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UPDATE Chicago — Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker has hired former Conseco Inc. chiefexecutive officer William S. Kirsch in its new Chicago office as a partnerto lead the global private equity practice, the firm said in a release.Kirsch, 50, left Conseco in May of this year, saying he was looking forwardto exploring new opportunities and spending more time with his family. Priorto joining Conseco in 2004, he led Chicago-based Kirkland & Ellis’s privateequity practice and served in many management positions during 23 years atthat firm. His clients have included Bank of America Global Equity Group,Sun Capital Partners and Olympus Partners. Alex Dimitrief, 47, will leave the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis tobecome vice president and senior counsel of litigation and legal policy atGeneral Electric Co. on Feb. 1, the Fairfield, Connecticut-based companysaid in a statement today. Dimitrief, who has worked on bankruptcy, productliability and regulatory matters among other things, including the UnitedAirlines reorganization, has been at Kirkland since 1986 and became apartner in 1991. Dimitrief will leave Chicago to live in Connecticut. Joseph Ryan will join the Washington office of Venable as a partnerbeginning Dec. 18. Ryan formerly served as the executive vice president andgeneral counsel of Marriott International, Inc. and spent 27 years as acorporate attorney with O�Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. Joseph X. Donovan has joined Sullivan & Worcester’s Boston office ascounsel. Donovan was formerly deputy general counsel at the MassachusettsDepartment of Revenue. J. Jeffrey Hawley has joined Nixon Peabody’s intellectual property practiceas a counsel in New York. Hawley was previously vice president and directorof patent legal staff at the Rochester, N.Y.-based Eastman Kodak Co. J. Kevin McCarthy will join Cowen Group, Inc. as general counsel, replacingMark Kaplan, who will now serve as general counsel of SG Americas only.McCarthy previously was partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr inNew York and before that worked for nine years at Credit Suisse FirstBoston. New partners Harris Beach (Rochester, N.Y.): William M. Flynn joins the energy and telecommunications industry team as partner in the firm’s Albany, N.Y., office. He previously served as chairman of the New York State Public Service Commission. LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (New York): Yves Huygh� de Mahenge joins the financial restructuring practice as partner in the firm’s Paris office. He was formerly an associate professor at the University of Aix-Marseille. Shutts & Bowen (Miami): Alexander I. Tachmes joins the real estate department as partner in the firm’s Miami office. Formerly a first assistant city attorney for Miami Beach, Fla., he most recently maintained a solo practice in Miami. New counsel Chadbourne & Parke (New York): Kyunghoon Lee joins the Korea practice as counsel to the firm’s Washington office. He was previously vice president and corporate counsel for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Ken Wonstolen comes on board as senior counsel to the firm’s newly opened Denver office. He previously served as senior vice president and general counsel for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. Greenberg Traurig: Steven E. Segal joins the corporate and securities practice as of counsel to the firm’s Denver office. He was a partner at Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti of Denver. New arrivals Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen (Philadelphia): Two attorneys join the firm’s Philadelphia office-as partner, John A. Nixon, and as counsel, Carl E. Singley. They were both partners at Blank Rome of Philadelphia. Firm promotions Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago): Sixty-four attorneys have been named to the partnership. In New York, Colin M. Adams and Helena Huang (restructuring); John M. Armbruster, William C. Brashares, Andres C. Mena, William B. Sorabella, Kester L. Spindler and Christopher J. Torrente (corporate); Iskender H. Catto (energy); Mukang Cho (real estate); and Eric W. Dittmann, Jordan N. Malz, F. Christopher Mizzo, Young J. Park and Michael P. Stadnick (intellectual property). In Chicago, David A. Agay, Marc J. Carmel and Erik W. Chalut (restructuring); Matthew J. Antinossi (employee benefits); Rachel L. Cantor (tax); Gianni L. Cutri, Tomoko Itoga, Colby A. Kingsbury, Christopher R. Liro and Krista L. Nunemaker (intellectual property); Michael A. Duffy, Katheleen A. Ehrhart, R. Chris Heck, Alexander L. Karan, S. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Thomas J. Morel, Rachel L. Perrier, Joshua Z. Rabinovitz and Sara K. Rankin (litigation); and John A. Glassgow, Travis Nelson, Sean Patrick O’Brien, Richard S. Radnay, Nabil Sabki and Christopher A. Ziebarth (corporate). In Los Angeles, Christopher T. Casamassima, Timothy B. Jafek, Richard K. Welsh and Amanda J. Wong (litigation); Lindsay Dinn Casamassima, Philip Chen, Karen J. Nelson, Nick G. Saros and Mark L. Varboncouer (intellectual property); and Lori Sinanyan (restructuring). In San Francisco, Stuart E. Casillas, Eric T. McCrath and Jeremy M. Veit (corporate); Alice C. Garber and Kimberly A. Schmitt (intellectual property); and Tracy K. Genesen (litigation). In Washington, Susan E. Engel and Alicia D. Johnson (litigation), Laura L. Fraedrich (international trade), Christian C. Semonsen (environmental) and David G. Tewksbury (energy). In London, Christopher Field, Abrielle Rosenthal and Neel V. Sachdev (corporate). Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (New York): Six attorneys are elected to the partnership-in New York, Sander Bak (litigation) and Taisa Markus (capital markets); in Los Angeles, Edward V. Kayukov (project finance); in Washington, Andrew M. Leblanc (litigation); and in London, Sean Keaton (sourcing and technology) and Suhrud Mehta (leveraged finance). Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson (Miami): Four attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in Miami, Anastasia Kokotis (litigation), David Messinger (real estate) and Ingrid Ponce (labor and employment); and in Tampa, Fla., Leigh Kellett Fletcher (real estate). Laterals Bingham McCutchen: Anthony R. Callobre and Mark A. Spitzer join the bank, commercial and structured finance practice group as partners in the firm’s Los Angeles office. They were both previously partners in the finance and bankruptcy practice group at Los Angeles-based Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Charles B. Lewis joins the construction and government contracts practice group as partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He was a partner at Dallas’ Jenkens & Gilchrist. Foster Pepper (Seattle): Kenneth L. Myer joins the business practice group as partner. He was previously a partner at Seattle’s Short Cressman & Burgess. White & Case: Earle H. O’Donnell and Donna M. Attanasio join the energy, infrastructure and project finance practice as partners in the firm’s Washington office. They were both previously partners at New York’s Dewey Ballantine. 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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