New partners

Bingham McCutchen: Six associates have achieved partner status�Go Hashimoto (corporate and finance/New York), Jeffrey O. Himstreet (broker-dealer and securities litigation/Washington), John D. Pernick (litigation and intellectual property/San Francisco), Douglas T. Schwarz (employment-related litigation/New York), Colin West (commercial litigation/San Francisco) and Mark Williams (regulatory/Washington).

Drinker Biddle & Reath (Philadelphia): Four new partners have been elected�Ian P. Goldstein (corporate and securities/Princeton, N.J.); John R. Przypyszny (education law/Washington); Steven M. Selna (products liability/San Francisco); and David J. Woolf (labor and employment/Philadelphia).

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon (Phoenix): Brenda (Barton) Kolobara, with a commercial litigation practice, and Carolyn Craft Martin, with a focus in commercial real estate, financing and corporate law, have been promoted to partner.

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal: Thomas P. L’Helias, Owen D. Kurtin and Michael R. Flynn have signed on as partners in the corporate and securities group in New York. Devereux Chatillon has joined as a New York partner focusing on copyright and publishing matters.

Strasburger & Price (Dallas): The 2004 partnership class has four newly elected members�Debra W. Biehle, Elizabeth P. Volmert and Clifford Bowie Husted are with the trial practice group in Houston, and Lynn B. Roberts, a transactional attorney, is resident in Dallas.

Laterals

Kilpatrick Stockton (Atlanta): Chemical patent expert Dave Krasnow has been added as a partner in the intellectual property practice group based in the firm’s home office.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart: Lori Bowman is a new shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Previously the head of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s employment practice group, Bowman focuses on representing employers in all aspects of employment law.

Piper Rudnick: Nine former Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman attorneys have joined the firm’s New York office, five of them partners. The group includes Martin Polevoy, who will head the real estate practice, along with Richard Fries, Alan Linder, Marc Hurel and Todd Marcus.

Venable: James E. Rogan, former United States congressman, U.S. undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, has rejoined the firm in Washington as a partner in the legislative group. Intellectual property attorney Wayne Paugh, Rogan’s chief of staff at the U.S. patent office, also joins Venable as senior legislative counsel. Rogan has also been a municipal judge and a deputy DA.

New counsel

Greenberg Traurig: Entertainment attorney Richard Marks has joined as of counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is a former vice president of business and legal affairs at Universal Network Television and a consultant for Nickelodeon Movies.

Lord, Bissell & Brook (Chicago): Rocco N. Covino, most recently an associate general counsel and ethics compliance officer at the United States Department of Justice, and Daniel G. Schmedlen Jr. have both joined the firm’s New York office as of counsel.

Schiff Hardin & Waite (Chicago): Peter L. Rossiter will rejoin the firm as of counsel in the financial institutions group. His practice will also include corporate, securities and business law. Rossiter previously served with Schiff Hardin from 1976 to 1992, and most recently was general counsel of Northern Trust Corp.

Firm management

Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan (Santa Monica, Calif.): Bruce A. Friedman has been elected managing partner. The commercial and insurance litigation specialist is also a past president and member of the board of governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, as well as co-chairman of the firm’s litigation department.

Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin (San Francisco): Three attorneys have been promoted to membership on the firm’s board of directors�Jeffrey E. Faucette (commercial and civil litigation), Jonathan W. Hughes (litigation) and Alex Moore (business law).

Elected

Judy Davidoff, who focuses on land use, environmental and development law as a shareholder at San Francisco’s Steefel, Levitt & Weiss, has been elected president of Commercial Real Estate Women, a 225-member nonprofit group established to promote and sponsor educational and professional activities in the commercial real estate arena.

Appointed

David B. Losee, an environmental law and land use partner at Hartford, Conn.’s Halloran & Sage, has been named to serve a four-year term on the National Advisory Environmental Health Services Council of the National Institutes of Health. He was appointed by Tommy G. Thompson, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Honored

Catherine Crier, the host of Court TV’s Catherine Crier Live and the executive editor of legal news specials, will receive the Edward R. Finch Law Day Speech Award, given by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Public Education. It cites original speeches that enrich the public’s understanding and appreciation of law.

Firm merger

Holland & Knight has absorbed the trusts, estates and nonprofit organizations boutique Cowley & Chidester into its private wealth services West Coast practice based in Los Angeles. The group serves clients in the areas of estates, nonprofit organizations and charitable gift planning.

Movers is compiled and written by Roger Adler. Please send material to him at The National Law Journal, 105 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016.