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New partners McGuireWoods (Richmond, Va.): Bernard L. McNamee joins the energy and utilities practice as partner in the firm’s home office. He was previously chief deputy attorney general of Virginia. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): Rick Chessen joins the entertainment, media and communications practice group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was most recently chairman of the digital television task force and associate bureau chief of the media bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. Thompson Coburn (St. Louis): Jan Paul Miller joins the business litigation and corporate compliance practice groups as partner in the firm’s St. Louis office. He is the former U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois. New counsel Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York): Douglas J. Landy joins the securities and financial institutions regulation department as special counsel to the firm’s New York office. He was formerly a partner in the finance group in the New York office of Chicago-based Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone (Detroit): Bob Baksi joins the Canadian law group as senior counsel to the firm’s Windsor, Ontario, Canada office. Most recently, he was vice president of Commonwealth Oil Corp. in Harrow, Ontario. New arrivals Crowell & Moring (Washington): Three attorneys join the white-collar defense group-as partner, Philip T. Inglima; and as counsel, Ashley Bailey and Adrian D. Mebane. Inglima was previously a partner at Baach Robinson & Lewis of Washington. Bailey was also previously at Baach Robinson & Lewis. Mebane was previously a trial attorney for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, fraud section. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Two attorneys come on board as partners-in San Francisco, Marc Morgenstern (corporate and securities); and in Chicago, D. Louis Glaser (national health care). Morgenstern was previously managing partner at Kahn Kleinman of Cleveland. Glaser was previously a partner at Gardner Carton & Douglas of Chicago. Laterals Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels (Boston): Anthony H. Handal joins the intellectual property department as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham. Firm promotions Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Thirteen attorneys have been promoted to the partnership-in Houston, James M. Chambers (corporate); in London, Artem Faekov (global projects) and Simon Thomas (investment funds/private equity); in Los Angeles, Joanna H. Kim (litigation); in New York, Stephen M. Jordan (tax), Sean E. O’Donnell (litigation) and James Savin (financial restructuring); in Philadelphia, Katherine Menapace (litigation); and in Washington, John R. Jacob (health), Phillip R. Marchesiello (communications), Jeffrey D. McMillen (public law and policy), J. David Park (international trade) and Michael G. Rossetti (public law and policy). Latham & Watkins: Thirty attorneys have been elected to the partnership. In Chicago, Cathy A. Birkeland (corporate). In Frankfurt, Germany, Roland Maass (corporate). In London, Nicholas A. Cline, Martin Cotterill and Alexander J. Hamilton (corporate); and Dominic J. Newcomb and Ross Pooley (finance). In Los Angeles, Adel F. Bebawy, Robert M. O’Shea and Gregory P. Rodgers (corporate; and Ana Genender O’Brien (tax). In Moscow, Varun Gupta (corporate). In New York, Hanno F. Kaiser (international antitrust), Dennis D. Lamont and Jennifer S. Perkins (corporate) and Daniel C. Seale (finance). In Reston, Va., J. Christian Word (securities). In Costa Mesa, Calif., Kevin B. Espinola (corporate). In Paris, Fran�ois Mary (corporate) and Rachel W. Thorn (international arbitration). In San Diego, Cheston J. Larson (corporate) and Christine G. Rolph (environmental). In San Francisco, Bradley A. Bugdanowitz and Andrew S. Williamson (corporate). In Menlo Park, Calif., Matthew Rawlinson (intellectual property) and Mark V. Roeder (corporate). In Washington, J. Scott Ballenger (appellate), Abid R. Qureshi (qui tam), Paul F. Sheridan Jr. (corporate) and Jennifer S. Van Driesen (finance). New offices Akerman Senterfitt of Orlando, Fla., is opening a New York office with six partners-Marvin Pickholz (white collar and corporate advisory), Jason Pickholz (securities and white collar), Thatcher Stone (corporate and securities), Lansing Palmer (complex litigation), Kenneth G. Alberstadt (corporate mergers and acquisitions) and Martin Domb (commercial litigation). Marvin Pickholz previously served as assistant director of the SEC’s division of enforcement in Washington, and chief of the enforcement division in New York. Jason Pickholz was previously at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison of New York. Stone was previously a partner at Alston & Bird of Atlanta. Palmer was previously president of Lansing R. Palmer P.C. for 21 years. Alberstadt was previously a partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch of New York. New law firm Patricia Phillips and Gregory Jessner have formed a new law firm, Phillips Jessner, in Los Angeles, focusing on family law and white-collar criminal defense. Phillips, the first woman to be elected president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, has been of counsel to Morrison & Foerster for 10 years. Jessner, Phillips’ son-in-law, served for 17 years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of the Los Angeles U.S. attorney’s office. Elected Philip M. Horowitz, a senior real estate partner at Venable of Washington, has been elected president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. 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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