By Caitlin Tremblay
Nov 5 (Reuters) - Mark Levine has left Herrick, Feinstein to
join Akerman Senterfitt's real estate practice group in New
York. Levine, who once served as chief of the New York City
Office of the Corporation Counsel, Housing and Real Estate
Division, will be a member of the firm's land use and
Cooley has nabbed two intellectual property attorneys from
Chadbourne & Parke, plus some 15 associates and support staff.
Walter Hanchuk, the former chair of Chadbourne's IP department,
and John Kheit, who headed the mobile technology practice, will
become the head of Cooley's New York IP practice and partner,
Edwards Wildman Palmer has hired as partners for its
litigation department Edwin Larkin from Venable, who will be
based in New York, and, in Chicago, Michael King from Neal
R. David Whitaker, former senior company counsel in the
strategy and operation risk group at Wells Fargo, has joined
BuckleySandler as counsel in Washington.
Pepper Hamilton has added two new partners in Boston from
Nutter McClennen & Fish. Thomas Engellenner and Dr. Reza
Mollaaghababa have joined the firm's intellectual property
transactions and rights management practice group.
In Philadelphia, Salvatore Rotella has left Cozen O'Connor
for Reed Smith, where he will be partner with the firm's life
sciences health industry group.
Steve Lewis has joined Bingham McCutchen as partner in
Tokyo, where he moves from Herbert Smith to practice in the
firm's Japanese practice group and financial services area.
In Singapore, Jones Day has hired two new partners from
Allens: Matthew Skinner in the firm's global disputes practice
and Darren Murphy in the energy practice.
Duane Morris & Selvam has also added two new attorneys to
its Singapore office. Joining the firm's international capital
markets, private equity and cross-border practices are Jamie
Benson and James Wong. Benson joins as a director from Dorsey &
Whitney in London and Wong leaves Crescent Advisors to become
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