Richard E.L. Henderson moved to the intellectual property group at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz from Bayer CropScience LP, where he was senior patent counsel. He is of counsel at Baker, Donelson.
Firms have also been building up their insurance practices. Perkins Coie added Selena Linde and Michael Sharkey as partners in its insurance coverage litigation group. Both previously practiced at Dickstein Shapiro.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips welcomed insurance recovery partners David Killalea and Stephen Raptis from Gilbert LLP.
Bruce Thompson Jr., formerly managing director and senior director of global government relations at Merrill Lynch, is now a vice president at lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates. He will focus on financial services and tax issues.
Finally—it’s not everyday that a veteran journalist joins a law firm, but that’s exactly what happened in McDermott Will & Emery’s government strategies group. Political reporter Jon Decker, most recently White House correspondent for Reuters Television, joined the firm as a senior professional advisor last week.Subscribe to Washingtonian
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