Morrison & Foerster Welcomes Big Addition
Summary: Eight new partners will be joining Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts and Litigation Team in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia.
A team of eight partners from Jenner & Block will be moving to Morrison & Foerster to join their Government Contracts and Public Procurement Group. The team, comprised of David A. Churchill, Daniel E. Chudd, W. Jay DeVecchio, Kevin C. Dwyer, Jessie K. Liu, Kevin P. Mullen, Damien C. Specht, and J. Alex Ward, will be working from the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia offices.
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Morrison & Foerster Chair Larren M. Nashelsky said, “We have markedly expanded our government contracts depth and client base as a result of the group joining us, complementing our already thriving Government Contract and Public Procurement practice. The combined practice is among the strongest in the world and enhances key offerings for our global clients. These additions also build upon our recent lateral momentum in Washington D.C. where we’ve on-boarded numerous partners including Mark Whitaker for Intellectual Property, Chuck Duross and James Koukios for Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White-Collar Defense (SLEW), Lauren Bellerjeau for REITs, David Cross for Antitrust, and Joseph Palmore for Appellate. It will continue to be a strategic priority for the Firm to have a strong and growing presence in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia.”
This team specializes in serving the aerospace, defense, healthcare, information technologies, and government and professional services industries. Churchill, DeVicchio, Dwyer, Mullen, and Specht have been individually ranked by Chambers USA. Churchill has even been referred to as a “dean of the government contracts bar,” by Chambers USA and DeVecchio as “the best litigator in the country on government contracts and related matters.”
Co-chair of the Government Contracts and Public Procurement Brad Wine said, “Our new partners have well-established client relationships with some of the most significant government contractors in the world. As a result of their joining Morrison & Foerster, we expect to expand our practice of significant, complex litigation matters and trials, including large bid protests, False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and general commercial disputes.”
Churchill, DeVecchio, and Ward will be joining Wine as co-chairs of the Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice.