Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of Aug 21, 2023 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of Aug 21, 2023


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of Aug 21, 2023.
week of Aug 21, 2023

Hannah McCarthy has joined Litigation at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP and comes from Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis, LLP.

Robert Rizzi joined the Tax, M&A, and Private Equity Group at Holland & Knight and was previously at Steptoe & Johnson.

Alexander Lycoyannis will practice Capital Markets and Real Estate Law at Holland & Knight and moves from Rosenberg & Estis PC.

Eric Alexander moves to Holland & Knight from Reed Smith and will practice Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Product Liability Law.

Matthew Jacobson has joined Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Product Liability at Holland & Knight and comes from Reed Smith.

Scott Sher joined the Antitrust, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and was previously at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Travis Sales will practice Commercial Litigation, Product Liability & Mass Torts, and ERISA Litigation Law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and moves from Baker Botts.

John Anaipakos moves to O’Melveny & Myers LLP from Baker Botts and will practice Commercial Litigation, Product Liability & Mass Torts, and ERISA Litigation Law.

Howard Hirsch has joined Real Estate, Capital Markets, Corporate & Securities at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and comes from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.

Jamie Spataro joined the Health Care Group at Littler Mendelson PC and was previously at K&L Gates.

Kimberly R. Ward will practice Higher Education Law at Littler Mendelson PC and moves from Ogletree Deakins.

Robert Lockwood moves to Littler Mendelson PC from O’Hagan Meyer LLP and will practice employment Law.

Christine Hotchkin has joined Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Labor and Employment at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP and comes from Thorndal Armstrong, PC.

A.C. Estacio-Heilich joined the Labor, Employment & Benefits Group at Lane Powell and was previously at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

Sean Royall will practice Commercial Litigation, Data, Privacy, and Security Law at King & Spalding and will move from Sidley Austin.

Geoffrey Greeves moves to K&L Gates from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and will practice Insurance Recovery and Counseling Law.

Koren Wong-Ervin has joined Antitrust & Competition at Jones Day and was previously from Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP.

Jill Keller Hengen joined the Investigations & White-Collar Defense Government Regulation Group at Jones Day and was previously at King & Spalding.

Jessie Reniere will practice Corporate & Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Transactions & Licensing, and Public Finance Law at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP and moves from AAA Northeast.

Joseph C. Sullivan moves to Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani from Taylor English Duma LLP and will practice Labor & Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, and Professional Liability Defense Law.

Kathryn Atkinson Overberg has joined Labor & Employment Law at Fredrikson & Byron and comes from Nyemaster Goode.

Craig Waugh joined the Litigation, Commercial Litigation, ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Group at Greenberg Traurig and was previously at DLA Piper.

Raymond Jacobi will practice Private Equity and M&A Law at Polsinelli and moves from HMB Legal Counsel.

Max Karpel moves to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP from Lowenstein Sandler and will practice Investment Management & Private Equity Law.

Sunny Yang has joined Corporate Law at Frost Brown Todd.

Brian L. Schall joined the Entertainment, Media, and Sports Group at Barnes & Thornburg and was previously at Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP.

Scott Le Bouef will practice Corporate & Securities, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Financial Restructuring Law at Bracewell LLP and moves from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

Brian Rogers moves to Bracewell LLP from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and will practice Corporate & Securities, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Financial Restructuring Law.

Karen Deschaine has joined Corporate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and was previously from Cooley LLP.

Cody Carper joined the Private Equity, Private Equity Infrastructure Group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and was previously at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Jim McGovern will practice Government Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense Law at Vinson & Elkins and moves from Hogan Lovells.

Christine De Pree moves to Vedder Price from Franklin Templeton and will practice Investment Services Law.

Katherine B. Kohn has joined Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation at Thompson Hine LLP and comes from Groom Law Group.

James C. Fraser joined the Product Liability Litigation and Business Litigation Group at Thompson Hine LLP and was previously at Greenberg Traurig.

Shawane L. Lee will practice Energy and Utilities, Oil and Gas Law at Snell & Wilmer and moves from Clemente, Mueller & Tobia, PA.

Brian Cummings moves to Stinson from Greenspoon Marder LLP and will practice Business Litigation, Class Action, and Real Estate Litigation Law.

Murray Silverstein has joined Business Litigation, Class Action, and Real Estate Litigation at Stinson and comes from Greenspoon Marder LLP.

Zimei Fan joined the Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy Group at Stinson and was previously at Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Gary Hebert will practice Products Liability and Litigation Law at Squire Patton Boggs and moves from McGlinchey Stafford.

Kenneth A. Polite Jr. moves to Sidley Austin LLP and will practice White-Collar Defense and Investigations Law.

Michael Kaufmann has joined Regulatory & Investigations at Reed Smith and comes from Milbank LLP.

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