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NEW PARTNERS Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll (Philadelphia): has promoted the following to partnership, effective July 1: Robert R. Baron Jr., Thomas G. Bennett, Rebecca Wilcox Dow, Jean C. Hemphill, Tina R. Makoulian, Mary J. Mullany, Bradley D. Patterson, Pedro A. Ramos, William C. Rhodes and Kathleen M. Sandone. Kelley Drye & Warren (New York): has elected three new partners: In tax, Gregory M. McKenzie; in the environmental group in its Washington, D.C., office, J. Barton Seitz; and in Chicago, commercial litigator Stephen A. Wood. LATERAL HIRES Alston & Bird (Atlanta): Former U.S. Attorney Mark T. Calloway has joined the firm’s white-collar criminal defense practice, as a partner resident in its Charlotte, N.C., office. A key adviser in the Reno Justice Department, he served the Western District of North Carolina until March 2001. Colson Hicks Eidson (Miami): Susan Tarbe has joined the litigation practice as a partner. With nearly 20 years’ experience, Tarbe was most recently of counsel to Miami’s Greenberg Traurig, and is a former assistant U.S. attorney. Evans & Dixon (St. Louis): Howard B. Becker has joined from Thomas, Birdsong, Becker & Mills in Rolla, Mo., to lead the civil litigation practice. The civil defense and insurance litigation firm specializes in self-insured and workers’ compensation claims. Hunton & Williams has bolstered its government relations practice with the following additions to its Washington, D.C., office: Luis Lauredo, former U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States and U.S. coordinator of the Summit of the Americas; James F. Miller, a tax official in the first Bush Administration and an experienced Washington tax, foreign affairs and health care lobbyist; and Roderick B. Hastie, director of government relations for Oglethorpe Power Corp. in Atlanta and an official in the Reagan and first Bush Administrations. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (New York): In its Los Angeles office, Gregory A. Bray joins the financial restructuring practice. Bray, formerly at New York’s Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, will focus his practice on commercial lending transactions, corporate reorganizations and creditors’ rights. Morrison Cohen Singer & Weinstein (New York): David Scherl has resigned as chief operating officer and chief legal officer at Whitney & Co. to return to the firm. He is the sixth director to leave the venture capital firm this year. Orr & Reno (Concord, N.H.): Martha Van Oot has joined as a shareholder. Van Oot, who has been both an assistant attorney general and a private practitioner, will focus her practice on complex commercial litigation, malpractice defense and employment. Reed Smith (Philadelphia): Katherine M. Keefe, former deputy general counsel at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, has joined to head the managed care and health information practice within the firm’s health care group. Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree (Nashville, Tenn.): Former president of the Memphis Bar Association Prince C. Chambliss Jr. has joined the firm’s litigation group as a principal. He was previously at Memphis’ Armstrong Allen. Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (Washington, D.C.): Seth P. Waxman, former solicitor general of the United States, has joined the firm. Waxman will argue Supreme Court and appellate court cases, and serve as a strategist in litigation involving complex and public policy issues. Also joining the litigation group is David W. Ogden, former assistant attorney general for the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice. His expertise includes False Claims Act, regulatory, constitutional and consumer fraud issues. HONORED Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld (Washington, D.C.): The firm received the 2001 Thomas L. Sager Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The award recognizes law firms that have shown an effort to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys. Mark C. Fleming, a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray, was honored as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project, a Boston-based nonprofit group that promotes the rights of political refugees. Fleming is recognized for his work securing asylum for two women, one Chinese and one Somali, under threat of persecution in their homelands. Richard M. Romley has been named Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year for 2001 by the Disabled American Veterans, a million-member nonprofit group based in Cincinnati. Romley is the county attorney for Maricopa County, Ariz., which includes Phoenix. A former U.S. Marine, he lost both legs during the Vietnam War. As a leader in criminal justice and community-improvement initiatives, he successfully prosecuted the largest public corruption case in Arizona’s history. He was honored for his contributions as a disabled American and his example to all. APPOINTED John M. Ryan, by the Maritime Law Association of the United States, to chair its committee on stevedoring and terminal operations. Ryan is general counsel for Virginia International Terminals Inc. and a senior partner in the Norfolk, Va., office of Vandeventer Black. Robert T. Veon, a partner at Philadelphia’s Sweeney & Sheehan, has been chosen as Pennsylvania state representative of the Defense Research Institute. The 22,000-member group is the nation’s largest association of civil litigation defense lawyers. NEW OFFICE Kaplan Fox (formerly Kaplan, Kilsheimer & Fox) has opened a Chicago office under the direction of Gary L. Specks, who joins from Altheimer & Gray (Chicago).

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