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New partners Arent Fox (Washington): Linda A. Baumann joins the health care group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. She has served in the past in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ office of the general counsel, and is editor-in-chief of Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Practical Perspectives, a treatise published by the American Bar Association. King & Spalding (Atlanta): Catherine O’Neil joins the business litigation practice as partner. A former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, she most recently served as an associate deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice. In that capacity she worked for Deputy Attorney General James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson, serving as the department’s liaison to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI. She also served as director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force program and played a key role in developing and implementing DOJ’s domestic drug enforcement strategy. Laterals Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Two attorneys come on board as partners-in San Francisco, James McTarnaghan (energy and resources and information technologies and telecom); and in Philadelphia, Jay Coogan Jr. (corporate practice). McTarnaghan was previously a partner at Steefel, Levitt & Weiss of San Francisco. Coogan was previously a partner in the corporate/securities practice group and head of the emerging business group at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen of Philadelphia. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Gene Lewis joins the corporate practice as partner in the firm’s Houston office. He was previously at Locke Liddell & Sapp. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Jim Walden joins the business crimes and investigations practice group and antitrust and trade regulation practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. Most recently a partner in the New York office of O’Melveny & Myers, Walden served as a federal prosecutor for nine years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (New York): David Blondel comes on board as counsel to the firm’s Paris office. He was previously at the legal department of Natexis Banques Populaires where he acted as legal director of the real estate department. Loeb & Loeb: Two attorneys join the trusts and estates practice as partners in the firm’s Los Angeles office-Stuart Tobisman and Leah Bishop. They were both previously partners at O’Melveny & Myers. McGuireWoods (Richmond, Va.): Michael R. Lieber joins the commercial litigation department as partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He was previously a partner with Sachnoff & Weaver in Chicago. Proskauer Rose (New York): Four attorneys join the life sciences and intellectual property practices as partners in the firm’s Washington office-Colin G. Sandercock, John P. Isacson, Paul M. Booth and David W. Laub. They were all previously partners in the Washington office of Heller Ehrman, where Sandercock was co-chairman of the patents and trademark practice group. Shutts & Bowen (Miami): Peter H. Levitt joins the creditors’ rights group as partner in the firm’s Miami office. He was previously a partner at Adorno & Yoss of Miami. New counsel Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (New York): John Fitzgerald Duffy joins the patent litigation practice as of counsel to the firm’s Washington office. A former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Duffy is currently professor of law at George Washington University Law School and co-author of case book Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials (LexisNexis 3d ed. 2002). Firm changes Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia): Joseph C. Crawford joins the commercial litigation practice group as partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office. He was previously a partner at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia. In addition, seven attorneys have been elected as partners and five attorneys as of counsel. As partners, in Washington, Christine Waldmann Carmody (financial services); in Philadelphia, Raymond L. DeLuca (construction), Aline Fairweather (health effects) and Jack R. Garfinkle (corporate and securities); in Pittsburgh, Sharon F. DiPaolo (real estate) and Kristin I. Wells (corporate and securities); and in Berwyn, Pa., John P. Duke (corporate and securities). As of counsel, in Berwyn, Christopher J. Camp (trusts and estates) and Matthew J. Maguire (labor and employment); in Philadelphia, Matthew J. Hamilton (health effects); in Pittsburgh, John C. Hansberry (commercial litigation) and James P. Thomas (labor and employment). 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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