by Baz Hiralal
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP tapped Jon Leibowitz, former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, as a partner in Washington. Leibowitz was FTC chair of the FTC from 2009 to 2013 and was a commissioner from 2004 to 2009. During his chairmanship, the FTC won a Supreme Court victory involving the allegedly anticompetitive $195 million hospital merger between Phoebe Putney Health System Inc. and Palmyra Park Hospital Inc. in 2011. He also led the agency when it reached settlements with Intel Corp. (anticompetitive practices), Google Inc. (patent disputes) and Facebook Inc. (privacy).
Earlier, Leibowitz worked on the Senate Judiciary Committee, including as a chief counsel to the antitrust and technology subcommittees. He was also a government relations executive at the Motion Picture Association of America.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. named Ian Gilday as head of origination for collateralized loan obligations, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As a result, Littleton Glover becomes head of the leveraged finance origination team, EMEA.
Gilday joined Goldman in 2005 as a managing director. From 1999 to 2005, he worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. in Europe, first running loan and mezzanine capital markets and then high yield. He was named a managing director at Merrill in 2001. Earlier, Gilday ran the leveraged loan capital markets business at Deutsche Bank AG. He began his banking career in 1992 at NatWest Markets in acquisition finance and syndication.
Financial services firm WR Hambrecht + Co. brought in Michael A. Zampardi as CEO. Previously, as a managing director at Virtu Management, he negotiated transactions for one of the firm's trading companies, from opening offices, prime brokerage and stock loans, to technology and telecommunications relationships. Prior to Virtu, Zampardi was a senior managing director for Bear, Stearns & Co. in institutional sales trading. Later, he was named global head of marketing for Bear Stearns Asset Management and a member of BSAM's operating committee. He also worked at the New York Stock Exchange, New York Commodities Exchange, Sterling Software and AT&T Inc.
Bill Hambrecht remains chairman of the firm and Elizabeth Hambrecht was named vice chairwoman.
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC hired senior vice president Alfred DeRenzis and first vice president Scott Ford for wealth management in Westminster, Md. They oversee about $159 million in client assets and will be joined by private client assistant Karen Seipp. DeRenzis and Ford spent the past four years at Morgan Stanley. Before that, the team worked with Citigroup Inc. from 2006 to 2009. Previously, they worked with Legg Mason Inc.: DeRenzis for 25 years and Ford for eight.
Separately, Greg Torretta joined Janney as a senior vice president, branch manager of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office. Torretta began his career in 1984 in the accelerated management training program at EF Hutton, where he remained through various mergers and acquisitions until it became Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, where he became a regional director. After that, he joined Raymond James Financial Inc. and then Ameriprise Financial Inc.
Securities litigator Douglas Flaum joined Paul Hastings LLP as a partner in New York. Previously a partner with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Flaum was head of the securities and shareholder litigation practice.
CNA Financial Corp. added Derek Smith as vice president of corporate development, overseeing investor relations, rating agency management, capital management and mergers and acquisitions. He was a vice president in the investment banking division of Macquarie Capital Inc., advising clients in the property and casualty, life and health, insurance brokerage and insurance services sectors. Prior to Macquarie, he worked for General Electric Co. as an associate in its corporate audit staff and an analyst in the financial management program.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP partner Patrick K. Craine heads to Chesapeake Energy Corp. as chief compliance officer. At Bracewell, Craine was a partner in the white-collar defense, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement practice. Before entering private practice, he was an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Joseph Lynch will be managing partner for Nixon Peabody LLP's New York office, effective Aug. 1. Lynch is a partner in the firm's affordable housing practice in the real estate and community development department. Lynch succeeds Arthur Rosner, who led the New York office for more than a decade.
Todd P. Kelly joined the Dallas Office of Jones Day as a partner in the healthcare and life sciences practice.