White & Case has boosted its finance group with raids on Linklaters and Weil Gotshal & Manges. Tom Schorling joins as a partner in Frankfurt from Weil, while Alan Rockwell joins as a partner in London from Linklaters, where he was previously a managing associate.
Harbottle & Lewis has ended its search for a new head of music, hiring former Polydor Records business affairs director Paul Jones. Jones joins directly from new media and entertainment boutique Smiths, where he was a partner.
US firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has poached Shearman & Sterling‘s structured finance chief for its New York office. Robert Zochowski joins Paul Weiss as a partner in its finance group.
Davies Arnold Cooper has promoted construction associates Elliot Lewis and Jonathan Pawlowski to associate partners, the firm’s equivalent of salaried partners.
Pinsent Masons has hired four senior associates in dispute resolution and litigation. Tom Stocker and Emma Flower join from Eversheds, Sean Elson joins from Kennedys and Chris Wheeler joins from BDO Stoy Hayward, where he was a director. Tom Pincus also joins the London office as an assistant from Olswang.
US firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has hired Daniel Yannuzzi from Morrison & Foerster‘s office in San Diego. Yannuzzi joins Sheppard Mullin’s Del Mar Heights office in the IP group.
Los Angeles-based firm O’Melveny & Myers has hired Maryanne Kane as of counsel. Kane, who joins the Washington DC office, was formerly chief of staff to Federal Trade Commission chairman Deborah Platt Majoras.
Fish & Richardson principal Bill Mateja has been appointed to the State Bar of Texas’s 27-member standing committee on Texas disciplinary rules of professional conduct.
Beale and Company has hired James Hutchinson from Pinsent Masons’ corporate finance team. Hutchinson joins Beales’ corporate team as an assistant.
Hextalls has boosted its IP and technology practice with the hire of corporate partner Peter Brown from Michael Simkins and associate Sarah McLennan from DFM Beckman.
West End firm Dawsons Solicitors has hired Linklaters’ real estate asset management head Corinne Vincent. She joins Dawsons as a property partner, having previously been a managing associate at Linklaters.
US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Valerie Goo and Kent Goss as litigation partners from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.