Crystal Nix-Hines, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has returned to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner in Los Angeles. The former reporter for The New York Times has also moonlighted as a television show script writer.
David King, a former Simpson Thacher & Bartlett associate who spent nearly the past seven years at buyout giant The Carlyle Group LP, has joined Kirkland & Ellis as an investment funds partner in the Bay Area.
Duane Morris has hired Sidley Austin corporate partner Robert Kadlec in Los Angeles, where the Philadelphia-based Am Law 100 firm bolstered its local operations earlier this year after absorbing a local corporate boutique.
Ellisen Turner has been named the next managing partner of Irell & Manella as the Los Angeles-based firm's current leader, Andrei Iancu, was recently nominated to head the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Wilson Sonsini has welcomed aboard of counsel Elizabeth George, a former associate White House counsel in the Obama administration who most recently served as deputy general counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., for its privacy and data protection practice in San Francisco.