Lateral Partner/Counsel Moves in DC

  • Joshua Odintz joins Holland & Knight

    Joshua Odintz, previously Partner at Baker McKenzie, has joined Holland & Knight as Partner in the firm’s Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group. Mr. Odintz focuses on tax policy and tax controversy.

  • Sonia Barros joins Sidley Austin

    Sonia Barros, previously Chief Corporate Governance Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has joined Sidley Austin as Partner in the firm’s Global Capital Markets Group.

  • Brian Rabbitt joins Jones Day

    Brian Rabbitt, previously Acting Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), has joined Jones Day as Partner in the firm’s Government Regulation; Investigations & White Collar Defense; and State Attorney General Enforcement, Investigations & Litigation Practices.

  • Daniel Kirkpatrick and Davina Sashkin join BakerHostetler

    Daniel Kirkpatrick and Davina Sashkin, previously at Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, have joined BakerHostetler as Partner and Of Counsel respectively. They will be part of the Business Practice Group’s Regulatory and Government Compliance team and Communications Industry team.

  • Ashley Hutto-Schultz joins Davis Wright Tremaine

    Ashley Hutto-Schultz, previously Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine as Counsel in the firm’s Financial Services Practice.

  • Sam Kamyans and John Marciano join Allen & Overy

    Sam Kamyans and John Marciano, previously Partners at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, have joined Allen & Overy as Partners in the firm’s Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Practice.

  • Michael Yuffee and Michael Loesch join Baker Botts

    Michael Yuffee and Michael Loesch, previously Partners at Winston & Strawn, have joined Baker Botts as Partners. Mr. Yuffee has extensive experience representing clients in energy and commodity-related regulatory proceedings, investigation, and transactional matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Mr. Loesch counsels clients with respect to CFTC and SEC enforcement investigations and compliance matters, including those involving energy trading and derivatives market activity.

  • Stephen Weissman and Michael Perry join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

    Stephen Weissman and Michael Perry, previously Partners at Baker Botts, have joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as Partners in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.

  • Ryan Shores re-joins Shearman & Sterling

    Ryan Shores, previously Associate Deputy Attorney General & Senior Advisor for Technology Industries at the U.S. Department of Justice, has re-joined Shearman & Sterling as Partner in the firm’s Antitrust and Litigation Practices.

  • Katherine Funk joins Baker Donelson

    Katherine Funk, previously Co-Managing Partner at Lewis Brisbois, has joined Baker Donelson as Shareholder. Ms. Funk is a trusted advisor to corporate executives and in-house legal departments, with more than 25 years of experience successfully navigating antitrust and business issues on behalf of clients in a range of industries.

  • Michael Klein joins Venable

    Michael Klein, previously Vice President and General Counsel at Lighthouse Resources Inc., has joined Venable as Counsel in the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources Group. Mr. Klein advises clients with infrastructure, mining, trade, or energy projects on environmental issues and opportunities that arise at the intersection of business, law, and government.

  • Stephanie Avakian re-joins Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

    Stephanie Avakian, previously Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, will re-join Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr later in the year as Chair of the firm’s Securities and Financial Services Department and member of the Management Committee.

  • Robert Smith joins Akerman

    Robert Smith, previously Partner at Quarles & Brady, has joined Akerman as Partner in the firm’s Franchise and Licensing Practice. Mr. Smith focuses his practice on representing U.S. franchisors expanding internationally and serving as franchise counsel in complex financial transactions, including whole business securitization transactions.

  • Justin Murphy joins McDermott Will & Emery

    Justin Murphy, previously Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined McDermott Will & Emery as Partner in the firm’s Regulatory Practice Group. Mr. Murphy focuses his practice on complex antitrust litigation and government and white-collar criminal investigations.

  • Timothy Carson joins McDermott Will & Emery

    Timothy Carson, previously General Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, has joined McDermott Will & Emery as Counsel. Mr. Carson advises clients on all facets of the merger review and clearance process, with a focus on compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and related rules.

  • Rebecca Coccaro joins Akin Gump

    Rebecca Coccaro, previously Special Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell, has joined Akin Gump as Partner in the firm’s Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits and ERISA Practice. Ms. Coccaro advises clients on the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and financial restructuring matters.

  • Lesli Esposito and Brian Boyle join McDermott Will & Emery

    Lesli Esposito and Brian Boyle, previously Partners at DLA Piper, have joined McDermott Will & Emery as Partners. Ms. Esposito focuses on complex commercial litigation and government investigations, concentrating in the fields of antitrust and consumer protection. Mr. Boyle represents leading global businesses in antitrust and consumer protection-related litigation and investigations, and advises clients on merger control, compliance and government strategies.

  • Kathleen Blaszak joins Winston & Strawn

    Kathleen Blaszak, previously Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, has joined Winston & Strawn as Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice. Ms. Blaszak focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, new venture formations, joint ventures, investments, strategic partnerships, and complex commercial transactions.

  • Nazak Nikakhtar joins Wiley Rein

    Nazak Nikakhtar, previously Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), has joined Wiley Rein as Partner in the firm’s International Trade Practice.

  • Michael Vito re-joins Lowenstein Sandler

    Michael Vito, previously Counsel at Baker & Hostetler, has re-joined Lowenstein Sandler as Partner in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group.

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