John Chrin, a managing director and co-head of financial institutions group, mergers and acquisitions, at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., will join Lehigh University as its global financial services executive-in-residence in August.
Chrin, class of '85, will also be a fellow of the financial services laboratory in Lehigh's college of business and economics. Chrin (pictured), who had a busy 2008 working as banks merged, was lead adviser on J.P. Morgan's acquisition of Bear Stearns Cos. He spent 16 years with J.P. Morgan. In a statement, the college said Chrin has advised on more than $225 billion of M&A transactions during his investment banking career.
Similarly in January, Gregory Fleming, former president and chief operating officer of Merrill Lynch & Co., was appointed as a senior research scholar and distinguished visiting fellow of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law, both at Yale Law School.
Last summer, Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s head of investment management, Edward Forst, left to become executive vice president of Harvard University, from which he graduated in 1982. And Frank Yeary left as global head of Citigroup Inc.'s mergers and acquisitions practice to become vice chancellor for the University of California, Berkeley, from which he graduated in 1985.
Moelis & Co. hired Stan Holtz as a managing director in Chicago to lead its telecommunications sector coverage. Holtz joins from Bank of America Corp., where he was head of U.S. telecom investment banking. Before that, Holtz was a managing director and head of U.S. wireless communication investment banking at UBS as well as a managing director in the media and telecom group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. Holtz began his career at Smith Barney.
For the first time, Nomura Holdings Inc. will place its global investment banking CEO outside Japan. Hiromi Yamaji will run the operations from London.
The management shake-up included Yugo Ishida, now chairman of Nomura Europe Holdings, Nomura Asia Holding and Nomura Holding America, who will return to Japan to become executive vice president at Nomura Asset Management.
Hiromasa Yamazaki, senior managing director at Nomura Securities and head of global equities, will become senior corporate managing director at both Nomura Holdings and Nomura Securities and takes on the new role of global markets deputy CEO. The new head of global equities will be Naoki Matsuba, who will move from London to New York.
President and CEO of Nomura Asia Holding, Yoshihiro Fukuta, will return to Japan to head up Nomura's group internal audit operations. Minoru Shinohara will remain as president and CEO of Nomura International (Hong Kong) and will become president and CEO of Nomura Asia Holding.
Masahide Hoshino, a managing director in Nomura Securities investment banking operations, will move to Hong Kong as co-head of investment banking, Non-Japan Asia. Current co-head of Asia investment banking, non-Japan Asia, Toshiyasu Iiyama, will return to Japan to run the syndicate department at Nomura Securities.
Tsukasa Miyachi, head of Singapore wealth management, will be regional head of wealth management. Kunio Watanabe, head of wealth management in the region, will move to Nomura Asset Management in Tokyo as senior managing director in charge of advisory fund management.
Finally, Shigeki Fujitani will be appointed deputy chief financial officer.
NewOak Capital appointed Tom McAvity as a managing director to market the firm's advisory, asset-management and capital markets services to the insurance industry. He was previously executive vice president and chief investment officer with Scottish Re Group Ltd.
In Washington, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC tapped John Mizroch as of counsel. Mizroch joins from the U.S. Department of Energy, where he was most recently acting assistant secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Also in Washington, Lydia Parnes joined the firm as a partner. Parnes is the former director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission.
Dykema Gossett PLLC added Payson Peabody to its tax practice group as of counsel in the firm's Washington office. Peabody joins Dykema from the office of Sen. Jim Bunning -- a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and Budget Committee -- where Peabody was tax counsel.
Separately, the firm added Pepper Hamilton LLP's Robert Murphy Sr. to its corporate finance practice as of counsel in Washington.
Susan Reinecke joined the Chicago office's intellectual property department as of counsel from Ice Miller LLP. Also joining the IP group as of counsel is Gigette Bejin. She arrives in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., from Dierker & Associates PC.
After almost two decades at Corrao, Miller, Rush & Wiesenthal, Renee Rush, along with partners Elyse Abraham and Jillian Winoker, will launch a new legal search firm in New York. It is named A.W. Rush & Co. The firm will also provide strategic advice to law firm management.