Lawyers On the Move

Andrew Rhys Davies, a former partner at Allen & Overy, has returned to the firm as partner in its litigation practice. He had left the firm in 2016 to serve as Assistant Solicitor General for the Office of the New York Attorney General.

• Binder & Schwartz has promoted Lauren K. Handelsman to partner.

• Beranbaum Menken has elected Scott Simpson as a partner.

• Laurie A. Kamaiko has joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr as a partner in the firm’s litigation practice. She was previously with Sedgwick, which recently closed.

• Peckar and Abramson, has promoted corporate compliance and defense attorney Doris D. Short to partner. In addition, Melissa Salsano has been promoted to senior associate at the firm.

• Reed Smith has promoted Christopher P. Hoffman and Jane M. Sarma to partner.

• Jenner & Block has elected David Lachman and Laura MacDonald to the firm’s partnership.

• Jeffrey Page has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner. He was formerly with Reed Smith.

• Duval & Stachenfeld has announced that Paul M. Schwartz and Elsa Ben-Shimon have been named partners in the firm’s real estate group.

• Harter Secrest & Emery, based in Rochester, has announced that Benjamin E. Mudrick and Christine M. O’Connor have been elected partners in the firm.

• Cohen & Gresser has promoted Reggie B. Schafer to counsel.

• Vinson & Elkins has named Marisa Antos-Fallon to counsel in the firm’s complex commercial litigation group.

• Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman has announced that Thomas J. Fennell, Emily G. Hannigan and Matthew R. Palmieri have been promoted to senior associates at the firm.