Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Joseph Boryshansky rejoins the firm in the white-collar defense and government investigations practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement and regulatory matters, plus complex commercial litigation. Previously, Boryshansky was senior trial counsel in the Enforcement Division at the SEC.
Arnold & Porter (Washington): David Huebner joins the firm’s international arbitration, public international law, and national security practices as partner in the Los Angles office and will focus on international commercial arbitration, trade and investments with an emphasis on intellectual property-intensive industries. Previously, Huebner served as the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.
Dentons: Paul Kaufman joins the firm’s health care practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on regulatory and enforcement issues for clients. Previously, Kaufman was chief of the civil health care fraud office at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Additionally, David Blood joins the firm’s corporate practice as partner in the Los Angeles office and will focus on corporate transactions, particularly concerning media, sports, technology and intellectual property assets. Previously, Blood was counsel to Latham & Watkins.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (Minneapolis): Kathleen Edmond joins the firm’s business litigation group as of counsel to the Minneapolis office and will focus on corporate ethics and compliance. Previously, Edmond was chief ethics officer at Best Buy.
Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly (New York): Carmen Cole has been promoted to managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. Cole is the leader the firm’s labor and employment practice group and focuses on the defense of employment discrimination claims, including wrongful termination, ­noncompetition agreements, misappropriation cases and other employment-related torts.
Cozen O’Connor (Philadelphia): Will Stute joins the firm’s commercial litigation group as partner in the Minneapolis office and will focus on commercial fraud, business torts, merger and acquisition litigation, and securities fraud. Previously, Stute was a partner at DLA Piper.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Ryan Murr joins the firm as partner and co-chairman of the life sciences practice in the San Francisco office and will focus on representing technology and life sciences companies on corporate law matters. Previously, Murr was a partner at Ropes & Gray.
Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe (New York): Jane Waldman joins the firm’s real estate practice as of counsel to the New York office and will focus on commercial real estate transactions. Previously, Waldman was senior counsel to Seyfarth Shaw.
McGuireWoods: Hamid Namazie joins the firm’s debt finance department as partner in the Los Angeles office and will focus on secured and unsecured lending transactions in corporate and middle markets. Previously, Namazie was a partner at Buchalter Nemer.
Proskauer Rose (New York): Siegmund Gutman joins the firm as partner and chairman of the life sciences patent practice in the Los Angeles office and will focus on patent litigation in the life sciences area. Previously, Gutman was a partner at Bingham.
Taylor English Duma (Atlanta): Riccarda Heising joins the firm’s corporate and business practice group as partner in the Atlanta office and will focus on corporate and commercial law. Previously, Heising was a partner at Bryan Cave.
VLP Law Group (Palo Alto): David Lee joins the firm’s corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions practice as partner in the Palo Alto office and will focus on representing venture-backed emerging companies and investors. Previously, Lee was a partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian.
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