Holland & Knight Expands FCPA Practice with Addition of Lisa Prager and Lara Covington

Lisa Prager and Lara Covington have joined Holland & Knight as partners in the firm’s National White Collar Defense & Investigations practice. Ms. Prager and Ms. Covington focus on government investigations and enforcement actions relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). They come to Holland & Knight from Schulte Roth & Zabel and will reside in the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C., offices respectively.

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Labor & Employment Partner Garen Dodge Joins Sheppard Mullin Washington, D.C.

Garen E. Dodge has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the Labor and Employment practice group. Dodge joins from Jackson Lewis P.C. where he led the firm’s Government Relations practice and was co-coordinator of the firm’s Government Contracts and Background Checks industry groups.

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John A. McKinsey Joins LeClairRyan

Real estate and land use attorney Michael Phalen has joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as a partner in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group.

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Foley Adds Experienced Litigator in Washington

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Andrew Hurst has joined the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice as partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Hurst joins Foley with more than two decades of experience litigating matters related to civil fraud and white collar criminal defense.

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Leading Employment Lawyers Join BakerHostetler’s Atlanta Office

Prominent employment and labor attorneys Eric L. Barnum and James D. Levine have joined the Employment and Labor Group as partners, resident in the Atlanta office of BakerHostetler. Barnum and Levine join more than 50 attorneys in Atlanta who practice in the areas of healthcare, intellectual property, corporate, real estate, litigation and tax. Barnum joins from Schiff Hardin, where he served as the leader of that firm’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group. Levine, a Chambers-ranked immigration attorney, joins from Dentons.

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DLA Piper Continues Expansion in Americas With New Office In Puerto Rico

DLA Piper announced today it has opened an office in San Juan, Puerto Rico, expanding the firm’s growing presence and capabilities in the Americas. The office will be initially comprised of partners Nikos Buxeda, Miriam de Lourdes Figueroa, José Alberto Sosa-Lloréns and Manuel López-Zambrana, each of whom have deep roots in Puerto Rico and extensive experience on a wide range of public and private transactions. Buxeda will serve as the office’s managing partner.

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