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SAN FRANCISCO Michael Berg is joining the intellectual property firm Dergosits & Noah as of counsel. Berg, who comes to the firm from the New York City office of Torys, will continue to focus on patent and trademark counseling and litigation with a particular emphasis on pharmaceutical and chemical matters. He is a 1984 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass has named Matthew Bove and Laudan Raissi to the partnership. Both are members of the firm’s real estate group, where they focus on commercial property transactions, including leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, financing, development and joint venture structuring and formation. Bove graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1997, while Raissi received her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in 1998. The National Center for Lesbian Rights has added two attorneys to its San Francisco office. Vanessa Eisemann was previously with Traber & Voorhees. She graduated from University of Southern California Law School in 2000. Melanie Rowen comes to NCLR from Latham & Watkins. She is a 2004 graduate of University of Chicago Law School. Jennifer Redmond has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the labor and employment practice group. Redmond, who was formerly with Bingham McCutchen, received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1989. Walnut Creek-based De La Housaye & Associates has opened a new office in San Francisco. The firm specializes in litigation and business transactional law. SILICON VALLEY The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the Bay Area presented Heather Meeker with the James T. Caleshu Award. Meeker, a partner in Greenberg Traurig’s East Palo Alto office, was honored for her pro bono contributions to the committee’s Legal Services for Entrepreneurs Program. Meeker is a 1994 graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law. Shearman & Sterling promoted Adam Noah to counsel. Noah, who is based in Menlo Park, focuses his practice on intellectual property law in the litigation group. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1998. EAST BAY The Alameda County Bar Association honored Richard Waxman with a Distinguished Service Award for Individual Lawyer of the Year. Waxman, a partner at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean in Oakland, is a member of the business and real estate practice groups. He received his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in 1978. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Hogan & Hartson has elevated Dariush Adli to of counsel. Adli, who is based in the Los Angeles office, focuses his practice on complex patent litigation. He is a 1998 graduate of University of Michigan Law School. Colm Moran has also joined the firm’s L.A. office as a partner. Moran, who was formerly with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, specializes in motor vehicle franchise law. He received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 1997. Greenberg Traurig elevated Michelle Flores to partner. Flores, who is based in the L.A. office, focuses on labor and employment litigation. She is a 1993 graduate of UCLA School of Law. Thomas McConville has joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as of counsel in the L.A. and Orange County offices. McConville, who was previously an assistant U.S. attorney, is a member of the white-collar defense practice. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. Partner Timothy Pierce and associate Michael Viayra have joined the L.A. office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis. Both attorneys, who came from Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, are members of the construction litigation practice. Pierce is a 1998 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, while Viayra graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2004. Kaye Scholer has added Dominique Shelton as counsel in the L.A. office. Shelton, who was previously with Folger, Levin & Kahn, focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. Amar Thakur and Carlo Van den Bosch have been named co-chairs of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton’s intellectual property practice group. Thakur is a partner in the firm’s Del Mar and L.A. offices. He graduated from Arizona State University College of Law in 1995. Van den Bosch is a partner in the Orange County office. He is a 1996 graduate of University of Southern California Law School. Professional Announcements Please send news about partners or associates, appointments or awards to: [email protected], fax ( 415) 749-5549 or On the Move, The Recorder, 10 United Nations Plaza, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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