Latham & Watkins boosts East Coast presence

Latham & Watkins is strengthening its East Coast securities litigation practice, taking on three new partners. David Brodsky joins the firm's New York office from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was managing director and general counsel-Americas. Laurie Smilan has joined the North Virginia office from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he was co-managing partner of the North Virginia office. He will be joined by fellow Wilson Sonsini partner Michele Rose this week.