Claudius Sokenu has joined Shearman & Sterling as a litigation partner focusing on securities enforcement, anti-corruption matters and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Sokenu, who was with Arnold & Porter, will split his time between Shearman's New York, Washington, D.C., and London offices.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has added Brian Rauch as a shareholder in its labor and employment section. He was with Proskauer Rose.

Michael Grandis has joined Loeb & Loeb as a corporate partner. He was with Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti.

Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker has hired Michele Pincus as a partner focusing on real estate, zoning, land use, commercial litigation, employment law and municipal law. She was associate general counsel for the Long Island Power Authority.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest has named Miranda Massie as general counsel, focusing on compliance, ethics, risk and governance. In addition to her new role, she will continue to serve as NYLPI's legal director leading and managing advocacy efforts.

Phillips Nizer has elected as counsel Brian Beller, real estate transactions, and Carl LeSueur, real estate and litigation practices.

Derrick Cephas, a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been elected to the board of directors of the Housing Partnership Development Corporation, a nonprofit serving as New York City's primary intermediary for the development of new and rehabilitated affordable housing on both public and private sites.