Eck brought his colleague Ian Sugarman with him from Citi to be an executive director at Morgan. From May 2000 to June, Sugarman was in the mergers and acquisitions and consumer groups at Citigroup. Earlier, he was a corporate attorney at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.
Separately, in September, Luc François, former head of equities at Société Générale SA, will join Morgan Stanley as global head of equity derivatives and head of European equities.
Moelis & Co. hired Greg Share as a partner in the private equity business of Moelis Capital Partners, based in New York. Share joins from Fortress Investment Group, where he was a managing director focused on financial services and insurance investments. He previously covered the media and communications sectors at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC and began his career at Lazard.
Michael Hsieh joined Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Inc. as a senior vice president in the financial restructuring group. Hsieh has covered automotive, steel, industrial manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, retail, gaming and consumer products. Previously, he worked at Piper Jaffray & Co. and CIBC World Markets Corp. and was a member of CIBC's leveraged finance group. Earlier, Hsieh was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group at Dean Witter Reynolds Inc.
Seabury Airline Planning Group LLC said Jeffrey MacKinney, former president of World Air Holdings Inc., joined the firm as executive director. Seabury APG is part of Seabury Aviation & Aerospace LLC, an investment banking and advisory group of Seabury Group.
Turnaround firm AlixPartners appointed two directors: Deepak Goyal in the IT ransformation services practice in New York, and Michael Piazza in the performance improvement practice, based in Dallas. Goyal was a partner with Accenture in Boston, while Piazza was a consultant with McKinsey & Co.
Strategic advisory firm LECG LLC hired Ken Yormark as a managing director and co-leader of the forensic accounting practice on the East Coast. He joins from Protiviti. Peter Kyviakidis, from Kroll, also joins as a managing director and will focus on forensic accounting and financial advisory consulting services. Both are based in New York.
Reed Smith LLP added William Mutterperl as counsel in New York. The former vice chairman of PNC Financial Services Group will be a member of the financial industry group. Before joining PNC in November 2002, Mutterperl was a partner at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels in Boston.
He began his legal career in l971 at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Jay Berlinsky was named co-leader of Dykema Gossett PLLC's corporate finance practice group in Chicago alongside J. Michael Bernard. Berlinsky, who focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joined Dykema last month with 52 attorneys from Schwartz Cooper Chartered. Also in Chicago, Richard Bendix Jr. became co-leader of Dykema's bankruptcy and restructuring practice group with Sheryl Toby. Bendix also arrived from Schwartz Cooper.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP hired four attorneys for its practices in infrastructure, public-private partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and real estate in Poland. Michal Kurzynski, Jacek Kosinski, Adriana Bronikowska and Krzysztof Lyszyk join the Warsaw office from Wierzbowski Eversheds. Kurzynski is an international partner, Kosinski and Bronikowska are European counsel and Lyszyk is as an associate.
Morrison & Foerster LLP hired California Court of Appeal Justice Miriam Vogel as senior of counsel in its Los Angeles office. Vogel served in the Second Appellate District, Division One, for the past 18 years.
Mark Mansour joined Bryan Cave LLP to establish a U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory and enforcement practice for the firm. Mansour joined the Washington office from Foley & Lardner LLP.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP named Michael Hobel as co-chair of its entertainment and media practice alongside Susan Grode. Hobel has spent the past three years as a partner with the firm, while Grode has been with Katten for over 11 years.
Litigator Henry Shields joined Epstein Becker & Green PC as a partner in Los Angeles, focusing on the entertainment industry. Shields was a senior litigation partner at Irell & Manella LLP.
Nixon Peabody LLP tapped David Cheng and Paul DiSangro as partners in its San Francisco office on the tax controversies and litigation team. Both arrive from Mayer Brown LLP.