Morgan Lewis Adds Corporate and Latin America Transactional Partners in Houston, Bolstering Energy, Life Sciences, and Investment Funds Practices

Morgan Lewis today welcomes veteran transactional lawyer Juan-Pablo “John” Crespo to the firm as a partner in Houston. His long-time colleague, Adrian Talamantes, will join the firm on May 30, also in Houston. Both new partners have deep backgrounds in corporate transactions, focusing on energy, life sciences, and investment funds transactions throughout the United States and Latin America. They join Morgan Lewis from the global transactions group of another global law firm.

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Fried Frank Adds Finance Partner Adam Summers in New York

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Adam Summers has joined the Firm as a partner in the Finance practice, based in New York. Before joining Fried Frank, Mr. Summers was a partner in Cadwalader’s New York office.

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Cozen O’Connor Continues Expansion of Minneapolis Office with Two Intellectual Property Litigators

Cozen O’Connor has expanded its Intellectual Property Department in Minneapolis with the addition of two nationally recognized intellectual property litigators from the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright: Erik Swenson and Patrick J. Gallagher. Both Swenson and Gallagher join the firm as members. Swenson, who holds an advanced degree from MIT and has extensive knowledge in electrical, mechanical and software technology, is the former Partner-in-Charge of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Minneapolis office.

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Thompson Hine Formalizes Government Contracts Practice in Washington with Four Senior Lawyers

Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce it has consolidated its government contracts capabilities with a Government Contracts practice centered in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and adding two partners and a senior counsel. Joining the firm from Cooley LLP are Thomas O. Mason, who will lead the practice, Francis E. “Chip” Purcell Jr. and Raymond C. McCann. Mason was chair of Cooley’s Government Contracts practice and previously led the same practice at Williams Mullen. Purcell is past president of the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association. McCann has extensive in-house federal government contracts experience, most recently serving as associate general counsel at Qwest Government Services, Inc. (a CenturyLink company).

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Kirkland & Ellis Strengthens Asia Corporate Practice with the Addition of Daniel Dusek in Hong Kong

Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Dusek as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of the Firm’s Hong Kong office. Mr. Dusek has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and a variety of other complex and cross-border corporate matters. Mr. Dusek joins Kirkland from the Beijing and Hong Kong offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he was a partner.

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Akerman Continues New York Growth with Financial Litigator Brian Fraser

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the continued growth of its New York office with Partner Brian Fraser. He joins Akerman’s Litigation Practice Group and bolsters its national team of trial lawyers dedicated to clients in the financial services sector.  

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Leading Estate Planning and Taxation Attorney joins Rimon as Partner in its Boston Office

Patricia M. Annino expands Rimon’s Trust and Estates Group as partner in its Boston office. A nationally recognized authority on estate planning and taxation, Ms. Annino brings more than 25 years of experience serving the estate planning needs of families, individuals, and owners of closely held and family-owned businesses. Ms. Annino joins from Prince Lobel.

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