In Nashville, CAROL OWEN has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz as a shareholder in its government regulatory actions group. She previously worked at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.

Baker Donelson has also added STEPHEN AZIA as of counsel in its health law department. Based in Washington, D.C., Azia joins from Eastwood & Azia, which dissolved May 1.

JENNIFER MOSELEY and ROSLYN FALK are the newest lawyers in Barnes & Thornburg’s Atlanta office. Moseley, a partner, works on stock and asset purchases, stock-for-stock combinations, cash-out mergers, and tender and exchange offers. She joins from Burr & Forman, where she was a partner in Birmingham. Falk, who joins as of counsel, handles individual wealth management matters. She was previously counsel at Schiff Hardin.

ROBERT KAUFFMAN has left a position as general counsel of Harleysville Insurance— which was recently acquired by Nationwide Insurance—to join Blank Rome in Philadelphia. He is now a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation and mergers and acquisitions and private equity groups.

Day Pitney has welcomed back JAMES CARLON as a partner in the real estate, land use, and environmental department. Carlon, who worked as an associate at Day Pitney earlier in his career, was most recently a senior associate at Kelley Drye & Warren. He specializes in commercial real estate transactions.

The Florham Park, New Jersey, office of DLA Piper has added JOSEPH GUARINO to its employment and litigation practices. Guarino joins from Epstein Becker & Green, the firm where he spent the bulk of his legal career, most recently as a partner.

The newest addition at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is DANIEL MULLEN, who joins as a partner in the litigation department and energy group, based in Washington, D.C. Mullen was most recently chief of the investigations branch within the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

GLEN ROTHSTEIN
has left Blank Rome for Greenberg Glusker in Los Angeles. Rothstein, who joins as a partner, represents clients in the entertainment, interactive gaming, and digital application and media sectors.

Hogan Lovells has hired three partners from Chadbourne & Parke: OLIVER ARMAS, the former cohead of Chadbourne’s international arbitration group; PHOEBE WILKINSON, cohead of her former firm’s product liability group; and litigation attorney LUIS ENRIQUE GRAHAM. Armas and Wilkinson are based in New York, with Graham in Mexico City.

Six months after retiring, former U.S. senator JOSEPH LIEBERMAN has teamed up with Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, where he will be senior counsel in the New York office. Aside from helping the firm woo new clients, his work will cover independent and internal investigations and advising clients on public policy and strategic and regulatory issues. Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000, served 24 years in the Senate.

STEFANO BARDELLA is now counsel in the Milan office of K&L Gates. A member of the commercial disputes practice, Bardella was previously a senior associate with DLA Piper in Rome.

K&L Gates also recently added KIMBERLEY CHEN NOBLES as a partner in its intellectual property and international arbitration practices. Based in Orange County, California, she last worked at Haynes and Boone.

King & Spalding has recruited EGISHE DZHAZOYAN as a London-based litigation and arbitration partner. Qualified to practice in Russia and the United Kingdom, Dzhazoyan joined the firm this week from Steptoe & Johnson.

Paul Hastings has turned to the academic world for its latest hire, adding PAUL SCHWARTZ to its roster as a special adviser. Schwartz, who will continue to teach as a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law, has expertise on information privacy, data security, and information law. He is also a director of Berkeley’s Center for Law and Technology. Sibling publication The Recorder has more on the move.

Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor has expanded in Los Angeles with a trio of partner hires from McKenna Long & Aldridge: STEVEN ABRAM, DENNIS ROY and C. GEOFFREY MITCHELL. All three specialize in real estate matters. They joined McKenna Long in 2009 with a group of 17 lawyers moving from now-defunct Brown Winfield Canzoneri Abram.

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