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New partners Arent Fox (Washington): Baruch Weiss joins the litigation and white-collar defense groups as partner in the firm’s Washington and New York offices. A former assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of the Southern District of New York, Baruch also served in the U.S. Treasury Department as assistant general counsel for enforcement and in the Department of Homeland Security as acting deputy general counsel and as associate general counsel. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson (Miami): Two attorneys join the firm’s Miami office as partners-Jane A. Houk (tax) and Jeffrey M. Oshinsky (corporate). They were both previously counsel to the Miami office of White & Case. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Palo Alto, Calif.): Susan Creighton rejoins the antitrust practice as partner in the firm’s Palo Alto office. She rejoins the firm from the Federal Trade Commission, where she served as director of the bureau of competition. New counsel Foley Hoag (Boston): David T. Mohler joins the life sciences and government strategies practices as of counsel to the firm’s Washington office. He was most recently senior vice president of federal affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Proskauer Rose (New York): Mark D. Harris joins the litigation department as senior counsel to the firm’s New York office. A former assistant U.S. attorney in New York’s southern district, Harmon has clerked for U.S. Supreme Court justices John Paul Stevens and Lewis F. Powell Jr. New arrivals Greenberg Traurig: Two attorneys join the firm’s Philadelphia office-as partner, Diane E. Vuocolo (business reorganization and bankruptcy); and as of counsel, Eric C. Rose (corporate and securities). Vuocolo was previously a partner at Duane Morris of Philadelphia. Rose was of counsel to Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling of Pittsburgh. Jorden Burt (Washington): Five attorneys arrive from Foley & Lardner-as partners, Richard T. Choi (investment products) and Gary O. Cohen and Thomas C. Lauerman (mutual funds); and as of counsel, Marvin Lunde III and Peter E. Panarites (investment adviser). Reed Smith: Three attorneys join the labor and employment group in the firm’s Los Angeles office-as partners, Alisa M. Chevalier and Michele J. Beilke; and as counsel, Beth Pelliconi. They were all previously at Los Angeles’ Musick Peeler & Garrett. Firm changes Lathrop & Gage (Kansas City, Mo.): Brian Johnston joins the ERISA practice as partner in the firm’s Kansas City office. He was previously a partner at Husch & Eppenberger of St. Louis. In addition, three attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in Overland Park, Kan., David Frye (business and tort litigation); in St. Louis, Steven Wald (business litigation); and in Kansas City, Michael Williams (labor and employment). Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone (Detroit): Three attorneys have been elected as partners-James A. Simpson and Katheryne L. Zelenock (capital markets lending) and Mark E. Wilson (corporate and securities). They are all based in the firm’s Troy, Mich., office. In addition, two attorneys come on board-in Troy, as senior counsel, Gerald J. Gleeson (litigation); and in Lansing, Mich., James R. Lancaster (environmental and regulatory). Gleeson was previously an assistant prosecuting attorney at the Oakland County, Mich., prosecutor’s office. Lancaster returns after serving two years as the senior vice president and general counsel for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Laterals Alston & Bird (Atlanta): Two attorneys join the bankruptcy practice as partners in the firm’s New York office-Martin G. Bunin and Craig E. Freeman. They were both previously partners in the bankruptcy and reorganization practice group at Thelen Reid & Priest. 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. Berger Singerman: Gabriel E. Nieto joins the administrative and regulatory law practice as partner in the Florida-based firm’s Miami office. He previously headed the environmental and land use practice at Miami’s Steel Hector & Davis. Pitney Hardin (Florham Park, N.J.): Cecelia Kehoe Dempsey joins the intellectual property department as counsel to the firm’s New York office. She was previously senior counsel in the trademark group at Altria Corporate Services Inc. Winston & Strawn (Chicago): Four attorneys come on board as partners-in New York, Gregory G. Pavin (tax) and Robert A. Boresta (financial services); and in Washington, Alexander Zakupowsky Jr. and James L. Atkinson (tax). Pavin was previously a partner at Thelen Reid & Priest. Zakupowsky and Atkinson were previously partners at Miller & Chevalier of Washington. Boresta was previously a counsel at Goodwin Procter of Boston. Elected Barry Boss, partner in the Washington office of Philadelphia’s Cozen O’Connor, has been named a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Criminal Justice’s corrections and sentencing committee and a former co-chairman of the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Practitioners’ Advisory Group, Boss is co-author of Federal Criminal Practice. 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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