Kirkland & Ellis has also gone on a hiring binge in Washington. The firm welcomed former Federal Trade Commission chairman Tim Muris, Christine Wilson, and Bilal Sayyed—all of whom most recently practiced at O’Melveny & Myers—as partners. Ian Conner, previously at Hunton & Williams, joined Kirkland as of counsel. All four attorneys belong to Kirkland’s antitrust practice. Also new to Kirkland is former US Court of Appeals judge Michael McConnell, who joined the firm’s litigation practice as of counsel.
Baker Donelson brought on Laine Glisson to its public-policy group as a senior public-policy adviser. She was previously a senior vice president at Dutko Worldwide.
K&L Gates bolstered its public-policy team with the addition of retired Democratic congressman Bart Gordon, who stepped down as a representative from Tennessee earlier this year.
Finally, Drinker Biddle & Reath welcomed Christopher Berendt to its environment-and-energy group, where he’s of counsel. He was previously vice president at Pace Global Energy Services.
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