Lateral Partner/Counsel Moves in DC

  • Cynthia Langelier Paine joins Blank Rome

    Cynthia Langelier Paine, previously Special Counsel at Katten Muchin Rosenman, has joined Blank Rome as Partner in the firm’s Tax, Benefits, and Private Client Group. Ms. Paine focuses her practice on commercial real estate matters in addition to affordable housing, economic development, and subsidized transactions.

  • Joanne L. Zimolzak joins Dykema

    Joanne L. Zimolzak, previously Partner at the LeClairRyan, has joined Dykema as Member of the firm’s Insurance Industry Group and Business Litigation Practice.

  • Jay M. Singer joins Shearman & Sterling

    Jay M. Singer, previously Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, has joined Shearman & Sterling as Partner in the firm’s Tax Practice. Mr. Singer advises clients on tax aspects of corporate transactions, particularly domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, tax-free spin-offs and internal restructurings.

  • Ryan P. Blaney joins Proskauer

    Ryan P. Blaney, previously Partner at Cozen O’Connor, has joined Proskauer as Partner in the firm’s Healthcare Practice. Mr. Blaney represents health care, life science, and technology clients in a range of regulatory, enforcement, internal investigative and transactional matters, with particular expertise in privacy law, life sciences and digital health.

  • Marques O. Peterson joins Pillsbury

    Marques O. Peterson, previously Shareholder at the Vedder Price, has joined Pillsbury as Partner in the firm’s Government Contracts & Disputes Practice. Mr. Peterson’s practice focuses on counselling and representing aerospace/defense and civil contractors in both federal procurement and international defense sales.

  • Alicia C. O'Brien joins King & Spalding

    Alicia C. O’Brien, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs and Associate Deputy Attorney General, has joined King & Spalding as Partner in the firm’s Government Matters Practice Group.

  • Margaret "Peggy" Blake joins Jones Day

    Margaret “Peggy” Blake, previously Associate General Counsel at the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, has joined Jones Day as Of Counsel in the firm’s Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulation Practice. Ms. Blake advises U.S. and international financial entities on the application of U.S. securities laws to their activities, with emphasis on the areas of trading and markets.

  • Brett A. Shumate joins Jones Day

    Brett A. Shumate, previously Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined Jones Day as Partner in the firm’s Government Regulation Practice. Mr. Shumate focuses on “bet-the-company” litigation involving the government, often with respect to the telecommunications and technology sectors, and develops creative strategies to challenge state and federal laws and policies.

  • Ginger Webb Collier joins Kirkland & Ellis

    Ginger Webb Collier, previously Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, has joined Kirkland & Ellis as Partner. Ms. Collier focuses her practice on the financing of infrastructure and energy projects.

  • Adam Kaminsky joins Davis Polk

    Adam Kaminsky, previously Partner at Fried Frank, has joined Davis Polk as Partner in the firm’s Executive Compensation Group. Mr. Kaminsky focuses his practice on private equity matters, including advising on the executive compensation aspects of private equity transactions and on executive compensation matters for portfolio companies.

  • Leslie C. Overton joins Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider

    Leslie C. Overton, previously Partner at Alston & Bird, has joined Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider as Partner in the firm’s Antitrust Group. Ms. Overton guides companies through merger reviews, civil non-merger investigations, cartel investigations, and litigation involving federal, state, and foreign antitrust authorities.

  • Robin L. Teskin joins Baker Donelson

    Robin L. Teskin, previously Partner at LeClair Ryan, has joined Baker Donelson as Shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Ms. Teskin focuses her practice on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

  • John P. Cunningham joins Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

    John P. Cunningham, previously Partner at Baker McKenzie, has joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as Shareholder. Mr.Cunningham concentrates his practice on internal investigations, corporate compliance, and white collar defense.

  • John F. Hundley joins Ballard Spahr

    John F. Hundley, previously Partner at LeClair Ryan, has joined Ballard Spahr as Of Counsel. Mr. Hundley focuses his practice on practice on a broad range of complex criminal, civil, and administrative matters, with an emphasis on white collar criminal defense.

  • Amna Arshad joins Freshfields

    Amna Arshad, previously Special Counsel at Jenner & Block, has joined Freshfields as Special Counsel in the firm’s Antitrust, Competition, and Trade Practice. Ms. Arshad focuses her practice on regulatory counseling, commercial aviation transactions and litigation.

  • Kenneth Kalafus joins Baker Donelson

    Kenneth Kalafus, previously Partner at LeClair Ryan, has joined Baker Donelson as Shareholder. Dr. Ken Kalafus concentrates his practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, counselling, and post-grant opposition.

  • Mark M. Yacura joins Michael Best

    Mark M. Yacura, previously Partner at Quarles & Brady, has joined Michael Best as Partner in the firm’s FDA Regulatory Practice. Mr. Yacura will focus his practice FDA Regulatory matters.

  • Christopher D. Carlson joins Seward & Kissel

    Christopher D. Carlson, previously Counsel at Thompson Hine, has joined Seward & Kissel as Counsel in the firm’s Investment Management Group. Mr. Carlson advises asset management firms on regulatory issues relating to the launch and operation of registered funds.

  • Leighanne Scott joins Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

    Leighanne Scott, previously Managing Director at KPMG, has joined Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered as Member and leader of the firm’s State & Local Tax Practice Group. Ms. Leighanne advises her individual and business clients on all aspects of state tax planning and controversies related to business operations, transactions, and personal income tax.

  • Robert Cohen joins Davis Polk

    Robert Cohen, previously Chief of the Cyber Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, has joined Davis Polk as Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Cohen will focus on representing companies and boards in regulatory matters and internal investigations.

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