LATERALS

Edwards Wildman Palmer (Boston): Jinshu Zhang joins the firm's business law department as partner in the Los Angeles office and will focus on mergers, acquisitions, private placements, public offerings of securities and other business transactions. Previously, Zhang was a partner at Reed Smith.

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott (Pittsburgh): David Laigaie joins the firm as leader of the corporate investigations and white-collar practice in the Philadelphia office and will focus on high-stakes government investigations and white-collar defense. Previously, Laigaie was a partner at Dilworth Paxson.

Foley & Lardner: Beth Boland joins the firm's business litigation and dispute-resolution practice as partner in the Boston office and will focus on business litigation and government investigations, including securities matters. Previously, Boland was a partner at Bingham McCutchen.

Holland & Knight: Juan Zorrilla joins the firm's litigation practice in the Miami office and will focus on commercial litigation and bankruptcy and creditors' rights. Previously, Zorrilla was a founding partner at Zorrilla & Associates.

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn (Detroit): Justin Crawford joins the firm's corporate department as partner in the Kalamazoo, Mich., office and will focus on mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, corporate governance and corporate records management. Previously, Craw­ford was a partner at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone.

Hughes Hubbard & Reed (New York): Sarah Downie joins the firm's employee benefits and executive-compensation group as partner in the New York office and will advise plan sponsors, employers, management and executives on compensation and benefits. Previously, she was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Jones Day: Raymond McKeeve joins the firm's private-equity practice as partner in the London office and will provide advice on transactions, financings and restructurings. Previously, McKeeve was a partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Additionally, Ken Boehner joins the mergers and acquisitions practice as partner in the Atlanta office and will focus on life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications matters. Previously, Boehner was a partner at Bristows.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (Atlanta): Russell Jones joins the firm's labor and employment practice as partner in the Atlanta office and will represent management. Previously, was a partner at Dow Lohnes.

Nixon Peabody: Karen Ng joins the firm's labor and employment practice as partner in the San Francisco office and will focus on employee benefits law. Previously, Ng was a partner at Sedgwick.

NEW ARRIVALS

King & Spalding (Atlanta): Kathryn Marietta joins the firm's global transactions practice as partner in the Houston office and will focus on oil, gas and other energy matters. Previously, Marietta was assistant general counsel of Apache Corp.

Mayer Brown: George Baptista joins the firm's banking and finance practice and Latin America group as partner in the New York office and will focus on corporate and infrastructure-related financing and corporate and regulatory issues. Previously, Baptista was senior counsel to Allen & Overy.

McDermott Will & Emery: Jacob Hollin­ger joins the firm's energy advisory practice group as partner in the New York office and will focus on the Clean Air Act. Previously, Hollinger was acting air branch chief in the EPA region 2 office of regional counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Ropes & Gray (Boston): Jaewoo Lee joins the firm's corporate department as partner and will practice in the New York and Hong Kong offices. Lee will focus on corporate and financial transactions, particularly cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Lee was counsel to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Venable (Washington): Michael Manley joins the firm's corporate group as partner in the New York office and will focus on corporate governance, transactions, compliance and securities regulation. Previously Manley was managing ­director and counsel at ICON Capital Corp.

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