The Churn

August 2, 2011 5:53 PM

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

Posted by Hannah D'Apice

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft partner MICHAEL HOROWITZ has been nominated to become the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Justice, the White House announced Friday.

Horowitz is currently a partner in Cadwalader’s business fraud and complex litigation group and a member of the firm's management committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Horowitz served in the DOJ's criminal division during the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, first as deputy assistant attorney general and then as chief of staff to the head of the criminal division. He is also a former presidential appointee to the U.S. sentencing commission, having served as a commissioner from 2003 through 2009.

From 1991 through 1999, Horowitz was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he served as deputy chief of the criminal division and chief of the public corruption unit. He prosecuted white-collar matters involving securities fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, environmental crime, and tax evasion.

He is a recipient of the Attorney General's distinguished service award.

In other Churn news . . .

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz is expanding its intellectual property practice group with the addition of RICHARD HENDERSON as of counsel in Washington, D.C. Henderson was previously counsel at Bayer CropScience, a crop science and biotechnology company.

JONATHAN WIGHT is headed to Barnes & Thornburg's Los Angeles office as of counsel in the entertainment and music practice group. He was previously a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Jonathan M. Wight.

Butzel Long is welcoming KEVIN O’MALLEY as a shareholder in the firm’s Lansing, Michigan, office. O’Malley specializes in banking, corporate, and commercial real estate, and was most recently with Varnum.

MATTHEW LANGER is the newest intellectual property partner at Cooley in New York. Langer specializes in patent prosecution and counseling, with expertise in pharmaceuticals, chemical synthesis, biotechnology, and clean technology. He was most recently with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

The Dubai office of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle is adding NOURADDIN AHMED as partner in Curtis, Mallet’s U.K. affiliate. Ahmed was formerly with Al Jallaf & Co., an aviation boutique. He specializes in infrastructure, project finance and banking, construction, and energy projects.

LISA JACOBS arrives at DLA Piper as a partner in the corporate and finance practice in Philadelphia. Jacobs comes to the firm from Pepper Hamilton. She specializes in domestic and international corporate finance, fund formation, and investment management.

Drinker Biddle & Reath announced the addition of counsel LESLIE TECTOR to its health law practice group in Milwaukee. Tector specializes in research compliance, regulatory health care, and general corporate matters. She was previously counsel at General Electric Healthcare.

JEFFREY FRIED is joining Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge as a partner in New York. Fried specializes in municipal infrastructure asset financing and development and will be a member of the firm’s public finance group. He was most recently with Greenberg Traurig.

ARTHUR FRIED is the newest partner in the health care and life sciences practice of Epstein Becker & Green. Fried was formerly general counsel with the Staten Island University Hospital. He will be based in New York.

Three attorneys are headed to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips: DAVID KILLALEA and STEPHEN RAPTIS in Washington, D.C.; and KRISTINA LAWSON in San Francisco. Killalea and Raptis will be partners in the insurance recovery practice group and litigation division. They both come from Gilbert, in Washington, D.C., and specialize in insurance recovery and insurance counseling, representing corporate policyholders in obtaining coverage under general liability, directors and officers, and other types of insurance. Lawson, meanwhile, will be a partner in the firm’s real estate and land use practice. She was previously with Miller Staff Regalia and specializes in climate change-related matters.

JOHN HUFF is returning to Mayer Brown as a partner in its real estate practice in Chicago. Huff was an attorney in the firm's real estate practice from 1987 to 1990 and again from 1996 to 2007. Between 2007 and his most recent return to Mayer, Huff was with Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg. He specializes in real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, development, commercial leasing, debt restructuring, and loan transactions.

Steptoe & Johnson is boosting its intellectual property litigation practice with the addition of partners MEREDITH MARTIN ADDY, THOMAS FILARSKI, and MARK REMUS in Chicago. Addy, who will also serve as Chicago managing partner, specializes in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, software, and high-tech industries. Filarski is an IP trial lawyer who represents companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, chemical, electro-chemical, and mechanical industries. Remus specializes in litigation matters across a range of technologies, including the pharmaceutical, electrical, chemical, and mechanical arts. All three come to the firm from Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione.

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