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UPDATES Former Department of Justice prosecutor Seth Rosenthal has joined Venable asa litigation partner in the firm’s Washington headquarters. Rosenthal,40, was most recently the legal director of Alliance for Justice, aWashington-based nonprofit organization that consists ofenvironmental, civil rights, mental health, women’s, children’s and consumeradvocacy organizations. Prior to taking that position in January 1995,Rosenthal spent 10 years in the Department of Justice’s Civil RightsDivision, where he handled a range of investigations and prosecutions. The1993 Harvard Law School graduate also served on former Attorney GeneralJanet Reno’s special task force investigating the assassination of MartinLuther King Jr. in 1999-2000. Chicago-based Schiff Hardin announced the promotion of eight lawyers topartner status for 2007. The new partners will be Tracy A. Campbell of theinsurance practice group; Daniel J. Deeb of the environmental group; NathanA. Engel and Jon K. Jurva of the corporate and securities practice; Glen D.Gunnels from employment benefits and executive compensation; Matthew D.Lahey of employment and labor; Jon Carlo G. Vigano of bankruptcy andcreditors’ rights; and Kelly M. Warner from litigation. All of the lawyersare based in Chicago except for Engel, who is in Lake Forest, Ill., andGunnels, who is in Atlanta. New partners Chadbourne & Parke (New York): George Bundy Smith joins the litigation practice as partner. For the past 14 years he served as a judge on the New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court. Jones Day: Douglas R. Cole joins the issues and appeals practice as partner in the firm’s Columbus, Ohio, office. He previously served as state solicitor in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Womble Caryle Sandridge & Rice: Frank W. Bullock Jr. joins the business litigation group as partner in the Greensboro, N.C., and Winston-Salem, N.C., offices. He was recently chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. New counsel Steptoe & Johnson LLP (Washington): Three attorneys come on board as counsel-in New York, Sandra Cavazos (appellate litigation); in Century City, Calif., Richard G. Reinis (transactions and litigation); and in Washington, Michael C. Durst (tax). Cavazos served in the appeals bureau of the Manhattan district attorney’s office in New York. Before that, she served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of both the Eastern District of New York and the Northern District of California. Reinis was CEO of Great Circle Family Foods LLC. Durst is former director of the Internal Revenue Service’s advance pricing agreement program. Firm promotions Latham & Watkins: Twenty-six attorneys have been elected to the partnership. In Costa Mesa, Calif., Michele Johnson (securities) and Shayne Kennedy (corporate). In Frankfurt, Germany, R’diger Malaun (corporate). In Hong Kong, Patrick Flanagan (finance) and Z. Julie Gao (corporate). In London, Brett Cassidy (corporate). In Los Angeles, Andrew Fay; and Angelo Lombardo (finance), Belinda Lee (antitrust) and Marcos Velayos (environmental). In Menlo Park, Calif., Luke Bergstrom and John Wehrli (corporate). In New York, Melissa Alwang, Jennifer Buczek Ezring, Loren Finegold and David Stewart (finance); John Giouroukakis (corporate); and Noreen Kelly-Najah (government and regulatory). In Paris, Olivia Rauch-Ravis; (tax). In San Diego, Patricia Guerrero (environmental). In San Francisco, Keith Benson (corporate) and James Day (patents). In Singapore, Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi (finance). In Washington, Maximilian Grant (intellectual property) and Rachel Sheridan (corporate). Laterals Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis (Los Angeles): Two attorneys come on board as partners-in Los Angeles, Michael W. Shonafelt (land use), and in Irvine, Calif., John E. Stoner (corporate). Shonafelt was a partner at Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott. Stoner was a partner at Greenberg Traurig. Cox, Castle & Nicholson (Los Angeles): Donna R. Black joins the land use practice as senior counsel to the firm’s Los Angeles office. She was previously senior counsel to Morrison & Foerster. Ford & Harrison (Atlanta): Three attorneys join the firm’s new Phoenix office as partners-Richard S. Cohen, Stephanie M. Cerasano and Troy P. Foster, all ex-partners in the labor and employment section of Phoenix-based Lewis and Roca. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Nicholas Politan joins the energy practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously co-chairman of Bingham McCutchen’s project and structured finance practice group. Winston & Strawn (Chicago): Three attorneys come on board as partners-in San Francisco, David S. Bloch and Becky L. Troutman (intellectual property), and in Los Angeles, Steven D. Atlee (litigation). Bloch was at McDermott, Will &Emery; Troutman at Thelen Reid & Priest; and Atlee at Latham & Watkins. Elected John P. Sarbanes, head of Venable’s health care practice, was elected on Nov. 7 to represent Maryland’s 3d District in the U.S. House of Representatives. 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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