People Moves: Kirkland Ellis

July 24, 2014

NEW ASSOCIATES

19 attorneys have joined the firm as associates.

14 attorneys have joined the Corporate and Business department: Piers Harris, who received a law degree from BPP Law School in 2011; Dee McKee, who received a law degree from Harvard Law School in 2011; Jeffrey Swatzell, who received a law degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2007 and was at Seyfarth Shaw previously; John Freese, who received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011; Tyson Taylor, who received a law degree from London Business School in 2010; Helena Claraso Collbatalle, who received a law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2012; Patrick Cronin, who received a law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 2011; Jason Pearl, who received a law degree from Duke University School of Law in 2011; Anne Korenblit, who received a law degree from University of Chicago Law School in 2010; Thomas Coode-Bate, who received a law degree from College of Law in 2010; Ryan Copeland, who received a law degree from University of Chicago Law School in 2012; Jackson Blair, who received a law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 2013; Kfir Abutbul, who received a law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 2010 and was at Willkie Farr previously; and Martina Colombo, who received a law degree from BPP Law School in 2009.

Two attorneys have joined the Banking and Finance department: Evan Palenschat, who received a law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 2012; and Chad Nichols, who received a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2012 and was at Sidley Austin previously.

Alexia Brancato joined the firm. Brancato focuses on Litigation.

Cristine Pirro joined the firm. Pirro practices Bankruptcy and Reorganization law.

Brian Haroldson joined the firm. Haroldson moved from Cahill Gordon Haroldson received a law degree from Columbia Law School in 2012.

ASSOCIATE DEPARTURES

28 associates left the firm.

13 attorneys have left the Corporate and Business department: Lee Barnard, who received a law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2010; Adrian Smith, who received a law degree from New York University School of Law in 2009; Rebecca Berrebi, who received a law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2008; Christopher Robinson, who received a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009; Mehgan Peetz, who received a law degree from University of Michigan Law School in 2007; Ryan Brissette, who received a law degree from University of North Carolina School of Law in 2012; Erik Stegerhoek, who received a law degree from University of Groningen in 2008; David Selinger, who received a law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2009; Victor Castaneda, who received a law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2007; Ed Reilly, who received a law degree from College of Law in 2007; Timothy Knox, who received a law degree from University of Virginia School of Law in 2010; Jason Thompson, who received a law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2011; and Julia Yu, who received a law degree from New York University School of Law in 2010.

Eight attorneys have left the Litigation department: Nadia Nasser-Ghodsi, who received a law degree from University of Chicago Law School in 2011; Jennifer Bandy, who received a law degree from Duke University School of Law in 2012; Uzoma Nkwonta, who received a law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 2008; Nia Dukov, who received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2008; Sailaja Paidipaty, who received a law degree from New York University School of Law in 2012; Nathaniel Buchheit, who received a law degree from The George Washington University Law School in 2012; Heather Afra, who received a law degree from Stanford Law School in 2010; and Eliza Davis, who received a law degree from University of Michigan Law School in 2010.

Four attorneys have left the Intellectual Property department: Brian Leary, who received a law degree from New York University School of Law in 2012; Wanda French-Brown, who received a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2008; Susan Lester, who received a law degree from University of Illinois College of Law in 2012; and Jennifer Wilson, who received a law degree from Glasgow Graduate School of Law in 2010.

Two attorneys have left the Bankruptcy and Reorganization department: Neil Walther, who received a law degree from University of Notre Dame Law School in 2010; and Brendan Reardon, who received a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2012.

Daniel Jonathan left the firm. Jonathan received a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2008.

NEW PARTNERS

Three attorneys joined the firm as partners.

Three attorneys have joined the Corporate and Business department: William Bos, who received a law degree from University of Virginia School of Law in 2002 and was at Vinson Elkins previously; Stephen Lucas, who received a law degree from University of London in 2002; and Anthony Speier, who received a law degree from Tulane University Law School in 2005.

PARTNER DEPARTURES

12 partners left the firm.

Five attorneys have left the Corporate and Business department: Victoria Pickett, who received a law degree from Nottingham Law School in 2003; Claire McDaid, who received a law degree from London Business School in 2006; Roger Rhoten, who received a law degree from Harvard Law School in 2002 and moved to Faegre Baker Daniels; Jason Zachary, who received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002; and Michele Luburich, who received a law degree from University of Michigan Law School in 2004.

Four attorneys have left the Litigation department: Chris Posteraro, who received a law degree from Harvard Law School in 2002; Ulrich Payne, who received a law degree from College of Law in 2000; Suzanne Alexander, who received a law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2004; and Henry Thompson, II, who received a law degree from Howard University School of Law in 2006.

Two attorneys have left the Bankruptcy and Reorganization department: Sienna Singer, who received a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2004; and Sarah Seewer, who received a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2002.

Christopher Freeman left the firm. Freeman received a law degree from Boston University School of Law in 2007.

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