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Cheryl Ainsworth joined Rosen Saba as senior counsel in the firm’s Beverly Hills office. Ainsworth focuses on business, entertainment, employment intellectual property, and real estate disputes. Ainsworth previously was a partner at Affeld Grivakes.

Duane Mathiowetz joined Foley & Lardner in the firm’s San Francisco office as partner in the firm’s litigation practice. Mathiowetz focuses his practice on patent counseling and licensing. He also represents clients in copyright, trademark, trade secret, and unfair competition matters. Mathiowetz previously was a shareholder at LeClairRyan.

Laura Reathaford joined Blank Rome as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Reathaford joined the firm’s labor and employment practice group. Reathaford focuses her practice on management-side employment litigation, with special emphasis on representative actions under the Private Attorneys General Act, and other wage-and-hour collective class actions. Reathaford was previously a partner at Venable.

Charles Schwenck joined Crowell & Moring as senior counsel in the firm’s Irvine office. Schwenck joined the firm’s energy group. Schwenck will focus on a broad range of commercial transactions concerning energy and other infrastructure projects. Schwenck previously was a partner at Gordon & Rees.

Jason Vollbracht joined Goodwin Procter as partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. Vollbracht joined the firm’s tax practice group and will focus on federal income taxation, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, formation of investment funds, partnerships and other joint ventures, and real estate transactions. Vollbracht previously was counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

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