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

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


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

Michael Daniells has joined Intellectual Property at Barnes & Thornburg and comes from Indianapolis Bar Association.

Samuel Leist joined the Litigation Group at Barnes & Thornburg and was previously at Aronberg Goldgehn.

Brian Nguyen moves from Brown Neri Smith & Khan and will practice Insurance Recovery and Litigation Law at Barnes & Thornburg.

Thomas K. Petersen moves to Barnes & Thornburg from the United States Court of Federal Claims and will practice Fraud and Abuse Compliance and Defense, Healthcare Law.

Josh White has joined Corporate and Private Client Services at Barnes & Thornburg and comes from Cordell & Cordell.

Anna Whitacre joined the Intellectual Property Group at Barnes & Thornburg and was previously at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP.

Lakisha Woods moves from Metropolitan Human Relations Commission and will practice Labor and Employment Law at Barnes & Thornburg.

Ambreen Ahmad moves to Barnes & Thornburg from Mayer Brown and will practice Litigation Law.

Michael A. Arana has joined Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Funds and Asset Management, Venture Capital, and Private Equity at Barnes & Thornburg and comes from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

David Castleberry joined the Employment Law Group at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart and was previously at Manning, Curtis, Bradshaw, & Bednar.

Kathleen Weron will practice Employment Law at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart and moves from Manning, Curtis, Bradshaw, & Bednar.

Mallory Morgan Combest moves to Burr & Forman from the United States District Court and will practice Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance Law.

Whitney Sport McElroy has joined Commercial & Corporate Finance, Real Estate at Burr & Forman and comes from Hale and Hale PLC.

Julie A. Oliver joined the Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates Planning Group at Burr & Forman and was previously at Davis & Boyd, LLC.

Sara S. Parrish will practice Government Relations Law at Burr & Forman.

Joseph Barnello moves to Burr & Forman and will practice Labor & Employment Law.

Michael Fletcher has joined Real Estate at Dorsey & Whitney and comes from Gallagher & Kennedy.

Christopher Caravello joined the Immigration Group at Fisher Phillips and was previously at Berry Appleman & Leiden.

Natalie Hirt Adamsmoves from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and will practice Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations, Litigation Law at Foley & Lardner.

Jason Mehta moves to Foley & Lardner from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and will practice Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations, Litigation Law.

Rochelle Haller has joined Taxation & Wealth Planning at Fox Rothschild and comes from Foster Garvey.

Daniel R. Woods joined the Global Insurance Services Group at Goldberg Segalla and was previously at Condon & Cook.

Gregory F. McGroarty moves from Voss Nitsberg DeCoursey and Hawley and will practice Transportation and Product Liability Law at Goldberg Segalla.

Thomas Philpot moves to GrayRobinson from Hopping Green & Sams, P.A., and will practice Alcohol Beverage Practice Law.

Robert P. Lynch has joined Commercial Litigation, and Product & General Liability at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani and comes from Gallagher Sharp.

Nathan Howze joined the Corporate, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A Financing Group at Honigman LLP and was previously at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila.

Viren Mascarenhas will practice Litigation & Arbitration Law at Milbank LLP and moves from King & Spalding.

Michael Mortensen moves to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius from Jackson Lewis and will practice Healthcare Law.

Andrew S. Wong has joined Litigation & Dispute Resolution at Reed Smith and comes from Dechert LLP.

Sadaf Deedar joined the Intellectual Property Group at Spencer Fane.

Alexander Berger will practice Real Estate Law at Vedder Price and moves from Meyer, Suozzi, English, and Klein.

Hannah Gahimer moves to Church Church Hittle + Antrim and will practice Employment Litigation, School Law, and Family Law.

Peter Hutson has joined Business Services and Real Estate at Church Church Hittle + Antrim.

Sloan Schafer joined the Business Services and Tax Group at Church Church Hittle + Antrim and was previously at Kroger, Gardis & Regas.

Anne Marie Simoneaux will practice Business Litigation Law at Hall Booth Smith.

Margaret Daly moves to Hall Booth Smith from Tin Fulton Walker & Owen and will practice Appellate, General Liability, and Medical Malpractice Law.

Navroz Tharani has joined Data Privacy & Cyber Security and Transportation at Hall Booth Smith.

Olivia Spradley joined the Medical Malpractice Group at Hall Booth Smith and was previously at Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law.

Henry Cleland moves from King & Spalding and will practice Appellate, Education Law at Hall Booth Smith.

Mikayla Mobley moves to Hall Booth Smith and will practice Business Litigation Law.

Jim Hicks has joined Business Litigation, Labor & Employment at Hall Booth Smith.

Samantha LeJune joined the Business Litigation and Construction Group at Hall Booth Smith.

Kevin Denyer will practice Construction and Corporate Law at Hall Booth Smith.

Thomas E. Jablonski moves to Hall Booth Smith and will practice Construction, Health Care, and Medical Malpractice Law.

Elizabeth Mireles has joined Business Litigation and Tort & Insurance at Higgs Fletcher & Mack and comes from Cozen O'Connor.

Mackenzie G. Kellermeyer joined the Trusts and Estates Group at Harter Secrest & Emery and was previously at the Law Offices of Pullano& Farrow PLLC.

Zach Fitzgerald moves from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and will practice Commercial Litigation and Appeals Law at Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe.

Nathan Studeny moves to Kohrman Jackson & Krantz from Sutter O'Connell Co. and will practice Litigation & Arbitration and Real Estate Law.

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