Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of February 28, 2022 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of February 28, 2022


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of February 28, 2022.

Tom Firestone has joined White Collar at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and comes from Baker & McKenzie.

Ryan P. Hogan joined the Special Litigation and Compliance group at Snell & Wilmer and was previously from Tiffany & Bosco.

Daniel Villaire will practice Employment Law at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. and is moving from Howard & Howard.

Darlene Haas Awada is moving to Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. from Stellantis and will practice Traditional Labor Relations law.

Juan Grana has joined Securities and Capital Markets at Rimon PC and is coming from Latham & Watkins.

Jason N. Sena joined the Government Affairs group at Archer and was previously at Cutolo Barros LLC.

Lindsay E. Ray will practice Commercial/Business Litigation law at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC and is moving from Dechert LLP.

Martin W. Lester is moving to Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC and will practice Immigration, Labor & Employment Law.

Brooke Rogers has joined Litigation at Benesch.

Elizabeth Dyer joined the ERISA, Litigation and Arbitration group at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and was previously at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Thomas Bednar will practice Securities and M&A, Litigation law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and is moving from Jones Day.

Sophie Smith is moving to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP from Kirkland & Ellis LLP and will practice Private Equity law.

Christopher Banks has joined Commercial and Labor & Employment at Crowell & Moring and is coming from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

Paul Scrivano joined the Corporate, M&A group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and was previously at O'Melveny & Myers LLP.

Sean Gouhin will practice corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, private equity law at Dickinson Wright and is moving from The Gouhin Law Group.

Jason Roberts moves to Fisher Phillips and will practice Litigation and Trials law.

Aaron Blumberg has joined Immigration at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP and is coming from Alston & Bird LLP.

Carter J. Wallace joined the Management and Professional Liability group at Goldberg Segalla.

Polly N. Tran will practice Transportation law at Goldberg Segalla.

Robert W. Clark moves to Goldberg Segalla from Hanlon Boglioli & Hanlon PC and will practice Workers' Compensation law.

Radoslaw Michalak has joined Technology, Capital Markets at Goodwin Procter and is coming from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Scott Bluni joined the Intellectual Property group at Goodwin Procter and was previously at Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC.

Janice McLean will practice Environmental & Sustainability Law at GrayRobinson and is moving from the City of Tampa.

Richard Mrizek is moving to Jackson Lewis P.C. from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and will practice Litigation law.

Paige T. Bennett has joined Class Actions and Complex Litigation at Jackson Lewis P.C. and comes from Daniels & Tredennick PLLC.

Kenneth J. Harder joined the Immigration group at Jackson Lewis P.C. and was previously at Dunbar Harder, PLLC.

Charles T. Jeremiah will practice Litigation law at Jackson Lewis P.C. and is moving from Andrews Myers, P.C.

Christine Traversi is moving to Jackson Lewis P.C. from Dunbar Harder, PLLC and will practice Immigration law.

Keri E. Riemer has joined Asset Management and Investment Funds at K&L Gates and is coming from U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Justin Mapes joined the Real Estate Group at Locke Lord and was previously at Highgate Hotels.

Stephanie Teicher will practice Banking and Private Equity Finance law at Latham & Watkins and is moving from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

Barrie VanBrackle is moving to Latham & Watkins from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and will practice Emerging Companies & Venture Capital law.

Katie Hull has joined Private Equity at McGuireWoods and comes from Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.

Kristen McDermott Woodrum joined the Healthcare, Private Equity & Finance group at McGuireWoods and was previously at American Health Law Association.

Lani Duffy will practice Corporate and Transactions law at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone and is moving from Ford Motor Company.

Chris DeCresce is moving to Paul Hastings from Covington & Burling and will practice Securities & Capital Markets law.

Alex Chung has joined Intellectual Property at Perkins Coie and is coming from Jones Day.

Willie Wood joined the Litigation group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and was previously from McKool Smith.

Steven Maddox will practice Litigation, Intellectual Property law at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch and is moving from Maddox Edwards PLLC.

Jeremy Edwards is moving to Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch from Maddox Edwards PLLC and will practice Litigation, Intellectual Property law.

Julie Langdon has joined Intellectual Property at Vedder Price and comes from Dunlap Codding PC.

Colby Smith joined the Corporate group at Holland & Knight and was previously at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Luke P. Iovine will practice M&A law at Hogan Lovells and is moving from Paul Hastings.

Cormac Connor is moving to Husch Blackwell from Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC and will practice White Collar, Internal Investigations & Compliance law.

SamaaHaridi has joined International Arbitration at King & Spalding and is coming from Hogan Lovells.

Andrew Demko joined the Commercial Litigation group at Mayer Brown and was previously at Katten Muchin Rosenman.

Michael Menssen will practice Litigation & Dispute Resolution law at Mayer Brown and is moving from Stoel Rives LLP.

Cameron Sabin is moving to Mayer Brown from Stoel Rives LLP and will practice Litigation & Dispute Resolution law.

Andrew Russell has joined Labor & Employment at McGuireWoods and is coming from Fox Rothschild.

Timothy J. Santoli joined the Tax group at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo and was previously at Dentons.

Michele Glessner will practice Intellectual Property law at Moore & Van Allen and is moving from Alston & Bird.

Tony Chan is moving to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and will practice Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity law.

Joshua Soven has joined Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and comes from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Cynthia A. Dixon joined the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science group at Polsinelli.

Robert H. Sutton will practice Private Funds law at Proskauer Rose and is moving from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Joshua Rees is moving to Quarles & Brady from Rosette, LLP and will practice Energy, Infrastructure & Environment law.

Elizabeth Hall has joined Litigation and Disputes at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick and is coming from the Office of the Public Defender, Fourth Judicial Circuit.

Clayton R. Williams joined the Labor, Employment and Benefits Group at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick and was previously at Johnston Allison & Hord, PA.

Diane Minear will practice Health Care law at Spencer Fane and is moving from Prime Healthcare.

Steve Greenfield is moving to Spencer Fane from Munck Wilson Mandala LLP and will practice Intellectual Property law.

June Santiago has joined Health Care at Spencer Fane and is coming from Faegre & Benson LLP.

Raj Gangadean joined the Corporate and Business Transactions Group at Spencer Fane.

Richard Hills will practice Financial Services law at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders and is moving from Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis LLP.

Laura Stefani is moving to Venable and will practice Communications law.

Joe Kaczorowski has joined Corporate & Financial Services at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and comes from Cooley LLP.

Sharon Desh joined the Complex Commercial Litigation group at Winston & Strawn and was previously at Bartlit Beck LLP.

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