U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Schapiro announced that Deutsche Bank AG's Robert Khuzami was named director of the division of enforcement. He replaces Linda Thomsen, who is returning to private practice. Since 2004, Khuzami has been general counsel for the Americas at Deutsche Bank, supervising more than 100 lawyers. Before that, he was global head of litigation and regulatory investigations.
Khuzami (pictured) was a federal prosecutor for 11 years with the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York. During his three years as chief of the securities and commodities fraud task force, he prosecuted insider trading, accounting and financial statement fraud, organized crime infiltration of the securities markets, and IPO and investment adviser fraud.
Khuzami helped convict Patrick Bennett, chief financial officer of Bennett Funding Group, in a $1 billion Ponzi scheme that was uncovered in 1996. He joins the SEC's biggest division as it targets Bernard Madoff for an alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme and Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford, who is accused of an $8 billion fraud.
Barclays Global Investors appointed 16-year Citigroup Inc.-Smith Barney veteran John Longley as head of national accounts for the U.S. IShares exchange traded funds business in San Francisco. Longley was formerly CEO of Citi Private Bank, where he oversaw 24 offices in the U.S. and Canada, giving investment, banking and wealth advisory services to ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Longley will start in his new role in the spring and report to Joe Linhares, head of iShares sales.
Richard Ditizio and Mark Connolly will replace Longley on an interim basis at Citi. Ditizio is head of Citi Private Bank's high-net-worth group in the U.S. and Canada. Connolly is head of Citigroup Global Wealth Management's U.S. lending businesses, Citi Fiduciary Services, and the private bank's banking activities.
Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking launched a debt restructuring and advisory offering within its mergers and acquisitions team. Guillaume Dovillers heads it. He will advise noninvestment-grade companies seeking alternative financial structure solutions. Based in Paris, he reports to Michel Payan, global head of M&A.
Dovillers joined the leveraged finance team of SG CIB in 1994 after two years as a management consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
In 1999 he moved to the London M&A team covering the transportation and infrastructure sector and returned to leveraged finance in 2001.
Lewis Eisenberg was tapped as a senior adviser to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. He is co-founder and co-chairman of investment management company Granite Capital International Group LP. Eisenberg also spent nearly a quarter of a century at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a general partner and co-head of the equity division.
Eisenberg was appointed to chair the New Jersey Commission on Privatization and Competitive Contracting by the state's former governor, Christine Todd Whitman, in 1994. Later, Eisenberg was named to the board of commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he was elected chairman in 1995 and served until December 2001. Former New York Gov. George Pataki appointed Eisenberg a director of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. that month.
Separately, KKR recently hired Suzanne Donohoe for its global capital and asset management group as a managing director and global head of the client and partner group. Donohoe, who will work from New York, was head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management International, based in London.
Jones Day said Anthony Perricone joined the firm as a partner in its private equity practice. He comes in from Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, where he was a partner in the corporate practice and chair of its fund services group.
Before Sonnenschein, Perricone was with the finance and real estate group at Dechert LLP. He spent the first five years of his practice in the investment management group at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP before moving to King & Spalding LLP. Perricone is also a former CPA and mergers and acquisitions consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York and with the International Maritime Group in Geneva.
Hernan Saenz was appointed managing partner of Bain & Co.'s Dallas and Mexico offices. Saenz joined the firm's Boston office in 1998 and specializes in corporate transformations, turnarounds and operational performance.
Farella Braun + Martel made partner James Colopy chair of the environmental law department.
Separately, the firm named Napa Valley family wealth attorney and partner Katherine Ohlandt as administrative head of its St. Helena, Calif., office.
DLA Piper added seven lawyers to its Spanish litigation and regulation group. Miguel Bermúdez de Castro, "lvaro Lobato, Raffaele Giannattassio, Irene Muñoz, Javier Vicente and David Hernández moved to DLA Piper from Lexland Abogados' Madrid office. Antoni Frigola, until recently judge of the Commercial Court No. 1 in Madrid, joined the team at the same time.
De Castro and Lobato join as partners; Frigola as counsel; and the rest as associates.
Separately, DLA Piper appointed Paolo Zamberletti as a partner in its Italian corporate practice. He joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP's Milan office.