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UPDATES Patton Boggs has launched a Greater New York City Area practice with the addition of about 30 attorneys from Latham & Watkins’ New Jersey office. Managing partner of new offices in New York and Newark, N.J., is litigator James Tyrrell Jr. He also will serve as national chairman of the toxic tort and product liability practice group. John McGahren will be managing partner of the New Jersey office. Other partners joining Patton Boggs are Joseph Hopkins, Scott Weber, Lisa Ann Ruggiero and Christopher DiMuro. Morrison & Foerster has added to its corporate practice Lisa Weiss, former general counsel of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, and Craigh Leonard, a former partner with Bingham McCutchen. Weiss, who joins as a partner, previously helped structure the transaction to create Sony BMG, and was involved in litigation and investigations for the company. Leonard, joining Morrison & Foerster as senior of counsel, has handled corporate finance deals, including international ventures. Both attorneys will work in the firm’s New York office. New partners Bryan Cave: Joseph Sanscrainte joins the commercial litigation practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously general counsel and director of regulatory affairs at Call Compliance Inc., a developer of compliance solutions for the teleservices sector. Kaye Scholer (New York): David J. Stoll joins the wills and estates department as partner and co-chairman in the firm’s New York office. He was previously senior counsel to the personal planning department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett of New York. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman: Ernest Patrikis joins the financial services regulatory practice as partner and head in the firm’s New York office. Most recently general counsel and senior vice president at AIG, Patrikis spent 30 years with the New York Federal Reserve Bank, becoming general counsel and, later, first vice president. He joined AIG in 1998 as special regulatory advisor to former Chairman Maurice Greenberg, and became general counsel in 1999. New counsel Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz: Sandhya Mehta joins the mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property groups as of counsel to the firm’s Washington office. She previously worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. as counsel in the areas of information technology and intellectual property. Chadbourne & Parke (New York): Paul Tumminia joins the Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States practice group as counsel to the firm’s St. Petersburg, Russia, office. He was previously director for Russia, the CIS and Turkey at the U.S. Export-Import Bank. New arrivals Faegre & Benson (Minneapolis): Five attorneys join the firm’s Frankfurt, Germany, office-as partners, Karl Walter, Manfred Baumbach and Nanette Clever; and as special counsel, Louis Wakatsuki and Anette Binder. They all arrive from the the Frankfurt office of the German law firm Heussen, formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers Veltins. Perkins Coie (Seattle): Two attorneys join the intellectual property practice as partners-in Seattle, Stephen C. Bishop, and in Menlo Park, Calif., R. Michael Ananian. Bishop was previously associate general counsel at Amazon.com. Ananian was previously a partner at Dorsey & Whitney. Laterals Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Chang Joo Kim joins the Korea practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He previously headed the Korea practice in the New York office of Dorsey & Whitney. Baker & McKenzie: Stephen J. Schrader joins the corporate and securities practice group as partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He was previously a partner at Morrison & Foerster’s Palo Alto, Calif., office. Dechert: Thomas J. Friedmann joins the corporate and securities practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. Previously, he was a partner at Shearman & Sterling of New York. Heller Ehrman: Shai N. Halbe joins the real estate group as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He was previously a partner in the real estate-transactional practice at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Machtinger & Kinsella of Los Angeles. Thacher Proffitt & Wood (New York): Richard Hans joins the litigation and dispute resolution practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Thelen Reid & Priest: Martha Groves Pugh joins the tax department as partner in the firm’s Washington office. She was previously a partner in the energy tax group at McDermott, Will & Emery. Ungaretti & Harris (Chicago): Michael F. Tomasek joins the employee benefits and executive compensation group as partner. He was previously at Schiff Hardin of Chicago. Wiggin & Dana (New Haven, Conn.): Anthony T. Yeh joins the real estate, environmental and land use department as partner in the firm’s Stamford, Conn., office. He was previously a partner at Hartman & Craven in New York. Firm changes Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott (Pittsburgh): Robert M. Delahunt joins the litigation division as partner in the firm’s Boston office. He previously served as a state prosecutor with the Office of the District Attorney for the Norfolk District of Massachusetts. In addition, six attorneys have been promoted to the partnership-F. Timothy Grieco, David A. Rockman, Robert L. Sanzo and Daniel J. Sinclair (litigation); Jennifer L. Rawson (tax, estates and trusts); and Eric J. Zagrocki (business). Firm promotions Hunton & Williams (Richmond, Va.): Thirteen attorneys have been elected to the partnership. In Richmond, Va., Coburn R. Beck and Sean P. Ducharme (private equity); Edward W. Elmore Jr., W. Lake Taylor Jr. and Mark C. Van Deusen (business); Laura E. Jones (tax and ERISA); Kimberly M. Magee (capital finance and real estate); and J.R. Smith (intellectual property and antitrust). In Washington, Deirdre G. Duncan (regulatory and environmental) and David T. McIndoe (business). In Dallas, Alan J. Marcuis (labor and employment). In Miami, Laurie Uustal Mathews (intellectual property and antitrust). In McLean, Va., Sona Rewari (intellectual property and antitrust). Elected Philip L. Bruner, senior partner at Faegre & Benson of Minneapolis, has been elected president of The American College of Construction Lawyers. He has practiced law in the Twin Cities for 38 years. 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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