Bankruptcy Expert Silver Joins Kelley Kronenberg as Partner

James D. Silver joined law firm Kelley Kronenberg as a partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Lavigne Joins Morrison & Foerster in London Office

Benoit Lavigne joined law firm Morrison & Foerster as a Finance practice partner in the London office.

Restructuring Lawyer DeArman Joins Dorsey in Dallas

Matthew DeArman joined international law firm Dorsey & Whitney as a partner in the firm’s Finance and Restructuring Group in Dallas.

Katten Promotes Nine to Partner

Katten Muchin Rosenman’s executive committee elected to promote nine to partner in key practice areas, such as Commercial Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring and Corporate.

Baum, Howard Join Perkins Coie New York Office

Edwin M. Baum and Alan B. Howard joined Perkins Coie as partners in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in New York. They will join the Securities Litigation and Business Litigation subgroups, respectively.

SEC Charges Repeat Offender in Stock Manipulation Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Howard M. Appel with manipulating the stocks of three microcap companies while on supervised release following his criminal conviction for a prior securities fraud.

Blake Joins Perella Weinberg as Partner

Chris Blake joined Perella Weinberg as a partner in its Advisory business. He will be based in Chicago and cover industrials with a focus on the automotive sector.

Ramirez Joins Katten Commercial Finance Practice

Katten Muchin Rosenman expanded its Commercial Finance practice with the addition of Shana E. Ramirez as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles – Century City office.

Fischer Joins Jones Day in Germany

Jones Day expanded its European Banking, Finance & Securities Practice with the addition of Dr. Michael Fischer in the Frankfurt, Germany office.

Fiorentino Joins AmeriFactors as SVP

Angela Fiorentino joined AmeriFactors Financial Group as senior vice president/general counsel.