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Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker is scooping up Gregg Vignos, the co-chair of Pillsbury Winthrop’s national corporate and securities practice. Vignos will join Paul, Hastings’ San Francisco office. “I couldn’t be happier,” said Vignos, who has practiced corporate securities law for 20 years at Pillsbury. He declined further comment pending an official announcement at the firm, which he expects will happen by early next week. He said no other lawyers were moving with him at this time. Thomas Pollock, co-chair of Paul, Hastings’ capital markets practice group, declined comment. Paul, Hastings’ San Francisco office opened nearly eight years ago and has 80 lawyers. Pillsbury spokeswoman Crystal Rockwood said he’ll be replaced as practice co-chair by San Diego partner David Snyder, who has held the job before. The co-chair will continue to be New York partner David Falck. Vignos wouldn’t specify the value of his book of business. He focuses on telecommunications companies, consumer products and venture capital formation and investment. Over his career, he represented Tele-Communications Inc. in a $2.5 billion acquisition of Viacom television properties and Beringer Wine Estates in its $1.5 billion sale to Fosters Brewing Co. of Australia. Vignos said recent deals also included debt offerings for software company Critical Path. One recruiter said Paul, Hastings wouldn’t have hired him “if he didn’t have a lot of business.” “Gregg is a fine attorney, and we’re going to miss him,” said Rockwood. But, she added, “The door swings both ways. We’ve been the beneficiary of a number of prominent hires.” Rockwood said several attorneys, including two intellectual property partners in McLean, Va., recently joined the firm. Departures from the firm have included several homegrown rainmakers. Last April Robert Mittelstaedt departed Pillsbury to launch Jones Day’s San Francisco office, eventually attracting eight Pillsbury attorneys to his new home.

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