LATERALS

DINSMORE & SHOHL (Cincinnati): Michael Magee joins the firm’s products liability and tort practice groups as partner in the Pittsburgh office and will focus on the defense of lawsuits involving chemical and fiber products. Previously, Magee was a partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti.

CHADBOURNE & PARKE (New York): John Verrill joins the firm’s insolvency and financial restructuring group as partner in the London office and will focus on complex cross-border insolvency matters and company voluntary arrangements. Previously, Verrill was a partner at Dundas & Wilson.

CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON (New York): Ling Huang joins the firm’s Asia practice as partner in the Beijing office and will focus on mergers and acquisitions and private-equity transactions. Previously, Huang was a partner at Shearman & Sterling.

DLA PIPER: Peter Rice joins the firm’s insurance and reinsurance sector practice as senior counsel to the Boston office and will focus on insurance regulatory matters. Previously, Rice was a senior counsel to Dewey & LeBoeuf.

DORSEY & WHITNEY: David Murphy joins the firm’s labor and employment practice in the Palo Alto, Calif., office and will focus on employment law support for mergers and acquisitions, executive-agreement counseling and negotiation, traditional labor law and commercial civil litigation. Previously, Murphy was a partner at Morrison & Foerster.

EDWARDS WILDMAN PALMER (Boston): Christopher Flanagan joins the firm’s tax, benefits and compensation department as partner in the Boston office and will focus on the analysis and resolution of tax issues. Previously, Flanagan was a partner at Sullivan & Worcester.

FREEBORN & PETERS (Chicago): Kath­eleen Ehrhart joins the firm’s litigation group as partner and will focus on litigation involving antitrust, securities fraud, accountant liability, employment law, breach of contract and class action defense. Previously, Ehrhart was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.


FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & JACOBSON
 (New York): Daniel Glazer joins the firm’s corporate department as partner and will focus on complex domestic and cross-border intellectual property and information-technology transactions. Previously, Glazer was a partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.

GRUBER HURST JOHANSEN HAIL SHANK (Dallas): Shonn Brown joins the firm as partner and will focus on commercial disputes involving trade secrets, contracts, intellectual property, board governance, products liability and personal injury claims. Previously, Brown was a partner at Locke Lord.
 

JEFFER, MANGELS, BUTLER & MITCHELL (Los Angeles): Anthony Pacheco joins the firm’s litigation practice as partner in the Los Angeles office and will focus on white-collar criminal defense, regulatory representation and complex civil litigation. Previously, Pacheco was a partner at Proskauer Rose.
 

KAYE SCHOLER (New York): Joel Moser joins the firm’s energy and infrastructure industry group as partner in the New York office and will focus on the planning, development, acquisition, financing, operation and sale of energy and infrastructure assets. Previously, Moser was a partner at Bingham McCutchen.

K&L GATES: Richard Farrier Jr. joins the firm’s commercial disputes practice as partner in the Charleston, S.C., office and will focus on representing companies in complex, high-stakes litigation. Previously, Farrier was a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

LATHAM & WATKINS: Michael King joins the firm’s corporate department as partner in the Houston office and will focus on representing oil and gas companies in upstream transactional matters with regard to acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas properties. Previously, King was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

LOEB & LOEB: Paul Rohrer joins the firm’s land use practice as partner in the Los Angeles office and will focus on land use and entitlement matters. Previously, Rohrer was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

PHILLIPS NIZER (New York): Zdzislaw Wieckowski joins the firm’s corporate and business law department and its securities and international practices as partner in New York. He will focus on representing clients in Central and Eastern Europe on cross-border transactions. Previously, Wieckowski was a partner at Bird & Bird.
 

SEYFARTH SHAW (Chicago): Elisabeth Watson joins the firm’s national labor and employment department as partner in the Los Angeles office and will focus on representing employers in wage-and-hour and other matters. Previously, Watson was a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

SULLIVAN & WORCESTER (Boston): Gerry Silver joins the firm’s litigation group as partner in the New York office and will focus on software, privacy, the Inter­net and information-technology outsourcing. Previously, Silver was a partner at Chadbourne & Parke.

 

WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI (Palo Alto, Calif.): Michael Rosato joins the firm as partner in the Seattle office and will focus on intellectual property protection and counseling related to medical devices and biotechnology. Previously, Rosato was a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.

NEW ARRIVALS

JACKSON LEWIS: John Sander joins the firm as partner in the New York office and will focus on international employment law. Previously, Sander was vice president and associate general counsel at Merck & Co. Inc.

THOMPSON & KNIGHT (Dallas): Gary Compton joins the firm’s oil and gas practice group as counsel to the Austin, Texas, office and will focus on regulatory and legislative matters. Previously, Compton was a partner at Jackson Walker.



Movers is compiled and written by Tasha Norman. Please send material to her at The National Law Journal, 120 Broadway, Fifth Floor, New York, N.Y. 10271, or tnorman@alm.com.