AKIN GUMP

Eric Field, 41, has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as senior counsel to the Washington office. Field was previously the assistant chief counsel at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. He will focus on matters related to multiple-employer plans. Field earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

KAYE SCHOLER

Claudia Higgins, 61, has taken on the role of managing partner at Kaye Scholer’s Washington office. Higgins is an antitrust partner in the complex commercial litigation department. She earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.

VEDDER PRICE

Robert MacKichan Jr., 63, has joined Vedder Price’s government-contracts practice as a partner in Washington. He was previously a partner at Holland & Knight. MacKichan focuses on federal real estate matters. He earned his J.D. from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.