Boies, Schiller & Flexner has hired former Philip Morris International senior vice president and general counsel DAVID BERNICK.
Bernick, who previously practiced at Kirkland & Ellis for 30 years, joins Boies Schiller as a partner in New York. His experience both in-house and in private practice has ranged from handling mergers and acquisitions to IP matters and antitrust law.
In other Churn news…
Alston & Bird has added a trading and markets partner in Washington, D.C. LAURA PRUITT will practice in the financial services and products group and advises market participants, including broker-dealers and electronic trading systems, on federal securities law. Pruitt was previously at Schiff Hardin.
Corporate and real estate lawyer JUSTIN DANIELS has left Wagner Johnston & Rosenthal to join Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz as shareholder. Daniels will be based in the Atlanta office and advises on matters including new ventures, acquisitions, divestitures and commercial real estate.
Baker & McKenzie has hired Myanmar-qualified attorney SAW YU WIN in Bangkok. The new senior counsel previously practiced at Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services. Win focuses on cross-border investment and corporate and commercial law.
KENNETH SUZAN has left Hodgson Russ’s Buffalo office and joined Barnes & Thornburg’s IP department in Minneapolis. The firm’s new of counsel advises on trademark law, litigation, licensing, and other IP matters.
ANDREW ORINGER has left Ropes & Gray for Dechert, where he will practice in the employee benefits and executive compensation group. The firm’s newest New York partner advises on employee benefits, including in mergers and acquisitions, as well as executive compensation, and other employment issues.
Dechert has also added a counsel to its financial services group in New York. MARC LUFTGLASS was previously at Davis Polk & Wardwell and handles matters related to funds including private equity and hedge funds.
Jackson Lewis has recruited former Chicago Board of Education general counsel PATRICK ROCKS. Rocks, who served on the education board from 2005 to this year, will be a partner in the Chicago office. In addition to his experience with the BOE, he has held the city’s second-highest legal position as first assistant corporation counsel. Among his past work, Rocks has handled class actions and labor, civil rights, and education matters.
Jackson Lewis has also hired MICHAEL TAYLOR as partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Taylor, previously at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, has also served as acting general counsel of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. He focuses his practice on labor and employment, and particularly occupational safety and health law.
ANNETTE BÖDEKER has joined Kaye Scholer as a partner in Frankfurt, where she will head the corporate department. Bödeker’s practice includes advising on corporate governance and compliance. She was previously a partner in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s office in the same city.
Real estate attorney ANDREW GREEN has left Jones Day for Kelley Drye & Warren’s New York office as partner. Green has advised both landlords and tenants in office leasing and other matters, including leases of Manhattan spaces 1 million square feet or larger.
Lathrop & Gage has added a new of counsel in its office in Overland Park, Kansas. STACY HARPER joins the firm’s health care department from Forbes Law Group. Her practice includes health care reimbursement and regulatory matters.
Littler Mendelson has recruited former Energy Future Holdings Corp managing counsel JARRETT ANDREWS to its Dallas office. Andrews, a shareholder, handled labor and employment issues at Energy Future Holdings. His practice focuses on workplace matters ranging from collective bargaining negotiations to employment claim litigations.
Democratic U.S. Congressman DENNIS CARDOZA of California has resigned from the House of Representatives and moved to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as managing director in the federal government affairs and public policy practice. Cardoza will be based in Manatt’s Washington, D.C., office and will help clients in D.C. and California with a range of legislative and regulatory issues, including agriculture and energy.
Former CBS Films chief operating officer BRUCE TOBEY has joined O’Melveny & Myers entertainment, sports and media practice. Tobey, also formerly the executive vice president of Paramount Pictures Corporation, will be based in the Century City office near Los Angeles. He focuses his practice on licensing, financing, and other matters related to films and TV programs, and will also advise clients in new media.
O’Melveny & Myers has also hired MARK EASTON from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Easton was deputy general counsel at Warner Bros. and will join the Los Angeles office as a partner in the mergers and acquisitions practice group.
Perkins Coie hired RANDY BRIDGEMAN as a partner in Chicago. Bridgeman, who joins the corporate governance and transactions practice, was previously at K&L Gates. His practice includes acting as principal adviser to help businesses coordinate matters ranging from strategic transactions and intellectual property to real estate.
Proskauer Rose has recruited a new senior counsel to its New York office. CHANTEL FEBUS will practice in the corporate defense and investigations group. Febus had been a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal division, in the child exploitation and obscenity section.
Schiff Hardin has hired STEVEN CERNAK to its office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Cernak, formerly an in-house lawyer at General Motors in Detroit, joins the firm’s litigation and antitrust and trade regulation groups as of counsel. Cernak’s work at GM included serving as lead counsel for global competition law.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has increased its ranks in Beijing with the addition of a partner in the corporate and finance bankruptcy practice groups. SIMON KAI-TSE CHEONG was previously at Chinese law firm Zhong Lun and counsels multinational companies and financial institutions on international matters including mergers and acquisitions. He has also served as senior counsel at the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation.
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