HENRY SOLANO, a former partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf’s New York office with extensive public and private experience—including as acting secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton—has joined Wilson Elser as a partner. He will work out of the firm’s Denver and New York offices

Solano had also previously served as U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado and former solicitor of labor under Clinton. His experience ranges from employment and labor issues to corporate governance and alternative dispute resolution. At Dewey, Solano handled litigation and employment matters, and he has also represented a number of foreign governments at the U.S. Supreme Court, including Saudi Arabia and more than a dozen Latin American countries.
 
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Burr & Forman has hired VINCENT “V.J.” GRAFFEO to its commercial litigation practice as counsel. Previously a partner at Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, Graffeo handles a variety of litigation and disputes, including financial services, trade secrets and e-discovery. He is based in Birmingham, Alabama.
 
Carter Ledyard & Milburn is bolstering its corporate trust and insolvency practices in New York with counsel SUSAN POWER JOHNSTON. Formerly a counsel at Covington & Burling, Power Johnston has handled a wide range of debt and bankruptcy matters.
 
Cozen O’Connor has recruited DAVID ZAMBITO as a member of its business law department in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The former principal at Post & Schell is joining Cozen’s energy, environmental and public utilities practice group. Zambito has extensive experience in utilities law, including as principal legal advisor to Pennsylvania’s public utility commissioner.
 
FRANKLIN KANG has left Latham & Watkins to join DLA Piper‘s Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s IP and Korea practices. At Latham, he lead the firm’s Korea practice. Kang, who has experience in handling cross-border matters and IP litigation, including at the International Trade Commission, will help DLA Piper expand its presence in Asia.
 
After 10 years at Jones Day, ALAN FRIEDMAN has moved to Foley & Lardner, where he joins the business litigation and dispute resolution practice in Los Angeles. Friedman has worked in litigation and arbitration for more than 40 years and handles trial and appellate cases at the state and federal levels.
 
In Los Angeles, Jackson Lewis has recruited Caesars Entertainment Corp chief counsel ANN HALEY FROMHOLZ as partner. Fromholz handled enterprise labor and employment at Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas. She previously worked at ConocoPhillips and Kaiser Permanente.
 
BRUCE MOORHEAD JR., formerly a partner at Hunton & Williams, has joined Jones Day, where he will work at both the Atlanta and New York offices. Moorhead, who is now a partner in the banking and finance practice, has experience representing financial institutions and handling cross-border financing.
  
Mayer Brown has recruited JAMES FONG as a new corporate and securities partner in its Hong Kong office. Fong, who has worked with IPOs, private equity and other corporate financial matters for more than a decade, was previously a partner at Hogan Lovells.
 
SNR Denton is expanding its real estate practice with new partner SCOTT TOBAN. A former associate of founding firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and former partner at Mayer Brown, Toban most recently was principal and general counsel at the Real Estate Institute. 
 
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