Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of July 27th, 2015.

Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of July 27th.


Cosmina Simion will practice intellectual property law with Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Peterson. Simion previously practiced with DLA Piper.

Megan Christensen has joined Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where she will handle tax and ERISA matters. Christensen transfers from Blank Rome LLP.

Jessica Stebbins Bina has joined the litigation department at Lathan & Watkins. Bina previously worked for O'Melveny & Myers, LLP.

Elizabeth Cole will practice corporate law at Jones Day. Previously, Cole practiced with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Patrice Jean has joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, where she will focus on intellectual property and litigation. Jean previously worked with Kenyon & Kenyon.

Werner Vanderhaeghe has transferred from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to Olislaegers & De Creus. Vanderhaeghe will practice in the firm's corporate department.

Bernard "Bernie" Peter will focus on corporate and employment matters at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone. Previously, Peter practiced with Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, S.C.

Sanford "Sandy" Stein has will practice energy law and real estate law at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone. Stein previously practiced with Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe and Rotunno, S.C.

Michel Bayonne has joined the employment department at McCarter & English, LLP. Bayonne previously practiced with Durant, Nichols, Houston, Hodgson & Cortese-Costa, PC.

Kevin Petrasic will focus on banking matters at White & Case. Previously, Petrasic worked with Paul Hastings LLP.

Undray Wilks will handle litigation matters at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Wilks transfers from McGuire Woods.

Mark Villanueva has joined Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP in its insurance practice. Villanueva formerly worked for McCarter & English, LLP.

Richard Hedge will handle real estate and finance matters at DLA Piper. Hedge previously worked with Latham & Watkins.

John Basinger will practice antitrust law and real estate law with Saul Ewing. Basinger joins the firm from Proskauer Rose.

Stephen Schrader will handle corporate law matters at Perkins Coie. Schrader previously practiced with Baker & McKenzie.

Celina Joachim has joined Baker & McKenzie in its employment department. Formerly, Joachim worked with Direct Energy.

Niamh Curry joins Proskauer Rose in its corporate department. Curry formerly worked for Baker & McKenzie.

Weston Adams, III will focus on energy and environment matters at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Adams joins the firm from McAngus Goudelock & Courie.

Adrienne Marting has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in its healthcare department. Formerly, Marting practiced with Balch & Bingham LLP.

Julian Brew will handle antitrust and litigation matters at Thompson Coburn LLP. Brew joins from Kaye Scholer LLP.

David Dixon will join the government contracts and disputes department at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Dixon previously practiced with Buchanan Ingersoll.

James Neale will handle intellectual property matters and litigation matters at Winslett Studnicky McCormick & Bomser LLP. Neale joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Sheri Hunter has joined King & Spalding in its intellectual property department. Hunter previously worked for Norton Rose Fulbright.

Brandon Ress will practice intellectual property law at King & Spalding. Ress formerly worked for Norton Rose Fulbright.

Joshua Stambaugh has joined the litigation department at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. Stambaugh formerly worked for Kaye Scholer LLP.

Christen Douglas will handle trust and estate matters at McDermott Will & Emery. Douglas previously practiced with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

For a complete list of lateral transfers over the past several months, check out this chart at BCG Attorney Search.

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