Recent laterals and layoffs in the legal sector:
Gary Hnath (not a typo) joins Mayer Brown as a partner from Bingham McCutchen, in the intellectual property and government/global trade practice groups. He is a former senior trial attorney at the US International Trade Commission. His JD is from Harvard Law School.
William F. Johnson joins Fried Frank as a partner in its government investigations and regulatory counseling practice. He was previously chief of the securities and commodities fraud task force in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He supervised the investigations in both US v. Bernard Madoff and US v. Marc Dreier. Johnson was also a senior counsel for the SEC. His JD is from the Washington College of Law at American University.
Robert Osborne rejoins Jenner & Block this September, from General Motors. He has been GM’s general counsel since September 2006. Osborne was a senior partner at Jenner, where he chaired its Corporate Department and was a member of the Management and Policy Committees, from 2002 until joining GM. Before that he was at Kirkland & Ellis. Osborne’s JD is from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude.