Selected partner and group transactions handled by Sabina Lippman, Mark Jungers, Kamari Alexander, Jeff Conta, Maaike Almeida, and Divya Bala in: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Caracas, Greater China and other select legal markets.

2011 Placements

Robert Layton joins Jeffer Mangels, from Hinshaw Culbertson. Layton has focused his practice on the healthcare industry, representing some of the nation's largest hospital systems and health providers. He has litigated numerous cases for health providers, and provides them with guidance on state and federal regulation as well as transactions and financings.

Capital Markets partner Tony Jacobsen joins Sidley Austin, Shanghai. Tony, previously a partner at Baker McKenzie in Shanghai, has a broad capital markets and general corporate practice with a focus on advising issuers and sponsors for initial public offerings on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Several transactions on which he was lead partner are award-winning deals, recognized by FinanceAsia, IFR Asia, Asiamoney and Asian-MENA Counsel.

Opening of Beijing office of Sheppard Mullin, headed up by Jim Zimmerman, formerly of Squire Sanders, and his team. Zimmerman, a chairman emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, has focused his practice on advising Fortune 500 companies setting up operations in China. The Beijing office opens doors for Sheppard's California attorneys representing local investment funds that want to do business in China, and established Chinese companies looking for a presence in the region.

Shaalu Mehra, Firmwide Chair of Perkins Coie's Outsourcing Practice, to Sheppard Mullin, where he will head up the firm's Outsourcing department.

Top trial litigation team James A. DiBoise, Michael A. Berta, and Tracy Tosh Lane to Arnold & Porter's San Francisco office. DiBoise has tried high-profile cases cases in more than 25 different U.S. District Courts and has led trial teams in complex litigation outside of the United States, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

Dr. David Clough, Managing Partner of Howrey's Chicago Office to Morgan Lewis. Building on his near two decades of experience in life sciences, Dr. Clough will spearhead Morgan Lewis' further expansion into that space in the Midwest.*

Elizabeth Weaver, environmental partner at Howrey LLP, to Fulbright & Jaworski.

Kendra Miller, formerly a partner at Crowell & Moring, as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at BJ's Restaurants, Inc.

Class Action Litigation Partners Scott Schutte and Ken Kliebard, Chair of Howrey's Consumer Class Action Defense Group, along with Associates Gregory Fouts and Ted Warden of Howrey's Chicago Office to Morgan Lewis.*

Prominent IP Litigation Partner Jason White and Commercial Litigation Partner Romeo Quinto along with Associates David Patariu, Mansi Shah and Scott Sherwin from Howrey's Chicago Office to Morgan Lewis.*

International Labor & Employment Group of 12 Lawyers led by Juan Carlos Varela to open Littler's Caracas, Venezuela Office from Squire Sanders' Miami and Caracas Offices. Juan Carlos serves as Managing Shareholder of Littler's Caracas Office and will spearhead their Latin American practice.*

Combination of Interjuris Abogados with DLA Piper. Led by founders Juan Jose Delgado and Maria Cecilia Rachadell, with offices throughout the region, the combination further advances DLA Piper's strength in Latin America and global platform.*

Michael Sheehan joins DLA from Paul Hastings as Co-Global Cochair of Labor & Employment. Rachel Cowen and Terence Smith join as partners, while P. Kevin Connelly will join the firm as of counsel. Sheehan has tried numerous cases before juries from Tucson, AZ to Newark, NJ, from Atlanta, GA to Golden, CO, and many spots in between. He obtained one of the largest awards ever in a non-compete/raiding case - $20 million - for a multinational insurance company; successfully defended a sexual harassment case before a jury; won a directed verdict in a national origin discrimination trial; won JNOV in federal court in Atlanta in an ADEA retaliation case for a large international insurance carrier; and, as a corporate plaintiff, won a $6 million award from a jury in a trade secret case in Colorado.

James M.A. Murphy from Cox Castle to Luce Forward. James' practice focuses on estate planning, individual and foreign income tax planning of high net worth individuals, and ERISA.

Sabina Lippman featured in LAWDRAGON: "Legal Consultant Limelight"

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