Crowell & Moring welcomes JONATHAN KALLMER as counsel in the firm’s international trade group in Washington, D.C. In his new position, Kallmer will focus on international agreements, especially those involving cross-border investments, and will advise clients on matters related to bilateral investment treaties and investment provisions of free trade agreements. He was previously at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he served as deputy assistant U.S. trade representative of investment. 

DAVID HAYES is the newest partner in Haynes and Boone‘s Orange County outpost. Hayes will advise companies on matters related to intellectual property transactions, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, joint ventures, outsourcing, licensing, and distribution. He was previously with Dorsey & Whitney.
 
Jones Day has strengthened its labor and employment practice In Düsseldorf, Germany, with the addition of MARKUS KAPPENHAGEN as a partner. Previously at Baker & McKenzie, Kappenhagen specializes in advising clients on labor and employment issues, and has significant experience with the automotive and health care sectors. 
 
MICHAEL PETTY has joined King & Spalding as a partner, leaving his position as vice president of development and regulatory law at biotechnology company Amgen Inc. Petty, who will be based in Washington, D.C., specializes in biotechnology and pharmaceutical matters.  
 
In a move designed to bolster its corporate and capital markets practices, Loeb & Loeb has gained ALLEN SUSSMAN as a partner in Los Angeles. Previously a partner at Reed Smith, Sussman specializes in corporate and securities transactions, as well as in counseling companies in the health care, entertainment, technology, and banking industries
 
Mayer Brown welcomes HENRY WANG and BILLY AU as partners in Beijing. Both attorneys join the firm’s corporate and securities practice. Wang, who will also be the head of investments, specializes in advising tier one multinational companies and industry leaders in corporate matters. He was previously the managing partner of Dechert’s Beijing office. Au, who was most recently of counsel at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, focuses on inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions and other corporate finance matters for state-owned and privately-owned enterprises in China. 
 
McDermott Will & Emery has boosted its energy advisory practice group with the addition of ALEX CHOINSKI as a partner in Washington, D.C.  Formerly at Baker Botts, Choinski represents borrowers and lenders in the complex financing of infrastructure projects and asset acquisitions in matters related to energy, transportation, and telecommunication. Elsewhere, McDermott Will & Emery has welcomed structured finance attorney PERRY SAYLES as a partner in its financial institutions advisory practice group in New York. Sayles specializes in corporate finance, project finance, and acquisition finance, and also has experience in advising clients on derivatives, securitization, and structured product transactions. He was formerly at Freshfields. 
 
JUSTIN KLEINMAN is the newest partner in McKenna Long & Aldridge‘s New York office. Kleinman, who specializes in matters including acquisitions, dispositions, mortgage, and mezzanine loan financing, joins the firm’s real estate and finance practice. He was previously at Greenberg Traurig. 
 
Nixon Peabody has added STEPHANIE SEIFFERT as counsel in its Rochester, New York office. Seiffert, who will work in the private clients practice, focuses on estate planning, estate and trust administration, wealth transfer, asset protection, and business succession planning. She was most recently the executive director and senior wealth advisor at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. 
 
Securities attorney GIGI WOO is joining O’Melveny & Myers‘s Hong Kong office, where she will be a capital markets partner. Most recently the global head of debt and equity capital markets legal at Standard Chartered Bank, Woo specializes in matters related to both debt and equity capital market transactions, securitizations, cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, financings, and initial public offerings. 
 
Former Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman attorney ADAM HESS has moved to Venable, where he will be partner in Washington, D.C. Hess, who joins Pillsbury’s intellectual property practice group, focuses on federal court litigation and Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission, as well as counseling clients on all matters related to IP transactions. In New York, Venable has added corporate and real estate transactional attorney ALAN BERMAN as of counsel. Formerly at Dewey & LeBoeuf, Berman advises clients on matters related to commercial and financial transactions. 
 
Trial lawyer JAMES HURD JR. has moved to Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, where he will be of counsel in the Houston office. Previously at Liskow & Lewis, Hurd specializes in defending toxic tort and environmental and product liability claims, as well as handling major litigation for big energy companies. 
 
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