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SAN FRANCISCO John Buchanan is joining HOWARD, RICE, NEMEROVSKI, CANADY, FALK & RABKIN as chief marketing officer effective Oct. 2. Buchanan was director of global communications at O’Melveny & Myers for about a year. Before that he was director of communications at Heller Ehrman for 5 1/2 years. MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS has added Charles Ferguson as counsel in the land, environment and natural resources practice group. Ferguson, who was previously with Dorsey & Whitney, graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1973. John Van Geffen has joined aviation law and civil litigation firm MICHAEL L. DWORKIN AND ASSOCIATES as an associate. Van Geffen comes to the firm from Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer & Jensen. He received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2006. SCHIFF HARDIN has added M. Eleonor Ignacio and Nicole Magaline as first-year associates. Ignacio graduated from Hastings College of the Law and Magaline graduated from University of San Francisco School of Law. SILICON VALLEY Ben Bedi has joined KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART PRESTON GATES ELLIS as a partner. Bedi, who was previously with Dechert, is a member of the intellectual property litigation practice. He is a 1993 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology. DORSEY & WHITNEY has added Evan Ng as an of counsel. Ng, who was previously with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, focuses his practice on the life sciences industry. He graduated from University of Virginia School of Law in 2001. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Daniel Grunfeld has accepted a position of deputy chief of staff for policy for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, effective Oct. 9. Grunfeld previously served as president and CEO of Public Counsel, a pro bono public interest firm. He received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1986. Employment law firm LIEBERT CASSIDY WHITMORE has added Eileen O’Hare Anderson and Judith Islas as of counsel. O’Hare Anderson joins the Fresno office, while Islas is based in Los Angeles. O’Hare Anderson previously served as general counsel for the State Center Community College District in Fresno. She is a 1991 graduate of UC-Davis’ King Hall School of Law. Islas comes to the firm from Margolis & Tisman. She graduated from UC-Davis’ King Hall School of Law in 1984. 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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