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UPDATES Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw has appointed Brian Trust as the partner-in-charge of the New York office. Trust, co-head of the firm�s financial restructuring and bankruptcy practice, succeeds Thomas Vitale, who held the position for three years. Trust�s practice focuses on business reorganizations, restructuring and financing. Vinson & Elkins has opened a Hong Kong office, which will be led by Jay Cuclis, a Vinson & Elkins partner. The Hong Kong office will coordinate its efforts with the firm�s other Asian offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.Much of the work the firm focuses on in the region is in energy. It has about 20 attorneys working in its Asian locations. The new office is the fourth international location the firm has opened in the past three years. McCarter & English has added former U.S. Ambassador to Canada andMassachussetts governor Paul Cellucci to its Boston office asspecial counsel in the public strategy group. Cellucci�s practice will focuson of life sciences, energy and technology markets and leveraging hisrelationships with government and business leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Chicago-based Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw hired attorneys Gary Jungels and OlgaLoy from Kirkland & Ellis, also in Chicago, to help beef up its privateequity practice. Jungels and Loy, who have represented clients that raisedbillions of dollars for buyout, venture and private equity funds, will leadthe effort to build the practice in Chicago. The firm�s private equitypractice currently has about 70 attorneys worldwide. Texas litigation boutique Susman Godfrey has opened a New York officeheaded by firm founder Stephen D. Susman. The 75-lawyer Houston firm is best known for its antitrust practice, which has won some of largest damages awards and settlements in history. A veteranof dozens of high-profile trials around the nation, Mr. Susman will dividehis time between Houston and New York. The firm’s New York office will concentrate on representing plaintiffs on acontingent-fee basis in antitrust, intellectual property, securities andaccounting malpractice cases. Arnold & Porter has added Thomas McLain as a partner to its Los Angeles office. McLain, who comes from Sidley Austin, focuses his practice on international transactions with particular emphasis on entertainment deals in Asia. Fluent in Japanese, he negotiated the rights to build Tokyo Disneyland and helped establish the joint venture to develop Osaka Universal Studios. Later this month, he will join the board of directors of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities USA. King & Spalding is bringing aboard Jim Vines, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, as a partner in its tort and environmental litigation group, effective Oct. 2. Vines� work will focus on product liability, mass tort, pharmaceutical and environmental litigation. Vines was an associate at King & Spalding�s Atlanta office from 1900 to 1993. He will practice from the firm�s Washington, D.C. office. New partners Dechert: Two attorneys come on board as partners-in Washington, Jeffrey W. Brennan (antitrust) and in New York, Kathleen O’Connor (mass torts and products liability). Brennan was previously at the Federal Trade Commission, where he served as associate director of the Bureau of Competition and assistant director of the bureau’s health care services and products division. O’Connor was assistant counsel at Merck & Co. Hunton & Williams (Richmond, Va.): Dan L. O’Korn joins the life science practice as partner in the firm’s Raleigh, N.C., office. He was previously vice president and general counsel at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc. Before that he served as senior corporate counsel at AAIPharma Inc. in Wilmington, Del. New arrivals Latham & Watkins: Two attorneys come on board-in Frankfurt, Germany, as partner, Christina Ungeheuer (leveraged finance); and in Singapore, as counsel, Rajiv Gupta (corporate). Ungeheuer was a partner in the Frankfurt office of New York-based Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Gupta was a senior associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell of New York. McDermott, Will & Emery: Two attorneys come on board-in Irvine, Calif., as partner, James William Hill (intellectual property); and in Palo Alto, Calif., as counsel, James W. Soong (life sciences and intellectual property). Hill was previously a partner at Irvine’s Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear. Soong was previously director of intellectual property at Siebel Systems Inc. Phelps Dunbar (New Orleans): Three attorneys come on board in the firm’s Baton Rouge, La., office-as partners, John O. Shirley and Paul F. Guarisco (business) and as counsel, Andrew B. Ezell (business). They all arrive from Shirley, Ezell, Guarisco & Marionneaux of Baton Rouge. Venable: Two attorneys come on board as partners-in Washington, William R. Nordwind (legislative and government affairs) and in New York, Michael J. Volpe (labor and employment). Nordwind was previously counsel and policy coordinator for the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. Volpe was a partner at Clifton Budd & DeMaria of New York. Laterals Bingham McCutchen: Stephen Peppiatt joins the financial restructuring group as partner in the firm’s London office. He was previously at New York’s Shearman & Sterling. Covington & Burling (Washington): Anita Stork joins the litigation and antitrust and consumer law practice groups as partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. She was previously a partner in the San Francisco office of Palo Alto, Calif.’s Cooley Godward. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary: Robert J. Gruendel joins the finance practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at New York-based Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. Greenberg Traurig: David B. Weinstein joins the firm’s newly opened Tampa, Fla., office as partner. He was previously a partner at Bales Weinstein in Tampa. Hughes Hubbard & Reed (New York): Kenneth R. Page joins the trusts and estates practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously head of New York-based Coudert Brothers’ global trusts and estates practice. Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel (Buffalo, N.Y.): Andrew Scheinman joins the intellectual property group as partner in the firm’s Rochester, N.Y., office. He was previously a partner at Chicago’s Rosenbaum & Associates. Jenner & Block (Chicago): Stephen L. Ascher joins the litigation department as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at New York’s Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman. LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (New York): Five attorneys come on board as partners-in London, John Bowman, Nicholas Rock and Paul Watchman (environmental) and Graham Prentice (real estate); and in Paris, Eric Schwartz (arbitration). Bowman, Prentice, Watchman and Schwartz were previously partners at London’s Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Rock was previously a partner at Blake Lapthorn Linnell. Schwartz had also previously served as secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration. McCarter & English (Newark, N.J.): Patrick M. Collins and Peter D. Stergios join the labor and employment practice as partners in the firm’s New York office. They were both previously partners in the New York office of Greenberg Traurig. Shook, Hardy & Bacon (Kansas City, Mo.): Two attorneys join the environmental law and toxic tort practice as partners in the firm’s Kansas City office-Terry J. Satterlee and Thomas J. Grever. They were both previously partners in the environmental department of Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City. Movers is compiled and written by George Szamuely. 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