By Caitlin Tremblay
Jan 25 (Reuters) - Reed Smith has added Jeff Legault as
partner in its New York office. He moves over from Goodwin
Procter to join the firm's corporate and securities practice.
Cindy Yang has left Dickstein Shapiro for Schiff Hardin in
New York, where she will be partner in its intellectual property
Arnold & Porter has gained Scott Lent as an antitrust
attorney in New York. He comes to the firm as counsel from
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Heath Rosenblat is leaving King & Spalding for Drinker
Biddle & Reath. He will be counsel in the firm's corporate
restructuring practice group in New York.
David Sussman of Day Pitney has moved to Duane Morris's
corporate practice group as partner in Newark, New Jersey.
Former governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuno, has joined
Steptoe in its Washington office. He will be a partner in both
the corporate, securities and finance group and the government
affairs and public policy group.
Two attorneys have rejoined Hogan Lovells as members in
Washington. Christopher Walsh will work in the corporate
practice group and Mitchell Zamoff in the litigation,
arbitration and employment practice group. Both were executive
vice presidents and general counsel at UnitedHealth Group.
Scott Stone is now counsel at Hunton & Williams in
Washington. He moves over from Sierra Nevada Corporation, where
he was director of global environmental initiatives.
In Virginia, Oblon Spivak has scooped up the electrical
practice group from Oliff & Berridge. John Kern joins as partner
and brings with him an associate and a technical specialist.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has hired Laura Burson
as partner in its intellectual property practice group. Joining
from Kirkland & Ellis, she will be based in Los Angeles.
Quarles & Brady has added two new real estate partners in
Chicago. Robert Messerly and Derek Neathery join from SNR
Also in Chicago, Jonathan Quinn has left Reed Smith to join
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg as partner in the general and
commercial litigation practice group.
William Heller and Harry Beaudry have moved from Thompson &
Knight to Mayer Brown in Houston, and both will be partners in
the corporate and securities practice.
In San Antonio, Strausburger & Price has a new partner in
its international practice. Margaret Hopson comes from Jackson
Ballard Spahr has added Anastasia Khokhryakova as of counsel
in Denver. She joins from Hogan Lovells and focuses her practice
on public and project finance.
In London, Karen McMaster is moving from Linklaters to
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where she will be special counsel
in the financial restructuring department.
Jackson Lewis has opened a new office in Grand Rapids,
Michigan, with two attorneys from Kotz Sangster Wysocki. Timothy
Ryan joins as partner and Linda Ryan as of counsel.
(Corrects an earlier version of the column to show that
Scott Stone is counsel at Hunton & Williams).
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