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NEW HIRES Brian Danaher, 38, has joined Washington, D.C.’s Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn as a partner in the firm’s health law practice. He was previously in-house counsel for Marriott Senior Living Services. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. The Dallas office of San Francisco’s Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison has added Mark E. Betzen, 40, formerly of Cleveland’s Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue’s Dallas office, as a partner in the business and technology group. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1984. Sheldon Trubatch, 58, has joined Chicago’s Hopkins & Sutter’s Washington, D.C. office as of counsel, focusing on all aspects of nuclear and administrative law. He was previously a member at Chicago’s Winston & Strawn in their Washington, D.C. office. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1977. Samuel B. Isaacson, 43, has joined Philadelphia’s Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. A complex commercial and products liability litigator, Isaacson was previously a partner at Chicago’s Katten Muchin & Zavis. He received his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1982. Igor Bilewich, 51, a former partner with Uniondale, N.Y.’s Farrell Fritz, has joined Melville, N.Y.’s Lazer, Aptheker, Feldman, Rosella & Yedid as counsel. He will continue practicing corporate, commercial, employment and municipal law. He received his J.D. from Hofstra University in 1975. Barbara J. LeBarron, 58, formerly of counsel to Dallas’ Strasburger & Price in its Houston office, has joined the Houston office of Dallas’ Winstead Sechrest & Minick as a shareholder in the real estate practice group. She received her J.D from the University of Texas in 1975. Jim Cannon, formerly a partner in the Austin, Tex., office of Dallas’ Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, has joined the Austin office of San Diego’s Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, where he practices litigation and technology law. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1982. Chicago’s Barack Ferrazano Kirschbaum Perlman & Nagelberg has hired two attorneys from Milwaukee’s Foley & Lardner’s Chicago office as partners. James R. Vogler, formerly a partner at Foley, specializes in litigation and general commercial law. He received his J.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1977. Randall L. Oyler, also a partner at Foley, specializes in general and commercial litigation. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992. Kerry Long, 50, has joined New York’s Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler’s D.C. office as a partner, specializing in aviation finance and leasing. He was previously a partner at Seattle’s Perkins Coie in D.C. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 1980. Former Perkins Coie associate Andrew Falk, 34, is also joining Kaye Scholer. Falk, who joins as an associate, received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992. Washington, D.C.’s Van Ness Feldman has hired two former Department of the Interior officials, Patricia Beneke and Steven Richardson, as partners. Both will counsel the firm on energy, environmental, Native American, technology, and natural resources issues. Beneke, 45, was assistant secretary for water and science. She received her J.D. from Harvard University. Richardson, 51, joins the firm after serving as chief of staff of the Bureau of Reclamation. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Law. NEW NAME Houston-based McFall, Sherwood & Sheehy has changed its name to Sheehy, Serpe & Ware with the addition of John S. Serpe and James L. Ware as shareholders in the firm. PROMOTIONS New York’s Kelley Drye & Warren’s D.C. associate Steven Augustino, 34, was promoted to partner. He works in the firm’s telecommunications practice, and he received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. Corinna Ulrich, 34, formerly assistant general counsel for Dallas’s Belo Corp., has become vice president of legal and business affairs for Belo Interactive Inc., Belo’s Internet subsidiary. She received her J.D. from Harvard University, cum laude, in 1990. Steven Lerman, 53, a name partner at Washington, D.C.’s Leventhal, Senter & Lerman, was named firm managing partner. A telecommunications specialist, Lerman has worked on acquisitions and sales of radio and television properties. He received his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University Law School in 1972. Compiled by Patricia Lawrence. To submit an item for “Movers & Shakers,” e-mail [email protected] or fax (212) 481-9793.

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