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Hampshire firm Warner Goodman & Streat’s commercial arm, Warnergoodman Commercial, has promoted Steve Grant to associate level.

  • Hampshire firm Warner Goodman & Streat’s commercial arm, Warnergoodman Commercial, has promoted Steve Grant to associate level.
  • US firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has appointed David D’Urso as a partner in its New York private equity team. He joins from O’Melveny & Myers.
  • Texas-based Fulbright & Jaworski has hired Darrell Windham as head of its Austin corporate securities practice. Windham joins from Winstead Sechrest & Minick.
  • Offshore law firm WSmiths has hired business recovery and insolvency practitioner Ben Richards from London’s Moon Beever for its dispute resolution team.
  • Baker & McKenzie has promoted four lawyers to the partnership in London. They are Carter Brod and Tim Sheddick in the corporate group, employee benefits specialist Jeremy Edwards and IT specialist Ross McKean.
  • London property firm Forsters has hired senior property finance lawyer Victoria Holland from Macfarlanes, where she worked in the debt finance team.
  • Manchester firm Chafes has promoted litigation specialist Craig O’Hara to the partnership in its Wilmslow office.
  • US firm Hunton & Williams has rehired Wendell Taylor as a competition partner in Washington DC after a stint at the US Justice Department. Since leaving the firm in 2004, Taylor has worked as counsel to the deputy attorney general and special assistant US attorney.
  • Reading firm Clarkslegal has hired Julie James as a consultant in its Cardiff public sector team. James was previously assistant chief executive and monitoring officer at Swansea City Council.
  • US firm Cooley Godward has appointed Douglas Lobel as a partner in its Reston business litigation group from Arnold & Porter.
  • Ohio law firm Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease has appointed Corinne Marie Pouliquen as a partner in its Washington DC technology and IP group. She joins from Epstein Becker & Green.
  • California’s Perkins Coie has hired IP partner Michael Oblon in its Washington DC office from WilmerHale.
  • Hempsons has recruited Stephanie Klass as a partner in its Manchester commercial property team. Klass joins from Berg Legal.
  • South West firm Foot Anstey has promoted head of property litigation Richard Bagwell and head of charities James Evans to the partnership. Philip Wolfgang, James Heath and Philippa Bruce-Kerr also become associates.