• Sidley Austin has added Ram Burshtine as a partner in the global finance practice, representing financial institutions, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in financing transactions. Burshtine was a corporate finance partner at King & Spalding.

• Akerman has brought on Richard Brosnick as a litigation partner. He joins from Butzel Long.

• Kaufman & Company has added Jeffrey Loop as a member and commercial litigator focusing on intellectual property, real estate and media-related litigation and counsel. He was counsel at Carter Ledyard & Milburn.

• Cooley has elected to its partnership J. Peyton Worley,who focuses on corporate and securities law.

• Andrews Kurth has promoted to partner Jeremy Reckmeyer, who focuses on corporate restructurings.

• Bryan Cave has elected Micah Arbisser, who practices in real estate and corporate matters, to its partnership.

• Roy Israel, president of National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM), received the Entrepreneur with Vision Award from the Institute of Jewish Humanities, which was founded to promote Jewish education and justice and equality. Israel was recognized for achievements and contributions in private mediation and arbitration.