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NEW HIRES J. Michael Booe has joined Charlotte, N.C.’s Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman as a partner, where he will practice in the debt finance section of the business law department. He was previously a partner with Charlotte’s Kilpatrick Stockton. He received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1971. Valerie Fernandez Settles has joined Miami’s Shutts & Bowen as a partner in the West Palm Beach office, where she will practice in the land use and development group. She was previously a sole practitioner in Miami. She received her J.D. from the University of Louisville College of Law. Fred M. Ackerson has joined Chicago’s Foley & Lardner as a partner in the firm’s tax and individual planning department. He was previously a partner with D’Ancona & Pflaum. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1980. Philadelphia’s Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired Christian Mixter as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office where he will focus on securities matters. He was previously the chief litigation counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Seattle’s Karr Tuttle Campbell has brought two new shareholders into its home office. Kenneth L. Karlberg, 43, specializes in admiralty law and general litigation. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1985. George S. Trepinas, 41, focuses on business law, bankruptcy law, real estate and estate planning. He received his J.D. from Willamette University in 1985. Akron, Ohio’s Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs has elected Steven A. Armatas as a shareholder in the firm, where he was previously of counsel. He is a member of the firm’s business and mergers and acquisitions groups in Canton, Ohio. He received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard University in 1984. Robert J. Newbold has joined Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs as a shareholder. He will practice in the firm’s business practice group. He was previously the president of Canton, Ohio’s FranSource. He received his J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law in 1988. Los Angeles’ Fox Family Worldwide has hired Laura Icken as an associate vice president for business and legal affairs. Icken will be responsible for negotiating and drafting option, development and production-related agreements for Fox Kids Network and Fox Family Channel. She previously held the position of associate general counsel in law, business and government affairs at National Geographic in Washington D.C. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University in 1991. Miami’s Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson has hired Thomas J. Quarles as of counsel in its corporate and securities department. He was previously the executive vice president and general counsel of Boca Raton, Fla.’s Edata.com. He received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1974. Heller Ehrman has hired Robert G. Badal as a member in its Los Angeles headquarters. He will join the firm’s antitrust and trade regulation and intellectual property group. Badal, 53, joins the firm from Los Angeles’ Belin Rawlings & Badal where he was a founding partner. He received his J.D. in 1973 from Harvard Law School. Minneapolis’ Fredrikson & Byron has hired David B. Gollin as an associate in the estate and planning group. He was previously a partner at Minneapolis’ Parsinen Kaplan Rosberg & Gotlieb. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1991. APPOINTMENTS Steven A. DiMengo, a shareholder at Akron, Ohio’s Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, was appointed to the Ohio Department of Taxation Advisory Council. DiMengo, who practices tax law, received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Akron in 1986. FIRM NEWS Cincinnati’s Frost & Jacobs and Louisville, Ky.’s Brown, Todd & Heyburn have merged to form Frost Brown Todd, a firm with approximately 400 attorneys in 8 offices. The co-managing partners of the film will be C. Edward Glasscock, who was the managing partner of Brown, Todd & Heyburn, and Richard J. Erickson, who was the chairman of Frost & Jacobs’ executive committee.

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