Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of September 04, 2023 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of September 04, 2023


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of September 04, 2023.
week of Sep 04, 2023

Joseph R. Morrison Jr. has joined Corporate at Barnes & Thornburg and comes from Bodman PLC.

Amy LaValle joined the Intellectual Property Group at Frost Brown Todd and was previously at Munck Wilson Mandala LLP.

Hilary Morgan will practice Construction Law at Sherman & Howard and moves from Adams and Reese LLP.

Jonathan Homer moves to Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and will practice Corporate, Private Equity, and Finance Law.

Bruce Steinert has joined Corporate, Private Equity, and Finance Law at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders and comes from Perkins Coie.

Monique Watson joined the Electric Power & Utility Regulation Group at Vinson & Elkins and was previously at Steptoe & Johnson.

Laurian Cristea will practice Corporate Law at Barnes & Thornburg and moves from Teigland-Hunt LLP.

John Fitzsimmons moves to Barnes & Thornburg from DLA Piper and will practice Labor and Employment Law.

Barbara Bennett has joined Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions at Frost Brown Todd.

Robert Wasserman joined the Litigation Group at Fisher Phillips and was previously at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

Nicole Holtzapple will practice Litigation Law at Fisher Phillips and moves from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

Kile E. Marks moves to Fisher Phillips from Reed Smith LLP and will practice Data Security and Workplace Privacy Law.

Jasmine M. Samuels has joined Litigation at Fisher Phillips and comes from Klinedinst PC.

A.J. Sparagna joined the Litigation Group at Fisher Phillips and was previously at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP.

Jason Brown will practice Litigation Law at Fisher Phillips and moves from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Scott C. Oberlander moves to Fisher Phillips from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and will practice Litigation Law.

Andrew Gallinaro has joined Education Litigation at Fisher Phillips and comes from Clark Hill Law.

Hyunki (John) Jung joined the Litigation, Class and Collective Actions Group at Fisher Phillips and was previously at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.

Alexandra LaCombe will practice Immigration Law at Fisher Phillips and moves from Jackson Lewis PC.

Brooke Dunn moves to Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath and will practice Corporate Law.

Shane Niebergall has joined Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions at Davis Graham & Stubbs.

Brian Annes joined the Oil & Gas Acquisition & Divestiture Group at Davis Graham & Stubbs.

David R. Rudd will practice Corporate Law at Buchalter.

Dustin Appel moves to Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP from Baker Botts LLP and will practice Construction and Energy Law.

Andrew W. Bell has joined Oil & Gas Law, Construction at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and comes from Michelman & Robinson, LLP.

Scott Dawson joined the Real Estate & Environmental Group at Benesch and was previously at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Aaron Schwed will practice Real Estate & Environmental Law at Benesch and moves from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

Thomas O’Donnell moves to Benesch and will practice Litigation Law.

Shanae Nelson has joined Corporate & Securities at Benesch and comes from Mayer Brown.

Charles Frohman joined the Litigation, Labor and Employment Group at Ballard Spahr and was previously at Maslon LLP.

Wendy Stein will practice Intellectual Property Law at Ballard Spahr and moves from Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC.

Peter Donaldson moves to Armstrong Teasdale from Snell & Wilmer and will practice Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, and Commercial Law.

Claudia Coleman has joined Alternative Dispute Resolution, Class Action Litigation, Employment and Labor, and Litigation at Armstrong Teasdale and comes from Lewis Brisbois.

Peter R. Fischer joined the Corporate & Finance, Commercial Finance Group at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis and was previously at Sklar Kirsh LLP.

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Harrison Barnes is the legal profession's mentor and may be the only person in your legal career who will tell you why you are not reaching your full potential and what you really need to do to grow as an attorney--regardless of how much it hurts. If you prefer truth to stagnation, growth to comfort, and actionable ideas instead of fluffy concepts, you and Harrison will get along just fine. If, however, you want to stay where you are, talk about your past successes, and feel comfortable, Harrison is not for you.

Truly great mentors are like parents, doctors, therapists, spiritual figures, and others because in order to help you they need to expose you to pain and expose your weaknesses. But suppose you act on the advice and pain created by a mentor. In that case, you will become better: a better attorney, better employees, a better boss, know where you are going, and appreciate where you have been--you will hopefully also become a happier and better person. As you learn from Harrison, he hopes he will become your mentor.

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