Arent Fox (Washington): Russell McRory joins the firm’s automotive group as partner in the New York office and will focus on representing auto dealerships on regulatory compliance, relations with factories and suppliers, and ­franchising. Previously, McRory was a partner at Robinson Brog.
Baker & Hostetler: Poe Leggette joins the firm as partner in the Denver office and as co-chairman of the firm’s energy practice and will focus on representing clients in regulatory proceedings, and other matters. Previously, Leggette was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck (Wood­bury, N.Y.): Louis Castoria joins the firm as partner in the San Francisco office and director of the firm’s West Coast professional liability practice group and will focus on professional liability defense in the financial-services sector. Previously, Castoria was a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.
Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen (New York): Joseph Iskowitz joins the firm’s hedge fund practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on the formation and structuring of investment funds. Previously, Iskowitz was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman.
King & Spalding (Atlanta): Thomas Gray joins the firm’s patent and trade secrets litigation team as partner in the Palo Alto office and will focus on complex intellectual property litigation and counseling. Previously, Gray was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Mayer Brown: Thomas Moore joins the firm’s corporate and securities, and oil and gas, ­practices as partner in the Houston office and will focus on energy transactions around the world. Previously, Moore was a partner at Baker Botts.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough (Columbia, S.C.): Donna Rascoe joins the firm as partner in the Raleigh office and will focus on education law. Previously, Rascoe was a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog.
Paul Hastings: Philip Stamatakos joins the firm’s corporate and mergers and acquisitions practices as partner in the Chicago office and will focus on joint ventures, recapitalizations, corporate governance, and foreign investment transactions. Previously, Stamatakos was a partner at Jones Day.
Seward & Kissel (New York): John Imhof joins the firm’s maritime and transportation finance practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on domestic and cross-border financings of transportation assets for banks and other financial institutions. Previously, Imhof was a partner at Watson, Farley & Williams.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan (Atlanta): Leah Robinson joins the firm’s state and local tax practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on tax planning, policy, controversy and litigation. Previously, Robinson was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery.
LeClairRyan (Richmond): Margaret Stolfa joins the firm’s environmental and real estate practice area teams as partner in the Boston office and will focus on environmental law, regulation and policy development. Previously, Stolfa served as general counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith (Los Angeles): Dennis Holahan joins the firm’s nationwide commercial litigation, corporate and entertainment practices as partner in the San Francisco office and will focus on entertainment and business-related litigation. Previously, Holahan was a partner at his own firm, Holahan Law Firm.
Ropes & Gray (Boston): Evan Gourvitz joins the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice as counsel to the New York office and will focus on representing clients in trademark, copyright and false-advertising litigation and in domain-name and social-media disputes. Previously, Gourvitz was director and senior counsel for litigation at Diageo North America.
Strasburger & Price (Dallas): Sam Louis joins the firm’s health care team as partner in the Houston office and will focus on the defense of health care fraud and compliance investigations. Previously, Louis served as the health care fraud coordinator for the DOJ-HHS medicare fraud strike force.