In DC, A Busy Day for Big Firms Hiring From Big Government

Source: The National Law Journal

By Jennifer Henderson

Two months ahead of a highly anticipated U.S. presidential election, a handful of large law firms got the late-year lateral hiring season started by announcing new partner additions from the federal government.

Hogan Lovells announced Tuesday that it has hired Gregory Lisa, who for the past year served as interim director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement in the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

Lisa also served as chief of the money services businesses and casinos section at the network since January 2014, and before that held posts with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of Justice. Lisa, who began his legal career as an associate at Jenner & Block in the late 1990s, joined Hogan Lovells as a partner in Washington, where he will practice with the firm's litigation, arbitration, international trade and investment groups.

In an interview Tuesday, Lisa confirmed that he worked with Jane Roberts, a partner with legal recruiting giant Major, Lindsey & Africa in Washington, in facilitating his move into private practice. Tuesday marked his first day at Hogan Lovells.

At Holland & Knight, Kully will aid in building out the firm's antitrust group. The Justice Department veteran said he also worked with a recruiter at Major, Lindsey & Africa in Jeffrey Lowe, managing partner of the latter's office in Washington, in his quest to purse "new opportunities" after a nearly two-decade career in the public sector.

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