• Attorneys from Goldberg Segalla were appointed to leadership positions within the Defense Research Institute (DRI), a group of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Buffalo partner Daniel Gerber was appointed chair of DRI’s life, health and disability/ERISA committee while Buffalo partner John Jablonski was appointed chair of the e-discovery committee. They will serve in the positions for one year.

• Holland & Knight has elevated Rita Dattola, real estate, and Phillip Durham, structured finance, to the partnership.

• Vandenberg & Feliu has added employment law and intellectual property lawyer Kenneth Anand as a partner. He previously managed his own firm. Also, Laura Keller Isenberg, formerly an associate at Paul Hastings, has joined Vandenberg & Feliu as of counsel in the litigation department, focusing on intellectual property and general commercial litigation

• Morrison Cohen has promoted three New York attorneys to the partnership: Jeffrey Brooks, business litigation; Randi Mason, corporate; and Josh Saviano, corporate. The firm also promoted from associate to senior counsel Brett Dockwell, business litigation, and Latisha Thompson, business litigation.

• Harris Beach has elected to the partnership Marybeth Frantz, public finance, economic development and tax law; Gavin Lankford, construction and surety law and business and commercial litigation; Kevin Overton, commercial real estate; and Sara Visingard, labor and employment law. All four attorneys are in the firm’s Rochester office.

• Employment firm Outten & Golden has promoted to the partnership Rachel Bien, cochair of the class and collective action practice; Cara Greene, cochair of the family responsibilities and disability discrimination practice; and Ossai Miazad, cochair of the discrimination and retaliation practice.

• Carrie Capwell has been named intake coordinator for the Long Island Criminal Division in the Eastern District U.S. Attorney’s Office. Capwell, who joined the office in 2002, has served as acting deputy chief of the general crimes section.