• HAP Investments, a New York-based international real estate investment and development company, has hired Andrea Lawrence as general counsel. Lawrence was previously a real estate partner at LeClairRyan.

• McCarter & English has added as partners Edward Hansen and David Kolodny in the corprorate practice. Kolodny was a partner at Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt, while Hansen was a partner at Baker & McKenzie, where he was co-chair of its North America sourcing practice.

• Joshua Friedman, who runs five-attorney firm Law Offices of Joshua Friedman, has been elected president of the National Employment Lawyers Association, New York chapter. The group’s past president, Darnley Stewart, of Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, has moved to its executive committee. Meanwhile, Ossai Miazad, of Outten & Golden; and Katherine Greenberg, of the Legal Aid Society, have joined the group’s board. The bar association’s members primarily represent workers in claims against employers.