Bloomberg Law
March 4, 2020, 1:35 PM

Women Lead at Baker McKenzie Financial Regulatory Unit

Bruce Kaufman
Bruce Kaufman

Baker McKenzie has added three more lawyers to a financial regulation and enforcement practice that launched in October and has become a rare women-dominated group in Big Law.

Latest Hires: Two of the latest hires, Rebecca Leon and Jennifer Connors, were previously partners at Holland & Knight. Mark Fitterman, who moved to Baker McKenzie last month, joined the firm as a senior counsel from Morgan Lewis.

Reunion: Some of the lawyers previously practiced at Morgan Lewis with Jennifer Klass, who now co-heads Baker McKenzie’s new practice. Firm leaders say the practice expects more growth.

Roy Strom has the story.

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Stoel Rives recently hired Elizabeth P. Ewens as a partner in its Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources (ELUNR) group in Sacramento from Ellison, Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP | Perkins Coie said that Zubin Khambatta has joined the Healthcare Industry group as a partner in Austin; he will also help the Technology Transactions & Privacy practice in Dallas, and partner with the Dallas-based healthcare innovations and privacy practice | Bradley added L. Justin Burney as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in Huntsville, AL from Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. | Sidley Austin announced that Brian Kavanaugh has joined as a partner in its global Litigation practice in Chicago from Kirkland & Ellis | Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati hired Victor Jih as partner in the Litigation department and as a member of the Internet Strategy and Litigation practice in Los Angeles from Irell & Manella | Carlton Fields grabbed Huhnsik Chung as a shareholder who will serve as co-chair of the Fintech and Property and Casualty Insurance Regulatory and Transactional Practice Group in New York from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan | Lathrop GPM recently added associates Daniel Kadin to the Intellectual Property team in Los Angeles, and Jackson Hobbs to the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group in Kansas City, MO | White & Case hired Will Smith as a partner in its Global Tax Practice in London from Sidley Austin LLP, and also added Jean-Luc Champy and Amaury de Feydeau as partners to the Global Project Development & Finance Practice in Paris; they arrive from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe | Morgan Lewis said that Daniel Tehrani, former Southern District of New York (SDNY) Deputy Chief, has joined as a partner resident in New York | Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher announced that private equity partners Abtin Jalali and Chris Harding have joined the San Francisco office from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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