Lateral Partner/Counsel Moves in DC

  • Paul C. Goulet joins FisherBroyles

    Paul C. Goulet, previously Partner at Winston & Strawn, has joined FisherBroyles as Partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Goulet focuses on litigating highly complex technology patent cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • Colleen McDuffie joins Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

    Colleen McDuffie, previously Partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, has joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as Partner in the firm’s Tech Transactions Team. Ms. McDuffie focuses her practice on helping companies negotiate the IP and technology transactions and complex commercial agreements at the heart of their innovation strategies.

  • Sonia Baldia joins Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

    Sonia Baldia, previously Partner at Baker & McKenzie, has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as Partner in the firm’s Technology, Privacy & Cybersecurity Team. Ms. Baldia’s practice is focused on U.S. and international commercial, technology and intellectual property (IP) transactions across a range of industries, including life sciences, banking & finance, healthcare, energy, information technology (IT), manufacturing, and software.

  • Mark G. Califano joins Dentons

    Mark G. Califano, previously Head of Litigation at American Express, has joined Dentons as Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice. Mr. Califano focuses on litigation, regulatory law, compliance, privacy and information security.

  • Gregory R. Wall joins Hunton Andrews Kurth

    Gregory R. Wall, previously Senior Attorney at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth as Counsel in the firm’s Environmental Practice. Mr. Wall uses his deep agency, regulatory and enforcement knowledge to assist clients in solving complex environmental matters, with specialized expertise in CERCLA/Superfund, brownfields, RCRA, FIFRA and TSCA legal issues.

  • Jeffrey Gordon joins O’Melveny & Myers

    Jeffrey Gordon, previously Senior Attorney at Hunton Andrews Kurth, has joined O’Melveny & Myers as Partner in the firm’s General Litigation Practice. Mr. Gordon’s practice focuses on complex business and criminal litigation; internal, governmental, and grand jury investigations; and strategic legal counseling.

  • Bob Ellerbrock joins FisherBroyles

    Bob Ellerbrock, previously Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Attorney at Ogletree Deakins, has joined FisherBroyles as Partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. Mr. Ellerbrock focuses his practice on executive compensation, employee benefits, and ERISA.

  • Katie Hyman joins Rimon

    Katie Hyman, previously Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, has joined Rimon as Partner. Ms. Hyman is widely experienced in international dispute resolution, including multijurisdictional, offshore, and investor-state matters.

  • Brian Benczkowski re-joins Kirkland & Ellis

    Brian Benczkowski, previously Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division, has re-joined Kirkland & Ellis as Partner in the firm’s Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigations Practice Group.

  • Jessie K. Liu joins Skadden

    Jessie K. Liu, previously U.S. Attorney for the United States Senate, has joined Skadden as Partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice. Ms. Liu’s practice will encompass white collar and government enforcement matters, including defending government investigations and conducting internal investigations; representing companies and individuals in connection with complex civil litigation, particularly in government-facing civil litigation; and providing crisis-management counseling.

  • Nasim Fussell joins Holland & Knight

    Nasim Fussell, previously Chief International Trade Counsel for the U.S. Senate, has joined Holland & Knight as Partner in the firm’s International Trade Group.

  • Robert P. Jacobs and Linda A. Powell join Blank Rome

    Partner Robert P. Jacobs and Of Counsel Linda A. Powell, previously at Perkins Coie, have joined Blank Rome’s Insurance Recovery Group. Mr. Jacobs represents policyholders in a wide array of insurance recovery disputes arising from product liabilities, toxic torts, first-party property loss, business interruption, advertising liability, professional liability, kidnap and ransom losses, and various directors and officers-related liabilities. Ms. Powell focuses her practice on representing policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes and pursuing recoveries for various losses, including product-related liabilities, environmental liabilities, first-party property losses, professional liabilities, and directors- and officers-related liabilities.

  • Richard P. Sparling joins Davis Wright Tremaine

    Richard P. Sparling, previously Counsel at Alston & Bird, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine as Of Counsel. Mr. Sparling concentrates his practice on electric utility regulation and business matters, primarily representing investor-owned electric utilities as regulatory counsel before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

  • Joseph Matal joins Haynes and Boone

    Joseph Matal, former Acting Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and one of the principal drafters of the America Invents Act (AIA), has joined Haynes and Boone as Partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice.

  • Brian Bewley joins Goodwin

    Brian Bewley, previously Member at Bass, Berry & Sims, has joined Goodwin as Partner in the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Practices. Mr. Bewley advises a diverse group of healthcare and life science clients, including for profit, not-for-profit and private equity, on a wide range of regulatory compliance and healthcare fraud and abuse matters.

  • Eric R. Goodman joins Brown Rudnick

    Eric R. Goodman, previously Partner at Baker & Hostetler, has joined Brown Rudnick as Partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. Mr. Goodman’s practice includes the representation of creditors’ committees, national and international companies, federal banking regulators, debtors, and creditors in larger chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, cross-border insolvencies, and bankruptcy-related acquisitions.

  • D. Reed Freeman Jr. joins Venable

    D. Reed Freeman Jr., previously Partner at WilmerHale, has joined Venable as Partner in the firm’s eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Practice. Mr. Freeman’s practice is focused on privacy, cybersecurity, and the privacy aspects of advertising online, on mobile devices, in social media, and on connected devices.

  • Nathan Sheers and Peter Lindsay join Paul Hastings

    Nathan Sheers and Peter Lindsay, previously Partners at Sidley Austin, have joined Paul Hastings as Partners in the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice. Mr. Sheers concentrates his practice on complex civil, criminal and administrative regulatory matters. Mr. Lindsay focuses his practice on food and drug law.

  • Jessica E. Phillips joins Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

    Jessica E. Phillips, previously Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrisons as Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department.

  • Gene M. Burd joins FisherBroyles

    Gene M. Burd, previously Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory, has joined FisherBroyles as Partner in the firm’s Litigation Group.

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