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UPDATES Parham H. Williams, dean of Chapman University School of Law, announced his upcoming retirement from the position. He will continue as dean for the upcoming academic year while a search for a new dean is conducted. Williams, also a professor who holds the Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law at Chapman, was named dean and vice-president of the law school in 1997. He was previously the vice-president and dean of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. from 1985-1996 and the dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law from 1971 to 1985. Former chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Hal Stratton has joined Dykema Gossett as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002 to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Stratton resigned last month, reportedly on his own accord, citing a desire to pursue other interests. Stratton, former Attorney General of New Mexico, will focus on product safety issues, regulatory matters and international trade and regulation, with particular emphasis in multi-district litigation, American Indian law, gaming, energy and environmental law. Stratton, 55, has a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Based in Detroit, Dykema Gossett has about 335 attorneys, with about 15 attorneys practicing in Washington. Stan Renas has joined Linklaters’ U.S. structured finance & derivatives practice as a partner in the firm’s New York office, raising the firm’s number of New York partners to 22. He previously spent seven years at Milbank, Tweed Hadley & McCloy before moving to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft last year. Renas’ experience includes off-balance sheet and tax-oriented financings, insurance product transactions, vehicle securitization transactions and project financings. Laterals Chapman and Cutler (Chicago): Three attorneys come on board as partners-in San Francisco, Patrick Lawler and Christopher Oliver; and in Chicago, Marie C. Oldham. Lawler was previously chairman of the debt financing group in the San Francisco office of Chicago’s Kirkland & Ellis. Oliver was previously a partner in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster. Oldham was previously finance and corporate lending partner at Chicago’s Winston & Strawn. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Robert E. Grossman joins the corporate practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously chairman of the bankruptcy and financial restructuring group at Arent Fox of Washington. Greenberg Traurig: Two attorneys come on board-in East Palo Alto, Calif., E. Patrick Ellisen (partner, intellectual property), and in Phoenix, Andr� H. Merrett (of counsel, litigation). Ellisen was most recently a partner in Foley & Lardner’s Palo Alto, Calif., office. Howrey (Washington): Martina Maier joins the antitrust practice as partner in the firm’s Brussels office. She was previously co-head of the E.U. and competition practice group at Haarmann Hemmelrath. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (New York): Philip R. Weingold joins the tax department as partner. He was previously a partner in the New York office of McDermott, Will & Emery. Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps (San Diego): Louis A. Mezzullo joins the family wealth and exempt organizations practice group as partner in the firm’s Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., office. He was previously a partner at McGuireWoods of Richmond, Va. He is author of An Estate Planner’s Guide to Family Business Entities, published by the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (2d edition, 2003). Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver (Baltimore): Two attorneys come on board as partners-T�rese M. Connerton (employee benefits) and Stuart M. Schabes (tax). Connerton was previously a partner at Schmeltzer, Aptaker & Shepard in Washington. Before that, she served as a litigation attorney for the special litigation division at the Department of Labor. Schabes was formerly a partner at Galland, Kharasch, Greenberg, Fellman & Swirsky. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Two attorneys join the structured finance group as partners in the firm’s New York office-James J. Croke and Peter C. Manbeck. They were previously partners at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft of New York. Quarles & Brady (Milwaukee): Two attorneys join the firm’s Chicago office as partners-Rob Lang (commercial litigation) and Michael O’Shaughnessy (corporate law). Lang was previously a partner at Chicago’s Fagel & Haber. O’Shaughnessy was a partner at Chicago’s Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein. Reed Smith: Three attorneys come on board as partners-in San Francisco, Harvey Leiderman (Northern California business trial group) and Mark Fogelman (regulatory litigation group); and in Pittsburgh, Daniel L. Wessels (corporate and securities). Leiderman and Fogelman were both previously partners at San Francisco’s Steefel Levitt & Weiss. Wessels was previously a partner at Pittsburgh’s Cohen & Grigsby. Seyfarth Shaw (Chicago): David C. Christian II has joined the bankruptcy group as partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He was previously a partner in the Chicago office of McDermott, Will & Emery. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Kenneth L. Hatton joins the global hospitality/leisure group as partner in the firm’s Brussels office. He was previously coordinator of the European hospitality practice at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease (Columbus, Ohio): Corinne Marie Pouliquen joins the technology and intellectual property group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. She was previously a partner in the Washington office of New York’s Epstein Becker & Green. Winston & Strawn (Chicago): Christopher P. Giordano joins the the corporate department as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Wiggin & Dana of New Haven, Conn. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice: Richard D. Jordan joins the intellectual property practice as partner in the firm’s Tysons Corner, Va., office. He was previously a partner in the Washington office of Kansas City, Mo.’s Shook, Hardy & Bacon. New partners Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione (Newark, N.J.): Robert M. Hanna joins the criminal defense department as partner in the firm’s New York and Newark offices. He was previously chief of the securities and health care fraud unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. Appointed Jorge R. Gutierrez, international practice partner at Orlando, Fla.’s Akerman Senterfitt, has been appointed vice chair of the Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. 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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