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SAN FRANCISCO James Dawe and Dean Christopherson have announced the creation of Dawe & Christopherson, a firm with offices in San Francisco and Walnut Creek. The firm will provide services to business clients, including individuals, corporations, limited-liability entities and nonprofit associations. Paul DeMuro has been elected chair of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association for a one-year term. DeMuro is a partner in the S.F. and Los Angeles offices of Latham & Watkins, where he has been since 1993. Robert Hines has been re-appointed co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. Hines also serves as chair of Farella Braun & Martel’s environmental law department. Ann Matthews has joined Howard, Rice, Nemerovksi, Canady, Falk & Rabkin as special counsel in the private client services group. Matthews, who was previously with Botto Law Group, focuses her practice on estate planning and administration. She is a 1988 graduate of Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. SILICON VALLEY Erika Eichler has joined Armor Legal Counsel in Palo Alto as an of counsel. Eichler, who was formerly an associate corporate counsel for Siebel Systems, focuses on corporate law. She graduated from UC-Davis’ King Hall School of Law in 1998. SACRAMENTO Mary Jo Graves has been appointed chief attorney general of the state Department of Justice’s criminal law division. Graves, who graduated from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in 1982, is a 16-year veteran of the DOJ. Richard Rios and Rebecca Olson have joined Olson Hagel & Fishburn as associates in the political consulting unit. Rios, who was previously a leadership consultant for state Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, is a 2005 graduate of UC-Davis’ King Hall School of Law. Olson, who was a paralegal before coming to the firm, graduated from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in 2005. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Davis Wright Tremaine has added Camilo Echavarria as of counsel in the media and entertainment practice. Echavarria, who was litigation counsel for NBC Universal, received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1997. Michael Eisenberg has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as an associate in the Del Mar Heights office. Eisenberg, who comes to the firm from Fulwider Patton, focuses on intellectual property. He is a 2004 graduate of UCLA School of Law. The Board of Directors of the Central Basin Municipal Water District has retained Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold as district counsel and named Sedgwick’s Orange County associate Douglas Wance to serve as general counsel. Wance, who is a member of the land use and natural resources practice group, graduated from Boston College Law School in 1999. Professional Announcements Please send news about partners or associates, appointments or awards to: [email protected], fax ( 415) 749-5549 or On the Move, The Recorder, 10 United Nations Plaza, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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