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UPDATE David F. Geneson has joined the white collar and civil fraud defense practice of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was most recently a partner at Hunton & Williams. Geneson’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and civil enforcement litigation, and his experience includes SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, litigation of monetary transactions, independent counsel and congressional inquiries and proceedings before international tribunals. Robert A. Graci, a former Pennsylvania Superior Court judge and a member of the litigation division of Pittsburgh’s Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, has been named to lead and expand the firm’s appellate practice group, which contains attorneys who have argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as other appellate level courts. Prior to his tenure on the state Superior Court from 2002 until 2004, Graci was the assistant executive deputy attorney general for law and appeals of the criminal law division of the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. New partners Dickinson Wright (Detroit): Vincent I. Polley joins the technology and security law practice group as partner in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills, Mich., office. He was previously deputy general counsel of Schlumberger Ltd., a supplier of technology and information services to the oil and gas industry. Polley is also the immediate past chair of the American Bar Association Cyberspace Law Committee. Holland & Knight: Kathleen M. Nilles joins the Indian Law practice as partner. A former tax counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, she is the author of Tax Exempt Status of Health Care Organizations(BNA Health Law and Business Portfolio, 1996) and Giving with Honor: A Legal Reference on the Charitable Activities of American Indian Tribes(Council on Foundations, 1998). New arrivals Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough (Columbia, S.C.): Two attorneys join the financial services group in the firm’s Washington office-as partner, Lawrence D. Kaplan, and as of counsel, Janis F. Kerns. Kaplan previously served as a senior attorney in the chief counsel’s office at the Office of Thrift Supervision, successor agency to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Kerns previously served as senior counsel in the division of investment management of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Laterals Bell, Boyd & Lloyd (Chicago): Craig C. Bradley joins the corporate practice as partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He was previously a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman. Bingham McCutchen: William F. Abrams, joins the intellectual property practice as partner in the firm’s East Palo Alto, Calif., office. He was previously head of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s intellectual property litigation team. Carter Ledyard & Milburn (New York): Guy P. Lander joins the securities practice as partner. He was previously a senior partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in New York. He is the author of U.S. Securities Law for International Financial Transactions and Capital Markets(West, 1999). He is also the author of What Is Sarbanes-Oxley?(McGraw Hill, 2003) and U.S. Securities Regulation: All You Need to Know About Going Public, Listing, Reporting and Private Placements(Institutional Investor, Euromoney Books, 2003). Drinker Biddle & Reath (Philadelphia): David Shechtman joins the business tax group as partner. He was previously a partner at Philadelphia’s Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Ron Oliner joins the business reorganization and financial restructuring practice group as partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He was previously chairman of the insolvency group in the San Francisco office of Los Angeles’ Buchalter Nemer. Greenberg Traurig: Paul Schumacher joins the securities litigation practice as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He was previously a partner at Bingham McCutchen. Howrey (Washington): Three attorneys join the insurance recovery practice as partners in the firm’s Chicago office-Jill Berkeley, David H. Anderson and Seth D. Lamden. They were all previously partners at Schiff Hardin of Chicago. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney (Pittsburgh): Carol Brayshaw Longwell joins the health care practice as partner in the firm’s Harrisburg, Pa., office. She was previously a partner at Philadelphia-based Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel. Lowenstein Sandler (Roseland, N.J.): John J.D. McFerrin-Clancy joins the litigation group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at New York’s Schlam Stone & Dolan. O’Melveny & Myers: Two attorneys join the corporate finance practice as partners in the firm’s New York office-Gregory Ezring and Monica Thurmond. They were both previously partners at Latham & Watkins. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman: Brant K. Maller joins the real estate capital markets practice as partner the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Bryan Cave. Pitney Hardin (Florham Park, N.J.): David B. Newman joins the litigation group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner in the New York office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Shutts & Bowen (Miami): Brendan A. Barry joins the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office as partner in the law firm’s real estate department. He was previously a name partner at Angelo, Barry & Banta of Fort Lauderdale. Steptoe & Johnson LLP (Washington): Four attorneys join the firm’s newly opened Century City, Calif., office as partners-Mark A. Neubauer, Rebecca Edelson, Katessa Charles Davis and Meredith M. Moss. They were all previously partners at Santa Monica, Calif.’s Alschuler Grossman Stein and Kahan. Ungaretti & Harris (Chicago): Two attorneys come on board as partners-Jeffrey H. Bergman (litigation) and Regina Worley Calabro (labor and employment). Bergman was previously a partner at Chicago’s Sachnoff & Weaver. Calabro was previously a partner at Michael Best & Friedrich. Appointed Claire E. Reade, partner in the Washington office of Arnold & Porter, has been appointed by U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab to serve as chief counsel for China trade enforcement at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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