Arnold & Porter has added Ryan Casamiquela to its intellectual property group in its San Francisco office. He received his J.D. from UC-Berkeley School of Law. He joined from Kirkland & Ellis, where he worked on patent cases involving wireless standards, server-side software and hardware, as well as trademark, copyright and antitrust matters. See story online.

Crowell & Moring has added Nancy Saracino, former vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer for the California Independent System Operator Corporation, and Frank Lindh, former general counsel of the California Public Utilities Commission, as partners to the firm’s energy group in San Francisco. Saracino, who will join at the end of March, will head the firm’s new Western energy practice. See story online.

Jeffrey Bosley, a labor and employment attorney, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He comes from Winston & Strawn, where for the last 10 years he represented and counseled employers concerning labor relations and collective bargaining.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has added Mark LeHocky to the San Francisco office as of counsel. Previously, he served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Ross Stores Inc. He will be a member of the firm’s complex business litigation team.

The East Bay’s Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean elected Richard Waxman as its new managing partner. Waxman, who most recently served as chairman of the firm’s transaction department, joined Wendel Rosen in 1989 and assumed his three-year management term on March 1. He succeeded Daniel Rapaport, who continues in his litigation practice at the firm.

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth added Allan Litovsky as a partner in its Newport Beach office. In addition to focusing on intellectual property litigation and arbitration matters, he handles technology-related transactions, including joint venture agreements, research agreements, and license and outsourcing arrangements.

Latham & Watkins has promoted David Zaheer, a member of the firm’s corporate department in the Los Angeles office, from counsel to partner. He advises public companies on sales and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, joint ventures and securities law compliance. He received his J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law in 2001.

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