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UPDATE Judge Michael B. Mukasey, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, will rejoin Patterson, Belknap Webb & Tyler as a partner in September. He first joined the firm in 1976, and left in 1988 to serve on the bench. During his tenure, he presided over several high-profile cases, including that of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and his co-defendants who were accused of plotting to destroy several New York City landmarks, and that of Larry Silverstein and his insurers dealing with insurance proceeds related to the World Trade Center site. He will become a member of the firm’s litigation group in addition to being active in the firm’s investigations practice and providing advice on corporate governance and media industry matters. The former head of the corporate practice at Milberg Weiss Bershad &Schulman and two other attorneys have joined Epstein Becker & Green. ArnoldBressler, a former managing partner at Milberg Weiss, will practice as apartner in the firm�s New York office. He brings with him Wai Chan, who alsojoins Epstein Becker as a partner, and Carlos Ramirez, an associate. MilbergWeiss was indicted in May by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on chargesthat the firm and two partners paid millions of dollars in kickbacks to leadplaintiffs in class-action and shareholder derivate lawsuits. At least 12partners have left the firm since. 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. Stratton, 55, has a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. New partners Baker Hostetler: Steven M. Dettelbach joins the litigation and legislative and regulatory practice groups as partner in the firm’s Cleveland and Washington offices. Most recently, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney on the organized crime and corruption strike force in the U.S. attorney’s office in Cleveland. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary: Robert Gold joins the litigation practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously of counsel to Boston’s Sullivan & Worcester. New counsel Holland & Knight: Jonathan Furr joins the Illinois land use and government group as senior counsel to the firm’s Chicago office. He was previously general counsel to the Illinois State Board of Education. Hunton & Williams (Richmond, Va.): Maureen C. Cooney is joining the privacy and information management practice as counsel to the firm’s Washington office. She is currently acting chief privacy officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. New arrivals Bracewell & Giuliani (Houston): Three attorneys join the firm’s New York office-as partners, David C. Albalah (bankruptcy and corporate restructuring) and Julian Rainero (broker-dealer and market regulation), and as counsel, Craig S. Warkol (white-collar crime and regulatory defense). Albalah was previously a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery. Rainero was previously a partner in Bingham McCutchen’s broker-dealer group. Warkol previously served as senior counsel in the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and most recently served as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Laterals Baker & McKenzie: David Z. Vance joins the Tokyo major projects and project finance practice group as partner in the firm’s Tokyo office. He was previously a partner in the Singapore office of New York’s Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Blank Rome (Philadelphia): Alfred W. Zaher joins the intellectual property and technology group as partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office. He was previously a partner at Philadelphia’s Woodcock Washburn. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Donald McPhail joins the intellectual property practice as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner at Fleshner & Kim of Herndon, Va. Fenwick & West (Mountain View, Calif.): Jay Pomerantz joins the securities litigation group as partner in the firm’s Mountain View office. He was previously a partner in the Menlo Park, Calif., office of Latham & Watkins. Linklaters (London): Stan Renas joins the U.S. structured finance and derivatives practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at New York’s Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Loeb & Loeb: Karl E. Block joins the corporate and restructuring group as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He was previously at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger of Los Angeles. Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (Los Angeles): Steven J. Metalitz and Eric J. Schwartz join the intellectual property practice as partners in the firm’s Washington office. They were both previously partners at Washington-based Smith & Metalitz. Morrison & Foerster: Jonathan Kahn joins the capital markets practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at White & Case. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges (Los Angeles): Richard I. Werder comes on board as partner in the firm’s New York office. He previously headed the litigation practice in the New York office of Jones Day. Ropes & Gray (Boston): William Kim joins the international practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Alston & Bird of Atlanta. Firm promotions Sidley Austin: Thirty-seven attorneys have been named to the partnership. In Chicago, David B. Barlow (products liability and mass torts); Donald E. Bingham (banking and financial transactions); Paul S. Caruso and Matthew A. Clemente (corporate reorganization and bankruptcy); Marc A. Cavan (intellectual property); Kurt R. Gearhart (insurance and financial services); David A. Gordon (litigation-financial and securities); Eric H. Grush and Courtney A. Rosen (litigation-commercial, competition and securities); Bradley D. Howard (investment products and derivatives); Mark R. Kirsons (banking and financial transactions); Kevin R. Pryor (tax); and Scott D. Stein (health care). In Los Angeles, Jeffrey E. Bjork (corporate reorganization and bankruptcy), Max C. Fischer and Amy P. Lally (litigation), Brian C. Flavell (real estate) and Jonathan M. Kaplan (corporate and finance). In New York, Jacob J. Amato III and Angelica Kwan (tax), R.J. Carlson (securitization, structured finance), Nicholas P. Crowell (litigation), Prabhat K. Mehta (capital markets), James C. Munsell (pooled Investment entities) and Gabriel Saltarelli (corporate mergers and acquisitions). In Washington, Steven T. Cottreau, Colleen M. Lauerman, Stephen M. Nickelsburg, Leslie A. Shubert and Rebecca K. Wood (litigation-civil, criminal and constitutional); Coleen Klasmeier and Christopher T. Shenk (litigation-regulatory and economic); Jennifer Haworth McCandless (international trade and dispute resolution); and David A. Steffes (intellectual property). In Hong Kong, Jason T. Elder (U.S. corporate). In London, Leonard W. Ng (international finance) and Jonathan Wallace (corporate and securities). 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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