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UPDATES Prominent bankruptcy lawyer James H. M. Sprayregen has announced plans to leave Chicago’s Kirkland & Ellis to join investment bank Goldman Sachs. Mr. Sprayregen, who recently represented United Airlines in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will not practice law at the bank, but will take on the financial advisory role in corporate restructurings. Douglas P. Lobel joins the business litigation practice of Cooley Godward as partner and will be a resident in the Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm’s Reston, Va. office. He was previously a senior partner in Arnold & Porter’s litigation group. A former federal and state prosecutor, Lobel focuses on complex contract and commercial litigation matters. He previously served as a trial attorney in the fraud section of the U.S. Department of Justice and an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y. Deborah J. Ludewig joins Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman as partner in their Palo Alto, Calif., office. Ludewig specializes in corporate law in the technology sector, advising clients in several areas, including financing, public offerings, mergers and corporate governance. She was previously the Vice President and General Counsel for Worlds Inc., where she supervised business negotiations, litigation and employment matters and established the legal department for the Internet startup. Brian D. Weimer joins Latham & Watkins’ communications practice group from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He joins the firm as of counsel in the firm’s Washington office. Weimer specializes in the satellite and broadcasting industries, and his clients have included Comsat, Lockheed Martin, Orbital Sciences and the NBC, CBS and FOX television networks. He has also counseled clients on communications investments and in Federal Communications Commission enforcement proceedings. The former senior counselor to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has rejoined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as partner. Alan Beller, who also served as the director of the division of corporation finance for the SEC, will focus on securities, corporate governance and other corporate law matters from the firm’s New York office. Before joining the SEC in 2002, Beller worked at Cleary Gottlieb on a variety of international and domestic securities matters. He joined the firm in 1976. New partners Caplin & Drysdale (Washington): Robert H. Green joins the international practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He previously served as director, international of the Internal Revenue Service. He has also served as vice president of tax policy at the National Foreign Trade Council. Debevoise & Plimpton (New York): Paul R. Berger joins the litigation practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously associate director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Palo Alto, Calif.): Renata Hesse joins the antitrust and trade regulation practice as partner. She previously served as chief of the networks and technology enforcement section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. She will be based in the firm’s Reston, Va., office until the firm opens its Washington office later this year. New counsel Phillips & Cohen (Washington): Claire M. Sylvia joins the qui tam litigation practice as of counsel to the firm’s San Francisco office. Author of The False Claims Act: Fraud Against the Government(West 2004), she most recently served as a deputy city attorney for San Francisco. New arrivals Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks (Boston): Two attorneys come on board-as partner, Patricia Granahan, and as counsel, Joseph Teja Jr. Granahan was previously a partner at Boston’s Ropes & Gray. Teja was a senior associate at Boston’s Foley Hoag. Firm promotions McGlinchey Stafford (New Orleans): Eight attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in New Orleans, F. Sherman Boughton (general and commercial litigation), Lisa D. Munyon (commercial litigation) and Nathalie G. Simon (health care); in Baton Rouge, La., Melissa M. Mulkey (employment), Jay O’Brien (commercial and appellate litigation) and Christine S. Goldberg (employment and commercial litigation); in Dallas, Gregg D. Stevens (financial services); and in Cleveland, James S. Wertheim (commercial and business litigation). Laterals Allen & Overy (London): Elizabeth Leckie joins the banking practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. She was previously a partner at O’Melveny & Myers. Baker Hostetler: Donald A. Workman comes on board as partner and head of the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner at Foley & Lardner, where he headed the business reorganizations practice group in the mid-Atlantic region. Baker & McKenzie: John Raudabaugh joins the labor, employment and employee benefits practice group as partner in the firm’s Chicago office. A former member of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, he was most recently a partner at Butzel Long of Detroit. Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff (Cleveland): Two attorneys come on board-as partner, William I. Kohn (bankruptcy/ business reorganization), and as of counsel, Charlene Lee (corporate and securities and China). Kohn was previously co-chairman of the creditor’s rights and bankruptcy practice group at Schiff Hardin in Chicago. Lee was previously senior counsel in corporate, international for Briggs & Stratton Corp., a manufacturer of gasoline engine and power products. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary: Jay Tannon joins the corporate and securities practice group as partner in the firm’s Washington office, where he will co-chair the firm’s U.S. private equity practice. He previously co-chaired the private equity and China practices at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Linzy O. Scott III joins the corporate practice group as partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. He was previously a partner at Powell Goldstein of Atlanta. Morrison & Foerster: Three attorneys come on board-in Los Angeles, Jane H. Barrett and Angela E. Dotson (litigation), and in San Francisco, Robert A.N. Cudd (tax). Barrett and Dotson were both previously partners in the Los Angeles office of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Cudd was previously a partner in the New York office of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. White & Case: Gary Kashar joins the securities practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Latham & Watkins. Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon (Chicago): Thomas J. Smedinghoff joins the privacy and data security practice as partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He was previously a partner at Baker & McKenzie. 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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