Chadbourne & Parke has lost three partners to Perkins Coie’s New York office. Dennis Hopkins will operate in the litigation practice, Richard Ross will operate in the business practice and John Squires will operate in the intellectual property practice.
Goodwin Procter has hired William Harrington to its government investigations and white collar crime practice. Harrington is the former Manhattan Assistant U.S. Attorney responsible for prosecuting Kenneth Starr, the investment advisor.
Dewey & LeBeouf lost three partners to Sidley Austin recently. Timothy Martin will operate out of Washington D.C. as a finance attorney, Sean Moran and Michael Joyce will operate out of the Los Angeles office in the energy area to focus on transactions. Linklaters lost Stephen Blackshaw to Austin as well, working in the office in London.
Katten Muchin Rosenman lost Harrison Dossick, an entertainment lawyer, to Reed Smith’s office in Century City. Dossick took one associate with him in the move.
Ofer Lion has been hired by Hunton & Williams in Los Angeles. Lion was employed previously by Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp. Lion works for non-profit organizations and tax-exempt organizations in transaction issues.
SNR Denton has hired Robert Kramer, a patent attorney, for its offices in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Kramer was hired from the firm of Howrey, which dissolved its partnership back in March of 2011.
Morrison & Foerster has hired Erik Knudsen to work in its private equity practice in Denver. He left Kirkland & Ellis for the new position.
Littler Mendelson has hired John Polley to work as a shareholder in Minneapolis. Polley left Faegre Baker Daniels for the new job.
K&L Gates has hired Andrew Johnston for its Dubai office as a new partner. Johnston left Clifford Chance for his new position.
Beiten Burkhardt has lost Dr. Axel Schilder to King & Spalding’s tax practice. He used to be an official with the German tax authority. He will now work in Frankfurt.
The law firm of Holland & Knight has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia. Enrique Gomez-Pinzon will be the head of the new office, which is where he began his legal career. He has worked in Washington, D.C. for the previous nine years.