The Churn

April 4, 2012 5:56 PM

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

Posted by Drew Combs

For MICHAEL HALLORAN, everything old is new again.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman announced Tuesday that Halloran has rejoined the firm as a corporate and securities partner, splitting his time between the firm's Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley offices. This marks Halloran's third stint at Pillsbury. After starting his career by spending 18 years there, he left in 1990 to become group executive vice president and general counsel for Bank of America Corp. After six years at BofA, he rejoined Pillsbury in 1997. He left again in 2005, and from 2006 to 2008, he served as counselor to the chairman and deputy chief of staff at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"It is exciting and rewarding to return to Pillsbury and resume work with many close friends and admired peers of many years," Halloran said in a statement announcing his return to the firm. Pillsbury also announced the addition of TOM WYNGARDEN as counsel in its Los Angeles office. Wyngarden, who most recently practiced at Chapman and Cutler in Salt Lake City, will be a member of a cross-disciplinary team made up of environment, land use, and natural resources lawyers.

In other Churn news...

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has added TY HOWARD, a former assistant United States attorney, as a partner in the firm's white collar criminal defense practice group in Nashville.

ADAM LURIE has rejoined Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft as a partner in the firm's business fraud and complex litigation department in Washington, D.C. Lurie was senior counsel to the assistant Attorney General Criminal Division.

Drinker Biddle & Reath has bolstered its white-collar criminal defense and corporate investigations practice with the addition of partner SCOTT COFFINA, who will be based in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Coffina is a former assistant U.S. attorney and a former associate counsel to President George W. Bush. He joins the firm from Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhodes.

Foley & Lardner welcomes E. THOM "TODD" RUMBERGER JR. has joined the firm's private equity and venture capital practice as a partner in the Palo Alto office. He was previously a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig.

Greenberg Traurig, meanwhile, has added ROSS SPENCER GARSSON as a shareholder in the intellectual property practice in its Austin office.

DAVID FIELDS has joined the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone as a partner in the real estate practice group. Fields was previously a partner at K&L Gates.

DAVID DELMAN moves to Hogan Lovells as a partner in the firm's litigation, arbitration, and employment practice. Delman, who is based in the firm's Houston office, was previously executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary with Chicago Bridge & Iron N.V.

Litter Mendelson has augmented its corporate ethics and compliance practice in New York by hiring BRADLEY SICILIANO. Siciliano, who most recently Sharp Electronics Corp.'s general counsel and corporate secretary, joins Littler as a shareholder.

MARK PEROFF and DARREN SAUNDERS have joined the New York office of Manatt Phelps & Phillips in the firm's intellectual property practice group. Peroff and Saunders arrive from Hiscock & Barclay, where both were partners and Peroff served as co-chair of the branding, trademarks, and copyrights practice. Manatt has also added JORDAN LICHTMAN to its media and entertainment practice in Los Angeles. Lichtman, whose practice focuses on entertainment and media financing, joins Manatt from O'Melveny & Myers.

Former Massachusetts state senator STEVEN BADDOUR has joined McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in the firm's Boston office. Baddour, who is also a former assistant state attorney general, will bolster the firm's state-level government relations and litigation capabilities.

SAMUEL ESTREICHER is joining Paul Hastings as of counsel in the firm's labor and employment and appellate practice groups. Estreicher, who most recently practiced at Jones Day, will be based in New York. In addition to his private practice, Estreicher is the director of New York University's Center of Labor and Employment Law and the school's Dwight D. Opperman professor of law

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has added TONY TORANTO to its real estate, land use, and environmental practice group in San Diego. Toranto most recently practiced at McKenna Long & Aldridge.

Vedder Price has established a government contracts practice with the addition of two partners. KEVIN CONNELY and ERIC MARCOTTE, have joined the firm as shareholders from Seyfarth Shaw and Winston & Strawn, respectively. Connelly was chair of government contracts practice group at Seyfarth, while Marcotte led Winston's government contracts practice. Both lawyers are based in Washington, D.C.

Venable welcomes BOBBY TURNAGE, the former general counsel and senior vice president at online services provider Network Solutions. Turnage, who will divide his time between the firm's offices in Washington, D.C., and Tysons Corner, Virgnia, joins as a partner in Venable's Internet business, cyber security, and data security practices.

ROBERT ENGEL has joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker as of counsel in the firm's toxic tort, environmental, and energy practice in San Francisco.

The Churn is compiled from law firm releases and announcements. Moves based on our own reporting will note this. Please send all announcements and news releases to [email protected].

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