Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP will make banking industry specialist Peter Harvey a consultant. Harvey was previously vice chair of U.K. banking at Barclays plc and will join the firm on Oct. 1. Harvey (pictured) was also chief executive of U.K. business banking at Barclays, where he spent 33 years.
Berwin Leighton also appointed Sidney Myers to head its financial services practice. Myers will join BLP on Jan. 1 from Allen & Overy LLP, where he's been a partner since 1991. He is now head of A&O's regulatory investigations group.Andrew Yates recently joined Berwin Leighton as joint head of the firm's regeneration and public sector group alongside Lesley-Anne Avis. Yates, previously with Pinsent Masons LLP, joins as a partner in the real estate practice.
Most recently, Bhandari was in New York with the investment banking division, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions and financings in the engineering and construction, industrial services and alternative energy sectors. Before that, he was a senior member of the global capital markets group, focusing on structured financings, hedges and securitizations.
Recently, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management made three hires to serve high net-worth clients in the Native American market. The team includes two investment representatives: vice presidents Bernard Machlovitch and Hans Maentz, and sales associate Monica Aguilera. They join from Lehman Brothers Inc. and report to Todd Locicero, regional manager of the private wealth management office in Los Angeles.
DLA Piper announced that eight partners will join its corporate and finance practice in New York and London. Led by Jeffrey Steiner, the group covers real estate and structured finance. Steiner joins DLA Piper from Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP, where he was a name partner and has been co-chair of business and finance and chair of real estate. Steiner will become co-chair of the U.S. finance group.
Additional partners include: Scott Weinberg, Robert Unger, Rand Peppas, Marc Friedman, Kenneth MacCallum, Robert Mower and Jason Goldstein. The group is expected to join in September.
Investment management firm Calvert enlisted Natalie Trunow as senior vice president and head of equities. Most recently, she was a portfolio manager in the global markets group at General Motors Asset Management. Earlier in her career, Trunow was a corporate litigation consultant at New York law firm Owen & Davis PC and consulted with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
On July 1, 2008, Daniel Bénéat joined Calvert as an equities portfolio manager. He and Paul Hilton, portfolio manager and director of advanced equities research, co-manage the Calvert Global Sustainability Strategy, a privately managed account.
Before Calvert, Bénéat was president and portfolio manager of Worldeye Capital Inc. and previously worked for the Dreyfus Premier Emerging Markets Fund and UBS Asset Management Inc.
Northbrook, Ill., private equity firm New Trier Partners LLC brought in Gregory Skirving as a senior managing director, responsible for investing in the firm's second real estate fund.
Skirving was a senior vice president at DCT Industrial and held senior positions at ProLogis, Meridian Industrial Trust and Trammell Crow Co.
Wells Fargo & Co. said senior executive vice president Mark Oman, head of its home and consumer finance group and a 30-year veteran of the company, plans to retire by the end of next year. Oman joined Norwest Financial, the consumer finance subsidiary of the former Norwest Corp. (now Wells Fargo), in 1979.
On Oct. 1 White & Case LLP will welcome Raoul Cantero III as partner in its litigation practice. He will lead the Miami appellate practice and focus on cross-border disputes relating to Latin America. then-Gov. Jeb Bush appointed Cantero to the Florida Supreme Court in 2002.
Derek Cottier, a member of Dykema Gossett PLLC's real estate practice group, joined the firm's executive board. Cottier joined Dykema last month with 52 attorneys from Schwartz Cooper Chartered. He specializes in real estate finance.
In Chicago, Sidley Austin LLP welcomed Martin Redish as senior counsel, covering appellate and general litigation matters. Redish is the Louis and Harriet Ancel professor of law and public policy at Northwestern University School of Law and will remain in that capacity while he is associated with Sidley.
Bryan Cave LLP announced that Jilali Maazouz joined its affiliated French law practice. Maazouz joins from Dechert LLP in Paris, where he was a senior associate. He covers civil, criminal and administrative matters.