LATERALS

Heard Robins Cloud & Black (Houston): Graham Hill joins as partner in the Houston office and will focus on commercial business litigation, class action mass torts and products liability matters. Previously, Hill was a partner at Locke Lord.

Anderson Kill & Olick (New York): Carole Sheffield joins the firm’s estates, trusts and tax services group as partner in the Philadelphia office and will focus on estate and tax planning and trust and estate administration. Previously, Sheffield was a partner at Reed Smith.

Ballard Spahr (Philadelphia): Stephen Opler joins the business and finance practice as partner in the Atlanta office and will represent companies and private-equity firms nationwide in mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Opler was a shareholder at Carlton Fields.

DLA Piper: Glenn Reitman joins the firm’s corporate and finance practice as partner in the Houston office and will focus on project finance, structured finance, leveraged buyouts, and restructurings and reorganizations. Previously, Reitman was a partner at Thompson & Knight.

Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell (Los Angeles): Anthony Pacheco joins the government, land use, environment and energy, and litigation departments as partner in the Los Angeles office. He will focus on regulatory matters. Previously, Pacheco was a partner at Proskauer Rose.

King & Spalding (Atlanta): Nigel Heilpern joins the firm as partner to launch a real estate department in the London office. Heilpern will focus on real estate matters, banking and finance, private equity, fund formations and transactions. Previously, Heilpern was head of the real estate practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Littler Mendelson (San Francisco): Amie Needham joins the firm as partner in the St. Louis office and will focus on traditional labor law in addition to employment counseling and litigation. Previously, Needham was a partner at Thompson Coburn.

NEW ARRIVALS

Debevoise & Plimpton (New York): Paul Patton joins the firm’s corporate department and financial institutions and banking groups as counsel to the New York office. He will focus on banking and regulatory matters. Previously, Patton was general counsel of Morgan Stanley Private Bank N.A.

Greenberg Traurig: Scott Mortman joins the firm as a corporate and securities partner in the Tel Aviv, Israel, office and will focus on technology, energy and the environment, litigation and international dispute resolution. Previously, Mortman was director of global business development for Better Place Inc.

Jones Day: David Morris joins the firm’s health care practice group as of counsel to the San Francisco office and will focus on health care legal matters, including transactional and regulatory issues. Previously, Morris was associate general counsel at Blue Shield of California.

Nixon Peabody: Stephanie Seiffert joins the firm’s private-clients practice as counsel to the Rochester, N.Y., office and will focus on providing estate planning and business succession planning advice for high-net-worth individuals and families. Earlier, Seiffert was executive director and senior wealth adviser at JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.

 

Woodcock Washburn (Philadelphia): Timothy Casey joins the firm as partner in the Seattle office and will focus on intellectual property management, licensing and transactional matters. Previously, Casey was the co-founder of SilverSky Group, an intellectual property and business development firm.



PROMOTIONS

Foley & Lardner: Myles Berman has been named managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office, succeeding Mark Prager, who had served in this role since 2004 and henceforth will focus on his bankruptcy and business-reorganizations practice. As Chicago office managing partner, Berman will help formulate and implement business strategy and recruiting efforts.
 

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