Comings and Goings in Big Law (09/11/15)

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Morvillo LLP Hires MoFo White Collar Defense Partner

Daniel Nathan has joined Morvillo LLP, a white-collar defense and litigation boutique with offices in New York and Washington, as a partner in Washington. Nathan, previously a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, has also served as an enforcement official with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Nathan focuses on the defense of financial institutions and individuals in investigations, examinations and enforcement actions.

Patterson Belknap Hires Two Patent Litigators

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP has hired patent litigators Lewis Popovski and Jeffrey Ginsberg as partners. The lawyers, both previously partners at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, focus on disputes relating to technologies in industries including electronics, telecommunications, automotive parts, mechanical systems and medical devices.

Gibson Dunn Hires Foley & Lardner Partner in Orange County

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP added Deepak Nanda as a partner in the firm’s Orange County, California, office. Nanda, previously a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, focuses on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Steptoe & Johnson Hires London Partner

Steptoe & Johnson LLP hired John Rupp as a partner in London. Rupp, who previously was a senior counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, is joining Steptoe’s FCPA/anti-corruption practice and international regulation and compliance group. He will work on matters involving both U.S. and European clients, the firm said.

Goodwin Procter Hires Kirkland Corporate Partner

Goodwin Procter LLP added Fredrich Lim as a partner in its private-equity group in San Francisco. Lim, previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, focuses on complex domestic and cross- border leveraged transactions.

UnitedHealth Group Deputy GC Joins Hogan Lovells

Peter Walsh is joining Hogan Lovells LLP as a partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group, based in the firm’s Minneapolis and Denver offices. Walsh was previously senior deputy general counsel and chief of litigation and government investigations at UnitedHealth Group. He also served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Denver.

Cozen O’Connor Hires Energy Partner From K&L Gates

Cozen O’Connor hired George Bibikos in the firm’s energy, environmental and public utilities practice as a member in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, office. Bibikos, previously a partner at K&L Gates LLP, advises clients on litigation, regulatory and transactional matters in the energy sector.