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New counsel Bingham McCutchen: Douglas A. Hartz comes on board as of counsel to the firm’s Hartford, Conn., office. He was previously senior counsel at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. New arrivals Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Two attorneys join the regulatory and corporate practices in the firm’s Washington office-as of counsel, Irving Pollack, and as senior counsel, Laurence Storch. Pollack is a former commissioner and director of the Divisions of Enforcement and Market Regulation for the Securities and Exchange Commission. The two attorneys were in a private law practice together since 1981 at Storch & Brenner, which in 2001 became Philadelphia-based Dilworth Paxson’s Washington office. Reed Smith: Three attorneys join the business and regulatory department as partners in the firm’s New York office-Thomas L. Fairfield, John J. Altorelli and Mark G. Pedretti. Fairfield and Altorelli were both previously partners in the New York office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker; and Pedretti was of counsel to Paul Hastings’ New York and Stamford, Conn., offices. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): Two attorneys join the finance and bankruptcy practice group in the firm’s New York office-as partner, Susan Rosenthal, and as special counsel, Alan Winick. They both arrive from Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner in New York. Stites & Harbison: Two attorneys come on board-in Louisville, Ky., as counsel, Lee K. Garlove (real estate and banking); and in Nashville, Tenn., as partner, Bill Penny (environmental and health care). Garlove was previously a partner at Morris Garlove Waterman and Johnson of Louisville. Penny was previously partner in charge of the Nashville office of Louisville’s Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. Before that, he was general counsel of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Laterals Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando, Fla.): Jayne Blumberg joins the litigation group as of counsel to the firm’s Miami office. She was previously senior counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division and an assistant U.S. attorney in the fraud and public protection division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey in Newark. Choate, Hall & Stewart (Boston): John D. Lanza joins the intellectual property department as partner in the firm’s home office. He was previously a partner at Lahive & Cockfield of Boston. Dechert: H. Joseph Escher comes on board as partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He was previously chairman of the litigation group at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin of San Francisco. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary: Louis Vitali joins the real estate capital markets practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Dorsey & Whitney: Paul D. Ackerman joins the intellectual property and patent practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Baker Botts of Houston. Holland & Knight: Donald Zarin joins the international business practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously head of the international trade practice group at Dechert. Nixon Peabody: Douglas S. Glucroft joins the private equity and mergers and acquisitions teams as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Kahn & Associ�s, a Paris law firm specializing in high-tech industries. Schulte Roth & Zabel (New York): Andrew J. Dady joins the real estate department as partner in the firm’s home office. He was previously a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson of New York. Seyfarth Shaw (Chicago): Brett Hayes joins the real estate practice as partner in the Los Angeles office. He was previously leader of the real estate practice group at Holland & Knight’s Los Angeles office. Venable (Washington): Claudia Lewis-Eng joins the food and drug practice as partner in the firm’s home office. She was previously a partner at Emord & Associates in Washington. Elected Mike Eidson, senior partner at Miami’s Colson Hicks Eidson, was elected president-elect of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Appointed Mary Alexander, of San Francisco-based Mary Alexander & Associates, has been named president of the Roscoe Pound Institute, a Washington legal think tank devoted to education on civil justice issues. She is a past president and political action chair of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Lev Dassin, partner at Kaye Scholer, has been appointed chief of the criminal division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He served as assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1992 to 1998. Gerald J. Mossinghoff, senior counsel to Alexandria, Va.’s Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, has been named again to the Patent Public Advisory Committee by U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez. Mossinghoff is a former assistant secretary of commerce and a former president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Honored Fulbright & Jaworski’s Washington office has received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs for its pro bono work on behalf of the Public Education Project and Parents United for the D.C. Public Schools. Fulbright works to improve access to quality education for students in Washington. 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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