Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of May 16, 2022 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of May 16, 2022


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of May 16, 2022.

Matthew Lea has joined Energy & Natural Resources, Finance at Reed Smith LLP and comes from Winstead PC.

Kristina Trauger joined the Capital Markets, Corporate/Transactional group at Proskauer Rose and was previously at Shearman & Sterling.

Jessica Falkenstein will practice Commercial Litigation law at Conrad O’Brien and is moving from McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C.

Nathan Toth is moving to Cozen O’Connor from New York City Council and will practice Government Relations law.

Marc Fuller has joined Trial & Appellate Litigation at Jackson Walker LLP and comes from Vinson and Elkins.

Marshall Brozost joined the Corporate & Transactional group at McDermott Will & Emery and was previously at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

Alykhan (Aly) Shivji will practice Corporate & Transactional law at McDermott Will & Emery and is moving from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Billy Hildbold is moving to McDermott Will & Emery from Morrison & Foerster LLP and will practice Corporate & Transactional law.

Justin Bender has joined Corporate & Transactional at McDermott Will & Emery and comes from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Blair Carter joined the Government Contracts, Construction group at Sherman & Howard and was previously at Sears & Associates.

Angela Olivarez will practice Capital Markets, Corporate & Transactional, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Private Equity law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and is moving from Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Steven V. Torello is moving to O’Melveny & Myers LLP from Willkie Farr & Gallagher and will practice Corporate & Transactional, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions law.

Ryan Cicero has joined Bank Finance, Corporate & Transactional at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and is coming from Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Chris Collier joined the Products Liability, Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation Group at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP and was previously at Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP.

Letty P. Aguilar will practice Employment Law at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. and is moving from Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons LLP.

Katie Doherty is moving to Armstrong Teasdale from MG+M Law Firm and will practice Asbestos Litigation law.

Nathan Jepson has joined Alternative Dispute Resolution at Armstrong Teasdale.

Aariel Williams joined the Cannabis and Hemp Law group at Armstrong Teasdale and was previously at Snell & Wilmer.

Scott Berson will practice Corporate & Finance law at Arnold & Porter and is moving from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Avery A. Cummings is moving to Blank Rome from McDermott Will & Emery LLP and will practice Real Estate law.

Jennifer R. Toghian has joined Matrimonial & Family Law at Blank Rome and is coming from Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth.

Timothy McMahon joined the Commercial Litigation group at Bond, Schoeneck & King.

Maureen Linch will practice Tax law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and is moving from Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Marcela Robledo is moving to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and will practice Intellectual Property law.

David Kopans has joined Regulatory and Government Affairs at DLA Piper and is coming from Jones Day.

Tiffany Reeves joined the Investment Management group at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and was previously at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren.

Sonja TromEayrs will practice Family Law at Fox Rothschild LLP and is moving from Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Christopher Zamlout is moving to Gibbons P.C. from Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC and will practice Employment & Labor law.

Jesse Myers has joined Private Equity, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and is coming from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

Victor Aqeel joined the Workers Compensation group at Goldberg Segalla.

Scott French will practice Technology, Mergers + Acquisitions, Capital Markets, and Private Equity law at Goodwin Procter LLP and is moving from Latham & Watkins.

Carlos J. Reyes is moving to GrayRobinson from Reyes Law Group and will practice Real Estate law.

Tiffany D.W. Shimada has joined Intellectual Property & Technology at Greenberg Traurig, LLP and comes from Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

Marc T. Rasich joined the Intellectual Property & Technology group at Greenberg Traurig, LLP and was previously at Stoel Rives LLP.

Curtis Stefanak will practice Corporate, Private Funds law at Greenberg Traurig, LLP and is moving from Holland & Knight.

RaffaelFiumara is moving to Greenberg Traurig, LLP from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. and will practice Corporate, Capital Markets Law.

Johnathan Duncan has joined Capital Markets and Securities at Haynes and Boone, LLP, coming from ArentFox Schiff LLP.

Robert J. Kendall III joined the Construction & Public Contracts group at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP and was previously at McLane Middleton, Professional Association.

John Devine will practice Corporate, M&A and Securities, Healthcare law at Holland & Knight and is moving from Ballard Spahr LLP.

Jordan Schwartz is moving to Honigman LLP from Miller Johnson and will practice Corporate law.

Kevin Khachatryan has joined Health Care at Husch Blackwell and is coming from DOLL AMIR & ELEY LLP.

Jonathan R. Cavalier joined the Litigation group at Jackson Lewis P.C. and was previously at Cozen O’Connor.

Brian Miller will practice Trial and Global Dispute law at King & Spalding and is moving from Akerman LLP.

Samantha Kavanaugh is moving to King & Spalding from Akerman LLP and will practice Trial and Global Dispute law.

Ross Linzer has joined Trial and Global Disputes at King & Spalding and is coming from Akerman LLP.

Domenic Cervoni joined the Finance & Financial Services group at Locke Lord LLP and was previously at HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.

Eli Curi will practice Emerging Companies law at Latham & Watkins LLP and is moving from Fenwick & West LLP.

Eric Graben is moving to Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP from Wyche Law Firm and will practice Corporate/Securities law.

Vincent Polsinelli has joined Labor & Employment at Nixon Peabody LLP and is coming from Jackson Lewis P.C.

Christopher Stevens joined the Labor & Employment group at Nixon Peabody LLP.

David Aaronson will practice Oil & Gas law at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and is moving from Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

David Lawson is moving to Perkins Coie from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and will practice Trust & Estate Planning law.

Stanley E. Bulua has joined Corporate and Transactional at Polsinelli and is coming from Robinson Brog.

Jeanne R. Solomon joined the Corporate and Transactional group at Polsinelli.

Scott S. Ahroni will practice Tax law at Polsinelli and is moving from Robinson Brog.

Erika L. Colangelo is moving to Polsinelli from Robinson Brog and will practice Tax law.

Jon Fingeret has joined Corporate at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP and is coming from Fingeret General Counsel Services PLLC.

Lance Levine joined the Real Estate Group at Shearman & Sterling and was previously at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.

Andrew Ostapko will practice Corporate Finance law at Stinson LLP and is moving from Winstead PC.

Alesha Dominique is moving to Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP and will practice Intellectual Property law.

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