Aaron Kaufman, who recently guided Gold’s Gym and its affiliates through bankruptcy in the Northern District of Texas, has left Dykema for Gray Reed.
The move comes almost one month to the date that the Atlanta firm announced the addition of Jonathan Newton from Baker McKenzie, who worked closely with the new additions.
The move is the latest example of the increasing competition among elite law firms for high-level litigation partners in Texas.
The Atlanta-based law firm has launched its 10th U.S. office with a team of energy litigators from Thompson & Knight.
The new leaders have close to 50 years of combined tenure at the firm.
David Peterman, who is a past leader of Norton Rose Fulbright’s M&A and securities practice group, was most recently at Paul Hastings.
Bringing on Joseph Matal adds substantial government experience to the Haynes and Boone IP team.
Jerry Harris is a former contract advisor to the NFL Players Association.
The move is the latest example of firms targeting restructuring experts as the bankruptcy bonanza in Texas continues.
Virginia Mixon Swindell says employers have a “long road ahead of them” with COVID-related challenges and claims.