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UPDATES Nixon Peabody partner Elizabeth Moore and Constantine Cannon partner LloydConstantine will serve as two of the six co-chairs for New YorkGovernor-elect Elliott Spitzer’s transition team. Moore concentrates her lawpractice on advising companies about state and federal labor laws. Cannon,chairman of Constantine Cannon, a New York commercial litigation firm, holdsparticular expertise in antitrust litigation. Spitzer, a Democrat currentlyserving as the New York State Attorney General, beat Republican opponentJohn Faso in the Nov. 7 election. Washington-based firm Miller & Chevalier hired trade litigator John Magnus,who is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore Schoolof Law. Magnus, a former Dewey Ballantine attorney, has been in the fieldfor 17 years, working for U.S. and foreign companies and industry coalitionsof steel, forest products and machine tools companies, among others. He hasrepresented clients on multilateral negotiations and World TradeOrganization disputes as well as litigating on antidumping and otherimport-related cases. Sullivan & Cromwell has elected eight new partners beginning January 1,2007: Juan Rodriguez (EC competition) in the London office, Hydee R. Feldstein (finance) in the LosAngeles office; Jeffrey J. Chapman (litigation), Michael T. Escue (financial institutions), Stacey R. Friedman (litigation), Brian E. Hamilton (mergers & acquisitions) in the New York office and Julia M. Jordan (litigation) and Eric J. Kadel Jr.(corporate) in the Washington office. Chicago — Baker & McKenzie has hired Robert W. Kent Jr., former chief of thecomplex fraud section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the NorthernDistrict of Illinois. Kent will be part of the firm’s litigation practiceand expand its capabilities in white collar criminal defense, complex civillitigation, internal investigations and corporate compliance, the statementsaid. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Kent was involved in the fraudprosecutions brought against Hollinger International Inc.’s former chairmanConrad Black, as well as Vincent Lane, the former chairman of the ChicagoHousing Authority, among others. NYSE Group has appointed Rachel Robbins as general counsel and executive vice president. Most recently, she served as strategic advisor to Axiom Legal Solutions, which she joined after serving 20 years as general counsel for J.P. Morgan & Co. NYSE Group operates the New York Stock Exchange and NYSE Arca. New partners Bracewell & Giuliani (Houston): Jeff Holmstead joins the environmental strategies group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He previously headed the Office of Air and Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency. Jenner & Block (Chicago): Harry Sandick joins the litigation department as partner in the firm’s New York office. He most recently served as deputy chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz (Chicago): David M. Hernandez joins the equipment and aircraft finance practices as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Laterals Allen & Overy (London): Louis B. Kimmelman joins the litigation practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner and the co-chairman of the international arbitration practice at O’Melveny & Myers. Arnold & Porter (Washington): James Richman joins the firm’s Los Angeles office as partner. He was previously at Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan of Santa Monica, Calif. DLA Piper: Two attorneys join as partners-in Boston, Larry Uchill (real estate), and in Atlanta, Joseph G. Silver (corporate and securities). Uchill was previously at Boston’s Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels. Silver was at Atlanta’s Kilpatrick Stockton. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Marjorie S. Jacobs joins the real estate practice group as partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office. She was previously at Philadelphia-based Fox Rothschild. Foley & Lardner: Two attorneys come on board as partners-in Boston, Mark G. Lappin (intellectual property), and in San Diego, Victor A. Vilaplana (business reorganizations). Lappin was at McDermott, Will & Emery. Vilaplana was at San Diego’s Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek. Jones Day: Two attorneys join the firm’s New York office as partners-Robert F. Kennedy (private equity) and Warren L. Nachlis (intellectual property). Kennedy was previously a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Nachlis was a partner at New York’s Shearman & Sterling. Nixon Peabody: Three attorneys join the firm’s New York office as partners-Eugene F. Bannigan (business litigation), Dominick DeChiara and Bradley Vaiana (private equity). Bannigan was formerly head of the New York litigation department of Morgan Lewis & Bockius. DeChiara and Vaiana were both previously at King & Spalding of Atlanta. Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver (Baltimore): Ethan Blank joins the lending and leasing group as partner. He was previously in the New York office of Houston’s Fulbright & Jaworski. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart: Thomas A. Bright joins the labor and employment practice as partner in the firm’s Greenville, S.C., office. He was previously a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough of Columbia, S.C. Schwartz Cooper (Chicago): Three attorneys join the intellectual property practice as partners-Roger H. Stein, Peter M. Klobuchar and Richard C. Himelhoch. They were all previously at Chicago’s Wallenstein & Wagner. Seyfarth Shaw (Chicago): Ronan P. O’Brien joins the corporate and finance practice as partner in the firm’s Boston office. O’Brien was previously with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham. Shook, Hardy & Bacon (Kansas City, Mo.): Three attorneys come on board-in San Francisco, as partner, Amor Esteban (pharmaceuticals); in Kansas City, as partner, Patrick Henderson; and as of counsel, Timothy Kuester (business law). Esteban was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Philadelphia-based Drinker Biddle & Reath. Henderson was a partner in the Kansas City office of Bryan Cave. Kuester was in the Washington office of Katten Muchin Rosenman. Firm promotions McCarter & English (Newark, N.J.): Twenty-one attorneys have been named to the partnership. In New York, Lance Friedler (corporate, securities and financial institutions); William M. Moran (government institutions and white-collar crime); and Thomas M. Smith (products liability). In Newark, Sheila E. Calello (commercial law); Louis A. Chiafullo and Gary N. Wilcox (insurance); Thomas F. Doherty (labor and employment); Paul C. Dritsas and J. Forrest Jones (environmental); Gregory M. Dyer and Alison G. Greenberg (business litigation); Debra S. Groisser, Curtis A. Johnson and Lisa A. Miller (corporate, securities and financial institutions); Audrey A. Hale (health care); Gary T. Hall (real estate); John K. Kim (intellectual property); Francis A. Kirk (construction); Geoffrey N. Rosamond (government institutions and white-collar crime); and Beth Yingling (tax and benefits). In Wilmington, Del., A. Richard Winchester (business litigation). New counsel McDonough Holland & Allen (Sacramento, Calif.): Wynne Furth joins the public law group as of counsel to the firm’s Oakland, Calif., office. She previously served in the city attorney’s office for the city of Palo Alto, Calif. 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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