Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of Aug 22, 2022 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of Aug 22, 2022


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of Aug 22, 2022.

Scott Hulsey has joined Litigation at Barnes & Thornburg and comes from Kobre & Kim.

Joshua Horvitz joined the Commercial, Corporate, and Real Estate Group at Armstrong Teasdale and was previously at Fineman Krekstein & Harris.

Allyson Stavis moves from Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP and will practice Litigation, Real Estate Law at Armstrong Teasdale.

NiketRele moves to Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP from Reed Smith LLP and will practice Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Finance Law.

Jay Kreismann has joined Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, and Private Equity at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP and comes from McDermott Will & Emery.

Jason Rabbitt-Tomita joined the Corporate, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Baker Botts and was previously at Paul Hastings.

L. Hannah Ji-Otto will practice Business and Corporate Law at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, and moves from Polsinelli.

Abigail S. Pressler moves to Ballard Spahr from Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel and will practice Consumer Financial Services Law.

Robin B. Mark has joined Commercial, Corporate Litigation, and White-Collar Crime at Burr & Forman.

Mohamed Awan joined the Litigation and Mass Tort Group at Crowell & Moring and was previously at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn.

Diane Hazel will practice Health Care and Antitrust Law at Foley & Lardner and moves from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP.

Ryan Moore moves to Fox Rothschild LLP from Berkes Crane Santana & Spangler and will practice Litigation Law.

Elizabeth N. Thomson has joined Litigation at Fredrikson & Byron.

Michael V. Caracappa joined the Commercial & Criminal Group at Gibbons P.C. and was previously at Riker Danzig LLP.

Jeremy M. Brooks will practice Employment & Labor Law at Gibbons P.C. and moves from Genova Burns LLC.

John Dring moves to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and will practice Energy, Regulation, and Litigation Law.

Jonathan Bond has joined Appellate and Constitutional at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Preston P. Heck II joined the Retail and Hospitality Group at Goldberg Segalla and was previously at Shawe Rosenthal LLP.

Richard A. Crow will practice Real Estate Law at Greenberg Traurig and moves from Clark Hill PLC.

Bradley W. Foster moves to Haynes and Boone from Frost Brown Todd and will practice Securities and Shareholder Litigation Law.

Bart Huffman has joined Data Strategy, Security & Privacy at Holland & Knight and comes from Reed Smith.

Wendell Bartnick joined the Data Strategy, Security & Privacy Group at Holland & Knight and was previously at Reed Smith.

Randy Mastro will practice Trial and Global Disputes Law at King & Spalding and moves from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Jamie Dycus moves to King & Spalding from WilmerHale and will practice Financial Services Law.

Lee Sheldon has joined employment litigation at Littler Mendelson P.C.

George O’Brien joined the Corporate & Securities Group at Mayer Brown and was previously at Hogan Lovells.

Ronan Mellon will practice Banking & Finance Law at Mayer Brown and moves from DLA Piper.

Daniel Rosenthal moves to Milbank from White & Case LLP and will practice Antitrust, Litigation & Arbitration Law.

Frederick (Fritz) Lark has joined Corporate & Transactional, M&A at McDermott Will & Emery and comes from Mayer Brown.

AlyaSulaiman joined the Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Group at McDermott Will & Emery and was previously at Epic.

Seo Jung Park will practice Private Equity and M&A, Tax Law at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and moves from DLA Piper.

Andrew F. Newman moves to Polsinelli PC from Clark Hill PLC and will practice Commercial Litigation and Construction Law.

John Garner has joined Tax, Estate Planning & Personal Wealth at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur and comes from Galbraith, PLLC.

Candice Kwok joined the Intellectual Property and Technology Group at Squire Patton Boggs and was previously at Marks & Clerk.

Christopher Lacaria will practice Tax and M&A Law at White & Case and moves from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

David Viklund moves to White & Case from Paul Hastings and will practice Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

Ted Smith has joined Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions at White & Case and comes from Paul Hastings.

Aaron Berlin joined the Corporate & Finance Group at Winston & Strawn and was previously at Kirkland & Ellis.

Christopher Chiou will practice Litigation Law at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

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