Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of February 20, 2023 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of February 20, 2023


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of February 20, 2023.
week of February 20, 2023

Carmen DeMatteis has joined Emerging Company and Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions at Foley Hoag and comes from Lowenstein Sandler.

Vivian Basdekis joined the Business & Commercial Litigation Group at Frost Brown Todd and was previously at Jackson Kelly.

Brad Keeton will practice Business & Commercial Litigation Law at Frost Brown Todd and moves from Stoll Keenon Ogden.

Tim Glasgow moves to Sherman & Howard from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and will practice Tax, Trusts & Estates Planning Law.

John M. Paolino has joined Intellectual Property, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity at Archer & Greiner and comes from Finch Paolino LLC.

Julie O’Dell joined the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Class Action Litigation Group at Armstrong Teasdale and was previously at Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP.

Craig Penny will practice Health Care, Mergers and Acquisitions Law at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz and moves from Smith/Packett Med-Com.

Jonathan Pressment moves to Baker & Hostetler from Haynes and Boone and will practice Commercial Litigation Law.

Christos Papapetrou has joined Commercial Litigation, White Collar, and Investigations at Baker & Hostetler and comes from Haynes and Boone.

Adam R. Nazette joined the Debt Finance Group at Baker & Hostetler and was previously at Squire Patton Boggs.

Jenny Givens will practice Healthcare Law at Baker & Hostetler and moves from Gray Reed.

Alexander J. Bell moves to Blank Rome and will practice Litigation Law.

Robert Handler has joined Corporate, Finance at Blank Rome and comes from Glaser Weil.

Christopher A. Odgers joined the Construction Group at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and was previously at Dinsmore & Shohl.

Martin Weinstein will practice White Collar Defense and Investigations, Litigation Law at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and moves from Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Jeffrey Clark moves to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft from Willkie Farr & Gallagher and will practice White Collar Defense and Investigations, Litigation Law.

Benjamin Mandel has joined Business Litigation at Carlton Fields and comes from Miller Barondess.

David Mollo-Christensen joined the Private Equity, Tax, and Employee Benefits Group at Choate, Hall & Stewart and was previously at Sidley Austin.

John A. (“Jay”) Jurata, Jr. will practice Antitrust/Competition, Complex Commercial Litigation Law at Dechert LLP and moves from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Russell Cohen moves to Dechert LLP from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and will practice Antitrust/Competition, Complex Commercial Litigation Law.

Lindsey P. Folcik has joined Real Estate and Real Estate Development at Davis Graham & Stubbs and comes from Faegre Drinker.

M. Scott Regan joined the Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas Group at Davis Graham & Stubbs and was previously at Chord Energy Corporation.

David Stier will practice Litigation, Arbitration, and Investigations Law at DLA Piper and moves from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Shireen Y. Wetmore moves to Duane Morris from Seyfarth Shaw and will practice Employment Law.

Kim Bousquet has joined Food + Beverage at Davis Wright Tremaine and comes from Thompson Coburn.

Kimberly Holmes joined the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Healthcare Group at Dykema Gossett and was previously at Perez Morris.

Mindy Westrick Brown will practice government and regulatory Law at Faegre Drinker and moves from Indiana Energy Association.

Joshua Klein moves to Fisher & Phillips from Daily Aljian and will practice Litigation Law.

Wayne Carlson has joined Corporate, Real Estate & Construction, Food & Agribusiness at Fredrikson & Byron.

Michael L. Sherman joined the Asset Management Group at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and was previously at Dechert LLP.

David Woodcock will practice Securities Litigation, Oil and Gas Law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and moves from Jones Day.

Alexandra E. Weaver moves to Goldberg Segalla and will practice the Workers’ Compensation Law.

Debora Hoehne has joined Financial Restructuring at Goodwin Procter and comes from Weil Gotshal & Manges.

Hilary R. Sledge-Sarnor joined the Corporate and Financial Regulatory Group at Greenberg Traurig and was previously at Sidley Austin LLP.

Jonathan Blum will practice Tax and Private Wealth Services Law at Holland & Knight and moves from Polsinelli PC.

Tim Poydenis moves to Holland & Knight from Goodwin Procter and will practice Emerging Companies, Venture Capital, and Corporate Services Law.

Miriam Soler Ramos has joined Real Estate and Land Use at Holland & Knight and comes from the City of Coral Gables.

Matt McTygue joined the Corporate & Finance, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Emerging Companies Group at Hogan Lovells and was previously at Locke Lord.

Brad Edmister will practice Corporate & Finance, M&A Law at Hogan Lovells and moves from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Amber Littlejohn moves to Ice Miller from International Cannabis Bar Association and will practice Emerging Markets Law.

Jennifer S. Jackman has joined Employment at Ice Miller and comes from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston.

Kevin G. Hroblak joined the Appellate, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Class Actions Group at Ice Miller and was previously at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston.

Eric S. Clark will practice labor & Employment Law at Jackson Lewis and moves from Thompson Hine.

Joshua M. Henderson moves to Jackson Lewis from Norton Rose Fulbright and will practice Class Actions, Complex Litigation, and Labor Relations Law.

Cristina Weidner has joined Corporate at Kirkland & Ellis and comes from Clifford Chance.

Matthew H. Leggett joined the Public Policy and Law Group at K&L Gates and was previously at Williams Mullen P.C.

Michael Stortz will practice Commercial Disputes and Class Action Litigation Defense Law at K&L Gates and moves from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Geoffrey King moves to King & Spalding from Katten Muchin Rosenman and will practice Corporate, Finance, and Investments Law.

Chip Gaudreau has joined Product Liability, Class Action Defense, and Financial Services at King & Spalding and comes from Greenberg Traurig.

Jessica Gold joined the Product Liability, Class Action Defense, and Commercial Litigation Group at King & Spalding and was previously at Greenberg Traurig.

Kathy Steadman will practice Insurance Regulatory Compliance Law at Kutak Rock.

Todd Feltus moves to Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie from Kercsmar Feltus & Collins and will practice Appellate, Litigation, and Disputes Law.

Sarah Humble has joined Alternative Dispute Resolution, Class Actions, and Health Care Litigation at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie and comes from Kercsmar Feltus & Collins.

Nick Williams joined the Capital Markets, Corporate & Transactional, Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Locke Lord and was previously at Dentons.

Michael Gerald will practice Employment & Labor, Corporate, Tax, and ERISA Law at Loeb & Loeb and moves from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

Hayden Baker moves to White & Case from Troutman Pepper and will practice Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

Matthew Petersen has joined Corporate Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity at Holland & Knight and comes from Reed Smith.

Morley Fortier joined the Corporate Services, Private Equity, and M&A Group at Holland & Knight and was previously at Reed Smith.

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