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CORPORATE COUNSEL Sony Music Entertainment (New York): Sony has promoted Matthew Lansburgh to senior counsel. He joined Sony as counsel from New York’s Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. NEW PARTNERS Ford & Harrison (Atlanta), a labor and employment firm, has announced the latest additions to its roster of partners: Patrick F. Clark; in its Denver office, Karen E. Ford; in Miami, Samuel A. Terilli; and in Tampa, Fla., Tracey K. Jaensch. Hinshaw & Culbertson (Chicago) has added the following new partners: Richard B. Polony, David J. Richards and Jennifer M. Sender; in its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office, Jennifer L. Bushey and Gina E. Caruso; in Jacksonville, Fla., Geoffrey D. Sessions; in Miami, Julie B. Glassman; in Minneapolis, Brian J. Slovut; in Rockford, Ill., D. Renee Schroeder; in Springfield, Ill., John E. Nolan; in St. Louis, Kathleen R. Richards; in Tampa, Fla., Steven D. Lehner and James L. Sullivan; and in Appleton, Wis., Christopher D. Wolske. King & Spalding (Atlanta) has promoted the following 12 associates to partner: Glenn M. Fortin, Kathryn M. Furman, Karen S. Guarino, Holmes J. Hawkins III, Mark M. Maloney, Scott L. Marrah, Michael M. Raeber and Todd D. Wozniak; in its Houston office, Jennifer J. De la Rosa; and in Washington, D.C., Duane W. Layton, James T. Phalen and Jeffrey S. Spigel. Long Aldridge & Norman (Atlanta) has promoted former associates William Joseph and Richard Willis. Reminger & Reminger (Cleveland) has promoted associate Denise A. Dickerson to partner. She focuses on product and automobile liability. LATERAL HIRES Baker & McKenzie (Chicago): in its Houston office, energy specialist John Mauel has joined from Fulbright & Jaworski. Barnes & Thornburg (Indianapolis): After 23 years at the Department of Justice, Harold R. Bickham has joined the firm’s labor practice; also, in the Chicago office, partner Donald J. McNeil and of counsel Michael J. Muller have joined from Chicago’s McDermott, Will & Emery. Holland & Hart (Denver): Sheldon H. Smith has joined as a partner in the employment group. A former partner at Denver’s Davis Graham & Stubbs, Sheldon has more than 25 years’ experience. Jenner & Block (Chicago): In its Washington, D.C., office, Thomas J. Perrelli, formerly deputy assistant attorney general in the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has rejoined the firm. L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini (Garden City, N.Y.): In its New York office, partner Chris Christofides has joined the firm from Jones Hirsch Connors & Bull (New York). Christofides will head the property damage casualty department within the firm’s insurance industry practice. Merchant & Gould (Minneapolis): Thomas Young has joined its Denver office as a partner in the area of intellectual property litigation. He was most recently practicing at Dorsey & Whitney. Also, litigation associate Jodene Jensen has joined the firm’s Minneapolis office; she was at that city’s Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. Perkins Coie (Seattle): In a move to strengthen its Los Angeles office, the firm has hired intellectual property litigator Bret Bocchieri. A lecturer and author on litigation and strategy, Bocchieri joins from Cleveland’s Arter & Hadden. Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe (Chicago): The firm has expanded its Washington, D.C., office with the addition of a four-lawyer practice headed by Ann K. Ford. A prominent intellectual property lawyer, Ford counts among her clients National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car. Her colleague and partner Mark H. Tidman will head the trademark group. Also joining the firm are associates Lisa R. Trovato and Emily C. Sexton. Shook, Hardy & Bacon (Kansas City, Mo.): In its San Francisco office, Frank P. Kelly III, Michael C. Osborne and H. Grant Law have joined the tort section; Kelly and Osborne formerly practiced at San Francisco’s Dryden, Margoles, Schimaneck, Kelly & Wertz. Also, Shook Hardy’s Houston office has acquired Houston’s Williamson, Michels, Crump, Lisk, Pybus and Schwaeble. The addition of the six senior attorneys is a boost to Shook Hardy’s commercial litigation practice. Shughart Thomson & Kilroy (Kansas City, Mo.): Partner William H. Fischer has joined from Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris & Rieselbach (Milwaukee). He will represent health care providers and high-technology businesses. Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman (Washington, D.C.): James J. Hoecker, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission until January 2001, has joined the firm’s energy practice as a partner. NEW FIRM Enola Brown, a former shareholder at Tampa, Fla.’s Annis, Mitchell, Cockey, Edwards & Roehn, has opened an environmental law practice at 442 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 340 in Tampa, Fla. Phone: (813) 258-2989. Brown specializes in soil and groundwater contamination matters. Richard M. Rosenbleeth, former general counsel to MBIA MuniServices Co. and a retired partner from Philadelphia’s Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley, has launched a new mediation and arbitration practice. The office is located at One Logan Square, 8th floor, in Philadelphia. Phone: (215) 569-5410. FIRM MANAGEMENT Katten Muchin Zavis (Chicago): The firm has hired Cheryl Gidley as its first chief marketing officer. Gidley was most recently vice president of marketing at a $10 billion Chicago-based division of G.E. Capital. Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy (Atlanta): The firm has hired Charles A. Vann as its chief operating officer. Vann was previously COO at Bradley, Arant, Rose & White (Birmingham, Ala.) and has 17 years’ experience in management.

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