Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen and Pokotilow (Philadel­phia): David Tener has been named managing partner of the firm, succeeding Manny Pokoti­low, who served as managing partner for 20 years. Tener focuses his patent practice on chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, medical device, mechanical and Internet technologies. Pokotilow will continue his full-time practice as a partner, litigator and counselor at the firm.

Littler Mendelson (San Francisco): Daniel Boatright has been named managing shareholder of the firm’s Kansas City, Mo., office, succeeding Denise Drake, one of the founding shareholders of the office. Boatright focuses his practice on employment law matters, including the defense of multiple-plaintiff and collective/class actions. Drake will continue her practice at the firm.


Bryan Cave: Daniel Wheeler joins the firm’s banking-client service group as partner in the San Francisco office and will focus on lending, operational and regulatory issues facing financial institutions. Previously, Wheeler was a partner at Friedemann Goldberg.

Faegre Baker Daniels: James Goedken joins the firm’s intellectual property group as partner in the Chicago office and will focus on patents, with an emphasis on preparation, prosecution, litigation and licensing of software, electrical and business method inventions. Previously, Goedken was a partner at K&L Gates.

Fox Rothschild (Philadelphia): Michael Sweet joins the firm’s bankruptcy practice as partner in the San Francisco office and will focus on bankruptcy and financial restructurings as well as complex litigation matters. Previously, Sweet was chairman of the municipal debt restructuring and bankruptcy practice group at Meyers Nave.

 Gardere Wynne Sewell (Dallas): Juan Alcalá joins the firm as partner in the Austin, Texas, office and will head the firm’s Latin American litigation and dispute resolution practice. Alcalá will focus on international arbitration and litigation. Previously, Alcalá was a partner at King & Spalding.


Kelley Drye & Warren (New York): Daniel Raglan joins the firm’s corporate department as partner in the New York office and will focus on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate advisory matters. Previously, Raglan was a partner at Torys.

McCarter & English
(Newark, N.J.): Joseph Fields joins the firm’s insurance coverage practice as special counsel to the New York office and will focus on commercial litigation, particularly insurance-coverage matters. Previously, Fields was counsel to Dickstein Shapiro.

Pabian & Russell (Boston): Steven Cohen joins the firm as partner and leader of the firm’s elder law practice and will focus on advising clients regarding complex elder law issues. Previously, Cohen was managing partner of Cohen & Oalican, which he co-founded.

Reed Smith: Edward Shapiro joins the firm’s music industry practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on representing individual performers and musical groups. Previously, Shapiro was a partner at Grubman Indursky Shire & Meiselas.

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (Minneapolis): Jeffrey Hovden joins the firm’s life sciences and Hatch-Waxman intellectual property litigation group as partner in the New York office and will focus on generic pharmaceutical patent cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act and within the biotechnology industry. Previously, Hovden was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Winston & Strawn (Chicago): Brinton Scott joins the firm as partner in the Shanghai, China, office and will focus on corporate, intellectual property and employment law matters. Previously, Scott was a partner at Clyde & Co.

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