Lawyers On the Move

• Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has hired Shireen Barday as a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation practice. She was formerly with Kirkland & Ellis.

• Jodi Ziesemer has joined the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) as its new director of the Immigrant Protection Unit. She joins from Catholic Charities where she was the supervising attorney for their unaccompanied minors program. In addition, Melissa Lim Chua has returned to NYLAG as its new associate director of the Immigrant Protection Unit. She was previously at NYLAG from 2008-2015 and joins from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was an adjunct professor of Immigration Law.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has appointed Michele Warman as executive vice president and chief operating officer where she will oversee the foundation’s operations while continuing in her role as general counsel and secretary.

• Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle has promoted the following attorneys to partners: Gabriel Hertzberg, Nicole Mazanitis and Kevin Meehan (litigation); Simon Batifort and Arianna Sánchez (international litigation); Randy DeSmyter (corporate), and Catherine Baecher (real estate).

• Bressler, Amery & Ross has promoted David Buffa, Joelle Simms and Evan Yablonsky to principal.

• Phillips Lytle has promoted Anthony Joseph Iacchetta, Nickolas Karavolas, Ryan Lema, Jeffrey Monaco, Rosa Alina Pizzi, and Nicolas Rotsko to partners.

• Scott A. Ginsberg has been promoted from associate to special counsel at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.

• Chaffetz Lindsey has promoted Erin Valentine and Gretta Walters from associates to counsel.

• Philip Guffy has joined Blank Rome as an associate. He joins from Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.