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June 25, 2010 5:11 PM

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Baker & Daniels has added AMY YATES as counsel in the firm's Chicago office, where she will be involved with U.S. and international privacy and data protection issues. Previously with Deloitte & Touche, Yates is an adviser on privacy and data protection issues related to the Safe Harbor Framework, foreign data protection laws, and state privacy laws.

TARA KAMRADT is now a partner with Baker Hostetler's business group and health care industry team. Kamradt, formerly with Katten Muchin Rosenman, will work from the firm's Chicago office on issues related to the health care industry, including dialysis businesses, sleep centers, home health businesses, and physician practices. 

DLA Piper has welcomed MARY LANGOWSKI to the government affairs practice of the firm's Washington, D.C., office as a senior policy adviser. Langowski will work on the expansion of DLA Piper's health care public policy and regulatory practice. She was recently at Alston & Bird, and previously served as a managing director at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. 

MICHAEL STOLARSKI is joining the Chicago office of Dykema as a member in the firm's intellectual property department. Formerly a partner with Howrey, Stolarski handles IP licensing and counseling, as well as patent, trademark, and copyright matters.

EILEEN EWING is now the cochair of Foley Hoag's life sciences practice. A partner in the firm's Boston office, Ewing will work alongside partner Jeffrey Quillen. She worked most recently with K&L Gates, where she cultivated a mostly transactional practice, handling M&A and securities offerings, as well as commercialization.

JASON MATECHAK recently left a partnership at Reed Smith for a general counsel position at International Relief and Development (IRD). At the nonprofit humanitarian organization, Matechak will provide counsel on government contracts and grants, as well as corporate, compliance, intellectual property, and employment matters. 

Kaye Scholer announced that ANDREW HARRIS will become managing partner of the firm's London office. Formerly with DLA Piper, Harris served as the head of that firm's private equity practice. At Kaye Scholer, he will handle private equity, M&A, and corporate finance matters.

Real estate partner ROSS EICHBERG is now with Nixon Peabody, after leaving Patton Boggs. Eichberg will work out of the firm's Washington, D.C., office. He has experience in real estate transactions that include acquisitions, dispositions, construction, development, and mortgage lending. 

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker announced that THADDEUS MALIK is now a partner in the firm's corporate department in Chicago. He comes from Jenner & Block, where he cochaired that firm's M&A practice. Malik will focus on M&A, securities, and advisory work.

Proskauer Rose's M&A group is expanding with the addition of DANIEL GANITSKY as senior counsel in the firm's New York office.  Ganitsky represented PacifiCare Health Systems in it $8.1 billion acquisition of UnitedHealthGroup Inc., as well as Caesars Entertainment in its $9.4 billion acquisition by Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. He most recently worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Southern District of New York judge STEPHEN ROBINSON is joining Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in August as a litigation partner, the New York Law Journal reports. Judge Robinson has served on the federal bench since 2003. He will focus on a variety of litigation matters at the firm, including internal investigations, government enforcement matters, commercial lawsuits, and monitorships. 

TOM HUTCHINSON is being welcomed by the D.C. office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal as a managing director in the firm's health care practice. Hutchinson has spent more than 25 years in the public and private sectors, including most recently serving as director of the Medicare plan payment group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Finally, Winston & Strawn has announced that BERTRAN THEAUD will be a partner in the firm's Shanghai office. He recently worked in private equity funds and as a partner with DLA Piper in Shanghai. Theaud's practice involves corporate law, including M&A and private equity transactions. He has acted as external counsel for industrial unions and worked on issues related to the Chinese legal system.

The Churn is compiled from law firm releases and announcements. Moves based on our own reporting will note this. Please send announcements and press releases to thechurn@alm.com.

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