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Blank Rome (Philadelphia): James Ricchiuti joins the firm’s finance, restructuring and bankruptcy group as of counsel to the New York office and will focus on asset-based and secured lending transactions. Previously, Ricchiuti was vice president and chief legal counsel for Entrepreneur Growth Capital LLC and Credit Cash LLC.

K&L Gates: Caroline Ledoux joins the firm’s corporate-mergers and acquisitions group as partner in the Paris office and will focus on domestic and cross-border transactions. Previously, Ledoux was counsel to Allen & Overy. Additionally, Todd Gibson joins the firm as partner and will work in both the Boston and Pittsburgh offices. He will focus on regulatory compliance matters, investment management services and pooled investment products. Previously, Gibson was counsel to Reed Smith.

Littler Mendelson (San Francisco): John Berg joins the firm as partner in the Portland, Oregon, office and will focus on labor and employment litigation. Previously, Berg was of counsel to Fisher & Phillips.

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (New York): Catherine Leef Martin joins the firm’s alternative investments practice as special counsel to the New York office and will focus on representing clients in compliance matters with the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Previously, Leef Martin was counsel to Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Moye White (Denver): Lynne Hanson and Craig Knobbe join the firm as partners in the Denver office. Hanson will focus on franchising and distribution regulatory law and Knobbe will focus on franchise and distribution, real estate and corporate law. Previously, Hanson and Knobbe were of counsel to Ballard Spahr.

Stinson Leonard Street: Markus Cicka joins the firm’s health law division as partner in the St. Louis office and will focus on health care and litigation. Previously, Cicka was director of compliance at Home State Health Plan of Centene Corp.


Barnes & Thornburg (Indianapolis): Jeffrey Gray joins the firm’s corporate department as partner in the Chicago office and will focus the acquisition, development and divestiture of commercial, industrial, retail and residential subdivision properties. Previously, Gray was a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer.

Dechert: Michael Song joins the firm’s intellectual property practice as partner in the Mountain View, Calif., office and will focus on intellectual property litigation and counseling for technology companies. Previously, Song was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery.

Fox Rothschild (Philadelphia): Alan Friedman joins the firm’s entertainment law practice as partner in the New York office and will focus on contracts, copyright and trademark disputes and participation and royalty claims involving motion pictures, music releases and television shows. Previously, Friedman was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles): Harry Silvera joins the firm’s real estate practice as partner and will focus on real estate transactional matters. Previously, Silvera was a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Nixon Peabody: Sean Hayes and Edward Ughetta join the firm’s private-equity team as partners in the New York office. Hayes will focus on mergers and acquisitions, capital-markets transactions and fund formation, and Ughetta will focus on representing both private equity and venture fund sponsors and institutional investors. Previously, Hayes was a partner at Dentons and Ughetta was a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Quarles & Brady (Milwaukee): Edward Hannon joins the firm’s corporate-services practice as partner in the Chicago office and will focus on tax, governance, entity formation and related areas affecting real estate partnerships and joint ventures. Previously, Hannon was a partner at Freeborn & Peters.

Movers is compiled and written by Tasha Norman. Please send material to her at The National Law Journal, 120 Broadway, Fifth Floor, New York, N.Y. 10271, or tnorman@alm.com.