Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partners John D. Shire and William B. Eck to the Corporate department in Washington, D.C. Shire arrives from the Washington, D.C. office of Fox Rothschild LLP. Eck joins from the Washington, D.C. office of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C., a prominent California-based health law boutique firm.
“John and Bill are exceptional corporate lawyers. 2016 has been a year of growth for our transactional and regulatory practices, especially in the healthcare, M&A and energy areas,” said Paul Mattingly, chair of Seyfarth’s Corporate department. “They are both strong gifted team members who augment our existing practices in the Washington, D.C. office and our national Corporate department.”
Their arrivals follow the recent additions of Timothy Bennett (Boston), Gordon Peery (Los Angeles), Andrew Sherman (Washington, D.C.), Julia Jacobson (Boston) and Thomas Schramkowski (Atlanta). Seyfarth’s Corporate department focuses on areas such as mergers and acquisitions, securities, investment management, corporate counseling, commercial transactions, financing, international business, and tax planning. Seyfarth’s Health Care Mergers & Acquisitions team works regularly on health care mergers, acquisitions, sales and affiliations across a range of providers—including non-profit and for-profit hospital organizations, regional health care systems, physician groups, specialized health care centers, and industry service providers.
“John and Bill are supremely talented lawyers with impressive records of success in the beltway and nationally,” said Robert Bodansky, managing partner of Seyfarth’s Washington, DC office. “John has a strong transactional practice and can work with public and private clients spanning many industries. Bill has a deep knowledge of health care regulation and enhances the firm’s capabilities in both transactional and regulatory health law. John and Bill share our passion for client service and we are excited to have them join our collaborative team.”