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Ropes & Gray (Boston) announced plans to move its Boston offices into about 400,000 square feet of space in the city’s Prudential Tower in 2010. The firm currently leases about 350,000 square feet of space at One International Place in Boston’s financial district for more than 1,100 employees, including 480 lawyers. In a statement, firm chairman Brad Malt said moving to the Back Bay will offer similar benefits as last month’s consolidation of the firm’s two NewYork office into one Midtown Manhattan address. “We’re looking forward to moving to a dynamic new space that can accommodate our future growth,” Malt said. “Like Midtown, Back Bay offers an appealing mix of central location, cultural and recreational amenities, and convenience for our clients, attorneys and staff alike.” The Boston-based Ropes said it has signed a letter of intent with the tower’s owner, Boston Properties Inc., to lease the floors at the top of the 52-story tower. NEW PARTNERS Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl (Dallas): Three attorneys come on board as partners-Toby Shook, Bill Wirskye and Neil Pask. Shook most recently served as chief of the felony trial division of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Wirskye served as the office’s chief homicide prosecutor. Pask most recently served as a Dallas Country Criminal Court judge. Kilpatrick Stockton (Atlanta): Don Reiser joins the corporate department as partner in the firm’s Atlanta and New York offices. He previously worked as an international tax specialist at PricewaterhouseCoopers. FIRM PROMOTIONS Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz: Twelve attorneys have been elected to the partnership-Mark A. Baugh, Angie C. Davis, Gary L. Edwards II and C. Lee Lott III (labor and employment); John B. Burns (tax); Mark A.B. Carlson (securities/corporate governance); Leigh M. Chiles and Edmund J. Novotny (business); Bradley S. Clanton (government regulatory); W. Patton Hahn (construction/business); Eric L. Pruitt (bankruptcy and creditors’ rights); and Clinton J. Simpson (health services and products). Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu (New York): James D. Weinberger and David A. Donahue have been elected to the partnership. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart: Eleven attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in Birmingham, Ala., Christopher W. Deering and Christopher A. Mixon; in Dallas, Lisa A. Dreishmire and Anne P. Terwilliger; in Houston, Stephen E. Hart, Carolyn A. Russell and James R. Staley; in Indianapolis, Kristin B. Keltner and Brandon M. Shelton; in Morristown, N.J., David A. Copus; and in Phoenix, Karen Gillen. Shutts & Bowen (Miami): Six attorneys have been elected to the partnership-in Miami, Maria A. Gralia (land use), Christopher W. Prusaki and Aliette Del Pozo Rodz (litigation), Francis E. Rodriguez (international law) and Sandra M. Upegui (international arbitration); and in Orlando, Fla., Paul A. Hechenberger (corporate transactions). Sullivan & Worcester (Boston): Two attorneys have been named to the partnership-in Boston, Pamela Smith Holleman (bankruptcy and litigation), and in New York, Karen Kozlowski (real estate). NEW COUNSEL Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York): James T. Bailey joins the intellectual property litigation practice as special counsel to the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner at Chicago-based Kirkland & Ellis. Debevoise & Plimpton (New York): Samuel Raymond Tillett joins the corporate department as international counsel to the firm’s Moscow office. He was previously general counsel at ITI Group, a diversified media and new media organization in Poland. Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver (Baltimore): Jervis S. Finney rejoins the firm as counsel to the Baltimore office. A member of the firm from 1958 to 2003, a former Maryland state senator and a former U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, Finney most recently served as chief counsel and criminal justice adviser to former Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich. FIRM CHANGES Cullen and Dykman (Brooklyn, N.Y.): Three attorneys have been elected to the partnership-Daniel M. Bagatta, Richard H. Freeman and Jennifer A. McLaughlin. In addition, George M. Buckley and James P. Clark join the labor and employment practice as partners in the firm’s Garden City, N.Y., office. They were previously partners at Bond, Schoeneck & King of Syracuse, N.Y. McDermott, Will & Emery: Six attorneys in the firm’s New York office have been promoted to the partnership-Wendy Cassity (mergers and acquisitions); Robert W. Lynn, Isaac Marcus and Alexandra C. Scheibe (derivatives and structured products); Jason T. Polevoy (commercial real estate); and David A. Trapani (derivatives and structured finance). In addition, Andrew D. Kaizer joins the trial department as partner and as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission defense group in the firm’s New York office. He was previously a partner in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. LATERALS Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin (Kansas City, Mo.): Stephen R. Clark joins the litigation department as partner in the firm’s St. Louis office. He was a partner at Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus of Kansas City. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Two attorneys come on board as partners-in London, Cyrus Benson (litigation and international arbitration), and in New York, William Candelaria (mergers and acquisitions). Benson was co-head of the London international arbitration group at White & Case. Candelaria was a partner at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw of Chicago. King & Spalding (Atlanta): Two attorneys join the firm as partners-in New York, Richard Pettus (intellectual property), and in Washington, Pamela J. Furman (health care). Pettus was previously a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery. Furman was a partner at Olsson, Frank and Weeda of Washington.

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