On the Move

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

By Hillary Flynn |

Herbert Smith Freehills hires a new head of its U.S. investigations and financial services litigation practice; Boies Schiller & Flexner names a managing partner to its London office; and Bracewell & Giuliani adds four partners in its San Antonio office. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

By Hillary Flynn |

Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman creates a new entertainment practice; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's global managing partner resigns to go in house at an energy-focused investment firm in Boston; and Sullivan & Cromwell hires a senior M&A counsel in Paris. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen |

Boies, Schiller & Flexner recruits Philip Morris International's former general counsel to its New York office; U.S. Congressman from California leaves the House for Manatt; and O'Melveny & Myers hires CBS Films' chief operating officer. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to thechurn@alm.com.

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

By Elizabeth Hampton |

The former assistant general counsel for Altria Client Services Inc. makes his way back to Shook, Hardy & Bacon; McKenna Long & Aldridge expands its IP and technology practice with a partner in Washington, D.C.; and a former federal prosecutor and trial lawyer jumps to Wiley Rein. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to thechurn@alm.com.

The Churn

Norton Rose Fulbright Heads to PNG, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Global legal giant Norton Rose Fulbright looks to new horizons; Akin Gump and Fox Rothschild reel in some new recruits; Cooley and Goodwin Procter keep growing; Weil make a high-profile antitrust hire; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

King & Wood Mallesons.

Big Firms Raid Remnants of KWME, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

As King & Wood Mallesons' European arm continues to crumble, big firms around the world pick up some partner-level pieces; Baker McKenzie ditches its ampersand; DLA Piper heads to Chile; a former K&L Gates litigation leader starts his own firm; and other notable moves from throughout The Global 100.

The Churn

Return of the Churn, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Eversheds Sutherland get a head start on the hiring front; Willkie, Proskauer and Goodwin Procter recruit from King & Wood Mallesons; Simpson Thacher and Sullivan & Cromwell dip into the lateral market; White & Case expands in Oz; and other notable additions from throughout The Global 100.

The Churn

Ashurst Partners Do About-Face, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Paul Hastings and Gibson Dunn see two purported recruits remain at a London-based legal giant; a bevy of moves at Chadbourne & Parke, Jones Day and Quinn Emanuel; Munger Tolles makes two high-profile hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

McDermott Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

The Chicago-based firm hires a handful of new partners ahead of new leadership; Kirkland & Ellis adds Paul Clement and others; Goodwin Procter hires from GE; comings-and-goings at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; O’Melveny & Myers recruits an Israeli practice head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Southern Firms Seek New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Baker Donelson and Maynard, Cooper & Gale set up shop in new cities; Crowell & Moring sees two practice leaders depart; more exits at Cadwalader; McGuireWoods expands in San Francisco; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

McDermott Adds Amid Leadership Change, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

A year after WilmerHale consolidated its London operations, one longtime partner has left for McDermott Will & Emery; Jones Day hires a trio; Shearman & Sterling snags one from Boies Schiller; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

HayBoo Bags Bankruptcy Veteran, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Amid a surge of oil and gas bankruptcies, Haynes and Boone hires a top restructuring partner; Clark Hill bolts on a small shop; Fox Rothschild’s expansion spree continues; King & Spalding lands a serial lateral; a Shearman & Sterling M&A partner joins a client in-house; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Ropes Welcomes Wachtell Funds Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

The head of the private funds practice at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz joins Ropes & Gray; Clifford Chance grows in New York; Mayer Brown and Orrick hire in Hong Kong; Reed Smith snags an entertainment and media pro; Sheppard Mullin recruits in Florida; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Ex-K&L Gates Litigator Resurfaces, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

After leaving a leadership role at K&L Gates, John Pierce finds a new home; Gibson Dunn grabs one from JPMorgan; Latham's London hiring spree continues; two firms raid Covington; Paul Weiss adds another rainmaker; and other key additions from The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Weil Loses Another PE Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Nell Gluckman |

Weil, Gotshal & Manges saw another private equity partner depart; McDermott snagged a labor and employment group from Kaye Scholer; Paul Hastings brought on another IP partner; and other moves throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

A Rare Cravath Hire Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman |

A former partner at a pair of Am Law 100 firms leaves Cravath, Swaine & Moore a year after coming aboard; Jackson Lewis lands a high-powered lobbying group; Greenspoon Marder keeps growing; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Two Partners Join Jones Day, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

K&L Gates’ Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Three Practice Leaders Leave DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Kenyon & Kenyon Practice Leader Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Fox Rothschild snags three from Kenyon & Kenyon; Hogan Lovells goes on a hiring spree; Latham lands an arbitration head; Sheppard Mullin raids Steptoe; Wilmer welcomes a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Hunton Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Amid merger talks with a U.K. firm, Hunton & Williams added two practice leaders from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Bo Dietl's GC finds a new home; Jenner & Block launches a private wealth practice; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Sheppard Mullin’s Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil’s Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Chadbourne's TMT Chair Goes Solo, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

The former Beltway-based leader of Chadbourne & Parke starts his own shop; Bracewell and Sidley make some big New York hires; a boutique investment bank recruits from Sullivan & Cromwell; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Cybersecurity Hiring Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

A quartet of cybersecurity pros plies their wares at new firms; Blank Rome hires a former U.S. senator; Cooley adds a high-powered private equity team; Orrick adds again in Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

New Recruits at Kirkland, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

More comings-and-goings at Kirkland & Ellis; cybersecurity hiring stays hot at Cooley and Covington; Latham & Watkins snags another lateral in Germany; Paul Weiss restocks its litigation group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

DLA Piper Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

DLA Piper bags new recruits from Skadden and Willkie Farr; Chadbourne & Parke picks up a partner with World Cup ties; Cleary Gottlieb adds an Allen & Overy practice leader; Stroock nabs a former federal judge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Davis Polk Hires Ex-Cravath Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Ronald Cami heads to Davis Polk & Wardwell in Silicon Valley; Davis Wright Tremaine adds a former top federal prosecutor; another Bracewell partner departs; a new IP boutique forms inside the Beltway; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Dykema Defectors Form New Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

A four-lawyer team leaves Dykema Gossett to start their own shop; Norton Rose Fulbright nabs a dealmaker who nearly died in an African plane crash; a Seyfarth Shaw practice leader joins a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Ropes and Sidley Snag Weil Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Jennifer Henderson |

A pair of PE partners leave Weil; a rare hire by Wachtell; big firms raid Cadwalader and Reed Smith; Jenner & Block, Jones Day and Schiff Hardin rotate practice leaders; Goodwin Procter goes to Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

McGuireWoods' Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Nell Gluckman |

McGuireWoods adds 13 partners in 13 days; Paul Weiss poaches a high-powered Cravath M&A partner; Kenyon & Kenyon loses two patent prosecution pros to Norton Rose Fulbright; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

McGuireWoods Bags Big BofA Book, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

McGuireWoods heads to San Francisco after a Reed Smith raid; Kirkland launches a Houston tax practice; Sidley Austin snags a high-powered IP team from Ropes & Gray; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Katten Litigation Co-Leader Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

The U.S. Department of Commerce adds a high-profile partner from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Greenberg Traurig and Holland & Knight trade hires; Winston & Strawn's arbitration co-chair departs; and other notable additions from around The Am Law 200.

The Churn

NY Boutique Bags Big Law Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Comings-and-goings at McCarter & English; Pillsbury Winthrop heads to Hong Kong; Proskauer Rose picks up a new life sciences vice chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Akin Gump Health Leader Heads In-House, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center adds a high-ranking Akin Gump partner to serve as its new legal chief; a troubled Kaye Scholer partner departs; Kirkland makes another high-profile hire; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

K&L Gates Continues Growth Spurt, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

After several months of partner losses, K&L Gates continues a recent hiring spree by adding four partners on two continents; another bolt-on by Dinsmore & Shohl; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Windy City Welcomes Two Midsize Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

K&L Gates and Sidley Austin disgorge partners to new Chicago offices for other firms; a bevy of moves at legal giants Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright; Schulte Roth bolts on a broker-dealer group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Magic Circle Firms Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer add from Shearman & Sterling and Skadden; K&L Gates grabs three Down Under; Willkie welcomes back an alum from the FCC; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Hogan Lovells on a Hiring Spree, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Hogan Lovells goes global for new recruits; a rough week for K&L Gates; Crowell & Moring brings back a top prosecutor; Debevoise bags a federal judge; DLA Piper plucks a longtime ESPN lawyer; and other notable additions from around The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Big Law Partners Snag GC Roles, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Davis Polk, Paul Hastings, Simpson Thacher and Stoel Rives partners head in-house; K&L Gates and Kirkland & Ellis see a spate of exits; Orrick adds another energy partner; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

A Vinson Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

A week after leaving Vinson & Elkins for Simpson Thacher, Douglas McWilliams did an about-face; Hughes Hubbard hires a new securities enforcement chair; Latham and Paul Weiss grow in Hong Kong; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Houston Hiring Market Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Mayer Brown Launches German PE Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

King & Wood Mallesons’ private equity leader in Germany joins Mayer Brown; two more Edwards Wildman Palmer alums leave Locke Lord; Polsinelli keeps growing; Wachtell adds an e-discovery expert; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

K&L Gates Adds Down Under After Moscow Closure, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

After closing its Moscow office, K&L Gates doubles down in Australia; Greenberg Traurig grabs a Goodwin Procter securities litigator; high-powered lawyers leave Vinson & Elkins and Morgan Lewis in Houston; and other key additions from around The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Greenberg Traurig Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Holland & Knight Hires in Connecticut, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter and Christine Simmons |

The latest Dickstein Shapiro defectors are hired by Holland & Knight; Jones Day adds an IP trio; Kirkland & Ellis recruits a senior SEC official; Latham & Watkins lands a high-profile lateral in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

K&L Gates Going Gangbusters, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

After a series of lateral losses, K&L Gates hits the ground running with some new hires to start 2016; Dickstein Shapiro’s departures mount; Fried Frank launches a London restructuring practice and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Milbank, Katten Lose Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Dickstein Litigators Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Two litigation partners depart Dickstein Shapiro’s shrinking New York office; Cooley lands a high-profile M&A partner from O’Melveny & Myers; Pillsbury plucks an insurance team from Orrick; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Maneuverings at Mayer Brown, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Mayer Brown adds a cybersecurity expert in Washington, D.C., while watching its Brazilian affiliate ramp up in São Paulo; Baker Botts makes some anniversary additions; a lobbying shakeup at Wilson Elser; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

A Dentons Lawyer Gets Religion, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Dentons keeps expanding, but one lawyer in Chicago seeks a higher power; Clark Hill merges in the Windy City; Wilson Elser expands in two states; Orrick makes a handful of key hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Dickstein’s LA Leader Leaves Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

An L.A. boutique adds four from Dickstein Shapiro; Barclays bags a Jenner & Block partner; Latham & Watkins lands a chief judge; Locke Lord hires from Volkswagen; Louis Freeh leaves Pepper Hamilton; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Show Me State Firms Land New Recruits, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Armstrong Teasdale, Bryan Cave, Husch Blackwell, Lathrop & Gage, Polsinelli and Stinson Leonard Street—a half-dozen Am Law 200 firms with Missouri roots—are hiring for the holidays.

The Churn

K&L Gates Adds Two Before Year's End, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

More partner movement at K&L Gates before year’s end; DLA Piper closes its Tampa office; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton brings back a former partner from IMG College; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Thompson & Knight Expands in Mexico, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Jennifer Henderson |

Thompson & Knight welcomes back a father and son attorney team in Mexico; King & Spalding grabs a Skadden counsel in D.C.; Latham & Watkins takes on a Goldman Sachs executive; and other key hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Am Law Partner Takes Flight at Airbus, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Five months after joining Greenberg Traurig, a new hire heads in-house; Baker & Hostetler bags two from Kenyon & Kenyon; Sidley Austin adds a new diversity manager; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Orrick and Kirkland Make Weil Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Several Am Law 100 firms welcome new recruits from Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Debevoise hires from Sullivan & Cromwell on Hong Kong; Fox Rothschild expands in Minneapolis; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Reed Smith Bolsters Corporate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Five months after a high-profile raid by Cooley, Reed Smith rebuilds its capital markets practice; Burleson refugees find new homes; Dentons keeps hiring; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

A New Brazil Base for Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Paul Hastings adds an energy and project finance partner to open in São Paulo; Hogan Lovells makes three new hires; Northwestern nabs a Jenner & Block practice leader; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

JPMorgan Snags Skadden Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

A year after rejoining Skadden, Cyrus Amir-Mokri heads to JPMorgan Chase; a top Squire Patton Boggs public policy partner departs; four Perkins Coie lawyers head in-house; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Brownstein Hyatt Bags Phoenix Office, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

After a series of departures and an inability to find traction in the desert, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has shuttered its Phoenix office; Gibson Dunn grabs two new hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

K&L Gates Expands Abroad and Shutters in Spokane, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

New partners join K&L Gates in Sydney and Warsaw as the firm closes a U.S. office; Norton Rose Fulbright loses two practice leaders; Sutherland snags a Kaye Scholer project finance head; and other notable address changes from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Pillsbury Lawyer Heads West, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Nell Gluckman and Brian Baxter |

An environmental law expert heads to Oregon; Greenberg Traurig grabs two from McDermott in New York; Hogan Lovells hires a Latham & Watkins trio in Dubai; Ice Miller brings back a mayor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Wilson Elser Expands in Texas, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is the latest big firm to bet on the Lone Star State with an 11-lawyer team from Lewis Brisbois; Shearman & Sterling snags an IP trio from Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Dickinson Wright Debuts Health Care Venture, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Detroit-based Dickinson Wright launches a health care affiliate; Duane Morris hires a diversity leader; Quinn Emanuel starts a class action practice in Australia; Sidley expands in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

A Holland & Knight Partner Heads to Cambodia, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman |

A United Nations war crimes tribunal for former members of the Khmer Rouge reels in a Holland & Knight partner; Kilpatrick Townsend sets up shop in Texas; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Linklaters Lands Baker & McKenzie Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter |

Douglas Tween, chair of Baker & McKenzie’s white-collar practice and head of the firm’s New York litigation department, is headed to Magic Circle firm Linklaters; Cravath hires from Simpson Thacher; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Hedge Fund Hires From Davis Polk, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Stone Ridge Asset Management recruits a Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner to be its new head of legal; McKenna Long’s former cybsecurity co-chair finds a new home; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Wiley Rein Adds New Recruits, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Six months after a firmwide cull, Wiley Rein is hiring again; Covington & Burling brings back a partner from GE; Day Pitney expands into Florida; Ropes & Gray raids Fried Frank; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Crowell Nabs a DJ but Loses a Lindh, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman |

Crowell & Moring picks up a former disc jockey to head its London corporate group, while another controversial partner departs; Cahill Gordon & Reindel hires from Credit Suisse; Orrick adds in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Paul Hastings Trio Jumps Ship, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Jennifer Henderson |

Foley & Lardner, Katten Muchin Rosenman and Orrick poach partners from Paul Hastings; Kirkland & Ellis hires a new practice head in Washington, D.C.; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Dentons Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

The world’s soon-to-be-largest firm by attorney head count continues to expand; Honigman Miller hires again in Chicago; Ice Miller opens in New York; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

K&L Gates Partner Nominated as VA Watchdog, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

The Obama administration nominates a K&L Gates litigator to clean up the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Pillsbury brings on a bitcoin expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Baker Bags Two Amid Belfast Opening, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Arent Fox Adds Tech Transactions Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Sullivan & Worcester Bolts On Boston Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Boston-based Greene & Hafer partners up with Sullivan & Worcester; Greenberg Traurig grows in Texas; Paul Weiss welcomes a “Rising Star”; Skadden snags a new Paris tax head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Covington Bolsters New LA Office, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

The co-head of a Los Angeles-based litigation boutique decamped for Covington & Burling, which opened in the city earlier this year; comings-and-goings at Ballard Spahr and White & Case; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

K&L Gates Grabs London Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Fried Frank Partner Joins PCAOB, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

David Hardison, co-head of Fried Frank’s professional services defense and counseling practice, decamps in Washington, D.C.; Boies Schiller brings back a former partner and adds an employee benefits head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

IP Shops See Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Finnegan Henderson and Kenyon & Kenyon, two top IP-focused firms, see partners peel away on both coasts; Gibson Dunn grows in London; Morgan Lewis adds an Islamic finance expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

DC Lobbying Partner Starts Own Shop After Probe, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

More than a year after Mark Hayes’ name arose in an insider trading investigation, the Greenberg Traurig partner has started his own practice; Greenspoon Marder merges into Miami; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

New Summer Digs for Skadden Trio, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Three former Skadden lawyers find new homes; Milbank adds a Magic Circle private equity pro in London; Locke Lord lands a 14-member team in Atlanta; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Baker & Hostetler Bags Dewey Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

The demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupted Geoffrey Coll, but the securities litigator has found a new home at Baker & Hostetler; Greenberg Traurig brings on Ted Kennedy’s widow; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

K&L Gates Grabs Paul Hastings IP Co-Chair; Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

As more partners head for the door, K&L Gates adds a Paul Hastings practice leader; Duane Morris absorbs eight lawyers from two boutiques; Kirkland & Ellis expands in Hong Kong; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Ropes Reels in Cybersecurity Pros, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Two top data privacy and security partners leave McDermott Will & Emery for Ropes & Gray; Latham & Watkins hires again from Clifford Chance in Germany; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper’s outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Haynes and Boone Raids IP Boutique, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Jennifer Henderson |

With Mavrakakis Law Group’s decision to return to Big Law, Haynes and Boone picked up eight boutique patent litigators and a new Chicago office packed with Kirkland & Ellis alums.

The Churn

Sidley Austin on the Hunt in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Jennifer Henderson |

Manatt loses another partner to Sidley in Los Angeles; Debevoise makes do with a pair of IP departures; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Merry-Go-Round at Milbank, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn

K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.