Back in February, we reported that Marc Zwillinger and Christian Genetski, who previously headed up the internet practice group at Sonnenschein, were leaving to start their own firm, Zwillinger Genetski LLP. The firm is only a few months old, but it’s already at seven lawyers — and growing.
The Blog of Legal Times reports:
New Internet law boutique Zwillinger Genetski is bulking up with the addition of three attorneys, including Yahoo! Inc. associate general counsel Elizabeth Banker. The new hires nearly double the size of the three-month old Washington-based firm, bringing its headcount to seven.
The usual migration is from a law firm to an in-house job (often for lifestyle reasons). But sometimes we see moves in the reverse direction. E.g., Daniel Cooperman, who went from Apple back to Bingham McCutchen; Bear Stearns refugees, who wound up at various firms.
Elizabeth Banker is just one of the three new hires at Zwillinger Genetski….
The BLT continues:
Bart Huff, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago, also joins as counsel. During his seven years as a prosecutor, he focused on white collar cases, including Internet and computer crimes, tried 18 cases to jury verdicts, and argued several appeals before the Seventh Circuit….
The firm also added associate Leota Bates, a 2007 University of Virginia School of Law graduate and a former associate at Perkins Coie in Washington, D.C.
Good luck to Banker, Huff, Bates, and their new colleagues at ZG. The legal job market remains somewhat tepid, so it’s always nice to find pockets of growth.
New Internet Boutique Zwillinger Genetski Adds Three Lawyers, Including Yahoo Associate GC [The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times]
DC Internet Boutique Adds Three New Attorneys Including a Former Yahoo! AGC [Zwillinger Genetski LLP (press release)]