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UPDATE Partners at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham and Preston & Gates have voted to approve a merger of the two firms effective Jan. 1. The new firm, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates, will have about 1,400 lawyers and 21 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. In a press release issued Thursday, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart said it expected revenues to exceed $750 million in 2007. The firm also touted a diverse seven-member management committee, which will include two women, an Asian American male and a black male. Peter Kalis, chairman and managing partner of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, will continue serving as chairman. New partners Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott (Pittsburgh): Alicia Kabiri joins the business division and the hospitality practice group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. She was previously vice president, legal at Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and vice president, general counsel at Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Faegre & Benson (Minneapolis): William J. Leone comes on board as partner in the firm’s Denver office. A former partner at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Cooley Godward (now Cooley Godward Kronish), he most recently served as U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado. Jenner & Block (Chicago): Kenyanna M. Scott joins the litigation department as partner in the firm’s Chicago office. She most recently served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. McCarter & English (Newark, N.J.): David M. Bizar joins the commercial litigation practice as partner in the firm’s Hartford, Conn., office. Previously an associate at Day, Berry & Howard, he has served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius: Alicia Villarreal joins the litigation practice as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She previously served as senior litigation counsel to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. New arrivals Dickstein Shapiro (Washington): Three attorneys come on board-as partners, Mauro M. Wolfe (securities) and Mark R. Paoletta (government law and strategy), and as of counsel, Andrew L. Snowdon (government law and strategy). Wolfe previously served as assistant U.S. attorney for the securities and health care fraud unit of the U.S. attorney’s office in Newark, N.J. Paoletta and Snowdon both served as counsel to the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s oversight and investigations subcommittee. Firm promotions Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando, Fla.): Twenty-five attorneys have been elected to the partnership. In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Ed Guntin (intellectual property) and William F. Sullivan Jr. (corporate). In Jacksonville, Fla., Peter Dame (corporate/finance) and Benjamin Sharkey (labor and employment). In Miami, John Beaulieu, Jason Lichtstein and Susanne Zabloudil (real estate); Antonio Morin (insurance); James Sammataro (commercial); and Milton Vescovacci (corporate). In New York, H. Frances Kleiner and Robert W. Claeson (real estate), and Robert E. Fabricant and Gregory T. Limoncelli (corporate). In Orlando, Nancy Campiglia (real estate). In Tampa, Fla., Irene Bassel, L. Joseph Shaheen and Wesley Tibbals (litigation); Vitauts Gulbis (tax); Timothy Hughes (real estate); Holly Platter (health care); and Edmund Whitson (bankruptcy). In West Palm Beach, Fla., Joyce Elden (real estate), Eric Gordon (litigation) and Jerold Schneider (intellectual property). Bryan Cave: Eleven attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in St. Louis, William L. Cole (corporate finance), Mark S. LaVigne (mergers and acquisitions), Bruce E. Lowry (real estate), Jennifer W. Stokes (benefit plans) and Daniel C. White (corporate); in Phoenix, Gerald S. DaRosa (regulatory and environmental); in Kansas City, Mo., Joseph P. Dubinski (mergers and acquisitions), Wesley O. Fields (business) and J.D. Moore (construction services); in Chicago, Rodney Perry (labor relations); and in New York, Dermot J. Sullivan (labor relations). New counsel Sullivan & Worcester (Boston): Joseph X. Donovan joins the tax department as counsel to the firm’s Boston office. He was previously deputy general counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. 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 co-chairman of the international arbitration practice at O’Melveny & Myers. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York): Leonard C. Jacoby joins the intellectual property practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously head of the intellectual property and technology transactions practice in the New York office of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. DLA Piper: Joseph C. Gioconda joins the intellectual property practice group as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously at Chicago-based Kirkland & Ellis. Foley Hoag (Boston): Jack R. Pirozzolo comes on board as partner in the firm’s litigation department. He was a founding partner of Boston’s Willcox, Pirozzolo & McCarthy. Jackson Lewis: Three attorneys join the firm’s Cleveland office-as partners, James M. Stone and Jeffrey B. Keiper, and as of counsel, David E. Weisblatt. They were all previously at McDonald Hopkins of Cleveland. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (New York): Eric M. Lerner joins the corporate department as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Los Angeles): Brian Pass joins the entertainment, media and communications and the intellectual property practice groups as partner in the firm’s Century City, Calif., office. He previously led the West Coast technology, media and communications practice in the Los Angeles office of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner of New York. 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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