Morgan, Lewis & Bockius made a splash in the lateral hire market this week by raiding White & Case for Washington, D.C.-based white-collar practice leader
GEORGE TERWILLIGER III, who is joining the firm along with three other partners.
Terwilliger declined to comment to the nation’s oldest daily law journal on the reasons for his move to Morgan Lewis. The firm has been busy in the lateral market this year, with its 2012 additions including more than 65 lawyers from the now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf in
Moscow and Almaty
The arrival of Terwilliger and his team comes three years after
Morgan Lewis brought on legendary Beltway litigator Fred Fielding
, a former White House chief counsel under President George W. Bush who now heads the firm’s government relations practice. Eric Sitarchuk, head of Morgan Lewis’s white-collar group, told
that Terwilliger and Fielding are friends and that the relationship was a key driver in the talks that resulted in his group joining the firm from White & Case.
In other Churn news . . .
Armstrong Teasdale has added health care of counsel
in St. Louis. Keefe joins Armstrong Teasdale from her own shop
The Keefe Law Firm
, which she started this year after leaving regional firm
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard
. Keefe’s general transactional and regulatory practice focuses on hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers.
A little more than a year after joining
Schiff Hardin from Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, corporate and securities partner
DUANE “CHIP” PRESTEN III
is on the move again, joining the corporate group of Atlanta-based
Arnall Golden Gregory
. Presten, who began his career with stints as an associate at King & Spalding and Sullivan & Cromwell, spent 14 years at Troutman, where he founded the firm’s private equity practice.
JAMES WELTY, a former vice president of legislative and corporate affairs for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, is leaving his post as a government affairs adviser at K&L Gates in Harrisburg to become a lobbyist at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Welty will serve as a public policy adviser for the Pittsburgh-based firm.
JAY ALEXANDER, a former IP of counsel at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, has joined Covington & Burling as of counsel in Washington, D.C. Alexander’s plans to focus his practice on patent infringement cases in federal court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
DLA Piper has named
as the new head of its equity capital markets practice in Rome. Bosco, a former Shearman & Sterling partner who
founded that firm’s Rome office in 2001
, will also coordinate DLA’s U.S. practice throughout the Mediterranean basin.
Edwards Wildman Palmer has hired capital markets partner
ALBERT PINZON in New York City from Cozen O’Connor, which he joined in 2009 from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Pinzon’s practice focuses on counseling underwriters and issuers in public offerings and private placements.
Reed Smith has hired labor and employment partner
in Pittsburgh from local firm
Marcus & Shapira
, which she joined in 2008 after a decade at Morgan Lewis. Henke, who made partner at Marcus & Shapira in 2011, specializes in employment litigation.
Barnes & Thornburg has hired corporate partner
JOE THOMPSON in Minneapolis from Stoel Rives, where he was a partner and the chair of the firm’s agriculture and food initiative. Thompson’s practice focuses on providing transactional counsel to clients in the agribusiness, food processing, and renewable energy industries.
Troutman Sanders has added of counsel
to its construction practice in New York. Both lawyers arrive from Winston & Strawn, where Rosenstein was a partner and O’Reilly an associate.
Rosenstein joined Winston in 2007
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