Gates Joins Vorys as Partner in Cleveland Office

Thirty-year industry vet Marty Gates joined Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease as a partner in the firm’s Cleveland office.

Liekefett Joins Sidley Austin M&A Group

Kai Haakon Liekefett joined Sidley Austin as a partner in the M&A group. He will lead Sidley’s shareholder activism practice out of New York.

Dykema Names Schehr Director of Financial Industry Group

Law firm Dykema named Thomas M. Schehr director of its Financial Industry Group, a multi-disciplinary group bringing together Dykema lawyers from all regions of the country.

Archer & Greiner Acquires DiConza Traurig Kadish

Archer & Greiner added the boutique law firm of DiConza Traurig Kadish to its bench, enhancing its Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Litigation Group.

JPMorgan Chase Vet Cutler to Join Simpson Thacher as Partner

Former general counsel and current vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase Stephen M. Cutler will join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in April as a litigation partner.

McDonald Hopkins Hires Wojnarwsky, Cornell as Associates

McDonald Hopkins hired two new associates: Amy Wojnarwsky in the Cleveland office and Shara C. Cornell in the Chicago office.

Palmer Joins Sidley Austin in Houston

Heather Palmer joined Sidley Austin as a partner in its Environmental practice in Houston.

Encina Hires Hilco Vet Linstrom as General Counsel

Jeffrey Linstrom joined Encina Business Credit as general counsel based out of the company’s Chicago headquarters.

Blank Rome Adds Marion as Partner/Commercial Litigation

Charles S. Marion joined Blank Rome as a partner in the Commercial Litigation group in Philadelphia.

Six CPAs Charged With Scheme to Improve KMPG Inspection Results

The SEC charged six CPAs with using leaked confidential Public Company Accounting Oversight Board data in a scheme to improve inspection results for KPMG.