Career Announcements Archive
Five firms announce the addition of new partners, along with other moves, promotions and honors.
Barbara Hoey has rejoined Kelley Drye & Warren, where she had been for 20 years before moving to Littler Mendelson in 2010. Sullivan & Worcester, Fulbright & Jaworski, Morrison & Foerster and Phillips Nizer also announce new hires.
Brent Lewis has joined the structured finance and securitization practice at Hunton & Williams as of counsel, while Robert Trainor has joined Covington & Burling as senior of counsel in the life sciences practice, and more.
Two weeks ago, Birnbaum, dubbed the "Queen of Toxic Torts," announced she was leaving Skadden, where she had been for 33 years and where she was coleader of the mass torts and insurance litigation group.
Gregory Woods, 44, joined the government in 2009, when he was named deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Shearman & Sterling has added Jeremy Dickens as a partner; Day Pitney has added Jeffrey Held as a partner; and other moves.
Four of the five new partners in the capital markets practice - Richard Simonds, Scott Samlin, A. James Cotins and Matt Lyons - are in New York, while Stephen Ornstein is in Washington, D.C.
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The chairs of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's financial restructuring department are decamping to O'Melveny & Myers to lead that firm's practice.
2,060 applicants received passing scores.
The first executive director of the state ethics board, which has been criticized for being ineffective, overly secretive and too close to Governor Andrew Cuomo, said she will resign after 14 months on the job.
Catherine Leahy Scott has been serving as acting inspector general since February 2012.
Ropes & Gray has added Jonathan Gill and Robb Tretter as partners in the private equity practice. Also, Duane Morris has added Stephen Sussman as a partner and other moves.
Alexandra Dosman, a former senior associate at Shearman & Sterling, has been named as the first executive director of the New York International Arbitration Center, a new venue for international arbitration set to open next month.
James Catterson, 54, wrote more than 250 opinions and dissents and took part in over 6,000 appeals during his nine years at the First Department, which he left after losing reelection to the Supreme Court last fall.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has tapped Barry Berke to co-lead its litigation department with Gary Naftalis, who had been the only chair of the 90-attorney department.
Shearman & Sterling and Carter Ledyard have each added a partner; Ira Warshawsky, a retired Supreme Court justice, has joined the roster of neutrals at NAM; and more.
Three Milberg partners will join Wolf as partners and one Milberg of counsel, former Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Herman Cahn, will join as counsel.
Analisa Torres, a 1984 graduate of Columbia Law School, was nominated by President Barack Obama to Southern District bench just days after winning election to the Supreme Court on Nov. 6, 2012.
Peter Brown, who was head of Baker & Hostetler's information technology practice, has struck out on his own to form Peter Brown & Associates.