by Baz Hiralal
Third Avenue Management LLC named David Resnick, formerly chairman of Rothschild's global financing advisory practice, as president and a member of the investment team. He led Rothschild's restructuring, debt advisory and equity advisory businesses. Earlier, he was its co-head of investment banking for North America.
Prior to joining Rothschild in 2000, Resnick founded and headed the restructuring group at Peter J. Solomon Co. Earlier in his career, he held positions in the restructuring and investment banking groups at Lazard and Merrill Lynch & Co.
Resnick's notable transactions include advising the board of American International Group Inc. in its restructuring with the U.S. Treasury; American Airlines Inc.; and JBS SA in its acquisition through Chapter 11 of Pilgrim's Pride.
State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corp., appointed Greg Ehret as global chief operating officer, a new role. Ehret is based in London and is a 20-year SSgA veteran.
London-based senior managing director Mike Karpik will assume Ehret's responsibilities as head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Karpik joined SSgA in 1998 and, in 2009, was named head of investments, EMEA.
Peter Holowka was named head of E-foreign exchange at Troika Dialog. He joins from UniCredit SpA, where he was global head of eCommerce corporate and investment bank. Holowka began his career as a vice president at Morgan Stanley, where he worked for 10 years before being appointed director and global head of forwards at Barclays plc. He has also held senior sales and trading positions at BNP Paribas SA and Royal Bank of Canada.
Standard Chartered named Patrick Lee as head of origination and client coverage, and co-head wholesale banking, Singapore. He reports to Ray Ferguson, CEO for Singapore, and to Anand Kumar, regional head of OCC, Southeast Asia. Lee arrives after four years as Nomura Holdings Inc.'s managing director, head of Southeast Asia investment banking. He previously worked at Credit Suisse Group, Morgan Stanley and UBS.
Multiasset class investment manager PineBridge Investments received a license from the Central Bank of Bahrain to open its Middle East, North Africa offices in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The offices are led by Talal Al Zain, who joined the firm in March. He was CEO of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co., the sovereign wealth fund and investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Al Zain is on the executive committee and is co-head of alternative investments alongside Hans Danielsson, PineBridge's head of investments.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP added Yushan Ng to the firm's financial restructuring department as a partner. Ng will practice from London and arrives from Linklaters LLP, where he was one of the partners who led the distressed investment practice.
Michael Keats joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a litigation partner in the New York office. Keats hails from Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a managing director and associate general counsel in the litigation and regulatory proceedings group. Keats has litigated disputes related to public and private equity and debt offerings, leveraged finance and commercial loan transactions, mergers and acquisitions and securities trading.
Goodwin Procter LLP announced that appellate litigator William Jay joined the firm's Washington office as a partner. Jay joins Goodwin from the U.S. Department of Justice , where he was assistant to the Solicitor General.
Separately, the firm hired Laura Rupenian for its business law department in San Francisco as a member of the leveraged finance and private equity practices. She will advise private equity groups as well as public and private companies on domestic and cross-border debt financing transactions. Rupenian joins Goodwin from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she spent 11 years, including five as a partner in the debt finance group.
Dawn Lurie joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's labor and employment practice group and leader of its business immigration and compliance practice, based in Washington. Lurie previously practiced at Greenberg Traurig LLP =.
Also, special counsel Mahsa Aliaskari practiced with Lurie at Greenberg Traurig and joins Sheppard Mullin's labor and employment practice group in Century City, Calif.
Hunton & Williams LLP said Ronald Rubin, an enforcement attorney at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, joined the firm as a partner in Washington. He will be part of the firm's 30-member bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights team.
Clippings from the next column:
-- JPMorgan Chase & Co. names Carlos Hernandez as head of investor services.
-- Actis adds directors Danny Koh and Max Lin in Singapore and Beijing, respectively.
-- Eastspring Investments taps Piers Wheeler as a director, institutional business and Mark Yuen as a director and head of sales, Southeast Asia.
-- Todd Mackay. former head of corporate development and treasurer at E*Trade Financial Corp., joins Alphabird.
PineBridge Investments will open its Middle East, North Africa offices in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The offices are led by Talal Al Zain.