Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of April 08, 2024 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of April 08, 2024


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of April 08, 2024.
week of April 08, 2024

Garrett Smith has joined Intellectual Property at Armstrong Teasdale, coming from Sticker Mule.

Donald McBride joined the Complex Commercial Litigation Group at Armstrong Teasdale previously, he was at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Jeffrey Talbert will practice Environmental Law at Arnold & Porter, moving from Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP.
Ben Piper is moving to Arnold & Porter from Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP to practice Commercial Litigation Law.
Lee Cortes has joined White Collar Defense & Investigations, Commercial Litigation at Arnold & Porter, coming from the United States Attorneys' Offices.
Veronica Relea joined the Banking and Finance Group at Baker Botts, previously at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Andrew Wootton will practice Business and Corporate Tax Law at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, moving from Egan Nelson LLP.
Rob Clary is moving to Baker McKenzie from McDermott Will & Emery LLP, practicing Tax Planning and M&A Law.
Joe Thompson has joined Business and Transactions, M&A at Ballard Spahr, coming from Husch Blackwell.
Jackie Ruch joined the Corporate & Securities, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions & Divestitures Group at Benesch, previously at Greenberg Traurig.
Susan Kuruvilla will practice Financial Institutions Litigation and Finance Law at Blank Rome, moving from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith.
Daniel R. Saeedi is moving to Blank Rome from Taft Stettinius & Hollister, practicing Class Action Defense, Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Labor & Employment Law.
Rachel L. Schaller has joined Class Action Defense, Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Labor & Employment at Blank Rome, coming from Taft Stettinius & Hollister.
Gabrielle Ganze joined the Class Action Defense, Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Labor & Employment Group at Blank Rome, previously at Taft Stettinius & Hollister.
Christine Jochim will practice Environment, Land, and Renewables Law at K&L Gates.
Mattias Luukkonen is moving to K&L Gates from Reed Smith LLP, practicing Emerging Growth and Venture Capital and M&A Law.
Michael Gorback has joined Emerging Growth and Venture Capital, M&A at K&L Gates, coming from Hanson Bridgett LLP.
John Ryan joined the Capital Markets Energy and Infrastructure Projects, Financial Services, Energy, M&A Group at King & Spalding, previously at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.
Jennifer Recine will practice Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Securities Litigation, Corporate Governance, Professional Liability, Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy, and Insolvency Litigation at King & Spalding, moving from Kasowitz Benson Torres.
Sarmad Khojasteh is moving to King & Spalding from Kasowitz Benson Torres, practicing Corporate and Securities Litigation, International Arbitration, and Financial Services Law.
David Kupfer has joined Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation and Financial Services at King & Spalding, coming from Kasowitz Benson Torres.
Craig Phillips joined the Private Equity and M&A Group at King & Spalding, previously at Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Juan Steevens will practice Immigration Law at Lane Powell, moving from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo.
Jesse Flickinger is moving to Lane Powell from the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, practicing Commercial Litigation Law.
Emily Bath has joined Product Liability and Health Care Litigation at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, coming from Quintairos, Prieto, Wood, & Boyer, P.A.
Taylor Hite joined the Construction Disputes and Product Liability Group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, previously at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood, & Boyer, P.A.
Nicolas T. Martino will practice Product Liability and Litigation and Disputes Law at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, moving from Squire Patton Boggs.
John Nordlund is moving to Littler Mendelson from Jackson Lewis, practicing Class Action and Litigation and Trials Law.
Felicia Watson has joined Construction at Littler Mendelson, coming from the National Association of Home Builders.
Scott Schlager joined the Appellate and Litigation Real Estate Group at Locke Lord, previously at Nathanson & Goldberg.
Kareem A. Salem will practice Investigations, Compliance, and White-Collar Defense Law at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.
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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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