Cynde H. Munzer Joins Dykema’s Chicago Office

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Cynde H. Munzer to its Corporate Finance practice group as a member in the firm’s Chicago office. Munzer joins Dykema after practicing at Aronberg Goldgehn. Prior to that, she had spent more than two decades with Arnstein & Lehr.

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Litigator Carrie Hall Joins Taft in Chicago

Taft Stettinius & Hollister is pleased to announce that Carrie A. Hall has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Litigation group. The Chicago office has added 13 attorneys so far this year.

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Kirkland & Ellis Expands Global Investigations and Enforcement Practice with Addition of Award-Winning International Enforcement Team

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that an internationally recognized group of partners will join the Firm’s global Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigations Practice Group in Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, London and Hong Kong. Asheesh Goel, Zachary Brez, Marcus Thompson, Kim Nemirow and Cori Lable will join the Firm as partners this week. All were former partners of Ropes & Gray LLP.

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BakerHostetler Adds Patent Litigation Team in Chicago Office

BakerHostetler is proud to announce that leading attorneys Leif Sigmond, Michael Gannon and Jennifer Kurcz have joined the patent litigation team as partners, resident in the Chicago office. The team comes to BakerHostetler from McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff.

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Morgan Lewis Hires Additional Veteran Tax Controversy Partner in Chicago

Morgan Lewis today welcomes Jenny Austin, a skilled federal tax controversy lawyer and seasoned tax litigator, as a partner in Chicago. Ms. Austin’s arrival follows that of her former colleague, Tom Linguanti, a top tax controversy and transfer pricing litigator who joined Morgan Lewis from the same global law firm earlier this month.

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Polsinelli Adds Wealth Planning Shareholder in Chicago

Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, announced today that wealth planning attorney Bill Long joined its Chicago office as a shareholder.

Focusing his practice on estate and tax planning, Long represents high net worth individuals, key executives, and business owners, and serves as an outside general counsel for many clients operating as corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He has extensive experience advising closely-held and family-owned businesses in the orderly and tax efficient transfer of wealth to younger generations, and has more than 30 years of experience representing clients before the IRS in connection with income, estate, and gift tax audits.

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Trial Litigator Steve Grimes Rejoins Winston & Strawn in Chicago

Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce Steve Grimes has rejoined the firm as a partner in the Chicago office. Steve is a former federal prosecutor, Winston associate, and partner. He most recently served as Chief Compliance Officer for Tenneco, Inc., a Fortune 500, publicly traded, manufacturing company.

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Former U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon Joins King & Spalding to Launch the Firm’s Chicago Office

King & Spalding today announced that Zachary Fardon, recent U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, has joined the firm as a partner and will open the firm’s office in Chicago. The new office, King & Spalding’s 20th globally and 10th in the U.S., expands the firm’s international platform into the Midwest with a particular focus on government investigations, related commercial litigation, and work across the financial services and life sciences sectors.

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