MARILYN MAY, until recently the civil health care fraud coordinator for the U.S. attorney's office in the eastern district of Pennsylvania, has been added to the roster at Arnold & Porter. May is now litigation counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.
Barnes & Thornburg has hired SCOTT GODES, the coleader of Dickstein Shapiro's cyber security insurance coverage initiative and leader of its insurance coverage group's intellectual property practice. Godes will now be a partner in the litigation and policyholder insurance recovery and coverage group in Barnes & Thornburg's Washington, D.C., office.
HEATHER CORKEN is now an environmental strategies partner at Bracewell & Giuliani, specializing in regulatory matters, corporate and real estate transactions, and environmental litigation and enforcement. Based in Houston, she left the newly merged Norton Rose Fulbright.
Choate, Hall & Stewart has expanded its finance and restructuring group by hiring commercial finance lawyer MELISSA SCHWAB WRIGHT as of counsel. Wright, located in Boston, moved over from Goulston & Storrs.
Hush Blackwell has snatched a veteran of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and made him senior counsel in its energy regulation practice. DEMETRIOS PULAS will be based in the firm's Washington, D.C., office and will primarily be counseling on developments related to and implementation of energy regulatory compliance programs.
MICHAEL HOOD is now a partner in the Newport Beach, California, office of Jackson Lewis, practicing class action litigation relating to wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, and other issues. He moved over from Paul Hastings.
K&L Gates has added three new partners to its Australian offices and two partners in Singapore. In Australia, NICK RUSKIN is now in the firm's labor, employment, and workplace safety practice in Melbourne after working at DLA Piper. EDWARD NIXEY left Ashurst, sibling publication The Asian Lawyer reports, and GLENN HUGHES moved from Henry Davis York, to be partners in K&L Gates's corporate and transactional practice in Sydney. In Singapore, partner LIAN YOK TAN has come to the firm's energy practice from White & Case and NICHOLAS HANNA has joined the firm's corporate and mergers and acquisitions group from Watson, Farley & Williams.
Kelley Drye & Warren has expanded its intellectual property litigation practice with new special counsel CHRISTINE DUDZIK in Chicago. She previously worked at Edwards Wildman Palmer.
A new counsel has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton from the McLeod Law Group. DANIEL RYLAARSDAM will practice for the firm's insurance recovery team in Los Angeles.
The former executive vice president and general counsel at Coventry Health Care has come to the litigation practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. THOMAS ZIELINSKI will be a partner in the firm's Philadelphia office.
Morrison & Foerster has added to its New York office with new partner MARK WOJCIECHOWSKI, who was previously at Allen & Overy. He will practice in the firm's financial transactions group.
ROSE SCHINDLER has moved from Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs to Roetzel & Andress in Fort Lauderdale. Schindler will be a partner in the firm's securities litigation group.
Ropes & Gray has hired a partner apiece in London and Seoul. MICHELLE MORAN, previously with Dechert, is in the firm's investment management practice, based in London. JAEWOO LEE has left Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and now works in Ropes's corporate department. As The Asian Lawyer reports, Lee will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong and New York offices until his license to practice in Korea is approved.
Vinson & Elkins has added new partner MICHAEL CHARLSON to its San Francisco office. Charlson will focus on securities work for pharmaceutical, technology, and financial services clients. He last worked at Hogan Lovells.
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