Career Announcements

Richard Walker.

Ex-Deutsche Bank GC, SEC Enforcement Chief Joins King & Spalding

By Scott Flaherty |

Richard Walker, the longtime Deutsche Bank general counsel and former SEC enforcement chief, has joined King & Spalding in the firm's special matters and government investigations group in New York.

Alvin Bragg

AG Schneiderman Names Alvin Bragg, Margaret Garnett to New Posts

By Josefa Velasquez |

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced the appointment of Chief Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg and Executive Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice Margaret Garnett.

On the Move

Five firms announce new additions: Buchanan Ingersoll, Goldberg Segalla, Debevoise, Cozen O'Connor and Cole Schotz.

Albany Law School

Albany Law Names New VP of Advancement

By Karen Sloan |

Albany Law School is kicking off a fundraising initiative, and it has tapped a new administrator to oversee that effort.

Clockwise from top left: Jon Brooks, David Pellegrino, Jeremy Richardson and Marc Zimmerman

Phillips Nizer Partners Jump to Michelman in New York

By Christine Simmons |

In a burst of New York lateral activity involving two midsize firms, Los Angeles-based Michelman & Robinson announced it had hired a group of Manhattan partners from Phillips Nizer, which separately announced its own new hires and a lease signing this week.

Daniel Saval at Kobre & Kim

Kobre & Kim Continues Expansion With Hire of Insolvency Partner in NY

By Scott Flaherty |

International disputes law firm Kobre & Kim has continued its string of recent hires with the addition of Daniel Saval, a cross-border insolvency partner who joins the firm's New York office from Brown Rudnick.

Jeffrey I D Lewis, from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, in New York.

Norton Rose Nabs IP Litigator From Fried Frank

By Scott Flaherty |

Patent litigator Jeffrey Lewis, who focuses on pharma cases and was at Fried Frank for about two years, is a past president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Mark Klein, general counsel, litigation financing firm Burford Capital.

Longtime Financial Services In-House Attorney Joins Burford Capital as GC

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Mark Klein is moving to the litigation financing firm.

From left, Todd Blanche, Kyle DeYoung and Ellen Holloman

Cadwalader Hires Partner Trio to Boost Investigations Practice

By Christine Simmons |

In its first litigation partner hires this year, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft announced Monday it had brought on a trio of lawyers, including an attorney from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dechert's Latest Lateral Binge Bolsters Corporate Group

By Meghan Tribe |

The Philadelphia-based Am Law 100 firm continued its hiring tear in 2017 by adding Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft structured finance partner Bruce Bloomingdale and White & Case M&A partner Nazim Zilkha in New York. Both lawyers previously worked with one another at Mayer Brown.

John Servidio

Derivatives Pros Jump to Winston & Strawn

By Christine Simmons |

Winston & Strawn has brought on two New York lawyers in its derivatives and structured products group, amid what one called a strong pickup in demand for the practice.

On the Move

Fried Frank and White & Case have each added a partner from Simpson Thacher, and Text IQ has appointed a new general counsel, among other announcements.

Deborah Farone

Marketing Exec Leaves Cravath After Long Run

By Christine Simmons |

Deborah Farone, the longtime chief marketing director of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, is leaving to open her own marketing consultancy for law firms and other professional service providers.

SEC headquarters in Washington. (Photo: National Law Journal)

Columbia Law Prof Robert Jackson Picked to Fill SEC Seat

By Melanie Waddell |

The White House has nominated Columbia Law School Professor Robert Jackson as the new commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission with a term expiring on June 5, 2019.

The American International Building, located in New York, NY.

Lucy Fato Named AIG General Counsel

By Stephanie Forshee |

Fato has had roles in legal departments at Nardello & Co., Marsh & McLennan and S&P Global.

Sanket Bulsara, center, is sworn in by Eastern District Chief Judge Dora Irizarry as a magistrate judge on August 28. He is the first South Asian-American to serve on the bench in the Second Circuit. His wife, Christine DeLorenzo, is at right.

Former Wilmer Partner Sanket Bulsara Appointed Eastern District Magistrate

By Andrew Denney |

Sanket Bulsara, who recently served as acting general counsel to the SEC, has been appointed as a magistrate judge in the Eastern District of New York and is the first South Asian American to serve on the bench in the Second Circuit.

On the Move

Mayer Brown, DLA Piper, Baker McKenzie and Rawle & Henderson have each added an attorney.

On the Move

White and Williams has added Howard Jiang as a partner, Bridgewater Associates Hedge Fund has promoted Nina McIntyre to chief governance officer, and other promotions and additions.

Ex-Locke Lord Practice Leader Heads to IP Boutique

By Meghan Tribe |

Maria Scungio, co-chair of the trademark, copyright and advertising practice at Locke Lord, has left the firm to join Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks in New York. Scungio is the latest former partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer—absorbed by Locke Lord in early 2015—to leave the combined firm.

Weil Bankruptcy Partner Reunites With Mentor at Proskauer

By Meghan Tribe |

Proskauer Rose has hired Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Brian Rosen for its business solutions, governance, restructuring and bankruptcy group in New York. Rosen had worked at Weil for 33 years.

Scott Miller

Citing Philosophical Differences, Lawyer Leads Team From Marshall Dennehey to Kaufman Dolowich

By Christine Simmons |

A group of eight construction lawyers left 500-attorney Marshall Dennehey for 135-attorney Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck.

After a Long In-House Career, Tennis Enthusiast Takes Act to DLA Piper

By Meghan Tribe |

Four decades after taking the court at what would eventually become the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, a longtime in-house lawyer at American International Group Inc. is headed to DLA Piper in New York, although he won’t be in attendance for the first serve festivities that start in the city later this month.

On the Move

Former senior vice president and deputy general counsel for AIG Nicholas Kourides has joined DLA Piper, Kathryn von Matthiessen has rejoined Katten Muchin Rosenman as a partner in its trusts and estates practice, and other announcements of hires and promotions.

Allen & Overy’s Washington, D.C. offices.

Allen & Overy Adds Ashurst Finance Partner in NYC

By Rose Walker |

Less than a month after six partners left London-based legal giant Ashurst's New York office, one of those defectors, Lawrence Berkovich, has reemerged at Allen & Overy.

From left, Katherine Bolger, Rachel Strom and Nathan Siegel

Davis Wright Beefs Up First Amendment Group Amid 'Fake News' Attacks

By Christine Simmons |

In the midst of what some see as an uptick in libel cases, five attorneys involved in major defamation and First Amendment matters moved their practice this month from Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz to Davis Wright Tremaine, including New York partners Katherine Bolger and Rachel Strom and Washington, D.C., partner Nathan Siegel.

Nelson Canter

McLaughlin & Stern to Pick Up Ex-Clausen Miller Partner

By Meghan Tribe |

Nelson Canter, who 14 years ago walked away from his post as an office managing partner at Clausen Miller to start his own firm, is now taking that practice to McLaughlin & Stern. In October, the former town justice in Westchester County, New York, will become head of his new firm's insurance subrogation practice.

After Diplomacy Abroad, Andy Schapiro Returns to Quinn Emanuel

By Meghan Tribe |

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has brought back former litigation partner Andrew Schapiro in New York and Chicago. Schapiro, a former Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama, spent the past three years in Prague as the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic.

Recognition for Lawyers

Paul Leake of Skadden Arps has been elected to the board of directors of Her Justice, Nadine Strossen of New York Law School is a recipient of the ABA's Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, and other honors.

Littler Mandelson.

Littler Lands K&L Gates Employment Pro in NYC

By McKenna Moore |

Donald Dowling Jr., who joined K&L Gates two years ago from White & Case, is on the move again. Littler Mendelson, a labor and employment giant keen on expanding its global presence, recruited Dowling to the firm last week.

Elizabeth Garvey

Top New York Senate Lawyers Depart Positions

By Josefa Velasquez |

The top counsel to Republicans who control the state Senate is stepping "away from the position" after four years on the job.

On the Move

Frank Carone has been elevated to name partner of Abrams Fensterman, while four firms and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest have added attorneys.

Schneiderman's Office Promotes Cameron, Leung

By Josefa Velasquez |

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office announced Thursday that assistant AGs Susan Cameron and Christopher Leung have been promoted.

Davis Polk Partner Joins Mueller's Russia Investigation Team

By Meghan Tribe |

Greg Andres, a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Justice, has left Davis Polk & Wardwell's New York office to become the 16th lawyer on a team led by special counsel Robert Mueller III—formerly of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr—probing potential Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Ex-Chadbourne Group Leaves Norton Rose Fulbright for Winston & Strawn

By Christine Simmons |

While the ten-lawyer group respected both Chadbourne and Norton Rose Fulbright, Winston chairman Thomas Fitzgerald said, the combined firm was "inconsistent with how they had ran their practice," and the attorneys were "concerned about a number of conflicts."

Litigation Funder Vannin Opens in NY With Big Law Hires

By Christine Simmons |

A European-based litigation funder, Vannin Capital, has launched in New York and hired three commercial litigators from large firms who will be investment directors.

Anne Milgram

Lowenstein Adds Ex-NJ AG, Data Pro Anne Milgram in NY

By Meghan Tribe |

Milgram served as New Jersey's top lawyer from 2007 until 2010. She has since been championing the use of smart data, analytics and technology to reform the criminal justice system.

On the Move

Hugh P. Finnegan has joined Romer Debbas as a partner and co-manager of the firm's commercial real estate department, Cullen and Dykman has added Christopher Buckey as a partner in its litigation department, and more.

Janet Link Takes GC Post at Stanley Black & Decker

By Sue Reisinger |

Link moves to the company from JC Penney, where she has been general counsel for the past two years.

Dolly Mirchandani

White & Case Expands Infrastructure Practice in NY

By Scott Flaherty |

Dolly Mirchandani, a project finance specialist formerly of Allen & Overy, will join White & Case's New York office as a partner.

Herbert Smith Freehills New York Arbitration Partner Quits for Italian Firm Bonelli

By Rose Walker |

Herbert Smith Freehills New York arbitration partner Laurence Shore has left the firm to join Italian firm BonelliErede.

Juan Arteaga

Crowell & Moring Adds Arteaga to Antitrust Ranks in New York

By Meghan Tribe |

Juan Arteaga, a former associate and counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett who most recently served as a deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., has joined Crowell & Moring as an antitrust partner in New York.

John Hooper.

Partner Group Leaves Reed Smith for King & Spalding in NY

By Christine Simmons |

Defections hit Reed Smith in New York, where four mass tort litigators joined King & Spalding, and also in London.

Jack Quinn, left, and Steve Israel

Ex-Congressmen Join Barclay Damon, Meltzer

By Christine Simmons |

Two New York law firms have brought on former U.S. congressmen for new adviser roles.

Charles Miller

Kasowitz Partner Leaves to Run Practice Group at Tarter Krinsky

By Christine Simmons |

Charles Miller, who practiced for 11 years at Kasowitz Benson Torres, has moved to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, where he will lead the midsize firm's new securities and financial services litigation group.

Carolyn Reers

JPMorgan Lawyer Joins Norton Rose Fulbright Partnership After Chadbourne Deal

By Miriam Rozen |

Carolyn Reers picked an eventful time to move from her in-house position at J.P. Morgan Private Bank to Norton Rose Fulbright.

Nancy Mertzel of Herrick, Feinstein. HANDOUT.

Ex-Herrick IP Leader Launches Own Boutique

By Meghan Tribe |

Nancy Mertzel, chair of the IP group at Herrick, Feinstein since coming aboard in late 2015, has left the firm to start her own New York-based shop called Mertzel Law.

King & Spalding Picks Up IP Partner Pair From Stroock

By Christine Simmons |

An IP litigation duo is the latest to break away from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York.

Damon Vocke of Vocke Law Group

New Boutique Makes Its First Lateral Hires

By Meghan Tribe |

The Vocke Law Group, a small financial services and insurance firm founded late last year by former General Re Corp. general counsel Damon Vocke, has made its first new additions by bringing on two lawyers for its office in Stamford, Connecticut.

On the Move

Trade associations Interactive Advertising Bureau and IAB Technology Laboratory have hired former Lowenstein Sandler partner Michael Hahn to serve as senior vice president and GC; Alston & Bird welcomes Stuart Rogers, formerly a managing director at Credit Suisse, as partner; and other moves.

Cooley Takes Wilson Sonsini Partners in Major Tech Business Grab

By Christine Simmons |

In a significant acquisition of corporate tech attorneys, Cooley has hired four partners in New York and Washington, D.C., from rival Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Cooley also has plans to hire up to 20 more lawyers to support their business, which could generate millions for the firm.

James DiGiulio

Christie Brings Back Staff Lawyer to Be Chief Counsel

By Michael Booth |

Gov. Chris Christie has turned to another insider to serve as his top legal adviser through the last six months of his final term in office.

Daniel Serota

Sidley Snags Greenberg Traurig M&A Pro

By Meghan Tribe |

Daniel Serota, who specializes in private equity and high-stakes M&A work, counseling clients in complex auctions, hostile offers, mergers, stock and asset purchases, joint ventures and bankruptcy transactions, is joining Sidley Austin's New York office as a partner.

Cynthia Hanawalt

Plaintiffs Securities Litigator and 2 More Join NY AG's Office

By Josefa Velasquez |

In a sign that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is gearing up to battle Trump administration rollbacks in financial, labor and antitrust regulations, he made some new appointments to his office Tuesday.

U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian at the federal courthouse in Albany

Manatt Hires Top Federal Prosecutor in Albany

By Meghan Tribe |

Richard Hartunian, who served as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of New York from 2010 until last month, said Tuesday he will join Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as a partner in the firm's corporate investigations and white-collar defense group.

Meredith Beuchaw

Cooley Courts New York Tech Scene With Latest M&A Hire

By Meghan Tribe |

As the tech market continues to boom in New York, Cooley has added Greenberg Traurig M&A partner Meredith Beuchaw to its global mergers and acquisitions practice, the firm announced on Monday.

On the Move

Goodwin; Stradley Ronon; Crowell & Moring; and Moskowitz & Book have new additions, while Anderson Kill and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel announce promotions.

Goodwin Procter Picks Up Tech Partner in NYC

By Meghan Tribe |

Salil Gandhi, of counsel at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, is poised to join Goodwin Procter's technology companies group as a partner in New York as the latter looks to capitalize on a growing market for tech clients in the Big Apple.

3 Judges Appointed to Family, Civil Court

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Melody Glover, supervising attorney for Queens Law Associates; Elenor C. Reid, who has spent 16 years as an appellate court attorney and a principal law clerk for the state Unified Court System; and Christopher Robles, a family, civil and appellate litigator in private practice, to serve in the city's Family Court.

Recognition for Lawyers

The City Bar Fund of the New York City Bar has elected Robert Cusumano as its new chair, the Asian American Bar Association congratulates board member Lawrence Wee on receiving one of the "Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award" from the Asian American Business Development Center, and more honors and announcements.

Moritt Hock Absorbs Small Manhattan Firm

By Christine Simmons |

Moritt Hock & Hamroff, a 64-attorney firm in Long Island and Manhattan, has absorbed the three-attorney practice of Morgenthau & Greenes.

Christina Swarns

NAACP LDF Leader Chosen to Head Appellate Defenders

By Jason Grant |

Christina Swarns, a capital defense lawyer and litigation director for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, has been chosen to lead the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York.

On the Move

McDermott Will & Emery; Tarter Krinsky & Drogin; Loeb & Loeb; Morrison Cohen; Venable; and Anderson Kill have each added an attorney.

Robert Mueller

Mueller Bolsters Russia Team's Appellate Readiness in New Hire

By Marcia Coyle |

Adam Jed, a 2008 Harvard Law School graduate and former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, has joined Special Counsel Robert Mueller III's legal team in the investigation of Russia's interference with the U.S. presidential election. At the DOJ, Jed defended the Affordable Care Act and helped implement the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling.

From left: Jonathan Berschadsky, Frank DeLucia Jr. and Luciano Ricondo.

IP Boutique Expands NYC Office With Partner Hires

By Christine Simmons |

Two partners who were practice group leaders at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto have joined the New York office of Minneapolis-founded IP boutique Merchant & Gould.

Justice Mazzarelli

Appellate Judge Selected for Judicial Conduct Panel

By Rebecca Baker |

First Department Justice Angela Mazzarelli will fill the unexpired term on the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct of Rolando Acosta, who was promoted to presiding justice of the First Department last month.

Appellate Division, Third Department, courthouse in Albany

State Senate Approves Judicial Appointments

By Josefa Velasquez |

The Republican-led state Senate approved nearly 20 appointments or reappointments to the Court of Claims and interim appointments to the state Supreme Court Monday. Here's the list.

On the Move

Bressler, Amery & Ross; Barton; Rimon; and Rawle & Henderson have added attorneys.

Clifford Chance Adds Two Corporate Partners in New York

Clifford Chance has recruited two corporate partners in New York, including the former group general counsel of Zurich Insurance Group.

Nicholas McQuaid

Ex-Deputy White House Counsel Joins Latham

By Christine Simmons |

Nicholas McQuaid, a deputy White House counsel to President Obama, joined Latham & Watkins as a partner on Monday, continuing Latham's hiring streak in New York.

On the Move

Foley & Lardner announced that Karen Mangasarian has joined the firm as a partner, and Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley has added partners Christopher Hitchcock and John W. Hanson.

Stanley Twardy of Day Pitney.

Day Pitney Picks Up Ex-Polsinelli, Kasowitz Benson Litigator

By Meghan Tribe |

The Am Law 200 firm has hired commercial litigation partner Adam Grant in New York, where he spent the past two years at Polsinelli, having joined that firm in May 2015 from what is now Kasowitz Benson Torres.

Covington Adds 15 More Chadbourne Lawyers in Three Cities

By Brian Baxter |

A little more than a month after touting its hire of a four-partner project finance team from Chadbourne & Parke to open new offices in Dubai and Johannesburg, Covington & Burling has completed its acquisition of a team of associates and of counsel from the firm has Chadbourne prepares to combine with Norton Rose Fulbright.

James Yates

Former Aide to Silver Appointed to Ethics Board

By Josefa Velasquez |

James Yates, a former judge who served as counsel to ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, remaining as a counselor to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie after Silver's ouster, has been appointed to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

Fenwick Beefs Up Cybersecurity Practice With Paul Hastings, Industry Pros

By Christine Simmons |

Fenwick & West has hired James Koenig as a partner and co-leader of its privacy and cybersecurity practice in New York. Koenig said the practice is also hiring non-lawyer privacy and security advisers, making Fenwick the latest firm to say it can offer clients much more than traditional legal advice by having a multidisciplined team.

On the Move

Eight firms have added new partners, and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo has elevated Samuel Effron to member.

City Bar Presents Stimson Medals

By David Handschuh, Photographer |

The New York City Bar Association on Tuesday presented its Henry L. Stimson Medals, which are given to outstanding prosecutors in the Southern and Eastern Districts.

Ricardo Anzaldua, executive vice president and general counsel of Metlife

MetLife GC Ricardo Anzaldua Stepping Down

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

After nearly five years as the top lawyer at insurance giant MetLife Inc., executive vice president and general counsel Ricardo Anzaldua has announced his plans to retire.

Christopher Wray, King & Spalding.

Trump Tweets: King & Spalding Lawyer to Head FBI

By Katheryn Hayes Tucker and Katelyn Polantz |

President Donald Trump tweeted his choice for the new FBI director Wednesday morning – former prosecutor Christopher Wray, now with Atlanta's King & Spalding.

Philip Abelson, left, and David Turetsky

White & Case Bankruptcy Group Grows on Junior Creditor, Brazil Work

By Christine Simmons |

White & Case is bulking up its restructuring practice, adding partners Philip Abelson from Proskauer Rose and David Turetsky from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, amid increasing work in cross-border restructuring and junior creditor representation.

Wachtell's home at the CBS Building in Manhattan.

Dealmaker Who Advised on Mega-Mergers Leaves Wachtell

By Brian Baxter |

While one current partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz made headlines Monday over his dismay at President Donald Trump, another lawyer who made partner at the firm nearly a decade ago has quietly left Wachtell's exclusive ranks.

Mike Silva

Ex-NY Fed Lawyer to Head DLA Piper's Financial Services Group

By Meghan Tribe |

DLA Piper has hired Michael Silva, a former in-house lawyer at GE Capital Corp. and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as a government affairs partner and chair of its financial services regulatory subgroup in New York.

Keith Costa, left, and Michael Wenger

Otterbourg Adds Finance, Bankruptcy Pros

By Christine Simmons |

New York midsize firm Otterbourg has added Keith Costa as a member in its restructuring and bankruptcy practice and Michael Wenger as counsel in its banking and finance practice.

On the Move

Announcements from Phillips Nizer, Leake & Watts, Davis Wright Tremaine, Michelman & Robinson, and Alston & Bird.

On the Move

Harris Beach has elected former New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio as a partner; Michael R. Gordon, formerly a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, will be establishing GordonLaw LLP; and more announcements.

Matthew Parrott

Fried Frank Hires Katten's NY Real Estate Litigation Head

By Brian Baxter |

Matthew Parrott, head of the New York real estate and distressed debt litigation group at Katten Muchin Rosenman, has joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as a partner in Manhattan. Fried Frank, riding high from a successful financial year in 2016, has been busy on the lateral recruitment front in 2017.

Mark Adkins

One of Canada's Largest Firms Heads to New York

By Meghan Tribe |

McCarthy Tétrault has opened an office in New York after recruiting corporate partner Mark Adkins from Canadian rival Blake, Cassels & Graydon. Adkins will serve as his new firm's New York managing partner.

On the Move

Seven firms announce new additions and Debevoise has named four to partner.

Willkie Partner, Other Lawyers Land SEC Appointments

By Katelyn Polantz |

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has staffed up with five Big Law alumni, including a rainmaker at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York.

Brooklyn Surrogate's Court

State Justice Appointed as Brooklyn Surrogate

By Rebecca Baker |

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Ingram has been named acting surrogate in Brooklyn while Surrogate Diana Johnson is on leave for health-related reasons, court officials said.

On the Move

Eight firms announce new additions, including Loeb & Loeb, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Walden Macht & Haran, and Winston & Strawn.

Quinn Emanuel Recruits Top Kirkland IP Litigator

By Rebecca Cohen |

Steven Cherny, a well-regarded intellectual property litigator who has spent nearly the past decade at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner in New York.

Caroline Ciraolo.

NY Tax Boutique Opens in DC With DOJ, Baker & Hostetler Alums

By Miriam Rozen |

Two tax experts with high-profile government and private practice experience have joined New York boutique Kostelanetz & Fink and will launch the firm’s new Washington, D.C., office.

Marc Simon

Ex-Dreier Documentarian Joins Fox Rothschild as a Partner

By Meghan Tribe |

Fox Rothschild has hired entertainment lawyer Marc Simon from New York’s Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard. Simon once produced a documentary called "Unraveled" about Marc Dreier, the disgraced litigator currently serving a 20-year federal prison sentence for fraud.

Two Kasowitz Litigators Join McKool Smith in NY

By Scott Flaherty |

The hire of Christopher Johnson and Zachary Mazin continues McKool Smith's expansion in New York, currently its largest office, and will bolster McKool Smith's financial litigation group, the firm said.

Tom Shropshire of Linklaters.

Linklaters Taps London Partner to Lead US Operations

By James Booth |

Word of the new U.S. operations head comes two years into a four-year term for his predecessor.

On the Move

Dechert Beefs Up NY Corporate Practice With Linklaters, Paul Weiss Hires

By Lizzy McLellan |

Partners Jeff Norton and Gareth Clark join the firm from Linklaters and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, respectively.

State Defendants' Advocacy Group Names New Leader

By Joel Stashenko |

Charles O'Brien will succeed Jonathan Gradess as executive director of the New York State Defenders Association when Gradess retires in August after running the Albany-based organization for 39 years.

Therese Doherty

Mintz Levin Lands Another Herrick Practice Leader

By Brian Baxter |

Therese Doherty, head of the securities, futures and derivatives litigation practice at Herrick, Feinstein in New York, is headed to Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo. The move to Mintz Levin, where Doherty will re-join a former senior Herrick colleague, comes a month after the firm ended merger talks with Crowell & Moring.