by Sarah Hashim-Waris
International investment banking boutique Livingstone Partners has added two associates, Tom Geen and Colin O'Callaghan, to its Chicago team.
Geen joins from JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he advised middle-market companies and private equity sponsors. O'Callaghan previously worked at Chicago Corp. and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. Adam Lucas and Colin Monasterio are also joining Livingstone's Chicago team as research and financial analysts. The firm, which also has offices in Beijing; Düsseldorf, Germany; London; and Madrid, marks its fifth anniversary.
Julio Herrera has joined Oaktree Capital Group LLC as the manager of a new emerging-markets opportunities investment strategy, aimed at focusing on distressed corporate and sovereign debt. Herrera, who has more than 20 years of experience in investing in undervalued and distressed assets in emerging markets, is the former president of Fintech Advisory Inc. Earlier, Herrera headed up emerging-markets corporate fixed-income research for Lehman Brothers Inc., was a proprietary trading analyst at ING Capital Holdings Inc. and was a credit analyst and portfolio manager at RRH Capital Management Inc.
Dallas- and Nashville-based private equity firm Pharos Capital Group LLC has named Tina Hahn as senior vice president of investor relations. She is based in Los Angeles. Hahn is a former vice president of investor services at CityView. She earlier co-founded KeyStrat Capital Advisors LLC, where she advised private equity general partnerships on capital formation strategies. Hahn began her career in marketing.
Bruce Moorhead Jr. has been named a partner in Jones Day's banking and finance practice. Moorhead, previously a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, will be based in Atlanta. He focuses on representing financial institutions in leveraged and asset-based lending transactions and bankruptcies.
Slade Gorton, chairman of Microvision Inc., has joined Clearwire Corp.'s board of directors. Gorton, who has been a director at Microvision since 2003, is its lead independent director. Previously, Gorton was of counsel at K&L Gates LLP, where he is now a consultant. He also is a former U.S. senator from Washington state.
Scott Murphy has joined SecondMarket Holdings Inc.'s board of directors. Murphy founded a number of technology startups in the 1990s, then did venture work at Advantage Capital Partners. He is a former U.S. congressman from New York.
Bruce Zivian and Dennis Peterson have joined the Chicago team at Perkins Coie LLP as partners in the private equity, venture capital and emerging-markets practices. Both hail from K&L Gates LLP. Zivian focuses on commercial and legal issues for emerging-growth business clients, distribution and sales agreement, and equity-based compensation plans. Peterson advises corporate strategic, venture capital and private equity investors in control acquisitions, debt financings and minority investment. Steve Ducommun and Michael Owen, both formerly with K&L Gates, had earlier joined the Chicago office as partners.
Shefsky & Froelich Ltd. added Graham Grady as shareholder in the Chicago firm's real estate and land use division. Grady joins was a partner at K&L Gates LLP. Grady has been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" in the area of land use and zoning law. He has also be listed in "Leading Lawyers" for governmental, municipal, lobbying and administrative, and real estate law.