Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of September 18, 2023 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of September 18, 2023


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of September 18, 2023.
week of Sep 18, 2023

Lee M. Thomas has joined Litigation and Trials at Fisher Phillips and was previously from Martineau King PLLC.

Leanne Coyle joined the Litigation and Trials Group at Fisher Phillips and was previously at Post & Schell.

Colleen Vetter will practice Litigation and Trials Law at Littler Mendelson PC and moves from Deloitte.

Mattheus Stephens moves to Littler Mendelson PC from Schor Vogelzang & Chung LLP and will practice Litigation and Employment Law.

Richard Lieberman has joined Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking, and Employment Law at Kutak Rock and comes from Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

Jeff Shapiro joined the Government Matters Group at King & Spalding and was previously at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara.

Mitch Tiras will practice Energy, Financial Services, Life Sciences and Healthcare Law at King & Spalding and moves from Locke Lord LLP.

Jennifer Klass moves to K&L Gates LLP from Baker McKenzie LLP and will practice Asset Management and Investment Funds Law.

Amy Greer has joined White Collar Defense and Investigations at K&L Gates LLP and comes from Baker McKenzie LLP.

Theodore Paradise joined the Power, Maritime Group at K&L Gates LLP and was previously at Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP.

Dan Wilson will practice International Trade & Supply Chain Law at Husch Blackwell and moves from Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.

Megan Nishikawa moves to Hogan Lovells from King & Spalding and will practice Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment Law.

Zubin Khambatta has joined Healthcare at Holland & Knight and comes from Perkins Coie.

Trenton A. Ward joined the Intellectual Property Group at Greenberg Traurig and was previously at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

Mackenzie N. Allan will practice Civil Litigation and Trial Law at Goldberg Segalla and moves from The Simon Law Firm, PC.

Eric M. Kweon moves to Goldberg Segalla from Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela & Brown LLP and will practice Workers Compensation Law.

Riley Conlin has joined Energy at Fredrikson & Byron and comes from Stoel Rives LLP.

Jack Reed joined the Renewable Energy, Real Estate & Construction Group at Fredrikson & Byron.

Leakhena Au will practice Energy Regulation & Permitting and Environmental Law at Fredrikson & Byron and moves from Burns Bair LLP.

Krista Hatcher moves to Fredrikson & Byron from Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt and will practice Employment, Labor, & Benefits Law.

Bryan Cannon has joined Litigation at Fish & Richardson and was previously from Troutman Pepper.

Vivian Chew Keller joined the Litigation Patent Group at Fish & Richardson and was previously at Eversheds Sutherland.

Allison Elkman will practice Litigation, Patent Law at Fish & Richardson and moves from Cooley LLP.

Kara Grogan moves to Fish & Richardson and will practice Litigation Law.

Matthew Johnson has joined Litigation, Patent at Fish & Richardson and comes from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

Brandon Pakkebier joined the Litigation, Patent Group at Fish & Richardson and was previously at Robins Kaplan LLP.

Evan Sumner, Ph.D. will practice Litigation, Patent Law at Fish & Richardson and moves from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Lucien Wang moves to Fish & Richardson from Jenner & Block and will practice Litigation, Patent Law.

James Yang has joined Litigation, Patent at Fish & Richardson and comes from Klein, O'Neill & Singh LLP.

Willis Flower joined the Litigation Group at Fox Rothschild and was previously at Ford Flower Hasbrouck & Loefflad.

Dan Rodriguez will practice Labor & Employment Law at Fox Rothschild and moves from Littler Mendelson.

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