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Recent Placements

The placement of a 35-lawyer , multidisciplinary group including 17 partners, from Pillsbury into several offices of Winston & Strawn.  Members of the group include the following partners:  In New York- Peter Alfano, Mats Carlston, who will be Firmwide Co-Chair of Winston's Finance Practice, Scott Landau, Bart Pisella, Anthony Schouten and Jeffrey Stern, who will be Firmwide Co-Chair of the Structured Finance Practice.  In San Francisco- Jay Gould, who will be Co-Chair of the Financial Services Corporate Practice and Michael Wu.  In Washington, D.C.- Christopher Zochowski, who will be Firmwide Co-Chair of the M&A, Securities and Corporate Governance Practice.

The placement of Todd Emmerman into the New York office of Brown Rudnick.  Mr. Emmerman formerly served as Co-Chair of Katten Muchin's corporate practice in New York and as an Executive Committee member of that firm.

The placement a highly regarded, 5 attorney Life Sciences Intellectual Property and Transactional team, led by partner Dr. Christopher Jeffers, from Womble Carlyle into the Washington, D.C. office of Mintz Levin.  The team includes Counsels Dr. Lawrence "Butch" Carroll and Elizabeth Parsons, as well as associates Dr. Dana Mahadeo and John Forrest.  Dr. Jeffers will take a leadership role in helping to build Mintz Levin's IP practice in Washington, D.C.

The placement of healthcare partner William Eck from Greenberg Traurig into the Washington, D.C. office of Hooper Lundy.  Mr. Eck has 30 years of experience representing clients in healthcare transactional, regulatory and enforcement matters.

The placement of partner Alex Jackins from Seyfarth Shaw into Nossman.  Mr. Jackins will start that firm's D.C. Real Estate practice.
The placement of IP partner Sigmund Gutman from Bingham McCutchen into the Los Angeles office of Proskauer.  Mr. Gutman is an accomplished litigation partner with 20 years of industry experience.  He will serve as Chair of Proskauer's Life Sciences Patent Practice.

The placement of highly regarded environmental partner Geoff Willis, from Sheppard Mullin into the Orange County office of Brown Rudnick. Mr. Willis will start Brown Rudnick's environmental practice on the West Coast.

The placement of nationally recognized life sciences partner, Robert C. Funsten, into Brown Rudnick's Orange County office. Mr. Funsten will assume the position of Co-Chair of Brown Rudnick's Global Life Sciences Group. Previously, Mr. Funsten served as Co-Chair of the Life Sciences practice group at Bingham McCutchen.

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