DISTINCTION

Farrell Fritz (Uniondale, N.Y.): Kathryn Cole has been installed as the first female president of the federal bar association’s Eastern District of New York chapter. Cole will serve a one-year term. At the firm, Cole, a counsel, focuses her practice on commercial litigation regarding business, real estate and contract/licensing.

NEW ARRIVALS

Foley & Lardner: John Haas joins the firm’s private equity and venture capital and transactional and securities practices as of counsel to the New York office and will focus on private and registered investment funds and capital-markets products. Previously, Haas was an executive director at UBS A.G.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Ryan Bergsieker joins the firm’s litigation and white-collar practices as of counsel to the Denver office and will focus on litigation and white-collar matters. Previously, Bergsieker served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Colorado.

Jones Day: Heidi Wendel joins the firm’s health care and life sciences practices as partner in the New York office and will focus on fraud investigations. Previously, Wendel served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York.

King & Spalding (Atlanta): Matthew Bromberg joins the firm’s financial institutions and capital transactions and real estate practices as partner in the New York office and will focus on investment management law. Previously, Bromberg was senior managing counsel and managing director in the global fund services group at The Bank of New York Mellon.

Loeb & Loeb: David Mallen joins the firm’s advanced media and technology department as partner in the New York office and will focus on advertising regulatory matters. Previously, Mallen was deputy director of the national advertising division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

Norton Rose Fulbright: Brad Berman joins the firm’s U.S. shipping practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on maritime and corporate finance, offshore incorporation and private wealth planning. Previously, Berman was executive director at the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry.

Zuckerman Spaeder (Washington): Jason Lilien joins the firm’s nonprofit organizations practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on corporate governance and compliance. Previously, Lilien was bureau chief of the New York state attorney general’s charities bureau.

LATERALS

Arent Fox (Washington): Imran Khaliq joins the firm’s intellectual property and complex litigation practice as partner in the San Francisco office and will represent clients in patent disputes involving telecommunications, biotechnology and medical devices, semiconductors and Internet-based technologies. Previously, Khaliq was a partner at Dentons.

Bracewell & Giuliani (Houston): Mark Mutterperl joins the firm as partner and leader of the firm’s national brand-protection practice in the New York office and will focus on brand protection and intellectual property issues. Previously, Mutterperl was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York): Brian Lichter joins the firm’s real estate practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on commercial real estate transactions, financings and debt restructurings. Previously, Lichter was a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Fox Rothschild (Philadelphia): Robert Ray joins the firm’s litigation, white-collar compliance and defense practice areas as partner in the New York office and will focus on corporate governance and compliance. Previously, Ray was a partner at Pryor Cashman.

Locke Lord: Jerold Schnayer joins the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice group as partner in the Chicago office and will focus on patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets matters. Previously, Schnayer was a partner at Husch Blackwell.

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