Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of December 26, 2022 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of December 26, 2022


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of December 26, 2022.
week of December 26,2022

Brad Pedersen has joined Intellectual Property at Barnes & Thornburg and is coming from Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A.

Brian Masterson joined the Tax Practice, Private Equity group at Frost Brown Todd and was previously at Butler Snow LLP.

Ronnie Miller will practice Government Relations law at Frost Brown Todd and is moving from Barnes & Thornburg.

Kevin Kanavy is moving to Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa from Cassiday Schade LLP and will practice Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation and Analysis law.

Prathyusha Matam has joined Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation and Analysis at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and is coming from American Property Casualty Insurance Association.

Emma Sander joined the Business Litigation group at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and was previously at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Jennifer Oliver will practice Litigation, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Appellate law at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and is moving from MoginRubin LLP.

Timothy Daveler is moving to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney from Carlsbad Law Group, LLP and will practice Litigation, Class Actions, Employment Litigation, Health Care law.

Bella Olmedo (Ofelia M. Olmedo) has joined Litigation, Healthcare at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and is coming from Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP.

Kelsey Shofner joined the Corporate & Securities group at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and was previously at Baker Botts LLP.

Meghan McElvy will practice Construction, Energy law at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and is moving from Baker Botts LLP.

Sarah B. Fandrey is moving to Bradley Arant Boult Cummings from Powell Coleman & Arnold LLP and will practice Real Estate law.

Samuel Holland Edwards has joined Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Emerging Companies and Venture Capital at Crowell & Moring and is coming from Holland & Hart LLP.

Lance Shurtleff joined the Construction group at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and was previously at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP.

Francisco Victoria-Andreu will practice International Arbitration law at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and is moving from Transnational Business Consulting S.C.

Ilya “Ian” Minkin is moving to Dinsmore & Shohl LLP from Sidley Austin LLP and will practice Tax Planning, Compensation & Benefits Executive Compensation law.

Erik Laiho has joined Labor Relations at Fisher Phillips and is coming from Davis Grimm Payne & Marra.

Ani Garibyan joined the Retail and Hospitality group at Goldberg Segalla.

Joshua E. Sonstein will practice Transportation law at Goldberg Segalla and is moving from Hardin Thompson PC.

Kenneth D. McArthur, Jr. is moving to GrayRobinson from Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and will practice Health Care, Litigation, Antitrust and Trade Regulation law.

Nikki E. Dobay has joined Tax at Greenberg Traurig and is coming from Eversheds Sutherland.

Paul Monsour joined the Corporate Services, M&A group at Holland & Knight and was previously at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Nick Marshall will practice Private Client and Tax, Trust, Estate law at Holland & Hart.

Martha (Marty) Groves Pugh is moving to K&L Gates from McDermott Will & Emery LLP and will practice Power law.

Kira Barrientos has joined Business Transactions, Real Estate at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP.

Priscilla O. Arthus joined the Capital Markets and Commercial group at Polsinelli.

Ash Ilkhani will practice Investment Management law at Proskauer Rose and is moving from White & Case.

Erica Williams is moving to Quarles & Brady from Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath and will practice Real Estate law.

Paul A. Hechenberger has joined Corporate, Government Contracts at Shutts & Bowen and is coming from iAero Group.

Jon Bressler joined the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Spencer Fane and was previously at Senn Visciano Canges P.C.

Nathan Desai will practice Business and Corporate and Real Estate law at Donahue Fitzgerald.

Denae H. Budde is moving to Donahue Fitzgerald from Alborg Martin & Budde LLP and will practice Business and Corporate and Real Estate law.

Catherine Gran has joined Financial Services Litigation at Stradley Ronon and is coming from Rosicki Rosicki and Associates.

Bradley Cole joined the Construction, Litigation group at Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons and was previously at Law Offices of Bradley W. Cole P.C.

Ethan Beswick will practice Business and Corporate law at Varnum and is moving from EAA.

Alex Thibodeau is moving to Varnum from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC and will practice Data Privacy and Cybersecurity law.

Chelsea Everson has joined Intellectual Property at Varnum and is coming from The Dobrusin Law Firm.

Benjamin Shwartz joined the Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate group at Verrill Dana and was previously at Schlossberg, LLC.

Travis Litman will practice Telecommunications and Media law at Wilkinson Barker Knauer and is moving from Federal Communications Commission.

Isabelle S. Young is moving to Saxton & Stump from US District Court for the District of South Carolina and will practice Commercial Litigation law.

Cody S. Deckert has joined Business, Corporate and Tax at Saxton & Stump and is coming from Offit Kurman, P.A.

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