The Churn

June 26, 2009 3:04 PM

THE CHURN: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

Posted by Claire Zillman

Anderson Kill & Olick has hired former assistant U.S. attorney Cynthia Monaco. During her career with the Justice Department, Monaco prosecuted members of organized crime and investigated counterfeit and fraudulent consumer goods. She also served as special assistant to the deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration. At Anderson Kill, Monaco will act as lead shareholder for the firm's consumer products anticounterfeiting practice group and will work on matters involving white-collar crime and corporate and commercial litigation.

Crowell & Moring added new London partner Rob Murray, the former European managing partner of Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll. He will handle U.K. and European competition litigation and advise on European mergers. Before Cohen Milstein, he headed DLA Piper's E.U. competition group. 

Fulbright & Jaworski brought on new Houston IP partner Charles Baker from Porter & Hedges. He will advise clients on software, Internet, and media-related patent litigation.

Jones Day fortifies its antitrust practice with the addition of David Wales to its Washington, D.C., office. Wales comes to Jones Day from the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, where he worked as the bureau's acting director and handled merger and conduct matters. Prior to joining the FTC, Wales was an antitrust partner at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Shearman & Sterling.

K&L Gates bolsters its overseas presence by welcoming Markus Runde to its Berlin office. Runde will join the firm's German media and telecommunications practice group. Runde has spent his career specializing in the legal and strategic aspects of media digitization and distribution. Most recently, he worked at broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG as executive vice president for regulatory affairs and distribution.

King & Spalding continues to stockpile partners with Supreme Court and high-level appellate litigation experience. Daryl Joseffer, a former top lawyer in the office of the solicitor general of the Department of Justice, is the latest to join King & Spalding's national appellate practice. At Justice he handled patent, pharmaceutical, and environmental and energy matters. He will work in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

L. Traywick Duffie is taking his 37 years of employment and labor law experience to Littler Mendelson's Atlanta office. Early in his career, Duffie helped found the law firm of Ford & Harrison, where he worked until 1988. Duffie also worked at Hunton & Williams as a managing partner and cohead of the firm's labor and employment practice. At Littler Mendelson, he'll represent companies in the health care, media, transportation, and manufacturing industries.

McGuireWoods snagged corporate transactions veteran Lori Anne Czepiel, whose 25 years of experience include stints at Sidley Austin and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Czepiel also spent nine years working on the special committee on mergers, acquisitions, and corporate control contests for the New York City Bar. She will join McGuireWoods's New York office, where she'll focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and joint ventures.

Morgan Lewis enhanced its labor and employment practice with the addition of former Deputy Secretary of Labor Howard Radzely. Radzely worked for the Labor Department during the Bush administration and handled whistle-blower campaigns, employee benefits and pension issues, employment safety, labor management relations, and wage and hour law matters. He also worked on a number of cases that went before the Supreme Court. Before his stint at Labor, Radzely was a senior associate at Wiley, Rein & Fielding.

Morgan Lewis also nabbed two energy experts for its Houston headquarters, as we reported on Tuesday: David Asmus, the former global head of oil and gas at Baker Botts, and Michael King, who worked as an engineer at KBR before becoming a lawyer. Asmus will lead the firm's energy transactions practice. King will work primarily on acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas properties and project development.

Ropes & Gray scooped up Paul Boltz, Jr., from Morrison & Foerster's Hong Kong office. Boltz specializes in cross-border transactional matters, private equity transactions, and advising institutional investors, and will look to strengthen Ropes & Gray's relationships with its clients in Asia.

Devereux Chatillion rejoins Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal after a three-year hiatus at Scholastic Corporation. The media and commercial litigator first worked at Sonnenschein from 2003 to 2006. She left the firm to serve as  senior vice president and general counsel at Scholastic, where she was responsible for the corporation's legal matters, including protecting "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" from piracy and premature release. In her second go-around at Sonnenschein, Chatillion aims to strengthen the firm's intellectual property and media litigation practices.

Venable bolsters its bankruptcy practice by hiring restructuring attorney Jorian Rose. Rose, who previously worked at Macquarie Capital, will advise companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, and divestitures. Edwin Larkin, a former Winston & Strawn partner, will join Rose in Venable's New York office. Larkin is an antitrust and securities litigation lawyer whose expertise lies in e-discovery policies and procedures.

The Churn is compiled from law firm news releases and announcements. Moves based on our own reporting will note this.

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