DLA Piper has promoted two associates to its partnership. They are Rocky Lee, a venture capital specialist in Beijing, and Tejinder Singh Mahil, an M&A specialist in Hong Kong.
US firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice has hired Lawrence Norton from the Federal Election Commission (FEC), where he was general counsel. Norton’s deputy general counsel at the FEC James Kahl will also join Womble.
Leeds-based firm Shulmans Solicitors has promoted Victoria Marshall, head of its volume conveyancing and remortgage business, to associate level.
US firm Baker Botts’ London office has hired German-qualified arbitration specialist Johannes Koepp as an associate. Koepp joins from the London office of US rival WilmerHale, where he was also an associate.
York-based Langleys has hired insurance assistant Nick Weston from Beachcroft. Weston joins Langleys’ head office.
Florida-based insurance holding company AmCOMP has appointed George Harris to the newly created position of senior vice-president and general counsel. Harris joins from Florida law firm Harris Kukey & Helgesen.
London firm Pemberton Greenish has hired private client partner Jeremy Curtis from London firm Wedlake Bell, where he was also a partner. Curtis specialises in tax issues.
Southampton-based Paris Smith & Randall has taken on tax planning partner David Bird from South East rival Thomas Eggar.
Newcastle-based Watson Burton has promoted construction solicitors Warren Kemp and Kevin Anderson to associate level.
Berrymans Lace Mawer has appointed Ian Finlayson as director of its newly formed claims management function, which aims to provide clients with a full claims service. Finlayson joins from GAB Robins.
Ross & Co has hired Julian Gray as a partner. Gray, who specialises in shipping, insurance and international trade, joins the firm from Clyde & Co, where he was a partner.
US Concrete has appointed Curt Lindeman as its vice-president and general counsel. Lindeman joined the company as assistant general counsel and has served as its corporate secretary since September 2006. Previously, Lindeman was senior counsel for Coach USA.