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Kossoris Search is an attorney search firm specializing in the placement of attorneys.


Amy Kossoris has placed hundreds of attorneys.


Attorney placements include Partner Groups, Firm Acquisitions, Individual Partners, Counsels, Associates, and Contract Attorneys.


Kossoris Search handles partner placements in all major U.S. cities and internationally. Recently group and partner placements include, but are not limited to, the following cities: Los Angeles, Orange County, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Napa Valley, and Las Vegas.


Amy Kossoris has over 15 years of experience in legal search and has placed lawyers with law firms and in-house.


Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of Michael Lacovara with Latham & Watkins, LLP   

July 5, 2016

Latham & Watkins announced that Michael Lacovara will join the firm as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department in the New York office. His practice focuses on antitrust and complex commercial disputes across diverse industries, including the technology, financial services and natural resources sectors.


Lacovara, a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner before he joined Freshfields' New York office in 2012, co-founded S&C's Palo Alto office in 2000. He represented Microsoft Corp. in the federal government's landmark antitrust case against the software giant, spurring The American Lawyer to name him one of the top 45 lawyers in the country under the age of 45 in 2003.


Widely known as a leading trial lawyer, Lacovara has advised on antitrust, complex commercial, tax and tort matters in more than 30 states and 10 federal circuits across the United States. He is experienced in both the prosecution and defense of multi-jurisdictional and multi-forum litigation, and frequently serves as national and global coordinating counsel for business-critical cross border litigations. Lacovara also has an extensive background in investment banking, having co-founded and served as President and CEO of Cortview Capital Holdings, a securities trading and investment banking firm, among other roles.


Michael has developed a particular expertise in the strategic planning and the prosecution or defense of multi-jurisdictional and multi-forum litigations and in serving as national and global coordinating counsel for strategic litigations. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of legal, banking and management experience, Michael develops relationships for clients that meet their most pressing global challenges and assist them in realizing strategic opportunities. He has particular expertise in antitrust, securities and complex commercial disputes, and has represented clients across a broad range of businesses, including global enterprises in the financial services, technology and resource sectors.


Kossoris Search provides partner and group placements in nearly every major U.S. city, most recently (but not limited to):  New York, Washington D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Francisco.  Our firm is also involved with partners and firms across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

 

Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of John Roesser with Dechert, LLP   

July 11, 2016

  Dechert LLP has announced that John Roesser will join the firm as a partner in the international arbitration practice. Roesser will be resident in the firm's New York office. He represents clients around the world in complex commercial international disputes before leading arbitral tribunals, in state and federal courts as counsel, and frequently sits as an arbitrator.


Prior to joining Dechert, Roesser served as an international arbitration partner at another international law firm.


In a legal career spanning nearly two decades, Mr. Roesser's diverse practice has largely focused on resolving a broad range of disputes in the U.S. and various jurisdictions overseas, including those involving complex commercial, investment treaty, financial services, joint venture, pharmaceutical, insurance, construction and corporate governance issues. He began his legal career in Arnold & Porter's Washington, DC office in 1995.


Mr. Roesser has served as counsel in a number of international and domestic arbitrations and frequently serves as an arbitrator. He has handled numerous cross-border disputes and a spectrum of litigation and transactional work.  He also represents companies in securities and other financial litigation, M&A litigation, and shareholder derivative lawsuits.  Mr. Roesser is a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration's Commission on Arbitration, serves on the ICC's Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration and the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding, and has served on the ICC's Task Force on the Production of Electronic Documents in Arbitration.  He has also served on the board of the New York International Arbitration Center.


Mr. Roesser earned his B.A. from Connecticut College, and his J.D. from The George Washington University, where he served on the advisory board of the George Washington University Law School's Center for Law, Economics, and Finance.


Kossoris Search provides partner and group placements in nearly every major U.S. city, most recently (but not limited to): New York, Washington D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Our firm is also involved with partners and firms across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.


Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of Tara Lee with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP   

February 4, 2016

  Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP announced today that Tara Lee will be joining the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a partner.  Ms. Lee is a veteran trial lawyer with particular expertise in international and transnational investigations. She was formerly Co-Chair of the DLA Piper's Global Investigations practice and Global Chair of the firm's Cross Border Litigation practice. Ms. Lee has significant jury trial and appellate experience, and her investigations and litigation practice includes some of the highest profile FCPA and FCA cases brought by the Department of Justice.


 Ms. Lee has received numerous accolades recognizing her skills as a trial advocate. Chambers USA consistently ranks her among America's leading lawyers. In 2015, she was recognized by the National Law Journal as a Pioneer and Trailblazer in Litigation and named by the Financial Times as one of the Ten Most Innovative Lawyers in the US. She has been recognized as one of the Top Female Powerbrokers in Law by Law360, and by Congressional Quarterly as an expert in transnational litigation. The Washington Business Journal also recognized Ms. Lee as a Top Washington Attorney in the "Young Gun" category.


Tara Lee has significant jury trial and appellate experience, and her practice focuses on civil litigation, white collar and corporate crime, and government contracting. She has received numerous awards for her skills as a trial advocate and has been consistently ranked as one of America's leading lawyers by Chambers USA. She has also been named as one of the top Female Powerbrokers in Law by Law360. In 2015, she was named a Pioneer and Trailblazer in Litigation by the National Law Journal and recognized as one of the Ten Most Innovative Lawyers in the US by the Financial Times. While serving in the Jag Corps she was named the ATLA Outstanding Trial Lawyer.


She has particular subject-matter expertise managing investigations, litigation, and risk for clients expanding into the global marketplace and operating in emerging markets and unstable environments. She has been invited to appear as an expert witness before the Senate Judiciary Committee on accountability issues facing companies with employees abroad and has twice been invited to the United Nations to address UN Working Groups on matters concerning the U.S. civil litigation exposure of businesses operating overseas. Previously, Tara served as co-chair of DLA Piper's Global Investigations practice as well as the Global Chair of the firm's Cross Border Litigation practices. Prior to law school, she served as an officer in the United States Navy, serving in a US Navy helicopter squadron and in staff positions at Wing and AirPac level commands.


Kossoris Search is pleased to announce the placement of Richard Brand with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

June 8, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP today announced that Richard Brand has joined the Firm's New York office as a partner in its Corporate Department.

 

Brand is widely recognized as a leading advisor to public companies, hedge funds, private equity firms and investment banks. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, takeover preparedness and defense, shareholder activism and defense, general corporate advisory work and securities offerings. Brand's recent representations include The Macerich Company in connection with Simon Property Group's $23 billion unsolicited takeover offer and subsequent settlement with two activist investors; 3G Capital in its $28 billion acquisition, together with Berkshire Hathaway, of H. J. Heinz Company; Peter J. Solomon Co. as financial advisor to Office Depot in its pending $6 billion merger with Staples; activist investor Bill Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management in its partnership with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. to make a $54 billion unsolicited takeover bid for Allergan, Inc.; and Sachem Head Capital Management in its acquisition of a 9.8% stake in CDK Global, Inc.

 

His hiring is a notable step by a major law firm to commit to representing activists, and to do so while still aiming to retain corporate clients. Founded in 1792, Cadwalader for decades has catered to big companies and banks, but going forward will also seek out work from hedge funds including Pershing Square and Sachem Head Capital Management LP, a Pershing Square spinout and another client of Brand's.

 

Before joining Cadwalader, Brand was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and, previously, an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and a staff writer for The Miami Herald. 


Brand holds a B.A. from Princeton University and received his J.D., cum laude, from New York University, where he served on the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics.


Kossoris Search provides partner and group placements in nearly every major U.S. city, most recently (but not limited to): New York, Washington D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Our firm is also involved with partners and firms across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

 

 

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Amy Kossoris at Kossoris Search has been a preferred provider of attorneys, contract attorneys, and staff for Quinn Emanuel. We have worked with Amy for over 15 years and have been very pleased with her services.

Amy has placed more full-time staff in our Los Angeles office than any other legal search firm. Amy has placed top level attorneys with us in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Amy has excellent judgement in screening and selecting people with high academic and professional standards, and we rely on her for such skills. Amy is very hard working, extremely responsive, and has done an exceptional job for us.

David Henri - Chief Operating Officer, Of Counsel 1995-2015

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