Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of May 06, 2024 |

Attorney Recruiter Placements and Legal Recruiter Placements and Lateral Attorney Moves for the Week of May 06, 2024


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Summary: Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of May 06, 2024.
week of May 06, 2024

Nicholas Sarokhanian has joined Litigation at Barnes & Thornburg and is coming from Holland & Knight LLP.

Jeffrey H. McClelland joined the Labor & Employment Group at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and was previously at Fisher Phillips.
Ann Kashishian will practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Law at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and is moving from Kashishian Law LLC.
Sue Mehringer is moving to Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith from Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC and will practice Class Action & Mass Tort, Asbestos Litigation Law.
Francois Ecclesiaste has joined Complex Business & Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property & Technology, Entertainment, Media & Sports at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and is coming from Robins Kaplan LLP.
Richard Braden joined the Employment Law Group at Ogletree Deakins and was previously at Goldberg Segalla.
Nicolas Lafont will practice Corporate and Business Transactions Law at Rimon and is moving from McDermott Will & Emery.
Morgan Steele is moving to Sherman & Howard from Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C. and will practice Litigation, Trials & Appeals Law.
Zara Wallace has joined Banking & Financial Services at Archer & Greiner and is coming from Mayer Brown.
Drew Melville joined the Real Estate, Banking & Financial Services Group at Clark Hill and was previously at Melville Law, P.A.
Elaine Taussig will practice Corporate and Transactional, Joint Ventures Law at Crowell & Moring and is moving from Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg.
Thomas E. Williams is moving to Crowell & Moring from Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg and will practice Intellectual Property, Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation Law.
Neel Maitra has joined Financial Services and Investment Management at Dechert and is coming from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Jason Vismantas joined the Real Estate Group at DLA Piper and was previously at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
David Kreisler will practice Investment Funds, Private Equity, Financial Services Law at DLA Piper and is moving from Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Jeff Symons is moving to Foley & Lardner from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and will practice Corporate, Transactions Law.
Ngai Zhang has joined Intellectual Property at Foley & Lardner and is coming from Perkins Coie LLP.
Drew Schulte joined the Intellectual Property Group at Foley & Lardner and was previously at Perkins Coie LLP.
Joe Bernardi will practice Bankruptcy, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture & Growth Capital Law at Foley & Lardner and is moving from Goodwin Procter.
Mark Grundvig is moving to Foley & Lardner from U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division and will practice Antitrust & Competition Law.
Brent Bouma has joined Litigation and Trials at Fisher Phillips and is coming from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.
Morgan McCall Reece joined the Appellate Practice Group at Fox Rothschild.
Brian Kensicki will practice Corporate, M&A, Private Equity Law at Fredrikson & Byron and is moving from Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Diana H. Goodwin is moving to Goldberg Segalla and will practice Workers Compensation Law.
Leena Moten has joined Retail and Hospitality at Goldberg Segalla and is coming from Mokri Vanis & Jones.
Sunny C. Lapera joined the Civil Litigation and Trial Group at Goldberg Segalla and was previously at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP.
Joseph M. Cline will practice Construction Litigation and Counsel Law at Goldberg Segalla and is moving from Joe Cline Law P.A.
Christopher J. Major is moving to Goldberg Segalla from Lois Law Firm and will practice Workers Compensation Law.
Ahmad Felo has joined Retail and Hospitality at Goldberg Segalla.
Abdias J. Montelus joined the Retail and Hospitality Group at Goldberg Segalla and was previously at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor.
Kenneth A. Funkhouser will practice Workers’ Compensation Law at Goldberg Segalla and is moving from Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP.
Rosa Fredes is moving to Goldberg Segalla and will practice Workers’ Compensation Law.
Alexander Hill has joined Employment Law at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani.
Michael Burshteyn joined the Intellectual Property Litigation Group at Greenberg Traurig and was previously at Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Lance C. Tyson will practice Public Finance & Infrastructure, Project finance, Government Law at Greenberg Traurig.
Matt Whited is moving to Greenberg Traurig from Kirkland & Ellis LLP and will practice Corporate, M&A, Private Equity Law.
About Harrison Barnes

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.

Barnes' approach to the legal industry is rooted in his commitment to helping lawyers achieve their full potential. He believes that the key to success in the legal profession is to be proactive, persistent, and disciplined in one's approach to work and life. He encourages lawyers to take ownership of their careers and to focus on developing their skills and expertise in a way that aligns with their passions and interests.

One of how Barnes provides support to lawyers is through his writing. On his blog,, and, he regularly shares his insights and advice on a range of topics related to the legal profession. Through his writing, he aims to empower lawyers to control their careers and make informed decisions about their professional development.

One of Barnes's fundamental philosophies in his writing is the importance of networking. He believes that networking is a critical component of career success and that it is essential for lawyers to establish relationships with others in their field. He encourages lawyers to attend events, join organizations, and connect with others in the legal community to build their professional networks.

Another central theme in Barnes' writing is the importance of personal and professional development. He believes that lawyers should continuously strive to improve themselves and develop their skills to succeed in their careers. He encourages lawyers to pursue ongoing education and training actively, read widely, and seek new opportunities for growth and development.

In addition to his work in the legal industry, Barnes is also a fitness and lifestyle enthusiast. He sees fitness and wellness as integral to his personal and professional development and encourages others to adopt a similar mindset. He starts his day at 4:00 am and dedicates several daily hours to running, weightlifting, and pursuing spiritual disciplines.

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.

About BCG Attorney Search

BCG Attorney Search matches attorneys and law firms with unparalleled expertise and drive, while achieving results. Known globally for its success in locating and placing attorneys in law firms of all sizes, BCG Attorney Search has placed thousands of attorneys in law firms in thousands of different law firms around the country. Unlike other legal placement firms, BCG Attorney Search brings massive resources of over 150 employees to its placement efforts locating positions and opportunities its competitors simply cannot. Every legal recruiter at BCG Attorney Search is a former successful attorney who attended a top law school, worked in top law firms and brought massive drive and commitment to their work. BCG Attorney Search legal recruiters take your legal career seriously and understand attorneys. For more information, please visit

Harrison Barnes does a weekly free webinar with live Q&A for attorneys and law students each Wednesday at 10:00 am PST. You can attend anonymously and ask questions about your career, this article, or any other legal career-related topics. You can sign up for the weekly webinar here: Register on Zoom

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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