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March 24, 2011 1:16 PM

Jones Day Takes On Six More Former Howrey Partners

Posted by Brian Baxter

UPDATE: 3/24/11, 3:30 p.m. New information on a Howrey hire by Bracewell & Giuliani has been added to the fifth paragraph of this post.

The former head of Howrey's trademark practice group, its insurance recovery chair, and the co-managing partner of the now-defunct firm's offices in Southern California are joining Jones Day with three other partners.

Jones Day announced the hires on Thursday. The six partners join at least 12 of their former colleagues at Jones Day, which picked up nine Howrey partners in February for its offices in San Francisco and Irvine, California. An ex-litigator at Howrey had joined Jones Day in November. In early March, Jones Day added two more Howrey litigators in Washington, D.C.

The latest Howrey hires by Jones Day in D.C. involve John Froemming, the former head of Howrey's trademark group, and IP litigator Susan Kayser. Joining the firm in Los Angeles are former insurance recovery chair David Steuber, insurance recovery cochair and Southern California office head Tyrone Childress, and litigation partners David Meyer and Amy Fink.

According to The American Lawyer's Howrey Scorecard, which has the complete breakdown on the whereabouts of ex-partners, Jones Day joins Baker Botts and Winston & Strawn as those Am Law 100 firms that have hired the most Howrey alums.

Bracewell & Giuliani snagged former Howrey securities litigation and white-collar defense cochair Richard Beckler on Thursday, according to The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog. And on Wednesday, Steptoe & Johnson hired former federal prosecutor and Howrey litigation partner James Hibey for its office in D.C.

Earlier this week, Hibey's close friend at his former firm, litigator Billy Martin, joined Dorsey & Whitney. Several other Howrey partners have landed this week at Baker Botts, Dewey, and Fulbright & Jaworski.

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