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Facebook Welcomes a New Director of Privacy: Power Circuit

Erin Egan moving to Facebook from Covington & Burling is just one of several high-profile moves to report this week

Erin Egan, the co-chair of Covington & Burling’s global privacy and data security practice, is joining the Facebook team.

Erin Egan, the co-chair of Covington & Burling’s global privacy and data security practice, is heading to Facebook as the company’s new director of privacy. According to Covington’s Web site, Egan counsels multinational companies on privacy issues, such as responding to data security breaches and assessing privacy and data security practices.

Glenn Fine, the longtime inspector general at the US Department of Justice, joined Dechert as a partner in the white-collar and securities litigation practice. He served as Justice’s IG from December 2000 until January 2011.

And David Vaughan returned to Dechert from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management, where he was a senior private fund policy adviser. Vaughan is a partner in the financial services group. He left Dechert in 2009 to join the SEC.

WilmerHale has welcomed back David Donovan from the Washington Redskins, where he held the positions of general counsel and chief operating officer. Donovan, who practiced at WilmerHale before joining the Redskins, is a partner in the firm’s litigation and controversy department.

The law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has opened a Washington office. Paul Brinkman, Alan Whitehurst, and Alex Lasher, all previously partners at Alston & Bird, joined Quinn Emanuel and started its new outpost.

Jeffrey Watkiss jumped to McDermott Will & Emery from Bracewell & Giuliani. Watkiss is now a partner in McDermott’s energy advisory practice.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius welcomed back Alexis Reisin Miller, who left the firm to serve as a regulatory counsel at the Food and Drug Administration. Miller rejoins as a partner in the FDA and healthcare practice.

Matthew Solomson joined Sidley Austin as counsel in the government contracts practice. He was previously a trial attorney with the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Department of Justice.

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