LATERALS

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider (New York): Delphine Brown joins the firm’s intellectual property group as partner in the New York office and will focus on IP and commercial matters. Previously, Brown was a partner at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle.



Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn (Detroit): Leigh Taggart joins the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice as partner in the Bloom­field Hills, Mich., office and will focus on patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust and trade secrets matters. Previously, Taggart was partner at Rader, Fishman & Grauer.

Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen (New York): Dov Kleiner joins the firm’s bankruptcy workout practice as partner and will represent creditors in financial restructurings, workouts and reorganizations. Previously, Kleiner was a partner at Vinson & Elkins.

Mayer Brown: Stefan Martin joins the firm’s employment and benefits group as partner in the London office and will focus on financial institutions and corporations. Previously, Martin was a partner at Allen & Overy.

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (Minneapolis): Paul LiCalsi joins the firm’s business litigation and entertainment and media litigation practices as partner in the firm’s New York office and will focus on commercial litigation in the entertainment and media industries. Previously, LiCalsi was a partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp.

Sidley Austin: Ram Burshtine joins the firm’s global finance practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on leveraged domestic and cross-border acquisition and recapitalization financing transactions. Previously, Burshtine was a partner at King & Spalding.

Winstead (Dallas): Chuck Jacaman joins the firm’s real estate development and investments practice group as partner in the Dallas office and will represent clients in connection with the sale, purchase and leasing of commercial properties. Previously, Jacaman was a partner at Condon Thornton Sladek Harrell.

NEW ARRIVALS

Bracewell & Giuliani (Houston): Glen Kopp joins the firm’s white-collar defense practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on criminal trials, regulatory enforcement, litigation and internal investigations. Previously, Kopp served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York.

Greenberg Traurig: Eileen Hayes joins the health and Food and Drug Administration, business and insurance regulatory and transactions practices as of counsel to the Albany office and will focus on health care and insurance regulatory matters. Previously, Hayes was assistant chief of the New York state Department of Financial Services health bureau.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (Atlanta): Craig Cannon joins the firm’s litigation department as counsel to the Winston-Salem office and will focus on litigation and electronic discovery. Previously, Cannon was global discovery counsel at Bank of America Corp.

McCarter & English (Newark): George Arnett joins the firm’s business and financial-services litigation practice as partner in the Newark office and will focus on complex civil, criminal and regulatory matters. Previously, Arnett was general counsel of COR Clearing LLC.

Rimon (San Francisco): Peter Fariel joins the firm as partner in the firm’s new Boston office and will focus on the ­formation, operation and distribution of mutual funds and alternative investment funds. Previously, Fariel was associate general counsel for Bank of America Corp.

DISTINCTIONS

K&L Gates: William Simonitsch, a litigation partner in the firm’s Miami office, has been installed as president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. At the firm, Simonitsch focuses on representing businesses and their principals in commercial and insolvency-related disputes.

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