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UPDATE Venable has hired five intellectual property lawyers from Los Angeles-based Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif. The group is lead by JoAnna Esty, past chairwoman of the California State Bar Intellectual Property Section, and research scientist Stefan Kirchanski, who are joining as partners in the Washington-based firm’s Los Angeles office. Joining them are two new associates, Jenna Leavitt and Jennifer Whiting, and J. Alison Grabell, as of counsel in intellectual property. The new attorneys have science, medical and technology backgrounds in litigation and patent and trademark prosecution. Venable opened its Los Angeles office in July 2006 with 20 attorneys from two media and entertainment litigation firms, Whitwell Jacoby Emhoff and Gorry Meyer & Rudd. Venable’s other offices are in Washington, New York, Tysons Corner, Va., and Maryland (Baltimore, Towson and Rockville). Heller Ehrman has announced it will expand into Europe for the first time byopening an office in London this year, its fourth location outside the United States. The office will initially be staffed by three of Heller Ehrman’s shareholders and is expected to be staffed with 15 to 25 lawyers by the end of its first year of operation. The London office will focus on corporate, real estate and competition law. With this expansion, the firm will have more than 700 lawyers in 13 offices, including nine in the UnitedStates and three in Asia. New Partners Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz: Robert C. Divine comes on board as partner and leader of the immigration group within the labor and employment department in the firm’s Chattanooga, Tenn., and Washington offices. He previously served as chief counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security. Divine is also author of Immigration Practice(Juris Publishing, 2004-05 ed.). Latham & Watkins: Zachary T. Fardon joins the litigation department as partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Most recently first assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, he also served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Firm Promotions Garvey Schubert Barer (Seattle): Two attorneys have been promoted to the partnership in the firm’s Seattle office-Brent L. Jones (corporate finance and securities) and Leslie R. Schenck (environment and natural resources). Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman: Eleven attorneys have been promoted to the partnership-in Washington, Christian A. Buerger (real estate), Richard S. Franklin (estate planning) and Paul Tummonds Jr. (land use); in New York, Thomas Klaus Gump (debt and equity finance); in San Francisco, Rachel B. Horsch (real estate), David M. Koeninger (corporate and securities) and J. Gregg Miller (acquisitions); in Houston, Jack E. Little Jr. (products liability); in Palo Alto, Calif., James J. Masetti (public and private finance); in Los Angeles, JiJi Park (corporate); and in McLean, Va., Scott Pivnick (intellectual property). Firm Changes Jenner & Block (Chicago): Barbara M. Flom joins the tax practice as partner in the firm’s Chicago office. She was a partner at Chicago’s Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz. In addition, 10 attorneys have been elected to the partnership-Terence G. Banich (litigation and construction), Iris E. Bennett (litigation and entertainment), Bryan D. King (litigation and securities), Michelle M. McAtee (real estate), Monica R. Pinciak and Joanne Hannaway Sweeney (litigation and white-collar), Edward G. Quinlisk and Michelle Speller-Thurman (corporate and mergers and acquisitions), Sally K. Sears Coder (litigation and arbitration) and R. Clay Stiffler (litigation and business). Proskauer Rose (New York): Two attorneys join the firm’s Los Angeles office as partners-D. Eric Remensperger (real estate) and Raj Tanden (tax). Remensperger was a real estate partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher of Los Angeles. Tanden was a tax partner at Morrison & Foerster. In addition, 17 attorneys have been promoted, 14 to the partnership and three to senior counsel. In Boston, as partners, Laurier W. Beaupre, Howard J. Beber, Sean J. Hill and David T. Jones (corporate). In New York, as partners, Rima Moawad, Charles Parsons and Ori Solomon (corporate); Lloyd B. Chinn (labor and employment); Evan L. Kahn, Matthew S. Queler and Seth B. Schafler (litigation); Ivan Taback (personal planning); Christopher Pennington (real estate); and Amanda H. Nussbaum (tax). In New York, as senior counsel, Jenifer deWolf Paine (litigation). In Los Angeles, as senior counsel, Robert H. Horn and Jonathan E. Rich (litigation). Laterals Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum Perlman & Nagelberg (Chicago): Lance Rodgers joins the tax practice as partner. He was previously chairman of the tax practice at Chicago’s Sachnoff & Weaver. Fulbright & Jaworski (Houston): Scott Schwind joins the energy practice as partner in the firm’s Houston office. He was previously at the Houston office of Baker & McKenzie. Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson (Oakland, Calif.): Bill Lann Lee joins the employment and civil rights practice as partner. Assistant attorney general for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1997 to 2001, Lee was co-chairman of the employment practice at San Francisco’s Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein. Lee’s name has been added to the firm’s title. McDermott, Will & Emery: Joel Chefitz comes on board as partner and leader of the securities litigation practice in the Chicago office. He was managing partner at Washington-based Howrey. Powell Goldstein (Atlanta): Thomas H. Jackson joins the technology and intellectual property group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was a partner at Washington-based Banner & Witcoff. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: John S. Rah joins the national health care group as partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously a partner at Epstein Becker & Green of New York. Honored Joseph W. Hatchett has received a Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Hatchett, a partner at Akerman Senterfitt, was formerly chief judge of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. 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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