Law Firm Hirings & Firings
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Recent laterals and layoffs in the legal sector:

Former Republican Congressman and Majority Leader Richard Keith “Dick” Armey has resigned from DLA Piper, after an uproar over his ties to a group opposing health care reform. Armey supported disruptions of town hall meetings to discuss the health care issue, while his lobbying firm represented pharmaceutical companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb. DLA Piper says the decision to resign was Armey’s.

John D. Hopkins joins Taylor English Duma from Womble Carlyle as a partner in the Business Transactions, Corporate and Taxation practice group. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and insurance regulatory matters. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Jefferson-Pilot Financial, and a Senior Corporate Partner with King & Spalding.


Marina Kozlova joins offshore law firm Ogier from Harney Westwood & Riegels, as a partner in its Russia and CIS markets practice. She is the only native Russian lawyer admitted to practice in the British territory. Her law degree is from the College of Law, Birmingham.


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