Lateral Partner/Counsel Moves in DC

  • John Heitmann, Steven Augustino, Joshua Guyan, and Debra McGuire Mercer join Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

    John Heitmann, Steven Augustino, Joshua Guyan, and Debra McGuire Mercer, previously at Kelley Drye & Warren, have joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Communication Team. Mr. Heitmann, Augustino and Guyan join as Partners, and Ms. Mercer as Counsel.

  • William James joins Allen & Overy

    William James, previously Partner at Goodwin Procter, has joined Allen & Overy as Partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation Practice. Mr. James has more than 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer representing multinational companies in pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent litigation cases.

  • Cormac Connor joins Husch Blackwell Sanders

    Cormac Connor, previously Member at Smith Pachter McWhorter, has joined Husch Blackwell Sanders as Partner in the firm’s White Collar, Internal Investigations & Compliance Practice Group. Mr. Connor defends individuals and corporations embroiled in criminal and civil government-led investigations, including False Claims Act allegations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act claims, procurement fraud, Small Business Administration fraud and false statements.

  • Joshua Soven joins Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

    Joshua Soven, previously Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Soven focuses on government antitrust investigations, antitrust litigation and counseling on competition issues.

  • Steven Maddox and Jeremy Edwards join Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch

    Steven Maddox and Jeremy Edwards, previously Partners at Maddox Edwards, have joined Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch as Partners in the firm’s Life Sciences and Medical Technology Practices.

  • Alex Chung joins Perkins Coie

    Alex Chung, previously Associate at Jones Day, has joined Perkins Coie as Partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Chung’s intellectual property practice encompasses patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and medical devices.

  • George “Chip” Cannon joins Allen & Overy

    George “Chip” Cannon, previously Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, has joined Allen & Overy as Partner in the firm’s Project, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) Practice. Mr. Cannon is an energy regulation and markets partner, focusing on the U.S. power sector.

  • Barrie VanBrackle joins Latham & Watkins

    Barrie VanBrackle, previously Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, has joined Latham & Watkins as Partner in the firm’s Emerging Companies Practice. Ms. VanBrackle’s practice focuses on payments and consumer financial services compliance.

  • Julia Schmidt joins King & Spalding

    Julia Schmidt, previously Partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman, has joined King & Spalding as Partner in the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments Practice Group. Ms. Schmidt’s practice focuses on owner- and borrower-side real estate, representing property owners and developers that are acquiring, developing and financing all types of real estate projects, including multifamily buildings, mixed-income or 100 percent affordable projects, office space, medical office buildings, and commercial spaces.

  • Benjamin Lee joins Polsinelli

    Benjamin Lee, previously Special Counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, has joined Polsinelli as Shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate Practice.

  • David Aron joins Jones Day

    David Aron, previously Special Counsel in the Division of Data at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has joined Jones Day as Counsel in the firm’s Financial Markets Practice.

  • James Adkins joins Blank Rome

    James Adkins, previously Associate General Counsel at Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc., has joined Blank Rome as Of Counsel in the firm’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities Group. Mr. Adkins concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and general transactional matters.

  • Kevin Carroll joins Hughes Hubbard & Reed

    Kevin Carroll, previously Partner at Wiggin and Dana, has joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed as Partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations Practices. Mr. Carroll’s practice focuses on representing businesses and senior corporate executives and government officials in congressional, inspector general and criminal investigations in conducting internal investigations and in litigating national security claims.

  • Thomas Sjoblom joins Carlton Fields

    Thomas Sjoblom, previously Founder at Law Office of Thomas V. Sjoblom, has joined Carlton Fields as Partner in the firm’s Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement Defense Practice. Mr. Sjoblom is a highly experienced trial lawyer who represents individuals and entities in government investigations and law enforcement actions, as well as shareholder lawsuits, involving a variety of complex securities matters.

  • Jehan Patterson joins Debevoise & Plimpton

    Jehan Patterson, former Senior Litigation Counsel for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has joined Debevoise & Plimpton as Counsel in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Practice. Ms. Patterson will advise the firm’s financial institution clients on matters related to consumer finance laws and enforcement.

  • Toby Chun joins Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

    Toby Chun, previously Partner at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as Senior Counsel and Co-Head of the firm’s Environmental Practice. Mr. Chun’s practice focuses on managing the environmental aspects of corporate and real estate practices, with experience across a diverse range of businesses and industries in the United States and around the world.

  • Xenia Garofalo joins Eversheds Sutherland

    Xenia Garofalo, previously Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, has joined Eversheds Sutherland as Partner in the firm’s Federal Tax Practice. Ms. Garofalo counsels clients on federal income taxation with a focus on providing tax and structuring advice for institutional and global investors, fund sponsors, and multinational companies with respect to the preparation and negotiation of fund disclosure, organizational documents and side letter agreements.

  • Mo Smith joins Vorys

    Mo Smith, previously Partner at Klein Horning, has joined Vorys as Partner in the firm’s Finance, Energy and Real Estate Group. Mr. Smith represents developers in the acquisition, development, and disposition of complex multi-family affordable housing projects, and has more than a decade of experience helping clients utilize a broad range of financing and real estate tools.

  • Trey Hanbury joins Jenner & Block

    Trey Hanbury, previously Partner at Hogan Lovells, has joined Jenner & Block as Co-Chair of the firm’s Communications, Internet, and Technology Practice.

  • Lynn O’Brien joins Quarles & Brady

    Lynn O’Brien, previously Senior Associate at Berry Appleman & Leiden, has joined Quarles & Brady as Of Counsel in the firm’s Diverse Immigration Team. Ms. O’Brien assists U.S. employers in managing and resolving a wide range of business immigration matters.

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