• Morrison & Foerster has elected to its partnership LaShann DeArcy in the commercial litigation practice.

• Cozen O’Connor has named Abby Wenzel and Bernard Lee to cochair the firm’s real estate practice, replacing chair Herman Fala. Fala is taking over as general counsel at longtime client Liberty Property Trust.

• Karlinsky LLC has added as counsel Murray Schwartz, focusing on corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. The firm also hired George Hritz as counsel in litigation. He was at Thompson & Knight.

• Steptoe & Johnson has promoted to of counsel Sandra Cavazos, who focuses on appellate litigation and motions practice.

• Herrick Feinstein has elevated to partner Christopher Greeley and Marisa Leto in litigation; Mari-Claudia Jiménez and Frank Lord IV in art law; Eric Stabler and Glenn Stein in corporate; and Kevin Fullington in government relations.

• Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider has promoted to partner Daniel Bitton, who focuses on antitrust litigation, government investigations and mergers and acquisitions

• Sidley Austin has added Holly Gregory as a partner and co-global coordinator of the firm’s corporate governance and executive compensation group. She was previously at Weil Gotshal & Manges.

• Davidoff Hutcher & Citron has promoted to partner Maria Groeneveld, corporate and real estate, and Robert Lewis, matrimonial and art law. The firm also promoted to senior counsel business litigator Josh Krakowsky and real estate lawyer Ron Mandel.

• Alston & Bird has elevated to partner Shanell Cramer, who focuses on mortgage banking and financing transactions.