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LATERALS

Duane Morris (Philadelphia): Tomas Thompson and Mark Bradford join the trial practice group as partners in the Chicago office. Thomas will focus on litigation and arbitration and Bradford on commercial litigation. Previously, Thompson and Bradford were partners at DLA Piper.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Robert Klyman joins the business restructuring and reorganization practice as partner in the Los Angeles office and will focus on corporate bankruptcy, restructuring and litigation. Previously, Klyman was a partner at Latham & Watkins. Additionally, Nigel Stacey joins the corporate practice as partner in the London office and will focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Previously, Stacey was a partner at Ashurst.

Jackson Lewis: Paul Friedman joins the employee benefits practice as partner in the White Plains, N.Y., office and will defend employers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries and financial institutions against Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims. Previously, Friedman was a partner at Epstein Becker & Green.

McGuireWoods: Durham McCormick Jr. joins the tax and employment benefits department as partner in the Houston office and will advise clients in the energy industry, including wind, solar and geothermal facilities. Previously, McCormick was a partner at Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia): Judith Kay Crosby joins the affordable-housing and community-development group as partner in the Boston office and will focus on partnership law, nonprofit law and equity financing of partnerships and limited liability companies. Previously, Crosby was a partner at Klein Hornig.

NEW ARRIVALS

Covington & Burling (Washington): Sebastian Vos joins the firm as partner and as leader of the European division of the global public-policy and government-affairs practice in the Brussels office. Vos will focus on competition and technology-related public policy and public-policy work involving emerging technologies and services. Previously, Vos was a partner at Fipra International Ltd.

Day Pitney: Robert Appleton joins the white-collar and internal-investigations practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on litigation, forensic examinations, anticorruption and internal investigations. Previously, Appleton was worked as a solo practitioner.

Foley & Lardner: Lori Pelliccioni joins the health care and government-enforcement, compliance and white-collar practices as partner in the Los Angeles office and will focus on regulatory compliance, health care fraud and abuse, health care investigations and due diligence matters. Previously, Pelliccioni was president of Healthcare Fraud Research & Policy Institute.

Morrison & Foerster: Maria Wang joins the firm as partner in the Shanghai office and will focus on real estate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, disposals and project development. Previously, Wang was counsel to Allen & Overy.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Mitchel Pahl joins the compensation and benefits group as senior counsel to the New York office and will focus on employee benefits and executive compensation, especially ERISA fiduciary issues, private equity, corporate transactions and multinational executive compensation. Previously, Pahl was a partner at Duane Morris.

Proskauer Rose (New York): Sandra Forman joins the business development-company team as senior counsel to the New York office, effective July 1, and will focus on transactional, financing and regulatory matters. Previously, Forman was general counsel and chief compliance officer at Harris & Harris Group.

PROMOTIONS

Carter Ledyard & Milburn (New York): Yoram Keinan, a partner in the firm’s tax department, has been named chairman of the department, succeeding Howard Barnet Jr., who will retire as chairman after eight years. Keinan focuses his practice on the taxation of financial products and institutions.