Reed Smith has hired banking partner Leon Stephenson to join its UK banking and finance practice. He was formerly a senior associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
Proskauer Rose has promoted six lawyers to the partnership. Monica Shilling, Janice Smith and Yuval Tal in the corporate team; Robert Projansky in the labour and employment practice; and Anthony Pacheco and Lionel Pashkoff in litigation and dispute resolution.
McCormicks has appointed Keith Allen to its corporate crime and risk practice. He joins from North West firm KJ Commons & Co.
Weil Gotshal & Manges has promoted 12 new partners: Beatriz Azcuy-Diaz in Miami; David Fertig, Benjamin Marks, Salvatore Romanello, Soo-Jin Shim and Scott Sontag in New York; Kyle Krpata in Silicon Valley; Joanne Osendarp in Washington DC; Scott Parel and Angela Zambrano in Dallas; Thomas Schmid in Munich; and Artur Zawadowski in Warsaw.
Andrew Waugh has been appointed as group legal director for property developer Urban Splash. Waugh joins from construction and property developer Pochins, where he was group counsel and company secretary.
Bolt Burdon Kemp has expanded its personal department with three specialists. Stephen Hill joins after finishing his MA in public international law, Marilene Antoni joins from Kennedys and Emma Wilson joins from Horsham firm Reeds.