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UPDATES Bill Lan Lee, former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Divisionduring the Clinton administration, joined Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker &Jackson in Oakland, Calif. where he will expand the employmentdiscrimination litigation practice. Lee served as President Bill Clinton’s Assistant Attorney General for CivilRights from 1997-2001 and recently left Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein,where he was chair of the human rights practice. Lee chaired the bipartisan National Commission on the Voting Rights Act,which provided evidence for successful extension of the act in July 2006.Lee indicated he will continue to pursue, with the American Civil LibertiesUnion and Human Rights First, the challenge to use of torture at Abu Ghraiband other U.S. facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Los Angeles — The former corporate vice president and secretary of NorthropGrumman Corp., John Mullan, has joined Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton atthe same time the Los Angeles-based firm announced the launch of a newaerospace and defense mergers & acquisitions practice group. Mullan, who has served in his position at Northrop since 1999, has heldnumerous in-house legal positions since joining the former Grumman Corp.more than 30 years ago. He was deputy general counsel at the time Northropacquired Grumman in 1994. The new practice group at Sheppard Mullin will be lead by Larry Braun, apartner in the Los Angeles office and former chairman of the firm’scorporate practice group, one of the largest practice groups at the490-attorney firm. Chicago — Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw is forming a congressional oversightstrategy practice group to help clients deal with an anticipated increase inregulatory oversight by the new Congress elected last year. The firm, whichwas founded in Chicago, will base the new practice group in Washington.Lawyers in the group include the firm’s chairman, Ty Fahner, who is also theformer attorney general for Illinois, and Mickey Kantor, the former U.S.Secretary of commerce and former U.S. Trade representative, among others. Reed Smith has completed a merger with London-based Richards Butler and hasannounced new management positions. Roger Parker, former managing partner ofRichards Butler, will join the firm’s senior management team and serve asmanaging partner for the firm’s European and Middle East locations. PaulJohnston and Richard Swinburn, formerly at Richards Butler, will join theexecutive committee. The deal, which expands Reed Smith’s presence inEurope, Asia and the Middle East, creates a 1,300-lawyer firm. Reed Smith’smerger with Chicago-based Sachnoff & Weaver is set to take effect March 1. New partners Shutts & Bowen (Miami): Alexander I. Tachmes joins the real estate department as partner in the firm’s Miami office. He was previously a solo practitioner, after having served as a first assistant city attorney for Miami Beach, Fla. Venable (Washington): Two attorneys come on board as partners in the firm’s Washington office-Joseph Ryan (business transactions) and Raymond Shepherd III (congressional investigations). Ryan was previously executive vice president and general counsel at Marriott International Inc. Shepherd served as chief counsel and staff director of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Winstead Sechrest & Minick (Dallas): Brigham McCown joins the litigation and government relations practice groups as partner in the firm’s Dallas and Washington offices. He most recently served in the U.S. Department of Transportation as an attorney responsible for the regulation of energy and hazardous materials. New counsel Bond, Schoeneck & King (Syracuse, N.Y.): Roderick C. McDonald joins the business law department as senior counsel. He was previously general counsel at Special Metals Corp. in New Hartford, N.Y. Wiggin & Dana (New Haven, Conn.): Jane Lembeck Kuesel comes on board as counsel to the firm’s health care department. She was a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery. Firm changes Shearman & Sterling (New York): Three attorneys come on board-in London, as partners, Lois Moore (mergers and acquisitions) and Ian Harvey-Samuel (structured finance); and in Paris, as counsel, Mark McNeill (investment arbitration). Moore and Harvey-Samuel were both at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. McNeill served in the NAFTA arbitration division of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser. In addition, 11 attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in D�sseldorf, Germany, Birgit Reese (M&A); in London, James Comyn (M&A); in Menlo Park, Calif., Tina S. Patel (intellectual property); in Munich, Germany, Markus S. Rieder (M&A); in New York, Michael S. Baker and Gregory Tan (finance), Nathan J. Greene (asset management), Lona S. Nallengara (capital markets) and Eliza W. Swann (M&A); in Tokyo, Kenneth J. Lebrun (M&A); and in Washington, Heather Lamberg Kafele (litigation). Firm promotions LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (New York): Seven attorneys have been promoted, five to partner and two to counsel-in New York, as partners, Paul P. Chen (corporate transactions), Frederick J. Lark (energy and insurance) and Francis R. Monaco (regulatory); in London, Damian Cleary (insurance) and Peter Crowther (competition); in Albany, N.Y., Noelle M. Kinsch (energy); and in Moscow, Ilia E. Miniaev (international real estate). New arrivals Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Four attorneys join the corporate practice group in the newly opened Baltimore office-as partners, Jay Gordon Cohen, Keli Isaacson, George Nemphos, and as senior counsel, Wilbert Sirota. They were all previously at DLA Piper. Jackson Lewis: Three attorneys come on board in the firm’s Cleveland office-as partners, James M. Stone and Jeffrey B. Keiper, and as of counsel, David E. Weisblatt. They all arrive from McDonald Hopkins of Cleveland. Laterals Cox, Castle & Nicholson (Los Angeles): Edward A. Cherry comes on board as partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He was a partner at San Francisco-based Farella Braun + Martel. Epstein Becker & Green (New York): James S. Frank joins the labor and employment practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously at Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross of Newark, N.J. Fish & Richardson: Duane-David Hough comes on board as partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner in the Fish & Neave IP group of Ropes & Gray in Boston. Greenberg Traurig: Penfield Tate III joins the newly established public finance and municipal law practice as partner in the firm’s Denver office. He was previously managing principal of Trimble Tate Nulan & Evans. McDermott, Will & Emery: Six attorneys come on board as partners-in New York, Thomas W. Giegerich (federal tax); in Rome, Mario Martinelli, Andrea Tempestini and Carlo Paolella (Italian tax); in Brussels, Jos� Rivas (competition); and in London, Alasdair Bell (competition). Giegerich was previously a partner at New York’s Dewey Ballantine. Martinelli, Tempestini and Paolella were at Trivoli & Associati. Rivas and Bell were partners at Hammonds of London. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Herv� Kensicher joins the global real estate practice as partner in the firm’s Paris office. He was previously a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. 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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