by Baz Hiralal
Andrew J. Donohue, senior counsel in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's investment management practice in New York, will join Goldman Sachs Asset Management as deputy general counsel. From May 2006 to November 2010, Donohue was director of the division of investment management at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Before the SEC, Donohue was global general counsel for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and executive vice president, general counsel, director and member of the executive committee for OppenheimerFunds Inc.
AXA Private Equity named managing director Olivier Berment as co-head of private debt, alongside Cécile Mayer-Lévi. They work under Vincent Gombault, executive board member and managing director of funds-of-funds and private debt.
Berment joined the AXA PE in 2001 to manage its turnaround and recovery activity and, in 2005, helped launch the mezzanine business, now known as private debt.
Independent investment and wealth management firm Glenmede hired Michael James as director of family wealth advisory in Philadelphia. He was a wealth strategist for Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s mid-Atlantic region, advising high-net-worth clients on tax, gift tax, estate tax, generation-skipping transfer tax, philanthropy, credit protection and life insurance matters. Previously, he was a director in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's private company services group.
Jones Day enlisted Locke McMurray for the firm's New York office as a partner in the financial institutions litigation and regulation practice. Locke was head of derivatives at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., where he managed teams in New York and London. He was also head of Lehman's capital markets contracts and managed teams of about 70 professionals who were responsible for negotiating documentation for financial derivative, physical commodity, liquidity/financing and similar master agreements. Earlier, he worked at BNP Paribas SA as director of New York capital markets and was first vice president at Merrill Lynch & Co., where he oversaw the firm's activities relating to debt and equity financing backed by commercial and residential real property and mortgages and consumer receivables.
Separately, Jones Day said partner Alban Caillemer du Ferrage, of counsel Qian Hu, counsel Karole-Anne Sauvet and associates Clément Saudo and Mathilde Nicand joined its banking and finance practice in Paris. They arrive from Gide Loyrette Nouel.
Caillemer du Ferrage, known for work in structured and derivative products and market infrastructures, is the International Swaps and Derivatives Association counsel for France. He also acts as French counsel for several market makers associations that publish standard documentation for financial transactions, including The British Bankers' Association, the Zentraler Kreditausschuss, the Treuhand Kammer of Switzerland, and associations sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Federation of Bankers' Association in Japan.
Mudrick Capital Management LP, an investment adviser focused on distressed debt investing, tapped Jae Hong as chief operating officer. Hong was a managing director at Columbus Hill Capital Management, in charge of business development, investor relations and other operational functions. Before that, he was vice president at Permal Asset Management, a senior vice president at Citigroup Inc. and a senior manager at Deloitte.
In Hong Kong, Morrison & Foerster LLP brought in Jeremy Hunt as a partner in the corporate practice. Hunt represents private equity firms and other investors and advisers in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and related matters. He spent 24 years at Allen & Overy LLP.
Loeb & Loeb LLP launched of an office in Hong Kong and is associated with solicitors firm Pang & Co. Its managing partner Benny Pang will join Loeb & Loeb's capital markets department as a partner. He focuses on equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Also, Loeb & Loeb partner Lawrence Venick will relocate from the Beijing office.
Increasing its focus on corporate acquirers, Alvarez & Marsal hired David Mulder as a managing director and Michael Mulder as a senior director. They are co-founders of Mulder Associates Inc. Established in 2006, A&M's transaction advisory group has primarily served private equity firms.
Bradley Graveline and Daniel Rosenberg joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as partners in the firm's Chicago office. Graveline joined the intellectual property practice group from Winston & Strawn LLP, and Rosenberg joined the business trial practice from K&L Gates LLP.
K&L Gates LLP added Donald Bingham as a partner in the firm's finance practice in Chicago. Bingham joins K&L Gates from Sidley Austin LLP and focuses on commercial lending, intellectual property finance, capital markets and structured finance transactions.
Joseph Bachelder III and Jerome Cohen, formerly of Bachelder Law Firm, joined McCarter & English LLP's New York office as special counsel in the executive compensation practice.
Clippings from the next column:
-- Jefferies & Co. hires Michael Eastwood as head of Americas equity research.
-- New Silk Route recruits William Campbell , former chair of the card services unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co., as senior operating adviser.
-- MetLife Inc. to launch a third-party asset management business, led by global head of real estate investments, Robert Merck.
-- Financo adds three managing directors for its retail and consumer mergers and acquisitions practice.
-- Norbert Schmitz and Johannes Schmittat joined Altium Capital's debt advisory and financial restructuring practice in Europe; further hires are planned.
-- London's United First Partners opens a New York office.
-- Hermes Fund Managers appoints Rhodri Mason as head of investment solutions and product strategy.
-- CIFC Corp. taps Stan Sokolowski as a senior portfolio manager and head of corporate credit funds management.
AXA Private Equity named managing director Olivier Berment as co-head of private debt, alongside Cécile Mayer-Lévi.