ROBERT KENNEY JR. is now a partner at Blank Rome in New York. Last a partner at Hofheimer Gartlir & Gross, Kenney is a commercial litigator who often works on cases related to contract disputes, corporate theft, fraud, false advertising, international law, and telecommunications law.

Bracewell & Giuliani has hired DOUGLAS STEWART as a partner in its Seattle office from Dorsey & Whitney. Stewart, who brings an associate over with him to Bracewell, focuses on patent infringement litigation and counseling.

Crowell & Moring has poached the director of Hunton & Williams’s homeland security practice, EVAN WOLFF. Now a partner in Crowell’s Washington, D.C., office, Wolff specializes in homeland security regulatory counseling, security risk management and consulting, and cybersecurity compliance and investigating.

JEREMY BROWN has jumped from Proskauer Rose to Epstein Becker & Green’s Newark office. As a member in the firm’s labor and employment practice he will advise clients on employment litigation involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims.

Goodwin Procter has added JARED JENSEN as a partner in San Francisco. Most recently senior corporate counsel at, Jensen will represent private equity firms, companies, and management teams in leveraged buyouts, growth equity deals, and mergers and acquisitions.

Greenberg Traurig has brought in two attorneys. In Albany, the firm added ROBERT ROSENTHAL—the former assistant counsel for energy and environment in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office—as of counsel in Greenberg’s environmental and energy practices. In Las Vegas, JONATHAN LELEU is now a shareholder. Leleu, who was last in-house counsel for the trade show facility company International Market Centers, will focus his practice at Greenberg Traurig on governmental law and policy matters.

SEAN MCKENNA has joined Haynes and Boone as a partner after serving as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Texas. Based in Dallas, McKenna will focus on defense of health care fraud and abuse allegations, as well as white-collar and health care regulatory matters.

CHARLES NOTTINGHAM has moved from Williams Mullen to Husch Blackwell as a partner. Nottingham joins his new firm’s Washington, D.C., office, and will add his expertise to the firm’s transportation and public policy, regulatory, and government affairs teams.

Mayer Brown has expanded its London office with GREG STONEFIELD, who was most recently at White & Case. Stonefield will be a partner, advising primarily on equity deals, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity transactions.

LAETITIA COSTA is now special counsel in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy’s leveraged finance group in London. Formerly with Clifford Chance, Costa works on syndicated loans, structured finance, and real estate transactions.

Proskauer Rose has added COLLEEN HART to its Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice. She recently left Jones Day.

Winston & Strawn has hired two attorneys in New York. CHRISTINE SPLETZER has rejoined the firm as a partner in the capital markets, real estate finance, and commercial mortgage-backed securitization practices. Most recently with Paul Hastings, she last worked at Winston in May 2012 as of counsel. BOLA OLOKO, previously with Duval & Stachenfeld, joins Winston as of counsel, specializing in the commercial mortgage-backed securities.

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