O’Melveny hires Hunton & Williams counsel

O’Melveny & Myers is making the most of the battered telecoms sector by setting up a specialist regulatory group. James Young, former general counsel at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications) and of counsel at Hunton & Williams, will be moving to O’Melveny as a partner. Kimberley Newman is also joining from Hunton & Williams, where she was a partner specialising in regulation and antitrust. Both will be joining O’Melveny’s Washington office. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews 21 January