Debbie Klis, 47, has joined Ballard Spahr’s Bethesda, Md., office as of counsel. She advises investment managers on the formation and operation of hedge and other funds. Previously, she was a partner at Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker. She earned her J.D. and LL.M. from Golden Gate University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center, respectively.


Thomas Ferrigno, 63, has joined Brown Rudnick’s Washington office as a partner in the litigation and arbitration practice. He focuses on securities enforcement matters, including agency investigations and litigation. Previously, he was a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.


Ronald Rubin, 49, has joined Hunton & Williams’ Washington office as a partner in the bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights practice. He focuses on the Dodd-Frank Act and other consumer financial laws. Previously, he was an enforcement attorney at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.