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Date : 10-03-2006

Kilpatrick Stockton hires new associates


Kilpatrick Stockton inducted six new entry-level associates into its Charlotte office. Four of them—Crystal Bowman, Catherine Huie, Erin Janssen, and Julie Seidenstein—specialize in financial transactions, real estate, and restructuring, while Catherine Hutasuhut specializes in employee benefits and labor and Jamie May in corporate law. Meanwhile, the firm's Washington, DC, office has also added two new entry-level associates, Sean Green and Justin Guilder, who will join the firm's litigation practice group. A full-service international law firm, Kilpatrick Stockton has more than 480 attorneys in nine offices across the globe.

Douglas Kremer new CMO at Venable


Venable, LLP, hired Douglas G. Kremer as Chief Marketing Officer in its Washington, DC, office. A highly experienced marketing and strategy executive, Kremer will lead the development and execution of the firm's brand and marketing strategies, business development activities, and client loyalty initiatives. Kremer's experience has included creating significantly distinguishing brands and corporate positionings. He is an expert in enabling financial service companies to position themselves well in the fiercely competitive market. Before joining Venable, Kremer ran a management consulting practice, working with clients in the banking, healthcare, and nonprofit areas. Venable hopes its new offices in New York and Los Angeles will capitalize immensely on Kremer's expertise in business and market development. Venable's attorneys serve a varied clientele in diverse practice areas, including corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and government affairs, across the globe.

Kohler joins Butzel Long as Senior Attorney


Butzel Long appointed William J. Kohler Senior Attorney in its Detroit office. He formerly served as Vice President and General Counsel of Automotive Operations for Johnson Controls, a $30 billion Fortune 100 company with worldwide operations in North and South America, and was responsible for all its legal, governmental, and environmental affairs. Kohler will now lead three of Butzel Long's practice groups: transaction and finance practice, global automotive industry practice, and global trade and transactions practice. Established in 1854, Detroit-based Butzel Long is one of Michigan's oldest and largest law firms. It employs 215 attorneys and has offices in the US, as well as alliances on the Asian subcontinent. The firm's attorneys represent clients from diverse industries across a wide-ranging platform.

Chadbourne & Parke expands reach and strength


Five new partners, Frank S. Vellucci, Robin Mizrahi, Aye Yuksel, Igor Muszynski, and Konstantin O. Konstantinov, joined international law firm Chadbourne & Parke in its New York, London, Warsaw, Moscow, and St. Petersburg offices. New York-based Chadbourne & Parke is a multi-specialty firm with offices across the globe. With the addition of these new attorneys, who possess great legal expertise and excellent skills in client servicing, the firm is confident that it will make rapid strides toward tremendous growth and success. These attorneys bring with them wide-ranging experiences in sectors as varied as life sciences, securities, joint ventures, asset and stock acquisitions, technology transfer arrangements, research and development and commercialization collaborations, and strategic alliances. They are also experts in finance transactions and privatizations in the energy and infrastructure sectors, corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions and privatizations), legal regulations of infrastructure energy projects, international commerce, and financial matters (including project finance, securities regulation, secured finance, and debt restructuring).

Hogan & Hartson fortifies IP and litigation practices


Hogan & Hartson hired Scott R. Haiber as Counsel in its litigation practice at the Baltimore office, while Rich de Bodo, a prominent intellectual property litigator, has moved to the firm from Irell & Manella. Haiber focuses on corporate governance disputes and complex commercial litigation. He has experience in corporate governance matters, including defending corporations in federal litigation and defending clients in shareholder class and derivative actions. De Bodo now leads the firm's West Coast intellectual property practice, after joining its Century City, CA, office. He specializes in patent litigation relating to life sciences and other technologies. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Hogan & Hartson has 120 intellectual property lawyers across the globe, with 20 intellectual property lawyers practicing in Los Angeles. More than 1,000 attorneys practice in the broad-ranging practice areas of the firm.

Mayer Brown in major expansion mood


International law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw is in the midst of revamping its finance and private equity practices. The move comes in the wake of the firm's decision to muscle up its New York office with new leaders, after four of its partners deserted the firm to join Morrison & Foerster. In an attempt to restructure its present capacity, seniors have been promoted to new positions. While continuing in the New York office, former joint partner Brian Trust has been elevated to take charge of the firm's financial restructuring and bankruptcy practice, in addition to handling complex bankruptcy reorganizations, restructurings, and financings. Hector Gonzalez and John Ferrell will join Trust as partners in New York. The firm's intention to enhance its strength globally substantiates its decision to hire Gary Jungels and Olga Loy, experts in buyout, venture, and other private equity funds, as partners to lead the expansion of the firm's Chicago private equity fund formation practice. The firm's New York office opened in 1978, and more than 200 attorneys are currently engaged in advising clients in the private and project financing, securitization, bank regulations, capital markets, corporate, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged leasing and restructurings, real estate, and tax advice areas.

Orrick strengthens East Coast presence


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe hired leading public finance lawyer Pauline Schneider as a partner in its Washington, DC, office. Prior to joining Orrick, Schneider served as Of Counsel for Hunton & Williams. She will join with Darrin Glymph, a former Hunton colleague and of counsel. Both Schneider and Glymph are well-known public finance lawyers on the East Coast. Schneider represents clients in legislative and other governmental matters and serves as counsel to state and local governments and other parties in matters relating to bonds and conduit financings. A prominent firm in the area of public finance, Orrick focuses on finance law, complex commercial litigation, and corporate law, including tax law. With a workforce of 84 resident attorneys, Orrick's Washington, DC, office provides legal services to top-notch clients in extensive finance practice areas, including structured finance and asset securitizations, energy and project finance, and public finance.

McGrath, Pak join Seyfarth Shaw


Kevin McGrath, a former federal prosecutor, joined the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, as a securities and financial litigation practice partner. Another talented corporate and finance attorney, Charles C. Pak, joined Seyfarth Shaw's Los Angeles office as a corporate and finance partner. Prior to joining the firm, McGrath was Counsel with Goodwin Procter in Boston, and Pak was associated with Kirkland & Ellis as a founding member of the corporate practice group in its Los Angeles office. McGrath, who aims to expand Seyfarth Shaw's white-collar practice beyond Boston and New York, specializes in white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations, securities, and other complex civil litigation matters, in addition to federal and state tax litigation. Pak specializes in the areas of private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. Seyfarth Shaw has more than 70 lawyers in Boston and 650 lawyers nationwide. The firm expects to benefit significantly from McGrath's highly developed litigation skills in its securities and financial litigation practice, as well as from Pak's outstanding performance as an effective, seasoned corporate counselor. Seyfarth Shaw provides a broad range of legal services to high-profile clients in areas such as labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation and business services, mergers and acquisitions, securities, investment management, corporate counseling, commercial transactions, financing, international business, and tax planning.

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