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New partners Bingham McCutchen: Christine Bruenn joins the broker-dealer group as partner in the firm’s Portland, Maine, office. She previously served as commissioner of the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. Before that, she served as securities administrator in Maine, responsible for policy, oversight and management of the Maine Office of Securities. Foley & Lardner: David Y. Bannard joins the business law department and public finance services practice group as partner in the firm’s Boston office. He previously served as the deputy chief legal counsel of the Massachusetts Port Authority in Boston. Holland & Knight: Albert F. Tellechea joins the litigation section as partner in the firm’s Orlando, Fla., office. A partner in private practice for the past 25 years, he has served as special federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice; special attorney for the U.S. Department of the Treasury; assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Customs Service; and assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. Steptoe & Johnson LLP (Washington): Roger Nober joins the transportation practice group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He is outgoing chairman of the federal Surface Transportation Board. Nober has also served as chief counsel to the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and as counselor to the deputy secretary of transportation. New counsel Stutman Treister & Glatt (Los Angeles): Ralph R. Mabey comes on board as senior counsel. A former U.S. bankruptcy judge, he founded, and for 20 years headed, the international bankruptcy practice of New York’s LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. He was also formerly a name partner in Mabey Murray of Salt Lake City. New arrivals Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando, Fla.): Four attorneys come on board as of counsel-in Miami, Jose Villalobos and Alex Villalobos (policy); in West Palm Beach, Fla., Stephan A. Pendorf (intellectual property); and in Washington, Jim Schumann (governmental affairs). Jose Villalobos has served as city attorney and as chief legal counsel for the city of West Miami. Alex Villalobos is currently a member of the Florida Senate. Previously a member of the Florida House of Representatives, he served as chairman of its Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee. Pendorf was a founding partner of Pendorf & Cutliff in Tampa, Fla. Schumann was previously director of Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Legislative Affairs. Schumann also served as senior counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Government Reform. Laterals Baker & McKenzie: Sim Seo joins the tax practice group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. She arrives from South Korean law firm Kim & Chang. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Robert Firriolo joins the trial practice group as partner in the firm’s home office. He was previously a partner at New York’s Mendes & Mount. Shutts & Bowen (Miami): Two attorneys arrive as partners in the firm’s newly-opened Tampa, Fla., office-W. Thompson Thorn III and Angelina M. Stayton. They were both previously partners at the Tampa office of Toledo, Ohio-based Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick. Firm promotions Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart: Three attorneys have been elected to the partnership in the firm’s Greenville, S.C., office-Brian D. Black (employee benefits), John C. Glancy (labor and employment) and Matthew K. Johnson (employment litigation). Appointed Jorge R. Gutierrez, a partner and co-chairman of the global practice group at Orlando, Fla.-based Akerman Senterfitt, has been appointed as vice chairperson of the Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. Please send material to him at The National Law Journal, 105 Madison Ave., N.Y. 10016, or [email protected].

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