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From left: Tina M. Tabacchi, Michael F. Bonamarte IV, Lydia R.B. Kelley and Gabriel G. Tsui.
From left: Tina M. Tabacchi, Michael F. Bonamarte IV, Lydia R.B. Kelley and Gabriel G. Tsui.

Dentons promoted Michael E. Morden, trust and estate planning, and Elke Rehbock, corporate matters, to partner and Tara Reedy Sliva, intellectual property and technology matters, to counsel.

Golan & Christie promoted Laura A. Balson, employment law and commercial litigation, and Matthew C. Wasserman, corporate law and governance, to partner.

Howard & Howard named Leonard W. Sachs managing attorney of its Peoria office.

The John Marshall Law School named Ramsey B. Donnell its director of library and technology services.

Jones Day promoted Tina M. Tabacchi to partner in charge of its Chicago office.

Levin & Perconti promoted Michael F. Bonamarte IV, personal-injury and medical-malpractice litigation, to partner.

McDermott Will & Emery promoted Lydia R.B. Kelley to partner in charge of its Chicago office.

Neal Gerber & Eisenberg named Sonia Menon its chief operating officer, promoted Maria J. Minor to director of professional recruitment and development and named Sandy Pleckaitis director of human resources.

OSI Group promoted Donna B. Coaxum to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom promoted Sarah E.S. Ralph, federal income tax planning matters, to partner.


To Barnes & Thornburg: Partner Andrew R. Andreasik, real estate developer, investor and owner representation, from K&L Gates.

To Chapman and Cutler: Partners Daniel J. Bacastow, John F. Bibby Jr., Robert L. Capizzi, Amy Cobb Curran, David J. Kates, Michael J. Mitchell, Megan C. Rudd and Richard K. Tomei and associate Latrice M. Phillips, all health-care and nonprofit financing, from Jones Day.

To DiTommaso Lubin: Associate John R. McInerney, complex commercial and class-action litigation.

To Edwards Wildman Palmer: Associate Ian R. Williams, labor and employment issues, from a federal law clerkship.

To Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery: Partner Michael J. Krautner, intellectual property law, from McAndrews Held & Malloy.

To Franczek Radelet: Associates Laura E. Knittle, education law, from a federal judicial externship; and David G. Weldon, labor and employment law, from Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lifton & Taylor.

To Freeborn & Peters: Senior counsel Fred Foreman, government and regulatory law and complex litigation. He recently retired as Lake County chief circuit judge.

To Gould & Ratner: Associate Tyrone H. Thomas Jr., real estate matters, from the University of Illinois College of Law.

To Hamilton Thies & Lorch: Partners Thomas P. Duffy and Marcia Owens, commercial real estate matters, from Edwards Wildman Palmer.

To HeplerBroom: Associate Anna A. Rostovtsev, complex business litigation matters.

To James McHugh Construction Co.: General counsel Daniel G. Rosenberg, from Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton.

To Jenner & Block: Partner Louis E. Fogel, patent litigation and counseling, from Ropes & Gray.

To Latham & Watkins: Partner David K. Callahan, complex litigation, from Kirkland & Ellis.

To Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl: Gabriel G. Tsui, federal and international tax planning, from Handler Thayer.

To McDonald Hopkins: Member Tara Goff Kamradt, business law matters, from BakerHostetler.

To Much Shelist: Principal Julia A. Turk, transactional matters, from Culhane Meadows.

To Quarles & Brady: Associate Joshua P. Smith, patent prosecution and IP litigation, from Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery.

To Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lifton & Taylor: Karla J. Baumler, labor and employment matters, from McGuireWoods.

To Schiff Hardin: Partner Imron T. Aly, patent and trade secret litigation, from Winston & Strawn.

To Statman Harris & Eyrich: Junilla Sledziewski, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights and business planning, from a solo practice.

To THL Credit: Associate counsel Sonia A. Patel, legal and compliance matters, from a solo practice.

To Thompson Coburn: Partner Paul D. Patrow, tax matters, from Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll.

To Vedder Price: Shareholder Jason K. Schmitz, intellectual property matters, from Baker & McKenzie.

Law firms

A&G Law has been formed by Robert M. Andalman, formerly a partner at Loeb & Loeb, and Andrew R. Greene.

Seyfarth Shaw is relocating its Chicago offices to the Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive.