Lateral Partner/Counsel Moves in DC

  • Matthew Papez joins Jones Day

    Matthew Papez, previously Partner at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined Jones Day as Partner in the firm’s Business & Tort Litigation Practice. Mr. Papez focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, with over 17 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of matters, including product liability cases, contract disputes, fraud cases, trade secrets cases, securities litigation, corporate governance and merger litigation, fraudulent conveyance litigation, and environmental tort litigation. 

  • Jean Kuei joins Pillsbury

    Jean Kuei, previously Partner at Reed Smith, has joined Pillsbury as Partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice.

  • Laura Jehl joins BakerHostetler

    Laura Jehl, previously Partner at Sheppard Mullin, has joined BakerHostetler as Partner in the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection Team. Ms. Jehl focuses her practice on privacy and data security, counseling multinational companies on privacy and data protection issues related to cybersecurity and data breach matters, as well as U.S. and international data privacy and big data issues.

  • Colette D. Honorable joins Reed Smith

    Colette D. Honorable, former Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has joined Reed Smith as Partner in the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) Practice.

  • Regina Speed-Bost and Debra Palmer join Reed Smith

    Regina Speed-Bost and Debra Palmer, previously Partners at Schiff Hardin, have joined Reed Smith’s Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) Practice. Ms. Bost joins the firm as Partner and Ms. Palmer joins as Counsel.

  • Angela Hart-Edwards joins Akerman

    Angela Hart-Edwards, previously Partner at Gordon & Rees, has joined Akerman as Partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Ms. Edwards focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law with an emphasis on representation of employers in individual and class and collective litigation matters in state and federal courts nationwide.

  • Lawrence M. Miller and Steven C. Schaffer join Garvey Schubert Barer

    Lawrence M. Miller and Steven C. Schaffer, previously Partners at Schwartz, Woods & Miller (SWM), have joined Garvey Schubert Barer as Partners in the firm’s Radio & Television Media Practice.

  • David E. Rogers, Joanna C. Kerpen and Brian A. Benko join Winston & Strawn

    David E. Rogers, Joanna C. Kerpen and Brian A. Benko, previously Partners at McDermott Will & Emery, have joined Winston & Strawn as Partners in the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (EBEC) Practice.

  • C. Peter “Pete” Dungan joins Miles & Stockbridge

    C. Peter “Pete” Dungan, previously Counsel at Hogan Lovell, has joined Miles & Stockbridge as Principal in the firm’s Government Contracts Practice.

  • Howard R. Sklamberg joins Akin Gump

    Howard R. Sklamberg, former Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has joined Akin Gump as Partner in the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Regulatory Practice. Mr. Sklamberg focuses his practice on regulatory compliance and strategy involving food and drug law.

  • Donald L. Vieira joins Skadden

    Donald L. Vieira, previously Partner at Wilson Sonsini, has joined Skadden as Partner in the firm’s CFIUS/National Security Practice. Mr. Vieira’s practice focuses on foreign investment review, privacy, cybersecurity and data security, export controls enforcement, and government investigations.

  • Patrick W. Pearsall joins Jenner & Block

    Patrick W. Pearsall, former Chief of Investment Arbitration with the US Department of State, has joined Jenner & Block as Partner and Chair of the firm’s newly formed Public International Law Practice. Mr. Pearsall is also a member of both the International Arbitration and the Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation Practices.

  • Meridith Moldenhauer and Samantha Mazo join Cozen O’Connor

    Meridith Moldenhauer and Samantha Mazo, previously at Griffin, Murphy, Moldenhauer & Wiggins, have joined Cozen O’Connor’s Rea Estate Practice. Ms. Moldenhauer joins the firm as Member, and Ms. Mazo as Of Counsel.

  • Amy S. Mushahwar joins Davis Wright Tremaine

    Amy S. Mushahwar, previously Counsel at ZwillGen, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine as Partner. Ms. Mushahwar focuses her practice on data security, cyber risks, and privacy issues.

  • Elizabeth M. Kelley joins Bortstein Legal Group

    Elizabeth M. Kelley, previously VP at Hewlett Packard, has joined Bortstein Legal Group as Partner and Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Ms. Kelley focuses her practice on helping corporations, financial institutions and government entities with complex and strategic sourcing and procurement transactions, both in the US and globally.

  • Jack Quinn joins Manatt

    Jack Quinn, previously Chair at Quinn Gillespie & Associates, has joined Manatt as Partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice.

  • Danish Hamid joins DLA Piper

    Danish Hamid, previously Partner at Cooley, has joined DLA Piper as Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice. Mr. Hamid is an international lawyer who focuses his practice on cross-border business transactions, regulatory compliance and internal investigations.

  • Steven T. Cottreau joins Jones Day

    Steven T. Cottreau, previously Partner at Clifford Chance, has joined Jones Day as Partner in the firm’s Government Regulation Practice. Mr. Cottreau focuses his practice on defending clients in government investigations and in complex civil litigation.

  • Keli Colby joins Ballard Spahr

    Keli Colby, previously VP and Counsel at Boston Properties Inc., has joined Ballard Spahr as Of Counsel.

  • John Nader joins McGlinchey Stafford

    John Nader, previously Associate at Jackson & Campbell, has joined McGlinchey Stafford as Of Counsel in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Consumer Financial Services Litigation groups. Mr. Nader represents financial institutions and services in mortgage- and consumer lending-based financial services litigation in state and federal courts, with a particular focus on mortgage lending and related commercial disputes.

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