• Shearman & Sterling has elected to its partnership Michael Steinberg in the finance practice.

• Jones Day has promoted to partner Patrick O’Brien, tax, and Nicholas Rodriguez, mergers and acquisitions.

• Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has elected to partner Shlomo Boehm, federal income tax; Robert Kim, structured finance transactions; and Michael Lazaroff, commercial litigation.

• O’Melveny & Myers has promoted to partner Ross Galin in the firm’s health care and life sciences, white collar defense and corporate investigations practices.

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein has promoted to partner Nicholas Diamand, securities and consumer fraud; Jason Lichtman, consumer protection and defective products; and Annika Martin, consumer, environmental and mass torts.

• Akerman elevated to partner Mark Lafayette, intellectual property and litigation, and Palash Pandya, corporate.

• Sal Alanese has joined Allegaert Berger & Vogel as of counsel. Albanese served four terms as a member of the New York City Council from 1983 through 1997 and ran unsuccessfully this year in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor.