By Caitlin Tremblay
Michael O'Brien has left WilmerHale to join Sidley Austin in New
York. He will be a partner in Sidley's mergers and acquisitions
and private equity group.
Pryor Cashman has hired Avram Morell as partner in its
immigration group in New York. Most recently, Morell was special
immigration counsel at Proskauer Rose.
Schiff Hardin has two new intellectual property partners. In
New York Laura Brutman joins the firm from Dickstein Shapiro,
and in San Francisco Duane Mathiowetz moves over from Pillsbury
Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
Nixon Peabody has also hired two new attorneys, one on each
coast. In Rochester, New York, Katherine Baynes comes in as
counsel from DLA Piper. Lisalee Wells, who will also be counsel,
moves to the firm's Los Angeles office from Fulbright &
Katten Muchin Rosenman has added a new partner in its
entertainment and media practice in Los Angeles. Fred Bernstein
moves over from his post as president of Columbia Tri-Star
Motion Picture Companies.
In Boston, Fish & Richardson has taken on two attorneys from
Goodwin Procter for its intellectual property litigation group.
R. David Hosp and Mark Puzella will be principals with the firm.
Former assistant U.S. attorney Greg Deis, who was with the
criminal division in the Northern District of Illinois, has
rejoined Mayer Brown in Chicago. He will be partner in the
litigation and dispute resolution practice and in the white
collar defense and compliance group.
Monica Wilkinson has left her post as senior vice president
and assistant general counsel at Detroit Medical Center to join
Dykema as senior counsel. She will be partner in the firm's
healthcare practice group and be based in Detroit.
In Europe, White & Case has added two new partners. In
London, Rebecca Campbell joins the mining and metals group after
being in-house counsel for BHP Billiton, a global resources
company. Celine Domenget-Morin will work in the restructuring
and insolvency practice in Paris. She was most recently a
financial analyst at Lazard.
K&L Gates has a new corporate partner in its Sydney,
Australia, office. Andrea Beatty moves over from Australian firm
Covington & Burling has opened a new office in Shanghai, its
third office in Asia, which will be led by partners Eva Wang and
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