Legal Pad's bag o' news is ripping open with Thelen developments today.
Reed Smith has just announced that Thelen energy partner Ellen Bastier will join its San Francisco office, along with 13 partners, counsel and associates in three locations. We totally called Bastier's move on Cal Law more than two weeks ago, but this makes it official and fills in how many people will be accompanying her.
In addition to Bastier, Edward Rogan, Paul Lacourciere, Donald Ousterhout and David Biesemeyer will join as partners in San Francisco, and James Lee will join as counsel there. Five associates are coming with: Michael Eden, Ashlee Bonds, Ann Elling, Kurshid Khoja and James Hazlehurst.*
Robert Vilter and Eli Mattioli will sign on as partners in New York, and Elizabeth Quirk will join as counsel in Princeton.
— Petra Pasternak
*Updated to add associates' names. Just because.