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UPDATES The merger of Reed Smith with Sachnoff & Weaver has received approval fromthe firms’ partners, who also elected Sachnoff & Weaver attorneys toleadership positions within the newly created entity. Michael LoVallo, fromSachnoff & Weaver will become the managing partner of the Chicago office.Austin Hirsch, Sachnoff & Weaver�s chief executive office, will become a newmember of the firm’s executive committee. Also joining the committee fromSachnoff & Weaver are Carolyn Rosenberg and Mark Brand. The merger, whichwill create a firm with about 1,550 lawyers, takes effect March 1. InChicago, the firm name will be Reed Smith Sachnoff & Weaver. The Washington-based firm Howrey announced the opening of new offices in NewYork City and Munich, Germany. The New York office will be led by ThomasEngel and James McCarney, formerly partners in the Manhattan trial law firmEngel, McCarney & Kenney. Los Angeles–Martha Escutia, a California state senator, is joining Manatt,Phelps & Phillips’ California government & regulatory division as a partnerbased in the Los Angeles office. Escutia, who was termed out in Novemberafter eight years, most recently chaired the Senate Select Committee onGlobal Environment and Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities andTelecommunications and has chaired the Senate Committee on Health and HumanServices and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Washington-based Cole, Raywid & Braverman will merge with the national firmDavis Wright Tremaine beginning Jan. 1, 2007. The firm, once combined, willinclude 455 attorneys and operate under the Davis Wright Tremaine name.Offices from both firms will consolidate after a brief transitional period.The merger more than doubles the size of Davis Wright Tremaine�s Washingtonoffice and significantly increases the firm�s east coast presence to 90attorneys. Earle H. O’Donnell and Donna M. Attanasio joined the Washington office ofWhite & Case as partners in the firm’s energy, infrastructure and projectfinance practice. Both previously were partners at Dewey Ballantine LLP inWashington. New partners Cozen O’Connor (Philadelphia): Sandra Schultz Newman comes on board as partner and head of the firm’s appellate practice. She had served as a judge on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court since 1995. Before that, she served on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Dorsey & Whitney: Hiro Tachibana joins the corporate group as partner in the firm’s Palo Alto, Calif., office. Previously vice president and general counsel of Digeo Inc., he has also been a partner at Fenwick & West of Mountain View, Calif. Winston & Strawn (Chicago): Carey Schreiber joins the corporate group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a senior associate at New York’s Dewey Ballantine. New counsel Arnold & Porter (Washington): Matthew Keiser rejoins the employment practice as counsel to the firm’s Washington office. He served as senior counsel for employment in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Employment in the U.S. Senate. Miller & Chevalier (Washington): John R. Magnus joins the government affairs and international practice groups as of counsel. He was a partner in the international trade practice group in the Washington office of New York-based Dewey Ballantine. New arrivals Baker & McKenzie: Four attorneys join the firm’s New York office as partners-Jonathan Stapleton and Margaret R.A. Paradis (corporate and securities) and June Anne Burke and Kate Clancy (global equity). Stapleton was at Arnold & Porter of Washington. Paradis was at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Burke and Clancy were at Mercer Human Resource Consulting LLC. Lowenstein Sandler (Roseland, N.J.): Three attorneys come on board as partners-in New York, Lowell A. Citron and Lawrence Cohen (corporate), and in Roseland, Michael J. Lerner (technology). Citron was a partner in the New York office of Loeb & Loeb. Cohen was a corporate partner in the Princeton, N.J., office of Philadelphia-based Fox Rothschild. Lerner was vice president, legal affairs and secretary at Reliant Pharmaceuticals Inc. Laterals Fowler White Boggs Banker (Tampa, Fla.): two attorneys join the real estate practice as partners-in Tampa, Ted R. Tamargo, and in Fort Myers, Fla., Michael D. Randolph. Tamargo was a partner at Gardner Shaheen Tamargo in Tampa. Randolph was a partner at Simpson, Henderson, Carta & Randolph in Fort Myers. Schiff Hardin (Chicago): D. Christopher Ohly joins the intellectual property group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner at Philadelphia’s Blank Rome. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis (Philadelphia): Thomas C. Gricks III rejoins the construction, environmental and litigation practices as partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He was at Pittsburgh’s Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott. Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon (Chicago): Two attorneys join the intellectual property practice as partners-James H. Hill and Thomas E. Hill. They were both previously at Emrich & Dithmar of Chicago. Firm promotions Sullivan & Cromwell (New York): Eight attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in London, Juan Rodriguez (European Union competition); in Los Angeles, Hydee R. Feldstein (finance); in New York, Jeffrey J. Chapman and Stacey R. Friedman (litigation), Michael T. Escue (financial institutions) and Brian E. Hamilton (mergers and acquisitions); and in Washington, Julia M. Jordan (litigation) and Eric J. Kadel Jr. (corporate). Elected Bill McCollum, a partner in Baker Hostetler’s government policy group in the firm’s Orlando, Fla., office, was elected to the position of attorney general of Florida in the Nov. 7 election. McCollum is a former Republican congressman from Florida. 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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