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Seyfarth Shaw Adds Two Partners in Washington D.C.


Seyfarth Shaw Adds Two Partners in Washington D.C.

Summary: Seyfarth Shaw LLP is continuing its growth with the addition of two partners in their Washington D.C. Corporate department.

Seyfarth Shaw Adds Two Partners in Washington D.C.

The Corporate department at Seyfarth Shaw LLP has seen a boost in Washington D.C. The team added two experienced partners – John D. Shire and William B. Eck – from Washington D.C. offices. Shire joins from Fox Rothschild while Eck will be leaving the health law boutique Hooper, Lundy & Bookman.

Chair of Seyfarth’s Corporate department, Paul Mattingly, said “John and Bill are exceptional corporate lawyers. 2016 has been a year of growth for our transactional and regulatory practices, especially in the healthcare, M&A and energy areas. They are both strong gifted team members who augment our existing practices in the Washington D.C. office and our national Corporate department.”

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Managing partner of the Washington D.C. office Robert Bodansky added, “John and Bill are supremely talented lawyers with impressive records of success in the beltway and nationally. John has a strong transactional practice and can work with public and private clients spanning many industries. Bill has a deep knowledge of health care regulation and enhances the firm’s capabilities in both transactional and regulatory health law. John and Bill share our passion for client service and we are excited to have them join our collaborative team.”

Seyfarth has made several additions to their firm in the past year. The Corporate department focuses on mergers and acquisitions, investment management, securities, commercial transactions, corporate counseling, international business, financing, and tax planning.

Shire earned his J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and his B.A. from Bucknell University. While at Pennsylvania State’s law school, he was the Associate Editor of The Dickinson Law Review.

Eck received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago, where he was the Valedictorian. He now has over 30 years of experience in regulatory, transactional, and enforcement of health law.


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