Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of February 12, 2024 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of February 12, 2024


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of February 12, 2024.
week of Feb 12, 2024

Jorge Medina has joined Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax at Vinson & Elkins, coming from Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Stephen Josey joined the Government Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defense Group at Vinson & Elkins, previously at Kostelanetz LLP.
Claudia Wilson Frost will practice Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Law at Steptoe & Johnson, moving from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
David D'Urso is moving to Sidley Austin from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld practicing Private Equity and Joint Ventures Law.
Elazar Guttman has joined M&A, Private Equity, Joint Ventures at Sidley Austin, coming from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Ronald Sessa joined the Tax, Estate Planning & Personal Wealth Group at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, previously at Leech Tishman.
Roberto Tosti will practice Tax and Estate Planning & Personal Wealth Law at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.
Todd Elmer is moving to Porter Wright Morris & Arthur from Blaine Street, LLC, and practicing Government & Regulatory Affairs Law.
Adam Wilczewski has joined Government & Regulatory Affairs at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, coming from Resolute.
Richard Miltimore joined the Real Estate, Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Finance Group at Polsinelli, previously at Allen Matkins.
Timothy Carroll will practice Intellectual Property, Trademark, Copyright & Media Law at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, moving from Venable LLP.
David Sharrow is moving to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP from Gunderson Dettmer, practicing Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Life Sciences Law.
David N. Kelley has joined White Collar Defense & Government Investigations at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, coming from Dechert LLP.
Julian Gurule joined the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, previously at Buchalter.
Marc Crisafulli will practice Corporate & Finance and M&A Law at Nixon Peabody, moving from Bally’s RI.
Michael Prescott is moving to Nixon Peabody from Hinckley Allen, practicing Corporate & Finance, M&A, and Emerging Companies Law.
Kevin Woltjen has joined Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate & Securities at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, coming from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
David Ogles joined the Commercial Litigation & Business Torts, Bankruptcy Group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, previously at Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP.
Julia Boyd will practice Corporate & Transactional and M&A Law at McDermott Will & Emery, moving from Reed Smith LLP.
Drew Tedford is moving to K&L Gates from Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs, practicing Public Policy and Law.
Alicia Hawley has joined White Collar Defense and Investigations at K&L Gates, coming from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Justin O'Callaghan joined the Real Estate Group at K&L Gates, previously at McInnes Wilson Lawyers.
Joseph Trahern will practice Public Policy and Law at K&L Gates, moving from General Motors.
Elizabeth Guidi is moving to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP from Dechert LLP practicing Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Real Estate Finance & Capital Markets Law.
Richard J. Miller, Jr. has joined Private Client Services and Tax at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, coming from Blank Rome LLP.
Cara Houck joined the Real Estate Litigation Group at Holland & Knight, previously at McGuireWoods.
Bryan Balogh will practice Litigation and Dispute Resolution Law at Holland & Knight, moving from Burr & Forman LLP.
Warren T. Allen II is moving to Miles & Stockbridge from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, practicing White Collar, Appellate, Corporate, Securities & Tax Law.
Ray D. McKenzie has joined White Collar, Appellate, Labor & Employment, Benefits & Immigration at Miles & Stockbridge, coming from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Manuel A. Fernandez joined the Real Estate, Real Estate Finance Group at McCarter & English, previously at Alvarez & Diaz-Silveira LLP.
Alberto J. Delgado will practice Real Estate, Real Estate Finance Law at McCarter & English, moving from Alvarez & Diaz-Silveira LLP.
Harry Park is moving to McCarter & English from Greenberg Traurig, practicing Intellectual Property and IP Litigation Law.
Lisa Shevlin has joined Employment at Littler Mendelson, coming from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith.
Tara Porterfield joined the Arbitration and Class Action Group at Littler Mendelson, previously at Vinson & Elkins.
Terra Cothran will practice Energy Law at King & Spalding, moving from Bechtel Oil, Gas, & Chemicals.
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Harrison Barnes is a prominent figure in the legal placement industry, known for his expertise in attorney placements and his extensive knowledge of the legal profession.

With over 25 years of experience, he has established himself as a leading voice in the field and has helped thousands of lawyers and law students find their ideal career paths.

Barnes is a former federal law clerk and associate at Quinn Emanuel and a graduate of the University of Chicago College and the University of Virginia Law School. He was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist at the University of Chicago and a member of the University of Virginia Law Review. Early in his legal career, he enrolled in Stanford Business School but dropped out because he missed legal recruiting too much.

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Finally, Barnes is a strong advocate for community service and giving back. He volunteers for the University of Chicago, where he is the former area chair of Los Angeles for the University of Chicago Admissions Office. He also serves as the President of the Young Presidents Organization's Century City Los Angeles Chapter, where he works to support and connect young business leaders.

In conclusion, Harrison Barnes is a visionary legal industry leader committed to helping lawyers achieve their full potential. Through his work at BCG Attorney Search, writing, and community involvement, he empowers lawyers to take control of their careers, develop their skills continuously, and lead fulfilling and successful lives. His philosophy of being proactive, persistent, and disciplined, combined with his focus on personal and professional development, makes him a valuable resource for anyone looking to succeed in the legal profession.

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Harrison also does a weekly free webinar with live Q&A for law firms, companies, and others who hire attorneys each Wednesday at 10:00 am PST. You can sign up for the weekly webinar here: Register on Zoom

You can browse a list of past webinars here: Webinar Replays

You can also listen to Harrison Barnes Podcasts here: Attorney Career Advice Podcasts

You can also read Harrison Barnes' articles and books here: Harrison's Perspectives

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.

To read more career and life advice articles visit Harrison's personal blog.

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