Real estate firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks hired Benjamin Bottehsazan as an associate. Previously, he was a legal extern for California Association of Realtors and at CBRE. Bottehsazan is based in Los Angeles.
Buchalter brought on two shareholders in California: Daniel Wu in the Los Angeles office and Brian Fish in the San Diego office. Wu focuses his practice on commercial, business and intellectual property litigation and will be part of the litigation practice. Fish’s experience includes aspects of real estate development such as land use, permits and entitlements, and partnerships, and will be part of the real estate and land use practice. Previously, Wu was partner at Squire Patton Boggs, and Fish was partner at Dentons.
Davis Wright Tremaine brought on Stephen Cazares as a partner in the firm’s white collar and government investigations practice. Previously, Cazares was the deputy chief of major frauds at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. He will split his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Crowell & Moring brought on Renée Delphin-Rodriguez as a partner in the corporate and health care practice groups. Delphin-Rodriguez represents companies and private equity funds in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings and joint ventures. She is based in Los Angeles.
Kelly Gemelli was promoted to principal at Jackson Lewis. Her experience focuses on providing counsel to management on employment issues. She is based in San Diego.
Latham & Watkins promoted four attorneys to partners in California: Patricia Young in intellectual property litigation, Kenneth Askin and Elizabeth Oh in the banking practice, and Ghaith Mahmood in the technology transactions practice. Young is based in Silicon Valley, and Askin, Oh, and Mahmood are based in Los Angeles. Previously, the four attorneys were counsel at the firm.
Michelle McCarthy joined Morgan Lewis as a partner in the employee benefits and executive compensation practice. Her experience focuses on Taft-Hartley matters, including representing benefits trust funds structured under federal law in the entertainment industry. McCarthy is based in Los Angeles.
Tyson & Mendes named James Sell as its fourth equity partner. Sell is the managing partner of the firm’s office in San Francisco. Previously, he had been a shareholder at Parton Sell Rhodes and partner at Lynch, Gilardi and Grummer. He is based in Northern California.