Prominent white-collar criminal defender and former federal prosecutor Preston Burton has left Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he headed the litigation practice, to start his own firm with fellow white-collar attorney Gregory Poe. Poe was previously a partner at Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber. Their new firm is called Poe & Burton.
Though DLA Piper has lost Genser, it gained a new partner, Eric Geppert, in its corporate practice. Geppert previously practiced at Baker Hostetler.
WilmerHale welcomed Thomas Anderson to its intellectual property practice, where he is a partner. Anderson joins the firm from Hunton & Williams.
Top Democratic lobbyist Manuel Ortiz, who was also recently named to Washingtonian’s list of 40 star lobbyists under 40 , has left Quinn Gillespie & Associates. He has joined the government relations department at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where he will also co-chair the Washington office’s management committee.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has been building up its government affairs team. Former New York Democratic Representative Dan Maffei has joined the government and regulatory policy division as a senior advisor. James Bonham, previously managing director of government affairs and public policy at Steptoe & Johnson, has joined as chair of Manatt’s federal government affairs and public policy group.
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