by Baz Hiralal
Kai Sotorp returned to UBS Global Asset Management as head of Asia-Pacific. He was previously head of the Americas from 2004 to 2010 and head of APAC from 2002 to 2004.
Pioneer Investments tapped Nicholas Pothier as a senior portfolio manager on the multiasset team. From March 2006 to April 2010, Pothier worked at HSBC Investments (UK) Ltd., where he was a senior portfolio manager. He left HSBC to take up farming in South Africa, according to a Financial News report. Earlier, Pothier was an investment analyst and portfolio manager at AXA Investment Management.
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC brought in Peter Hecht as a first vice president, wealth management in Mount Laurel, N.J. Hecht joins Janney along with Steven Ries, account executive, and brings more than $100 million in assets with him. Hecht worked at UBS for more than 16 years, where he was vice president, investments. Ries has worked with Hecht for nearly six years.
Christie Bull joined Miles Capital Inc. as director, institutional sales, focused on insurance asset management. Bull was a senior sales executive with Conning Asset Management and held business development and portfolio management roles with ING Investment Management Americas.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced that Christina Sarchio joined the firm as a partner in its commercial litigation practice. Sarchio joins the firm's Washington and New York offices from Patton Boggs LLP, where she was co-chair of the government investigations and litigation practice.
Workplace law firm Jackson Lewis LLP brought in Michael Taylor as a partner in Washington. Taylor had been acting general counsel of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, he worked at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Arent Fox LLP.
Separately, Ira Bolnick joined the firm's Albuquerque, N.M., office as of counsel. He was formerly at the University of New Mexico, where he worked in the Office of University Counsel as a senior associate in the employment and litigation section, as well as with the State of New Mexico Risk Management Division. Prior to that, Bolnick spent 20 years in private practice.
Dana Frix was named managing partner of the Washington office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, effective Sept. 1. Washington is the firm's second-largest office with more than 60 lawyers and focuses on project finance, corporate, antitrust, communications and technology, tax, insurance and reinsurance, white-collar defense, government investigations and environmental law.
Frix, who joined Chadbourne in 2002, focuses on corporate, regulatory and anti-competition matters.
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP named four partners: Daniel Fliman, creditors' rights and bankruptcy; Burt Garson, insurance recovery and commercial litigation; and intellectual property litigators Laura Fritts and Jonathan Waldrop.
The firm also named three special counsel: commercial litigators Kara Headley, Joshua Siegel and Daniel Cohen.
HBR Consulting LLC enlisted Douglas Caddell as head of the information technology strategy practice group in Chicago. Caddell was most recently chief information services officer and chief information officer of Foley & Lardner LLP.
Cornerstone Research hired Andrew Richmond as a vice president in Chicago. Richmond was a managing director at Navigant Consulting Inc. and previously was with Arthur Andersen and KPMG LLP. At Navigant, he was the central region practice leader for the disputes and investigations practice.
Peter Humphrey retired as president and chief executive of Financial Institutions Inc. and Five Star Bank. John Benjamin, chairman of the board, was named interim CEO while the search for a permanent successor is conducted. Richard Harrison was promoted to chief operating officer, while Martin Birmingham was named president and chief of Community Banking.
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Janney Montgomery Scott LLC brought in Peter Hecht as a first vice president, wealth management. Hecht worked at UBS for more than 16 years.