Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of January 16, 2023 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of January 16, 2023


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of January 16, 2023.
week of January 16, 2023

Daniel Healy has joined Arbitration, Commercial Litigation at Brown Rudnick and comes from Anderson Kill.

Stephen D. Blevit joined the Corporate & Finance, Capital Markets & Securities Group at Alston & Bird and was previously at Sidley Austin.

Eric Berardi will practice Corporate & Finance, Capital Markets & Securities Law at Alston & Bird and moves from Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, LLP.

Gene Caiola moves to Alston & Bird from Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, LLP, and will practice Finance, Capital Markets & Securities Law.

Xin Tao has joined Dispute Resolution, Healthcare & Life Sciences at Baker McKenzie and comes from Hogan Lovells.

Celia Cohen joined the White Collar Defense Litigation Group at Ballard Spahr and was previously at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Stephen M. Fernelius will practice Litigation, Energy, Oil & Gas Law at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and moves from Fernelius Simon Mace Robertson Perdue PLLC.

Michael Pinnisi moves to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft from Pinnisi & Anderson and will practice Corporate, Corporate Finance Law.

Andrew Carlon has joined Tax at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and comes from Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Christopher J. Norris joined the Appellate & Trial Support Group at Carlton Fields and was previously at the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Karen Spencer Kelly will practice Labor and Employment Law at Clark Hill and moves from Stevens & Lee.

Daniel Diaz Leyva moves to Day Pitney from Diaz Leyva Group and will practice Real Estate and Environmental Law.

Amanda G. Gomez has joined Real Estate and Environmental at Day Pitney and comes from Diaz Leyva Group.

Lee J. Pannier joined the Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, Real Estate Group at Davis Graham & Stubbs and was previously at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC.

Damian Aquino will practice Intellectual Property and Patents Law at Dickinson Wright and moves from Harness, Dickey, & Pierce.

Corey Neil moves to Dickinson Wright from Brooks Kushman P.C. and will practice Intellectual Property, Patents Law.

David Durell has joined Real Estate, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions at Dickinson Wright and comes from DurelLaw, PLC.

Cole Lussier joined the Government Group at Dickinson Wright and was previously at Michigan Senate.

Ed Perlmutter will practice Public Policy & Regulation Law at Holland & Knight and moves from Berenbaum Weinshienk PC.

Sabrina Silverberg moves to Hughes Hubbard & Reed from Condé Nast and will practice Corporate M&A Law.

Rick Anderson has joined Commercial Litigation at Husch Blackwell and comes from Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC.

Joshua Pedelty joined the Financial Services & Capital Markets Group at Husch Blackwell and was previously at Stinson LLP.

Jonathan Porter will practice White Collar, Internal Investigations & Compliance Law at Husch Blackwell and moves from Hunter Maclean.

Michael Hall moves to Ice Miller from the Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and will practice Public Affairs Law.

Michael Fishel has joined Corporate, Finance, and Investments at King & Spalding and comes from Sidley Austin LLP.

Greg Pittman joined the Corporate, Securities, and M&A Group at Lane Powell and was previously at Pittman and Associates.

Christi Pribula will practice Trusts, Estates & Legacy Planning Law at Lathrop GPM and moves from Shepherd Elder Law Group LLC.

Kim Carter moves to Littler Mendelson PC from Schor Vogelzang & Chung and will practice Employment Law.

Michael Guasco has joined Employment, Litigation at Littler Mendelson PC and comes from Buty & Curliano.

Jennifer Wai-Shing Maguire joined the Employment Litigation Group at Littler Mendelson PC and was previously at Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani.

SherliFurst will practice Intellectual Property Protection Law at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and moves from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

John J. Sullivan moves to Mayer Brown and will practice Litigation & Dispute Resolution Law.

Michael Hyatte has joined Capital Markets, Corporate & Securities at Mayer Brown and comes from Sidley Austin LLP.

Lawrence A. Cunningham joined the Capital Markets, Corporate & Securities Group at Mayer Brown and was previously at Constellation Software Inc.

Jon Mooney moves from Winstead PC and will practice Banking & Finance and Public Finance Law at McGuireWoods.

Megan Juel moves to Michael Best and will practice Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Law.

Christopher D. Grigg has joined Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense at Nixon Peabody and comes from Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP.

Candace Gregory joined the Litigation, White Collar Defense and Investigations Group at Phelps Dunbar.

Tyler C. Murray moves from the Department of Justice and will practice Financial Services and Health Care Law at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Eric Berman moves to Steptoe & Johnson from Venable LLP and will practice Commercial Litigation Law.

Dan Blynn has joined Internet, Telecom & Media at Steptoe & Johnson and comes from Venable LLP.

Steve Freeland joined the complex litigation Group at Steptoe & Johnson and was previously at Venable LLP.

Todd Triller will practice EnergyElectric Power Law at Vinson & Elkins and moves from O'Melveny & Myers.

David Bonelli moves to Venable from Lyft and will practice Autonomous and Connected Mobility Law.

Anna Naydonov has joined Intellectual Property at White & Case and comes from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

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