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On the MoveA weekly report of lawyer moves and law firm changes. Keep abreast of where movers and shakers are going and what they're doing.
2013-07-03 11:00:30 AM
Patrick Ryan has joined Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell as a partner and will head the firm's antitrust practice group. Previously with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Ryan focuses on complex commercial litigation including antitrust, class action, intellectual property, anti-counterfeiting/supply chain and constitutional matters. He received his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in 1999.
Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger added Nicole Legrottaglie as an associate. Legrottaglie, formerly of Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson, represents clients in a broad range of employment claims, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, ADA/FMLA compliance, wage an,d hour, contract disputes and unfair business practices. She graduated from Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 2010.
Ronnie Roy has joined Weingarten Brown in Los Angeles as a partner. Formerly with Irell & Manella, Roy will chair the firm's new transactional practice group. He is a 2005 graduate of Columbia Law School.
Los Angeles-based Epstein Turner Weiss has added James "J. Pat" Ferraris as a senior associate. Ferraris, who was most recently at Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, Warford, Stockalper & Moore, will concentrate on mortgage and real estate, employment defense law and general business litigation. He earned his J.D. from University of La Verne College of Law in 1992.
Luke Sosnicki has joined Dykema as a senior counsel in Los Angeles. Sosnicki, who previously served as vice president and assistant legal counsel at Nationstar Mortgage, defends banks and mortgage servicers in individual lawsuits and class actions. He graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 2005.
Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger added David Szwarcsztejn as an associate and Amy Williams as a senior counsel in Orange County.
Szwarcsztejn, previously at Aegis Law Firm, represents California employers in a wide variety of employment claims, including wrongful termination, wage-and-hour violations, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, trade secrets, fraud and unfair competition. He also works with clients on employee workplace solutions, advice and training of employees. He is a 2010 graduate of George Washington University Law School.
Williams, formerly of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, focuses on wage-and-hour class action litigation across a multitude of industries. She received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2003.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein has elected Dean Harvey to the partnership in San Francisco. Harvey, who represents individuals and small companies in antitrust litigation against monopolists and cartels, was recently recognized by The Recorder as a Lawyer on the Fast Track. He earned his J.D. from UC-Berkeley School of Law in 2006.
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