Alums on the Move


We’re catching up with these alums who’ve been on the move since our last posting. Congratulations and good luck to all! Don’t forget to send us your news.

Lynda Amadagana (Energy & Infrastructure/Paris) recently was seconded to Cameroon Power Holdings in Douala, Cameroon to serve as general counsel. She is a partner at LA Law Firm in Paris. 

Rachel Apter (Supreme Court and Appellate/New York) has joined the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City as senior staff attorney.

Benedikt Burger (M&A and Private Equity/Dusseldorf) has joined Bird & Bird in Frankfurt, Germany, as a partner. Benedikt was previously a partner at Allen & Overy.

Edouard Capdeville (Corporate/Paris) has joined Eversheds Sutherland in Paris as an associate. Edouard was previously an associate at Simmons & Simmons.

Benjamin Dubourdieu (European Corporate/Paris) has joined Groupe ACAPACE in Paris as legal counsel. Benjamin was previously deputy legal director at SCC Shopping Center Company.

Jean Jacques Essombè (Banking & Finance/Paris) has joined Bird & Bird in Paris as a partner.

Michael Frank (Compensation and Benefits/Silicon Valley) has joined Hogan Lovells LLP in Menlo Park, CA, as a partner. Mike was previously a partner at Sidley Austin LLP.

Alexandra Friedberg (Real Estate/Washington DC) has been named the global expansion director at the Humane Society of the United States in Washington, DC.  She previously held the position of assistant general counsel at the American Chemistry Council.

Bruno Gay (Energy & Infrastructure/Paris) has joined De Gaulle Fleurance & Associes in Paris as senior counsel. Bruno was previously vice-president and general counsel at ContourGlobal.

Cory Greenbaum (Banking & Finance/New York) is now an executive at Pearland Brokerage in Long Island City, NY.

Vanessa Guillermety (Energy & Infrastructure/Houston) has joined Allen & Overy in New York City as an associate.

Marine Hamon (Employment Law/Paris) has joined White & Case LLP in Paris as an associate.

Nancy Harris (Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution/San Francisco) has joined Meyers Nave in Oakland, CA, as a principal.

Michael Hefter (White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance/New York) has joined Hogan Lovells in New York City as a partner. Michael was previously a partner at Bracewell LLP.

Owen Kirshner (Technology Companies Group/Silicon Valley) has joined Fastly in San Francisco as counsel.

Shea Leitch (Mass Torts & Product Liability/Washington DC) has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Seattle, WA, as senior associate.

Daria Loshkareva (M&A and Private Equity/New York) has joined WeWork in New York City as corporate counsel.

Claire (Nic) Merrin (Intellectual Property/Orange County) founded Highbury Defense Group, a defense contracting company that provides cyber security and engineering support to the Department of Defense, both domestically and overseas.

Tatjana Misulic (Public Finance/Washington DC) has joined Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, DC, as of counsel. Tatjana was previously of counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP.

Eric Mogel (Structured Finance/New York) has joined Hunton & Williams LLP in New York City as an associate.

Kathleen Moriarty (Corporate Department/New York) has joined Chapman and Cutler LLP in New York City as a partner. Kathleen was previously a partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.

Vineeth Narayanan (Technology Companies Group/San Francisco) has joined Atrium LLP in San Francisco as counsel.

Blake Osborn (White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance/Los Angeles) has joined Eisner Jaffe in Beverly Hills, CA, as an associate.

Gabriel Ramsey (Intellectual Property/San Francisco) has joined Crowell & Moring LLP in San Francisco as a partner.

Olga Raspopina (Corporate/London) has joined Verno Capital in Moscow as of head of legal, Russia. Olga previously served as special counsel for M&A and Finance Projects at Volga Advisors SA.

Christina Sarchio (Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution/Washington DC) has joined Dechert LLP in New York City as a partner.

Matthew Sheehan (Real Estate/New York) has joined Paul Hastings in New York City as an associate.

Alexis Yee-Garcia (White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance/San Francisco) has joined Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco as manager of attorney diversity and inclusion – firmwide.

Déborah Zizzo (Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution) has joined Stephenson Harwood in Paris as an associate.