Niche licensing firm Poppleston Allen has hired Nelsons licensing partner David Lucas and his team. Tim Hastings, Nelsons chief executive, said: “Licensing accounts for a very small part of our turnover. We feel clients’ interests are best served if we concentrate on other strengths.”
Dechert has hired former senior vice-president and general counsel of the Securities Industry Association to its Washington DC office. Stuart Kaswell (left) will head the firm’s broker-dealer practice, drawing on his experience as a leading advocate for the securities industry. He is set to join the firm in mid-September.