SAN FRANCISCO

Covington & Burling partner James Atwood has relocated from Washington to the firm’s S.F. office. Atwood will continue to serve as co-chair of the antitrust and consumer law group. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 1969.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom selected Lauren Brady as one of its 29 Skadden fellows for the class of 2006. Brady, who is a Stanford Law School graduate, will work for Legal Services for Children.

Preston Gates & Ellis has named F. Gale Connor managing partner of the San Francisco office. Connor, who has been with the firm since March 2005, is a 1987 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

Elizabeth Dolter and David Gordon have joined Kenney & Markowitz as of counsel in the insurance coverage group.

Dolter, who was previously with Gordon & Dolter, received her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1986.

Gordon, who was formerly with Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, graduated from Hastings College of the Law in 1976.

Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass has added Sabina Feve as an associate in the litigation practice. Feve, who was previously with Heller Ehrman, graduated from Harvard Law School in 2002.

SOUTH BAY

Mark Foster and Heather Meeker were elected to the American Law Institute. ALI, which publishes restatements of the law, model codes and other proposals for law reform, is limited to only 3,000 members.

Foster is affiliate counsel to Bergeson in San Jose. He is a 1981 graduate of Hastings College of the Law.

Meeker is a partner with Greenberg Traurig in East Palo Alto. She graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1994.

Greenberg Traurig in East Palo Alto has elevated Micheal Reagan to partner. Reagan, who represents emerging growth and established technology companies as well as venture capital firms, is a 1999 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham has added Jacob Schwarz as a partner in the Palo Alto office. Schwarz, who was formerly with Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean, focuses on corporate law. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1997.

EAST BAY

Partner John Gardner and associate Caleb Jay have joined Carroll, Burdick & McDonough’s corporate and real estate group in Walnut Creek.

Gardner, who was previously with Cooper, White & Cooper, is a 1987 graduate of UCLA School of Law.

Jay, who served as assistant general counsel for the Oakland A’s, graduated from University of San Francisco School of Law in 2002.

Richard Vanis has been elevated from of counsel to partner at Walnut Creek’s Archer Norris. Vanis earned his J.D. from Whittier College School of Law in 1996. He specializes in catastrophic injuries and represents property owners, developers, general contractors, educational institutions and their insurance carriers.

SACRAMENTO

Downey Brand has elevated Andrew Collier, Nicole Granquist, Jennifer Harder, Tom Henry and John O’Malley to partner.

Collier, who joined the firm in 2002, focuses on general civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial and insolvency law. He received his J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law in 1997.

Granquist, who joined the firm in 1998, specializes in environmental law with an emphasis on water quality regulation and litigation. She is a 1998 graduate of University of Oregon School of Law.

Harder, who joined the firm in 1999, focuses on water law, the California Environmental Quality Act and endangered species law. She graduated from UC-Davis’ King Hall School of Law in 1998.

Henry, who joined the firm in 1999, handles land use and mining law. He also received his J.D. from King Hall in 1998.

O’Malley, who joined the firm in 1999, is a Certified Family Law Specialist. He also is a 1998 graduate of King Hall.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Kevin Kish, Karen Tamis and Lisa Young were named Skadden fellows for the class of 2006 by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Kish, who is a Yale Law School graduate, will work for Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.

Tamis, who is a UCLA School of Law graduate, will work for Western Law Center for Disability Rights in Los Angeles.

Lisa Young, a Harvard Law School graduate, will work for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego.