By Caitlin Tremblay
Jan 9 (Reuters) - Former judge Barbara Jones has joined Zuckerman Spaeder as partner in New York. Jones, who was with
the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York,
will focus her practice on internal investigations, corporate
compliance issues and monitorships.
George Freeman, former vice president and assistant general
counsel at The New York Times Company, has moved over to Jenner
& Block in New York. He will be of counsel in the firm's
content, media and entertainment practice.
Joshua Rovine has rejoined Sidley Austin as partner in New
York, in its pooled investment entities group. Rovine most
recently was general counsel of advisory services and chief
compliance officer at Blackstone Capital Partners. He was
previously partner at Sidley from 1998 to 2002.
Also in New York, Carter Ledyard & Milburn has added Pamela
Mann as partner in its trusts and estates department and as
chair of its tax exempt organizations group. She joins from the
firm she founded, Mann Legal Group, and brings with her an
McDermott Will & Emery has a new partner in its New York
office. Robert Cohen has left Greenberg Traurig for McDermott's
corporate advisory practice.
Charles Clapton is now a partner in Hogan Lovells' health
practice in Washington. Clapton was previously health policy
director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education,
Labor and Pensions.
Covington & Burling has added environmental and
administrative attorney E. Donald Elliott as senior of counsel
in Washington. Elliott was formerly general counsel to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and is an adjunct professor at
Yale Law School, where he has taught since 1981.
Michael Tomasulo of Jones Day has joined Winston & Strawn in
Los Angeles as partner in the intellectual property practice.
Lucosky Brookman is opening an office in Los Angeles, its
first on the West Coast, with the addition of Scott Kline as
partner. Most recently Kline was partner in the corporate
finance and Asia practice groups at Blank Rome.
A former deputy mayor of Los Angeles, Linda Bernhardt, has
been hired by DLA Piper. She will be senior advisor in the
firm's real estate practice.
In Chicago, Foley & Lardner has hired Joel Solomon as of
counsel in its real estate practice. He was most recently
general counsel at real estate developers ST Residential.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart has added five
attorneys from The Lowenbaum Partnership in its St Louis office.
Bob Stewart, Stan Schroeder and Bill Lawson join as
shareholders, and Charlie Morgan moves over as of counsel. With
them comes an associate.
Steven Norris has left his post as national head of
regulated procurement at DLA Piper to join Squire Sanders in
Birmingham, Alabama. He will be partner in the firm's regulatory
In a leadership change, Appleby has appointed Frances Woo as
group chairman to succeed Peter Bubenzer, who will be retiring
from the firm in March after 32 years.
In international moves, Baker & McKenzie has hired Kensaku
Takase as partner in Tokyo. He moves over from Hogan Lovells and
will be a member in the firm's intellectual property,
information technology and electronic commerce group.
Also in Tokyo, Dan LeFort has joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw
Pittman as senior counsel on the firm's cross-disciplinary
energy and infrastructure projects team. He moved over from
DLA Piper will open a new office in Seoul, Korea, on Jan. 8
that will be led by Daniel Lee, who will serve as country
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