Sonnenschein Nabs Biotech Expert From Dickstein

Law360, New York (January 12, 2010, 4:39 PM EST) -- Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP has snagged veteran corporate transaction attorney Ira L. Kotel, whose specialties include the biotechnology sector, from Dickstein Shapiro LLP.

Kotel, the former deputy managing partner of Dickstein Shapiro's New York office, joined Sonnenschein's venture technology group as a partner on Monday in the New York office, the firm said.

After nine years with Dickstein Shapiro, Kotel cited Sonnenschein's breadth of practice areas and work with different industries as one of his primary reasons for moving across town.

"I was attracted to...
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