GC Appointments

Magnetek Inc., based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., named Scott S. Cramer general counsel, vice president and corporate secretary. Cramer was formerly senior vice president and general counsel at Bucyrus International.

Clothing retailer Rue 21 Inc. promoted Stacy Siegal to general counsel and vice president. Siegal has been with the Pittsburgh-based company since 2006 and was previously corporate counsel and assistant secretary.

Hilary Krane was named general counsel and vice president of Nike Inc., the Beaverton, Ore.-based athletic shoe and apparel company. Krane was formerly executive vice president, general counsel and corporate affairs at Levi Strauss & Co.

Philadelphia-based Day & Zimmerman, a provider of industrial, defense and workforce solutions, named Mike Littlejohn general counsel of its government services division. Littlejohn was formerly an advisor on governmental communication with Akerman Senterfitt.

Joseph Heerens was named general counsel of Indianapolis Airport Authority. Heerens formerly served as chief legal counsel for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

Irving, Texas-based church solutions provider Fellowship Technologies appointed Nic Cheneweth vice president of information technology and general counsel. Cheneweth was previously chief executive and legal affairs officer of Friendship Developmental Services Inc. before serving as a consultant to Fellowship Technologies.

Alion Science and Technology, a technology solutions company based
in McLean, Va., named Thomas McCabe general counsel and secretary. McCabe was formerly executive vice president and general counsel of Braintech Inc.

Leonard Keen was named general counsel and vice president of the Bovie Medical Corp. Previously Keen was a partner at Kaplan, Ward & Patel with specialties in business law and intellectual property.

Hartford Healthcare and Hartford Hospital appointed Michele Bush general counsel. Formerly Bush served as principal in the Chicago office of Miller Canfield.

Judith Shepherd was named general counsel of Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. Shepherd formerly served as general counsel of Barclay’s global retail and commercial banking division.

Hill-Rom Holdings Inc., an Indiana-based medical equipment firm, named Susan Lichtenstein senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief legal officer. Lichtenstein previously was general counsel of Baxter.

Other In-House News

Defense contractor General Dynamics, based in Falls Church, Va., named Ernest J. Babcock vice president. Most recently Babcock was the company’s deputy general counsel.

Richard Egosi was promoted to corporate vice president and chief legal officer of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.. Previously he was senior vice president and general counsel for Teva North and Latin America.

Cablevision Systems Corp. announced the appointment of Todd Brecher to senior vice president and associate general counsel, business affairs. Most recently Brecher was vice president and assistant chief counsel, corporate, at Time Warner Cable Inc.

Law Firm News

Alston & Bird LLP named Christina A. LaVera of counsel to its Financial Services & Products group. LaVera was formerly associate general counsel to Sallie Mae and E*Trade and will be joining the Washington, D.C., office.

Wayne Withers joined Bryan Cave’s St. Louis office as of counsel with a focus in corporate governance, compliance and risk management. Withers was previously executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Emerson Electric Co.

Franklin “Biff” Levy has rejoined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the trial practice in Las Vegas and Boston. Levy was formerly serving as counsel of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Michael Wyatt joined Foley Hoag’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner. Wyatt, most recently at Hogan & Hartson, previously served as general counsel at the Small Business Administration and associate deputy secretary at the Department of Labor.