Barnes & Thornburg has snatched a few more lawyers for its Minneapolis office, which it opened in 2009 after a merger with local firm Parsinen. This time the firm is growing with a group of three insurance recovery attorneys, previously partners at Lindquist & Vennum, who will join the firm’s policyholder insurance recovery and counseling group

The lawyers, all joining as partner, include THOMAS MIELENHAUSEN, the former chair of Lindquist & Vennum’s insurance recovery group, who advises on insurance coverage disputes. Also joining are CHRISTOPHER YETKA, who specializes in commercial litigation, and CHRISTOPHER LYNCH, who deals with cases where business policyholders’ claims have been denied or disputed by their insurance companies.

With the new hires, Barnes’s Minneapolis office now counts 32 attorneys.

In other Churn news…

Intellectual property attorney JD HARRIMAN has left DLA Piper, where he was a partner, to join Arent Fox in Los Angeles. Harriman will focus on patent prosecution, litigation, and counseling as a partner in Arent Fox’s intellectual property group.

After more than 15 years with Hogan Lovells, last as a partner, JEFFREY MUNK has moved to Baker Botts, where he will work as a partner from the Washington, D.C., office. Munk joins the government relations team to focus on congressional affairs.

JEFFREY ANDREWS, previously a partner with Thompaon & Knight, is joining Bracewell & Giuliani’s technology practice as a partner in Houston, where he will specialize in outsourcing and sourcing matters and technology transactions.

JOHN COLE has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as an attorney in the firm’s banking and financial services practice group, based in Birmingham. He joins after working for the House Financial Services Committee, where he advised chairman Spencer Bachus and Republican members of the committee.

Duane Morris announced the hire of KEVIN NELSON, last a partner at Locke Lord. Nelson has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the intellectual property practice team, where he’ll work on pharmaceutical patent litigation.

BRIAN LYNCH
, a former partner at Hogan Lovells, has been hired by Drinker Biddle & Reath as a partner in the firm’s corporate and securities practice group. Lynch’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Edwards Wildman Palmer announced the hire of a new partner, CARLOS ORTIZ, in the firm’s white-collar and government enforcement practice in New York and New Jersey. Ortiz was last with LeClairRyan, where he was the head of the investigations, compliance, and white-collar criminal defense team as a partner.

JUAN FERRÉ has joined Jones Day as a partner in the Madrid office to lead the Madrid business restructuring and reorganization practice. Most recently, Ferré was a partner in charge at Pluta, a restructuring boutique firm in the Spanish capital.

Mayer Brown has continued the expansion of its Houston office with the hire of new partners WILLIAM HELLER IV and HARRY BEAUDRY. Both join the corporate and securities practice from Thompson & Knight, where they were partners.

NEIL RUST has lateraled to McGuireWoods from White & Case, where he was last a partner. Rust will be working with the finance team as a partner and will reside in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

McKenna Long & Aldridge has welcomed back TODD CANNI—a former Air Force official who oversaw the military branch’s debarment program—as a counsel in its government contracts practice. Canni last worked at McKenna from 2006 to 2010. He joins the Washington, D.C., office.

Capital markets attorney STUART MORRISSY has joined Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy from Weil, Gotshal & Manges as a partner in the global securities practice. Residing in the firm’s New York office, Morrissy will advise both investment banks and securities issuers.

Transactional lawyer MARK STEIN has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in the firm’s business and finance practice. Stein, who specializes in private equity and venture capital investments in the life science and health care industry, will work from the Boston office. Most recently, Stein was a partner with McDermott Will & Emery.

Senator JACK HART, assistant majority leader of the Massachusetts Senate, is resigning from his position and plans to join Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough on February 4. Hart will join Nelson Mullins’s Boston office in the government relations practice as a partner and will bring with him his chief of staff.

DAVID REVCOLEVSCHI, who specializes in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets, has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a partner, to join Paul Hastings. Hired as a partner, Revcolevschi will work from the corporate practice in the Paris office.

BARRY BOHRER, former name partner of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, has joined Schulte Roth & Zabel’s litigation practice. Also moving with him in the litigation practice are partner LISA PRAGER and special counsel LARA COVINGTON. Sibling publication New York Law Journal broke the news of the group’s departure earlier this week.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has welcomed a new partner in its São Paulo office: corporate lawyer J. MATHIAS VON BERNUTH, who will be working on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets matters. Von Bernuth was last a partner with Shearman & Sterling.

The former president and chief executive officer of the Seneca Nation, ROBERT ODAWI PORTER, is moving to SNR Denton following the completion of his term. Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, Porter will be working with both the Native American law and policy, and the public policy and regulation practices.

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