The Churn
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Crowell & Moring has added antitrust partner KATHERINE FUNK from Baker & McKenzie in Washington, D.C. Funk, who in February was part of a team from her former firm advising Green Mountain Coffee Roasters on its $1.25 billion sale of a stake to Coca-Cola, cochaired the North American antitrust subgroup within her former firm’s litigation practice. At Crowell, she will also be a part of the firm’s health care practice.

McDermott Will & Emery is bulking up its intellectual property practice, poaching Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe IP associate L. KIERAN KIECKHEFER in Silicon Valley and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow Garrett & Dunner patent litigation partner MICHAEL O’SHAUGHNESSY in Washington, D.C. Shaughnessy specializes in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields, while Kieckhefer— who, like OShaughnessy, joins McDermott as a partner—is an expert in the technology and software sectors.

Miles & Stockbridge has hired Washington, D.C.–based government contracts partner RAYMOND MONROE from Crowell, where he had been a partner for nearly 30 years. Monroe advises clients in the energy, project finance and technology space.

TODD STEGGERDA, a former chief counsel to U.S. Sen. John McCain’s unsuccessful 2008 Republican presidential campaign, has left Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr to join the government contracts practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as a partner in Washington, D.C. Steggerda is a member and former governor of the Republican National Lawyers Association.

Proskauer Rose has picked up antitrust litigation partner CHRISTOPHER ONDECK in Washington, D.C., from Crowell. Ondeck, who cochaired Crowell’s trade association group, will now serve as vice chair of Proskauer’s antitrust practice. Past deals in which Ondeck has played a role include advising mining giant Rio Tinto on its $761 million sale of a Wyoming mine in 2009 and United Technologies on the $18.4 billion sale of its industrial pumps unit two years ago.

Vedder Price has hired Morgan Lewis business and finance partner SCOTT ADAMSON in Los Angeles to expand its cross-border transactional group. Adamson, who joins Vedder Price as a partner, spent nearly a decade at Morgan Lewis, where he advised corporate, family and startup clients on a variety of matters.

Wolff & Samson has hired partner SCOTT ZUBER and counsel STEVEN SHELDON in Newark from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. The two lawyers joined Wilson Elser two years ago from Day Pitney.

Zuckerman Spaeder has hired Williams & Connolly white-collar litigation and sports law partner JON FETTEROLF in Washington, D.C., according to sibling publication The National Law Journal. Fetterolf, who represents Major League Baseball players, coaches and agents in various disputes, is a registered agent himself. While at W&C, Fetterolf was part of a team of lawyers who helped Swiss banking giant UBS reach a $160 million settlement in 2011 of bond-rigging charges brought by the SEC, according to our previous reports.

The Churn is compiled from law firm releases and announcements. Moves based on our own reporting will note this. Please send all announcements and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.