Real estate lawyer LINDA HERMAN has moved from Bryan Cave to Haynes and Boone, where she joins the New York office as of counsel. Herman primarily represents landlords and tenants in retail and office leasing transactions.
Chadbourne & Parke has gained SILVIA FAZIO, a corporate lawyer specializing in cross-border transactions related to Brazil. Fazio, who joins from U.K. firm Collyer Bristow, will work from São Paulo and London.
The state attorneys general practice at Dickstein Shapiro now includes JB KELLY in Washington, D.C. Kelly joins from the North Carolina Department of Justice, where he worked as the general counsel to Attorney General Roy Cooper.
TREY HANBURY has left an in-house position as director of government affairs for Sprint Nextel to join Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. Hanbury will be a partner in the firm’s technology, media, and telecommunications practice.
Jones Day recently expanded its partner ranks by three. In Munich, the firm recruited intellectual property partner OLGA BEZZUBOVA from local IP boutique Uexküll & Stolberg. Bezzubova specializes in prosecuting and opposing biotechnology and pharmacology patents before the European and German patent offices. In New York, IAN BLUMENSTEIN, a capital markets partner, joins from Cooley. And in London, Jones Day is set to grab a labor and employment team from U.K. law firm Nabarro, led by partner JULES QUINN. That group is expected to join the firm November 5.
Seattle-based intellectual property lawyer HUGH MATSUBAYASHI is now a partner with K&L Gates. Matsubayashi previously worked at NeuroVista Corporation as vice president of legal affairs and intellectual property.
KARL BARNICKOL has left Katten Muchin Rosenman for Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg in Chicago. Barnickol, a partner, joins the firm’s 50-lawyer litigation group.
Latham & Watkins has added JONATHAN LINK as a litigation partner in Washington, D.C. An electrical engineer and former patent examiner, Link specializes in intellectual property. He last worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.
In London, NEIL HAMILTON has moved from Clifford Chance to the partnership of Paul Hastings. Hamilton’s practice covers securitizations and structure finance.
Pepper Hamilton’s affordable housing practice has expanded on the West Coast with the addition of MARY DICKSON as a partner in Los Angeles. Dickson, previously with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, handles apartment and commercial real estate financing.
Perkins Coie’s San Francisco office now counts DAVID DEDYO as a partner. Dedyo, previously at Paul Hastings, handles corporate matters, including M&A, corporate governance and securities compliance, and debt and equity financings.
Liability attorney KAREN MORRISH has lateraled to Sedgwick’s London office as a partner. Morrish, who last worked at U.K. firm Bond Pearce, represents professional services firms and liability insurers.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman announced that New York litigation partner WAYNE MATUS is leaving the firm to work at UBS AG as a managing director in charge of the bank’s global eDiscovery group. At Pillsbury, Matus led the firm’s information law and electronic discovery group.
The Los Angeles office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr now counts CHRISTOPHER CASAMASSIMA as counsel. Previously with Kirkland & Ellis, Casamassima handles business disputes involving antitrust, breach of contract, fraud, business torts, trade secrets, and other matters.
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