EUGENE NARDELLI, who retired from his position as a justice of New York state court’s appellate division in 2011, is joining the New York office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner as counsel. As reported in sibling publication The New York Law Journal, Nardelli will focus on appellate work and trial tactics.

Bingham McCutchen has bolstered its antitrust and white collar capabilities with the addition of two litigation partners: DARREN TUCKER and MICHAEL WHITLOCK. As reported by sibling publication The Blog of the Legal Times, Tucker, most recently a senior competition adviser at the Federal Trade Commission, and Whitlock, a former Department of Justice antitrust prosecutor, have both joined Bingham’s Washington, D.C., office. Tucker will continue to focus on a wide range of merger and conduct investigations, with a particular emphasis in the health care and technology sectors, while Whitlock focuses on white collar matters.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is launching a new energy, environment, and resource strategies department tol be led by David Bernhardt, who is already a shareholder at the firm. As part of the effort, Brownstein Hyatt has hired LARRY JENSEN as shareholder in the group. Bernhardt, who was previously with the Environmental Protection Agency, will focus on complex infrastructure and policy matters. The new practice group will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

GINA VETERE is joining the Washington, D.C., office of Covington & Burling from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s global intellectual property center, where she served as the executive director of international intellectual property. Vetere will be a special counsel and member of Covington’s international trade, and the public policy and government affairs practices.

CARY GREENE, the former general counsel to trade group WineAmerica is joining the Washington, D.C., office of Davis Wright Tremaine.  Greene will serve as counsel for the firm’s food and beverage practice.

MICHAEL STIMSON, who previously worked as in-house counsel at medical technology company Kinetic Concepts, is now senior counsel with Fulbright & Jaworski. Based in Austin, Stimson has experience in patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation to the intellectual property and technology practice.

Greenberg Traurig has hired GABRIEL MONZON-CORTARELLI as a shareholder in its New York office. Joining the corporate and securities practice, Monzon-Cortarelli will also heading the Italian practice in New York, and working closely with attorneys at Studio Santa Maria, a longtime Greenberg Traurig ally. Most recently, Monzon-Cortarelli was of counsel and head of the Italian practice at Withers Bergman.

Herrick, Feinstein has named LOUIS TUCHMAN as the new co-chair of its tax and personal planning group. Tuchman, whose area of expertise is corporate taxation, will be based in New York. As reported in sibling publication The National Law Journal, Tuchman was previously a partner at Kaye Scholer.

TIM L’ESTRANGE has left the L’Estrange Group, the law firm he founded and chaired, to become a partner position at Jones Day. L’Estrange’s practice concentrates on strategic litigation and corporate governance issues. He will be working with Jones Day’s global disputes team in Sydney.

Also joining Jones Day, in Silicon Valley, is labor and employment partner FRED ALVAREZ. As reported in sibling publication The Recorder, Alvarez was previously head of the employment law litigation practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. While there, he focused on defending employers in lawsuits brought by private and governmental parties.

JEFFREY MINTZ has lateraled to employment and labor firm Littler Mendelson from Jackson Lewis, where he was a partner. As a shareholder at Littler, Mintz will focus on a wide range of labor matters, including collective bargaining, preventive labor relations, and representation elections.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe continues to expand its Supreme Court and appellate group in Washington, D.C., with the addition of ERIC SHUMSKY as a partner. Shumsky joins Orrick a little more than a month after the arrival of Robert Loeb, a former Department of Justice acting deputy director. Shumsky was most recently a partner with Sidley Austin, also based in Washington, D.C.

Steptoe & Johnson has hired a group of three environmental and life sciences attorneys from Field Fisher Waterhouse. The trio, led by partner RUXANDRA CANA, will be practicing out of Steptoe’s Brussels office. Also joining the firm are a senior advisor and senior associate. At Steptoe, all three attorneys will continue to focus their practice on the chemical, cosmetic, and medical industries.

Partner PATRICK RAPPO is also joining Steptoe in the firm’s international regulation, and compliance and litigation groups in London. Prior to his move, Rappo was the co-head of the bribery and corruption unit for the Serious Fraud Office, the U.K.’s independent government department prosecuting fraud and corruption cases.

MICHAEL RIVERA is the latest addition to Venable’s SEC and white collar group. Rivera, who joins as a partner, was previously chief investigative counsel in the office of the special inspector general for the Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program. He will be based in Venable’s Washington, D.C., office.

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