By Caitlin Tremblay
Mark Leeds has left Greenberg Traurig to join Mayer Brown's tax
transactions and consulting practice as partner in New York.
Chadbourne & Parke has added banking and finance lawyer
Margarita Olivia Sainz de Aja as partner in its Latin America
group. She moves over from Allen & Overy, where she was senior
counsel, and will split her time between Chadbourne's New York,
Mexico City and Sao Paulo offices.
Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen has hired two new attorneys
in New York. Claudio De Vellis, previously with Smith, Gambrell
& Russell, joins as partner in the estate planning and
administration practice and brings with him an associate.
Former Federal Circuit Judge Arthur Gajarsa is now senior counsel at WilmerHale. He will be based in Boston and joins the
firm's intellectual property litigation practice. Gajarsa was
appointed to the appeals court by former president Bill Clinton
in 1997 and retired in June 2012.
Jeh Charles Johnson, former general counsel to the
Department of Defense, has returned to private practice with
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Washington. He will
work as a criminal and trial lawyer in the firm's litigation
Edwards Wildman Palmer has hired Alethia Nancoo as partner
in Washington. Moving over from Hogan Lovells, Nancoo will work
in the public finance department.
Bingham McCutchen has lost two partners to boutique
environmental law firm Edgcomb Law Group. Tiffany Hedgpeth and
Nancy Wilms will open Edgcomb's new office in Burbank,
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart has opened in San
Diego, the firm's 43rd outpost, and Spencer Skeen moves over
from Fisher & Phillips to be founding and managing shareholder
of the new office.
In Madrid, Juan Ferre has joined Jones Day as partner in the
firm's business restructuring and reorganization practice. He
moves over from Pluta, a Madrid-based boutique restructuring
firm, where he was partner in charge.
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