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UPDATES Carlton Fields has appointed Benjamine Reid chairman of the 225-lawyer firm based in Tampa, Fla. His practice focuses on product liability, commercial and environmental litigation. He obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia in 1974 and joined Carlton Fields through its merger with Minneapolis-based Popham Haik in 1997. Reid replaces Sylvia Walbolt, who stepped down after serving seven terms. The former head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s national compliance program has joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw as a partner in its Chicago office. Thomas Skinner will handle environmental initiatives and enforcement at the 1,400-lawyer firm and also will practice from its Washington and Los Angeles offices. Last month, Mayer Brown added another environmental partner, Cynthia Burch, from Los Angeles-based Munger, Tolles & Olson. Ernest Patrikis has left the general counsel and senior vice-president post at AIG Inc. to join Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where he will head its financial services regulatory practice. Before joining AIG in 1998, Patrikis worked for New York Federal Reserve Bank, where he became general counsel and first vice president. In January, six partners from Pillsbury Winthrop’s financial services regulatory group departed for Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw. FROM THE ISSUE OF APRIL 10 New partners Arnold & Porter (Washington): Brian McCormally joins the financial services practice group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He most recently served as director of the enforcement and compliance division of the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw (Chicago): Andrew Shore joins the government and global trade practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He previously served as legislative assistant to former House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Archer, R-Texas, and as legislative director for former Congressman Phil Crane, R-Ill., for whom he handled tax and trade issues. Most recently, Shore served as chief of staff for the House Republican Conference, chaired by Congresswoman Deborah Pryce, R-Ohio. Williams Mullen (Richmond, Va.): Michael Sklaire joins the litigation section as partner in the firm’s Tysons Corner, Va., office. He previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut where he was assigned to the Organized Crime Task Force. Laterals Duane Morris (Philadelphia): James Markey joins the intellectual property practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously at Winston & Strawn of Chicago. Haynes and Boone (Dallas): Arthur A. Cohen joins the energy and infrastructure practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom of New York. Katten Muchin Rosenman: Claudio R. Chavez joins the real estate practice as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He was previously a partner at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago): Two attorneys join the private equity practice as partners in the firm’s London office-Graham White and Raymond McKeeve. They were both previously partners in the private equity practice of Linklaters of London. McCarter & English (Newark, N.J.): Pamela J. Moore joins the employment law practice as partner in the firm’s Hartford, Conn., office. Formerly a partner at Littler Mendelson of San Francisco, she most recently worked as a solo practitioner. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo (Boston): Peter Chavkin joins the litigation section to head up the white-collar criminal and corporate investigative practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. Most recently a partner at Stillman & Friedman in New York, he has in the past served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): John P. Stigi III joins the business trial practice group as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He was most recently at the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati of Palo Alto, Calif. Weil, Gotshal & Manges (New York): Two attorneys join the firm’s Houston office as partners-Nicolas Barzoukas (patents) and Scott J. Atlas (litigation). Barzoukas was previously a partner at Howrey of Washington. Atlas was previously a partner at Vinson & Elkins of Houston and a former chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. New counsel Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York): Susan Cohen joins the corporate/mergers acquisitions department as special counsel to the firm’s New York office. She was formerly a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia): Phyllis W. Beck joins the litigation practice as of counsel to the firm’s Philadelphia office. She was previously a senior judge on the Pennsylvania Superior Court, an appeals court. Appointed to the court by Governor Richard Thornburgh in 1981, she became a senior judge in 1997. Firm promotions Burns & Levinson (Boston): Five attorneys have been elected to the partnership-Barbra I. Black (family law), Gil Breiman (finance), Paul T. Muniz and Nancy A. Newark (business litigation) and Merton E. Thompson (intellectual property). Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling (Pittsburgh): Four attorneys have been elected to the partnership-Ramona Cataldi (energy), Laura Jan Kuller (government), Jill M. Lashay (employment) and Stephanie W. Schreiber (corporate and health care). Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart: Three labor and employment attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in Columbia, S.C., James H. Fowles III; in Morristown, N.J., Cheryl M. Stanton; and in Dallas, Alicia Sienne Voltmer. 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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