Day Pitney: Jeffrey Held joins the firm’s real estate, environmental and land use department as partner in the New York office and will focus on commercial real estate transactions and development. Previously, Held was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers.
Carter Ledyard & Milburn (New York): Avinash Ganatra joins the firm’s corporate department as partner and will focus on capital markets, securities and leveraged finance transactions. Previously, Ganatra was a partner at Squire Sanders.
Cooley (Palo Alto, Calif.): Wendy Goldstein joins the firm’s health care and life-sciences regulatory practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on counseling pharmaceutical clients in regulatory matters. Previously, Goldstein was a partner at Epstein Becker & Green.
Drinker Biddle & Reath (Philadelphia): Theodore Becker joins the firm’s employee-benefits and executive-compensation practice group as partner in the Chicago office and will serve as chairman of the firm’s national employee-benefits and ERISA litigation team. Becker will focus on litigation matters and regulatory agency investigations. Previously, Becker was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
K&L Gates: Michael Bryan and Julius Hines join the firm as partners in the Charleston, S.C., office. Bryan joins the corporate mergers-and-acquisitions practice and will focus on corporate and securities matters. Hines joins the commercial-disputes practice and will focus on casualty and litigation work. Previously, Bryan was a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, and Hines was a partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.
Quarles & Brady (Milwaukee): James Kaplan joins the firm’s corporate services group as partner in the Chicago office and will focus on financial services and regulatory matters. Previously, Kaplan was a partner at DLA Piper.
Shearman & Sterling (New York): Jeremy Dickens joins the firm’s private-equity practice as partner and will focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities offerings. Previously, Dickens was a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Additionally, Bjorn Bjerke joins the firm’s finance practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on secured financing and derivatives. Previously, Bjerke was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Troutman Sanders (Atlanta): Stephen Hall joins the firm’s energy practice as partner in the Portland, Ore., office and will focus on regulatory and commercial issues. Previously, Hall was a partner at Stoel Rives.
Hiscock & Barclay (Syracuse, N.Y.): James Horwitz joins the health care practice as of counsel to the Albany, N.Y., office and will focus on health care matters. Previously, Horwitz was a partner at Overton, Russell, Doerr and Donovan.
Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton (Philadelphia): Thomas Dietrich joins the firm’s insurance regulation practice as of counsel to the Columbus, Ohio, office and will focus on regulatory matters. Previously, Dietrich was senior vice president – deputy general counsel at the Nationwide Insurance Cos.
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