In Brussels, GEORG BERRISCH has lateraled to Baker Botts from Covington & Burling. He will be a partner dealing with competition law, state aid, and trade matters in the European Union.
MICHAEL FEINBERG has left the regulatory-litigation group at Credit Suisse to join Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York. He will practice for the firm's securities litigation and white-collar defense groups as counsel.
Edwards Wildman Palmer has brought a new partner to its Los Angeles practice, JINSHU "JOHN" ZHANG. Zhang, who recently left Reed Smith, will work on mergers, acquisitions, private placements, public offerings of securities, and other such matters.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed has expanded its employee benefits practice in New York with new partner SARAH DOWNIE. Downie, formerly with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, advises plan sponsors, employers, management, and executives on compensation and benefits.
King & Spalding has grabbed a partner from Mayer Brown, ANGELA HAYES. Based in the firm's London office, Hayes will be a partner and launch the firm's first financial services regulatory practice in that office.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo has hired a tax attorney from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. JONATHAN TALANSKY will be a member in the firm's New York office specializing in transactions involving capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, and financial products.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi has added former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice ERIC MAGNUSON to its Minneapolis office. Magnuson, most recently at Briggs and Morgan, is now a partner in the firm's business litigation and appellate law practice.
MARWAN ELARABY has returned to Shearman & Sterling from Citadel Capital to be the managing partner of the firm's Middle East region. He last was at the firm in November 2005, when he was a capital markets partner in New York. He is now based in the firm's Abu Dhabi office, concentrating on private equity, project development, and finance.
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has brought in DAN BERKOVITZ, the former general counsel for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to its futures and derivatives practice. (Berkowitz announced his resignation from the CFTC in March.) Wilmer has also hired MARK CAHN back after he served as general counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cahn last was at the firm in 2009 as a partner, and now will be in the firm's securities litigation and enforcement practice. Both of the new hires will be partners in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.
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