CHOATE, HALL & STEWART (Boston): Stuart Glass joins the firm’s securities litigation group as partner and will focus on securities class actions, derivative litigation, regulatory investigations and complex commercial litigation. Previously, Glass was a partner at Goodwin Procter.



DINSMORE & SHOHL (Cincinnati): Whit­ney Calvert joins the firm’s corporate department as partner in the Lexington, Ky., office and will focus on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law with an emphasis on mineral and energy law. Previously, Calvert was a partner at McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland.

EDWARDS WILDMAN PALMER (Boston): Lawrence Robins joins the firm’s intellectual property department as partner in the Boston office and will focus on the litigation of trademark, copyright, unfair competition and other commercial disputes. Previously, Robins was a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

MANATTA, PHELPS & PHILLIPS (Los Angeles): Mark Peroff and Darren Saunders join the firm’s intellectual property practice group as partners in the New York office and will focus on counseling clients on the protection of intellectual property rights and trademark, copyright and patent litigation. Previously, Peroff and Saunders were partners at Hiscock & Barclay.

MARTEN LAW (Seattle): Kevin Haroff joins the firm’s environmental litigation practice as partner in the San Francisco office and will focus on complex environmental litigation and regulatory matters. Previously, Haroff was a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon.

MAYER BROWN (Chicago): James Woods joins as partner, co-leader of the firm’s global insurance industry group and a member of the corporate and securities practice. Woods will divide his time between the firm’s Palo Alto, Calif., and New York offices and focus on insurance regulatory matters. Previously, Woods was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf.

POLSINELLI SHUGHART (Kansas City, Mo.): James Billingsley joins the firm as partner in the Dallas office and will focus on bankruptcy, business reorganization, loan enforcement and complex commercial ­litigation. Previously, Billingsley was a partner at K&L Gates.



BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS (Birmingham, Ala.): Ty Howard joins the firm’s white-collar criminal defense practice group as partner in the firm’s Nashville, Tenn., office and will focus on complex white-collar matters. Previously, Howard was assistant U.S. attorney and member of the white-­collar and economic crimes division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee.

FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS: Jonathan Weinzapfel joins the firm’s government team as counsel and will practice remotely from Evansville, Ind. Weinzapfel will focus on assisting clients in their interactions with federal, state and local government entities. Previously, Weinzapfel served as mayor of Evansville.

HAIGHT BROWN & BONESTEEL (Los Angeles): Mary Beth Sipos joins the firm’s risk management and insurance law practice group as partner and will split her time between the San Diego and Santa Ana, Calif., offices. Sipos will focus on coverage arising from intellectual property cases; environmental, toxic tort and mass tort litigation; and construction defect cases. Previously, she was the senior claims counsel for Liberty Mutual Agency Corp.

SCHIFF HARDIN (Chicago): Susan Persi­chilli joins the firm’s restructuring, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights group as counsel to the New York office and will focus on insolvency law, corporate debt restructuring and bankruptcy litigation. Previously, she was a bankruptcy consultant at Garden City Group Inc., which provides legal administration services.

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