June 18, 2009
Arnold Friede, a former top Pfizer lawyer and one of the industry's leading legal minds, is leaving McDermott Will & Emery LLP amid a round of layoffs but will continue his FDA law practice elsewhere. The DC law firm laid off 25 attorneys and 47 staff earlier this month, and has laid off a total of 221 employees this year, according to a Law360 report.
Ilana Raz is joining DAZMedia, a Hackensack, NJ, digital agency, as director, business development and strategy. She joins the firm from CCG Metamedia in New York, where she was director of business development. DAZMedia clients include Bayer and Shire.