ASSOCIATE PROMOTIONS TO PARTNER

Chapman and Cutler (Chicago): Four associates have been promoted to partnership.

In the San Francisco office, Jeffrey K. Browning, a partner in the firm’s banking department, will focus on representing banks and other financial institutions in documenting and structuring secured and unsecured lending transactions. Browning received his J.D from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 2000.

In the Salt Lake City office, Eric T. Hunter, a partner in the firm’s public finance department, will serve as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel and special counsel in industries connected with electric, gas, water, sewer and solid waste utility. Hunter received his J.D. from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2000. Adelaide Maudsley, a partner in the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring and workouts department, will focus on corporate bankruptcy and reorganization and commercial litigation. Maudsley received her J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2000.

In the Chicago office, Mark R. O’Meara, a partner in the firm’s banking department, will focus on representing banks and financial institutions in documenting and structuring secured and unsecured transactions. O’Meara received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1996.

Debevoise & Plimpton (New York): Two associates have been promoted to partnership.

Alyona N. Kucher, a partner in the firm’s corporate department in the Moscow office, will focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, infrastructure projects and project financing in the oil and gas and construction sectors. Kucher received her J.D. from the Moscow State University, Faculty of Law in 2000. Jasmine Powers, a partner in the firm’s corporate department in the New York office, will focus on representing debtors, investors, creditors and other parties in distressed mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and refinancings. Powers received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1999.

Katten Muchin Rosenman: Four associates have been promoted to partnership.

In the Chicago office, Jeffrey A. Chadwick, a partner in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice, will focus in the areas of bankruptcy, reorganizations and creditors’ rights. Chadwick received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law — Bloomington. Ann M. Kim, a partner in the employee benefits and executive compensation practice, will focus on advising employers on Employee Retirement Income Security Act and employee benefit-related matters, including tax-qualified retirement plans, executive and key employee compensation, split-dollar life insurance and health and welfare plans. Kim received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Krassimira Zourkova, a partner in the public finance practice, will focus on financial services and public finance. Zourkova received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

In the Los Angeles office, Gregory S. Korman, a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution practice, will focus on litigation matters arising from trade secret and intellectual property disputes, partnership disputes and commercial and consumer loan defaults. Korman received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Send associate news announcements to Tasha Norman at tasha.norman@incisivemedia.com.