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Legal Briefs - Jan. 2005

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Joseph P. Klock, who has served as managing partner of Miami-based Steel Hector and Davis for 25 years, has stepped down from his job running the day-to-day operations of the 200-lawyer firm. Litigator and longtime firm member Alvin B. Davis replaces Klock, who will stay on as firm chairman...

Former federal prosecutor Seth Rodner, a partner with Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa, has been named chairman of the Federal Bar Association's National Criminal Law Section...

Armando E. Lacasa, an international and governmental practice lawyer with Ruden McClosky in Miami, will chair the American Bar Association's Latin America and Caribbean Law Initiative Group, which was designed to promote legal reforms in the Americas...

Martin Press, a partner with West Palm Beach-based Gunster Yoakley, has been appointed chairman of the board of governors for Nova Southeastern University's Shepherd Broad Law Center...

Robert A. Zinn, managing partner of Orlando-based Akerman Senterfitt's Miami office, has been named to the newly created position of chief operation shareholder. He will report to firm Chairman and CEO J. Thomas Cardwell on issues relating to practice development and firm growth.