Cooley partner Rebekah Donaleski was recognized as one of Big Law’s top lateral hires in The American Lawyer’s 2024 Laterals Report. Donaleski was noted for spending nearly a decade as the chief of the public corruption unit in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY). She also was highlighted for trying nine cases leading to guilty verdicts and supervising 10 trials during her tenure at SDNY, including the investigation and indictment of US Sen. Robert Menendez, the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell and the foreign election interference case against Lev Parnas.

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In addition to identifying the 25 most significant lateral moves of the previous year, The American Lawyer’s annual Laterals Report series examines hiring data, compensation system changes used as recruiting tools, how the world of recruiting really works and how firms evaluate the ultimate success of lateral hires.