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June 7, 2011 6:24 PM

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

Posted by Dana Olsen

Labor and employment lawyer DAVID WEINSTEIN is the newest partner at Baker & Daniels's Chicago office. Weinstein, who was formerly at Wildman Harrold, advises and defends public and private companies.

GLEN EICHELBERGER is joining Bracewell & Giuliani's Houston office. Previously with Fulbright & Jaworski, Eichelberger handles trust, estate, and philanthropic planning for high-net-worth clients in the firm's wealth management practice.

Dickstein Shapiro is expanding its New York financial restructuring and bankruptcy practice with the addition of three new partners: BARRY SEIDEL, ERIC FISHER, and STEFANIE BIRBROWER GREER. Seidel and Fisher were formerly at Butzel Long, and Greer was at Bingham McCutchen. All three focus on bankruptcy and litigation.

IAN SCHWARTZ is joining Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as a corporate partner in its New York office. Formerly a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, Schwartz will be working with the firm’s asset management and private equity funds.

The Dallas office of K&L Gates announced the addition of partner JONETTA BROOKS from Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell. Brooks focuses on real estate investment, development, and finance.

RALPH JOHNSON and LYNN MCKAY are joining King & Spalding as counsel in the firm's energy and environmental practices. The attorneys, both of whom were previously partners at Blank & Rome, specialize in litigating radiation disputes.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius welcomes AMY PANDIT as its newest business and finance partner. Pandit, who will be resident in Pittsburgh, advises public companies on corporate governance matters. She was most recently a partner at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

The Chicago office of Ogletree Deakins is adding JOHN HAYES as of counsel. Hayes, formerly a partner at Krasnow Saunders Cornblath, focuses on employment litigation and advising clients on employment-related matters.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced SAM HAVILAND as its newest corporate partner in Seattle. Most recently a partner at K&L Gates, Haviland specializes in mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry.

The San Diego office of Perkins Coie is adding three attorneys from McDermott Will & Emery: PETER TOWNSHEND joins as partner, and GEORGE COLINDRES and MONIQUE HO join as of counsel. The attorneys were tapped to join the firm's emerging companies practice, where they will represent clients in several technological industries.

Kirkland & Ellis's Los Angeles office is adding MICHAEL DE VRIES as an intellectual property partner. De Vries, previously a partner at Latham & Watkins, specializes in representing technology companies in complex patent litigation.

Seyfarth Shaw announced the arrival of corporate partner MATTHEW HAFTER in the firm's Chicago office. Hafter handles corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, public and private securities offerings, and secured lending. He was most recently a partner at Grippo & Elden.

Art lawyer CHRISTINE STEINER is the newest special counsel at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton's entertainment, media, and technology group and art law practice. Prior to joining the firm's Los Angeles office, Steiner had her own practice dedicated to international legal issues in art.

WIlmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is adding DANIEL ZIMMERMANN as a partner in the firm's Palo Alto office. Most recently a partner at SNR Denton, Zimmermann will work in the transactional department and corporate and venture capital practices, specializing in complex corporate transactions and venture finance and technology issues.

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