Cooley (Palo Alto): Ellen Scordino joins the firm’s intellectual property practice group as partner in the Boston office and will focus on ­litigating matters related to pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies and abbreviated new drug applications. Previously, Scordino was a partner at Fish & Richardson.
Edwards Wildman Palmer (Boston): Kal Shah joins the firm’s intellectual property department as partner in the Chicago office and will focus on commercial and intellectual property litigation, representing clients in scientific industries. Previously, Shah was a partner at Thompson Coburn.
Fish & Richardson: Danielle Williams joins the firm’s intellectual property litigation group as partner in the Atlanta office and will focus on patent litigation. Previ­ously, Williams was a partner at Kilpatrick Town­send & Stockton.
Hinshaw & Culbertson (Chicago): Stephen Tully and Timothy McCulloch join the firm’s commercial litigation practice group as partners and both will serve as co-partners-in-charge of the Phoenix office and focus on complex commercial litigation matters. Previously, Tully and McCulloch were co-managing partners of the Phoenix office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani.
Latham & Watkins: Ann Marie Wahls joins the firm’s litigation department as partner in the Chicago office and will focus on intellectual property litigation and counseling involving patents, advertising, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Previously, Wahls was partner of Kirkland & Ellis.
Paul Hastings: David Hernand joins the firm’s mergers-and-acquisitions practice as partner in the Los Angles office and will focus on advising high-tech media clients on public and private transactions, corporate-control contests, strategic partnering arrangements, and public and private capital-raising transactions. Previously, Hernand was a partner at Cooley.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (Min­neapolis): Craig Weiner joins the firm’s business litigation practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on representing domestic and foreign hedge funds, venture companies, high net worth individuals and government funds in commercial litigation, including ­international arbitration. Previously, Weiner was a partner at Hofheimer Gartlir & Gross.
Ulmer & Berne (Cleveland): David Black joins the firm as partner in the Cleveland office and will focus on governance, transactions, and finance for corporations. Previously, Black was a partner at Cavitch Familo & Durkin.
Berger Singerman (Miami): Jeremy Susac joins the firm’s government and regulatory team as partner in the Tallahassee office and will focus on environmental law and energy-related matters. Previously, Susac was president of the Real Energy and Environment Strategies Group.
Holland & Knight: Claudio Morfe joins the firm’s corporate mergers-and-acquisitions practice group as a senior counsel to the Boston office and will focus on a advising on matters affecting telecommunications companies as well as technology companies. Previously, Morfe was general counsel at Ericsson’s CDMA mobile systems business unit.
Nixon Peabody: Bradley Mirkin joins the firm’s government investigations and white-collar defense practice as counsel to the New York office and will focus on strategic counseling, responding to and defending Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network investigations. Previously, Mirkin was senior litigation counsel at FINRA.
Perkins Coie (Seattle): Eric Bjorkman rejoins the firm’s emerging companies and venture-capital practice as partner in the Boise office and will focus on emerging companies and business counseling. Previously, Bjorkman was general counsel and director of legal affairs at accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.
Winstead (Dallas): David Ammons joins the firm’s energy practice group as of counsel to the Houston office and will focus on representing upstream and midstream energy companies in complex litigation and transactional matters. Previously, Ammons was a partner at Diamond McCarthy.