to the firm’s financial restructuring and bankruptcy practice. Levy, who represents both creditors and debtors, specializes in commercial litigation in and out of bankruptcy court, creditors’ rights and the resolution of insolvency issues. Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti (Morristown, N.J.): Adriane G. Berg has signed on as counsel in its principal office. She is an original founder of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, as well as a prominent educator and speaker. Named Michael J. Grindstaff, a partner at Miami-based Shutts & Bowen and chairman of the firm’s real estate practice group, has been appointed by Senator Mel Martinez, R-Fla., to serve as statewide chairman of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. Kevin L. Shepherd, co-chairman of Washington-based Venable’s real estate practice group and a partner resident in Baltimore, is the new chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, the ABA’s third-largest with 30,000 members. His practice centers on complex property acquisition and development, commercial leasing and real estate financing. Awards The Cleveland Bar Association, a 5,000-member group founded in 1873, is the recipient of the 2005 Harrison Tweed Award given by the American Bar Association. David A. Kutik, Jones Day partner and past president of the association accepted the honor in recognition of the organization’s efforts in expanding access to civil legal services for the poor and criminal defense services to the indigent. Joseph W. Hatchett, head of the appellate division of Orlando, Fla.-based Akerman Senterfitt, former Florida Supreme Court judge and former chief judge of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has been inducted into the National Bar Association’s Hall of Fame. Among his achievements during his 28 years on the bench, he was the first African-American appointed to the highest court of a Southern state since Reconstruction. Stanley R. Weinberger, of counsel to Detroit-headquartered Dykema Gossett, will receive the Emily and Richard Alschuler Award from the American Jewish Committee-Chicago Chapter. Weinberger is to be honored for championing mutual understanding among diverse religious, racial and ethnic groups; opposing bigotry and for his community service. New Office Cozen O’Connor (Philadelphia): The firm has established a new location in Santa Fe, N.M., its 24th office worldwide. Harvey Fruman, previously based in San Diego, has been tapped to head the office’s insurance and commercial litigation practice. The areas of subrogation and recovery will receive particular emphasis. 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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