Lateral Moves for the Week of December 1st
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Summary: A host of lateral moves were announced on Monday morning and this post highlights them. 

Four law firms announced additions to their attorney ranks on Monday morning, according to press releases from all four law firms. The first of those firms was Blank Rome, which added Jeffrey Rosenfeld and Jonathan A. Loeb to the corporate litigation group. Rosenfeld will serve as Of Counsel and Loeb will work as partner.


The chair and managing partner at Blank Rome, Alan J. Hoffman, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Jon and Jeff in our Los Angeles office. Their combined litigation experience within the entertainment, real estate, and healthcare spaces is a perfect complement to the innovative work we’re doing in the region. This past year has been one of significant and strategic growth for us on the West Coast, and Jon and Jeff will help to further strengthen our regional presence and global capabilities.”

To read more about Blank Rome, click here.

In other news, the Los Angeles office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP has added Yousuf I. Dhamee in the Investment Management practice as a partner.

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“We are very pleased to welcome Yousuf to the Firm,” said Los Angeles Office Managing Partner and Executive Committee Member, Julia Strickland.  “Yousuf’s broad experience advising clients in the private funds sector further enhances our leading Investment Management practice and complements well our national Private Equity practice.”

To read more about Stroock, click here.

Proskauer also made an announcement on Monday about the addition of Steven Davis in the firm’s London office as a corporate partner.

“Steven is one of the pre-eminent M&A lawyers in London. His decision to join us substantially advances the global buildout of our M&A and private equity platforms and continues our successful expansion efforts in the UK,” said Proskauer Chairman Joseph M. Leccese.

Davis said the following about joining Proskauer:

“Proskauer has a well-established and robust private equity offering, advising clients through the full lifecycle of their most significant deals. I look forward to integrating my practice and furthering the global reach of the firm’s cross-border services.”

To read more about Proskauer, click here.

The fourth firm to make a major announcement on Monday morning was that of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. The firm has added Karl S. Stern to the office in Houston. Stern will serve as the head of the office’s civil litigation practice.

John Quinn, the firm’s managing partner, said, “When we opened our Houston office in July with David Gerger we knew we were adding one of the elite white collar criminal practitioners in Houston. We wanted to add a lawyer with an equal reputation to lead our civil litigation practice. It is not surprising we found him at V&E. We regard V&E as one of the top firms in the country. We have many friends there and we hope Karl’s joining us will further strengthen our relationship and provide more opportunities to work together.”

To read more about Quinn Emanuel, click here.

Stern earned his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

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