The Churn

March 30, 2010 4:23 PM

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

Posted by Irene Plagianos

Foley Hoag’s Washington, D.C., office has recruited partner Michael Wyatt from Hogan & Hartson. Wyatt, a former general counsel of the Small Business Administration, joins the firm’s small business investment company practice. He focuses on fund formation, operational affairs, regulatory matters, taxation, and business transactions.

Fulbright & Jaworski has hired Glen Eichelberger as a partner in its trusts and estates practice. Eichelberger was previously at Merrill Lynch, where he served as head of a division of the company’s private banking and investment group. At Fulbright he’ll advise clients on estate and gift taxation, generation-skipping tax, and charitable planning.

K&L Gates has acquired partner Michael John Miguel from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Miguel, a trial lawyer who represents corporate policyholders in insurance coverage litigation and handles antitrust litigation, joins the firm’s insurance coverage practice in Los Angeles.

IP litigator Kenneth Parker has jumped to Haynes and Boone from Orange County litigation boutique Teuton, Loewy & Parker, where he was a founding partner. Parker will focus on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, and complex business litigation as a partner in the firm’s Orange County intellectual property practice.

Transactional partner Matthew Rizzo has joined McDermott Will & Emery’s New York office. He’ll advise on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and restructurings involving public and private companies across a wide range of industries. Rizzo previously worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Patton Boggs has hired broadcasting and communications lawyer Mark Ellison as a partner in its Washington, D.C., telecommunications practice. Ellison comes to the firm from the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative, where he was senior vice president and general counsel. At Patton Boggs he'll advise clients on content licensing and distribution, Internet services and media in business transactions, corporate matters, and regulatory needs.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s New York office has hired IP partner Sandra Bresnick from Sidley Austin. Bresnick specializes in high-stakes patent litigation concerning pharmaceutical products and medical devices. At Quinn Emanuel she’ll cochair the global life sciences practice group.

German firm Schilling, Zutt & Anschutz has acquired Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s entire Frankfurt tax team, Legal Week reports.

Former Skadden tax partner Hans-Georg Berg, counsel Rolf Schmich, and associate Bjoern Enders have defected to Schilling. The firm was formed in April 2008 by lawyers who left Shearman & Sterling’s Mannheim office.

Corporate partners Karen Dreyfus and Alexander Lloyd have jumped to Sidley Austin. Dreyfus, a former Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner, joins the firm’s Palo Alto office, where she’ll represent software, semiconductor and Internet businesses, as well as companies in the gaming and airline industries. Lloyd will join the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner in the U.S. corporate finance practice. He focuses on debt and equity capital markets, including high-yield debt offerings and IPOs. He previously worked at Clifford Chance.

Venable's Baltimore office has added Anthony Rosso as a partner in its corporate transactions practice. Rosso, who was previously worked at DLA Piper, advises clients in the construction materials, aviation, and industrial testing and certification services.

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

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