Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP said that former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, 69, joined the firm as of counsel. Daley, the son of longtime Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of White House Chief of Staff and former Commerce Secretary William M. Daley, spent 22 years as mayor, beating his father's impressive tenure. Daley is also serving as a fellow at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. Katten Muchin first announced Daley would join the firm in June.
The firm also tapped Emily Stern as a partner in its New York office, focusing on litigation and dispute resolution. Stern arrives from Proskauer Rose LLP.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP tapped Claire Scobee Farley and David Rockecharlie as managing directors. They co-founded and co-led RPM Energy LLC, a privately owned oil and gas exploration and development company that Kohlberg Kravis partnered with in 2010 to target opportunities in large unconventional resource plays.
Before RPM, Farley was co-president of Jefferies Randall & Dewey from February 2005 to August 2008 and chief executive of Randall & Dewey from September 2002 until February 2005. In February 2005 Randall & Dewey became the oil and gas investment banking group of Jefferies & Co. Farley is an 18-year veteran of Texaco Inc.
Rockecharlie was co-head of Jefferies Randall & Dewey from June 2008 to June 2010 and managing director and head of corporate finance after the Jefferies purchase. He had been a partner and managing director of Randall & Dewey from June 2003 until the sale. Rockecharlie was also an executive of El Paso Corp. from March 2000 to April 2003 and an energy investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.. He began his career at SG Warburg & Co. in 1994.
Private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe named Josh Sullivan an operating executive. Sullivan, who joins after seven years at McKinsey & Co., will work in the firm's resources group. At McKinsey, Sullivan was responsible for developing and executing operational initiatives for corporate clients.
European private equity firm HgCapital appointed Andrew Land as a senior member of its services sector team and a director. Land was previously a managing director with Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC for six years. Before that, he was a principal with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. HgCapital also recently appointed Simon Cottle and Thorsten Toepfer as associate directors on the services team.
Moelis & Co. tapped John Thorndike as a managing director in the utility sector. For the past five years, he was a managing director and senior adviser at Credit Suisse Group. Before that, Thorndike worked for Merrill Lynch & Co. from 1984 to 2007 and for Morgan Stanley from 1971 to 1984.
U.K. hedge fund Man Group plc appointed former MTV Networks executive Yifei Li as country chairwoman, China. Before Man, Li represented GLG Partners, which was acquired by Man in October 2010. She was previously a managing director at MTV Networks Greater China and chief representative of Viacom China. In September, the firm hired David Mercurio as head of Asia equity and co-head of global equity strategies, reporting to Pierre Lagrange. Lagrange, senior managing director of GLG and an executive committee member at Man, took on the additional role of chairman of Man Asia. Mercurio had been a senior portfolio manager at Government of Singapore Investment Corp.
Andrew Richards has become a managing director and head of financial sponsor coverage, Asia-Pacific, for Barclays Capital. He works from Hong Kong and spent the past 11 years at Morgan Stanley, most recently as a managing director in the European financial sponsors group.
Donna Kooperstein, a 32-year veteran of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, joined King & Spalding LLP as senior counsel in Washington. She was most recently chief of the Antitrust Division's transportation, energy and agriculture section. Among other cases, Kooperstein supervised the litigation challenging JBS SA's proposed $560 million acquisition of National Beef Packing Co. LLC and the lawsuit and settlement involving the proposed $25 billion Exelon Corp.-Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. merger. She also played a key role in the DOJ's civil price-fixing suit against the major domestic airlines, United States v. Airline Tariff Publishing Co.
In Dallas, John Baumgartner joined Stephens Inc. as a managing director and co-head of equity capital markets, working with fellow co-head Wilbur Ellis. Baumgartner was a managing director and head of ECM for Robert W. Baird & Co., where he oversaw capital-raising transactions including initial public offerings, follow-on equity underwritings, block trades and private placements. From 1999 to 2007, he worked at Piper Jaffray & Co.
European private equity firm PAI Partners said Charles Bouaziz, former CEO of PepsiCo Inc.'s Western European operations, is joining the firm as a partner. He will be a member of the consumer goods group in Paris. Most recently, Bouaziz was CEO of French retailer Monoprix SA.
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-- Baz Hiralal and David Holley compiled this report.