Chadbourne & Parke (New York): Margarita Oliva Sainz de Aja joins the firm’s Latin America group as international partner and will divide her time among the firm’s New York, Mexico City and São Paulo, Brazil, offices. Oliva will focus on corporate finance transactions. Previously, she was senior counsel to Allen & Overy.

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr: Arthur Gajarsa joins the firm’s intellectual property practice as senior counsel to the Boston office and will focus on a wide range of intellectual property-related issues. Previously, Gajarsa served as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


DLA Piper: Joseph Philip Forte joins the firm’s real estate practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on complex real estate finance. Previously, Forte was a partner at Alston & Bird.

Duane Morris (Philadelphia): David Sussman joins the firm’s corporate practice group as partner in the Newark, N.J., office and will focus on private-equity transactions. Previously, Sussman was a partner at Day Pitney.

Edgcomb Law Group (San Francis­co): Nancy Wilms and Tiffany Hedg­peth join the firm as partners and will practice in the firm’s new Burbank, Calif., office. Wilms and Hedgpeth will focus on complex environmental litigation matters, including Superfund-related issues. Previously, they were partners at Bingham McCutchen.

Littler Mendelson (San Francisco): Monica Quinn joins the firm as partner in the Los Angeles office and will focus on employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Previously, Quinn was a partner at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis.

Mayer Brown: Mark Leeds joins the firm’s tax transactions and consulting practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on the tax consequences of capital markets products and strategies. Previously, Leeds was a partner at Greenberg Traurig.


Morris, Manning & Martin (Atlanta): Anthony Boggs joins the firm’s tax practice as partner in the Atlanta office and will focus on tax planning related to partnerships and real estate and corporate transactions. Previ­ously, Boggs was a partner at Bryan Cave.


Nossaman: Geoffrey Etnire joins the firm’s real estate practice group as partner and will split his time between the firm’s San Francisco and Wash­ington offices. Etnire will focus on real estate and land-use matters. Previously, he was founder of the real estate group at Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel.

Reed Smith: Tracy Genesen joins the firm’s global regulatory enforcement group as partner in the San Francisco office and will focus on constitutional law and regulatory litigation matters. Previously, Genesen was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

Sullivan & Worcester (Boston): Geoffrey Wynne joins the firm as partner and leader of the firm’s new London office. He will focus on trade finance. Previously, Wynne was a partner and head of trade and export finance at SNR Denton.


Dykema Gossett: Michael Borders, a member of the firm’s litigation department, has been named the managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office, succeeding Derek Cottier. Borders focuses on insurance matters.

McDermott Will & Emery: Daniel Foster, partner and head of the firm’s intellectual property litigation group for Southern California, has been named partner-in-charge of the firm’s Irvine, Calif., office. In his new role, Foster will focus on driving continued growth for the firm.

Quarles & Brady (Milwaukee): Scott Watson, co-managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office, has been named the firm’s national labor and employment practice group chairman, succeeding Jon Pettibone, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office. Watson represents employers in labor and employment law.

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