Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of February 01, 2021 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of February 01, 2021


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of February 01, 2021.
Week of February 01, 2021

Debra Gatison Hatter has joined Corporate, M&A, and securities at Norton Rose Fulbright and is coming from Clark Hill Law.

Krishna Veeraraghavan joined the Corporate group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and was previously at Sullivan & Cromwell.

R Gavin Mackinnon will practice Transportation law at Goldberg Segalla and is moving from Kelley Kronenberg.

Warrington Parker is moving to Crowell & Moring from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and will practice Litigation law.

Michael Engle will practice law in the White Collar Criminal Defense division of Armstrong Teasdale and is moving from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

Mark Mushkin has joined Capital Market at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and is coming from Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Steven Zelkowitz joined the Real Estate group at Spiritus Law and was previously at Fox Rothschild.

Edward Dyson will practice Capital Market law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and is moving from Cooley.

Leah Recht moves to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe from Kirkland & Ellis and will practice M&A and Private Equity law.

Andrew Kline will practice law in the Cannabis Law division of Perkins Coie and is moving from National Cannabis Industry Association.

Paul Connell has joined State Attorneys General at Cozen O'Connor and is coming from Reed Smith.

Denise Plunkett joined the Antitrust Litigation group at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider and was previously at Ballard Spahr.

Stan Lewandowski will practice Corporate law at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and is moving from K&L Gates.

Brian Wall Jr. is moving to Smith Mirabella Blake from McCann & Wall and will practice Personal Injury law.

Joshua Riley will practice law in the Commercial Litigation division of Jenner & Block and is moving from Boies Schiller Flexner.

Matthew Ormiston has joined Banking and Finance at Nexsen Pruet and is coming from Farm Credit Bank of Texas.

Dan Cogdell joined the White Collar and Criminal Defense group at Jones Walker and was previously at Cogdell Law Firm.

Beth Myers will practice Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution law at Burns & Levinson and is moving from Powers, Jodoin, Margolis & Mantell.

Gayle Klein is moving to Schulte Roth & Zabel from McKool Smith and will practice Litigation law.

Scott Cole will practice law in the Commercial Litigation division of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and is moving from McKool Smith.

Robin Cohen has joined Insurance Litigation at Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna and is coming from McKool Smith.

Sandra Ferrera joined the Real Estate & Land Use group at Day Pitney and was previously at SMF Law.

Rex Heinke will practice Appellate Law at California Appellate Law Group and is moving from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Nicholas Gravante is moving to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft from Boies, Schiller & Flexner and will practice Litigation.

Philip Iovieno will practice law in the Antitrust Litigation division of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and is moving from Boies, Schiller & Flexner.

Karen Dyer has joined Litigation at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and is coming from Boies, Schiller & Flexner.

Lawrence Brandman joined the Litigation group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and was previously at Boies, Schiller & Flexner.

Alan Yatvin will practice Civil Rights Litigation at Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores and is moving from Popper & Yatvin.

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