Lateral Partner/Counsel Moves in DC

  • Elaine Panagakos joins Squire Patton Boggs

    Elaine Panagakos, previously Counsel at Crowell & Moring, has joined Squire Patton Boggs as Of Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Practice. Ms. Panagakos works extensively in insurance litigation and counseling, with a particular focus on matters involving educational institutions.

  • Ferdose al-Taie joins Akerman

    Ferdose al-Taie, previously Senior Counsel at Dykema, has joined Akerman as Partner. Ms. Ferdose’s practice is three-fold, focusing on white collar criminal defense, SEC enforcement and compliance, and antitrust and competition law.

  • Fernando R. Laguarda rejoins Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis

    Fernando R. Laguarda, Faculty Director of the Program on Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law, has rejoined Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis as Of Counsel.

  • Karen C. Hermann joins Venable

    Karen C. Hermann, previously Partner at Crowell & Moring, has joined Venable as Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice. Ms. Hermann’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, carve-out transactions, corporate reorganizations, strategic alliances, and joint ventures.

  • Arimi Yamada joins Michael Best

    Arimi Yamada, previously founding Partner at IP boutique law firm, Typha IP, has joined Michael Best as Partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Ms. Yamada will focus her practice on intellectual property and patent matters for Japanese businesses with operations in the U.S.

  • Andrew G. McBride joins McGuireWoods

    Andrew G. McBride, previously Partner at Perkins Coie, has joined McGuireWoods as Partner in the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department.

  • David H. Laufman joins Wiggin and Dana

    David H. Laufman, former Chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, has joined Wiggin and Dana as Partner in the firm’s Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Group and the International Trade Compliance Group.

  • Sarah E. Swank joins Nixon Peabody

    Sarah E. Swank, previously Senior Counsel at Dignity Health, has joined Nixon Peabody as Counsel in the firm’s Health Care Practice.

  • Charles J. Monterio, Jr. joins Venable

    Charles J. Monterio, Jr. previously Partner at Blank Rome, has joined Venable as Partner in the firm’s IP Litigation Practice.

  • Vivian S. Kuo joins Greenberg Traurig

    Vivian S. Kuo, previously Partner at Winston & Strawn, has joined Greenberg Traurig as Shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

  • Bevin M.B. Newman joins Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

    Bevin M.B. Newman, previously Partner at Jones Day, has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as Partner in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition and Healthcare Practices.

  • Robert M. Masters and Jonathan R. DeFosse join Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

    Robert M. Masters and Jonathan R. DeFosse, previously Partners at Fried Frank, have joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as Partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

  • Ronald W. Sharpe joins Jones Day

    Ronald W. Sharpe, former U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands, has joined Jones Day as Partner in the firm’s Investigations & White Collar Practice.

  • Luke Cass joins Quarles & Brady

    Luke Cass, previously Senior Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined Quarles & Brady as Partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Cass focuses his practice on white collar crime, internal investigations, compliance, defense, and commercial litigation matters.

  • Michael A. Winter joins Squire Patton Boggs

    Michael A. Winter, most recently Interim General Counsel at the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, has joined Squire Patton Boggs as Of Counsel in the firm’s Public & Infrastructure Finance Practice.

  • Stephen E. Baskin and Dara Kurlancheek join King & Spalding

    Stephen E. Baskin and Dara Kurlancheek, previously Partners at Mayer Brown, have joined King & Spalding as Partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation Group.

  • Gabriela I. Coman joins McCarter & English

    Gabriela I. Coman, previously Partner at Rubin & Rudman, has joined McCarter & English as Partner. Ms. Coman counsels clients in the strategic development of complex patent assets in the areas of biotechnology, chemicals, as well as semiconductors.

  • Daniel Grooms joins Cooley

    Daniel Grooms, previously Chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, has joined Cooley as White Collar Partner.

  • Abigail (Abi) T. Stokes joins Miller & Chevalier

    Abigail (Abi) T. Stokes, previously Senior Acquisition Attorney at the U.S. Department of the Navy, has joined Miller & Chevalier as Counsel in the firm’s Government Contracts Practice. Ms. Stokes focuses her practice on all aspects of government contracts-related compliance and litigation.

  • Matt M. Mauney joins Goodwin

    Matt M. Mauney, previously Partner at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined Goodwin as Partner in the firm’s Private Equity Practice. Mr. Mauney advises public and private companies as well as private equity and venture capital firms on a wide array of complex business transactions, including structuring and negotiating strategic and leveraged acquisitions and divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, venture capital and growth equity investments, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations and restructurings, executive compensation and incentive equity matters, and general corporate counseling and compliance.

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