By the Numbers: 17 Top DC Attorney Hires by Big Law Firms

Here are the top DC lateral moves from government in 2022, in reverse chronological order.

From SEC to Quinn

C. Dabney O’Riordan in November joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan after nearly two decades at the SEC, the last six years of which she spent as the head of the Asset Management Division.

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Cravath Lands in DC

Cravath, unlike rival Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, ended its long run as a leading Wall Street-focused firm that avoided planting a flag in Washington. The firm in June opened a DC office with three high-ranking, former federal regulators, including two from the SEC and one from FDIC.

Jelena McWilliams, former chairman of the FDIC, is managing partner of Cravath’s new DC office. The new trio also include partners Elad Roisman and Jennifer Leete. Roisman is a former commissioner and acting chairman of the SEC, while Leete used to be associate director of enforcement at the agency….

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