by Baz Hiralal
Jenny Segal joined Neuberger Berman as managing director, head of institutional Europe. She was head of the global institutional and hedge fund business at Old Mutual Asset Managers. Segal also spent about seven years at AllianceBernstein LP.
In Chicago, Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. added Manfred Steiner as a managing director and principal in the healthcare group to lead the firm's focus in health facilities and related services businesses. Earlier, Steiner spent 12 years at Huron Healthcare and its predecessor, Wellspring Partners, where he was a managing director and head of the financial advisory group. He joins John Riddle, managing director and principal and head of the healthcare group.
In New York, venture capital firm Canaan Partners named Dan Ciporin as a general partner. Formerly chairman and CEO of Shopping.com, Ciporin joined Canaan in 2007 as a venture partner to invest in emerging technology companies. Ciporin led Canaan's investments in Lending Club, OpenSky and Gemvara, a customizable high-end jewelry e-commerce platform.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP said Miriam Grunstein joined the firm's Mexico City office as an international counsel in the project finance and energy group.
Grunstein has worked at Thompson & Knight Abogados SC in Mexico City as energy law counsel. She also spent several years as legal and policy adviser to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Mexico, as well as serving as legal consultant to Mexican energy companies Terranova Energia and Enersa SC.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP appointed international tax lawyers Cym Lowell and Mark Martin as part of a seven-person, full-service transfer pricing team in Texas. The team, whose practice focuses on defending the allocation of income and expense in cross-border transactions, is joining the firm from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. Martin is head of McDermott's transfer pricing practice.
Martin, partner John Woodruff and associate Mark Horowitz will be based in McDermott's Houston office. Lowell and professional advisers Hiroaki Furuya, managing director; Tracy Gomes, economist; and Haiyan Zhang, financial analyst, will practice out of a satellite office in Dallas.
Sidley Austin LLP announced that Joshua Hill joined the firm as a litigation partner in the San Francisco office. For the past four years, Hill was an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of California. He is a member of the firm's white-collar, securities litigation and complex commercial litigation practice groups.
John Heath, a former counsel on the minority staff of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, joined the government contracts practice of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP as counsel in the firm's Washington office.
From 2005 to 2009, Heath was counsel on the Republican staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP welcomed trademark lawyer Scott Thompson as a partner in its intellectual property practice in New York. Thompson was previously with Greenberg Traurig LLP. Joining him is counsel Masahiro Noda.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP named John Herrmann II as a partner of the firm. He works in the international trade and customs practice group in Washington. Herrmann returned to Kelley Drye in 2009, following five years of working in the Bush administration. In the White House, he worked in the National Security Council staff, most recently as special assistant to the president and senior director for international trade, energy and environment.
Richards, Layton & Finger elected Rudolf Koch and Blake Rohrbacher as directors of the firm and Todd Coomes and Anthony Harvin as counsel. Koch litigates complex corporate and commercial disputes in Delaware's state and federal courts. Rohrbacher focuses on litigation as well as advisory and transactional matters relating to Delaware corporations and alternative entities. Coomes concentrates on litigation and regulatory matters involving environmental, energy and utility interests. Harvin represents financial institutions and trust companies as trustees, custodians and agents in banking, securities, commercial and trust law matters.
Morris, Manning & Martin LLP formed a mobile law and compliance group. Sandra Gardiner and Alex Woollcott are co-chairs of the group. Gardiner is a partner in the sourcing and complex transactions practice, while Woollcott co-chairs the firm's global sourcing and procurement practice and is a partner in the technology transactions practice.
FallLine Strategic Advisors, a management consulting firm, tapped Scott Graflund as a partner.
He is a former managing director and the head of technology and operations for private wealth management at Morgan Stanley, and former president of Morgan Stanley IT Holdings, where he managed a private equity portfolio. Graflund spent 22 years at Morgan.
Clippings from the next column:
-- Linda Maxwell joins Houlihan Lokey Inc.'s aerospace, defense and government investment banking group.
-- Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp. hires Tae-Sik Yoon as chief financial officer.
-- Lightyear Capital LLC appoints Jerry Miller, former president and CEO of Van Kampen Investments, as a senior adviser.
-- Pacific Crest Securities adds Erica Yoon as a managing director, institutional equity sales.
-- SW8 taps Kyle D'Silva as associate portfolio manager.
-- Standard Chartered Bank plc appoints Raheel Ahmed as regional head of consumer banking for the Middle East, Pakistan and Africa, replacing Vishu Ramachandran, who will become chief operating officer, consumer banking.
-- The Securities and Exchange Commission names Norm Champ as director of its division of investment management.
-- Business and finance partner Stephen Opler joins Ballard Spahr LLP.
-- O'Melveny & Myers LLP recruits Gigi Woo as a capital markets partner.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP named John Herrmann II as a partner of the firm. He works in the international trade and customs practice group in Washington.