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April 2, 2010 2:44 PM

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

Posted by Irene Plagianos

Blank Rome’s New York office has recruited partner Jay Lessler from Darby and Darby. Lessler specializes in domestic and foreign patent procurement, client counseling, and patent litigation, primarily in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and computer software industries. He joins the firm’s intellectual property and technology group.

Epstein Becker & Green has hired Harry Silver as a partner in its Washington, D.C., health care and life sciences practice, as well as its litigation practice. Silver, a former litigator in the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice, joins the firm from Patton Boggs. He represents health care providers in connection with fraud and abuse issues. His practice also includes Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement litigation and rule-making challenges under the Administrative Procedure Act.

Greenberg Traurig Maher, Greenberg Traurig's U.K. branch, has beefed up its London restructuring practice with two new partners from Kirkland & Ellis--Paul Atherton and Jason Salman, Legal Week reports. Both Atherton and Salman have worked on a variety of global restructuring matters, representing corporate debtors, financial creditors, directors, and insolvency practitioners.

Two former Ford & Harrison partners, Peter Munger and Colleen Rea, have jumped to Jackson Lewis's Denver office. Munger, Ford & Harrison’s former managing partner in Denver, focuses on employment litigation, including discrimination, breach of contract, and other employments torts, as well as wage-and-hour law, workplace safety, and arbitrations. Rea specializes in labor and employment law litigation, including discrimination (Title VII, ADA, ADEA and FMLA), wrongful termination, harassment, and other alleged violations of state and federal law.

Corporate partner Soren Lindstrom has moved to K&L Gates's Dallas office from Baker Botts. Lindstrom represents international and Texas-based public companies and investment banks in billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions and public and private securities offerings.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has hired partner Russell Hill as a partner in its Orange County intellectual property practice. Hill specializes in patent litigation and trials and has argued cases before the International Trade Commission and in federal district courts. He previously worked at Howrey.

Adrian Yip has joined Winston & Strawn as a partner in its Hong Kong commercial litigation practice. He was formerly with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Yip focuses on resolving diverse cross-border and intellectual property disputes throughout Asia, including those dealing with trade secrets.

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

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