Former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida MARCOS JIMENEZ has joined McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in the firm’s trial practice.

Jimenez, who previously worked at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, will be based in McDermott’s Miami and New York offices. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations and business litigation. Jimenez’s clients include TD Bank, whom he represents in matters related to former Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein, who is serving prison time over a Ponzi scheme, as reported in sister publication The Daily Business Review.  

In other Churn news…

In Washington, D.C., Arent Fox has hired energy attorney W. JACKSON COLEMAN as counsel in its government relations and energy practices. Coleman, most recently a managing partner at the consulting firm EnergyNorthAmerica, will primarily work with clients in the oil and gas sector. He has also previously advised the House Resources Committee on environmental law and served as a senior lawyer at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Barnes & Thornburg has added a partner to its environmental law department in Chicago. MICHAEL ELAM, a former partner at DLA Piper, has extensive public and private experience with environmental and energy issues. Before practicing at law firms, Elam held positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, including as acting Deputy Regional Counsel in Chicago.

JOHN BURNS has left Baker Donelson’s Nashville office to join Dickinson Wright’s office in the same city as of counsel. Burns’ practice includes taxation and estate planning. 

Holland & Knight has brought on former Kenyon & Kenyon partner CHARLES WEISS to head its IP group in New York. The firm said that hiring Weiss reflected its plans to keep strengthening its office in New York. The firm’s newest partner is a patent litigator with expertise in the life sciences.

Lathrop & Gage is expanding its IP practice with the addition of two partners in Chicago and Boston. GREGORY CASIMER joins the Chicago office from Niro, Haller & Niro, where his practice focused on litigating patent infringements. JOHN GUTKOSKI, an IP litigator who joins the firm from Nixon Peabody, has also previously served as IP chair in Foley & Lardner’s Boston office.

LINDA JACKSON has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Littler Mendelson as a shareholder in the firm’s complex litigation and jury trials practice. She had previously served as a partner and executive committee member at Venable. Jackson handles a variety of cases, including whistleblower investigations and trade secret disputes.

Loeb & Loeb has hired NATHAN MUYSKENS to its white-collar criminal defense, corporate compliance and investigations practice. Muyskens, who joins the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner, previously practiced for Shook, Hardy & Bacon in the same city. The former Federal Trade Commission trial lawyer’s expertise includes criminal antitrust and anticorruption matters.

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