The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on legal market
from 23rd May to 25th May 2016.


Allen & Overy continues to expand its tax practice with Daniela Trötscher joining its Frankfurt office as partner, effective as of 1 June 2016.  She will focus on project related tax advice in the fields of compliance, risk management and other tax-related corporate processes.  After having worked in the tax group of Deutsche Bank for twelve years, she joined Ernst & Young in 2010 where she became a partner in 2012. She is also a lecturer at the Rhein-Main University.

The full press release can be found here on Allen & Overy’s website.


Dentons named Scott DeMartino as a partner in the Real Estate practice and as a member of the tax-advantaged investment sector. He will be resident in the Washington, DC office. DeMartino focuses his practice on structuring real estate transactions using historic rehabilitation tax credits, new markets tax credits and renewable energy tax credits as sources of financing to construct and rehabilitate residential and commercial projects.

The full press release can be found here on Dentons’ website.


Greenberg Traurig is pleased to announce, that esteemed Bankruptcy and Restructuring attorney Lenard M. Parkins has joined the firm. As a shareholder in the firm’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice, Parkins will split his time between the Houston and New York offices. Parkins was previously a partner at Haynes and Boone. Parkins represents clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, real estate, and manufacturing.

The full press release can be found here on Greenberg Traurig’s website.


Proskauer announced the arrival of Seth J. Safra as a partner in its nationally recognized Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, resident in Washington, D.C. Mr. Safra serves as principal employee benefits and executive compensation counsel to some of the country’s largest employers. He advises clients on all facets of employee benefits and executive compensation, including the design and administration of retirement plans, equity and other performance-based compensation plans, and health and welfare arrangements.

The full press release can be found here on Proskauer’s website.


Reed Smith announced the addition of Bruce Blefeld as a partner in the firm’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group in Houston. Blefeld was most recently a partner at K&L Gates. The addition of Blefeld follows closely on those of Nic Barzoukas and Josh Davis, partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Information & Innovation Practice Group, who joined the Houston office in March. Reed Smith’s Houston office, which opened in 2013, currently has 52 attorneys and is one of the firm’s fastest-growing offices.

The full press release can be found here on Reed Smith’s website.