• As big companies seek advice on how Trump administration rules affect their key employees’ global mobility, Morgan Lewis has poached Baker McKenzie’s immigration and mobility practice team head, Shannon Donnelly, as a labor and employment partner. She’s joined by Miami-based counsel Laura Garvin, and a Baker McKenzie team of associates and immigration specialists. (MorganLewis.com)

  • A New York City commercial attorney whose purported work history includes time in the legal departments of J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse has been charged with sexual attacks on women, according to reports. (Gothamist.com) (New York Post)

  • “Knock it off!” A federal judge scolded Reed Smith defense lawyer Eric Dubelier over his behavior during special counsel Robert Mueller’s case against alleged Russian internet trolls, calling Dubelier’s use of a profanity in court papers “unprofessional.” (Bloomberg News via BLB)

  • After a four-month return to the U.S. Senate to replace the late Arizona Senator John McCain, Jon Kyl has rejoined Covington & Burling as counsel. (National Law Journal)

  • Cooley hired former Federal Communications Commission enforcement chief Travis LeBlanc as a partner in its global cyber/data/privacy and telecommunications practices based in Washington and San Francisco. LeBlanc, arriving from Boies Schiller Flexner, was also a lawyer in the Obama Justice Department and served as an arbitrator for the EU-U.S. framework that oversees the transatlantic transfer of personal data between multinationals operating in Europe and the U.S. (Cooley.com)

  • Florida-based Carlton Fields expanded its New York-area presence, launching an office in Short Hills, New Jersey, with five commercial and insurance litigators joining from Bressler, Amery & Ross. (CarltonFields.com)

  • General Motors LLC, represented by Kirkland & Ellis, wants a federal court to toss certain ignition-switch defect personal injury claims based on liability of its bankrupt predecessor, “Old” General Motors. (Bloomberg Law via BLB)

  • Paul Weiss client Citigroup Inc‘s. $6.9 million settlement with workers who challenged the funds in their 401(k) plan received final court approval. (Bloomberg Law via BLB)

  • A United Airlines Inc. pilot filed a proposed federal class action accusing the company of shorting pay and benefits for pilots who take time off to serve in the military. United, Southwest Airlines Co., and American Airlines, have agreed to pay settlements for millions of dollars in similar, separate previous cases, and Alaska Airlines Inc. was hit with similar allegations in December 2018. (Bloomberg Law via BLB)

Lawyers, Law Firms, Deals

  • Detroit-based Dickinson Wright’s former CEO William T. Burgess became the firm’s chairman Jan. 1. (Bloomberg Law via BLB)

Laterals, Moves

  • King & Spalding said Aaron Lipson, former associate director for enforcement in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Regional Office, joined the firm as a partner in Atlanta. (KSLaw.com)

  • Perkins Coie picked veteran tax attorney Rick Sevcik as its Chicago office managing partner effective Jan. 1. He took over from litigation partner Christopher Wilson, who had managed the office since 2002. (PerkinsCoie.com)

  • Philadelphia-based Cozen O’Connor hired veteran Pennsylvania public finance attorney Scott R. Mehok for its corporate practice as a member in Harrisburg. He arrives from Eckert Seaman. Cozen also added Minnesota-based business litigator Kari Berman to its commercial litigation practice as a partner in Minneapolis. (Cozen.com)

  • Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies said lobbyist Joe Hill returned to the firm as government relations principal in Philadelphia, after helping run Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s successful re-election campaign. (Cozen.com)

  • Holland & Knight hired former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis as a partner in its public policy & regulation practice group in Washington and Tysons, Virginia. Davis was most recently at Deloitte, as a director of federal government affairs. (HKlaw.com)

  • Goodwin said ex-Taylor Wessing partner Andrew Davis joined the firm’s technology and life sciences practices as a partner in London. (GoodwinLaw.com)

  • Schiff Hardin hired Sidley Austin litigation and antitrust lawyer Jack Bierig in Chicago as counsel in its litigation and dispute resolution practice group. (SchiffHardin.com)

  • Blank Rome hired Baker McKenzie corporate partner Jeffrey E. Cohen as a partner in New York. (BlankRome.com)

  • Seyfarth Shaw said veteran litigator Steven Paradise joined the firm as a partner in New York, from Richards Kibbe & Orbe. (Seyfarth.com)

  • Jackson Lewis hired Polsinelli worklaw attorney Karen Glickstein as a principal in the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas, office. (JacksonLewis.com)


  • Morrison & Foerster elected 12 new partners, including six men and six women, across seven offices worldwide. (Mofo.com)

  • Pryor Cashman said it promoted attorney Michael Campoli to partner and attorneys Elizabeth Warner, Ross Bagley, and Kyle Miller to counsel. (PryorCashman.com)

  • Levenfeld Pearlstein named attorney Emily Hoyt a partner. (Lplegal.com)

  • Bressler, Amery & Ross promoted three attorneys, including one woman, to partner across three U.S. offices. (Bressler.com)

  • Worklaw firm Jackson Lewis promoted 17 lawyers, including nine women, to principal. (JacksonLewis.com)

Legal Actions, Bankruptcies, Decisions

  • MLB Advanced Media, a subsidiary of Major League Baseball, agreed to pay $1.275 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it underpaid workers who handle video of games. (Bloomberg Law via BLB)