musical chairs above the law legal blog above the law legal tabloid above the law legal gossip site.GIFHere’s the latest news about moves within the legal profession. Before we proceed to the usual law firm announcements, here’s an ATL exclusive: a notable government-to-private-sector move that ATL just learned about:

Grant Dixton, to Boeing, from the White House Counsel’s office. Dixton, you may recall, is the White House lawyer who went after The Onion, after the satirical paper used the presidential seal on its website.

Dixton, who clerked for the high-powered former judge J. Michael Luttig, is being reunited with his ex-boss. Judge Luttig, in a move that attracted a lot of attention within the legal community, left the Fourth Circuit to serve as general counsel of Boeing earlier this year.
And now, the more typical Musical Chairs fare — after the jump.


New partners:
Fried Frank: In New York, Brian Kniesly (tax) and David Shaw (corporate). In Washington, Michael Alter (tax), Tommy Beaudreau (litigation), and Brian Mangino (corporate). In London, Craig Arnott (European antitrust) and Rob McBride (corporate).
Lateral moves:
Corporate finance lawyer Brynn Peltz, to Clifford Chance, from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (where she was counsel).
Bankruptcy lawyer Michael Richman, to Foley & Lardner (where he will serve as chairman in the firm’s New York office), from Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw.
Litigator Edward Boyle, to Venable (NY), from Hoguet Newman & Regal.
Internal promotions:
* Paul Gajer, promoted to chair the firmwide corporate practice group at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (he previously chaired the New York corporate practice group).
NY Lawyers On the Move [NYLawyer.com]
NY Lawyers Switching Firms and Making Partner [NYLawyer.com]


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