By Caitlin Tremblay
Feb 7 (Reuters) - Akerman Senterfitt has a new shareholder
in its New York taxation practice group. Alejandro Garcia
Villalpando joins the firm from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt &
Private wealth management and estate planning lawyer Andrew
Auchincloss has joined Sidley Austin's New York office as
partner, moving over from Bernstein Global Wealth Management
where he was a director.
Arnold & Porter has added Joshua Berick as partner in its
corporate and securities group. Coming over from Linklaters, he
will be based in New York.
James Arden Barnett, retired rear admiral and former chief
of the public safety and homeland security bureau of the Federal
Communications Commission, has joined Venable as partner in
Washington. He will be co-chair of the firm's telecommunications
Proskauer has hired Connie Bertram as partner in Washington.
She joins from Cooley and will also be co-head of the firm's
labor and employment practice as well as co-head of its
government regulatory compliance and relations employment
practice and whistle-blowing and retaliation groups.
Thomas Rosch, former commissioner of the Federal Trade
Commission, has rejoined Latham & Watkins as of counsel. He will
be in the antitrust and competition practice group and will
split his time between the firm's Washington and San Francisco
Leaving Latham & Watkins is Charles Cox, who is joining
Alston & Bird's litigation team as partner in Los Angeles.
Haynes and Boone has added Tamara Devitt as partner in its
Orange County, California, office. She moves over from Fisher &
Phillips to join the labor and employment practice.
Jackson Lewis has hired Leila Nourani from Foley & Lardner.
Previously chair of Foley's litigation department, Nourani will
be partner in Jackson's Los Angeles office.
Alan Jackson, an 18-year veteran prosecutor and former
assistant head deputy for the Los Angeles County District
Attorney's Office, is now partner at Palmer, Lombardi & Donohue.
Working out of the firm's Los Angeles office, he will co-chair
the trial and arbitration group.
Denise Obrochta, former director of state and local tax at
Navistar, has moved over to Reed Smith in Chicago, where she
will be counsel in its state tax practice.
Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas,
James Jacks, has moved over to Patton Boggs in Dallas. He joins
the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice as
Also in Dallas, John Mitchell has left Vinson & Elkins for
Baker & McKenzie, where he will be partner in the corporate and
Hogan Lovells has added two new attorneys to its oil and gas
and natural resources practice in Denver. Scot Anderson joins as
partner from Davis Graham & Stubbs and David Brody moves over
from Patton Boggs to be of counsel.
Real estate partner David Ehrenwerth is rejoining K&L Gates.
He moves back to the firm's Pittsburgh office after two
successive posts in the Obama administration, first as regional
administrator of the General Services Administration and then as
associate commissioner of the U.S. Public Buildings Service.
David Durm has left his post as general counsel at
Altisource Management Corporation to join Barnes & Thornburg in
Indianapolis, where he will be partner in its real estate
In Mexico City, Chadbourne & Parke has added two new
attorneys to its ranks. Energy attorney Jose Antonio Prado
Carranza leaves his post as general counsel for Comision Federal
de Electricidad, Mexico's state-owned electric facility, to
joins the firm as international partner. Leslie Maribel Palma
Rojano moves over from Basham, Ringe y Correa to be
international counsel in Chadbourne's employment practice.
King & Spalding has launched an international disputes
practice in Moscow with the addition of Russian law expert Ilia
Rachkov. Rachkov comes out of solo practice to join the firm,
but previously worked at German firm Noerr.
On Feb. 1 Jones Day opened a new office in Amsterdam with
two new mergers and acquisitions partners. Marcel van de Vorst
moved over from Norton Rose and Marc Rijkaart joined from Baker
Edwards Wildman Palmer has launched a new technology, media
and telecommunications practice group that will be led by Pete
Barrett in Providence, Sarah Camougis in Boston, Richard Graham
in London and Art Harding in Washington.
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