Lateral Partner/Counsel Moves in DC

  • Karyn Koiffman joins Akerman

    Karyn Koiffman, previously Partner at Baker & McKenzie, has joined Akerman as Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Ms. Koiffman focuses her practice on acquisitions and divestitures, including leveraged buyout transactions, follow-on acquisitions, mergers, and stock and asset transactions.

  • David C. Ware joins Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

    David C. Ware, previously Associate Director, Attorney, Division of Enforcement and Investigations for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as Counsel. Mr. Ware focuses his practice on government investigations and enforcement actions, internal investigations, and litigation in the areas of auditing and accounting, securities fraud, and foreign corruption.

  • Natalie Bennett joins Morgan Lewis

    Natalie Bennett, previously Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, has joined Morgan Lewis as Partner. Ms. Bennett concentrates on patent infringement and trade secrets litigation in a wide range of technologies, including computer networking products, semiconductor chips, mobile handsets, and pharmaceuticals.

  • Patrick J. Pascarella joins Kilpatrick Townsend

    Patrick J. Pascarella, previously Partner at Tucker Ellis & West LLP, has joined Kilpatrick Townsend as Partner. Mr. Pascarella’s experience ranges from antitrust litigation to representing clients before enforcement and regulatory agencies in the U.S., as well as Mexico, Colombia, and other Latin American countries.

  • Lance E. Gibbons rejoins Littler

    Lance E. Gibbons, previously Partner at NT Lakis, has rejoined Littler as Shareholder. Mr. Gibbons focuses his practice on advising clients on the specific workplace implications of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, with a particular emphasis on the nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements enforced by the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

  • Eric M. Meiring joins Winston & Strawn

    Eric M. Meiring , previously Assistant Chief of the Criminal II Section at the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division, has joined Winston & Strawn as Partner in the firm’s Antitrust/Competition Practice.

  • John E. Smith joins Morrison & Foerster

    John E. Smith, former Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, has joined Morrison & Foerster as Co-Head of the firm’s National Security Practice, and a Partner in its Global Risk + Crisis Management Group and Investigations + White Collar Group.

  • Robert S. Fleishman joins Kirkland & Ellis

    Robert S. Fleishman, previously Counsel at Morrison & Foerster, has joined Kirkland & Ellis as Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group.

  • Ronald Pabis and Stephen Shahida join Goodwin Procter

    Ronald Pabis and Stephen Shahida, previously Partners at Greenberg Traurig, have joined Goodwin Procter as Partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice.

  • Michael Kiklis joins Bass, Berry & Sims

    Michael Kiklis, previously Partner at Oblon, has joined Bass, Berry & Sims as Partner. Mr. Kiklis leverages his 25 years of experience in providing representation to clients in his areas of focus: patent litigation and trials at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

  • Lora M. Green joins Wilson Sonsini

    Lora M. Green, previously Administrative Patent Judge at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, has joined Wilson Sonsini as Of Counsel in the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board Practice.

  • John B. Hoover joins Holland & Knight

    John B. Hoover, previously Senior Counsel at Cooley, has joined Holland & Knight as Partner in the firm’s Structured Finance Practice. Mr. Hoover focuses his practice on federal and state tax planning, compliance, and controversy matters involving business aircraft and tax-exempt organizations.

  • Russell Sullivan, Harold Hancock and Rosemary Becchi join Brownstein Hyatt

    Russell Sullivan, Harold Hancock and Rosemary Becchi, previously Partners at McGuireWoods, have joined Brownstein Hyatt. The group joins the firm’s National Tax Policy Group, Mr. Sullivan as Shareholder, Mr. Hancock as Partner and Ms. Becchi as Strategic Advisor and Counsel.

  • Amy W. Ray joins Orrick

    Amy W. Ray, previously Partner at Cadwalader, has joined Orrick as Partner in the firm’s Structured Finance Practice. Ms. Ray focuses on transactions, litigation, investigations, and counseling with a competition nexus.

  • Edward D. “Ted” Hassi joins Debevoise & Plimpton

    Edward D. “Ted” Hassi, previously Partner at O’Melveny & Myers, has joined Debevoise & Plimpton as Partner in the firm’s Antitrust Practice Group. Mr. Hassi’s practice will focus on antitrust litigation and obtaining merger clearances in transactions reviewed by the U.S. antitrust agencies.

  • Katlin McKelvie Backfield joins Verrill Dana

    Katlin McKelvie Backfield, former FDA Counsel, has joined Verrill Dana as Counsel in the firm’s Health Care Group. Ms. Backfield’s areas of focus include, among others, advertising and promotion, manufacturing and inspections, the drug development process (including INDs, BLAs, and NDAs), and post-marketing safety requirements.

  • Mark W. Weller joins Polsinelli

    Mark W. Weller, previously Partner at Dentons, has joined Polsinelli as Shareholder in the firm’s Public Policy Practice. Mr. Weller focuses his practice on market planning and development, direct lobbying and regulatory counseling.

  • Nir E. Margalit joins Perkins Coie

    Nir E. Margalit, previously Of Counsel at Foley & Lardner, has joined Perkins Coie as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate & Land Use Practice.

  • William C. O'Neill, Leslie Davis and Michael T. Carolan join Troutman Sanders

    William C. O’Neill, Leslie Davis and Michael T. Carolan, previously Partners at Crowell & Moring, have joined Troutman Sanders as Partners in the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group.

  • Mark Davis and Patrick McCarthy join Goodwin Procter

    Mark Davis and Patrick McCarthy, previously Partners at Greenberg Traurig, have joined Goodwin Procter as Partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Davis focuses his practice on intellectual property rights litigation and associated antitrust issues, including Section 337 issues. Mr. McCarthy litigates matters across a broad range of complex technologies, including semiconductors, smartphone hardware and software, telecommunications, global positioning systems, networking, distributed computing, automated vehicle systems, and cable/satellite broadcasting and devices.

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