Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of July 11, 2022 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of July 11, 2022


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of July 11, 2022.

John Strohm has joined Corporate Law at Frost Brown Todd LLC.

James W. Grice joined the Real Estate, Data Centers, and Digital Infrastructure group at Akerman LLP and was previously at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP.

Michael D. McKinley moves from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP, to practice Real Estate, Data Centers and Digital Infrastructure law at Akerman LLP.

Winston Kirton moves to Baker & Hostetler from Winston & Strawn LLP and will practice FDA, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity law.

Lee Silverman, who previously worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, has joined Ballard Spahr’s Litigation, Real Estate and Construction Litigation practice.

Ernesto Lanza joined the Finance, Public Finance group at Ballard Spahr and was previously at Clark Hill PLC.

Nisha Patel will practice Commercial Finance & Banking law at Benesch and moves from McDonald Hopkins LLC.

Rebekah Prince moves to Blank Rome LLP from Barnes & Thornburg LLP and will practice Corporate, M&A, and Securities law.

Gregory J. Moore has joined Commercial Litigation at Blank Rome LLP and is coming from Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

C. Ryan Christian joined the Corporate & Securities, Government Contracts, Intellectual Property group at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

Kyle A. Owens will practice Banking & Financial Services law at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and moves from Dykema.

Jimmy Camilus moves to Carlton Fields from Todd R. Friedman, P.A. and will practice Real Estate and Commercial Finance law.

Mackenzie W. Collins has joined Real Estate and Commercial Finance at Carlton Fields and is coming from Egan, Flanagan & Cohen, P.C.

Christopher W. Marple joined the Real Estate and Commercial Finance group at Carlton Fields and was previously at Lefkoff, Rubin, Gleason, Russo & Williams, P.C.

Stacey Song will practice Fund Formation, Financial Services Regulatory, and Venture Capital law at Cooley and moves from Fried Frank.

Sam Denisco moves to Cozen O’Connor from the PA Chamber of Business and Industry and will practice Government Relations law.

Stephanie E. Kaiser has joined Banking & Finance, Commercial & Business Litigation at Dickinson Wright PLLC, coming from Husch Blackwell.

Nick Transier joined the Intellectual Property Group at Dinsmore & Shohl and was previously at Patterson + Sheridan, LLP.

Ankur Garg will practice Intellectual Property law at Dinsmore & Shohl and moves from Patterson + Sheridan, LLP.

Duncan K. R. McKay moves to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP from Kirkland & Ellis LLP and will practice Corporate, Finance law.

Robert A. Lemus has joined Commercial Litigation, Product & General Liability at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani and is coming from Gregor Wynne Arney, PLLC.

Denis Braham joined the Sports Law and Real Estate group at Greenberg Traurig and was previously at Winstead.

Logan Gans will practice Tax and Private Wealth Services law at Holland & Knight and moves from Shutts & Bowen LLP.

Jessica Millett moves to Hogan Lovells from Duval & Stachenfeld and will practice Corporate & Finance law.

Laurie Rubiner has joined Government Relations and Public Policy at Kelley Drye& Warren LLP, coming from Rubiner Strategies, LLC.

Kathleen Blaszak joined the Corporate, Finance and Investments group at King & Spalding and was previously at Winston & Strawn.

Danna Horton will practice Real Estate, Financial Services law at King & Spalding and moves from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Antonio Lewis moves to King & Spalding from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC and will practice Commercial Litigation and Consumer Products Litigation law.

Parisa Zarelli has joined Corporate, Securities and M&A at Lane Powell, coming from Cairncross & Hempelmann PS.

Alex Righi joined the Banking & Finance group at Mayer Brown and was previously at Kirkland & Ellis.

Gavin Beske will practice Financial Institutions Corporate & Regulatory, Corporate & Securities, and M&A law at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and moves from Broadway Financial Corporation.

Joe Howard moves to Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough from Howard Bank and will practice Banking & Financial Services law.

Tim Wagner has joined Tax Controversy, Mergers & Acquisitions at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and is coming from Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver.

Bartholomew W. Nebergall joined the Corporate and Transactional group at Polsinelli PC and was previously at DLA Piper.

Ernest L. Simons moves from Perkins Coie LLP to practice Corporate and Transactional law at Polsinelli PC.

J. David Wicker, Jr. moves to Polsinelli PC from Stites & Harbison and will practice Real Estate law.

Richard (Rick) Rifenbark has joined Healthcare at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and is coming from Polsinelli, PC.

Gabriel Valdes joined the M&A and Private Equity group at Sidley Austin LLP and was previously at McDermott Will & Emery.

Karla Utset moves from McDermott Will & Emery to practice M&A and Private Equity law at Sidley Austin LLP.

Marcos Alvarez moves to Sidley Austin LLP from Holland & Knight and will practice M&A and Private Equity law.

Anabelle Dahdah has joined M&A and Private Equity at Sidley Austin LLP and is coming from Jones Day.

Steve Hessler joined the Restructuring group at Sidley Austin LLP and was previously at Kirkland & Ellis.

David E. Waters will practice Real Estate law at Spencer Fane LLP and moves from Lathrop GPM LLP.

Elizabeth Ahlstrand moves to Squire Patton Boggs from Gfeller Laurie LLP and will practice Insurance Litigation law.

Mark Bell has joined Banking & Financial Services at Stinson LLP, coming from Hall Estill.

Gregory Ripple joined the Labor and Employment group at Vedder Price.

Matthew R. Friedenberg will practice Commercial Real Estate and Private Equity law at Vinson & Elkins and moves from Weil, Gotshal& Manges.

Regina L. Readling moves to Weil, Gotshal& Manges LLP from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and will practice Executive Compensation & Benefits law.

Kristina Littman has joined Securities Litigation & Enforcement at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and is coming from Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Adam Aderton joined the Securities Litigation & Enforcement group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and was previously at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

Joseph F. Herbert III will practice Business Litigation law at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. and moves from Koster, Brady & Nagler, LLP.

Dorine Sirota moves to Hall Booth Smith, P.C. from Koster, Brady & Nagler, LLP and will practice Construction | General Liability law.

Martin Sullivan has joined Construction | General Liability at Hall Booth Smith, P.C., coming from Koster, Brady & Nagler, LLP.

Matthew J. Lang joined the Construction | General Liability | Immigration group at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. and was previously at Koster, Brady & Nagler, LLP.

Karen Lefton moves from Lefton Group, LLC to practice Employment law at Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC.

Katie Edwards-Walpole moves to Gunster from Becker & Poliakoff, PA and will practice Real Estate Law, Environmental & Land Use Law.

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