Lawyers On the Move

  • Warner Music Group executives, Trent Tappe and Maryrose Maness, have each been promoted within the company. Tappe was named SVP, deputy general counsel & chief compliance officer. Maness was named SVP, deputy general counsel.
  • Elizabeth Gardner has joined Robins Kaplan in the firm’s intellectual property and technology litigation group as a partner. She joins from Orrick.
  • Proskauer has promoted Harris Mufson and Paul Polking to partners in New York. The firm also promoted Julia Alonzo, Aliza Cinamon, Steven Porzio and Simon Sharpe to special counsel.
  • Perkins Coie has announced that former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission division of enforcement counsel Kari Larsen has joined the firm’s blockchain technology & digital currency industry group and investment management practice.
  • Christian Gloger has joined Kleinberg Kaplan as a partner. He was previously with Schulte Roth & Zabel.
  • Geoffrey Sant has joined Pillsbury as a litigation partner. He was previously a partner at Dorsey & Whitney.
  • Pashman Stein Walder Hayden has hired trial attorney Joseph D’Avanzo as managing partner of the firm’s Westchester office to lead the firm’s New York office in Purchase He was previously a member of the White Plains-based law firm Ledy-Gurren, Bass, D’Avanzo & Siff.
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has added Colleen Tracy James as a partner. She joins from Mayer Brown.
  • Rupa Briggs has joined White & Case in the firm’s global capital markets practice as partner. She joins from Shearman & Sterling.
  • Freeborn & Peters has hired Robert Frucht as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice group. Prior to joining, he was a partner with Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti.
  • New York Law School has named New York City Criminal Court Judge Marc J. Whiten as special advisor to the Dean. Judge Whiten’s judicial appointment ends on December 31, 2018. As special advisor, Whiten will chair NYLS’s judicial clerkship committee and lead an expanded effort to connect NYLS students to positions in the judiciary.
  • BakerHostetler has hired Adam Gale to co-lead the firm’s investment funds team. He was previously with Mintz Levin.
  • Phillips Nizer has added corporate transactional attorney Edward Schuder as a partner. He was formerly general counsel and executive vice president of licensing at Steiner Sports, a sports memorabilia company.
  • Daniel Doron has joined McDermott Will & Emery as partner in the firm’s employment practice group. Previously he was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman.
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has elected Will Brodsky and Courtney Peterson to partnership in the firm’s New York office, effective Jan. 1, 2019