Crowell & Moring has hired a three-lawyer team from Dickstein Shapiro for its environment, energy and resources, and corporate groups. The new additions are partner RICHARD LEHFELDT and senior counsel IRVING YOSKOWITZ in Washington, D.C., and counsel LAURA SZABO in New York.
Lehfeldt counsels clients, often from the electric power plant industry, on all aspects of project development. Earlier in his career, he held senior in-house positions and worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on federal regulatory issues related to the electricity industry.
The moves come less than a month after a six-person energy team, including three partners, left Dickstein for Crowell & Moring in D.C. Also in July, a trio of commercial litigators moved from Dickstein to Arent Fox in New York. A Dickstein spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment Tuesday.
In other Churn news . . .
DIANE ROMZA-KUTZ is now a partner at Husch Blackwell, representing life sciences and pharmaceutical companies on intellectual property and other matters. Based in Chicago, she comes to the firm from Troutman Sanders.
In Atlanta, Jackson Lewis had gained EVAN ROSEN as a partner in its labor and employment and litigation groups. Rosen last worked at Epstein Becker Green.
K&L Gates made hires around the globe this week. In London, it expanded its energy, infrastructure, and resource team with the addition of partner MIKE STEWART from Pinsent Masons. In Seattle, the firm gained energy partners DAVID BENSON and DAVID HATTERY from Stoel Rives, as well as tax partner MICHAEL KELLEY from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Kelley previously worked at K&L Gates from 2001 to 2010.
Loeb & Loeb has brought in MICHAEL GRANDIS to its corporate department in New York. Grandis, who last worked at Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, is now a partner at the firm.
PHILLIP SPECTOR has left an in-house position as general counsel and head of business development at satellite operator Intelsat to join Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Spector is now of counsel in the firm's space and satellite practice, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Intelsat, Spector was managing partner of the D.C. office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
DANIEL BEGIAN has lateraled from The Lowenbaum Partnership to Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart. Begian is now a shareholder in the firm's St. Louis office, practicing in the traditional labor relations, employment law, workplace safety, and health practice groups.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker has added RICHARD DREITZER as a partner to its Las Vegas office. Most recently with Fox Rothschild, Dreitzer specializes in labor and employment law, as well as construction and insurance disputes.
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