Leaving the Nest
A few Mayer Brown attorneys in the D.C. office have jumped ship and set up their own shop. Andrew Shore, previously a partner with Mayer Brown, started his own lobby shop at the beginning of August called Black Swan, and now two former Mayer Brown attorneys, former partner James Jochum and counsel Marguerite Trossevin, have joined him.
The new firm is Jochum Shore & Trossevin and will specialize in trade litigation and regulatory issues, with Black Swan brought into the new firm and handling the trade, tax, and health advocacy.
The trio brought over a book of business that includes lobbying for Hoffman-La Roche and Antigua Online Gaming Association, and trade litigation for mega-retailer Target.
Prior to working at Mayer Brown, all three served in either the government or in a political capacity. Jochum was assistant secretary of commerce for export administration and also for import administration. Trossevin was deputy chief counsel for import administration at the Commerce Department, and Shore was chief of staff for the House Republican Conference.
“We had a good client base, and we all work well together,” says Shore. “We all just thought it was time.”
Source: Legal Times, October 1, 2007