Buchalter is pleased to announce that Andrew (“Andy”) Selesnick, Damaris L. Medina, and Suzanne Cate Jones have joined as Shareholders in the Health Care Practice Group in Los Angeles. Selesnick and Medina joined the Firm from Nixon Peabody, and Jones joined from Theodora Oringher. (more…)

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US and international law firm Clyde & Co has announced the opening of an office in Los Angeles, which formalizes the firm’s presence there following partner Julie Hawkinson’s move to the city. As part of the opening, Clyde & Co has hired Jim Koelzer from Robins Kaplan, who brings considerable expertise in representing domestic and international insurers in connection with complex claims and coverage litigation. (more…)

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Laura Reathaford has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Labor and Employment group in the Los Angeles office. She joins from Venable LLP. (more…)

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Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Erik Swanholt has joined the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Swanholt was a partner at Jones Day. (more…)

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Polsinelli announced today the addition of another three health care attorneys to its Los Angeles office, continuing a wave of strategic hiring to expand the firm’s footprint in California. (more…)

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DLA Piper announced today that Paul Wassgren has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in Los Angeles. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Wassgren was a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP in Los Angeles, where he counseled clients doing business around the world, including China, Australia, Mexico, Belize and India, in a range of corporate matters. He also previously worked in business development for a biotechnology research and development company. (more…)

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Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, announced today the addition of Carmen J. Cole to its Los Angeles office, bolstering its national Labor and Employment practice in California. She is one of five principals to join the firm’s Los Angeles office in the past two months, adding to the firm’s approximately 800 attorneys across 20 offices coast to coast. (more…)

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Samantha C. Grant has joined the Century City office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Grant joins from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that Andrew Grossman has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as a partner in Los Angeles. Mr. Grossman was previously with Paul Hastings LLP. (more…)

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King & Spalding announces that Aaron Craig will join the firm as partner in the Los Angeles office. Aaron joins his former partner Joseph Akrotirianakis, who began at King & Spalding earlier this month. (more…)

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Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that it has welcomed six lawyers to its Global Insurance Department. All six lawyers bring substantial experience litigating complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. The six lawyers joining Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department include Stephen P. Pate, formerly of Norton Rose, who comes to the firm as a member in the Houston office, Lauren E. Figaro who joins as an associate in the Houston office from Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons; Michael R. Davisson and Valerie D. Rojas, who both join as members in the Los Angeles office; Patricia M. Parisi, who joins as of counsel in the Los Angeles office; and Andrea J. Giovannone, who joins as an associate in the Los Angeles office. Davisson, Rojas, Parisi, and Giovannone all join from Sedgwick. (more…)

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Nossaman LLP has expanded its statewide Coastal Law practice with the addition of Steven Kaufmann as a Partner in its Los Angeles office. He joins from Richards, Watson & Gershon, where he practiced coastal law following 14 years as Deputy Attorney General assigned to the Coastal Commission. (more…)

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