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Baker Hires From DLA Piper, Pepper Hamilton For Securities Team

Oct. 18, 2019, 8:30 PM

Baker McKenzie has expanded its securities litigation team in Los Angeles with new lawyers from DLA Piper and Pepper Hamilton.

Of counsel Aaron Goodman and Ben Turner join the firm from DLA Piper along with associates Thomas Tysowsky, a recent Vanderbilt University Law School graduate, and Sara Pitt from Pepper Hamilton LLP.

A third associate will join later in October.

The group comes to Baker McKenzie following the recent hires of partners Perrie Weiner and Edward Totino, who joined from DLA Piper. Baker McKenzie has rapidly expanded its Los Angeles office since launching it in 2018.

Weiner, who co-chaired of the securities litigation practice at DLA Piper, said in July that he planned to grow Baker McKenzie’s securities practice in Los Angeles. He is now partner in charge of Los Angeles and chair of Baker McKenzie’s North America securities litigation group.

The expanded group will further allow the firm to advise corporate clients in responding to Securities and Exchange Commission regulations and enforcement actions.

Goodman has experience in complex litigation and arbitration matters related to intellectual property, class actions, competition, product liability, and employment practice areas, according to the firm.

He also has experience handling governmental and internal investigations involving the SEC, Department of Justice, and Department of Education.

Turner’s practice focuses on advising major corporations, CEOs and foreign entities on litigation issues and cross-border disputes, including securities class actions and white collar criminal defense.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stephanie Russell-Kraft in New York at srussellkraft@gmail.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Jessie Kokrda Kamens at jkamens@bloomberglaw.com; Rebekah Mintzer at rmintzer@bloomberglaw.com