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Movers & shakers: July 22, 2013

by Baz Hiralal

After a dip in shareholder support during an annual meeting in May, Ellen Futter and David Cote have retired from the board of JPMorgan Chase & Co. The firm will add more directors later this year. Futter, head of the American Museum of Natural History, served JPM for 16 years, while Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell Inc., spent five years. Both served on the risk advisory committee during the multibillion-dollar London Whale trading debacle.


Aviva plc said Euan Munro will become CEO of Aviva Investors in January. He will succeed interim CEO John Misselbrook.

Aviva hired Munro from Standard Life Investments, where he was global head of multiasset investing and fixed income and a member of the board and Standard Life plc's executive leadership team. He also established and developed Standard Life Investments' flagship fund, Global Absolute Return Strategy.

The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.


After facing difficulty raising money for his hedge fund Longwood Credit Partners LLP, Chris Boas joined CQS UK LLP as a portfolio manager. Earlier, Boas was global head of credit markets in Citadel LLC's securities unit. He worked at Citadel from 2006 to 2010 and was previously with Morgan Stanley for six years, most recently as a managing director in structured credit trading.


In Miami, CBRE Group Inc. hired Jason Hochman for its debt and equity group, specializing in private capital transactions. Hochman joins the Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and investment firm after work as a vice president/managing director of acquisitions for Adler Group and Adler Kawa Real Estate Advisors.


Asset manager Principal Global Investors LLC hired Maureen Hays as a managing director, consultant relations. Hays was with AXA Investment Managers SA, where she was a director, consultant relations. Before that, Hays worked in consultant relations at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.


Commonfund said Paul McKiernan rejoined its institutional sales team as a managing director. He previously worked at Commonfund from 2007 to 2012. Most recently, McKiernan was director of U.S. institutional and consultant relationship management at QS Investors LLC. From 2000 to 2006, he held institutional business development positions at Deutsche Asset Management.


Dentons tapped Erik W. Chalut for its corporate practice as a partner in the firm's Chicago office. He represents companies in cross-border transactions and in corporate transactions involving distress, including in restructuring situations. Chalut represented United Airlines Inc. and Tropicana Casinos, among others, in their Chapter 11 proceedings. He was previously a partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Jones Day said Charlotte Breuvart joined its Brussels office as a partner in the antitrust and competition practice. Breuvart arrives from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she was the resident partner-in-charge of the firm's Brussels antitrust and competition group. Before joining Willkie, Breuvart was a senior antitrust in-house counsel at France's √Člectricit√© de France SA.

Separately, Geoffrey Gavin joined the firm's Atlanta office as a partner in the intellectual property practice. He was with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.


Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP said Nancy McGee joined the firm's San Francisco office as a managing director with Manatt Health Solutions. McGee comes in from reimbursement-focused Lash Group, where she was a senior vice president and chief operating officer. She spent 10 years at Lash. Before that, McGee was vice president of reimbursement for healthcare consulting firm Lewin Group.


Duane Morris LLP announced that Jennifer C. Wheater joined the firm's corporate practice in London as a partner. Focusing on tax issues in private equity and cross-border transactions, Wheater joins the firm from Proskauer Rose LLP.


Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP said Martin S. Siegel joined the firm as a partner in its litigation/alternative dispute resolution and complex business fraud litigation practices. He joins Golenbock from Brown Rudnick LLP and its predecessor, Berlack Israels & Liberman, where he was a partner and an attorney for the past three decades. Before private practice, Siegel was with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a trial attorney and spent three years as chief attorney, branch of enforcement, in the SEC's New York regional office.


Commercial litigator Daniel Grunfeld joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as a partner in Los Angeles and head of their West Coast litigation practice. He was most recently co-managing partner of the Los Angeles and Palo Alto, Calif., offices and co-chair of the L.A. office litigation department of Kaye Scholer LLP.


Keith A. Matthews, former director of the biopesticides and pollution prevention division in the Office of Pesticide Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency, will join Sidley Austin LLP's environmental practice in Washington as counsel. Matthews joined the EPA in 1996, initially in the Office of General Counsel as the chief lawyer for issues related to radioactive and chemical wastes.

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Aviva plc said Euan Munro will become CEO of Aviva Investors in January. He will succeed interim CEO John Misselbrook.


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