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NEW PARTNERS O’Melveny & Myers: Theodore W. Kassinger joins the adversarial department as partner and will co-chair the global trade practice in the firm’s Washington office. Most recently, he served as deputy secretary of the Department of Commerce. Vinson & Elkins (Houston): Mark Scott comes on board as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He has been the director of the Internal Revenue Service’s office of tax exempt bonds since its inception in 2000, where he examined municipal bond transactions. Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease (Columbus, Ohio): Elizabeth T. Smith returns to the general litigation group as partner in the firm’s home office. She was formerly chief counsel to Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro. NEW COUNSEL Seyfarth Shaw (Chicago): John J. Toner joins the labor and employment practice group as of counsel to the firm’s Washington office. Most recently, he served as chief of staff at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and prior to that as executive secretary of the National Labor Relations Board. NEW ARRIVALS Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): Three attorneys come on board as partners in the firm’s New York office-Edward H. Tillinghast III and Roger Zaitzeff (finance and bankruptcy) and Robert D. Gilbert (intellectual property). Tillinghast was most recently head of Coudert Brothers’ global financial restructuring and insolvency group. Zaitzeff previously practiced in the New York office of Swidler Berlin of Washington. Gilbert was previously a partner in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. LATERALS Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Tola Ogundimu joins the employment and immigration practice group as partner in the firm’s London office. She was previously head of the employment department at Halliwells in London. Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn (Detroit): Alan J. Salle joins the real estate department as partner in the firm’s home office. He was previously director and assistant general counsel of Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling (Pittsburgh): Joseph A. Dougherty joins the litigation department as partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office. He was previously name partner at Rubin, Fortunato, Harbison & Dougherty of Paoli, Pa. Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman (New York): Adam C. Rogoff joins the bankruptcy and restructuring practice. He was previously a partner in the financial restructuring department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft of New York. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw (Chicago): Paulette Vander Schueren joins the trans-Atlantic global trade practice as partner in the firm’s Brussels office. She was previously a partner at Coudert Brothers. McDermott, Will & Emery: Two attorneys join the firm’s Rome office as corporate partners-Filippo Mazza and Carsten Steinhauer. They were both previously partners at Studio Legale Delfino e Associati, which operates in Italy through its affiliate, New York’s Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Proskauer Rose (New York): David Pratt joins the personal planning department as partner in the firm’s Boca Raton, Fla., office. He was founder and head of Pratt & Bucher of Boca Raton. ELECTED Michael A. Cooper, pictured, has been elected president of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Cooper has served as president of the Legal Aid Society of New York City and as co-chairman of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He also served as president of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Cooper is currently of counsel to Sullivan & Cromwell of New York. Michael D. Zimmerman has been elected member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. A partner in the Salt Lake City office of Snell & Wilmer, he is a former chief justice of the Utah Supreme Court. Mover 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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