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UPDATE: Washington-based Venable has expanded its practice to the California market by integrating two 10-attorney Los Angeles-area firms. The lawyers from Century City’s Gorry Meyer Rudd and Beverly Hills’ Whitwell Jacoby Emhoff will join the firm, whose Century City office will open on Aug. 1. Gorry Meyer Rudd currently handles litigation and business transactions in several areas, including entertainment, sports, employment and health care. Whitwell Jacoby Emhoff currently focuses its practice on complex litigation and general business matters. UPDATE: Peter J. Antoszyk and Michael K. Harrington have joined the Boston office of Proskauer Rose. Antoszyk, who joins the firm’s corporate finance group as a partner from Brown Rudnick, specializes in working with national and international clients on corporate finance and junior capital matters. Harrington, who joins the firm from Goodwin Proctor as senior counsel in the M&A/private equity group, focuses on private equity, buyout and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions. � UPDATE: Richard Owens joins the New York office of Latham & Watkins as a partner in the firm’s litigation department. He was previously the chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was responsible for supervising the office’s securities fraud prosecutions and coordinating criminal prosecutions with the civil enforcement efforts of other government agencies. He has significant courtroom experience in securities enforcement and white-collar crime. UPDATE: Jonathan Franklin has joined the Washington office of Fulbright & Jaworski as a partner, where he will lead the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice group. He was previously a partner at Hogan & Hartson in Washington. During his career, Franklin’s practice has focused on constitutional and administrative law and procedure. He has also handled cases dealing with intellectual property, contract, insurance, civil rights, antitrust, labor and international law Firm promotions Stites & Harbison: Four attorneys have been elected to the partnership-Sarah G. Cronan (torts and insurance), Clark C. Johnson (business litigation), David W. Nagle Jr. (intellectual property and technology) and David E. Saffer (real estate and banking). All four are resident in the firm’s Lousiville, Ky., office. Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (Baltimore): Seven attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in Baltimore, Edward U. Lee III (real estate), Dana O. Lynch (technology and intellectual property), Cameron J. MacDonald and Aryeh E. Stein (bankruptcy) and Ilana Subar (business litigation); in Towson, Md., Raymond L. Marshall (litigation); and in Washington, Eric A. Vendt (business and corporate). New partners Perkins Coie (Seattle): Michael D. Gallagher joins the communications and government relations group as partner and chairman in the firm’s Washington office. He most recently served as assistant secretary of commerce for communication and information and as the director of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the U.S. Department of Commerce. New arrivals Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps (San Diego): Eight attorneys join the trusts and estates practice in the firm’s Los Angeles office-as partners, Bruce S. Ross, John T. Rogers Jr., Geraldine A. Wyle, Nelson J. Handy and Sean K. Higgins; and as senior counsel, Jeryll S. Cohen, Shelley Meacham and Linda M. Rottman. They all arrive from Holland & Knight’s Los Angeles office. New counsel Baker Botts (Houston): Kenneth M. Mead comes on board as special counsel to the firm’s Washington office. He previously served as inspector general of the Department of Transportation. As inspector general, he was a member of the president’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. Prior to that, Mead served for 22 years at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Collier Shannon Scott (Washington): Burney P.C. Huber joins the antitrust practice group as of counsel. She was formerly a senior trial attorney at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky (Washington): Scott E. Thomas joins the public policy and law group as of counsel to the firm’s Washington office. Thomas is a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. White & Case: Anna Han joins the China practice as counsel to the firm’s Palo Alto, Calif., office. She was previously a law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, where she taught Chinese trade and investment law. Laterals Baker & Daniels (Indianapolis): Michelle Kaiser Bray joins the intellectual property group as partner in the firm’s Indianapolis office. She was previously chairwoman of the intellectual property practice group at Sommer Barnard of Indianapolis. Goulston & Storrs (Boston): Max Friedman joins the real estate group as partner and director in the firm’s New York office. He was most recently a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Katten Muchin Rosenman: Three attorneys come on board as partners-in New York, Craig M. Scully (public finance) and in Chicago, Gregory K. Brown and Kathleen Sheil Scheidt (employee benefits and executive compensation). Scully was previously a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Brown and Scheidt were both previously partners at Chicago’s Gardner Carton & Douglas. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges (Los Angeles): David Elsberg comes on board as a litigation partner in the firm’s New York office. He was most recently a partner at Miller & Wrubel and at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, both of New York. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan: Lester M. Bliwise joins the real estate practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously chairman of the real estate finance group in the New York office of Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross of Newark, N.J.

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