Comings and Goings
King & Spalding: Erik Anderson, Elizabeth Gable, and Jared Zaben have all joined the firm’s New York office as partners in the Corporate, Finance, and Investments practice group. “The addition of Erik, Elizabeth, Jared and their team will give us additional depth and talent to further build out our transactional practice in New York and other key markets,” Robert D. Hays Jr. of King & Spalding said in a press release. “We are delighted to welcome them to the firm.”
BakerHostetler: Carmela T. Montesano, a trusts and estates lawyer, has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in their private wealth team. George Stamboulidis, the managing partner of BakerHostetler’s New York office, welcomed Montesano in a press release: “With the addition of Carmela, our clients should know our strong private wealth planning team just got even stronger.”
Akerman: Matthew “Matt” Schroeder joins the firm as a litigation partner in Dallas. Akerman is currently expanding in Texas, adding lawyers in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin as well as Dallas. As written in a press release, Schroeder is the latest in a wave of hires at the Dallas office, with 30 litigators and transactional lawyers now represented.
Schiff Hardin: Olga Bogush is joining the firm’s tax practice in New York, where she will be a partner. “Olga’s considerable experience handling complex transactions will play a critical role as our tax team expands,” Robert R. Pluth Jr. of Schiff Hardin said in a press release. “Schiff Hardin has a vibrant private equity practice and sophisticated finance practice, and we expect that Olga’s contribution to both will be significant.”
The ABA Journal published a piece on millennials in the legal profession, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the largest generational group currently working in law firms. “While most millennial attorneys are still associates, it is only a matter of time before they become the majority of partners,” Michael Moradzadeh of Rimon Law points out.
Caplin & Drysdale: The firm published an overview of the changes coming to Google, Twitter, and Snapchat, outlining new disclosure requirements and advertising regulations. “Late last year, many social media and internet giants announced plans to overhaul their advertising policies for political content,” the article reads. “Entities that actively sponsor election-related advertising should make themselves aware of these new changes.”