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Friday, January 21, 2005

'Movers' round-up: January 17 issue

We're testing out how much we like doing summaries of the big comings and goings columns, so here goes another round-up of the National Law Journal's "Movers" column, this time from the January 17 issue.

  • Kilpatrick Stockon hired Armand DeKeyser, so say George Szamuely. DeKeyser is the former chief of staff for Sen. Jeff Sessions.

  • Holland & Knight have added three new senior counsel to its New York office. Victor Guaglianone is a former GE Capital veep, while Kenneth Stuart is ex-exec veep at ORIX USA. No one knows where George F.A. Parnell came from, but we bet he too was a veep.

  • White & Case has picked up Delbert Terrill from the U.S. International Trade Commission. He will be practicing... wait for it... international trade.

  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has expanded its Washington, D.C. business fraud team. Not with the Montreal Expos, but with Peter Clark (ex-DOJ), Philip Urofsky (ex-DOJ), H. Lowell Brown (ex-Northrop Grumman), and Stephanie Meltzer (ex-assisant U.S. attorney).

  • Joining Dan Troy at Sidley Austin is Coleen Klasmeier, his former special, so very special assistant.

  • Fish & Richardson has just opened an office in Austin, TX, and they need a couple of pardners. Do they go looking in New York City? No, they go looking at Gray Cary of DLA Piper Rudnick fame for none other than Alan Albright and Barry Shelton.

  • King & Spalding have added two more attorneys to its New York office: Dominick DeChiara, former M&A partner at O'Melveny & Myers, and H. Slayton Dabney Jr., ex-McGuireWoods partner.

  • Who has Winston & Strawn hired? Could it be... Gregory Shatan? Yes. Yes, it could. Shatan joins the IP practice from Morgan Lewis & Bockius.