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UPDATE Proskauer Rose has added three attorneys from Jackson Lewis to its labor and employment law practice in New York. Gregory Rasin, former head of Jackson Lewis� national employment law and litigation practice, joins the firm as a partner. Elise Bloom, also a new partner with Proskauer Rose, led the Jackson Lewis� employment class action practice. Steven Hurd, previously a partner with Jackson Lewis� employment class action practice, comes aboard as senior counsel. New partners Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik (Westfield, N.J.): Alfred J. Lechner Jr. joins the litigation practice as partner. Most recently vice president and chief counsel-litigation at Tyco International Ltd., Lechner served for more than 15 years as a U.S. district judge for the District of New Jersey. Prior to his federal appointment, he served for two years as a judge on a New Jersey superior court. Loeb & Loeb: Barry T. Mehlman joins the corporate department as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously of counsel to Pitney Hardin of Florham Park, N.J. New arrivals Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman: Two attorneys come on board-in San Francisco, as partner, Jay B. Gould (corporate and securities); and in Washington, as senior counsel, Joseph H. Lanier (public policy). Gould was previously a partner at White & Case. Lanier is former legal counsel to the office of U.S. Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell and former legislative director and legislative counsel for former U.S. Senator Jesse Helms. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan (New York): Two attorneys join the firm’s New York office as partners-Scott Welkis (finance) and Sarah Davidoff (investment management). Welkis was previously a partner at Jones Day’s New York office. Davidoff was previously counsel to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom of New York. New counsel Crowell & Moring (Washington): Steven H. Talkovsky joins the government contracts group as counsel to the firm’s Washington office. He was previously at AT&T Inc., most recently as senior counsel in the company’s federal government business unit. Foley & Lardner: Michael B. Kirwan joins the business law department and the transactional and securities practice group as of counsel to the firm’s Jacksonville, Fla., office. Most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer at Encore Development of North America Inc., he was formerly a partner in the Jacksonville office of New York’s LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. Laterals Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando, Fla.): Jos� A. Fuentes joins the government affairs group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. Most recently a partner in the federal government relations practice group of Reed Smith, he is also a former attorney general of Puerto Rico. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Robert Byer joins the trial practice group as partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Philadelphia offices. Most recently a partner at the Pittsburgh office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, where he founded and led the firm’s national appellate practice group, Byer was formerly a judge on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. Proskauer Rose (New York): John P. Barry joins the labor and employment law department as partner in the firm’s Newark, N.J., office. He was previously a partner in the labor and employment practice of New York’s Epstein Becker & Green. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): Ethan D. Feffer joins the corporate practice group as partner in the firm’s Costa Mesa, Calif., office. He was most recently a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Firm promotions Lovells (London): Eighteen attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in London, Stephen Bennett and Louise Zafer (intellectual property), Mark Donald (finance), Victor Fornasier (insurance), Nicholas Holman (investment funds), Gill McGreevy (real estate) and Roger Tym (retail financial services); in Rome, Marco Berliri (commercial and information technology); in Frankfurt, Germany, Katlen Bl�cker (banking), Philipp Grzimek (private equity) and Patrick Kaffin� (corporate mergers and acquisitions); in D�sseldorf, Germany, Roland Gastell (labor and employment); in Chicago, Brad Ockene (complex commercial litigation); in Munich, Germany, Karl Poernbacher (alternative dispute resolution) and Heiko Tschaune (business restructuring); in New York, Rajiv Raval (insurance) and Scott Reynolds (international commercial litigation); and in Paris, David Taylor (intellectual property). Honored Martin D. Ginsburg, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and of counsel to the Washington office of New York’s Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, has been awarded the American Bar Association Section of Taxation 2006 Distinguished Service Award. 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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