Lawyers On the Move

Duane Morris has promoted Rosa M. Ertze to partner in the firm’s corporate practice group.

Paul A. Lieberman has joined Scarinci Hollenbeck as a partner. He was formerly a partner at Eaton & Van Winkle.

Proskauer Rose’s Chief Operating Officer Art Gurwitz has retired after serving in that position for 12 years. Jonathan O’Brien, who is currently the firm’s Chief Financial Officer will become Proskauer’s new Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gurwitz will serve as a consultant during 2018.

Warshaw Burstein has promoted Avi Lew to partner.

Kaufman & Company has announced a strategic relationship with David A. Lewis Law, PLLC and its appointment of David Lewis as of counsel in the firm’s New York office.

Phillips Lytle has elected Anna Mercado Clark as a partner. She has been with the firm since 2011.

Holwell Shuster & Goldberg has promoted Benjamin Heidlage to partner.

Schulte Roth & Zabel has elected Stephen M. Schauder (structured finance & derivatives group) and Elie Zolty (tax group) as partners. The firm also promoted Ariel Aranda, Donna Lazarus and Clara Zylberg to special counsel.

Etan Moskovic has been promoted to partner at Cassin & Cassin. He joined the firm as an associate in 2011.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has promoted the following attorneys to partners: Daniel Backer (Real Estate); Bradley Friedman (corporate); Matthew Haddad (corporate); Geri Anne McEvoy (executive compensation and employee benefits); Robert Rizzo (corporate); Heather Schneider (intellectual property) and Spencer Simon (intellectual property). In addition the firm as named Ryan Brizek and Daniel Mencaroni to counsel.

Withers Bergman has appointed Lian Fang, Eva Farkas-DiNardo, Theda Fisher, Elliot Galler and Vasiliki Yiannoulis as partners in the firm’s New York office.

Steven Pesner has joined Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman as senior counsel. He joins from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he was a partner for 24 years.

Marwan Azzi has joined White & Case as a partner in the firm’s M&A practice group. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.

William R. Wagner joins Venable as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice. He was previously at Pepper Hamilton.

Alessandro G. Villanella has been elevated to principal at Jackson Lewis.

Eversheds Sutherland has elected Issa J. Hanna and Francis (“Frank”) X. Nolan, IV as counsel in its New York office.

Buckley Sandler has promoted associate Benjamin W. Hutten to counsel.

Nicholas G. Moneta has joined Farrell Fritz as a first-year associate.