Foley & Lardner: Frederic Adam joins the firm’s tax and individual planning practice as partner in its Palo Alto, Calif., office. Adam will focus on complex international tax matters for companies in industries including private equity, financial services, retail, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Previously, he was a tax partner at KPMG LLP.
McGuireWoods: Fredrik Henriksson joins the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions department as partner in the London office. Henriksson will focus on corporate finance and general corporate work, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and other private-equity transactions. Previously, Henriksson was chief general counsel for the EF Education First Group, a private education and travel organization.
Chadbourne & Parke (New York): Mark Beckett and Rachel Thorn join the firm’s international arbitration team as partners in the New York office. Beckett will focus on disputes relating to project construction, long-term purchase agreements, complex commercial transactions and joint ventures. Thorn will focus on international commercial arbitration, international litigation and public international law. Previously, Beckett and Thorn were partners in the New York and Paris offices, respectively, of Latham & Watkins.
Dechert: Andrew Hulsh joins the firm’s corporate practice as partner in the New York office. Hulsh will focus on complex domestic and cross-border private-equity and mergers-and-acquisitions transactions, including negotiated and unsolicited contests for corporate control. Previously, he was a partner at Mayer Brown.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (New York): Justin Michaelson joins the firm’s international disputes group as partner in the London office and will focus on high-value international arbitration and other multijurisdictional commercial disputes. Previously, Michaelson was a partner at SJ Berwin.
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn (Detroit): James Stewart joins the firm’s litigation department as partner in the Detroit office and will focus on media law, intellectual property and commercial litigation. Previously, Stewart was a partner at Thompson & Knight.
Jones Day: John Emmerig joins the firm’s global disputes practice as partner in the Sydney, Australia, office and will focus on major claims and strategic litigation. Previously, Emmerig was a partner at Ashurst. Additionally, Michelle Chen joins the firm’s banking and finance practice as partner in the Singapore office and will focus on structured finance, including finance in the energy sector. Previously, Chen was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills.
King & Spalding (Atlanta): Kelly Malone joins the firm’s energy practice as partner in the Singapore office and will focus on cross-border development and financing of major energy projects. Previously, Malone was a partner at Wikborg Rein.
Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago): Sarkis Jebejian joins the firm’s corporate practice group as partner in the New York office and will focus on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Jebejian was a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
Lathrop & Gage (Kansas City, Mo.): Todd Seelman joins the firm as partner and co-chairman of the firm’s antitrust practice group in the Denver office and will focus on labor and employment and antitrust. Previously, Seelman was a partner at Ford & Harrison.
Littler Mendelson (San Francisco): James Witz joins the firm as partner and co-leader of the firm’s Chicago unfair-competition and trade-secrets practice and will focus on high-stakes litigation matters. Previously, Witz was a partner at Freeborn & Peters.
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