The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on legal market from 20th January to 26th January 2016.


Hogan Lovells has started the year with the hire of market leading partner Birgit Reese, for their M&A practice in their Dusseldorf office. Birgit, who is expected to start in February 2016, joins from Allen & Overy in Dusseldorf where she has been a partner since 2008. Reese’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures as well as restructurings, capital markets advice, public takeover law and general corporate advice including boardroom and corporate governance advice.

Hogan Lovells is also pleased to announce that Michael Dougherty and Tony Pezzano have joined the firm’s New York office as partners in the Intellectual Property Media and Technology (IPMT) Practice Group. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Dougherty and Pezzano were partners at King & Spalding, where they focused on patent litigation cases in both Federal District Courts throughout the United States and the International Trade Commission (ITC). Dougherty and Pezzano join the firm’s network of more than 350 life sciences lawyers and specialists operating in 17 jurisdictions across the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

The full press releases can be found on Hogan Lovells’ website.


Hunton & Williams announces the continued expansion of its real estate practice with the arrival of Marvin W. Ehrlich as partner in the firm’s capital finance and real estate group in Washington. Ehrlich focuses on matters concerning all aspects of commercial real estate development and finance, representing banks, insurance companies, financial institutions and borrowers in both CMBS and portfolio financing and distressed loan workout transactions.

The full press release can be found here on Hunton & Williams’ website.


K&L Gates welcomes Fatiha El-Boubsi as a partner in its corporate/M&A practice. El-Boubsi focuses her corporate law practice on the structuring and restructuring of business operations and transactions for both domestic and international clients. She also has substantial experience advising on corporate litigation, contract law matters, and international arbitration.

The full press release can be found here on K&L Gates’ website.


King & Spalding announced that transportation finance lawyer Jason P. Huff has joined the firm’s Charlotte office as a partner with the finance practice. Huff joins King & Spalding from Moore & Van Allen, where he was a partner. Huff represents lenders and lessors in all aspects of equipment finance with an emphasis on business aircraft and rail equipment.  In addition to his transportation finance experience, Huff  has advised clients in syndication transactions, including portfolio purchases, single transaction sale and assignments and participation transactions.

The full press release can be found here on King & Spaldings website.


Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to declare that Anna Rotman has joined the Firm, where she will help build and grow the Houston office’s Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Rotman represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court, counseling clients on bet-the-company matters. Ms. Rotman, along with Brigham Cannon, who relocated from the Washington, D.C., office, and Patrick King, are the Firm’s first three litigation partners in Houston. She joined Kirkland from Houston litigation boutique firm Yetter Coleman LLP, where she was a partner.

The full press release can be found here on Kirkland & Ellis’ website.