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New Partners Drinker Biddle & Reath (Philadelphia): Debra M. Patalkis joins the securities and corporate governance litigation practice group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. She arrives from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s division of enforcement, where she served as assistant chief litigation counsel. Gardere Wynne Sewell (Dallas): E. Daniel Leightman joins the tax practice as partner in the firm’s Houston office. He was previously vice president of tax at Houston-based Cooper Industries Ltd. New Counsel Bell, Boyd & Lloyd (Chicago): Richard A. Siebel joins the litigation department as of counsel to the firm’s Chicago office. For the past seven years he served as a judge on the Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr: Patrick J. Cammarata returns to the corporate department as counsel to the firm’s Boston office. Most recently, he was associate general counsel at DoubleClick Inc. New Arrivals Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando, Fla.): Six attorneys join the newly launched global practice group. As partners, Jorge Gutierrez and Bert Diaz (transactions), Luis O’Naghten and Sean Santini (complex litigation) and Richard C. Bulman Jr. (corporate and technology). As of counsel, Susana Betancourt (complex litigation). Gutierrez, Diaz, O’Naghten, Santini and Betancourt arrive from Greenberg Traurig. Bulman was corporate counsel to global corporations including IVAX Corp., a generic pharmaceuticals maker. Laterals Arent Fox (Washington): Two attorneys join the bankruptcy and financial restructuring group as partners in the firm’s New York office-Mitchell D. Cohen and Robert M. Hirsh. Most recently, they co-headed the business reorganization and financial restructuring group at the New York office of Philadelphia’s Duane Morris. Debevoise & Plimpton (New York): Pierre-Pascal Bruneau joins the tax practice as partner in the firm’s Paris office. He was previously a partner in the Paris office of London’s Slaughter and May. Greenberg Traurig: Neil Novikoff joins the corporate and securities department as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher of New York. Proskauer Rose (New York): Antonio N. Piccirillo joins the Latin American corporate practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Chicago’s Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. Firm Promotions Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Seven attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in Irvine, Calif., Elizabeth A. Brem (securities) and Michele L. Maryott (litigation); in Washington, Thomas H. Dupree Jr. (appellate, constitutional and media); in Paris, Beno�t Fleury (corporate and securities); in New York, Jennifer H. Rearden (litigation and securities); in San Francisco, Erin L. Rothfuss (real estate); and in Los Angeles, Peter W. Wardle (corporate and securities). LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (New York): Nine attorneys have been named as partners and five as counsel. In New York, as partners, Gary D. Boss, Chiu-Ti Jansen and Vladimir Nicenko (corporate); Michael W.E. Didriksen (energy); and H. Michael Byrne and Allison J. Tam (insurance). In New York, as counsel, K. Oliver Rust (corporate). In Moscow, as partner, Igor L. Krivoshekov (corporate); and as counsel, Leila N. Litvinova (litigation). In London, as partner, Ben Donovan (corporate). In Jacksonville, Fla., as partner, Domnick Bozzetti (executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA). In Almaty, Kazakhstan, as counsel, Niyazbek B. Aldashev and Aset A. Shyngyssov (corporate). In Johannesburg, South Africa, as counsel, Gregory A. Nott (corporate). Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps (San Diego): Five attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in Los Angeles, Suzanne Badawi (insurance); and in San Diego, Joseph Foss (insurance), Andrea Kimball (business), Eli Mansour (intellectual property) and Jaikaran Singh (complex litigation). Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (New York): Eleven attorneys have been promoted to the partnership-in New York, William B. Bice (global project finance), John H. Cobb (global securities), John D. Franchini (global corporate), Sean M. Murphy (litigation) and Stephen D. Nordahl (strategic sourcing and technology); in Washington, Debra Alligood White (strategic sourcing and technology); in Los Angeles, Brett D. Goldblatt (global corporate); in London, James Warbey (global finance); in Munich, Germany, Ulrike Dormann (global corporate); in Hong Kong, Edward T. Sun (global securities); and in Tokyo, Darrel J. Holstein (global corporate). Elected Arlene Steinfield, a partner at Hughes & Luce of Dallas, has been elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Suzie S. Thorn, president of Schapiro-Thorn in San Francisco, has been elected president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation. Appointed Carol Elder Bruce, partner at Venable of Washington, has been named chairwoman of the international committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Lawrie Demorest, partner at Atlanta-based Alston & Bird, has been named co-chairwoman of the board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign, the prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. Anthony M. Radice has been named chairman of the board of trustees of the Federal Bar Council. Radice is a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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