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NEW PARTNERS Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Eric S. Dreiband joins the labor and employment practice group as a partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously general counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Before that, he served as deputy administrator in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. From 1997 to 2000 he served as associate independent counsel in the office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr. Dechert: Joshua H. Rawson joins the intellectual property practice as a partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously counsel to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton of New York. Kaye Scholer (New York): Daniel R. Alonso joins the white-collar criminal defense practice as a partner in the firm’s home office. He has been the chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen (Philadelphia): Kenneth A. Reich comes on board as partner in the firm’s Boston office. A former assistant chief of the environmental enforcement section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Reich is an active member of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources’ environmental enforcement and crimes committee, as well as co-chairman of the Boston Bar Association Environmental Law Section’s environmental litigation committee. NEW COUNSEL Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (New York): Andrew C. Finch joins the litigation department as counsel to the firm’s New York office. He previously served as counsel to the assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. NEW ARRIVALS Drinker Biddle & Reath (Philadelphia): Two attorneys come on board. Robert P. Marcovitch joins the telecommunications practice group as a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. He arrives from Cingular Wireless LLC, where he served as a senior litigator. Chris J. Katopis joins the intellectual property practice group as counsel to the firm’s Washington office. He was previously at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he served as director of congressional relations. LATERALS Arent Fox (Washington): Two attorneys join the international practice as partners in the firm’s Washington office-John Gurley and Kay Georgi. They were both partners in the Washington office of Courdert Brothers. Crowell & Moring (Washington): Morris F. DeFeo Jr. joins the corporate group as a partner in the firm’s home office. DeFeo was most recently managing principal at Baltimore-based Miles & Stockbridge’s McLean, Va., office. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Philippe Rincazaux joins the corporate practice as a partner in the firm’s Paris office. Focusing on European Union and French antitrust and competition law, he was previously a partner at Coudert Brothers’ Paris office, where he headed the competition law department. Preston Gates & Ellis (Seattle): Stephen Everett joins the patent litigation practice as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He arrives from intellectual property boutique Stallman & Pollock of San Francisco. Steptoe & Johnson (Washington): William M. Bosch joined the litigation department as a partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner at the Washington office of Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman. FIRM PROMOTIONS GrayRobinson: Two attorneys have been promoted to the partnership in the firm’s Orlando, Fla., office-Truong M. Nguyen (commercial real estate) and Joel E. Roberts (general and commercial litigation). Hunton & Williams (Richmond, Va.): Manuel E. Maisog has been elected to the partnership. He is a member of the energy and infrastructure practice group, resident in the firm’s newly opened office in Beijing. APPOINTED Gary M. Brown, partner at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, has been appointed to serve as general counsel for the Ethics Office Association. The association is comprised of individuals who are responsible for their company’s ethics, compliance and business conduct programs. Brown served as special counsel to the U.S. Senate’s Governmental Affairs Committee during its investigation of the collapse of Enron Corp. and provided advice on certain aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Steven Chaykin, partner at Washington-based Zuckerman Spaeder, has been appointed by U.S. Senator Mel Martinez, R-Fla., to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Southern District of Florida. The commission is responsible for picking new federal judges, U.S. attorneys and U.S marshals. John Charles Thomas, chief of the appellate practice group at Richmond, Va.-based Hunton & Williams, and a former justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, has been named a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The court is an independent arbitral institution created in 1983 to settle sports-related disputes involving drug violations and rules of international sports federations. In 1983, Thomas became the first black and, at 32, the youngest person ever appointed to the Supreme Court of Virginia. ELECTED John H. Friedhoff, a partner at Miami’s Fowler White Burnett, has been elected a director of the Central American-U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Kevin Shepherd, co-chairman of Venable’s real estate practice group, is the new chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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