Partner Placements

Asher Rubin and Adriana Tibbitts join Sidley Austin

Asher Rubin, co-leader of the life sciences practice at Hogan Lovells joins Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C. He is joined by Adriana Tibbitts.

Asher and Adriana represent both private and publicly traded businesses, academic medical centers, inventors, and venture capital and private equity funds in a wide variety of transactions.

Asher has comprehensive knowledge of the full spectrum of the life sciences sector: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, medical technology, digital health, and health services.

Throughout his career he has worked with clients on some of the most exciting new technologies in the life sciences industry, such as CAR-T therapies, checkpoint inhibitors, co-stimulatory proteins, companion diagnostics, digital health technologies, ultra-orphan drugs, and gene therapies. 

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Media & Entertainment Litigation Partner Tammy Godley joins Paul Hastings

Tammy Godley has joined Paul Hastings as a partner in their Los Angeles office from Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.  

She joins the firm’s Entertainment and Media Litigation practice group. Tammy serves as counsel to the major studios, television networks and record companies and music publishers, including Warner Bros., NBC Universal, and Turner Broadcasting.

She handles complex business litigation disputes, and excels at handling sensitive company investigation. Tammy has been highlighted for her work leading high-profile, non-public investigations for various entertainment clients arising out of the #MeToo movement.  

She is regularly recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA for her work in Media & Entertainment Litigation and was most recently recognized among the Most Influential Intellectual Property Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She was also named among the top attorneys in the entertainment business in Variety’s Legal Impact Report.

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Idan Netser and Andrew Harper join Sidley Austin in Palo Alto

Idan joins as a partner in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital, and Tax practices while Andrew will be a member of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice.

Both lawyers join from Fenwick & West LLP and are an important milestone in Sidley’s strategic expansion in the emerging company technology practice. 

Idan advises both emerging and large international companies on a range of transactional work, including cross-border transactions, funding and investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, international tax, tax planning, tax controversy, and transfer pricing. He also counsels emerging companies on technology investments and mergers and acquisitions. His clients are in the software, security, and life sciences market and is also a leading international tax counselor for many of the technology sector’s best known brands. He is also the relationship partner for a wide range of technology companies from Israel. 

Andrew provides strategic counseling to emerging and high-growth companies at every stage across a variety of sectors. He has extensive experience in a broad array of complex business and financing issues, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.

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Leah Recht joins Orrick from Kirkland & Ellis

Leah joins Orrick as a partner in their San Francisco office. 

Her practice is focused on advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, including structuring and negotiating various strategic and leveraged acquisitions of public and private targets, divestures, carveouts, mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, minority investments, restructurings, executive compensation matters, corporate governance, and other general corporate matters. 

She was formerly at Kirkland & Ellis, where she made partner in 2015 and brings to Orrick an expertise in private equity with a focus in technology. She was recently part of a Kirkland team that acted for HGGC on its investment alongside Bain Capital in a cloud-based construction project software provider called Buildertrend.

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Rick Kline and Sarah Axtell join Latham in Silicon Valley

Rick and Sarah join Latham as partners in the Corporate Department and members of the Capital Markets and Public Company Representation Practices.

Rick and Sarah join Latham as partners in the Corporate Department and members of the Capital Markets and Public Company Representation Practices. They formerly practiced at Goodwin, where Rick was co-head of capital markets.

Rick and Sarah bring formidable experience in the tech sector, representing a full range of corporate clients on a wide variety of matters, including company formations, venture financings, M&A transactions, capital markets deals, and corporate governance matters, as well as significant experience advising boards of directors. They have also represented a number of banks in securities transactions.

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Hogan Lovells Licensing and Collaborations Partner Adam Bellack joins Goodwin

Adam Bellack has joined Goodwin as a partner in their Washington, D.C. office. Adam has consistently been recognized by Law360 as Life Sciences “Rising Star” and one of the nation’s top Life Science lawyers under 40.

He focuses on licensing, collaborations, and other strategic and commercial transactions for clients engaged in all aspects of the life sciences and healthcare industries.

He represents a wide range of clients from startups and early-stage pharmaceutical and biotech companies to global pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

He has also represented founders, venture funds, universities, and technology companies entering the life sciences and healthcare space.

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von Briesen & Roper launches Chicago office with nine intellectual property lawyers from Miller, Matthias & Hull

von Briesen & Roper, a 190 lawyer firm headquartered in Milwaukee, has launched a new Chicago office with the addition of nine lawyers, including partners Thomas Miller, Brent Matthias and Nicole Bulman.

von Briesen & Roper, a 190 lawyer firm headquartered in Milwaukee, has launched a new Chicago office with the addition of nine lawyers, including partners Thomas Miller, Brent Matthias and Nicole Bulman.

All join from the former Miller, Matthias & Hull, a boutique IP firm that had focused exclusively on patent prosecution and counseling services, and named a “Go-To Law Firm®” by Corporate Counsel Magazine when conducting a survey of the Chief Patent Counsel of the Fortune 500.

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Rick Kline joins Latham & Watkins as a partner

Rick Kline, co-chair of Goodwin Procter’s capital markets practice, joins Latham & Watkins as a partner in Northern California.

Rick has led on some of the most recent high-profile tech IPOs. He and his team represented JP Morgan as an underwriter in Lyft’s $2.6 billion IPO in 2019 and Morgan Stanley in Snap Inc.’s $3.4 billion IPO in 2017. He also led the legal team handling Slack Technologies Inc.’s direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange in June 2019.

Kline has also represented public company clients like Atlassian, Control4, Guidewire Software, Health Catalyst, NetSuite, Okta, Opower, and The Trade Desk.

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Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has added IP and data privacy lawyer Sarah Schaedler

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has added IP and data privacy lawyer Sarah Schaedler from Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in its San Francisco office, the latest in the firm’s expansion of its technology transactions team.

Sarah focuses her practice on IP and data privacy aspects of complex corporate transactions, and also advises clients on the collection, sharing, and monetization of data.

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Neil Whoriskey, Co-Chair of M&A Practice at Cleary Gottlieb, joins Milbank

Neil Whoriskey, who co-led the M&A practice and the corporate advisory practice at Cleary Gottlieb, joins Milbank in New York.

His practice focuses primarily on mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. “He has a stellar reputation in the market,” Scott Edelman, the Chairman of Milbank said, and Neil is “very experienced in both private equity and in public company and strategic transactions.” Neil has advised on a number of high-profile transactions, such as Western Digital’s $19 billion acquisition of SanDisk. He’s also advised on a variety of matters for Carlyle Global Partners and spearheaded transactions for ABB, América Móvil, American Tower, and OpenText.

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