A team of seven health-care policy attorneys and advisers are joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Washington office from Patton Boggs LLP. The group, which includes four partners, is led by John F. Jonas.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP said Robert H. Edwards Jr. joined the Washington office, where he will be co-leader of the energy, project finance and technology team and a member of the mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance practice group.
Foley & Lardner LLP announced that Tad Ferris joined as a partner and co-chairman of the firm’s Greater China regulatory practice in Washington. He was previously a principal on the China team at Holland & Knight LLP.
James E. Tyrrell Jr., the Patton Boggs LLP litigator who was the key firm partner involved in a lawsuit targeting Chevron Corp. for pollution in Ecuador, joined Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP as a partner in Morristown, New Jersey, and New York.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represented Element Financial Corp., the Toronto-based equipment finance company, on its agreement to buy PHH Corp.’s North American fleet-management business for $1.4 billion.
Morrison & Foerster LLP represents Softbank Corp., which agreed to buy a stake of about 70 percent in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion as Japan’s third- biggest mobile-phone operator seeks growth overseas amid a declining local market. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP served as lead counsel to Sprint.